Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Local-based used car trading platform myTukar is preparing to open more physical inspection centers in Malaysia by the fourth quarter this year in the cities of Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Batu Pahat, and Seremban.
The endeavor, supported by automotive marketplace CARRO, will follow the three recently opened branches in Malacca, Penang, and Ipoh last September, adding the 2,000 dealerships network in the country, which has seen 23,000 car transactions since the company’s establishment.
In addition, the targeted Johor Bahru opening would be myTukar’s second branch in the said city, and will serve as the company’s Southern Logistics hub.
Each myTukar branch will have the capacity to accommodate three cars at any given time, with a total of up to 300 cars per day that can be served. As cars are given inspection and evaluation within 30 minutes, customers can enjoy free WiFi, refreshments and a comfortable waiting lounge with each branch they visit.
Fong Hon Sum, CEO of myTukar stated the the company’s move towards opening more branches is a significant move since its establishment in 2018, and adds that with their ongoing mission to digitize trading of used cars, it aims to help car dealerships also move towards digitizing their services.
“With the opening of new branches in 2020, we are committed to expand our customer touchpoints for an unrivalled car selling experience. More branches are already on the horizon to cover more cities in Malaysia by 2021. This nationwide expansion strategy is aligned to and complements CARRO Group’s strategy to continuously expand and digitalise car trading for the South East Asia Region,” Fong stated.
This new strategy for the company is an addition to the company’s latest partnerships and collaborations this year. Partnerships include financial scheme with financial institution CapBay, digital platform SISMA Auto Glenmarie SELEKT Center, and Sime Darby Auto Selection for inventory management.
“These few key initiatives launched during the COVID-19 pandemic were key to drive business recovery and to fuel growth for the automotive industry in Malaysia. As the fastest growing online used car trading platform in Malaysia, myTukar remains committed to providing the best online experience, driving digital innovation and offering unwavering support to the used car ecosystem,” added Fong.