PRESS RELEASE

25 May 2018
79 PROTON OUTLETS ON TRACK TO HAVE 3S AND 4S STATUS

Subang Jaya, 25 May 2018 – The Company hosted another round of dealers signing ceremony and this time a total of 12 existing, and 3 new dealers were present for the ceremony.
The Dealers Network Upgrade and New Dealership Agreement signing ceremony was held at PROTON Centre of Excellence. Representing PROTON was Abdul Rashid Musa, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, who signed the agreement with the dealers.

Dr Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON and senior management members of PROTON were present to grace the occasion.

In less than five months, PROTON has achieved 72% of its 2018 intended target for its outlets nationwide to have 3S and 4S status

On a strong footing, PROTON is on track with its plan to attain 109 outlets of 3S and 4S stature by end of October 2018, and the Company is getting closer to the benchmark target earlier than expected.

“I am happy to share that within a period of less than five months, that is from January – 18 May this year, we managed to accomplish 79 outlets with 3S and 4S status, which is approximately 72% achievement against target set for the year. This is absolutely good news, a wonderful moment for PROTON, and with the upgrading taking place, we are confident that we are on steady grounds to provide world class excellence by delivering best sales and service experience for our customers,” said Dr Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON.

Li also mentioned, “I also wish to thank new investors who joined us as Dealers of the PROTON family. While all of us were tirelessly making plans to drive PROTON forward, we are very encouraged by the fact that we have the support of new investors along the way, who are game to take on the challenge of being a PROTON dealer. This can only mean one thing – that we still have strong brand presence in the market and because of this, many came on board to sail on the PROTON journey into the future with us. Thank you for believing in us. Now we can all charge ahead and be the driving force of the brand”.

Building dreams together - Existing dealers must upgrade

PROTON has always lived on the ideals of sharing progress, technology and advancement for the benefit of all, and this includes the opportunities for dealers to ride on to the future with PROTON.

“Everywhere, businesses are focused on customer satisfaction to ensure sustainability, and PROTON is definitely gaining momentum to reap rewards in the future from current plans that have been put in place. For this reason, I encourage dealers to upgrade their outlets to 3S and 4S so that we could all be in a thriving business together and progressively benefit from it,” encouraged Abdul Rashid Musa, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of PROTON.

This opinion was agreed by our dealers.

A PROTON dealer for 15 years, Sobri Mustafa of Top Zone Auto Gallery Sdn Bhd who decided to upgrade to a 3S outlet said, “The secret to a successful business is the ability to make customers happy and satisfied for both sales and after sales service. Moreover, with the current partnership with Geely, we can now compete with brands from Japan and Korea due to capabilities in terms of technology advancement, attractive design, comfort, and especially in terms of quality where we can see there are improvements in our cars now,” explained Sobri enthusiastically.

For Datin Fauziah Ahmad, of Pengangkutan Sedar Sdn Bhd she reasoned that, “To be honest, we started our own initiative to upgrade from a shop-lot to a stand-alone building two years ago. Currently we need to upgrade further to be in tandem with the standard requirements, but most important is that we understand the need to upgrade as we needed to portray a better appearance and image for the product, the PROTON brand and the upgrade to a 3S outlet will ultimately serve its purpose as we will be able to serve customers better”.

As for Dato’ Sri Ngu Ung Yong, of Ngu’s Motor Service Sdn Bhd who views it in terms of nationalistic sentiment, “Proton is our national car and it is our duty to make it successful again. Moreover, with the partnership with Geely and new management, we trust PROTON is in a good position for turnaround,” said Ngu, who will be upgrading the premise to a 4S outlet.

He continued, “In addition, we are the only dealer in Sibu and with a rising demand for Proton cars in Sarawak, I am confident we can contribute to the sales and growth of market share of PROTON in the long term. Most importantly for us, when we are in this business and for us to be successful, we need to honour our promises to customers, listen to their issues and attend to their needs fast. Our values go a long way and so is our attitude towards customers”.

Confidence is strong on the future direction of PROTON – 7 new dealers joined PROTON

This month’s dealer signing ceremony is more meaningful because we not only welcome more dealer outlet upgrades but we also welcome new PROTON dealers to the dealership family. The confidence level for PROTON brand is strong in the market and the Company commend their decision in joining to make PROTON great again.

