Following the announcement by the Prime Minister last Friday to relax the Movement Control Order that has been in effect since 18 March, national carmaker Proton said that it will gradually restart operations beginning on the 5th of May.
The company expects to reopen its sales and service outlets beginning tomorrow, although only limited to outlets located within the green and yellow zones, subject to requirements from all relevant authorities. Proton says that strict safety protocols are in place to safeguard the health of its customers and personnel.
Aside from the reopening of its customer-facing premises, the company’s corporate office at Centre of Excellence will also spring back to life starting tomorrow. Proton says that new work practices will be adopted to minimize infection and contact between its staff.
Proton’s manufacturing plants at Tanjung Malim and Shah Alam will also “gradually resume production”, according to the statement.
Proton CEO Dr. Li Chunrong said, “Proton will begin the gradual resumption of all its business activities. However, the safety of our customers and employees is our main priority and in line with the Prime Minister’s calls to adopt a ‘new normal’, we will introduce a new set of protocols in all areas.
“We would like to reassure all our customers that no effort will be spared in ensuring their safety and health. As a responsible automotive manufacturer, safety is always our primary concern,” added Dr. Li.