Supply issue disrupts Perodua Myvi production

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on August 21, 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The production of the new Myvi has been temporarily halted due to a supply disruption at one of its vendors.

The disruption has resulted in about 3,000 customers not being able to register their new Myvi before the end of August.

Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Dr Zahari Husin said in a statement that the current priority for Perodua is to deliver the new Myvi to some 3,000 customers who were originally scheduled to receive their car before Sept 1, adding that allocation for all Myvi orders before June 1 has just been completed.

“We are working as hard as we can to remedy this supply disruption and resume Myvi production as soon as possible. That said, production of our other models is running normally and deliveries of our Axia, Bezza and Alza continue to be on track,” Zahari said.

Zahari said Perodua is deeply concerned about the frustration of affected customers and the company is working on suitable compensation plans for them and will contact them very soon via their outlets. “We wish to apologise most sincerely to our customers who have been waiting patiently for their new Myvi.”

Perodua said there has been a surge in demand for vehicles since the goods and services tax rate was reduced from 6% to 0% effective June 1, 2018. To date, over 68,000 Myvis have been sold.