UWC Holdings Sdn Bhd, a precision components and electro-mechanical parts maker, is investing RM100 million to set up a new plant for medical equipment in Penang.
Their manufacturing plant is on a 4.65ha site in Batu Kawan, South Seberang Prai.
The new facility will make new medical equipment, namely dental chairs and digital X-ray detectors.
The company recruited some 200 workers including 30 to 40 engineers for the new plant. To ensure a supply of engineers for the next five years, the company has introduced a talent development programme with an allocation of RM300,000 in financial assistance to produce engineering graduates.
Besides supplying to the domestic market, the dental chairs will also be exported to a customer in Finland under its brand name.
UWC’s other medical devices and medical equipment include lifters used for lifting and moving patients, diffusion pumps used to create a vacuum environment in medical research laboratories and humidifiers used to condition gases to treat patients with respiratory illnesses, pulmonary infections and lung tissue damage.
Besides the medical and healthcare serves sector, the company also supplies to other sectors such as the elevator and escalator industry, automation and engineering,