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Friday, September 14, 2007

13-09-2007: Proton’s unit wants to be major parts supplier to Toyota

SHAH ALAM: Miyazu (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a unit of Proton Holdings Bhd, wants to be a key stamping dies and parts supplier for Toyota Auto Body Malaysia (TABM) and Toyota Group globally from its newly-set up plant in Shah Alam, Selangor.

The company has secured a RM4 million contract from TABM to supply car chassis for the next three years. The contract is expected to account for 80% of its production capacity.

Miyazu said its 35,700-square metre complex is one of the largest and most modern stamping facility in the country.

At the handing over of the first blanking sheet to TABM yesterday, Proton’s manufacturing director Datuk Kamarulzaman Darus said the contract would see the company supplying 29 auto parts to TABM, which would be delivered four times daily on the basis of pull system in compliance with TABM’s production cycle.

The system is expected to increase Miyazu’s overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) by 15%.

“This is a manifestation of capabilities of local engineers and workers in adopting to a vast degree of client requirements, in this case our ability to meet with Toyota standards, known for having one of the highest standards globally,” said Kamarulzaman.

“This new relationship will also see Miyazu and TABM’s engineers collaborating to implement quality and process control improvement, adopting the Toyota Production System, pull system, total productive maintenance, of which are key pillars to an efficient delivery and cost control system,” he said.

Kamarulzaman added that the cooperation with TABM would benefit Proton, as it would contribute towards the group’s overall revenue as well as providing Proton and Miyazu’s employees an opportunity to enhance and upgrade their capabilities.

To meet TABM’s “zero scratch” and “zero dust” requirements, Miyazu had to tweak its existing system to achieve consistent standards in their blanking sheets process and delivery.

Miyazu chief operating officer Amrizal Abdul Majid said the company planned to implement the stamping production line in its Tanjung Malim plant in the next fiscal year after monitoring the performance of its Shah Alam facility.

Miyazu is also in talks with Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd, distributor of Nissan vehicles in Malaysia, to supply stamping parts to its franchise holder and Nissan vehicles assembler in the country.

Miyazu, established in 2003, has a paid-up capital of RM17.5 million. It is 51%-owned by Proton, 34% by Miyazu Seisakusho (Japan) and 15% by Sojitz Corporation.

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