Established in 1983, Proton has come a long way to become one of Asia’s leading car brands. To see what has made Proton a success, come see our range of stylish yet economical cars at our Main Showroom (Tel: 6743-5885) or our Authorised Sales Dealer, TTS Motor Group Pte Ltd (Tel: 6842-2222) showrooms today!
It has been a long road for Proton. These are the milestones in our proud history:
Perusahaan Otomobile Nasional Berhad (PROTON) was incorporated on 7 May 1983 to manufacture, assemble and sell motor vehicles and related products including accessories, spare parts and other components.
Launch of Malaysia's first car, the Proton Saga (MPI), with the encouragement of then-Prime Minister Dato Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
PROTON publicly listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
PROTON acquired a share in Lotus Group International in a major step to upgrade its engineering capabilities.
PROTON acquired 100% stake in Lotus Group International.
Our main plant in Shah Alam, near Kuala Lumpur, covers 99,400sq m. It houses an engine and transmission factory, castings plant, R&D centre and semi-high speed test track. This plant is capable of producing 240,000 cars every year.
A new modular assembly plant has been built at Tanjung Malim, north of Kuala Lumpur. This area, more than 50 times bigger than the Shah Alam site, has been nicknamed Proton City. It contains the new factory, plant, housing, a university and other commercial buildings. Three new models, including Gen•2 and Savvy, are produced here.
Personnel from Lotus are also closely involved in developing new Proton models at the design and development centre in Malaysia. This gives our cars a distinctively international edge.
From modest beginnings, Proton cars are now being exported to over 50 countries around the world.↑ Back to top