Published on April 29th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Perodua Opens New Sales Showroom in Kota Samarahan
Perodua through its newly appointed dealer, MD Worlds Sdn Bhd, opens its 199th sales outlet (including sales sub outlets) here today to further expand the national compact carmaker’s presence in East Malaysia.
“East Malaysia is an important market for us as there is a lot of untapped potential here particularly with all the development projects planned by the federal and state government,” Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Dato’ Dr. Zahari Husin said.
The outlet was officially opened by the Sarawak Chief Minister YAB Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg and was attended by MD Motors Managing Director and owner Freddy Numan Lawan.
Dato’ Dr. Zahari said that the opening of MD Worlds was based on its experience in the automotive industry and its knowledge of the market in the state.
For the first quarter of 2017, Perodua sold a total of 50,300 vehicles, of which only 5% comes from East Malaysia.
“We are looking to further increase that number by improving our currently sales operations as well as expanding our operations with partners such as MD Worlds,” Dato’ Dr Zahari said.
“We are pleased to be a part of the Perodua family and expect to further expand this sales showroom to a full fledge 3S (sales, service and spare parts) centre by the end of next year,” Freddy said.
He said that Perodua, which is the number one automotive company for 11 years running, set a high standard for players to be granted a dealership.
“The road was challenging but we have met Perodua’s requirement and committed to grow this company.”
“I also wish to thank the Sarawak Chief Minister for officiating our showroom and we look forward to further working with the state government to further grow entrepreneurship in the state,” Freddy said.