GO AUTO SEALS A TECHNICAL AGREEMENT WITH FUKUTA -
COLLABORATION TO SERVE AS AN ELECTRIC VEHICLES (EV) HUB IN ASIA
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
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
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.