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Panasonic’s New R&D Building For Asean, European Market Starts Operation In Malaysia

Panasonic’s New R&D Building For Asean, European Market Starts Operation In Malaysia

03 Jan 2024

Panasonic Corporation Air Quality & Air Conditioning Company (Panasonic Corp AQAC) recently started operations of its new building constructed near Panasonic Appliances Air Conditioning R&D Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s (PAPARADMY) building in Shah Alam, Selangor.

In a statement today (Jan 3), it said that the new building will introduced state-of-the-art facilities, including the company’s first “simultaneous hot water and air conditioning multi-test laboratory”, to shorten the development lead time of air conditioning equipment for the global market, mainly in Asean and Europe, and to accelerate development tailored to local needs.

Panasonic Corp AQAC has two companies in Malaysia, Panasonic Appliances Air Conditioning Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PAPAMY) and PAPARADMY.

PAPAMY, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, is a production and sales base for room air conditioners, commercial air conditioners, and heat pump water heaters (A2W) while PAPARADMY is a research and development base in Malaysia.

Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) chairman Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob applauded Panasonic’s decision to establish their new research & development (R&D) building in Malaysia.

“Panasonic stands as a shining example of corporate transformation and growth, adeptly navigating the dynamic landscape of manufacturing technology.

“Operating nine manufacturing facilities and twelve entities engaged in R&D, sales, and management, Panasonic’s comprehensive approach fosters economic growth across diverse sectors, generating around 17,000 job opportunities,” he said.

Sulaiman said the R&D centre in Malaysia is set to be upgraded from a supporting role to a global leadership role, spearheading R&D for new products and emerging technologies for Panasonic’s global business.

“This transformation is a testament to Panasonic’s commitment to innovation and development. With the support of the Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry (MITI) and MIDA, Panasonic Group’s achievements in Malaysia are made possible through a strategic alliance aimed at transforming the Malaysian electrical and electronics (E&E) industry and contributing to its technological advancement,” he further added.

In Asean, the construction of buildings and other large properties is progressing along with population growth, and demand for commercial air conditioning is growing steadily.

In addition, the global market for air conditioning using heat pump technology with high energy-saving performance, A2W, and “water circulation air conditioning” in the commercial domain is expanding.

In this environment, it said by operating a new R&D building, it will strengthen its research and development.

The new building, which is adjacent to PAPARADMY’s current experimental and office building, has three floors with a total floor area of 10,900 sq m.

In the building, there are offices on the third floor considering hiring more staffs in the future, and various laboratories on the first and second floors.

The company added the size of the laboratory will be expanded approximately 1.6 times in addition to the current building to strengthen research and development.

Aside from “simultaneous hot water and air conditioning multi-test laboratory” to shorten development lead time, the building will also be used for R&D activities such as conducting various experiments involving equipment for commercial air conditioning, and strengthening local development capabilities as well as accelerating the development of heat pump water heater with natural refrigerant (air to water) for European market.

Source: Business Today