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Download Proton Logo Wallpapers – Proton is the abbreviation for Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional, translated “National Automobile Company” (Holding). This designation is the result of evolutionary history. The group was formed in 1983 at the initiative of then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad bin through cooperation of the Heavy Industries of Malaysia to the Japanese automobile and hi-Mitsubishi Electric Company. To date, the state is the main shareholder of the company Proton Malaysia. The main factory is located in Shah Alam, Selangor. A second plant in Tanjong Malim is, Perak, which occupy the factory site and the area of supplier companies 30% of the area of Proton City.
The original trademark was a yellow star on a dark blue background. The contours show the shape of a diamond. Production began in 1985. First of all parts of the cars were manufactured by Mitsubishi, over time more and more Malaysian companies produced components. Produced under license Mitsubishi are now mostly in-house development and the Proton Waja, Gen2, Persona, Saga, Savvy, Arena (Jumbuck), Satria Neo, Exora.
1996 acquired a majority stake in Proton British car manufacturer Lotus, Proton has since 2003 100% of this company. In December 2004, Proton acquired a majority stake in the Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta. MV Agusta addition to the traditional label also includes the brands Husqvarna and Cagiva. At the beginning of 2006, however, this participation has been released again.
From 1995 to 2001 Proton cars were offered in Germany. Sold the models 300 (which corresponded to the Mitsubishi Colt) and 400 (sister models of the Mitsubishi Lancer) were. Due to the disappointing sales figures (about 2000 pieces per year) is the trademark of this market but drew back.
Proton Malaysia in 2002 had a market share of about 60%. This decreased to 30% by 2005. We expect a further reduction of the share, if the development of AFTA tariffs to a maximum of 5% must be reduced. Due to weak demand in its home market of the Malaysian state probed as a major shareholder the opportunity to sell a stake of 50 percent of the company and to transfer the production in the hands of a foreign automobile manufacturer. Negotiations took place with the Volkswagen AG, but they ended unsuccessfully. Instead, in December 2008 signed a development agreement with Mitsubishi.