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 Berhad (51%), Pesumal (M) Sdn Bhd (14%), Hyumal Motor 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
As we progress towards the future, mobility is no longer an option – it is a necessity. At Sime Darby Motors we understand this need and believe in providing better options that suit different lifestyles. Together with some of the world’s best known marques, Sime Darby Motors is committed to offering a range of quality brands with exceptional quality and after sales care.
Alongside our partners, we are combining our efforts to help address current issues and challenges arising from the automotive industry. We aim not only to excel as a leading franchise holder of trusted brands, but also to support and promote sustainability in the industry.
To date, Sime Darby Motors has business interests in Malaysia, Singapore, China including Hong Kong and Macau, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. Some of the passenger car brands represented by Sime Darby Motors include BMW, Rolls-Royce and MINI, Peugeot, Ford, Land Rover, Hyundai and McLaren. In trucks and commercial vehicles, we represent Nissan, Renault, Mack, Hino and Mitsubishi Fuso.