If your Volvo looks like it’s been through a crash test after an accident and you would like to continue using it, you can get it restored to a condition safe to be driven, certified by Volvo. Two authorized Volvo dealerships in Malaysia now have Volvo Certified Damage Repair Centres (VCDR) which can provide end-to-end high quality body repair and paint services that meet the Swedish carmaker’s standards.
The two dealerships are Federal Auto Cars (located in Glenmarie, Selangor) and Sime Darby Swedish Auto (Ara Damansara, Selangor). Malaysia is the second country in the region to have such facilities. Each facility measures 11,133 square feet and can handle up to 1,260 vehicles a year.
“We are very happy to be able to witness the milestones that Volvo Car Malaysia has achieved thus far,” said Nick Connor, Head of Volvo Cars APEC. “From the implementation of a global electrification strategy to selling the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, here we are today, launching Volvo Car’s VCDR to further realize our vision in offering the highest standards of aftersales care to our customers. We are very happy that through the investment made by our partners, Malaysia is now the second country in the region to introduce VCDR.”
VCDR provides Volvo owners with quick and efficient body repair and paint services. High overall repair quality is ensured using advanced tools and equipment combined with strict adherence to the standard Volvo processes for such work.
The VCDR standard integrates the use of sustainable technology for their body and paint repair services. For example, a low-pressure ventilation system with automatic controls reduces the emission of carbon dioxide and emission of microscopic particles, thereby minimizing air pollution. The system also has lower energy consumption while the machinery utilizes batteries when heating the electric system. More than 80% of the air will be sucked in through a filtration system that reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The use of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in paint is now replaced with a water-based paint, reducing the Volvo employee’s exposure to hazardous chemicals.
“We aim to continue delivering the best quality service and offerings to our customers. This includes ramping up the sustainability of our operations to minimize environmental impact, while maintaining service excellence. As such, we are pleased to adopt the VCDR standard for Volvo vehicles at our Sime Darby Motors Centralized Body and Paint facility, in line with our Environment, Social & Governance’s initiative to lower carbon transition, continuously invest in solutions and inspire meaningful change,” said Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director of Retail and Distribution of Sime Darby Motors Malaysia.