DRB-Hicom has signed an MOU with Potenza Sports Car Ltd which is a UK car manufacturer. It is told that DRB-Hicom will plan to bring the sports car in Asia and probably in Malaysia market. Below are some details about Potenza and further news from thestar.
Potenza are continuing the investment and development with the expansion of the business and products into new markets. In 2007 Potenza continued their product development strategy and purchased GTM Cars, integrating the GTM into the Westfield production system in almost two months. Then, six months later acquiring a controlling stake in Roadster Bil AB (A Swedish car manufacturer).
Westfield has sold over 10 000 cars world wide since 1983 and currently produce over 400 cars a year for driving enthusiasts the world over. In an age of manufacturing imports Westfield are proud to boast high quality British craftsmanship in every aspect of production, and they build them right here in the heart of the United Kingdom.
DRB-HICOM TO BRING POTENZA SPORTS CAR IN ASIA
DRB-HICOM partners carmaker Potenza
PETALING JAYA: DRB-HICOM Bhd yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Potenza Sports Car Ltd to manufacture and distribute the latter’s products, including hybrids and electric vehicles, locally.
Potenza is the manufacturer of the Westfield and GTM marques.
DRB-HICOM group managing director Datuk Seri Mohd Kamil Jamil said in a statement that both parties would look into the possibility of manufacturing Potenza sports cars for the Asia-Pacific market.
He added that this collaboration would pave the way for DRB-HICOM to become the exclusive importer, manufacturer and distributor of the sports cars, including the electric and hybrid variants, in the region.
Kamil said the tie-up would include the possibility of the company becoming a development partner on new vehicle projects.
This would include the possibility of sourcing the components locally, taking advantage of the incentives provided by the Government, he added.
Westfield Sports Cars managing director Julian Turner said Potenza’s combined sales would increase five-fold over its current production of 400 cars per annum within the next three years by utilising the manufacturing and distribution infrastructure of DRB-HICOM.
“At this stage, the parties will explore various possibilities in this collaboration and we are positive of the outcome,” Kamil said.