Much, if not all, of the local automotive industry has been on ice since the Restricted Movement Order (RMO) was implemented. Battery disconnected, engine oil drained and locked away. With the Prime Minister’s Labour Day announcement on the relaxation of the RMO, Proton is looking to get that manufacturing and servicing machine restarted beginning tomorrow, 5 May 2020.
As everyone looking to do so will report, the process is contingent on the company complying with all stipulations required by the relevant authorities. Proton expects its sales and service outlets to roll up their shutters tomorrow. However, only centres in green and yellow zones are permitted to do so.
Furthermore, all this will be based on the requirements of all relevant authorities, subject to all premises and personnel meeting strict safety protocols guided by the National Security Council (NSC) of Malaysia to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Proton will also gradually be looking to resume production operations at its plants in Tanjung Malim and Shah Alam beginning tomorrow as well. That move might take a while as you don’t simply throw a switch and watch as brand new Protons come rolling out the other end of the factory.
The corporate office at the Centre Of Excellence (COE) will also begin operations with new work practices adopted to minimise infection and contact.
For more specific information pertaining to sales and after-sales, customers can hit up the proton.com website or call the customer care hotline at 1-800-88-8398.