Proton Cars Are Going to Get Assembled Under Al-Haj Automotive in Pakistan

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After having the series of a successful automobile manufactures launches in Pakistan for years this time Proton Cars are going to get assembled under the grant provided to Al-haj automotive. Al-Haj Automotive has been granted the Greenfield investment status by the Ministry for Industries and Production to produce Proton cars in the country under the Automotive Development Policy 2016-21.
The assembly plant for Proton will be established in Karachi. This plant will be automaker’s first CKD plant in the region, occupying a 55-acre area and an initial investment of $30 million. As per the provided information, it will be ready by late next year with a yearly production capacity of 25,000 units. 

Establishment of proton plants and its assembly in Pakistan carries many benefits for Pakistanis. The prominent advantages include the creation of 2,000 direct employment opportunities and 20,000 indirect opportunities through other means such as local vendors. Together with this, people especially automobile amiable will be introduced with a new brand and model to gear it up.

According to reports, the first model is expected to launch by the second quarter of 2020. The company will offer the CBU version of Proton Saga. The first model launch in Pakistan by Al-Haj Proton collaboration will be the 1.3 liter Saga sedan.

According to Syed Faisal Albar, Proton Chairman, Pakistan will help Proton create pathways to other markets and added that the company is aiming to introduce other models in the market as well.

Although under the light of different advantages, assembly of Proton Cars in Pakistan sounds fancy. Furthermore, the creation of Proton CKD plants in the country is also an impressive achievement in the fast-growing Al-Haj Automotive group’s accomplishment list. Thus, it seems the Proton Cars will influence and impact largely. Let’s see what kind of competition it will create for the already successfully existing and executing automobiles and its manufacturers in Pakistan.

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