Proton is in the negotiation of embarking a contract for Proton’s model assembly by various parties.Read the full news from Bernama below.
PROTON TALKS FOR CONTRACT ASSEMBLY
NORWICH (United Kingdom),– Proton Holdings Bhd is in talks with several parties to embark on contract assembly, says its Group Managing Director Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir.
He said through contract assembly, the national carmaker would fully utilise the capacity at its Tanjung Malim plant in Perak.
” Whatever capacity we have, if we cannot utilise it for Proton, obviously we should explore contract assembly,” he told Malaysian reporters in an interview here recently.
Elaborating further, Chairman Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh said by undertaking contract assembly it does not mean Proton was inconsistent with its role as a car manufacturer.
He said in the short term, contract assembly was a practical solution for the company.
According to MIDF Research recently, Proton’s Tanjung Malim plant has the capacity to produce one million cars annually but today it was only rolling out 150,000 units off its assembly line each year.
It was reported recently that the Volkswagen group was keen to make Malaysia its sourcing hub for auto parts and completely-knocked down assembly in collaboration with a local automaker.