Venturetech And Venturetech SBI Invest…

VENTURETECH AND VENTURETECH SBI INVEST RM10 MILLION IN BATERIKU.COM TO EXPAND THEIR CONNECTED ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE SERVICES

CYBERJAYA, 31 March 2024 – Leading the charge in revolutionising Malaysia’s on-demand roadside assistance landscape, VentureTECH Sdn. Bhd. (VentureTECH) and VentureTECH SBI Sdn. Bhd. (VentureTECH SBI) announced their joint investment totalling RM10 million in Bateriku (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Bateriku.com). This significant infusion of capital is set to empower Bateriku.com in its mission to redefine the roadside assistance industry by building its own ecosystem to connect  battery, breakdown, “bengkel” (car wokshops) and bazaar (auto parts marketplace).

VentureTECH and VentureTECH SBI have allocated RM3 million and RM7 million, respectively, to provide Bateriku.com with the essential resources required to further enhance its technology infrastructure, expand its service portfolio and scale its operations to meet the growing demand for efficient roadside assistance solutions.

Bateriku.com has emerged as Malaysia’s premier connected roadside assistance solutions provider, distinguished by its nationwide ecosystem and technology innovation, fulfilling customer satisfaction, every time, all the time. Having served over one million vehicle owners, Bateriku.com offers comprehensive on-demand, on-site connected roadside assistance solutions including end-to-end battery replacement services, jumpstart, tyre replacement, car lockout, fuel top-up, tow truck services and seamlessly integrating its services with the network of nationwide car workshops and auto part merchants. Its pioneering ecosystem approach has not only streamlined roadside assistance processes but has also set a benchmark for reliability and convenience in the industry. 

Ahmad Redzuan Sidek, Chief Executive Officer of VentureTECH said, “We are thrilled to partner with Bateriku.com as they continue to revolutionize the roadside assistance landscape. Bateriku.com has demonstrated remarkable display of resilience, agility and innovation as reflected in its transition from a conventional battery replacement business to one that is digitally-driven and further strengthened by its solid on-the-ground operations and after sales service.

We believe that this strategic partnership will enable Bateriku.com to accelerate its growth trajectory towards becoming the one-stop solution provider within the roadside assistance segment and eventually position itself as a Vehicle Ownership Experience (VOE) platform. This partnership also reflects VentureTECH’s confidence in Bateriku.com’s potential to shape the future and develop local talents, aligning with VentureTECH’s impact investment philosophy that aims to generate positive societal impacts.”

Meanwhile, Mohd Jerry Tan, Principal of VentureTECH SBI said, “Our collaboration represents a collective commitment to innovation and excellence in the connected roadside assistance industry and ultimately Vehicle Ownership Experience (VOE) market . This partnership underscores our belief in Bateriku.com’s potential to lead the industry forward, and we are dedicated to fueling its growth, fostering innovation, and expanding its influence across Malaysia and beyond.”

Bateriku.com is nurturing a dynamic and sustainable ecosystem, uniting its BHERO (front-line GIG technicians to serve vehicle owners), BPRENEUR (retail outlets to support Bateriku.com’s services), and BBUDDY (trusted workshops and auto part merchants to complement growing demand from vehicle owners) stakeholders through seamless integration atop an intelligent technology platform.

Currently, Bateriku.com is evolving into a Vehicle Ownership Experience Provider by connecting the Battery, Breakdown and “Bengkel” (car wokshops and auto part merchants) verticals with its internally developed auto parts marketplace: Bazaar. With this investment, Bateriku.com is strategically positioned to harness the power of innovation, streamline operations, and unlock unparalleled value for both customers and stakeholders.

This strategic initiative highlight Bateriku.com’s commitment to cultivate technology innovation and efficiency, ensuring that every aspect of its operations is finely tuned to deliver exceptional service and exceed expectations across the board.

“We are excited to join forces with VentureTECH and VentureTECH SBI to accelerate our vision of redefining roadside assistance services by connecting the Battery, Breakdown, “bengkel” (car workshops) and Bazaar (auto parts marketplace) verticals into a seamless experience for vehicle owners. This strategic investment will enable us to scale our operations, expand our reach, and further enhance the customer experience,” said Azarol Faizi, Chief Executive Officer of Bateriku.com. 

This collaboration marks a significant milestone in Bateriku.com’s growth and signifies VentureTECH’s commitment to supporting innovative companies that elevate industry standards and drive productivity growth. 

About VentureTECH

VentureTECH (www.venturetech.my) is a government-backed impact investment company established to catalyse the growth of local industries particularly Bumiputera in the high value added and high technology industries through equity investment. VentureTECH was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT).

