Huawei Malaysia announced that it has successfully become the second largest smartphone brand in Malaysia with a 9.6% market share as of June 2016, based on GFK reports.
The company said its latest flagship, the P9 series, which arrived in the Malaysian market in July this year, has recorded a “stellar performance” with 100,000 units sold in a “mere” four months’ period.
Speaking at the opening of Huawei Service Center and Brand Store in Johor Bahru, Carlson Leong, Retail Director of Consumer Business Group Huawei Malaysia said, “Huawei has entered the Malaysian smartphone market as an unknown brand six years ago and I am very proud to say that we have grown at a very rapid rate, thanks to the support from our consumers. Today, Huawei is ranked second in Malaysia in terms of smartphone market share and third globally.”
He added that Malaysia is one of Huawei’s key markets within the Southern Pacific Region, with the “Johor market” being equally important for Huawei in Malaysia.
The Huawei Service Center and Brand Store, located at A39, Jalan Molek 1/5A, Taman Molek, Johor Bahru is Huawei’s latest addition to its “strong number” of branded stores and service centers in Malaysia. This new outlet, standing at 2,160 square feet, is the largest Huawei outlet in Johor. The company said it intends to achieve its goal of establishing 200 brand stores in Malaysia by the end of 2016
Huawei Malaysia has established more than 138 Huawei branded stores and 11 service centers in Malaysia.
When it comes to product quality, Huawei said it practices a zero tolerance policy towards product defect. “This comes from a 30 year old quality control process which includes high investments in R&D, ensuring high quality devices for its users. Huawei has invested more than USD30.7 billion in R&D in the last decade and employs over 170,000 employees globally with 44% involved in the R&D department, which shows Huawei’s dedication and commitment to quality products.”, it said.