A total of five BMW TwinPower Turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines have been donated to five Malaysian engineering universities and colleges by BMW Malaysia. In their hands, they will be used for research and development purposes as well as to raise internal combustion engineering expertise locally.
These automotive engineering institutes include University Malaysia Pahang, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur, Taylor’s University, International College of Automotive and The Otomotif College.
Mr. Alan Harris, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia said, “Working with engineering universities and colleges here provides us with the opportunity to share and grow expertise, skills and indirectly helps drive innovation for the automotive industry in the country. It is our way of creating value for the industry which is a core principle of the BMW Group.”
During the handing over ceremony with the representatives from each automotive engineering institute, Harris added that in order generate a skilled local workforce and to bring new prospects into their business purview, BMW Group Malaysia has been collaborating with various academic institutions here in Malaysia to foster burgeoning talent.
He added: “Early last year, we established a joint working partnership with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Johor in the field of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. We were able to undertake this initiative as our Group Regional Distribution Centre is located at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas in Johor and serves over 22 years in the region. With this project, we are able to share our knowledge and expertise as well as build compentencies in the areas of Supply Chain and Logistics Management.”