About VentureTECH SBI
VentureTECH SBI is a joint-venture fund management company of VentureTECH and SBI Ventures Malaysia Sdn Bhd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of SBI Holdings, Inc. Japan), which makes strategic investments in the Southeast Asia region with primary focus on Malaysian based privately-owned companies that fall under its target sectors of high value-added industry and emerging technology such as ICT, Fintech, Greentech and Biotechnology.
About Bateriku.com
Bateriku.com (www.bateriku.com) started off as an on-demand car battery replacement service provider, evolving into an ecosystem that connect car users to roadside assistance, trusted workshops, auto parts marketplace and ancillary services. Bateriku.com scaled up by leveraging on big data, technology, and sharing economy. To date, Bateriku.com operates close to 200 retail outlets nationwide and plans to expand its business regionally.

Flexi Parking Integrates Bateriku.com’s..

FLEXI PARKING INTEGRATES BATERIKU.COM’S CONNECTED ROADSIDE ASSISTACE SOLUTIONS INTO ITS APP FOR SEAMLESS MOBILITY SOLUTIONS

SHAH ALAM, 25 MARCH 2024:- Flexi Parking’s 4 Million app users can now request on- demand, on-site Connected Roadside Assistance, anytime, anywhere thanks to its direct integration solution with Bateriku.com, Malaysia’s number 1 Connected Roadside Assistance Solutions Provider.

The new auto assistance feature, branded as Flexi Assist, offers on-demand, on-site services in the event of a vehicle emergency. Offered through the landing page of Flexi Parking app, available services include battery replacements, jump-start, tyre replacement, fuel top-up (in case you run out of fuel), vehicle unlock (in case you lock yourself out of your own car) and even vehicle towing.

Upon tapping on the Flexi Assist button, a list of services is presented to users and once the required service is selected, users will be asked to provide their vehicle’s location, with the option to provide additional information like nearby landmarks and their vehicle’s colour.

Fulfilment services are done by Bateriku.com’s dynamic and sustainable ecosystem, centralized through its 24/7/365 Contact Centre. The Contact Centre will communicate with users to verify the information provided before dispatching assistance, ensuring help is received between 30 minutes to 45 minutes.

Bateriku.com is nurturing a dynamic and sustainable ecosystem uniting its BHERO (front- line GIG technicians to serve vehicle owners), BPRENEUR (retail outlets to support Bateriku.com’s services), and BBUDDY (trusted workshops and auto part merchants to complement growing demand from vehicle owners) to fulfill demand anytime and anywhere.

Both companies are homegrown – with Flexi Parking, the pioneering parking payment app spreading its coverage through 38 local municipal councils and 8 states while Bateriku.com operates nationwide with a total of close to 200 Bateriku.com Pitstop retail outlets, close to 1,000 trained BHERO and close to 3,000 BBUDDY recruited, including trusted workshops such as Petronas AutoExpert chain of workshops.

“This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in urban mobility solutions, addressing the challenges faced by vehicle owners nationwide. By blending parking payment and auto assistance functionalities, Flexi Parking and Bateriku.com offer vehicle owners unparalleled convenience and peace of mind while navigating the country’s roads,” said Mr. Lai Thiam Sin, CEO and founder of Flexi Parking.

“With the increasing numbers of vehicles on the road, it is crucial for Bateriku.com to make roadside assistance services easily accessible to vehicle owners nationwide via API Integration with customer facing platforms such as the Flexi Parking app,” commented Azarol Faizi Bin Zakaria Ansari, CEO of Bateriku.com.

“We are privileged to be offering our nationwide roadside assist solutions directly to Flexi Parking users and we are committed to delivering Awesome Customer Experience at all times,” he added.

 

For more information about Flexi Parking and its collaboration with Bateriku.com, visit www.flexi-parking.com and follow Flexi Parking on @flexiparking (Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, Youtube)

About Flexi Parking

Flexi Parking is a leading parking payment app that offers convenient, cashless parking solutions to drivers in urban areas and multiple states. With its user-friendly interface and innovative features, Flexi Parking simplifies the parking experience, allowing users to find and pay for parking spaces effortlessly.

The Flexi Parking app comes with a wide range of benefits, including an extensive list of locations that covers more than 38 municipalities in various states, all conveniently payable through a single app. The app has received encouraging feedback, providing users with seamless daily parking management and compound payment solutions.

Users can take advantage of the Flexi Parking app in major cities like Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Alor Setar, Kota Bharu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Seremban, and Ipoh, receiving excellent user reviews.

