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Today’s groundbreaking signals the start of construction of the Ban Hoe Seng Auto’s new showroom and service centre in Bandar Baru Sri Klebang, Ipoh.
Even the rain could not dampen the spirit and the support of the guests. Dato Lim Si Boon led the traditional ceremony with a speech and then shovels were dug deep as the team sported construction hats and the guests cheered as they huddled under umbrellas.
Mother Nature provided a challenging yet hopeful backdrop to the ceremony as rain fell and skies were grey. Guests were in great spirits and some implied that rain is a good sign of fortune for the construction. Around 80 guests attended, including: Lim Pui San, Dato’ Syed Mokhtar Bin Syed Iddris, Ignatius Chew, Chong Wai Lin, Kym Looe, Sunita Prabhakaran and Mazlina bte Mohamad.
Doors will open in June 2019 and the 41,000 square foot dealership will be a magnificent showcase of green building architecture and the latest in customer service design. It is targeting the highest-level sustainability certificate, platinum for Green Building Index, to become one of the greenest buildings in Malaysia.
Top-level environmentally friendly features maximise resource efficiency and minimise waste, energy and water usage. Large glass panels and skylights optimise natural daylight; combined with energy efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and motion sensors to automatically switch on and off when a person walks under it.
It will feature an air conditioning capture and rainwater collection system to self-irrigate the surrounding landscape, flush toilets and wash cars. 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.
Director Ban Hoe Seng Auto Dato’ Lim Si Boon said: “Our aim is to pursue growth through the pursuit of quality. We hold the accolade of being one of the oldest Honda car dealerships in Malaysia and will soon have the newest Honda showroom in Ipoh but what really matters is how we achieve that through our lasting footprint on the environment and how we please our customers.
“This year the car dealership marked its fiftieth year and we continue to transform and evolve our efforts through strong customer values. Inside our showroom and care centre is a passionate team of dependable people working together, who genuinely care for every Honda, and every owner.
“We have a responsibility to make things better for others and we serve people with the joy of creating value in their everyday lives. Honda has been wonderful to work with. The team are extremely supportive of our efforts of continuous improvement and our investment in Ipoh.
“On behalf of the team, I express our heartfelt thanks to all our customers and those that live in the local communities we serve. Your tremendous support has been vital to our growth and development.
“We look forward to making further strides to continue to bring joy to Honda drivers all over Perak.”
Business is open as usual. The showroom on Jalan Kampar (now known as Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun) is open Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 6.00pm and Sunday 10.30am – 2.00pm. Find us here.
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