Academic Medical Centre Sdn. Bhd. in an initiative with the Public-Private Partnership Unit of the Prime Minister's Department has established Perdana University envisioned to be an education-research-healthcare hub for the region. Perdana University is a world-class health care and medical facility that will include medical school, multi-specialty teaching hospital and life sciences research center. The project will create 377 employment opportunities and 94 per cent of which are Malaysians.
As the world's premier measurement company, Agilent works in close collaboration with engineers, scientists, and researchers around the globe to meet the technology developments of communications, electronics, life sciences, and chemical analysis area. We serves customers in 110 countries with a global workforce of 19,000 employees.Our headquarters is in Santa Clara, California, USA, but we are proud to say that the biggest operational site is right here in Penang, Malaysia.
The trend in market expansion and globalisation that started a few years ago pushed Alcatel, one of the world leaders in telecommunications system supply, to strengthen its presence in foreign markets. Conscious of the enormous growth potential of the Asian market, Alcatel chose Malaysia as its regional platform for marketing and industrial activities. For us, there were a number of good-sense business reasons.
Altera Corporation, a semiconductor firm based in San Jose California, provides programmable logic devices (PLDs) – specifically, field programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs, which are used in a multitude of electrical engineering designs – from wireless and wireline communications and broadcasting to designing state of the art systems for the automotive, industrial and military markets.
Aurum Healthcare is an ISO: 13485 Certified Company focused to provide innovative solutions to reduce the spread of infection and to advance medical device technologies. Aurum Healthcare offers a range of medical devices for cardiacvascular, cardiology, orthopaedics, anaesthesiology and critical care monitoring kits.
AVIALITE Sdn. Bhd. was incorporated in Nov 2004, when its first model prototype of low intensity LED aviation light Li-3280 took shape in a small research bench setting in Kuala Lumpur. The initial idea of manufacturing aviation obstruction lights in Malaysia was sparked when marketing of imported aviation lights in Malaysia become very difficult due to the increase in Euro currency during the early 2000s and that the European manufacturers were slow to take on the new LED technology trend. Having immense passion and interest in electronics, as a qualified engineer in E&E, Ir. A. L. Chew started to design and built an LED aviation light.
Since its inception in 1997, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd has achieved many milestones along the way. With a total investment of RM3.4 billion, the company considers Malaysia as an important and strategic location to forge a business investment in the Asian region.
B Braun Medical Industries Sdn. Bhd. -In 2006, B. Braun Medical Industries Sdn. Bhd. (BMI), Penang plant was recognized as the Global Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Intravenous Access products including R&D and production technology. Products manufactured in B. Braun Medical Industries Penang are exported to the US, Japan, Germany and several major markets around the world.
BENQ BenQ Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as Acer Technologies Sdn. Bhd.) was incorporated in 1989. We were attracted to Malaysia by its pro-business environment and its political stability, tax incentives, excellent infrastructure, productive workforce and pro-active government.
BP is one of the world's leading oil companies on the basis of market capitalisation and proved reserves. It operates globally, with business activities and customers in more than 100 countries and approximately 94,000 employees. BP has exploration and production interests in 29 countries. Its business is about finding, producing and marketing the natural energy resources on which the modern world depends.
BMW Group Malaysia was established in August 2003 and has local and regional responsibilities. With four main functions, the company, is an important part of the BMW Group's Asian network. These functions are carried out by the National Sales Company (BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd), which distributes BMW and MINI automobiles and BMW motorbikes; the Group Data Centre, one of three global hubs for end-to-end IT services; a Regional Training Centre where specialists from around the BMW world are trained and a Parts Distribution Centre in Port Tanjung Pelepas which services 19 markets in Asia Pacific.
One of Malaysia's home-grown success stories, Carotech Bhd. was incorporated in 1992 and is the first and only integrated plant in the world to commercially extract tocotrienol complex (Tocominâ) , a potent form of natural Vitamin E more commonly known as Super Vitamin E), mixed carotene complex (Carominâ), and phytosterols (Steromaxâ) from palm fruits (Elaeis guineensis). The extraction technology is protected through a worldwide patent - US Patent No. 5,157,132. We also recently launched a natural lycopene extract from tomatoes (Lycomaxä).
