Published on November 2nd, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Perodua Smashes Sales And Production Records Again
Safe to say Perodua is back to its best after a difficult period
Perodua has announced that for the month of October 2021, it managed to deliver a total of 27,858 vehicles, breaking the previous record of 26,848 vehicles set exactly 12 months earlier.
This new record, which is listed in the Malaysia Book of Records, is attributed to the improved production and swift deliveries of vehicles to customers. The compact car manufacturer says it aims to deliver as many vehicles as possible in the fourth quarter of 2021.
“This achievement is our commitment towards our customers and represents a 90.67% increase from 14,160 units sold in September 2021. We are now working to further improve production especially for the rest of the year,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.
Of the 27,858 Perodua vehicles registered, 8,761 were Myvis, 5,973 were Axias, 5,257 Bezzas, 3,973 Ativas, 2,553 Alzas and 1,341 Aruz units.
In terms of production, he said that October 2021 also saw the highest ever number of vehicles made with 29,803 units produced within a month.
“I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Perodua staff who have gone beyond their best to ensure that our customers receive their Perodua vehicle as quickly as possible,” Dato’ Zainal said.
He said that the 29,803-unit achievement was beyond Perodua’s current production capacity, yet the staff was able to boost their productivity with the same level of quality without new people, equipment or machinery.
“We also are always mindful of both the safety and health aspect of our entire operations by ensuring that all our employees follow the COVID-19 prevention guidelines while at the same time ensuring that we go beyond all quality requirements,” Dato’ Zainal said.
Dato’ Zainal said the recently announced extension of the Tax Sales Exemption is most welcomed as it will allow the automotive ecosystem more room to recover from the recent lockdown as well as catch up with demand.
“The extension of the Tax Sales Exemption will also benefit everyone, from consumers to original equipment manufacturers to suppliers who is also affected by the global semiconductor supply shortage,” he added.
On a year-to-date basis, Perodua registered 146,951 units from January to October this year, which is 14.5% below 171,861 registered in the same period of 2020.
“We thank the Malaysian Book of Records for recognising our achievement last year and we will continue to build on that recognition by producing and registering as many vehicles as we can moving forward and by doing so, show our commitment to our customers,” Dato’ Zainal said.
“The remaining two months will be a challenge as both Perodua and its ecosystem are still facing supply challenges due to the ongoing pandemic and we sincerely thank our customers for their patience and understanding in terms of vehicle delivery,” he added.