By Mei Kuan
The new Honda 3S Centre by Ban Hoe Seng (Auto) in Bandar Baru Sri Klebang is the first gold-rated GBI (Green Building Index) car showroom in Malaysia offering sales, services and spare parts (3S).
(L-R) Kym Looe, Toichi Ishiyama, Dato’ Lim Si Boon, Sarly Adle Sarkum
Ban Hoe Seng (Auto) took the initiative to be the first dealership in Malaysia to extend this green technology undertaking into the showroom and service centre.
Established with an investment of RM15 million, the new Honda 3S Centre was specially designed with environmentally friendly features that make use of natural resources efficiently, which will help in waste minimisation, energy-saving and reduce water usage.
The shining example of sustainability features, among others, 60% natural daylight use through its large glass openings and skylights; zonal energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lighting with motion sensors to enable power savings and usage reduction; natural ventilation through stack and cross ventilation in the workshop area and 100% potable offset for landscape and water closet (WC) flushing. Plus, the expected rainwater harvested annually is equivalent to 49% of total potable water demand of the Honda 3S Centre.
Guests of honour touring the new centre
“Being one of the longest established authorised Honda dealers in Malaysia (more than 62 years), we are proud to still be leading the way with this record-breaking gold-rated building. This is not a one-time investment. This is a centre for the long run, which benefits us all now,” explained Dato’ Lim Si Boon, Chairman of Ban Hoe Seng (Auto).
“As one of the oldest Honda dealerships in Malaysia, Ban Hoe Seng (Auto) continues to impress us with their challenging spirit and successes. In Honda, we are committed to reducing the environmental footprint. We believe this new environmentally friendly 3S Centre will enable customers in Ipoh to experience great services in an even more conducive environment,” enthused Toichi Ishiyama, Managing Director & CEO of Honda Malaysia.
“In terms of sales performance by regional and state, in the period of January to June 2019, Northern region has registered more than 7800 sales units, of which 30% or close to 2400 units were recorded in Perak. The Northern region was the third highest sales contributor and has contributed 18% to Honda Malaysia total sales. In Perak, the City is the most sought-after model with 34%, followed by HR-V at 24% and CR-V at 13%,” the amiable Ishiyama added.
Present were Sarly Adle Sarkum, President & COO of Honda Malaysia and Kym Looe, Director of Ban Hoe Seng (Auto).
Built on a 2-acre land with the latest facilities and amenities, the 41,000 sq ft building has comfortable customer lounges, complimentary Wi-Fi services, safe kid’s corner, free-flow food and beverages, Muslim prayer room, parking for disabled persons and 19 service bays that are able to accommodate up to 60 cars per day.
Equally admirable were the details spotted during the grand opening on Tuesday, July 23, which saw the use of biodegradable balloons, eco-food and drinks utensils as well as natural twine in place of plastic ribbon. To add to the fun, invited guests and team members were aptly dressed up in hints of green and gold.
For more, contact Ban Hoe Seng (Auto) Honda 3S Centre at 05 292 7333 or visit the space at 2 Jalan Sri Klebang A/13, Bandar Baru Sri Klebang, 31200, Chemor.