TANJUNG MALIM: With the launch of a new press stamping machine at its supplier IQM Sdn Bhd’s (IQM) facility in Tanjung Malim, Perodua, recently, is centralizing parts production for its past models as one of Perodua’s many initiatives to help expand their business and capabilities.
A RM7 million investment on the machine, including its transportation and installation, was made by Perodua entirely whereby the 1,600-metric tonne hydraulic press stamping machine will produce body parts such as bonnets, side outer panels, rear quarter panels, fenders, doors and roofs for past Perodua models like the first-generation Myvi, Viva, Kelisa and even the Kancil.
The dyes required to make the past model parts which have been moved to IQM has freed up much-needed space in Perodua’s plants, simplified the entire operation, reduced lead time and cost, and made it easier to monitor under one roof.
Perodua also assists IQM in terms of skill transfer and training where past model parts production is concerned.
With all its current models having over 90 per cent local parts content, Perodua is naturally the biggest buyer of automotive components in the country, having spent RM4.5 billion on parts so far this year out of an earmarked RM5.4 billion for the whole of 2019.
Source: Borneo Post