SEBERANG PERAI, Penang, March 17 (Bernama) — Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider EG Industries Berhad (EG Industries) is set to build a RM180 million Smart ‘Lights-Out’ Factory 4.0 in Batu Kawan, Penang, which is expected to be a game-changer for the Northern Peninsular. The factory will be producing new 5G Advanced High Speed Optical Signal Transmitter and Receiver for 5G wireless network (“Optical Modules”), using photonics and semiconductor technologies through technology transfer from its US-based customer Cambridge Industries Group (“CIG”).
The Batu Kawan plant, which commenced construction in January 2023, will initiate the first pioneer technology transfer in South East Asia. This is expected to raise the skillset and competitiveness of the local workforce and is set to hire approximately 1,000 high-skilled talents upon completion in the first half of 2024.Today, EG Industries hosted a delegation from the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in Sg. Petani, led by Ms. Lim Bee Vian, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Investment Development), in conjunction with their expansion plan announcement. Also present at the event was YB Dato’ Wira Dr. Ku Abd Rahman, Senior State Executive Council Member (Kedah) and Member of Parliament Kubang Pasu, Kedah.