On 1st October 2013, the royal couple of Kedah, Yang Teramat Mulia Dato’ Seri Utama Tan Sri Tunku Annuar AlHaj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, Pemangku Jemaah Sultan Kedah and Yang Amat Berbahagia Toh Puan Bendahara Kedah toured the Inokom assembly plant in Kulim to watch the assembly operation of BMW cars. The royal couple is accompanied by several honorary guests from Pejabat Menteri Besar Kedah, Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Kedah, Unit Perancang Ekonomi (UPEN), District Officers and other Local Government Agencies.
Upon the royal delegations arrival at 11:00am, they were greeted by the Top Management of Sime Darby Motors, BMW Group Malaysia and Inokom Corporation: Mr. Dennis Ho, Managing Director-Sime Darby Motors, Dr. Gerhard Pils, Managing Director/ CEO-BMW Group Malaysia, Datuk Aishah Ahmad, Director of Corporate Affairs-Sime Darby Motors and En. Mohd Rizal Jailan, Managing Director-Inokom Corporation Sdn. Bhd and all Inokom Heads of Division.
The monarch was welcomed by Mr. Dennis Ho and later briefed on Inokom Company Profile by En. Mohd Rizal Jailan.
During the plant visit, being the loyal enthusiast to BMW car since 1964, the royal couple was impressed with the BMW Assembly operation which assembled 3 series, 5 series, X1, X3 and MINI Countryman and soon to come 1 series. The royal couple added a royal touch to BMW cars with the test drive session along Inokom test track.
The royal couple left after the royal luncheon served at Santa Fe room. Before the royal couple’s departure, Yang Teramat Mulia Tunku Bendahara Kedah was presented with mementos to mark this historical moment for Inokom to cherish forever.