Allianz Malaysia charges up its digital efforts
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Allianz Malaysia wants to create its own digital ecosystem focusing on reduction of carbon emission and utilisation of environmental friendly tools such as electric cars.
The company begins its journey with a four-year branding and leasing package for three electric cars with Cohesive Mobility Solution (COMOS) for the Company’s use. COMOS is an alternative mode of transportation that provides convenience and fast solution to the current public transportation infrastructure in Malaysia.
“We live in a digital era – so it’s important for us to always keep up with the fast-paced environment and be efficient and easily accessible. Our transformation moving forward is implementing a more forward-looking operation model to provide the best service. One way is by improving our facilities and the way we do things. Engaging the electric cars also reduces the carbon footprints which is a growing concern today,” said Zakri Khir, CEO of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.
“In our processes and everything we do, from the time one steps out of his door, we want to create this digital ecosystem. We believe it is important to stay relevant and be agile to changes that is taking place in our world,” continued Zakri
On 15 February 2016, Allianz Malaysia unveiled its newly leased electric cars to its employees at the Head Office in Menara Allianz Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. The three cars were driven to the building foyer by CEO of Allianz Malaysia Berhad, Zakri Khir; CEO of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia, Rangam Bir; and Chief Operating Officer of Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad, Sean Wang. Nine lucky employees whose names were drawn also had the opportunity to take the cars for a spin. The Allianz branded cars carry the Company’s message to go 100% digital.
Executive Chairman of COMOS, Dato' Sri Hj Syed Zainal Abidin bin Syed Mohamed Tahir Chairman handed over the mock key to Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Allianz Malaysia Berhad Tan Sri Razali Bin Ismail to commemorate this milestone.
Dato' Sri Hj Syed Zainal Abidin bin Syed Mohamed Tahir, Executive Chairman of COMOS said “this has always been our goal, to promote the deployment of green technologies in transportation and work strategically with companies such as Allianz who have a strong green agenda. With COMOS, organisations can rely on our platform to save costs through better fleet management and zero fossil fuel consumption, while at the same time do something good for the environment by reducing carbon footprint.”
Allianz Malaysia is one of the first insurance companies to subscribe branding and leasing package from COMOS. The package includes three Renault ZOEs that can reduce the Company’s carbon footprint in terms of business logistics. The French-made Renault ZOE is the first car to be designed as an all-electric model.
“To provide easy charging for the electric cars, we have worked with COMOS and the building management to install three charging stations at Menara Allianz Sentral. Moving forward, we hope to install charging stations at selected Allianz branches within the Klang Valley as well,” said Zakri.