The Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC) has high hopes for Proton and Volkswagen to form an alliance together.
The discussions between them are still ongoing. We hope they will come to a fruitful cooperation. We believe they are perfect partners together and we (MGCC) offer our support in any way possible. If you (Malaysia) don’t have Proton, you wouldn’t have such a nice and sophisticated automotive parts industry. That is merit to Proton.
… said MGCC executive director Dr Rainer Herret.
MGCC says a tie-up could give the push Volkswagen needs to get into the sector. Two other German companies are already successful in our market – DaimlerChrysler and BMW.
German automotive and food processing parts manufacturers like Lehnard GmbH are also looking for contacts to enter the Malaysian market. Malaysian-German collaboration also exists in the areas of renewable energy, especially palm oil.