KOTA KINABALU: Perusahaaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) has expanded its parts distribution operations centre to a larger facility here to better serve its customers in Sabah and Sarawak via faster delivery time for parts as well as a larger inventory.
The new centre will allow Perodua to increase the number of line items by 300% to 6,600 units from 2,200 units to effectively increase the total stock value by 329% to RM1.2mil from RM280,000 previously.
The centre will also be almost 2.5 times larger than the previous centre with a total land size of 20,000 square feet from about 8,200 square feet.
“With this centre fully operational we are targeting an annual growth of 26% (for Sabah),” managing director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said at the soft launch of the new parts distribution centre here yesterday.
“In terms of parts sales in Sabah, I am very pleased to say that it has been growing very strongly – ranging from 20% to 34% between 2009 and 2012,” he added.
Aminar said the centre would improve Perodua’s delivery to its parts outlets in Kota Kinabalu which will receive their stock on the same day, while delivery to other outlets will take between one and three days.
“This centre is all about keeping our customers happy as we cut down delivery time of much needed parts to our customers.“This will help us in both retaining our customers and at the same time ensuring their safety by providing them high quality genuine parts as imitation parts may affect a vehicle’s performance or worse compromise their safety,” he said.
On Perodua’s sales performance in Sabah and Sarawak, Aminar said Perodua sold some 26,500 units last year, which was a 4% increase if compared with 23,400 units sold in 2011.”
On after sales, Perodua recorded some 238,700 intakes in 2012 and posted RM20.8mil in parts sale last year, an increase of 1% and 8% respectively from 2011.
In Sabah, Perodua sold 11,300 vehicles in 2012, while after sales recorded 101,100 intakes with nearly RM12mil in parts sales.