KUALA LUMPUR: Volkswagen Group has set up its new regional parts distribution centre in Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor.
In a joint statement by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Volkswagen, it said the strategically located facility aimed to provide a robust genuine parts supply chain to 21 markets in the Asia Pacific region.
“With this larger facility of 50,000 square metres, the new regional parts distribution centre can now store more parts than its predecessor and thus extend the range and depth for better parts availability.
“There are approximately 65,000 genuine parts of the group’s brands of Volkswagen passenger cars, Audi, ŠKODA, and Volkswagen commercial vehicles,” it said.
International Trade and Industry Minister (Miti) Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said Volkswagen Group followed the increasing trend of the establishment of global and regional distribution hubs in Malaysia by companies in industries such as automotive, life sciences and medical devices, electrical and electronics, and machinery and equipment.
He added that these companies seek to tap on Malaysia’s strategic location as well as efficient and reliable infrastructure such as ports, airports and financial institutions, allowing them to improve operational efficiency and optimise product and service quality and speed for their customers.
Meanwhile, head of Volkswagen Group sales Dr. Christian Dahlheim said Asia Pacific region offers a lot of growth potential for the Volkswagen Group, especially when it comes to e-mobility.
“Our electric product range already consists of very attractive models like the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 as well as the Audi e-tron that is fast growing. Apart from the vehicles, a strong after sales performance is key for customer satisfaction.
“Malaysia offers a central and well-connected location which perfectly suits our plans to expand our foothold in the region.”
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