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Published: Tuesday January 15, 2013 MYT 10:48:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday January 15, 2013 MYT 4:04:28 PM

Perodua records highest ever sales of 189,000 cars in 2012 (Update)

Presentation on Perodua's 2012 performance by managing director, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh. - THE STAR/SAMUEL ONG Presentation on Perodua's 2012 performance by managing director, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh. - THE STAR/SAMUEL ONG

KUALA LUMPUR: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd achieved its highest ever sales of 189,000 units in 2012, or an estimated 30.2% market share, since it started operations in 1994.

Perodua managing director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said on Tuesday the sales achieved were slightly higher than its target of 188,000 units.

He said the record sales were due to aggressive promotional campaign coupled with a healthy demand for vehicles.

Perodua executive director, Zainal Abidin Ahmad, MD, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh and Perodua director, Zahari Husin posing for photographers with their 20-year logo. - THE STAR/SAMUEL PNG Perodua executive director, Zainal Abidin Ahmad, MD, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh and Perodua director, Zahari Husin posing for photographers with their 20-year logo. - THE STAR/SAMUEL PNG

Perodua will commit RM2.32bil to expand its manufacturing and sales business over the next four years.

Bernama reported him saying the record was achieved despite the tight lending guidelines implemented by Bank Negara Malaysia which had a negative impact on the sale of the Viva model in the first quarter of last year.

"However, the sale of our two other models, Myvi and Alza, helped cushion the impact on our business. We sold more than 90,000 Myvi and we're seeing an increased demand for the Alza," he said at a press conference.

Aminar Rashid said the group received 248,500 bookings last year, up 4.2% from 2011, but the shortfall between bookings and actual sales arose because some customers could not raise loans due to stringent lending by banks.

On the RM2.32bil capex, he said it would be used to expand its manufacturing and sales business.

He said the group would spend RM68mil this year to upgrade and modernise its machinery, equipment and facilities at its Serendah plant while another RM54 million would be used to acquire land and for infrastructure development for its sales and after-sales business.

Below is the earlier story

KUALA LUMPUR: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd achieved its highest ever sales of 189,000 units in 2012, or an estimated 30.2% market share, since it started operations in 1994.

Perodua managing director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said on Tuesday the sales achieved were slightly higher than its target of 188,000 units.

He said the record sales were due to aggressive promotional campaign coupled with a healthy demand for vehicles.

Perodua will commit RM2.32bil to expand its manufacturing and sales business over the next four years.

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