China Regional Shipping Holdings Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary of China Shipping Group Company, a shipping conglomerate based in Shanghai. In order to build a full range of feeder networks in South East Asia, the China Shipping Group Company decided to move its South East Asian Regional Headquarters from Singapore to Malaysia. The dual purpose of this relocation is to link Westport, Port Kelang with ASEAN countries and also to be more involved in marketing activities in Malaysia. China Shipping was ranked second among the main line operators in Westport, Port Kelang in 2005.
Mercedes-Benz hasa long and rich heritage in Malaysia going all the way back to the beginning of the 20th century when the Sultan of Johore bought his first Mercedes-Benz. Official sales of Mercedes-Benz vehicles began in 1951 with Cycle & carriage as the franchise distributor. Today, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class and S-Class passenger cars are locally assembled, as are commercial vehicle bus chassis and prime movers. Other niche models like the A-Class, M-Class, C-Class Sport Coupe, CLK and SL are fully imported.
The Asia Pacific Customer Centre2 (APCC2), Dell Asia's newest factory in Penang, is poised to play a key role in the company's regional expansion over the next three years. Operational since March 2001, the facility is five times the size of Dell's existing factory and has double the capacity. APCC2 is capable of producing two million units of notebook computers, PCs and servers annually.
Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad ("Dutch Lady") is a leader in quality branded dairy products in Malaysia. The company's presence in Malaysia started after the Second World War. In 1963, its Dutch parent company, Royal Friesland Foods NV ("RFF"), having confidence in the young nation, built its first plant on a 10-acre site in Petaling Jaya and DLMI went on to became the first dairy company to be listed on the local Stock Exchange in 1968.
In 1978, James Dyson, unhappy with a top of the range vacuum cleaner constantly clogging with dust and losing suction, ripped up the bag and set about developing a vacuum cleaner of his own. After five years and tinkering with 5,127 prototypes, Dyson eventually perfected the multi-cyclone technology.
Eastman Chemical Company's decision to build a 30,000-tonne per year copolyester plastics plant in Pahang, Malaysia was based on a two-year study of 11 sites in four countries in South-East Asia. Fourteen factors were evaluated, including access to markets in the region, access to competitively priced raw materials, availability of a capable workforce, a pro-business environment, and logistics. Overall, the Gebeng Industrial Estate near Kuantan offered the best combination of qualities and a good bridge to Asia for Eastman's first wholly-owned greenfield plant in the region.
More than 10 years ago, the Elektrisola Group, the world's largest producer of fine and ultrafine copper magnet wire, started looking for a site for its first manufacturing plant in Asia. After a detailed comparison of possible locations in South-East and East Asia, we identified Malaysia as the best geographic and strategic location, and in 1990, made our decision to set up an automated high-tech production plant near Kuala Lumpur.
Since the day it first stepped foot in Malaysia, Ericsson has been a key player in the evolution of the Malaysian telecommunications industry. Together with our customers, we have been actively involved in contributing towards the advancement of telecommunications services in the country.
Fresenius Medical Care is the world's largest integrated provider of products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis because of chronic kidney failure, a condition that affects more than 2.5 million individuals worldwide. With its portfolio of innovative dialysis products and therapies it has defined the highest standards for the treatment of patients with kidney failure and through its network of 3,250dialysis clinics inNorth America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, Fresenius Medical Care provides dialysis treatments for over 270,000 patients around the globe.
Fuji Electric (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (FEM), a wholly-owned overseas subsidiary of Fuji Electric Device Technology Co., Ltd. (FDT) commenced operations in 1998 at the Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah, Malaysia. Being one of the pioneer investors in the Kulim Hi-Tech Park, FEM has foreseen the potential of the industry at this strategic location.
In 1997, General Electric Aircraft Engines (GEAE) started a successful joint venture in Malaysia by having a strategic partnership with an airline here. We have managed to harness the capability of our skilled workforce and the technological support of a large multi-national to make the aircraft engine overhaul shop here one of the most competitive in the world. Malaysia's good transportation and communication infrastructure has enabled us to conduct business easily and provide timely service to all our customers.
