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Published on January 12th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Perodua Opens The Country’s 1st EEV Manufacturing Plant

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Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (PGMSB), the country’s first EEV certified automotive manufacturing plant, was officially opened today as the national car company takes a step closer to becoming a global player.

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PGMSB, which began construction in March 2013 and spanning 64,000 square metres, include an investment of RM1.3 billion to build and equip.

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“PGMSB is one of Perodua’s main transformation initiatives to become a globally competitive brand in terms of quality, cost management and delivery,” Perodua Chairman YBhg Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin said.

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Perodua’s latest and most advanced manufacturing plant was officiated today by the Minister of Domestic Trade Co-operatives and Consumerism, YB Dato’ Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, representing Deputy Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

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Also present was the Japanese Ambassador to Malaysia, His Excellency Dr Makio Miyagawa; Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd., Chairman Mr Koichi Ina; Perodua President & CEO, YBhg Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh and PGMSB Managing Director, YBhg Datuk Ahmad Suhaimi Hashim.

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The plant, which was constructed in 2013 began production in August 2014 has already delivered 138,000 Perodua Axia to respective customers nationwide as of December 2015.

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“The design, technology and concept of this facility are based on the “Simple, Slim and Compact” philosophy,” Asmat said.

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“Simple” here refers to the work process which is easy to understand and implement; while “Slim” refers to efficiency and dedication towards the elimination of wastages – in all forms – and “Compact” refers to the maximisation of space for optimum production,” he explained.

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Asmat said that the plant and its people would serve as a role model to the rest of Perodua as it attempt to further improve its operations on a global level.

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