Our story traces back to 1979 where former prime minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad conceived a vision: to create a national car. A monumental challenge even to this day. In 1983, PROTON was formed, laying the foundations to the nation’s pride in the automotive industry.

1985 marked a momentous year in Malaysia’s history. The country’s first national car, the Proton Saga, rolled out to the masses. An elusive dream for most nations, PROTON made it a reality for Malaysia. Since its inception, PROTON has become a key driver of national development as it paves the way forward with technology transfer, strategic partnerships and technical collaborations. Today, with the collaboration of our strategic partner, Geely, PROTON continues to design and build cars as it helps shape the landscape of Malaysia’s automotive industry, while it aims to grow big internationally. 

 

LATEST NEWS

8 SEP 2021
PROTON AIMS FOR SALES RECOVERY IN FINAL 4 MONTHS OF 2021

Following nearly three months of difficult market conditions due to Covid-19 prevention measures, national car maker PROTON is aiming to finish 2021 strongly. This follows a resumption in production, sales, and export activities, which is expected to contribute towards increased sales volume beginning in September.

18 AUG 2021
STATEMENT FROM PROTON

All Proton sales outlets will gradually reopen in accordance with the benchmarks set by the government. To ensure the safety of both customers and staff, only fully vaccinated sales staff (2 doses + 2 weeks) will be allowed to work in showrooms.

12 AUG 2021
MORE THAN 86% OF PROTON STAFF FULLY VACCINATED

Following the implementation of the second round of its PIKAS vaccination programme last week, over 86% of PROTON’s 8,486 staff members are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That number is expected to increase over the coming weeks as 98% have already received their first dose, in line with the company’s aim to achieve herd immunity in its chain of operations.