Manufacturing companies have traditionally been much more focused on making and marketing products than on what to do with them at the end of their useful lives. Disposing of old cars, dead appliances and obsolete electronics products was, for the most part, someone else’s problem.
Proton (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) has invested substantial research and development to ensure the success of its new concept vehicle. Proton believes that passenger comfort, product manufacturability and feasibility of maintenance are key differentiators in car development.
When Fralock Corp. (Canoga Park, CA) needed to supply adhesive-backed assemblies for a customer’s high-definition television projectors, it had the experience and the relationships, but not the equipment, to successfully pull the job off.