Moreover, the Flexi Parking app allows users to make parking payments up to 10 vehicles at a time through a single app account. Besides offering payment options for hourly or daily parking, the app also provides online monthly pass purchases.

The Flexi Parking app offers additional services, including the convenience of paying parking compounds (available for selected municipalities), Flexi Off-Street Parking (gated parking), Flexi EV Charging (Electric Vehicle Charging), Flexi Residence, Flexi Motor Protection (Motor Insurance), and Flexi Assist.

Here’s an interesting feature: for users unsure about the parking payment locations, the app utilizes smartphone geolocation functionality to identify whether a location requires payment or not. By implementing the Flexi Parking app, we hope to reduce paper usage significantly and make parking payments even more user-friendly.

The Flexi Parking app is easily downloadable via the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei App Gallery. Download Link: Flexi Parking App

About Bateriku.com

Bateriku.com aspires to disrupt and digitalize the Battery, Breakdown and “Bengkel” market via technology and sharing economy with the aim to provide awesome customers’ experience via Connected Roadside Assistance Solutions to car owners across Malaysia.

Established in March 2014, Bateriku.com operates in all key-economic regions of Malaysia including Sabah and Sarawak, manned by 303 employees, trained more than 1,000 gig technicians (BHero), developed close to 100 entrepreneurs (BPreneur) and on-boarded more than 3,000 car workshops and auto part merchants a (BBuddy). Bateriku.com has rendered its on-demand services to more than 1.2 million customers offering end-to-end battery replacement services and connected roadside assistance solutions (tyre replacement, fuel top-up and towing services) with more than RM12Million shared to its ecosystem.

Bateriku.com provides the most comprehensive sales and after sales support with its nationwide coverage. Customers are able to reach Bateriku.com via multiple touch points (online and offline) and multiple payment options (conventional and digital). Currently, Bateriku.com is evolving into a Vehicle Ownership Experience Provider by connecting the Battery, Breakdown and Bengkel verticals with its internally developed e-commerce platform: Bazaar. Starting off as a pure battery player, customers trusted Bateriku.com to resolve non- battery issues by referring to Bateriku.com’s preferred Bengkel network.

Kwap Makes First Investment Under Its Dana Perintis..”

KWAP makes first investments under its dana perintis strategy amounting to rm100 million

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 February 2024 – Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) [KWAP] today announced the first batch of investments made under its Dana Perintis strategy. The investments, which amount to RM100 million, comprise two direct investments in Malaysian startups and two Venture Capital (VC) fund commitments.

KWAP invested in two promising Malaysian companies, Bateriku (M) Sdn Bhd and Lapasar Sdn Bhd to further support their growth and expansion plans. Bateriku is a rapidly growing automotive service provider with a network of partners nationwide, providing job opportunities and increasing financial inclusion. Meanwhile, Lapasar is an online wholesale marketplace that focuses on meeting the needs of the FMCG industry, accelerating the adoption of digitalisation throughout the economy
Additionally, KWAP has also made commitments to two VC funds, namely, Vynn Capital, a home-grown fund that invests from the seed stage with a focus on the mobility and supply chain sectors, and Antler, the world’s most active early-stage VC from pre-seed to Series A and beyond. Antler recently expanded its flagship residency programme to Malaysia, designed to support founders get their startups launched and funded. These are the first in a portfolio of fund investments that will be carefully curated to inject capital into sections of the local ecosystem that most require it.
Launched in September 2023 with a targeted total deployment of RM500 million, Dana Perintis is designed to accelerate the development of the Malaysian early-stage ecosystem whilst generating strong returns for beneficiaries via investments in startups and VC funds.
The four investments are also in line with the six focus areas of Dana Perintis, which are digital economy, financial inclusion, food security, education, silver economy, and climate change.
The Chief Investment Officer of KWAP, Hazman Hilmi Sallahuddin, said, “With the emergence of attractive opportunities within the Malaysian startup ecosystem, we are pleased to announce Dana Perintis’ inaugural investments. These investments also signify our commitment to recognising and fostering innovative ideas in line with the Economy Madani initiative.”
He added, “We are confident in the prospects and potential of the investment in these four entities and look forward to working closely with them; adding value and lending KWAP’s support to ensure their success. There will be more investments and announcements to come, as KWAP continues its rollout of Dana Perintis.”
Azarol Faizi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bateriku, said, “To date, close to 18 million cars are registered in Malaysia, and there is no market leader that provides Connected Roadside Assistance Solutions seamlessly to car users. Bateriku.com aims to be the go-to provider offering end-to-end solutions that connect car users with roadside assistance, trusted workshops, auto parts marketplace and ancillary services. We are grateful for KWAP’s investment, and we are committed to growing the market share while creating more job opportunities for skilled gig workers and nurturing entrepreneurs.”
Thinesh Kumar, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lapasar, said, “We are honoured and thrilled with this partnership while also being aware of the responsibility we now have towards KWAP and the Dana Perintis initiative. This strategic investment will enable Lapasar to empower small business owners in the grocery store and restaurant sector. By positioning ourselves as the consolidator, we aim to build economies of scale, ultimately passing on enhanced profits to small retailers through competitive pricing. This investment propels Lapasar towards establishing one of the largest tech-enabled infrastructures for FMCG in the nation.”
Victor Chua, Founding and Managing Partner at Vynn Capital, said, “We are grateful to have KWAP as an investor and supporter. As a Malaysian venture capital firm, we believe our investment objectives are well aligned with KWAP’s commitment to the needs of the nation. We look forward to collaborating with KWAP in supporting more great entrepreneurs who are building innovative solutions that address industry problems and opportunities.”
Jussi Salovaara, Co-founder and Managing Partner Asia, of Antler, said, “We are incredibly excited to be part of Dana Perintis. This is a testament to our ongoing commitment in identifying and backing the most exceptional entrepreneurial talents in Southeast Asia, especially in Malaysia, where there’s an increasing focus on innovation and growth. Our unique position as a global early-stage venture capital firm brings with it a wealth of learnings and insights from across the globe and I look forward to our partnership with KWAP to further enrich the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in this region.”

