Thursday, December 11, 2008

Proton To Be On Par With World's Top Carmakers

Though still a long way to go for Proton Holdings Bhd to be considered a successful carmaker in the world, it is albeit on the right track to be on par with the world's top car manufacturers.

The national carmaker has proven its sceptics wrong by doing what it should do best, and that is the business of making and selling cars.

Launching of the highly-popular Proton Persona and the new Saga models has changed the company's dwindling fortunes.

The company is now present in 24 countries including in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore.

Analysts feel the company can double its overseas shipments to 40,000 units next year, aided by new models such as Persona, Saga and its latest edition, new multi-purpose vehicle, due for launch by March next year.

Currently, the company exports 2,000 units a month, working out to 24,000 units a year.

The crucial "ingredient" for its current success has been "offering the right car at the right time and at the right price." Credit should be given to managing director Syed Zainal Abidin Mohamed Tahir, who since taking over the helm in 2006, has been working tirelessly to push forward such a strategy that has thrust Proton on the right track to regain its share in the local and foreign automotive markets.

***** A very optimistic analysis indeed, isn't it?

Read the whole report HERE.
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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

On par with world's top carmakers?? Exports 24,000 cars per year??

They should have claimed that "nobody come on par wih us as far as low quality is concerned"!

2:34 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Acat said...

on par with the worlds top carmakers in the sense that they'll be expecting trouble soon because of decreasing global demand and the uncertainties in th global economy.

the persona body kit looks cool btw.

2:53 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haven't we heard all this before?

Alibaba

5:02 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Crankster said...

Too optimistic. It has the makings of a punch and judy show.

5:49 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Cat-out-of-the-bag said...

Hahaha...insider information is that Proton is losing their pants in exporting their cars. The loss is covered up by the the domestic market profits. Makes good window dressing though so that the CEO and Chairman can look pretty!

6:41 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehehe, this could well be one of the best jokes / bull s*** of Bolehland this year.

9:38 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous thosedumbfucks said...

wtf, 1st some idiot says we are not in recession. Now this ass says potong gonna be world class. Nether world? Someone pls give the jerks a dictiionary!

6:09 PM GMT+8  
Blogger mech81 said...

Domestic "cut-throating" to prop up overseas market losses. Proton has basically been fleecing our own Malaysians with similar pricing of Proton cars internally compared to overseas but with lower quality accessories and standard items...

I've seen both the domestic and the Australian overseas models...vastly superior difference in the export models but still far short of international standards...poor Malaysians being taken for a ride...so much for looking after our own people

1:04 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous oidoktormoron said...

coup de grace! kill the fu@#$!* proton!

8:54 PM GMT+8  

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