AUCNATION SYNERGY PARTNERS MAI TO BOOST MALAYSIA’S USED VEHICLE INDUSTRY AND SUPPORT MALAYSIA’S NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE POLICY
AucNation Synergy launches Vehicle Inspection Management System (VIMS) for enhanced safety and quality assurance of used vehicles
CYBERJAYA, 13 July 2017 – AucNation Synergy Sdn Bhd (AucNation Synergy), a joint venture formed by Aucnet Inc. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and Executive Officer: Kiyotaka Fujisaki; “Aucnet,” hereafter) and its Malaysian partners to provide AIS-based used vehicle inspections and related services in Malaysia, today announced a Strategic Industry Alliance with the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) during the launch of a new service by AucNation Synergy – the Vehicle Inspection Management System (VIMS).
Joining YBhg Dato’ Nik Izani B Nik Ibrahim, Chairman of AucNation Synergy at the event was YBhg Dato’ Mohammad Madani Sahari, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Automotive Institute; as well as Mr Chiaki Fujino, Senior Executive Vice President of Aucnet Inc. Japan; Mr Hirofumi Goto, President of AIS Inc. Japan; and YBhg Dato’ Mohamad Razali Mohamad Rahim, Head Business Development of the Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF), the appointed financial advisor to AucNation Synergy Sdn Bhd.
Aimed at uplifting the used vehicle industry in Malaysia, the Industry Alliance between AucNation Synergy and MAI will facilitate a comprehensive inspection training programme at the MAI training facility in Bukit Beruntung. In addition, the two organisations will be working closely to identify protocols in current and future offerings that will address the specific needs of Malaysia’s used vehicle industry. In essence, this strategic alliance will lead to more streamlined functions, resulting in a more efficient and reliable vehicle inspection and related services in the country.
Powered by Japan’s Automobile Inspection System (AIS) and supported by MAI, VIMS is designed to provide reliable certification on the quality of used and reconditioned cars through comprehensive visual and diagnostic analyses.
“Our partnership with AIS, a top inspection company for Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan & Mazda in Japan, allows us to leverage on technology and Japanese expertise to provide in-depth analyses and accurate scoring of the inspected vehicles. Through VIMS, we are able to contribute to the industry in an effective and practical manner, while promoting a more reliable and secure trading experience for businesses and consumers,” YBhg Dato’ Nik Izani explained.
VIMS is a web-based inspection which comprises two analyses – Visual Analysis (VA) using a Pen Based Computer (PBC) and Diagnostic Analysis (DA) using the On-Board Diagnostic 2 (OBD 2) device. VA covers checks on the vehicle’s main frame, exterior, interior and the basic mechanical components while DA focuses on Health Check on the vehicle’s subsystems including engine and transmissions.
Data from the analyses are then stored on a web server and are easily retrieved when needed. Customers will also receive a VIMS Certificate of Inspection with a 90- day validity within 48 hours to help them make informed decisions in their transactions.
Commenting on MAI’s involvement in this Alliance, YBhg Dato’ Madani Sahari said, “MAI actively identifies strategic partners who can harness technologies and expertise to add value to the used vehicle industry in Malaysia. We are pleased that VIMS’ OBD 2 has been introduced into the Malaysian market as an international car diagnostic system with a capacity to run diagnostics on any car brand system, including our national vehicles, minus the risk of malfunction due to system conflict or virus attack. Together with the dedicated inspection training programme, VIMS has the potential to uplift the used and reconditioned car trade in Malaysia, and we look forward to see the results of our collaboration.”
Specifically designed using official manufacturer codes supported in the English Language, the OBD 2 device is an innovative product resultant from the close collaboration between VIMS and AIS as well as DENSO for technology transfer to be used for the first time in Malaysia.
MAI also explained that the launch of VIMS is in line with the goals of the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) initiative under the National Automotive Policy 2014, where about 300 inspection centres are required around Malaysia and owners are encouraged to send their vehicles for checks to ensure safety.
For more information about VIMS by AucNation Synergy or the training programme with MAI, visit www.aismsia.com.
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