TRW's chassis systems business today officially opened its manufacturing facility in Bukit Beruntung, Malaysia, to supply brake and chassis modules to Proton for the Waja GX-41 model. As a Tier-1 supplier to Proton, TRW's manufacturing operation is based on a modular concept. Construction of this state-of-the-art facility began in December 1999 on eight acres of land. Production started this month. Total investment for the facility was RM 92 million (US $24 million) and of that RM 67 million (US $18 million) was invested for land, building and equipment, with total manufacturing square footage of 4,700 sq./m. TRW employs 50 people at the plant.