KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's largest industrial-integrated sports car facility and automotive academy, costing RM10mil, will be constructed by the collective effort of Optimal Premium Motors (OPM), automotive detailer PrimeX Signature and TOC Automotive College (TOC) by the year 2025, Bernama reports.
The 0.399ha single-roof super facility, will be constructed in collaboration among the three companies.
It will be equipped with showrooms and automobile restoration, detailing, accessory and car trade facilities, among others.
In addition, an auto detailing academy will also be developed to drive individuals to pursue their passion and start a career through educational courses in automotive technology, engineering, restoration and detailing to enter and flourish in the automotive industry.
Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker (pic) said Malaysia has been an attractive base for local and global automotive manufacturers for years, being the third highest-demand country for the automotive industry in Southeast Asia.
"What OPM, PrimeX and TOC are doing will not only showcase Malaysia's blooming automotive industry, but at the same time provide our youth with more employment opportunities and upskilling with valuable knowledge to take them to great heights," he said in a statement on Monday (Sept 26).
Meanwhile, OPM founder Simpson Tan said the new facility would generate over 600 jobs as well as provide technical training and in-depth insights into the industry as a contribution to building a large number of skilled workers in the country.
OPM and PrimeX also donated RM10,000 to Kelab Harmoni Malaysia in an effort to promote unity through education and nurturing youths in Malaysia. – Bernama