Ford established its presence in then Malaya, in 1926 and in four years began assembly operations in Singapore. In 1972 the Ford Motor Company of Malaya was incorporated.In 1981, in response to Malaysia's New Economic Policy a 49% stake was sold to Pernas Sime Darby. With a required reduction in equity to 30% in 1984, Ford withdrew operational involvement. Direct participation recommenced in 1996, and in 2000 Ford became a 49% shareholder in Ford Malaysia.

About Company

The Ford name has always been held in high regard by Malaysians. Whether the passenger cars of the 70’s, and 80’s or the more current Ranger pickups, and Escape and Everest SUVs, Ford has retained a reputation for building high quality, safe and good performing vehicles.

Ford dealerships and outlets are located at strategic locations throughout the country, including its flagship facility located at Ara Damansara in Selangor. All dealerships are being upgraded to this corporate Brand at Retail standard and include service facilities and processes to meet future technology needs.

To meet production demands, over 600 staff work in the Ford Malaysia plant at Shah Alam. Ford quality manufacturing standards and operating processes are being applied to drive improvement and deliver global vehicle quality.

The Ford Malaysia team is focused on reducing cost, and driving change through shop-floor empowerment and process stability. At the same time Ford Malaysia is a manufacturer that improves the quality of life in multi-ethnic and progressive Malaysia through work-force and community-based programs.

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