Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) recently hosted a half-day tour of Tan Chong Motor Assemblies’ (TCMA) plant in Serendah, Selangor exclusively for Nissan Grand Livina Club members and gave them a rare opportunity to observe the assembly processes at the plant.
“We are glad to be able to offer this plant tour for our valued Nissan Grand Livina Club members as this is a good opportunity for them to witness for themselves “the making” of their Nissan vehicles, the process and stringent quality control tests applied to each and every vehicle,” said Mr. Tan Keng Meng, Director of Marketing and Product Planning in regards to the plant tour.
Established in 2007, TCMA’s second plant based in Serendah, which includes a test-track, has continued to grow from strength to strength, adhering to the strict guidelines of the Nissan Production Way in its production. The plant was awarded the ISO 9001:2000 for Quality Management Systems (QMS) and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System (EMS) in 2009.
Currently, the plant has the capability to produce over 25,000 vehicles per year on a single shift and its capacity can be raised to 54,400 vehicles per year if the need arises. The vehicles currently assembled in this plant are the Latio, Latio Sports, Grand Livina, X-Gear, Sylphy, Teana, NV200 and Almera.
In addition to the plant tour, the club members were also taken through a briefing about the New Nissan Grand Livina that was launched in September 2013 (see separate story). The members were briefed on the core concept of the new Grand Livina, which is ‘Drives like a sedan, fits like an MPV’, which sports a refreshed exterior and interior styling, along with more than 50 new enhancements.
The New Nissan Grand Livina has undergone a total makeover from the front to back, with new bumpers, grille, headlamps, tail-lamps, side mirrors and alloys. The all-new design exudes dynamism, elegance, with accentuation of aesthetics and fine details that are pleasing to the eye. A total of 40 club members visited the TCMA Serendah plant. ETCM will further host another group of 40 Nissan Grand Livina club members for this plant visit on the 9th November 2013. For more information on all Nissan models in Malaysia, please visit www.nissan.com.my.
Text & images courtesy of ETCM