PROTON has recorded a bright start to 2021. Cumulative sales in the first quarter of the year were the highest since March 2012, pointing towards a healthy order book and strong interest in the company’s range of offerings. This has created a knock-on effect and for Proton Commerce Sdn. Bhd. (Proton Commerce) it could lead to a record number of loan disbursements.
PROTON today began work on a further addition to their Tanjung Malim plant. The company performed a groundbreaking ceremony for a new stamping facility that will complement the existing lines. This expansion will house a new Superlarge press machine to further enhance stamping abilities. More significantly, it is part of PROTON’s overarching plan to increase levels of localisation, both for current and future models.
PROTON added another international market to the current Proton Saga’s portfolio when the company’s best-seller made its debut in Pakistan earlier this month. With the addition of the fifth most populous nation the Saga, which received a significant update in 2019, is now available in eight international markets - Brunei, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Mauritius, Nepal and Pakistan.
PROTON’s strong start to 2021 continued in March as the company posted not only a new high point for the year but also achieved its best sales month since September 2013. 14,989 units (domestic + export) were sold last month, equivalent to a 26.2% increase over February and an estimated market share of 23.5%.
30 April 2020, Putrajaya – The Malaysian Government has received further medical aid from Geely Holding Group, and its local partner DRB-HICOM, who jointly own and operate national carmaker PROTON. The donation, consisting of disposable 3-ply surgical masks, protective medical clothing, medical goggles and PL 700 ADV ventilators. These items will be distributed to 55 hospitals located throughout the country that have been earmarked by the Ministry of Health.
Subang Jaya, 29 April 2020 – When PROTON began delivering face shields on 16 April to medical frontliners, the entire exercise of producing and delivering the personal protection equipment (PPE) components was estimated to take 20 days. That target has been exceeded as the Company now expects the final batch of face shields to be delivered by 30 April.
Following the announcement by the Government on the extension of the Movement Control Order (MCO) until 12 May 2020, PROTON would like to inform its customers that its operations will remain closed to comply with the directives and guidelines for all non-essential services.
Subang Jaya, 16 April 2020 – PROTON has started producing face shields for medical frontliners as the Company reinforces its commitment to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Malaysia. The first batch of 8,000 units will be shipped out on 16 April to hospitals in Kelantan followed by other East coast states due to the logistics involved.
Subang Jaya, 9 April 2020 – As Malaysia continues its fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, national automaker PROTON is stepping up to the plate again to do its part to support the country’s frontliners. Following the loan of 50 units of the Proton X70 to the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Company will now produce face shields, an important component of a health worker’s Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) attire.