Prime Japanese-based electronics maker, ROHM-Wako Electronics (M) Sdn. Bhd has announced plans to expand its electronic components facility to Kelantan with a total investment of RM910 million. The single biggest investment ever made by the company, this investment is expected to go into creating high-skilled jobs for over 340 Malaysians.
Speaking on the announcement, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), YB. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, called the noteworthy investment a strategic decision on the company’s part to build long-term presence in the ASEAN region and signifies the company’s confidence in the capability of our local talent of highly skilled engineers and technicians.
Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman, the Chief Executive Director (CEO) of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), also gave his two cents, remarking on MIDA’s excitement to ‘welcoming other potential partners to leverage Malaysia's capability as a supply chain hub to serve the industrial needs of the global market.’
“The company’s expansion is poised to strengthen the country’s position in the global value chains. It is also expected to promote high-skilled jobs and ensure that Malaysia’s industries remain resilient and competitive.”
In turn, the new building will serve in response to the growing demand for semiconductors and promote multi-site production system of analog Large-Scale Integrations (LSIs) and transistors in line with the Business Continuity Management (BCM). Additionally, the facility will be equipped with various energy-saving technologies, estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 15% to strengthen the BCM system by adopting various disaster-proof measures with up-to-date technologies.
The 3-story construction settled within the RWEM premise is expected to be completed in August 2023.