Proton Test Centre receives ISO 17025 accreditation

Proton Test Centre receives ISO 17025 accreditation

Proton has received accreditation for its in-house testing facilities from the Department of Standards Malaysia, the Malaysian carmaker has announced.

The in-house testing facilities located in Shah Alam, which are collectively known as the Proton Test Centre, has received the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation from the department as presented by Department of Standards Malaysia director-general Shaharul Sadri Alwi, and which was received by Proton director of group engineering Hazrin Fazail Haroon.

The MS ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation is a standard measuring the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, and the standard is used to develop quality management systems as well as for testing and calibration laboratories to assess one’s own competence.

Certification consists of ensuring that test results meet the required levels over a set duration, while documentation requirements consist of a quality manual, standard operating procedures and work instruction flows, among others, according to Proton.

Proton Test Centre receives ISO 17025 accreditation

Being a globally recognised standard, IOS 17025 provides proof of integrity, competence, and overall quality of the Proton Test Centre, as well as allowing the facility to meet testing requirements for vehicles co-developed with Geely, and also opens up the possibility of testing other Geely models, says Proton.

“The accreditation received by Proton Test Centre is recognition for the hard work put in by the engineering and testing teams at Proton to elevate our level of technical capability to be in line with our partner, Geely. It also allows us to reduce our product development costs as we no longer need to send our parts to be tested overseas and will help better manage our timelines too,” Hazrin said in a statement.

“With the accreditation, the test centre now meets both the technical competence requirements and management system requirements that are necessary for it to consistently deliver technically valid test results and calibrations. Ultimately, this will result in better quality Proton vehicles, which will benefit our valued customers,” the Proton director of group engineering added.

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Comments

  • Why not IATF?

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    • Bigboytoy on Sep 04, 2023 at 10:49 pm

      It is for different category of qualification systems

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    • Engineer on Sep 05, 2023 at 4:32 pm

      LOL! FYI Proton is long ago IATF 16949 certified. This is for lab & test center accreditation which goes under ISO 17025. Both which accords to international standards.

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  • So, why Proton after 30-years of making cars only obtain this testing certification?

    I understand the standards are following the new 2017 standards, but it’s been 6 years and only now Proton are getting their in-house testing certified? Incompetent.

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    • You better be thankful one day if Proton can be better than before. At least they tried to turnaround their brand image ….

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      • Thankful? Why?

        Proton is the reason we have higher imported car price in the first place. So much protection are given to Proton and see, 30-years later they got certified for in-house testing!

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        • Halil on Sep 04, 2023 at 5:52 pm

          So, Is Sulking about the past is the only thing that you can do now ? Ok Maybe Proton does make a mistake during that time …

          And yet Proton was in the middle of it’s turnaround. And man in the middle of this, Covid 19 was booooomiiing, spare parts and quality problems started to exist right and there …

          But wait do they loss ? Well, ask them …

          Do they don’t care about the customers ? Man it’s a subjective one. Because whenever I checked X50 and X70 owner’s community most of the time they got good after sales service while some got the lemons, but most of the time it was good and in present, almost all things that happened regarding spare parts was not so severe unlike back in 2021 and 2022 where Covid hits the peaked mark in Malaysia ..

          Ok, now why don’t they get this certification and not in 2017 . Well because in 2017 Proton was in the dire situation and Geely bought Proton for 49.9% of it’s ownership, it took at least 5 to 6 years to get back on again and focus of how making cars together again lol …

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    • suomynona on Sep 04, 2023 at 5:36 pm

      Only when Geely came into the picture?

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      • Ativa dan sekilang denganNya on Sep 04, 2023 at 7:58 pm

        Meanwhile so many fatal crashes of new perodua cars lately. Y no concern?

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    • Bigboytoy on Sep 04, 2023 at 10:52 pm

      Business requirements drive it, nothing more.

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    • Engineer on Sep 05, 2023 at 4:35 pm

      It was not a necessity when they were all inhouse but now under Geely, they would need proper accreditation for the testing done with 3rd party vehicles ie Geely, Smart, cars.

      As @Bigboytoy surmised it is a business decision.

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  • TempeKeras on Sep 04, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    Tofu safety tetap tofu

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    • Celup King on Sep 06, 2023 at 2:15 pm

      When you can walk away from a Proton car that did an impromptu 150kmph crash test. Yea this tofu is hardier than diamond.

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  • Kelawar Goreng on Sep 05, 2023 at 8:43 am

    Grade A bat sup

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  • Ruslan Bahari on Sep 05, 2023 at 10:03 am

    It will be gone in 2027. They have to re-build in Tanjong Malim.

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