Some brief information on the Proton Savvy and Proton factory’s TUV audit is on TUV Rheinland Group’s website. The audit/inspection carries the ID number 0000100995. Basically it says the audit certifies the technical capability and process effectiveness of Proton’s vendors and makes sure it complies with international quality standards.

There we have it… Proton’s attempt to get rid of bad vibes about it’s company’s quality control.

You can click more for the text on TUV’s website.

Proton TRM Audit/Inspection

TUV Audit ensures Quality of Proton vendors

PROTON’s commitment to producing good quality cars and to attain internationally recognized standards has received a great boost with the technical audit and certification of its network of automotive vendors, component manufacturers and suppliers by internationally renowned German Standards Authority TUV.

This audit program is mainly to assess technical capability and process effectiveness of PROTON vendors, while the certification means products manufactured or supplied by these companies to the national car manufacturer are in compliance with international standards in terms of quality. PROTON’s quality campaign had aggressively moved forward in 2002, when a total of 69 vendors selected to produce and supply components for the GEN.2, were first required to undergo an audit and to become certified by the TUV. The audit and certification was subsequently extended to include all PROTON local, regional and international manufacturers and suppliers.

To-date, a total of 209 vendors have been audited. The audit on supplier input and material ensures that the vendor’s sub-vendors or suppliers also subscribe to and fulfill the same quality standards and requirements as prescribed by PROTON. The production audit meanwhile, assesses if the finished components meet with desired standards and specifications as stipulated by PROTON in compliance with international requirements. The TUV audit is an initiative by PROTON in fulfilling the commitment to improving the quality of its cars.

This program is over and above other internationally recognized standards vendors must conform to, for example the ISO, QS and TS 16949 standards. Companies that do not meet with these requirements may no longer be given the opportunity to produce or supply components directly to PROTON. “There will be no compromise on quality. This is an area that has repeatedly hurt the PROTON brand badly despite our best efforts to produce good quality, reliable and dependable cars for the consumer,” said PROTON Group Chief Executive Officer Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff. “TUV certification will underline the effectiveness of PROTONs quality management system and its conformity with the relevant globally valid standards.”

More than 80 per cent of PROTON components are currently produced or supplied by automotive component manufacturers and suppliers. PROTON’s network of 287 vendors and approximately 3,000 sub-vendors currently supply more than 5,000 individual components and parts for its cars.

The TUV is a global leader in compliance engineering, testing and quality registration services for both domestic and foreign markets with testing and certification services available for a diverse range of industries including automotive, industrial machinery, medical devices and pressure equipment.

TUV Audit ID 0000100995

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