Proton and Mitsubishi announce possible collaboration

Proton and Mitsubishi announce possible collaboration image

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Mutually beneficial

Proton and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has just announced that the two companies are in serious discussion for strategic collaboration to further strengthen the competitiveness of both PROTON and MMC in the global marketplace.

The two companies are discussing possibilities such as the joint production of engines in Malaysia, consignment production of MMC-brand vehicles at Proton facilities, the sharing of major parts and components between MMC's "Global Small" car and Proton's own, and a provision of MMC's future technologies such as electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicle technology

Cooperation between Proton and MMC in the past has proven to be a long lasting business affiliation. The latest discussion between the companies aims to provide yet another win-win relationship where MMC will be able to expand its presence in the ASEAN market while Proton will be able to also expand its line-up and make effective use of its production facilities.