Globetronics Technology Bhd. is an integrated contract manufacturer of semiconductor-based products and services. It commenced operations in 1990 in a rented factory in Penang under the name of Globetronics Sdn. Bhd. with the two Malaysian founders as the only employees to service the Penang-based manufacturing operations of multinational corporations from throughout the world. Since then, the company has grown by 30% each year and today, it is listed on the Main Board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
HACO ASIA PACIFIC is a subsidiary of the HACO Group, Switzerland. The company set up its plant at the Berjaya Industrial Park, Shah Alam, Selangor in 2004. This plant is the company's first plant outside of Switzerland. HACO ASIA PACIFIC started its commercial operations in the first quarter of 2006.
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials.
Since its initial investment in 1971, Hitachi has so far invested about RM730 million in Malaysia. The Hitachi Group in Malaysia currently operates 22 manufacturing facilities and hires 18,000 local employees. This places Malaysia as one of Hitachi's most important manufacturing bases.
I-Berhad was established on February 2, 1967 under the name of Sanyo Industries (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. It was listed on the Main Board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange on 29 September 1969 and assumed its current name on 12 August 1999.
IC Microsystems Sdn Bhd [ICmic] is a fabless IC [integrated circuit] design house headquartered in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. The group was founded in 2001 by Abdul Rashid Munir, an experienced semiconductor industry professional. The initial investor is Silvaco Data Systems, a subsidiary of Silvaco International - an Electronic Design Automation [EDA] company based in Santa Clara, California. ICmic is a MSC company which has been approved for MESDAQ listing.
With a history of nearly 100 years, Idemitsu has not only become a leader in the oil and petrochemical industries and a household name in Japan, but has also continuously expanded its business globally.
IKEA was founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad and the first store (including a show room) was opened in Almhult, Sweden in 1958. Since then, IKEA has developed a strong concept and product range around home furnishing articles, focused on function, quality and low price.
Infineon started operating in Malaysia since 1973, through its Melaka plant, which used to be part of the semiconductor group of Siemens. Infineon was then spun off from Siemens AG. Malaysia is the only location outside of the USA and Europe where Infineon undertakes fully integrated manufacturing, both front end and back end operations, covering wafer fabrication, semiconductor chips assembly and testing.
INTEL Microelectronics (M) Sdn. Bhd.-Intel Corporation was incorporated in California in 1968, it is the world leader in silicon innovation and the world's largest semiconductor chip maker. Intel Malaysia was established in 1972 in Penang. From an initial workforce of only 100 employees, it has evolved to become Intel Corporation's largest and most diverse site outside of the United States. Today, Intel Malaysia proudly supports a broad product range including microprocessors, chipsets, network processors, and microcontrollers; with over 4 billion microchips produced to date.
Ismeca Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cohu Semiconductor Equipment Group, United States of America. Cohu is a leading supplier of IC and LED test handlers, micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) test modules, back-end finishing equipment and thermal sub-systems used in final test, burn-in and system level test by semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors.
Kaneka Corporation was established in 1949 in Osaka, Japan with a paid-up capital of Japanese Yen 33,046 million. Initially, Kaneka's main products were caustic soda, soap, cosmetics, edible oils and electrical wires. Over the years, Kaneka has diversified into other industries such as polymers, fermentation, biotechnology and electronics.
K.G. Pastry Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd is one of the leading frozen food manufacturers and traders in Malaysia. Prior to its incorporation in 1992, the company operated under the name of Kian Guan Trading Company in the frozen food industry for more than 10 years.
Knowles Electronics Malaysia (KEM), located at the Bayan Lepas Industrial Estate, Penang, Malaysia, was established in April 26, 1989 to manufacture miniature acoustic transducers - microphones. Knowles' capability in highly refined audio design and manufacturing are derived from decades of leadership in the field of hearing health. Having pioneered the hearing aid component marketplace in the 1950's, Knowles Electronics, founded in 1946, continues to be the undisputed leader in this market today, contributing new ideas for the application of sound in both hearing aid design and applications beyond.
Back in 1981, I was part of a team evaluating the setting up of an offshore manufacturing facility to support our then UK parent company with a low-cost manufacturing base for automotive electrical and electronic products. Lucas, at that time, chose Malaysia due to its stable political and financial reputation, coupled with the government's liberal foreign equity policies and tax incentives, and a well-educated workforce that was willing to learn. Another very important factor was the well-serviced sea and air links to enable just-in-time delivery to our European customers.
