Published on March 2nd, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Unveils New HQ and Training Academy
Leading premium marque, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MBM), today launched its new headquarters; Wisma Mercedes-Benz, and the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) Training Academy in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, Selangor. The new purpose-built facility adds to MBM’s longstanding investments in support of the nation’s EEV hub aspirations, and brand promise of delivering ‘The Best Vehicles’ and ‘The Best Customer Experience’ to customers.
Wisma Mercedes-Benz is the first of its kind in Malaysia. The six-storey industrial facility has been accredited as the first green industrial building in Subang Jaya and was awarded the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification.
An investment of RM 74 million, the facility houses Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia, Daimler TSS GmbH and the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Training Academy. Operations offices utilise 53,000 sq ft of the 118,000 sq ft facility, while the Training Academy occupies 65,000 sq ft.
Following overwhelming response for its training programmes, the MBM Training Academy has expanded its capacity to accommodate over 2,000 training days per year. The MBM Training Academy features a fully operational workshop for real world workplace simulation and state-of-the-art training rooms purposefully built and equipped according to the latest Daimler AG Global Training standard.
From the Academy, delivery of a host of certified and qualified international standard Mercedes-Benz Training Programmes will be delivered regularly to all retail staff.
This training vehicle will be put to use for participants to fully experience all repair and diagnosis routines on all systems currently available in series production. This further creates an opportunity to develop participants with the highest level of diagnosis and fault-finding skills on the latest and greatest Mercedes-Benz technology.
Complementing the state-of-the-art equipment are the Daimler Certified Trainers who adhere to strict international standards. As part of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s regional role, regular Train the Trainer events are arranged and conducted within the facility by Global Training, Stuttgart topic expert Trainers. Trainers from Malaysia and all countries around the Asia Pacific region travel to upgrade their skills and knowledge, staying on the cutting edge of the automotive industry. With this, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Training Academy strives toward its maxim “Developing The Best Automotive Talent”.
Following a rigorous recruitment process, apprentices under the MBM vocational training programme (Advance Modern Apprenticeship), aside from attending international standard qualifications and first hand experience, have greatly benefitted from its full scholarships which include an allowance as well as a secured career path in Mercedes-Benz authorised dealerships nationwide.
This further reaffirms MBM’s commitment to develop the skills of Malaysia’s youth and create more job opportunities for them.