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Published on April 23rd, 2021 | by Subhash Nair

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Proton Plant In Tanjung Malim Getting New Stamping Facility

Proton will be expanding their Tanjung Malim factory once again under Geely.

The Tanjung Malim plant will be going through further expansion. Yesterday, the company had a ground-breaking ceremony to signal the start of construction of a new stamping facility. When completed, this facility will house a new Superlarge press machine, allowing for more localisation of parts on Geely-based models both present and future.

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This latest renovation represents an RM200 million investment, bringing the total investment in the Tanjung Malim plant since the start of the Geely partnership up to RM1.4 billion in total.

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Proton currently locally assembles two Geely models, the X70 and X50. A third model will most likely be based on the Geely Jiaji, an MPV that could replace the ageing Exora.

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Here’s the press release with more.

PRESS RELEASE

PROTON today began work on a further addition to their Tanjung Malim plant. The company performed a groundbreaking ceremony for a new stamping facility that will complement the existing lines. This expansion will house a new Superlarge press machine to further enhance stamping abilities. More significantly, it is part of PROTON’s overarching plan to increase levels of localisation, both for current and future models.

With an investment of RM 200 million, this new facility is part of PROTON’s plan to make Tanjung Malim a world class manufacturing plant. This is on top of the RM 1.2 billion that was spent previously. The new press will allow
for the stamping of much larger pieces of bodywork and other parts.

The company says that this investment is part of its growth strategy as well as for future planning as it is designed to allow for the manufacturing of more model lines. It is also in line with PROTON’s technology strategy as the
new area will include state-of-the-art tools as well as systems.

PROTON has seen a huge turnaround in fortunes over the last three years. It has launched new models, gained market share, improved quality and also revamped its entire dealer network. This resulted in the company being
the only large manufacturer in Malaysia to post growth in 2020. The new stamping facility will flank the existing line and is expected to be completed by the 3rd quarter of 2022.

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