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Western Digital

Western Digital, a leading digital storage equipment manufacturer, has decided to invest an additional RM2.3 billion to upgrade its facilities and boost its production capacity in Malaysia. It said the new investment would create job opportunities for more than 2,000 people. The export value of Western Digital from Malaysia amounted to RM18 billion in 2019.

Western Digital


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With an illustrious 46-year history, BONIA Group’s numerous successes and milestones can be attributed to the backing of an exceptional workforce and a conducive business environment. Malaysia’s large pool of diverse talents, competent infrastructure, steady economy, strong governmental support, generous investment incentives, strategic location and stable political climate all paved the way for the company’s expanding influence in the fashion industry and popularity beyond the region. As we stand today, BONIA Group has established its presence around the world, a flourishing digital presence and a growing e-commerce platform.

BONIA


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Cochlear Limited (Cochlear) is an Australia-based company, which operates in the implantable hearing device industry.

Cochlear established its Operational Headquarters (OHQ) in 2010. Since then, MIDA continued to engage closely with Cochlear to persuade the company to further expand its operation and Manufacturing/Global Repair Centre services. 

Cochlear Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.


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Daiichi Seiko (M) Sdn.Bhd. is a subsidiary of Dai-ichi Seiko Group, Japan, specialises in the manufacturing business in precision technology. The core competence is based on the mold tooling technology, carried over from the time of foundation and continuing to create new value to our products and services. The company continues to strive further by undertaking new, challenging manufacturing methods of products, which had been regarded as difficult items to develop and manufacture, pursuing the added value by means of the most advanced technologies.

Daiichi Seiko (M) Sdn.Bhd. was established in 2017 in Nusajaya, Johor for the purpose of further expansion of the production capacity of Dai-ichi Seiko Group, Japan. The main purpose is to serve customers in Malaysia and all over the world. The company aims to provide products and services with added value as well as to make presence felt by the customers by continuing to invest in technological developments for the next generation and proposing technology that is globally recognised.

The Dai-ichi Seiko Group will maintain the creative mind for future innovations by working collaboratively as a whole. By honing this competitive edge, the company will go on to produce results and make contributions that will benefit the stakeholders and members of the wider community.

Malaysia is strategically located within ASEAN region and at the same time along the major sea routes in Asia between the West and the Far East. Setting up a factory in Nusajaya gives the advantage of being close to Singapore, opens more avenues of business opportunities. Malaysia’s conducive business environment has attracted foreign investments to expand business here.

On top of that, Malaysia also offers an educated workforce, which has numerous skills that are requested by the modern business environment. On the plus side, the fact that Malaysia’s labour costs are lower compared to other countries in its region.

Nevertheless, our engagement with MIDA always very pleasant. MIDA was supportive in assisting us in the early start-up of the business by providing us the information and helping us to work with the related parties in the government. MIDA staffs are competent with vast knowledge of different areas related to business start-up, expansion and incentives.

Daiichi Seiko (M) Sdn. Bhd.


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Testhub provides a 1 stop design, develop and manufacture of test board/test program solutions for automotive semiconductors testing to global multinational companies.

Technical Know-How / R&D:

S&T index : 80% R&D activities in the automotive semiconductor test solutions such as to design test schematic, test programs, PCB design and layout, develop test hardware and software, product characterization and qualification per automotive standards. Have extensive experience in Testing methodologies using Teradyne Flex, Eagle family of testers and Advantest T2000 IPS testers which we invested in our lab.

Highlight of the project:

1) Testhub Sdn. Bhd. is the only Malaysian entity that has the capability to design and manufacture test boards/test programs, providing 1 stop testing solution to global multinational companies worldwide. Customers deploying our test solutions have achieved significant cost and productivity improvement.

2) The company currently employs 50 Malaysians with an S&T index of 80%. Through its expansion project, the company intends to increase its employment of up to 100 Malaysians within 4 years beginning 2018.