Mieco Chipboard Berhad (MIECO), the manufacturing division of the Bandar Raya Developments Berhad Group of Companies, was incorporated in 1972. The company was listed on the Main Board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange in 1998. MIECO commissioned its first production line in 1976, making it the pioneer in chipboard manufacturing in Malaysia using rubber wood which is now known as tropical oak wood.
As one of the world's leading manufacturers of optoelectronic semiconductors for the illumination, sensing and visualization sectors, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH combines the extensive know-how in semiconductors, converter materials and packages under one roof. At its headquarters in Regensburg, Germany, a further production site in Penang (Malaysia) and a global network of sales and marketing centers, the company employs more than 4600 people.
Panasonic Industrial Company (M) Sdn Bhd started its operations in Malaysia in 1996 providing marketing, sales and services of electronic components and factory automation services to Malaysian electronic manufacturers. Our products are for the export and domestic markets. As a company representing the Panasonic Group, all our products are obtained from other Panasonic subsidiaries and factories in Malaysia as well as worldwide.
Petrofac is one of the world's fastest growing international oilfield services companies that has successfully established projects in 29 countries. It's operated by 18,300 employees with the contribution to group net profit of US$669 million last year.
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is one of the world's biggest electronics companies, as well as the largest in Europe, with 159,709 employees in over 60 countries and sales amounting to Euro 30.4 billion 2005. Philips has had a presence in Malaysia since the late 1930's. The business activities of the Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia at that time included manufacturing, exports, local sales and marketing. In 1960, Philips Malaysia Sdn Bhd, which was incorporated initially, sold light bulbs through appointed agents.
Samsung has invested close to US$1.2 billion in Malaysia, making this the largest offshore investment for us and a true testimony of this country's supportive environment for our business. As an investor, we have enjoyed tax incentives, an efficient and developed infrastructure, and a quality labour force - factors which have contributed to the viability of our business in Malaysia. Samsung is encouraged by Malaysia's strong support of industries such as ours and we remain fully committed to expanding our investments in the country.
With annual sales of 8 billion euros, 39,000 employees and about 1,100 offices around the world, Schenker is one of the world's leading providers of integrated logistics services, offering land operations, air and seafreight as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management from a single source. Schenker is a part of the Transport and Logistics Division of Deutsche Bahn AG.
Sharp has been in Malaysia for over 25 years now and is still expanding. To-date we have six companies employing a total of more than 8,500 people. Each company has its own specialisation in manufacturing products for the export and domestic markets. Our total sales for fiscal year 2000 was RM6.8 billion of which approximately 90% was exported to over 120 countries.
Sony started manufacturing audio/visual products in Malaysia since the 1980s. We manufacture high technology products such as DVD, CD-RW, flat screen, TV, audio products and hi-fi sets. Cumulatively we have invested more than RM2 billion in this country.
Soft Space Sdn Bhd is a mobile payments technology company, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Soft Space focuses on the development of innovative solutions for the banking and payment industry. The Soft Space MPOS solution is internationally certified and is used by 8 financial institutions across Asia.
With a heritage of more than six decades, Taylor's Schools provide world-class education for more than 5,600 students from 60 nations. Taylor's Schools are renowned for their teaching excellence and commitment to educate the youth of the world to take their productive place as leaders in the global community.
TECHNIP is one of the world's leading Onshore, Offshore and Subsea Engineering and Contractor in the Oil & Gas industry. It operates globally with business and customers in more than 50 countries. Technip has approximately 40,000 employees and is public listed in Paris (CAC 40) with market cap of about Euro 10 Billion.
Top Glove was established in 1991 in Malaysia and has grown leaps and bounds to become the world's largest rubber glove manufacturer. Today, Top Glove with its annual production capacity of 40 billion pieces of gloves, exports to 1,000 customers in over 185 countries. Malaysia remains to be the location of our manufacturing hub, a true testimony of this country's supportive environment for our business.
Toray Industries Inc., Japan, is a chemical conglomerate with diversified businesses worldwide. In Malaysia, the Toray Group has been a pioneer partner in the country's industrial development, since 1971. Toray's investment in Malaysia represents one of the company's major investments outside Japan.