Proton Regional Parts Centre will reduce parts delivery time in East Malaysia outlets
The Proton Regional Parts Centre in Kuching, Sarawak is a new facility to supply parts and components to dealers in East Malaysia. This will reduce the delivery time for parts.
The 28,000 square foot facility is to meet the growing demands of the increased customer base in Sabah and Sarawak. It has more than three times the storage capacity of its predecessor.
Aside from its increased space and capability to handle the direct shipment of parts, the new Proton Regional Parts Centre will also be able to store up to six containers. This will enable it to receive multiple orders concurrently. It will also be able to handle increased throughput, reducing the time it takes to process and deliver orders to outlets.
This will also significantly improve waiting time for accident repairs. In addition to the three months of stocks held, the dealers are also required to have three months maintenance parts stock.
Proton’s sales in East Malaysia have improved progressively since 2019, following the launch of the Proton X70 in December 2018. Total sales in the region have increased by 120% from 2018 to 2021, and with healthy booking numbers in 2022, the company is expecting a further 20% growth in year-on-year sales. As of at the end of October, Proton has delivered 115,366 vehicles so far this year, showing an increase of 33.6% thus far for the first ten months of 2022.
Helping fuel the growth has been the strong sales performance of PROTON’s new models. Less than four years after launching its first SUV, the company has become Malaysia’s most popular SUV brand. The Proton X50 is currently the best-selling model SUV in the country and cumulatively, nearly 50,000 units of the Proton X50 and Proton X70 have been delivered this year.
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