Thursday, December 07, 2017

Aiman Motor Performance Opens its First 4S Centre in Malaysia - Unveils the Recently Launched Subaru XV At The New Centre

Aiman Motor, a long time player in the automotive distribution scene here in Malaysia, under its company, Aiman Motor Performance Sdn Bhd (AMP) earlier today unveiled its first 4S Centre which also houses their Subaru dealership. Located in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, this one-stop automotive sales and aftersales solution unifies Sales, Services, Spare parts as well as Shop for body and paint services under one roof for all car brands including super and premium cars.

The RM4.5million centre is fully equipped to handle all sorts of cars as well as the brands that AMP deals with. This includes Subaru, Chevrolet and Proton. AMP will also handle other brands too, like servicing Suzuki, which they were once dealers of.

In addition to the launch of AMP’s 4S Centre, AMP also unveiled the all new Subaru XV at the centre. The newly launched in Malaysia, compact SUV features Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and is an all new XV underneath even though the looks are quite similar to the previous one.

Both AMP and Motor Image, the authorised distributors of Subaru in Malaysia as well as nine other countries in the region have high hopes that this new model will push sales of the brand to higher levels. Aiman Motor also operates the Subaru dealership located along Jalan Maarof in Bangsar.











PRESS RELEASE

Aiman Motor Performance SdnBhd (AMP) Opens its First 4S Centre in Malaysia
The company invested RM 4.5 million for the development of AMP’s 4S Centre, facilitating a proper setup of essential tools, equipment and machineries in the Centre
 YBhg Datuk Che Azizuddin Bin Che Ismail (far left),Puan Amirah Che Azizuddin(far right) and Mr Reza Mutalib (mid right) with Prof Dato’ Ir Haji Mohamad bin Dalib - Director of Automotive Engineering Division and Road Transport Department in the Malaysian Ministry of Transport (mid left) 

SHAH ALAM, 7th DECEMBER 2017 - Aiman Motor Performance Sdn Bhd (AMP), the authorised dealer for Subaru today unveiled its first 4S Centre – one-stop automotive aftersales solution which unifies Sales, Services, Spare parts as well as Shop for body and paint services under one roof for all car brands including super and premium cars.

Amirah Che Azizuddin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ARCA Corporation Sdn. Bhd. said “Malaysia is gearing towards Industry 4.0 and our automotive sector is growing from strength to strength every year. According to a recent study from PWC[1], 82% of Malaysians own a car, making us one of the nations with the highest car ownership rate. On the other hand, the increased complexity of vehicles has heightened the difficulties in performing do-it-yourself (DIY) repairs. All these factors reinforce the necessity of a 4S Centre to become the go-to channel for all cars’ quality maintenance and care.”

“The AMP 4S Centre is designed to serve the needs of its customers and meet their aspirations. With 12 years of experience in the automotive industry, we are committed to providing a premium, convenient, fast and top-notch sales and after-sales services at an affordable price to the growing number of customers in Malaysia. Our customers are our priority and we continuously invest in infrastructure to enhance the current offerings and the overall ownership experience,” added Amirah.

Boasting over 43,560 sq. ft.,AMP 4S Centre offersits customers premium service with the use of quality-assured products and detailed services while prioritising customers’ comfort. Serviced by a team of trained technicians for uncompromised quality, customers can receive their vehicle within 40 minutes for normal service including engine oil, oil filter and basic car check for tyre, brake pad and under carriage. Customers will receive a free service if the car service cannot be delivered within 40 minutes.


The AMP 4S Centre has four pit stops including the Service Reception, Dialogue Bay, Customer Lounge and Receiving Bay. The Centre is open daily from 8am to 11pm with robust security where customers can enjoya complete customer experience including lounges, free wireless Internet access, reading materials and complimentary beverages. The lounges also offer a well-equipped playground that turns the waiting time into playtime.Currently, AMP’s 4S Centre offers premium services via:

