Following Malaysian Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s declaration that the entire country will be on a movement control order starting from 15th June to 28th June 2021, to deal with the rise in Covid-19 cases, InvestPenang would like to inform that:
• InvestPenang office will be closed from 15th June to 28th June 2021. Operation will resume on 29th June, unless there are further directives from the government.
• InvestPenang team will still be working from home and reachable via emails. Please refer to our respective emails at https://investpenang.gov.my/about-invest-penang/.
We remain committed to support our stakeholders through this difficult time.

WHAT’S HAPPENING

View major news and upcoming events to explore Penang’s thriving key industries.

CONTINENTAL Automotive Components Malaysia Sdn Bhd, an automotive component maker, plans to invest approximately €7 million (RM32.7 million) to transform its Penang plant into an advanced Industry 4.0 smart factory.

The investments will include the expansion of the warehouse space and the research and development (R&D) centre to accommodate more engineers.

“We expect this smart factory to be fully completed by 2020. It will not disrupt the existing production operations. More jobs will be created and the R&D office will see to an increase of another 150 engineers,” said its managing director Luciano Oliveira at the ground breaking of the Continental plant.

As one of the 30 Central Electronic Plants (CEPs) worldwide, the facility enhancement will make the production system more flexible and always connected with robotic-based technology for improved production quality.

“Continental believes that employees and communities are an important factor in driving the success of an organisation, so we also introduce the C Drive Programme to train more engineers,” he said.

Targeting 25 to 40 graduates a year, the six-month C Drive Programme will start in July and it also offers attractive employment benefits.

Continental Automotive Components Malaysia, which has been operating in the country since 1985, is a component supplier for powertrain, chassis and instrument cluster meter for various brands of vehicles, including Proton and Perodua.

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/cbt/2018/05/371261/continental-plans-rm327m-plant-upgrade
Photo Credit: The Star