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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd. rolled out its 1 Millionth Toyota vehicles!!!

On 25th of April 2011, Assembly Services Sdn . Bhd. (ASSB) has reached its milestone of producing one millionth Malaysian assembled Toyota in its plant in Shah Alam and the milestone vehicle was a Toyota Vios TRD Sportivo. Such amazing feat started off from a humble beginning way back 43 years ago and it took more than 30 years to achieved it first 500,000 vehicle and achieving its next 500,000 in a much quicker pace. So far UMW Toyota, the official distributor of Toyota vehicles here in Malaysia has invested more than RM 900 million with RM 460 million has been invested in terms of improving the quality of cars and also its efficiency of the plant.

In the next three years, UMW Toyota has allocated another RM 1 billion of investment with RM 350 million is specially allocated for ASSB. This huge sum of money is one of the investments being made out to get the plant ready to roll out the next generation of Toyota Camry that was expected to be launched in the second quarter of 2012. This new Toyota Camry will not only be for the Malaysian market but it will also be exported to other Asean countries including its current generation Camry manufacturer Thailand. The other chuck of investment will be poured into a new centralized stockyard facility in Bukit Raja, Klang which is due to begin its operation at the end of the year and this facilities is much better than the current facilities in Shah Alam where this new facility will includes a test track, accessory center, body and paint center.

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