Perodua, its suppliers and dealers had been on overdrive in the first 2 months of the year as the carmaker’s year-to-date production grew by 32.95% to 51,134 vehicles (from 38,460 units), while its sales increased 33% to 46,385 vehicles (from 34,865 vehicles in the same period last year).
Perodua attributes these increases mainly to improved efficiency in production, better financing facilities available to Perodua dealers, and greater communication within its ecosystem as well as with Perodua customers.
“While there are still ongoing challenges with the supply of semiconductor chips, cost increases – among others but despite these challenges, we managed to see double-digit growth in our production and sales, for this we thank our partners for their dedication,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Sri Zainal Abidin Ahmad commented.
He further shared that demand for Perodua vehicles has remained healthy so far and that the company will continue to improve its production rate to meet with that demand. “That being said, we apologise to our customers and thank them for their patience. We will try to further improve our production and registrations in the months to come,” he said. On average, the waiting period for a Perodua buyer as of 28 February 2023 is between 2.5 months and 8 months. This waiting time would of course be dependent on the model, variant, and colour chosen.
Dato’ Sri Zainal also added that Perodua will continue to improve its operations and within the ecosystem as well as delivery timing of its customers. Moving forward, Dato’ Sri Zainal said the outlook for the automotive industry and Perodua are positive given that the current economic situation remains stable.
“The current focus now is labour stability, especially for the automotive suppliers to ensure that production can be improved. We also hope that the policy makers continue to engage with the ecosystem on future changes in policies that may impact the industry” he stated.