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FreeThinker
06-06-2007, 11:46 AM
Well said!

http://www.sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=18124

Sentinel
06-06-2007, 11:55 AM
Remember they launched Proton Arena? The "neither a car nor pick-up truck" some years back? Heard they lost a pile there as they sold less than 500 units! Hmmm....... :eek:

hhtee
06-06-2007, 12:02 PM
I had been telling my friends that Proton should just shut down and focus on things that they are good at.

I mean, if you a company still producing and selling products that was produced 20 years old, does this company know anything about Product Life Cycle ?


do you still see motorolla and nokia still selling those phones that were so huge that can smash crabs ? NO!

do you still see people producing phones as large as your brief case ? NO!

do you still see people connecting their car phones and when their phone ring, the honks sound? NO!!

keep up with time lah PROTON!

Maybe Proton is a good name for our National Car Producer! The Proton revolves around the nucleus and never expand and keeps doing the same thing over and over again. So, please keep producing your 20 year old car and revolve over and over again Proton!

uchangeng
06-06-2007, 01:48 PM
What happen to the bicycle bzness?

I know they sold the Italian motobike for 2 Euro and is struggling with the English car company they bought.

sly
06-06-2007, 02:18 PM
Here's the link... (http://www.proton2020.com/tbolt.asp) i strongly feels most bike enthusiast wont want to buy a proton bike...they will surely go for brand like cannondale, specialized, giant, voodoo, mongoose etc etc....for normal user, why wanna buy so expensive 1? u can get good ones with much lower price from lerun....so how to sell?

denver
06-06-2007, 02:55 PM
I mean, if you a company still producing and selling products that was produced 20 years old, does this company know anything about Product Life Cycle ?

Oh, Proton knows about product life cycle. The problem is that the Iswara has been consistently Proton's best selling model. Almost half of all Proton's sales comes from the Iswara model. In fact, an insider told me, if it weren't for the Iswara's sales, Proton would be in a much much worse financial state right now. Weird eh? Can't really blame proton, they keep selling because people keep buying. The waiting list for Iswara is now about 3 months, where as other models like Waja they have plenty of ready stocks, they even have unregistered 2006 models yet to be sold. Go figure. :confused:

Anyway, I think another reason why Proton's sales are going down is because we have good (or shall I say "better") quality cars from Perodua. Nowadays, most colleage kids / fresh grads want a Myvi. The new Viva also looks like another winning model. So Perodua's growing success is eating into Proton's market and revenue. But that's business.