BAIC and EPMB team up for automotive manufacturing in Malaysia

BAIC and EPMB team up for automotive manufacturing in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR:  EP Manufacturing Berhad has collaborated with BAIC International Development Co. Ltd to accelerate the production of vehicles in Malaysia. EPMB's subsidiary, Peps-JV (Melaka) Sdn Bhd, will manufacture BAIC vehicles, starting with BJ40+ and x55ii. The memorandum of understanding includes plans to come up with electric vehicles in 2025.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why has EP Manufacturing signed a memorandum of understanding with BAIC?

    EP Manufacturing Berhad has collaborated with BAIC International Development Co. Ltd to accelerate the production of vehicles in Malaysia.
  • Where will the production of GWM and BAIC vehicles take place?

    Production for both GWM and BAIC vehicles will be handled at the Melaka plant.
  • EPMB has made an announcement wherein it has stated that it will act as a vehicle assembler. BAIC will offer assistance in overseeing the assembly process, technical aspects, and training. BAIC will also handle marketing and sales of vehicles in the ASEAN region.

    BAIC 55

    In Malaysia, EPMB will manufacture parts for BAIC's X55II, BJ40P, and future EV RHD models to enhance localization gradually. This has been done to utilize the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement for regional coverage and seek policy-related support from the Malaysian government. EPMB anticipates growth and additional revenue through this partnership, aligning with its carbon credit aspirations and electric vehicle venture.

    With this agreement, both entities aim to capitalize on their strengths and use their knowledge in the automotive sector. The main motive behind this collaboration is to leverage the manufacturing capabilities of EP Manufacturing and the automotive expertise of BAIC to enhance the production of vehicles in Malaysia.

    The recent agreement between EPMB and BAIC follows closely after EPMB signed an eight-year contract to manufacture Great Wall Motor vehicles, including the Haval Jolion and Haval H6. Production for both GWM and BAIC vehicles will be handled at the Melaka plant.

    Also read: Chery Malaysia issues statement on viral complaint regarding Omoda 5

    Sippi Vig

    Sippi Vig

    Sippi is a versatile writer and specializes in crafting both blog articles and site content for the automotive industry. Her strong analytical skills help in curating articles backed with stong number analysis for our audience. She enjoys reviewing the latest cars/models and describing new technologies. She holds a master of business administration degree in finance and marketing. When she’s not working, she enjoys travel, adventure, reading, and gardening.

    Read Full Bio

    Sell your car at the best price

    Verified and genuine buyers Verified and genuine buyers
    Free listing Free listing
    List your car

    Malaysia Autoshow

    You might also be interested in

    • Upcoming
    • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2024
      Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2024
      RM 185,000 Expected Price Kuala Lumpur
      Expected Launch Sep, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • Nissan Kicks
      Nissan Kicks
      RM 96,000 Expected Price Kuala Lumpur
      Expected Launch Aug, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • Haval H2 2024
      Haval H2 2024
      RM 92,000 - 96,000 Expected Price Kuala Lumpur
      Expected Launch Jul, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • Peugeot 508 2024
      Peugeot 508 2024
      RM 135,000 Expected Price Kuala Lumpur
      Expected Launch Sep, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • Borgward BX7
      Borgward BX7
      RM 198,000 Expected Price Kuala Lumpur
      Expected Launch Aug, 2024 Alert Me When Launched

    Latest Car Videos on Zigwheels

    Zigwheels
    • #MAS2024 MINI Countryman SE ALL4, MINI JCW Countryman ALL4, & MINI Cooper S introduced
      #MAS2024 MINI Countryman SE ALL4, MINI JCW Countryman ALL4, & MINI Cooper S introduced
      28 May, 2024 .
    • Smart #3 EV now open for booking | Malaysia Autoshow 2024
      Smart #3 EV now open for booking | Malaysia Autoshow 2024
      28 May, 2024 .
    • 2024 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Malaysia Review - We didn't like it at first, but then...
      2024 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Malaysia Review - We didn't like it at first, but then...
      06 May, 2024 .
    • 2024 Toyota Innova Zenix Hybrid | Part 3
      2024 Toyota Innova Zenix Hybrid | Part 3
      06 May, 2024 .
    • 2024 Toyota Innova Zenix Hybrid | Part 2
      2024 Toyota Innova Zenix Hybrid | Part 2
      06 May, 2024 .
    • 2024 Toyota Innova Zenix Hybrid | Part 1
      2024 Toyota Innova Zenix Hybrid | Part 1
      06 May, 2024 .
    • Introducing the 2024 GAC GS3 Emzoom
      Introducing the 2024 GAC GS3 Emzoom
      23 Apr, 2024 .
    • 2024 Proton X90 Premium Part-3
      2024 Proton X90 Premium Part-3
      19 Mar, 2024 .
    • 2024 Proton X90 Premium Part-2
      2024 Proton X90 Premium Part-2
      19 Mar, 2024 .
    • 2024 Proton X90 Premium Part-1
      2024 Proton X90 Premium Part-1
      19 Mar, 2024 .
    Watch Car Videos

    Compare

    You can add 3 variants maximum*