One of the oldest Honda dealerships in Malaysia is about to have one of the newest showrooms and service centres, to be the first one with a new corporate design! Ban Hoe Seng Auto held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, January 5 for its Honda Showroom and Care Centre at Bandar Baru Sri Klebang with an intimate crowd.
The 40,000 square feet state-of-the-art dealership is targeting the highest-level sustainability certificate, platinum for Green Building Index, to become the first in Perak and one of the very few in Malaysia.
The Green Building Index rating system is regulated by the GBI Accreditation Panel which is an independent committee consisting of PAM (Malaysian Architect Organisation) and Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysian professionals.
Targeted to open its doors in June 2019, among the top-level environmentally friendly features of the upcoming dealership are large glass panels and skylights to optimise natural daylight; energy efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs) and motion sensors to automatically switch on and off when a person walks under it.
Plus, it will be equipped with an air conditioning capture and rainwater collection system to self-irrigate the surrounding landscape, flush toilets and wash cars. Thus, it maximises resource efficiency, minimising waste, energy and water usage.
On-site composting allows building occupants to be involved and educated in organic waste processing and to contribute to the building’s landscape sustainability. Meanwhile, a green living wall will bring a breath of fresh air to workers throughout the day while smart screens will proudly display the energy and water usage in real time to visitors.
Appointed in 1967, Ban Hoe Seng is Malaysia’s oldest Honda car dealer. This year, with launch of the Civic Type R, Ban Hoe Seng Auto was awarded Sport Dealer status, the only dealership in Perak to gain this accolade.
“In December, we’ve broken our own record in terms of number of cars serviced and sold. With this new building, we hope to set new standards,” Dato’ Lim Si Boon, director of Ban Hoe Seng Auto highlighted. Present was Ignatius Chew, Ban Hoe Seng founder’s grandson.
Its current showroom is located at Jalan Kampar (Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun) and is open on Monday to Saturday from 8.30am till 6pm while Sundays from 10.30am till 2pm. For more information, call 05 241 3433.