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Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) is a member of the Hong Leong Group, a Malaysian conglomerate with diverse businesses interests in various countries globally. HLYM's humble beginnings started in 1978, when Hong Leong Industries Bhd and Yamaha Motor Co Ltd of Japan (YMC) signed the franchise agreement to venture into manufacturing, assembling and marketing of Yamaha motorcycles in Malaysia. It rolled out its first CKD Yamaha street model, RX100 at Shah Alam plant in 1979. The Yamaha motorcycles are principally for sale in the domestic market. After merging its marketing and distribution arm into a single entity, HLYM relocated its factory in 1997 and occupies an area sprawling 35.6 ares in Sungai Buloh, Selangor. The entire HLYM complex consists of a Main Office block, R & D centre and 4 factories engaged in press and welding of metal parts, spray painting, assembly operations, plastic injection moulding and a designated warehouse for distribution of CBU motorcycles. HLYM continues to invest in new technologies and equipment to improve productivity and upgrade the skills of workers on the transfer of technology with the guidance and coaching of YMC engineers and consultants. Today, HLYM is proud to be in the unique position of being the motorcycle manufacturer in Malaysia with triple certification of ISO 9002 (Quality Management System) from SIRIM, TPM Excellence Award from JIPM and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) from SGS Malaysia/SGS UK.