Naza moves yet another step forward with the realization of Naza Automotive Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (NAM) located in Gurun, Kedah. The plant is developed in area the size of 140 acre which houses an assembly plant, a 2-storey office, a track for testing, lots for vendors and suppliers, accommodation for staff as well as recreation facilities. For the 1 st year, the plant looks forward to generate thirty thousand units of car, followed by fifty thousand units the subsequent years.
NAM is the result of the fruit of labor sowed twenty years ago, when Malaysia took on a book east’ (referring to Japan & Korea ) policy, which was created by the previous Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In line with the policy, Malaysia decided to dispatch their students and engineers to Japan and Korea , to study not only academics and technical know-how, but also to learn labor ethics and discipline of the Japanese and Korean people.
Part of the team sent there, were the engineers who today became the backbone of NAM . Realising that, Malaysia too can succeed in the automotive world, the dream of NAM became a reality. The plant, from its management to labor workforce is made up of locals, who the management believes are able to rival the production capabilities of the foreign market.
The assembly facility incorporates areas designated for body welding, painting (fully automated), assembly and pre-delivery inspection of the units and accessories. There is also a test and simulation track which includes equipment used to assess the performance, endurance and quality of each of unit rolled out.
Apart from that, the needs of the staff are well taken care of. The plant expects to houses a total of 500 employees for the first year and 500 more the following year. To ensure their every need is met, in terms of comfort and personal development, NAM is currently developing housing and other infrastructural and recreational facilities like mosque, school and soccer fields. NAM is a vision of success for Naza. The realization of the project elevates the group to the new heights of achievements.
The idea on establishing our own assembly plant was mooted by YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri SM Nasimuddin SM Amin.
29 August 2002
NAZA Automotive Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. (NAM) was established.
3 September 2002
Ground Breaking Ceremony by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad took place at Gurun site.
1 April 2003
Plant construction began.
1 August 2003
NAZA Ria production commenced at AMM, Pekan.
27 August 2003
NAZA Ria was launched by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.
The construction of the Gurun plant completed.
15 July 2004
NAZA Ria production operations was transferred to Gurun plant
2 August 2004
Ria production began at Gurun.
27 December 2004
Citra production began at Gurun.
11 May 2005
ISO9001:2000 certification by VCA , UK was obtained.
1 September 2005
NAZA Sorento production began at Gurun.
Spectra production was transferred from Pekan to Gurun.