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Eye on the European market

Machine manufacturer innovates to keep up with smart factory standards PENANG-based MH Multipack Sdn Bhd, an automated packaging machine manufacturer, is looking to penetrate the European market by 2021. In preparation for that plan, it is shoring up its capacity with a new manufacturing facility in Batu Kawan, which will begin operations around that time. […]

Minister: Penang a model state because of its progress

PENANG should be recognised as a model state for the whole country because it has progressed rapidly in the past 10 years. Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said Penang was economically empowered to lead. “This is a model we want other states to follow because the only way they can be progressive is […]

Penang records RM3.8b investments between Jan-Sept 2018

GEORGE TOWN: Penang recorded investments of RM3.83 billion in the first nine months of 2018, comprising RM2.16 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) and domestic investment of RM1.67 billion. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said according to the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Penang registered the highest approved manufacturing FDI among the states in Malaysia at […]

Making Penang a key logistics hub

FEDEX Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, has invested RM17.6mil on its Penang Gateway facility at MAB New Cargo Complex at Penang International Airport. Touted as the largest integrated logistics facility of its kind in Penang, the integrated warehouse and sorting facility for both FedEx and TNT operations in the region serves as a […]

FedEx eyes mainland Penang for further growth

GEORGE TOWN (Jan 9): Following the launch of its new integrated facilities at the Penang International Airport, global logistics services provider FedEx is training its sights on the mainland for further expansion. FedEx Malaysia group managing director SC Chong said the group will be launching a new facility there after this year. “We see that […]

Fedex to launch two new facilities in Malaysia

GEORGE TOWN (Jan 10): The world’s largest express transportation company, FedEx Express (FedEx), is planning to launch two new logistic facilities in Malaysia this year. FedEx Express Malaysia managing director SC Chong said the new facilities would be launched this year to further bolster the company’s regional logistics network. “We will continue our commitment to […]

Penang to develop 18,000ha green network by 2030

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 3 ― The Penang Green Connectors Project, which will see the development of various parks and amenities on a massive 18,000ha of the island, is beginning to take shape as part of the state’s Penang Vision 2030 target. State exco Jagdeep Singh Deo said the project, a collaborative effort between George Town […]

Preparing Penang for the digital age

PENANG will embrace new workforce models and technology to keep ahead of the competition. A new portfolio called Digital Transformation will be created under the Chief Minister’s office to enhance the momentum under Industry Revolution 4.0. “This is to increase our competitiveness on existing technological platforms and prepare the state for the industrial revolution in […]