UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) today announces that two of its own outlets in Penang and Prai have been transferred to a foreign partner Netz Toyota Tama Co Ltd with effect from November 1, 2018.
Netz Toyota Tama has been associated with the Toyota brand in Japan for almost 60 years. It has 29 outlets throughout Tokyo operating in the Toyota Netz sales channel which focuses on younger buyers. It also has another 33 outlets operating the Corolla sales channel in the western part of Tokyo.
This follows UMW Toyota’s announcement in October last year that it would be transferring the majority of its branch retail operations to its dealers and other relevant parties.
With this partnership, S&D Tama Malaysia, the locally incorporated arm of Netz Toyota Tama Co Ltd will be officially taking over operations of UMWT’s existing branches in Prai and Penang.
The two dealerships account for a sales volume of around 2,000 units and manage an aftersales throughput of up to 50,000 units per year.
Mr. Ravindran K., President of UMW Toyota Motor added, “A year ago, we announced that our retail operations would be transferred to dealers to increase the focus on operations and customer care, while UMW Toyota Motor would concentrate on high value-added activities such as product development, marketing and dealer network support. As of today, the majority of our existing branches have been transferred,”
The two outlets managed by S&D Tama Malaysia are located at Jalan Jelutong on Penang Island and the Prai Industrial Estate on the mainland. Both 3S outlets offer a full range of sales and aftersales services, including Body & Paint facilities.