Bateriku And Towme Asia Sign MOA To Enhance..”

Bateriku and Towme Asia Sign MOA to Enhance Vehicle Ownership Experience for Malaysians and Singaporeans Through Cross-Border Partnership

BATERIKU AND TOWME ASIA SIGN MOA TO ENHANCE VEHICLE OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE FOR MALAYSIANS AND SINGAPOREANS THROUGH CROSS-BORDER PARTNERSHIP

Johor Bahru, 6 July, 2023 – Bateriku (M) Sdn. Bhd. (“Bateriku”) and Tow Me SG Pte. Ltd. (“TowMe Asia”) have officially signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to enhance Vehicle Ownership experience for more than 1 Million customers served under both company’s ecosystems. The cross-border partnership will provide seamless cross-border support including on-demand battery replacement, towing services, tyre replacement, fuel top-up and car lock out services for vehicle owners traveling to and fro Malaysia and Singapore respectively.

The signing ceremony took place earlier today at Bateriku Pitstop JB City, Johor Bahru which was attendedbybothcompany’s ecosystem partners including Bateriku Dealers (BPreneur), Bateriku Hero (BHero), workshop partners(BBuddy) and tow truck providers from TowMe Asia. With the shared objective of enhancing the Vehicle Ownership Experience vertical, Bateriku and TowMe Asia Have Joined forces to offer unparalleled connectivity, reliability, and convenience to their respective customers.

This Collaboration marks a significant milestone in the automotive industry, enabling vehicle owners to receive comprehensive support when traveling between Malaysia and Singapore. Bateriku, Malaysia’s leading Connected Roadside Assistance Solutions Provider, has a remarkable track record of serving over 1 Million customers since its establishment in March 2014.

