Sensata Technologies has announced its plans to expand its manufacturing presence with the introduction of a new Green Certified building in Malaysia through a groundbreaking ceremony. This will see the building increase manufacturing floor space by 40,000 square feet, bringing the total manufacturing space to nearly 275,000 square feet.
This added floor space will provide the necessary room to grow the Sense Element Assembly (SEA) which is a key component for sensors used in the industry, Electric Vehicle (EV) growth and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, which require class 10K cleanroom facility and robotics.
Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman welcomed Sensata Technologies’ expansion in Malaysia saying, “The company’s objectives complement MIDA’s continued efforts in encouraging economic transformation in developing talents for the increasingly digital industrial landscape.”
“Sensata Technologies' decision to set-up its operations is a testimony of its continued confidence in Malaysia’s business ecosystem as the project looks to further expand its customer and commercial base. This complements the Government's effort to spur socio-economic development to the local vicinities; and indeed is a “win-win” situation for both the company and our country in line with our National Investment Aspirations (NIA).”
The global leading electric manufacturer of sensors invested approximately RM790 million in Malaysia, with expectations to invest an additional RM510 million within the next five years to expand its technology offering and manufacturing capacity.
Vijay Jayaratnam, General Manager, Sensata Technologies Malaysia added that the company will also be creating value for people in the community by creating more than 500 new job opportunities. “We will also be more integrated in our supply chain by collaborating with local Small Medium Industry (SME) on state of the art sensors assembly as we know that there are many SMEs in our region who have the technology we need at much more reasonable cost."