Overview:Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn. Bhd. was officially incorporated on May 7, 1983. PROTON is Malaysia's leading automotive manufacturer with 25 years of innovation and exports to over 25 countries. Today, it has over a dozen models in its stable with more than 3 million units sold. As a strategic component of Malaysia's Industrial Master Plan (IMP), PROTON's objectives include the development of indigenous research and development capabilities, world class manufacturing and production standards, design capabilities as well as a presence in the global market. This continuous process of improvement and global competitiveness has produced one of the largest pools of trained and talented engineers in Malaysia, many of whom are specialised in diverse and highly-specialised areas including automotive, materials and design engineering. Using the resources, technology, innovations, manpower and design capabilities which includes the expertise of PROTON's wholly-owned subsidiary Lotus Engineering UK, one of the world's leading automotive engineering consultancy companies, has provided PROTON with an invaluable resource which has helped place the national car company at the forefront of the automotive industry.