With a network of 150 pitstops nationwide, a24/7/365 Contact Centre, 1,000 BHero gig mobile technicians, 100 BPreneurs, and close to 3,000 workshoppartners, Bateriku ensures prompt assistance for vehicle breakdowns, offering peace of mind to stranded motorists acrossMalaysia. TowMe Asia, recognized as Singapore’s go-to platform for hassle-free towing and recovery services, has gained trust of Singaporeans with its user-friendly mobile application. TowMe Asia subscribers in need can request immediate towing assistance, and TowMe Asia promptly dispatches professional teams to their location, ensuring safe and efficient transportation of their vehicles
Chong Wen Hong, General Manager Sales B2C of PLMMSB, said, “This partnership denotes a significant milestone for both PETRONAS AutoExpert and Bateriku.com. We are unwavering in our commitment to harness Bateriku.com’s extensive network, digital prowess, and customer base to fuel and uphold the onward growth of PETRONAS AutoExpert. Underscoring our promise to make your everyday life simpler and better, our customers will experience an unprecedented level of service, convenience, and value-added benefits through this alliance.”
Through this cross-border partnership, Bateriku and TowMe Asia will deliver an extensive range of ConnectedRoadside Assistance Solutions, including 24/7/365 contact center and after-sales support, to over 1 Million Vehicle Owners traveling between more than 1,000 Kilometers between both countries. This collaboration aims to foster convenience, peace of mind, and an unparalleled level of service for customers on both sides of the border. According to the CEO of Bateriku Azarol Faizi, “On average, 145,000 cars travel across the border on a dailybasis.
Cross-border partnership is an initiative that we believe will benefit both Malaysians and Singaporeans vehicle owners as this partnership offers on-demand connected roadside assistance solutions no matter your location. Weare thrilled to join hands with TOW ME to offer seamless cross-border support for vehicle owners.” The partnership will also see Tow Me become Bateriku’s official product supplier : ASTRA, an automotive product range that supplies full-range battery products and fast-moving products including wipers and brake pads to the Singapore market.
According to the CEO of TowMe Asia, Jeremy Yeo, : “By partnering with Bateriku, we aim to create a truly connected experience for our customers, ensuring that they receive reliable assistance no matter where their journeys take them. Our customer base visits Malaysia almost on a weekly basis to Johor and 70% of them conduct group convoys to attractive destinations in Malaysia particularly to the Northern part of Malaysia, all the way to Thailand. With This Collaboration, we can assure our customers to have a peace of mind throughout their journey.” The signing of the MoA between Bateriku and TowMe Asia marks the beginning of a new era in the automotive industry, as both companies strive to elevate the Vehicle Ownership Experience and redefine the standards of service excellence.

Petronas Autoexpert Partners With Bateriku.com..”

Petronas AutoExpert Partners with Bateriku.com to Elevate Customer Experience

PETRONAS AutoExpert Partners with Bateriku.com to Elevate Customer Experience

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 September 2023 – PETRONAS Lubricants Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (PLMMSB) through its acclaimed service centre, PETRONAS AutoExpert, has joined forces with Bateriku (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, offering customers an enhanced suite of offerings that taps into the consolidated strengths of both entities.

This strategic alliance leverages Bateriku.com’s expansive network of more than 170 outlets to bolster PETRONAS AutoExpert’s supply chain. The integration of Bateriku.com’s advanced digital platform and its extensive customer base allows PETRONAS AutoExpert to amplify its market reach, fortify customer engagement, and capitalise on elevated market visibility.
This collaboration is not merely a convergence of services but an unlocking of myriad opportunities including on-demand supply of premium ASTRA products by Bateriku.com to PETRONAS AutoExpert. This supply comprehensively encompasses passenger vehicle batteries and wiper blades, aligning with the varied needs of customers at PETRONAS AutoExpert outlets.
Another key aspect of the partnership is Bateriku.com’s commitment to guide its customers to the closest PETRONAS AutoExpert outlets during car breakdowns, ensuring immediate and adept assistance from skilled technicians, and thereby elevating overall customer satisfaction.
Chong Wen Hong, General Manager Sales B2C of PLMMSB, said, “This partnership denotes a significant milestone for both PETRONAS AutoExpert and Bateriku.com. We are unwavering in our commitment to harness Bateriku.com’s extensive network, digital prowess, and customer base to fuel and uphold the onward growth of PETRONAS AutoExpert. Underscoring our promise to make your everyday life simpler and better, our customers will experience an unprecedented level of service, convenience, and value-added benefits through this alliance.”
In addition, Bateriku.com, through the gig mobile technician ecosystem, BHero, is set to offer value-added services to PETRONAS AutoExpert outlets, which include on-demand parts delivery, ensuring swift access to necessary components for repairs or maintenance. Bateriku.com also extends customer vehicle pick-and-drop services, allowing a hassle-free experience for customers having their vehicles serviced at PETRONAS AutoExpert outlets.
Sharifah Shafeeza, Executive Director of Bateriku.com, expressed her excitement about the collaboration, “We are delighted to partner with PLMMSB and PETRONAS AutoExpert. This collaboration allows us to leverage our network and digital platform to enhance customer experiences and ensure their satisfaction. Together, we will drive advancements in the automotive retail market and further cement our positions as industry leaders.”

Prec And Bateriku.com Collaborates to Enhance..”

