Thursday, December 08, 2016

GO AUTO signs agreement with FUKUTA ELECTRIC to develop Electric Vehicles & its supply chain in Malaysia

The chaps from Go Auto Manufacturing were recently in Taiwan where they signed a technical agreement. with Fukuta Electric & Machinery Company Ltd. Taiwan (Fukuta) recently to develop the ecosystem for electric vehicles (EV). The agreement is in line with the Malaysian Government's initiative to make Malaysia as a hub for manufacturers and EV components in the ASEAN market.

Go Auto's plant in Gurun, Kedah is currently the assembly hub for Haval vehicles as well as a few other China made vehicles. Now, Go Auto will also be playing a part in developing other components such as EV batteries and communication controlling systems (Telematics) with Fukuta. All components will be developed by the Go Auto vendors under the vendor development program (VDP) organized by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). Through the program, Go Auto intends to create many new vendors to manufacture and supply the EV components, and more jobs eventually. This is all part of the big picture. Which seems to be quite a lot of involvement from companies from China. (Note that BAIC is also developing EVs with the help of a Malaysian partner here).

In the same working visit, other than Fukuta, Go Auto has also established a cooperative agreement with Higer, a manufacturer of electric buses that will begin to be marketed in Malaysia by the end of 2017.

Azli also claimed that, both the facility development plan and construction are progressing smoothly. The facilities to be built (for this new EV vehicles) will have a production capacity estimated at the beginning of 10,000 units per year.

PRESS RELEASE
GO AUTO SEALS A TECHNICAL AGREEMENT WITH FUKUTA -

COLLABORATION TO SERVE AS AN ELECTRIC VEHICLES (EV) HUB IN ASIA
(From Left) Jong Chin Shen - Representative of the Government and the Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan, Gordon Chang - Fukuta Managing Director, Dato' SM Azli Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin Kamil - Executive Director of Go Auto, Dato' Ir. Hj. Mohamad Dalib and Wan Ahmad Wan Omar - Director of Automotive Engineering, Road Transport Department (JPJ) 
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Go Automobile Manufacturing (Go Auto) has signed a technical agreement with Fukuta Electric

& Machinery Company Ltd. Taiwan (Fukuta) recently to develop the ecosystem electric vehicles

(EV). The agreement is to make Malaysia as a hub for manufacturers and EV components in the

ASEAN market.

In line with the National Automotive Policy (NAP), Malaysia has set a target of 1 million sales

for total industry volume (TIV) in 2020, with 10 percent of EV. Go Auto's involvement in the

development of EV and high-tech components is the successful result of the STRIKE Program

organized by the MIGHT Technology Nurturing.

STRIKE is a new integrated program in the implementation of the 11th Malaysia Plan which

seeks to open up opportunities for local companies to develop green technology industry in the

country. STRIKE focuses on four main clusters of Renewable Energy (Solar), Green Mobility,

Bio-Degradation of Materials and Smart City. For the record, Go Auto has lead the Green

Mobility cluster during the STRIKE program, as Go Auto is a leading company that develops

this EV ecosystem program.

Go Auto-Fukuta signing ceremony was officiated by Dato' SM Azli Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin

Kamil, the Executive Director of Go Auto, together with Gordon Chang, the Fukuta Managing

Director, on a working visit which began on 21st to 26th November 2016.

Among those present at the signing ceremony were Datuk Adeline Leong, the President of the

Trade Center and Foreign Affairs of Malaysia-Taiwan, and Nurullydia Ahmad, Director of

MIDA Taiwan, Jong Chin Shen, the representative of the Government and the Deputy Minister

at the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan, and Professor Abu Talib Othman, the Dean of

UNIKL as to lead the "Human Capital Development in Green Technology". Dato' Ir. Hj.

Mohamad Dalib, Director of Automotive Engineering, Road Transport Department (JPJ) was

also present. He serves as the monitor to ensure Go Auto's productions meet the requirements as

set by JPJ.

"Among the objectives of the cooperation between these two parties is to develop the facilities of

Research and Development (R & D) for the EV system components, such as the creation of

"High Efficiency Power Motor" and the transmission system, including production facilities to

meet demands for local and export markets. The partnership also involves the development of

the EV prototypes of bus, taxi and food truck.

"Fukuta has proven to have extensive experience in the EV industry involving the development

of "High Efficiency Power Motor", original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and original

design manufacturing (ODM)." "High Efficiency Power Motor" produced by Fukuta managed to

get a certificate of international recognition through the International Standards Organization

(ISO) and the Certificate of Completion and Compliance China (CCC) and recognized by the

CSA/C/US," he added.

Fukuta began producing electric sports car on a large scale in 2007. Fukuta was also the first

recipient of the national industry in Taiwan. In addition, it is also responsible for developing the

power motors for Tesla Motors' models. Besides Tesla Motors, among its customers are the

Luxgen and Alta Motors.

Since its first year in the industry, Fukuta has received numerous accolades in Taiwan for the

company's commitment to develop and manufacture the transmission system and motor. Among

its biggest success is developing the power motors for the Tesla Motors' EV models. Fukuta

factory covers an area of 5,950 square meters with a sales turnover of USD 40 million (RM179

million).

To further strengthen the ecosystem in Green Technology, in addition to the components of

"High Efficiency Power Motor", Go Auto is also developing other components such as EV

batteries and communication controlling systems (Telematics). All components will be

developed by the Go Auto vendors under the vendor development program (VDP) organized by

the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). Through the program, Go Auto will

create many new vendors to manufacture and supply the EV components, and more jobs in the

Green Mobility as projected in the STRIKE program.

In the same working visit, other than Fukuta, Go Auto has also established a cooperative

agreement with Higer, a manufacturer of electric buses that will begin to be marketed in

Malaysia by the end of 2017.

Azli also claimed that, both the facility development plan and construction are progressing

smoothly. The facilities to be built will have a production capacity estimated at the beginning of

10,000 units per year.

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