Today Honda Malaysia held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for a new Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) Centre and Vehicle Quality Test Course at its plant situated in Alor Gajah, Melaka.
The centre is to be completed in June 2012 and the facilities will cost HM RM40.12 million, including building, acquisition and equipment. The PDI Centre will handle the incoming inspection, accessorisation, warehousing, final inspection, car tracking and washing to ensure vehicles meet Honda’s pre-delivery requirements
“With this new PDI Centre, we will be able to expedite the delivery process of new cars to all our dealers nationwide. The new PDI Centre will be able to process 30% more vehicles. This also means that we will be able to offer more job opportunities for fellow Malaysians,” said Yoichiro Ueno, MD and CEO of HM.
The new facility will be designed without sidewalls to provide good air circulation, will have a roofed loading bay for bad weather, and the total built-up area will be 6,570 square meters and parking capacity of 1,522 vehicles. It will process 410 units in two shifts. The 2.148 km Vehicle Quality Test Course will test cars on different road conditions: slippery, pot-holed, bumpy, hilly and cobbled-stone roads.