Revving up for success
PERUSAHAAN Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (Proton) made the nation proud when it rolled out the first ever car fully produced in Malaysia back in 1985. That was touted as the national car and has since been making waves by receiving accolades and awards from around the world.
Incorporated in 1983, the company has a substantial capital investment and developed a corporate philosophy that success can be achieved by having “the right car for the right market, at the right price and the right time”.
Proton’s business activities span throughout the whole automotive value chain, encompassing vehicle engineering, research and development, manufacturing, distribution, sales, after-sales services as well as financing.
It currently has manufacturing plants in Shah Alam and Tanjung Malim and a components plant in Glenmarie, Selangor.
Proton’s objectives included establishing a research and development division with world-class manufacturing and production standards, design capabilities and presence in the global market.
The continuous process of improvement and global competitiveness has produced one of the largest pools of trained and talented engineers in Malaysia – many in diverse and highly specialised areas, which include automotive, materials and design engineering.
Using the resources, technology, innovations, manpower and design capabilities which include the expertise of Proton’s wholly owned subsidiary Lotus Engineering UK, one of the world’s leading automotive engineering consultancy companies, has provided Proton with an invaluable resource which has helped place the national car company at the forefront of the automotive industry.
Proton is building on existing efforts to enhance efficiency, grow its international business, sharpen core competencies and be more customer-driven.
It is on the lookout for passionate, dedicated and innovative talents with the right attitude to support their aspirations and together pushing boundaries to achieve greater success.
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