Proton has launched a brand new stamping line at its Tanjung Malim plant, which it says will enhance localisation in addition to scale back its publicity to import disruptions. Elements availability has been a problem for the Malaysian carmaker, and the brand new Stamping D Line is supposed to alleviate that whereas offering different advantages.
The corporate invested RM140 million to arrange its newest stamping line, with RM36 million going to the development of a devoted constructing – the groundbreaking was held on April 21, 2021. In the meantime, RM104 million was spent to accumulate the stamping machines that arrived in early July 2022, and all the facility was accomplished final December.
In response to Proton, Stamping D Line has the most important mechanical press within the nation, and every machine offers a special stamping power starting from 1,000 to 2,500 tonnes. These machines are joined by six robots that assist to maneuver work supplies from one station to the subsequent, growing effectivity and lowering human error. With 98% of the stamping line being automated, there’s much less security threat to employees who accumulate the components on the finish of the road.
A complete of fifty distinctive parts will be produced by the stamping line, which additionally options expertise from Trade 4.0 to enhance effectivity. This consists of cameras linked to a synthetic intelligence system ensures the exact positioning of supplies in addition to distant troubleshooting assist from the OEM (unique tools producer).
“The launch of our new stamping line in Tanjung Malim is a serious addition to Proton’s automotive manufacturing capabilities. As a nationwide automotive model, the elevated use of domestically sourced components in our manufacturing actions is viral to the nationwide automotive ecosystem and helps scale back the outflow of funds from the nation,” mentioned Roslan Abdullah, deputy CEO of Proton.
“Other than probably lowering our use of imported components by 115,000 models per 12 months, the stamping line additionally permits for better flexibility when deciding our manufacturing combine each month and improves the pace by which we are able to domestically produce new fashions,” he added.