Volkswagen Group, one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers based in Wolfsburg, Germany, has set up its new regional Parts Distribution Centre in Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia.
The strategically located facility aims to provide a robust genuine parts supply chain to 21 markets in the Asia Pacific region.
Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the Volkswagen Group follows the increasing trend of the establishment of Global and Regional Distribution Hubs in Malaysia by companies in industries such as automotive, life sciences and medical devices, electrical and electronics, and machinery and equipment.
“These companies seek to tap on Malaysia’s strategic location as well as our efficient and reliable infrastructure such as ports, airports and financial institutions, allowing them to improve operational efficiency and optimise product and service quality and speed for their customers.
“Robust connectivity is paramount in enabling their investment and human capital to flow more freely across borders,” he said.
With this larger facility of 50,000 square metres, the new regional Parts Distribution Centre can now store more parts than its predecessor and thus extend the range and depth for better parts availability.
There are approximately 65,000 genuine parts of the Group’s brands of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.