It's now 'Perodua Suppliers Association'

By CARSIFU | 15 April 2019

Dr Mahathir, Musa (bearded man next to Prime Minister), government ministers and association members posing for the camera.

KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s largest automotive component supplier body, Perodua Vendors Club, renamed itself last week as Perodua Suppliers Association.

The group comprises 125 member companies with a manpower strength of just over 100,000 people.

Perodua bought RM5bil worth of parts from local suppliers in 2018 alone. The company has also indicated that it would buy more than RM6bil worth of components by 2020.

Association president Musa Zahidin Tan Sri Ahmad Zaidee said the group would strengthen its equipment and processes management as well as human development to be globally competitive.

“We have organised events such as Karakuri competitions (mechanical-based methods of improving productivity in processes), dojo introduction and other industry-based activities in the interest of levelling up our members’ capabilities for Perodua and for Malaysia in facing global challenges.”

The association's new logo was introduced to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the recently concluded Malaysia Autoshow 2019 in Serdang.