·         Complete top set facilities & services available (service, tyre, spare parts, spray paint and body work, carwash)
·         Ample showroom space for car display
·         24 units of service bay – capable to deliver more service at one time
·         Wheel alignment & diagnostic machine
·         Body works repairing machine
·         Top quality spray paint equipment
·         Paint booth and oven
·         Detailing for maintenance and cleaning of vehicle interior & exterior finishing
·         Carwash area
·         Customers’ lounge (waiting area)
·         Kids’ playground (sponsored by Kool Kidz)

As the authorized dealer of Subaru, AMP looks at expanding the car brand’s market share in Malaysia through the launch of the new Subaru XV.  Till October 2017, Subaru has sold 3,867 vehicles in Malaysia, setting the brand on 14th position after Volkswagen, Ford and Hino[2]. In addition, Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)’s demand in the ASEAN-India region has rose 2.5-fold to 1.3 million units in the decade to 2015 which could escalate to 2.1 million in 2020[3]. The movement to have the revamped version of Subaru XV marks another new chapter in the brand’s aspiration, as it continues to enjoy strong demand in the category of all-wheel drive vehicles throughout the region.

In addition to the launch of AMP’s 4S Centre, AMP also unveiled the all new Subaru XV, a compact SUV with blockbuster entertainment and show-stopping value. Subaru XV’s distinct features range from its signature Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system to the inclusion of electronic parking brake and the clever mix of bright orange and shades of grey that bring out your active character.

Besides being an authorized dealer for Subaru, AMP is also recognised for its involvement in Proton, Suzuki and Chevrolet.  AMP is more than an independent service centre. In 2013, AMP signed its strategic partnership with Motor Image, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles across nine Asian countries, including Malaysia. Since then, AMP also offers pertinent car sales and aftersales service for Subaru, a car brand with rising popularity in the country.  This times with current consumers’ behaviour that skew towards the practicality of owning a car[4], in which most of them value aftersales services and car functionality over the design of the car.

Present at the launch, Mr Reza Mutalib, Executive Director of Motor Image, Subaru (above) shared that, “We are committed to working with brands that are best in their fields. It has been a great experience working with Aiman Motor Performance who shares the same vision with us which is to provide excellent level of quality in terms of product and service delivery to the customers. We believe that the introduction of AMP 4s Centre with dedicated service bays can greatly benefit our customers.”

To make an appointment or to find out more about AMP 4S centre’s services, please visit: aimanmotor.com.my.

Aiman Motor Performance SdnBhd is a subsidiary under ARCA Corporation SdnBhd with a diversified portfolio of services in Logistics, Security Services, Education, Manufacturing, Automotive, Creative Arts and Trading.


About ARCA Corporation SdnBhd
The company is a fully-owned Bumiputera company with extensive experience and expertise in Logistics, Security Services, Education, Manufacturing, Automotive, Creative Arts and Trading. The company aims to be a leading Bumiputera company with credible and sustainable operations locally and regionally.

ARCA Corporation SdnBhd  became the major shareholder of GETS Global Berhad with the acquisition of the Company shares from non-Bumiputera parties. GETS Global is involved in investment, express bus services and vehicle assembly. ARCA Corporation presently holds 24% of GETS shares.

About Aiman Motor Performance (AMP)
AMP is part of ARCA Group of companies led by YBhg Datuk Che Azizuddin bin Che Ismail (above). With 12 years of experience, AMP currently plays a major role in supporting the group’s automotive division which was established in 2005. Since then, Aiman Motor Performance Sdn Bhd not only became the authorized dealer for Proton, Suzuki and Chevrolet. In 2013, the company also signed its strategic partnership with Motor Image, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles across nine Asian countries, including Malaysia. Since then, AMP offers car sales and after-sales services for Subaru, a car brand with rising popularity in the country. With the launch of their first 4S Center, Aiman Motor Performance SdnBhd also begins tapping into the growing aftersales market. In the future, the company plans to expand this business into other parts of Malaysia.




[1] https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/automotive/autofacts/pdf/riding-southeast-asia-automotive-highway.pdf
[2] https://paultan.org/2017/11/22/malaysia-vehicle-sales-data-for-october-2107-by-brand/malaysia-car-sales-data-october-2017/
[3] https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Subaru-maker-to-quintuple-SUV-output-in-Malaysia
[4] https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/13/fewer-showroom-visits-more-online-research-for-malaysian-car-buyers/

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