For some of these investors, confidence is so strong on the PROTON brand and they decided that a flagship outlet is worth every Ringgit they invested.

“From our perspective, the partnership with Geely puts us in a stronger position to gain market traction and simultaneously revolutionise the business model of PROTON. We also get the sense that consumers are eager for the coming new product launches, especially the first Proton SUV which will be brought to our Malaysian shores. We also expect that the partnership with Geely would enable PROTON to replicate Geely’s success in China,” said Teng Swee Eng, of DRS Golsta Sdn Bhd who joined as a new PROTON dealer and his first experience as a car dealer.

This confidence was echoed by Chai Siam Yeong, of Anggerik Semoyang Sdn Bhd, who has never been a car dealer as well but took a leap faith for this venture into a 3S outlet. In his opinion, he said, “Although we have no experience as a car dealer, we see tremendous opportunity as a PROTON dealer. With the first Proton SUV in the market, the interest from the public is high, we anticipate PROTON will gather more confidence as we move on, so for us this is definitely a good investment”.

Another new dealer with 3S facility, when asked on what Malaysians want in a car, Goh Kian Chuan, of DIDI Motors Sdn Bhd believes that, “The market wants quality cars coming from PROTON at affordable prices, and for most Malaysians, these are the two high considerations when customers look for in a car. Looking at current developments in PROTON, we are more than confident it is moving in the right direction, and it will definitely be a worthy competitor amongst other car marques in the market, more so now that PROTON is part of the Geely group”.

Potential dealers – dealership is limited now

PROTON, hot propriety in the market now, has got many potential investors waiting in line to be part of the dealership. We encourage all those interested to hurry and submit your applications soonest so that all can experience this journey with us towards the PROTON success.

“PROTON received overwhelming response from dealers who are keen to upgrade their dealer outlets to 3S and 4S, in addition to requests by new dealer investors who are confident of the direction and future of the Company. This pleasant surprise gives us further motivation to serve our customers better. With regards to this, we would also like to inform that there will be limited number of PROTON dealerships available, hence we recommend for those eager to join us, to submit your proposals as early as you can. We welcome your applications and we thank you in advance for your willingness to look beyond today, to join us for a stronger and fruitful future with us,” said Dr Ho Tuck Sum, the Head of Network Planning of PROTON.

“We thank PROTON for this opportunity to be a PROTON dealer. We certainly caught on the game early. Nothing beats being with a strong and capable company like Geely-PROTON partnership which has enormous potential in terms of technological prowess, manufacturing capabilities as well as the ability to build safer cars for the future which meet high standards of requirements. This partnership will boost customers’ confidence in us, and more importantly, it allows us to compete with other car marques in the industry. So the investment decision is definitely a good move for us,” said Khoo Kim Hong, of Ultra Gallant Sdn Bhd, who will be operating a 3S outlet.

May 2018 promotions


Visit our showrooms today, and find great values for every car model of your desire. There is a car to suit your everyday needs. Check out our 0% hire purchase interest subsidy* for selected Proton models, free 3 months instalment or body kit or RM1000 discount for Saga**, free 3 months instalment or RM1000 discount for the Persona**, as well as discounts of up to RM 15,172*** which are all yours for the taking, so come and get your favourite Proton today.

In line with government’s zero GST announcement starting 1 June 2018, PROTON will be offering its customers the option of either cash rebate or service vouchers equivalent to the same value, for the difference between the pre and post GST price for cars bought and registered from 16 May – 31 May 2018.

For more information, customers can contact PROTON Customer Care at 1800 888 398 or email to us at customercare@proton.com. Customers can also visit www.proton.com or our official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ProtonCarsOfficial. For added convenience, customers can download the official MyProton mobile app, available via Google Play and Apple App Store.

*Applicable for Exora, Ertiga, Iriz and Suprima S Premium. Promotion valid until 31 May 2018. Terms and conditions apply.
**Subject to terms and conditions. Promotion valid until 31 May 2018.
*** Discounted value varies by models. Promotion valid until 31 May 2018.

 

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