BMW Group Malaysia recently donated five engines to 5 Malaysian engineering universities and colleges for the purpose of research and development and to enhance engineering expertise. Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) being the premier university in the field of engineering is one of the beneficiary institutions.
The automotive engineering academic institutions that benefited from the engine donations – which are all BMW TwinPower Turbo 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engines – were University Malaysia Pahang, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur, Taylor’s University, International College of Automotive, and The Otomotif College.
“Working with engineering universities and colleges here provides us with the opportunity to share and grow expertise, skills and indirectly helps drive innovation for the automotive industry in the country. It is our way of creating value for the industry which is a core principle of the BMW Group,” said Alan Harris, Managing Director & CEO of BMW Group Malaysia.
Mr. Harris added that BMW Group Malaysia have also been collaborating with Malaysian academic institutions to help generate skilled workforce and to bring new perspectives into its business horizon.
“Early last year, we established a joint working partnership with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Johor in the field of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. We were able to undertake this initiative as our Group Regional Distribution Centre is located at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas in Johor and serves the region. With this project, we are able to share our knowledge and expertise as well as build compentencies in the areas of Supply Chain and Logistics Management,” he said.