• Spanning 25,083 square meters, the facility, which began operations in October 2023, manufactures cable tie products.

KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): US-based manufacturer of electrical and network infrastructure Panduit Corporation announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Johor Bahru on Wednesday.

Spanning 25,083 square meters, the facility, which began operations in October 2023, manufactures cable tie products, according to a statement from Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida). The facility is expected to create 184 new jobs by the end of 2024, the agency said.

“The decision of building a new plant in Johor Bahru will help us remain competitive while maintaining our strategic presence in the area and ensuring ongoing service to our customers,” said Panduit senior vice-president and managing director for Asia-Pacific Harry Woo.

The new facility features advanced robotics and automation to maximise productivity, along with energy-efficient design practices to enhance efficiency and sustainability, said Panduit senior vice-president of operations David Tallentire.

Mida CEO Sikh Shamsul Ibrahim Sikh Abdul Majid said Panduit’s presence enhances Malaysia’s high-tech talent pool while aiding small and medium enterprises to adopt advanced manufacturing technologies and contribute to the development of the plastics industry ecosystem.

Panduit’s decision to establish operations in Johor underscores the state's strategic advantages, including its location, infrastructure, talent pool, and role as an Asean market hub, said Johor State executive member and chairman of Investment, Trade, Consumer Affairs, and Human Resources Committee Lee Ting Han.

"We trust that this investment will further boost Malaysia and Johor’s reputation as the top investment destination for high technology and precision manufacturing industries,” Lee said.

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