Nippon Electric Glass (NEG)
Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) is a leading Japanese manufacturer of specialty glass. They made an RM80 million investments to expand its production facilities in Malaysia in 2016. The expansion will increase NEG’s production of glass tubing for pharmaceutical and medical use, such as ampules and vials, as well as for applications in the manufacture of prefilled syringes and pen injections. The glass tubings are highly effective in minimising the risk of contamination by foreign substances and eliminating risks of medical errors. Currently, NEG Malaysia is the only manufacturer of glass tubing for pharmaceutical and medical use in ASEAN.
Currently, 369 local suppliers have benefitted from NEG’s presence in Malaysia. NEG also contributes positively to Malaysia’s exports as 98% of all its glass specialty products are for the export market,
Japan has been among Malaysia’s largest source of foreign direct investments in the manufacturing sector. As at December 2015, a total of 2,602 manufacturing projects with Japanese interest, involving total investments of RM85 billion, have been implemented in Malaysia.