BMW trots out CKD 3 Series models
KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — BMW Group Malaysia has rolled out the first batch of the locally-assembled BMW 320d and BMW 328i from its assembly plant in Kulim, Kedah.
In a statement today, the company said in March this year, the premium sports sedan has rapidly grown to become the number one bestseller and key contributor towards making it Malaysia’s number one best-selling premium carmaker.
The new locally-assembled units of the BMW 3 Series were identical in all respects to their imported counterparts. This allowed the company to optimise its supply to customers nationwide as well as maximising the total cost of ownership value, waiting time for complete units and spare parts for BMW customers in the country.
It said the BMW 3 Series has been and continues to be the best-selling sports sedan anywhere in the world with well over 12 million units delivered since 1975.
“With local assembly operations now fully underway, we are confident that the sixth generation BMW 3 Series will continue to be a core contributor to our business success for years to come,” it said.
Operational since 2008, the BMW assembly plant in Kulim has been an integral part of the group’s success in Malaysia with a production run of more than 12,000 units to date.
With a workforce of over 250 employees and equipped with the latest in manufacturing technologies, the plant assembles variants of the BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series and BMW X1 in Malaysia.
The BMW Assembly Plant is operated in partnership with Inokom Corporation, a subsidiary of Sime Darby Bhd, at the Inokom factory in Kulim, Kedah. — Bernama