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Selangor executive councillor for investment, trade, and mobility Ng Sze Han (in white) poses with Investment, Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (third from left) at the launch of the Chery Corporate Malaysia Factory in Shah Alam on June 18, 2024. — Picture via FACEBOOK/NG SZE HAN

Selangor remains dynamic hub as Chery opens first Asean factory in Shah Alam

By Selangor Journal Team

SHAH ALAM, June 19 — The recent factory launch by Chery Auto Malaysia Sdn Bhd in Shah Alam, first of its kind in Asean, signifies Selangor as a prime destination for trade and investment, said Ng Sze Han.

The state executive councillor for investment, trade, and mobility said the Chery Corporate Malaysia Factory, along with national carmaker Proton’s manufacturing plant in Shah Alam, emphasises Selangor’s pivotal role in the region’s automotive industry.

“Selangor continues to shine as a dynamic hub in Southeast Asia, as demonstrated by the recent launch of Chery Malaysia’s factory in Shah Alam.

“The facility is pioneering smart transportation and intelligent manufacturing. This initiative underscores Selangor’s role in driving a new interconnected lifestyle for global consumers,” said Ng in a Facebook post after the factory launch yesterday.

Also in attendance were Investment, Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz together with China’s Industry and Information Minister Jin Zhuanglong.

The plant is the brand’s first dedicated CKD, or assembly facility, and it is tasked with producing the Jaecoo J7 All-Wheel Drive and Two-Wheel Drive as the inaugural models.

It is reported the factory will create some 500 new jobs, with the potential of growth in line with market demands.

Highlighting the 50th anniversary of Malaysia-China bilateral ties this year, Ng said continued industrial collaboration between the two nations reflects the strong enthusiasm for further business cooperation and exchange.

“The continued synergy between Selangor and China, particularly in emerging industries, highlights the strong enthusiasm for further business cooperation and exchange, reinforcing Selangor’s status as a gateway to Asean,” he added.

Meanwhile, Chery Automobile Co Ltd chairman Yin Tongyue said Malaysia remains an important market for the company’s long-term growth.

“Malaysia is a very important market for Chery. Our vision for the Malaysian market is to grow with our local partners and customers for the long term,” he said, as reported by automotive news portal AutoBuzz.

Strategically located in the Shah Alam industrial zone, the Chery Corporate Malaysia Factory is close to local manufacturers critical to its supply chain.

Its proximity to Port Klang, the country’s busiest port and the second-largest in Southeast Asia, will help the automaker access Asean region exports in the future.

Chery also operates another facility in Kulim, Kedah, where it assembles the Chery Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro SUV models.

To date, Chery has created over 1,000 new jobs nationwide.

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