Prec and Bateriku.com Collaborates to Enhance Vehicle Ownership & Shopping Experience at SACC Mall, Shah Alam

PREC AND BATERIKU.COM COLLABORATES TO ENHANCE VEHICLE OWNERSHIP & SHOPPING EXPERIENCE AT SACC MALL, SHAH ALAM

SHAH ALAM, 26 JUNE 2023 – PKNS Real Estate Sdn Bhd (PREC), a special entity established as an investment arm for the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) group of companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bateriku (M) Sdn. Bhd. (“Bateriku.com”) earlier today at SACC Mall, Shah Alam. The collaboration will see Malaysia’s number 1 Connected Roadside Assistance Solutions (CRAS) provider: Bateriku.com enhance and expand both shopping and vehicle ownership experience by providing its on- demandbreakdown services at all PREC’s commercial premises beginning with SACC Mall Shah Alam.

PREC currently manages 6 iconic commercial real estates in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur namely Kompleks PKNS Shah Alam, Kompleks PKNS Bangi, Menara PKNS Petaling Jaya, Menara Worldwide Bukit Bintang, Wisma Yakin Kuala Lumpur and not to mention Shah Alam’s number 1 neighbourhood mall: SACC Mall. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two entities will also provide working opportunity for Shah Alam communities to be a part of Bateriku.com’s gig ecosystem as it also involves the establishment of Bateriku.com’s Pitstop Cabin at SACC Mall main parking lot.

The establishment of the Pitstop demonstrate Bateriku.com’s commitment to further value-add to SACC Mall’s evergreen presence by organizing future automotive and motorsport related activities through its media arm MotorManiac. The MoU is signed for the next 2 years where all commercial premises under PREC is set to gain access to Bateriku.com’s seamless vehicle ownership experience via the company’s beyond batteries product range and services.
According to the CEO of PREC, Sr. Fakru Radzi, “I am confident that the collaboration between PREC and Bateriku.Com in this shopping mall ecosystem owned by PREC will provide a positive impact and add values to the facilities of SACC Mall, the surrounding community, and the tenants to explore business opportunities through this strategic collaboration”.
He added, “Overall, this collaboration will open up job opportunities, increase the number of visitors and further help the existing tenants to boost their sales and business growth”. He added that this collaboration will certainly provide a more interesting shopping experience for visitors to PREC’s shopping malls later”. Through this strategic collaboration, Bateriku.com will bring significant value to the tenants by offering special discounts, vouchers, coupons, and access to its more than 1M customer database for SACC related events.
The goal is to provide a comprehensive automotive solution that enhances the overall experiencefor those visiting or working at SACC Shah Alam. According to the CEO of Bateriku.com, Azarol Faizi: “PREC is a real force in property management with sustainable commercial properties developed and managed under their portfolios. SACC Mall, for an example has been a place-maker to Selangorians and especially to the Shah Alam community for the past 18 years.
Its only fitting that this long-term collaboration starts here, where Bateriku.com also began its business. We are grateful for the trust and I believe the success of this collaboration at SACC Mall will serve as a blueprint for future ventures with other establishments under PREC’s umbrella.” With this collaboration tenants and visitors will be just a scan away to receive Bateriku.com’s on-demand SOS Roadside Assistance services ensuring a seamless and convenient: shopping and vehicle ownership experience.
By working together, both entities is set to to revolutionize the automotive services industry by creating a benchmark for exceptional customer experiences. PREC and Bateriku.com are confident that their collaboration will elevate the automotive service standards at SACC Mall Shah Alam and set a new benchmark for the commercial retail industry. Together, they aim to create a seamless and convenient experience for customers, while also supporting the growth of the local automotive ecosystem.

Setel Introduces New Auto Assistance..”

Setel introduces new auto assistance feature – jump-start, battery replacement, vehicle towing services

Setel users now have access to a new auto assistance feature which provides on-demand services in the event of a vehicle emergency. Offered through the Setel app, available services include battery replacement, jump-start, tyre replacement, emergency refuelling assistance (in case you run out of fuel), vehicle unlock (in case you lock yourself out of your own car) and vehicle towing.
These services are supported by Bateriku.com, which is Setel’s first partner for the auto assistance feature. Just like when refuelling at Petronas stations, each transaction completed through the new feature will earn Setel users Mesra points that can be used to redeem fuel and other rewards.
The auto assistance feature is located the main page of the Setel app, and upon tapping on the on-screen button, a list of services is presented to you. Upon choosing the service you require, you’ll be asked to provide your vehicle’s location, with the option to provide additional information like nearby landmarks and
Following this, you’ll need to input your vehicle registration number, and upon confirmation, a technician will be dispatched. If the chosen service is battery replacement, you’ll also need to select your vehicle make and model for the system to provide a list of compatible batteries.
“Setel aims to be the constant companion to motorists by offering an ecosystem of mobility services to settle their needs. The auto assistance feature complements the motorists’ journey with access to safety essentials right at their fingertips. The partnership with Bateriku.com expedites the help needed when a Setel user is stranded, minimising the impact of what could be a stressful event,” said Mazlin Erawati Ab Manan, CEO of Setel.
“With the increasing numbers of vehicles on the road, it is crucial for Bateriku.com to make roadside assistance services easily accessible to motorists nationwide via API integration with customer facing platforms such as the Setel app,” commented Azarol Faizi Bin Zakaria Ansari, CEO of Bateriku.com
“Bateriku.com has served close to one million customers all over the nation and this feat is made possible via its inclusive ecosystem of gig technicians (BHero), entrepreneurs (BPpreneur), partners (BBuddy) and presence at more than 130 physical outlets. We are privileged to be offering our nationwide roadside assist solutions directly to Setel users and we are committed to delivering an awesome customer experience at all times,” he added.

