BMW Group Malaysia has officially opened its regional parts distribution centre in Senai, Johor at the Free Industrial Zone of the Senai International Airport. The regional parts distribution centre is BMW’s largest facility in the Asia Pacific region, situated on 775,000 sq ft of land with an investment of RM130 million to support 23 countries in its reach for BMW, MINI, and BMW Motorrad brands.

BMW Group Malaysia has engaged 55 local service providers with annual contracts valued at over RM25 million, according to Datuk Azman Mahmud, chief executive officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority.

“This new Regional Parts Distribution Centre is very timely in capturing the growing market opportunities in this region, especially with our existing strategic free trade agreements and the upcoming Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), as it will increase market accessibility across its member countries,” he added.

With the setting up of the new regional parts centre, it is expected to create 120 new jobs as it supplies markets in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, New Caledonia, Fiji and Guam.