Expanding our network ensures that we are always within reach of our customers. In the first half of 2018, we launched two facilities in the region. Cycle & Carriage Bintang opened its 13th outlet in Malaysia in March 2018. The Commercial Vehicle Centre located in Gopeng, Perak, will serve a fleet of FUSO and Mercedes-Benz trucks. We also unveiled a multi-brand service centre at Sin Ming Avenue, Singapore. This is our sixth service centre in Singapore, and will attend to vehicles from Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi.
Our expansion plans continued with the Mercedes-Benz Center Expansion Ground-breaking Ceremony in October 2018. When it opened in 2006, the Mercedes-Benz Center – Singapore was the first dealer-built brand centre and the first Mercedes-Benz Center outside Europe. The $12 million expansion underway at 301 Alexandra Road will jumpstart the next phase of the Centre’s life cycle. To cater for the rapidly growing Mercedes-Benz car population, the upgraded facility will include two additional floors, more car park lots and workshop bays and, in 12 months’ time, better and faster service.