Allianz General partners Bateriku.com to offer..

Allianz General partners Bateriku.com to offer Allianz PerlindunganKu for B40 communities

 

Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (Allianz General) is partnering Bateriku (M) Sdn.Bhd. (Bateriku.com) to offer its Allianz PerlindunganKu to all B40 community groups registered under Bateriku.com.

The partnership will see Bateriku.com, Malaysia’s number one Connected Roadside Assistance Provider (CRAS), partnering as an Allianz General agent to offer Allianz PerlindunganKu by Allianz General under the government’s Perlindungan Tenang, an affordable insurance initiative. 

Existing and new customers of Bateriku.com who are eligible will be encouraged to use their vouchers to purchase Allianz PerlindunganKu using the Perlindungan Tenang Voucher (PTV), which is a government initiative to ease the financial burden of the B40 community in the event of an accidental injury. 

“Incidents over the past two years have exposed the state of underinsurance amongst Malaysians. As insurers, our focus is to continue to find feasible ways to close the protection gap,” said Sean Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.  

“Knowing Bateriku.com’s ethos and their unwavering commitment to their customers and ecosystem partners, we were eager to partner with them to drive this initiative to get the B40 segment protected. Through this partnership, we hope to be able to reach out to a bigger section of the segment not only to offer them an insurance solution but at the same time educate and raise awareness of the importance of protection and encourage them to get the protection they deserve,” added Sean, who is also Chief Executive Officer to Allianz General

Since its inception in 2014, Bateriku.com has disrupted and digitalised the automotive battery industry in Malaysia. Bateriku.com grew exponentially via its on-demand battery delivery model by building its own ecosystem: trained almost 1,000 gig technicians (BHero), developed almost 100 Bateriku.com enterpreneurs (BPreneur) and more than 3,000 automotive parts and services partners (BBuddy).

Bateriku (M) Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Azarol Faizi Zakaria Ansari, said: “Today Bateriku.com has served almost one million customers all over the nation and this feat is made possible via our on-demand model, enabled by in-house technology capability, 24/7/365 contact center, more than 100 outlets and our inclusive ecosystem.”

“We are excited with this partnership with Allianz General to provide value added services to not only our current and future customers but also to our frontliners in Peninsular and East Malaysia. Being the largest Connected Roadside Assistance provider means that we must always find ways to protect our frontliners: BHero, BPreneur and BBuddy,” added Azarol.

Six Car Hacks That Every Driver Should Know

SIX CAR HACKS THAT EVERY DRIVER SHOULD KNOW

DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU COULD CLEAN YOUR CAR INTERIOR WITH OLIVE OIL?

Yes, you heard it right, there’s an easy way for you to clean your scratchy and dirty interior with this easy to do car hack method with olive oil. Start off with putting some drops of olive oil on a clean cloth, ensure you’re not putting too much or you’ll end up soaking. This gives a good shine on dull surfaces for your car to look clean and brand new. Also try to avoid putting it on your steering or gear, you don’t want to be caught in a slippery situation when driving, don’t you?

DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU COULD FIX THE CRACK ON YOUR WINDSHIELD WITH NAIL POLISH?

Yes, you heard this right, but best not to immediately take one of your wife or daughters. Those things can cost a fortune! Better yet, get a cheap one or unused nail polish bottle to try this out. But this does not mean that you won’t need to change your windshield, this action will only help as a short-term solution. Simply rub a small amount of nail polish onto the cracked windshield, and let it dry. This could save you some time to get it to the workshop! Be sure to drive safe to avoid it getting worse.

DO YOU KNOW THAT A LEMON COULD HELP YOU STAY AWAKE IN CASE OF FATIQUE?

