Malaysia-based Proton Holdings Bhd. has implemented a web-based Product Data Management (PDM) system linking all of the company's domestic and international interests into one common network and providing real-time design and engineering data to its 1,500 engineers and designers worldwide.
Proton Chief Executive Officer, Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, said simultaneous collaboration in research and development, production, and after-sales service will better support Proton's global expansion plans.
Proton currently has manufacturing facilities in Shah Alam and Tanjung Malim, both in Malaysia. These will now be able to easily communicate with Lotus Engineering in the UK and MV Augusta in Italy, as well as with operations in Iran and China.
“Proton's web-based system is an expansion and improvement over the existing systems used before, which was restricted to its headquarters in Shah Alam and in the form of a direct-link with Lotus Engineering in the United Kingdom,” Ariff said at a June 7 press conference announcing the program. "With PDM, we are able to produce faster and more accurate designs."
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