Digi Business supports Hartalega’s digitalisation journey

The firm is upgrading the connectivity points at Hartalega’s plants in Sepang and Bestari Jaya


DIGI Business has partnered with nitrile glove manufacturer Hartalega Holdings Bhd to support the latter’s digitalisation journey as its business operations expand.

Under the partnership, Digi Business is upgrading the connectivity points at Hartalega’s plants in Sepang and Bestari Jaya to serve its growing business and workforce.

Digi’s CBO Eugene Teh said the glove industry has seen a boom in recent years especially with the rising need for protective gear amid the pandemic.

“We are happy that we can support Hartalega’s evolving connectivity needs as they continue to grow and expand their business.

“As a trusted digital partner, we look forward to continue servicing Hartalega and other enterprise customers with our high-speed connectivity, digital solutions and expertise as we believe digital enablement is fundamental for companies to survive and succeed especially during these challenging times,” Teh said in a statement yesterday.

To support Hartalega’s needs for connectivity solutions for its business expansion, Digi Business is currently installing portable base transceiver stations, lampholes and permanent rooftop base transceivers at Hartalega’s hostels in Sepang and Bestari Jaya.

The network enhancement setup will address any connectivity challenges that the glove manufacturer may face in the future and will allow their employees to stay connected at work and with their families, said Digi.

Hartalega human resource director Joseph Koh said it is vital for the group to find the right partner who can meet its business requirements and is able to help the group achieve its business goals.

Koh said Digi Business has been flexible and agile in its efforts to deliver connectivity solutions and corporate lines that fit Hartalega’s business needs since their partnership began in 2016.

“Over the years, the customised solutions have even helped us to manage our operating expenses more efficiently while improving our delivery process to our Hartanians. Our foreign associates are also able to easily connect back to their family in Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Indonesia throughout the border closure periods,” he said.

For its first quarter ended June 30, 2021 (1QFY22), Hartalega’s net profit jumped 928% year-on-year (YoY) to RM2.26 billion from RM219.72 million in 1QFY21 driven by higher sales revenue and lower utilities expenses, partly offset by the increase in raw material piece.

Its revenue for the quarter rose 324% YoY to RM3.9. billion against RM920.09 million last year due to higher average selling price and sales volume.

Hartalega continues to expand capacity at its glove manufacturing facility in Sepang, Selangor, in line with the demand growth outlook.