Automotive Workshop Modernisation


Currently, there are few policies or regulations governing the automotive workshops in Malaysia. Without regulations, there are large variations in the quality and service levels provided in this sector. There is also a perception of a lack of transparency in the services the workshops provide and in the charges they levy on customers. And as there is no structure governing the skill levels of the mechanics or technicians, there is also a variation in skill levels. As such, the ability of this sector to absorb and assimilate the latest technological advancements is limited. With the large number of Malaysian vehicles (13.7 million) and its owners spending an estimated RM10 billion on maintenance every year on their vehicles, there is a significant demand for automotive workshops. Workshops that provide better service quality, coupled with transparency of charges, could encourage higher spending by vehicle owners through, for instance, more regular servicing, purchase of premium service packages and sales of peripherals.


  1. 100% owned business (sole proprietorship, partnership or private limited).
  2. Business must be registered with Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).
  3. Automotive workshop has been operating for at least one (1) year.
  4. Automotive workshop owner should be 18 years old and above not over 60 years old upon the last payment of loan.
  5. Automotive workshop size is not more than 2500 square feet (two-door shops).
  6. Automotive workshop owner must be run a full time business.
  7. Applicant possess good track record with financial institutions and not declared as bankrupt.
  8. Application must be accompanied with pictures of existing workshop premises.
  9. Business must operates at a fixed premise (shop lot) and separate from the dwelling house.
  10. Borrower (s) is /are allowed to select own contractors and purchase stocks from the existing suppliers with assistance and guidance from the consultant.
  11. Borrowers are not allowed to withdraw from ATOM programme after the participating in this programme.
  1. Renovation/ Upgrading of business premises
    • Wiring and lighting
    • Painting
    • Flooring
  2. Purchase of machinery or equipment
      Compulsory
    • POS (GST ready) with Customer Database Management System
    • Toxic disposal container
    • Scissors Lift
    • Floor jack
    • Lubricator drainer
    • ATF draining and refilling
    • Battery charger and tester
    • Digital wheel alignment
    • Air-cond recycle machine
    • Paint mixing system
    • Welding set
    • Pulling jig
    • Parts storage shelve/cabinet
    • Scan tool / Diagnostic machine
    • Service bay
    • 2 or 4 post hoist
    • Air compressor
    • Tool caddy
    • Lubricator refiller
    • Mechanic tools set
    • Tyre changer
    • Computerized wheel balancer
    • Spray booth oven
    • Spray gun
    • Infra-red lamp
    • Epoxy Floor
  3. Working capital
      Purchase of stock
  1. Servicing Bank: Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)
  2. Amount: Up to RM80,000.00 (inclusive of renovation cost, asset purchase cost, stock purchase cost, legal fees and insurance fees).
  3. Tenure: Maximum 15 years or reaching the age of Sixty (60) years.
  4. Interest Rate: The rate of interest shall be at three percent (3%) per annum on monthly reducing balance.
  5. Guarantor: If applicable Required for all type business constitutions (sole proprietorships, partnerships and private limited companies (guaranteed by owner / partner).
  6. Insurance: Borrower(s) is/are compelled to be insured with Takaful Insurance protection with a Takaful Company appointed by KSMB to protect the Borrower and the Borrower’s interest towards the loan.
  7. Legal Fees: Stamp fees, solicitor’s fee, security documentation charges and disbursement shall be borne by the Borrower(s) which is included in the facility amount.
  8. Ownership of Business: The Borrower(s) shall be the official owner of the business operating in the said premise and shall not close, sell, lease, transfer or enter into any form of transaction to change the ownership of the business to others after participating in this programme.
  1. Photocopy of applicant’s identity card.
  2. Certificate of Business or Company registration (full set).
  3. Local Authority License.
  4. Three (3) months of latest bank statements (current or saving account).
  5. Two (2) years of latest financial statements (is any).
  6. Type of business premises (Ownership / Rental) – Valid Tenancy agreement / certificate of property ownership (Sales & Purchase Agreement of business premises) / Grant / Permission letter from owner of premises for rent.
  7. Pictures of existing automotive workshop premise.
  8. One (1) month of latest paid utility bills for the business premises (electricity & water bills).
  9. Latest Form B (Income Tax Statement) (is any).

Required two (2) copies of additional other legal documents for partnership or private limited companies as listed below:

  1. Two (2) certified true copy of Form 24, Form 44 & Form 49.
  2. Two (2) certified true copy of its Memorandum & Articles of Association.
  3. Board of Directors’ Resolution authorizing the acceptance of the credit facility and the execution of all the legal documents in connection with the loan facility.
  4. Partnership agreement (if any) or permission letter to apply the loan facility.
  5. Specimen signature(s) of its signatories.