Published on October 28th, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Perodua contributes RM500,000 to Perdana Leadership Foundation
Perodua is contributing a total sum of RM500,000 to the Perdana Leadership Foundation as a token of appreciation to Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s role in the second national car company’s founding. Perodua Chairman, Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin said the RM500,000 contribution was derived from a pledge made by Perodua to contribute RM1,000 of every limited edition ALZA M2 variant it sold last January in commemoration with the former Prime Minister’s long-awaited visit to Perodua. Asmat added that Perodua’s choice of foundation was based on objective in collecting, disseminating and hosting events on understanding the actions of our past leaders for the betterment of all.
“We have chosen the Perdana Leadership Foundation as the recipient of this contribution as it highlights the legacy of our past leaders so that future generations would benefit from their wisdom,” Asmat said in his speech at the handing over ceremony held yesterday. Also present at the event was Yang Amat Berhormat Tun Dr Siti Hasmah, members of Perodua Board, Perodua Managing Director, Yang Berbahagia Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh and buyers of the ALZA M2. He also said that Perodua has held steadfast to the former premier’s hopes and aspirations of Perodua when it first launch its iconic Kancil in August 1994 to reduce cost, increase local content, grow its export markets and make customer satisfaction a main priority.
Asmat said, in terms of export, Perodua was looking to double its export capacity by 100% this year to 8,000 and plans on growing its exports to 20,000 units by 2015.
“I am also very happy to note that local contents for our products have shown vast improvements. Since we first started local content was at about 45% but now, our ALZA has 90% local content!”
“But we did not stop there, we now export our engine components to international car makers totalling RM45 million last year and we are set to grow that number even further this year,” he added.