DRB-HICOM’s acquisition of PROTON in 2012, alongside the development of a complete automotive ecosystem – ranging from vehicle design and development, component manufacturing, assembly, inspection and distribution to sales and after sales service – all point to the fact that that we are comprehensively and completely dedicated to the improvement, advancement and elevation of the Malaysian automotive industry, and the strengthening of our role in it.
The DRB-HICOM Automotive Complex in Pekan, Pahang has helped entrench its position as the country’s single largest automotive hub, and our position as the premier automotive manufacturer and distributor in the country.
We have a proven reputation to attract international manufacturers, with supply chains and logistical networks to achieve the critical mass and momentum needed to propel Pekan into a top-tier automaker for the ASEAN market. The complex assembles about 17,000 units of vehicles annually, with top brands like Mercedes, Suzuki, and Isuzu as part of our product line.
DRB-HICOM is a leading defence contractor in Malaysia, involved with the development, assembly and distribution of military vehicles for the Malaysian Armed Forces. DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn. Bhd. (DEFTECH) is the Group’s flagship defence company, which continues to innovate new and enhanced land and sea defence units.