If you ever feel an unbearable drowsiness but you still need to drive to your destination, then why don’t you try this method? When life gives you lemons, you make lemon juice but for this one, you put it on your tongue. Putting a slice of lemon could really help you get that focus back and you’ll be able to drive a lot further.

DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND FOR EXPENSIVE CAR FRAGRANCE ANYMORE?

If you have some wax melts in your household and you’re not using it, why don’t you put it in your car instead? But there’s a trick to it. First take a piece or quarter of the wax melt and put it in a cup. Make sure that the cup is not easily burned by the heating temperature outside. Leave it inside the cup for half a day or better, when its warm, and let it melt. When you get into your car the next morning, you’ll get all the fragrance coursing in your car. Its a genius car hack that would save you a lot of money!

DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN PULL OUT DENTS WITH A PULGGER?

If you’re unsure of this, you might want to watch some YouTube videos to see how it’s done. It’s simple, you just need a plunger and stick it to the dent parts of your car. With a precise method, you can easily safe yourself tons of money on repairs. Workshops usually charge quite a sum of money for dents like these. So why not try it yourself? There’s no harm in trying, but best to watch how it’s done first before doing it yourself.

DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN GET MORE PETROL WITH THIS TECHNIQUE?

While you’re at the petrol station gassing up, it’s advisable to squeeze the pump with only 50%. This will be able to get more petrol and less air inside. This works wonders if you know how to do it right and get the right pressure to it. Why don’t you give a try next time when you’re not in a hurry? But be mindful of the people waiting for their turn! Be smart but also be considerate.

These car hacks will make your life much easier and will definitely help you when you really need it. These car hacks are also useful for saving up money! but if you’re into exploring your creativity then why don’t you give it a try? We at Bateriku.com encourage you to be innovative! Share it with us if you got any tricks up in your sleeve too.

Things You Need To Know Before Disconectiong Your Car Battery

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE DISCONNECTING YOUR CAR BATTERY

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE DISCONNECTING YOUR CAR BATTERY

Disconnecting a car battery for any reason; may cause unexpected things to happen. Among the things that you could expect includes:

1. Starting problems

2. Drivability issues

3. Loss of air conditioning

4. Power accessory functions (door windows, seats, sunroof)

5. False warning lights

6. Damage to electronic modules

So, disconnecting the car battery to reset the (PCM) on late model vehicles; can do more than just erase the keep alive memory. It can also erase vital learned information that is; absolutely necessary for other modules to function normally.

IT ALL DEPENDS ON: THE YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL OF YOUR VEHICLE

1. Battery voltage MUST be maintained to the (PCM) and other modules; while the battery is disconnected.

2. NEVER: disconnect the car battery; while the engine is running or the ignition key is turned on.

3. Disconnecting the car battery can create a; high voltage spike in the electrical system. Consequently, damaging electronic modules.

LEARN WHAT CAN GO WRONG: BEFORE YOU DISCONNECT YOUR CAR BATTERY

Disconnecting your car battery without proper monitoring of its voltage may cause the engine to run poorly. Firstly, high/low voltage could cause the air/fuel mixture to become either too rich or too lean; which could cause your transmission to feel slightly abnormal, at least until the PCM can relearn the shift adjustments. The affected module could potentially prevent the ABS or airbag systems from working.

Secondly, your climate control module may also be affected. So, on some vehicles, that means the A/C will not work until the module is programmed with the correct settings. It also, resets the body control module (BCM). This can mess up the operation of power accessories including power windows, memory seats; power sunroof or electronic suspension settings. It may, reset or disable the anti-theft system too.

A disabled anti-theft system may cause your car engine to crank but not necessarily to start. This is because, the anti-theft system thinks; somebody is trying to steal the vehicle.

Thirdly, you might also loss power window and/or power sunroof position settings as well as steering angle sensor settings. The steering angle sensor will have to undergo a relearn procedure; following the disconnection of the battery. Replacing the car battery on some vehicles requires entering the new battery info into the (PCM) with a scan tool. This is necessary because; the vehicle’s charging system is programmed to gradually increase the charging rate, as the battery ages.

Finally, the most common scenario following a disconnection to the battery causes a loss of channel settings on electronic radio and digital clock.

We understand the urge to D.I.Y and experiment a lot of things particularly when we’re stuck at home during this extended Movement Control Order but at Bateriku.com, you’re just a few clicks away to get advice on all things related to your car batteries. Stay safe at home and be sure your car is safe and well too with Bateriku.com.