With reference to the official announcement made by Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade & Industry (MITI), Proton wishes to put on record its appreciation to the government for the support.
“The announcement by the government will catalyse Proton’s turnaround plan which includes the rolling out of three new models this year starting with the Perdana. With the infusion of new members of management, the company is confident of turnaround,” said Proton CEO, Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali.
The company will continue to focus on improving its products and services in order to serve its customers better. To date, the company has produced various models in all the segments, either through collaboration with established OEMs or its internally developed capability.
“Proton is also constantly engaging its strategic partners to explore collaborative opportunities to improve its products offerings and time to market. I believe the assistance by the government will reinforce the confidence of our partners in Proton,” added Dato’ Fuaad.
Proton also understands that its sustainability will inevitably affect the eco-system of the local automotive industry involving the vendors, suppliers, dealers, pre-owned vehicle operators and its customers who have all along been loyal and supportive.
“We value the assistance and acknowledge all the concerns earlier highlighted by the government. We welcome the setting up of the task force and look forward to working closely with them to chart sustainable growth for Proton,” Dato’ Fuaad continued.
“On behalf of Warga Proton, this will certainly uplift the morale of the 12,000 employees,” ended Dato’ Fuaad.