Perak, 24 November 2022 – EVE Energy Co., Ltd. (EVE), a China-based lithium battery production company, through its subsidiary EVE Energy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., is set to build a cylindrical battery production base in Malaysia to support the electric two-wheelers and power tools manufacturing enterprises in the country and across Southeast Asia.
The Company’s significant milestone with a projected investment amounted to USD422.3 million, will enhance its comprehensive competitiveness for the electric two-wheeled vehicle and power tool in the global market share. The project will be constructed in phases with a construction period of no more than three (3) years.
In welcoming EVE to spur the growth of cylindrical lithium battery industry in Malaysia, Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), expressed, “We are delighted to have EVE setting up its manufacturing operation in Malaysia. The transition to electric vehicles (EV) will be one of the most significant shifts in our automotive sector in generations. The full-fledged cylindrical lithium battery ecosystem resonates well with the National Investment Aspirations (NIA) and National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP2020), in stimulating and synergising the country’s EV ecosystem specifically for EV battery production. Equipped with highly-skilled talents and proficient technology experts, Malaysia is certainly a conducive and an ideal location for the success of EVE’s investment.”
Currently, EVE is evaluating several sites to set up its manufacturing facility in Malaysia, including a few potential locations in the state of Perak.
Izran Abdullah, CEO of InvestPerak, highlighted, “Equipped with good infrastructure, abundant natural resources, sufficient high-skill talents, matured industrial ecosystem, and competitive cost of doing business, Perak has a huge potential to become a new focus investment destination. Strategically located between Penang and Selangor, the two economy powerhouses in Malaysia, Perak gains the advantages from the economic spill over from both states and always ready to support industrial expansion and supply chain.”
Joe Chan, the representative director of EVE Energy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., said, “We have long history in the field of green energy and our goal is to provide customers with high quality batteries. In the past few years of rapid development, EVE becomes the world’s leading lithium primary battery brand and is ranked No. 1 in China. Last year, EVE was ranked no. 12 in Fortune Future 50 and recognised as a top market player in the green energy ecosystem. At this moment, this is an important milestone of EVE to expand our business to Malaysia and enhance our global market share in the electric two-wheeled vehicle and power tool batteries market. The establishment of EVE Energy’s cylindrical battery production base in Malaysia will help to supply high quality batteries to companies in the country and Southeast Asia.”
EVE was established in 2001 and listed in 2009. After 21 years of rapid development, the company has now become a multinational company focusing on lithium battery powering solutions. Offering core technologies and comprehensive solutions for consumer batteries and power batteries, EVE’s products are widely used in the areas of internet of things (IoT) and the Energy Internet and its lithium-ion batteries are supplied to global first-tier brands. The company has also become one of the top 10 companies in the world in terms of power battery installed capacity, working along with international automakers such as BMW, Daimler, Hyundai and Jaguar Land Rover. Its global sales foundation footprint has expended to the United States, Germany, Malaysia as well as other regions.
MIDA has approved 25 projects totalling RM10.69 billion in the EV and its related ecosystems from 2020 to June 2022. The approved investments include the activity of EV assembly, manufacturing of EV parts and components and its charging components.
MIDA is the Government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Starting operations in 1967 with a relatively small set up of 37 staff, MIDA has grown to become a strong and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA today has 12 regional and 21 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok and YouTube channel.
Perak Investment Management Centre (PIMC) also known as InvestPerak, was established in January 2006 to serve as the ‘First Point of Contact for Investors’ in the manufacturing and selected services sectors in Perak. It primarily acts as the principal investment promotion agency of the Perak State Government and reports directly to the YAB Menteri Besar Perak. Perak State Government have mandated InvestPerak as secretariat for Centre of Investment (COI), which empowered the function of InvestPerak as facilitator in assisting investors to invest in Perak. To facilitate the implementation of investment projects in Perak, [email protected] has the authority to issue ‘Fast-Track Letter’ for strategic projects, which put the investment projects as a priority for all relevant agencies in their approval process. Apart from that, InvestPerak complements the role that the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) plays at the Federal Government level, in terms of investment promotion and relevant incentives offering. InvestPerak also work closely with other related government departments and agencies, business chambers and industrial associations to ensure that the industries in Perak continue to grow and flourish.
About EVE Energy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
EVE Energy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is wholly owned by EVE Energy Co., Ltd. through its subsidiary EVE Asia Co., Ltd. Relying on its domestic manufacturing advantages and operational experience, EVE will build a cylindrical battery production base in Malaysia to support the electric two wheelers and power tools manufacturing enterprises in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. This is an important milestone of EVE to expand global business, enhance its comprehensive competitiveness and global market share in the electric two wheeles vehicle and power tool market. The top management team places much focus in the project, and it will further enrich the global industrial layout of EVE.
Mr. Nazuki Abdullah
Director, Transportation Technology Division
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: +603-2267 6688
Mr. Mohamad Noor Arif
Investor Relations Manager
Email: [email protected]
EVE Energy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Mr. Joe Chan
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: +852-2195 3966
EVE Energy Is Set to Build A Cylindrical Battery Production Base in Malaysia