RAWANG: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) expects 2022 to be a bumper 12 months as its sales and amassed bookings acquired within the first half (H1) of 2022 far exceeded its earlier projections.
President and chief government officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad mentioned the corporate bought 127,343 models in H1 2022, a 30 per cent bounce from the identical interval final 12 months.
The automobile maker additionally acquired complete bookings of over 200,000 models through the interval, thanks to the federal government’s sales and repair tax (SST) exemption.
“On the final day of the (SST) initiative, Perodua noticed unprecedented highest single reserving day, with 25,100 automobile orders taken on June 30, 2022,” he advised reporters at Perodua’s mid-year get-together occasion right here at present.
In January this 12 months, Perodua set a target to register a complete of 247,800 automobiles in 2022 in opposition to an estimated complete business quantity of 610,000 models projected by the corporate.
Of the 127,343 models registered in H1 2022, the Perodua Myvi continues to be the most well-liked mannequin with 38,039 models registered, adopted by the Perodua Axia (29,183 models) and the Perodua Bezza (28,719 models).
Apart from the sales tax exemption initiative that ended on June 30, 2022, Zainal mentioned, one other key issue contributing to this efficiency was the low registration of automobiles in June final 12 months due to the second lockdown to cut back COVID-19 an infection circumstances.
He mentioned the rise in registered models final month was additionally due to higher elements provide compared to May.
However, he additionally famous that points corresponding to expert labour and elements shortages persist and requested for understanding from prospects when it comes to supply.
“We sincerely apologise for the lengthy wait and are doing the whole lot in our energy to additional enhance manufacturing for the advantage of our prospects,” he mentioned.
Zainal mentioned steps taken embody working intently with its suppliers and, in some circumstances, offering Perodua employees to work at their premises to be certain that elements provide proceed to circulation.
“That being mentioned, we hope that the manpower difficulty may be resolved rapidly because the impression to the business, and to some extent the nation is critical.
“As for the elements scarcity, steady communication with suppliers and companions are ongoing to discover various parts,” he added. – Bernama