Over the weekend, we headed over to Bandar Sunway to check out the launching of Optimal Premium Motors’ (OPM) latest facility as part of a joint-venture between OPM, PrimeX Signature Sdn. Bhd. and. TOC Automotive College (TOC). The collaboration, valued at RM10,000,000, came to light to announce ‘Malaysia’s Largest Industrial-Integrated Sports Car Facility & Automotive Academy For Youths’.
The collaboration is aimed at constructing a 43,000 sq ft. single-roof super facility in Malaysia by 2025, equipped with showrooms, automobile restorations, car detailing, accessories, car trades, and many more; which makes for a monumental landmark in Malaysia. In addition to this, an automotive academy – Auto Detailing Academy (ADA) will also be developed to drive individuals to pursue their passions and ultimately convert them into a career by providing the youth with a variety of automotive educational courses such as automotive technology, engineering, automobile restorations, detailing and others; to enter and flourish in the automotive industry.
YB Senator Dato’ Sri Ti Lian Ker, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Youth & Sports (KBS), expressed his excitement about the venture, Malaysia has been an attractive base for local and global automotive manufacturers for years, placing us as the third highest-demand country for the automotive industry in Southeast Asia. What OPM, PrimeX, and TOC are doing by launching this integrated sports car facility will not only showcase Malaysia’s blooming automotive industry but at the same time provide our youth with more employment opportunities and upskill them with valuable knowledge that can be brought forward to great heights.”
Mr. Simpson Tan, Founder of Optimal Premium Motors stated, “OPM, PrimeX, and TOC will be collectively investing a total of RM 10 Million for this new facility to provide a platform for the youth to obtain automotive education as well as to generate more than six hundred jobs that include technical training and in-depth insights into the industry as a contribution to building a large population of skilled workers in our country.”
“We believe that this is a mere stepping stone of what can be achieved when leaders of the automotive industry combine together their experience and strengths. This collaboration will most definitely create a great demand for integrated sports car facilities throughout the region and take Malaysia’s automotive industry to the next level,” added Mr. Chris Lee Sheng Hong, Director of PrimeX Signature Sdn. Bhd.
With a passion to encourage the youth in striving for excellence, Mr. Alfred Foo, Chief Operating Officer of TOC Automotive College (TOC) also expressed that the joint venture will allow the collaborators to further their goals of delivering the best automotive learning experience in the market and most importantly provide the utmost support along the way.
On top of that, OPM and PrimeX have contributed a donation of RM10,000 to a non-governmental organization – Kelab Harmoni Malaysia, in an effort to promote unity through education and nurture youths in Malaysia. OPM, PrimeX and TOC are ecstatic to share their new venture with the public and will continue to show the world what Malaysia’s automotive industry has to offer.
That being said, us being us, we were more intrigued by the fantastic selection of cars on display. From the best of what the modern lineup of Mercedes-AMG GTs and Lamborghinis to classics such as the Ferrari 328GTS and TVR Chimera. However, what we were really surprised by is a Porsche 911R, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and even a BMW M3 CSL.