Federal Auto Cars paints itself green
Published on: Saturday, November 19, 2022
By: FMT Business
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Federal Auto Cars will utilise greener technology in its new Volvo car repair centre. (wapcar pic)
PETALING JAYA: The process of repairing damaged cars is not something one would typically associate with climate change and sustainability. However, Volvo distributor Federal Auto Cars Sdn Bhd is over the moon that it can repair cars in a sustainable manner.

It got the green light recently from Volvo Car Malaysia to commence operations as the first Volvo dealer to be certified as a Volvo certified damage repair (VCDR) centre. The new VCDR centre is located near its flagship outlet in Glenmarie, Selangor.

Apart from providing better after sale service, these centres focus on greener technology to ensure sustainability by energy consumption and the reduction in the emission of microscopic particles.

VCDR centres provide higher precision and efficiency as these centres are to invest in modern technology, equipment, processes and training of their staff.

Federal Auto Holdings Bhd chairman Wong Fay Lee said the company is committed to delivering excellent service quality and safe vehicles to Volvo customers through continuous improvement.

“In today’s environment, we place as much if not more emphasis on climate sustainability in our business strategies and decisions. We, therefore, embrace the VCDR concept for its environmentally-friendly equipment, as well as efficient work-flow and processes,” she added.

An example would be VCDR shifting from conventional spray booths that use technology to optimise, control and monitor its workflow. It is designed to automate control of air flow, ventilation and power consumption when a paint job is active.

By adopting Swedish spray booth suppliers PIVAB, the reduction in energy cost, recycling of air during heating, and filtration of fumes – work flow is enhanced. This in turn also increases production.

Federal Auto Cars is one of the older car companies in Malaysia. It was the first distributor of Volvo cars in 1960 and maintained the role until 1999 when Volvo Car Corp established Volvo car Malaysia as its own subsidiary to manage sales and marketing.