Proton Holdings Bhd is the owner and manufacturer of the Proton marque of cars.
Proton Holdings Berhad is a Malaysian automobile manufacturer.
It was founded in 1983 by the then Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. His vision was for Proton to become a global automotive player and wanted Malaysia to embark on this heavy industry to uplift Malaysia’s manufacturing sector and capability.
Proton has two manufacturing plants, one in Shah Alam, Selangor and also in Tanjung Malim, Perak. The newer plant based in Tanjung Malim is part of an intergrated manufacturing area called Proton City.
Initially it sold re-badged Mitsubishi cars. In 30 years Proton has progressed positively to now producing entire models in-house.