About the Plant

Naza Automotive Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (NAM), the manufacturing arm of the Naza Group was established in Gurun, Kedah in May 2004.

NAM is located on a 140-acre parcel of land and comprises of an assembly plant, two- storey office, a test track, lots for vendors and suppliers, staff accommodation and recreation facilities.

The Naza Group's investment in NAM to-date is RM714 million. NAM currently has a 1,000 strong workforce and has employed over 3,600 personnel since it commenced operations in May 2004.

NAM has an annual capacity of 50,000 units per annum and currently produces Peugeot and Kia vehicles for the Malaysian market as well as for export.

The assembly facility in NAM incorporates areas designated for body welding, painting (fully automated), assembly and pre-delivery inspection of the units and accessories.

NAM is also equipped with a test and simulation track, which includes equipment used to assess the performance, endurance and quality of each unit rolled out.

On Sept 22, 2011, NAM produced its 150,000th model.

Vehicles produced at NAM are currently being exported to Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei and will soon be shipped to Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and right-hand drive markets in Africa.

NAM is targeting to export RM2.5 billion worth of units assembled at the plant over a six- year period ending 2016.

Significant Milestones in NAM's history

The first car produced at NAM was the Naza Ria in August 2004, followed by the Citra in December 2004. Other milestones in NAM's history include:

  • Sept 2002 Ground Breaking Ceremony in Gurun
  • April 2003 Construction in Gurun begins
  • May 2004 NAM commences operations in Gurun
  • Aug 2004 Start of production for the Ria
  • Dec 2004 Start of production for the Citra
  • May 2005 NAM is certified ISO 9001:200
  • Nov 2005 Start of production for the Spectra
  • May 2006 Launch of the 206 Bestari
  • July 2008 Launch of the Peugeot 407
  • Sept 2008 Start of production for the Pregio
  • Jan 2009 Launch of the Peugeot 308
  • Oct 2009 Launch of the Picanto
  • Nov 2009 Launch of the Forte
  • Nov 2009 NAM is certified ISO 14001
  • Nov 2010 Launch of the Peugeot 207
  • March 2011 Launch of the Forte 6-Speed
  • Sept 2011 Production of 150,000th vehicle