FOTO: Hamzi Khairiri/MQ
KUALA LUMPUR – Medan Quantum Sdn Bhd (MQCars) through its high-tech engineering-based subsidiary, MQ Finique will venture into the manufacturing of electric buses with an investment of RM20 million.
MQCars Group Managing Director, Hamzi Khairiri said the investment would be used to produce prototyping, purchase of robotic arms, computer, high-tech machines, equipment for research and development and human capital.
“MQ Finique which plan to export the electric buses will be responsible for developing the chassis of the bus, rechargeable batteries, electric motors, and other high-quality support systems,” said Hamzi in a statement.
The electric buses will use 100 percent local content and comply with European standards.
According to Hamzi, initially, the production will be based on foreign technology transfer and complemented with domestic technology before eventually evolving into full-fledged local operations.
Hamzi said MQ Finique will be led by local engineers and technicians in the automotive sector by leveraging on their extensive experiences in Europe and Japan.
Ruslin Tamsir, Managing Director of MQ Finique, will spearhead operations using his vast experience in the automotive industry culled from Continental, Bosch, Harman, BMW, Volvo, and McLaren. Ruslin was also a patent holder for McLaren P15 Senna Speaker Design which he solely developed in 2017.
MQ Finique now operates at [email protected] which houses its workshop, factory, and depot.
Hamzi said the firm has studied all aspects of bus manufacturing since 2016 and has had partnerships with leading companies in Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Poland.
Established in 2006, MQCars is a luxury car importer and distributor with its flagship showroom in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur and three other showrooms each in Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Bharu (Kelantan) and Alor Setar (Kedah).