Aprilla commences first CRD operation outside Italy

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA16 December 2014 – Naza Premira Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor for Aprilla in Malaysia, launched today the CKD (completely knocked down) version of the Aprilla Shiver 750. The assembly will begin in 2015 at the Naza manufacturing plant in Shah Alam.

We are proud and greatly honoured to be the first and only company chosen to begin CKD assembly for Aprilia outside Italy and hope to become the centrum for export around the ASEAN region in the coming months,” said Datuk Wira Haji SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Group Executive Chairman & Group CEO, Naza World Group of Companies.

“The size of the ASEAN market is 640 million and the middle class make-up 100 million which is an attractive proportion of any international brand,” said Dato’ Sri Mustapha Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry.

“The initiative announced today is an important new step in the Piaggio Group strategy to continue expanding its operations in Asia and in the ASEAN area in particular, where we are already successful players with the Vespa and Piaggio scooters, Simone Niccolai, Managing Director of Piaggio Asia Pacific Ltd.

The target sales in 600 units in 2015 but plant has the capability of producing 5,000 units per year. The initial investment is RM6 million involving the CKD operation and inventory. There are currently two 3S centres and this will be expanded to nine in 2015.