Inokom is involved in the assembly and manufacturing of light commercial vehicles as well as contract assembly. Its manufacturing facility is located in Padang Meha, Kulim, occupying 200 acres of freehold land. Production first commenced in August 1997.
The Company is owned by a consortium of corporate shareholders, which constitutes of Sime Darby Motors (51%), Pesumals (M) Sdn Bhd (14%), Sime Darby Hyundai Sdn Bhd (5%), Hyundai Motor Company of South Korea (15%) and Berjaya Group Berhad (15%).
Inokom started with the Malaysian National Commercial Vehicles (“MNCV”) project which produced the Permas and Lorimas models, based on the technology transferred from Renault and Hyundai respectively.
We started manufacturing Hyundai’s micro multi-functional vehicles (MFV) in September 2002. The agreement was finalised upon the signing of the Technical Licence Agreement in March 2002. Since then, Inokom had produced various products in the Kulim assembly plant. The model ranges from passenger to commercial vehicles and the marketing and distribution of Inokom products is handled by Hyundai Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd.
Sime Darby Motors
Sime Darby Motors is the automotive arm of Sime Darby Berhad and is involved in the retail, distribution and assembly businesses. It has a presence in ten countries across the Asia Pacific region.
With over 40 years of experience, Sime Darby Motors is a major industry player in the Asia-Pacific region. Sime Darby Motors currently represents 30 brands, ranging from luxury brands (such as BMW, McLaren and Rolls-Royce) to various mass market brands like Ford, Peugeot and Hyundai, and trucking names like Hino and Mack.