Industrial Visit to Proton Tanjung Malim, Perak - Robotics Club and IEEE XMUM Student Branch


In the effort to bridging the gap between the academia and the industry, XMUM Robotics Club and IEEE XMUM Student Branch have organized an industrial visit to PROTON Manufacturing Plant in Tanjung Malim. The industrial visit exposed students to cutting-edge technologies and innovative manufacturing techniques that contribute to enhanced safety, improved performance, and reduced negative environmental impacts. They interacted with the engineers and industry professionals in the plants who provided them valuable insights into the design, engineering, and quality assurance processes.

Proton is a Malaysian automotive company that was established in 1983 with the aim of developing and producing cars for the Southeast Asian market. The company was established with the support of the Malaysian government as part of its efforts to promote industrialization and technological development in the country. Proton's success has also helped to promote Malaysia as a hub for automotive manufacturing and innovation. In recent years. Proton has been expanding its reach beyond Malaysia by entering into strategic partnerships with other international automotive companies. One of the most notable partnerships is with China's Geely Automobile Holdings, which acquired a 49.9% stake in Proton in 2017. Under this partnership. Proton has been able to access Geely's advanced automotive technologies and expertise in areas such as electric vehicles, autonomous driving, and artificial intelligence. Recently, China's Geely Automobile Holdings also agreed on invest RM 30 Billion in the development and commercialization of Automotive High Tech Valley in Proton City, Tanjung Malim, Perak.

Event details:

Date: 13 June 2023, Tuesday

Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Venue: Proton Tanjung Malim, Perak

During the industrial visit, students gained a comprehensive understanding of the entire production cycle of a car manufacturing and automation process, from the arrival of engine bay to the final stages of quality control. They observed advanced robotic systems collaborating harmoniously with skilled workers to assemble complex parts with high precision and efficiency.

By immersing themselves in the car assembly manufacturing environment, students bridged the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. They witnessed first-hand on the applications of concepts taught in classrooms and gained real-world perspectives on the challenges and complexities faced by manufacturers in this dynamic industry.

In conclusion, the industrial visit to Proton Tanjung Malim manufacturing plant presented an unparalleled educational experience for students. It provided students with practical knowledge, fosters a deeper understanding of the manufacturing process, and inspires them to envision themselves as future contributors to the automotive industry's advancements. In time to come, the XMUM Robotic Club and IEEE XMUM Student Branch are in plan for more industrial visits to further strengthen the industrial networks and enhance students’ industrial exposures.

Figure 1. Entrance of Proton Tanjung Malim, Perak

Figure 2. Getting into the Engine Assembly Line

Figure 3: Briefing of Engine Operation

Figure 4. Prof. Wang Han (left) Presenting Thank You Gift to Proton's Representative (right)


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