by TMR/Pics courtesy of Ferrotec
FERROTEC Holdings Corp, a global supplier of materials, components and precision system solutions will establish a new manufacturing facility at Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah, facilitated by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority.
The plant — which will be undertaking electromechanical assembly and advanced material fabrication for semiconductor equipment — is designed to meet customer needs while also expanding the group’s business globally.
The plant is expected to kick start its operation in 2023.
With a total investment expected to exceed RM500 million and at a facility of more than 80,000 sq ft, the project is anticipated to create approximately 250 high-value jobs for Malaysians.
As a Tier 1 company supplying multi-national companies in the semiconductor industry, the company has committed to providing training to Malaysian employees at the factories in Japan and the US.
“Ferrotec’s decision on choosing Malaysia as a destination of choice for its high-tech manufacturing facility speaks volumes of our talent readiness, strength and capability of our manufacturing and business ecosystems. Indeed, Ferrotec’s presence in Malaysia will turbocharge our local talent development and strengthen our value proposition in the global supply chain,” said Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
He also stressed that Ferrotec’s investment will open up greater possibilities for other global companies in the industry to follow suit and invest in Malaysia. He added that this major investment is poised to realise Malaysia’s long-term aspiration of becoming a global manufacturing hub.
In 2021, the machinery and equipment industry received 48 approved projects worth RM1.67 billion in investment from both foreign and domestic sources.
“Ferrotec has seen increasing demand for our products and services in Asia. With this new production facility, we expect to provide expanded capacity, improve business continuity for critical activities, and most importantly, ensure that our customers do not experience disruptions to their supplies from us,” said Ferrotec (US) Corp CEO Eiji Miyanaga.