ROHM-Wako expects to fulfil demand as new facility begins operations
12 Oct 2023
ROHM-Wako Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (RWEM), a major Japanese electronics manufacturer, is confident of meeting the demand for gate driver integrated circuits (GDIC) and transistor components due to its Kelantan facility expansion.
RWEM president Hideki Hashimoto said the expansion involved a three-storey building, called “Building B”, which was completed in August this year.
“In this building, we plan to manufacture GDICs and transistors. Production capacity will continue to grow in Kelantan due to the advancement of technology such as electric cars, self-driving cars and the Internet of Things.
“This is because the users of our products will continue to increase along with the production of new products in the future,” he said at the opening ceremony of the new building in Pengkalan Chepa, here on Thursday.
The ceremony was inaugurated by Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Nassuruddin Daud.
Hashimoto said with the opening of the new building, RWEM is expected to be able to offer more job opportunities to the people of Kelantan.
“With the full operational capacity of Building B, we will be able to offer jobs to more local residents.
“We will work together to develop this company and contribute to the progress of Kelantan and Malaysia in the future,” he said.
In March last year, RWEM expanded its electronic component facility in Kelantan with an investment worth RM910 million.
It was reported that the investment would also create more than 340 highly skilled jobs.