Chery in Malaysia opens local assembly plant in Shah Alam

SHAH ALAM: Chery Automobiles Malaysia (CAM), the authorised distributor of Chery and Jaecoo brands in Malaysia, has officially opened its local assembly plant.

The plant here is operated by Chery Corporate Malaysia and has started local assembly of the Jaecoo J7 sports utility vehicle (SUV) in all-wheel-drive and two-wheel-drive variants.

Zafrul (fourth from right) at the launch of the plant and roll out of the J7. With him are Jin (fourth from left), Sze (third from left) and Yin (second from left).
Tengku Zafrul (fourth from right) at the launch of the plant and roll out of the J7. With him are Jin (fourth from left), Ng (third from right) and Yin (second from right).

The J7 SUV has been earmarked for an official launch on July 19.

Launching the plant and the inaugural rolling-off ceremony of the SUV was Investment, Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz.


In his speech, Tengku Zafrul said the opening of Chery latest plant is a testament to the company's commitment in the country.

Also in attendance was Chery Automobile Co Ltd chairman Yin Tongyue who lauded CAM for being the 11th assembly plant outside of China.

"Chery is here to stay and we look forward to delivering the best and most advance automotive technology to Malaysians," he concluded.


Also present were China's Industry and Information Technology Minister Jin Zhuanglong, Selangor State Government investment, trade and mobility executive committee member Ng Sze Han, InvestKL CEO Datuk Muhammad Azmi Zulkifli, Chery International president Zhang Guibing, Chery Auto Malaysia president Leo Chen and Jaecoo Malaysia vice-president Emily Lek.

Yin said its current commitment with Inokom would continue.

The Inokom plant, while holding the rights to assembling other brands such as BMW and MINI, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda and Porsche, currently assembles the Omoda 5, Tiggo 8 Pro and Tiggo 7 Pro. The all-electric Omoda E5 will enter the CKD line soon.


Plans are also under way to include more Jaecoo models such as plugin hybrids and all-electric vehicles.

The latest plant adds to CAM's current CKD endeavours in Kulim, Kedah which is operated by Inokom Corporation Sdn Bhd - a subsidiary of Sime Darby Motors.
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