CAR REVIEW | Proton | Proton is a name of CAR manufacturer of Malaysia. The name of Proton is abbreviation of Perusahan Otomobil Nasional Berhad. PROTON headquartered in Subang Jaya and Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, with a manufacturing plant in Tanjung Malim, Perak. Proton was incorporated in May 7, 1983 to manufacture, assemble and sell motor vehicles and related products, including accessories, spare parts and other components. The Proton Saga, Malaysian first car was produced by Proton, commercially launched on July 9, 1985 by then Dato' Seri Mahathir Mohamed, the Malaysian Prime Minister, who had originally conceived the idea of a Malaysian Proton.
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Its model range includes the WAJA, Satria GTi, Wira, Iswara, Arena, Juara Perdana V6. The range of 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 liter engines meet a wide range of local and foreign customers. Proton's main plant in Shah Alam, with an area of 923,900 meters square, was originally designed for a capacity of 80,000 units per year. In 1997, a greater capacity to 230,000 units a year, with the construction of the plant in mid-volume, which is next to the main floor. Today, Shah Alam factory is capable of producing 240,000 vehicles a year.
Besides being shareholders, Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation are also PROTON's technical assistance partner and component supplier. PROTON has a total of 11 subsidiaries and 11 associate companies, which are involved in manufacturing, research and development, sales and service activities.
December 30, 1996, he entered to start the Proton Putra, two-door coupe, as well as the production of our millionth car plant in Shah Alam. PROTON taken an important step to improve its engineering capabilities with the acquisition of Lotus Group International Limited, a British automotive engineering and manufacturer of luxury sports cars in the month of October 1996. Proton and Lotus along with manufacturing capabilities to offer large-scale, world-class expertise in engineering.
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PROTON cars are making their mark internationally as competitive and innovative automobiles. They are now being exported to 50 countries including the highly competitive United Kingdom and continental European markets. With concerted and unswerving commitment from customers, business associates, shareholders, government agencies, and employees, PROTON is realising its goal of being an internationally successful Malaysian automotive manufacturer. It is achieving this by being customer oriented and by producing competitively priced and innovative products. Thus, it is contributing to Malaysia's attainment of Vision 2020.
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With solid foundation built over the last 10 years, the automotive manufacturing industry in Malaysia is moving forward with strength. The following are important events that led to the incorporation of PERUSAHAAN Otomobil Nasional Berhad (Proton) and its achievements.
The Proton is a key member of Proton Holdings Berhad, the holding company listed on Bursa Malaysia. The majority of the shares held by a company owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad state, making the government-linked company (GLC). For over two decades since its inception, this participation is jointly owned by Mitsubishi Motors and Mitsubishi Corp. parent company, each had a stake of 7.93% in Proton until they sold it in March 2004. Mitsubishi disposed of the entire stake in Proton 15.86%, most of which were picked up by Khazanah Nasional, which holds 42.7% share of Proton now. Mitsubishi Proton partnership was considered a failure due to lack of technology transfer.- CAR REVIEW