3) Being a knowledge-based company and employing highly skilled local employees namely in the fields of Electrical & Electronics Engineering as well as Physics, this is in line with the country’s aspiration to achieve a high-income nation status. Engineers remuneration are between RM3,000.00 – RM15,000.00 a month. 

Moving Forward:

1) Testhub Sdn. Bhd. is a local company which gained its technical expertise from its experienced pioneer team who were previously employed by international MNCs and years of extensive technical collaboration/engagement with its global customers.

2) The establishment of Testhub contributes positively to the number of local Malaysian companies involved in testing solutions where the company is now a pioneer in the field. Testhub also collaborates with local universities to produce more local talents in this field. 3) The company’s potential investment of RM30 million for new test technology equipment and tools within the next 3 years beginning 2018 provides an additional 50 employment opportunities for Malaysian in the field of science and technical for the next 5 years. 

Testhub Sdn. Bhd.


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IOI Oleochemical, a subsidiary of IOI Corp Bhd., is one of the world’s largest oleochemical producers of fatty acids, glycerine, soap noodles, fatty esters and specialty downstream oleochemical derivatives. The Malaysian company has manufacturing facilities in Penang and Johor, and is involved in supplying to customers in over 80 countries.

For more information, please visit the company’s website http://www.ioioleo.com/au_ioioleo.html

IOI Oleochemicals Industries Berhad


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Established in 1991 and headquartered in Malaysia, Top Glove Corporation Bhd is the world’s largest manufacturer of gloves. Started as only a local business enterprise with 1 factory and 1 glove production line, has today captured 26% of the world market share for rubber gloves. The company has manufacturing operations in Malaysia, Thailand and China. It also has marketing offices in these countries as well as USA, Germany and Brazil and exports to over 2,000 customers in 195 countries worldwide.

With the help of its 18,000 employees, Top Glove continues to produce high-quality gloves at an efficient low cost in line with its time-tested Business Direction. Not content to rest on its laurels, Top Glove has set its sights on higher aspirations, which include increasing its world market share to 30% by year-end 2020

Top Glove Corporation Bhd


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United Caps has a smart manufacturing plant in Malaysia designed to be fully automated with minimum human intervention in production. Their investments are RM122 million.

United Caps


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Pengerang Refining Company Sdn Bhd and Pengerang Petrochemical Sdn Bhd (collectively known as PRefChem) are two joint ventures formed from the strategic alliance of two of the world’s largest and most successful national oil companies – Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the national oil company of Malaysia, and Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia. PRefChem owns and operate the Refinery and Petrochemical Complex which forms a significant part of the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) in Malaysia’s southern state of Johor.

This smart partnership brings together secured resources, cutting edge technologies, a vast amount of experience, and commercial presence of two world-class companies in the operations of the refinery, cracker and petrochemical facilities within PIC.

The refinery complex has a capacity of 300,000 barrels of crude per day, and produces a range of refined petroleum products, including jet fuel, motor gasoline and diesel meeting Euro 5 fuel specifications. It also provides feedstock for the petrochemical complex, with a nameplate capacity of 3.4 million metric tonne per annum (mtpa).

The Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) is a $USD 27 billion investment. The refinery has a capacity of 300,000 barrels of crude daily.

Please visit prefchem.com/ 

PrefChem


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Established in 1992, Baerlocher Malaysia, represents the Baerlocher group of companies as the leading additive supplier for the plastic industry in Asia, the Pacific Rim and the Middle East.

Apart from serving the local markets over 90% of its products are exported to Indonesia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Middle East, Taiwan, South Korea, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

Located in Seremban close to the capital Kuala Lumpur, the company manufactures Calcium-based and traditional based PVC stabilizers for rigid plasticized applications like pipe and profile-, window-, cable-, wire-, flexible hoses-, synthetic leather-, flooring-, rigid film-, packaging and many more.

Baerlocher Malaysia uses its own patented AV technology to manufacture high purity metal stearates such as zinc stearate and calcium stearate which are widely used in polymer, rubber, building, paper and wood lacquer applications. The AV technology is able to produce low-dust granules and powder product forms.

Baerlocher


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