January 16, 2024 – Nihon Handa Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese manufacturer of soldering and sintering materials, today announced the opening of a new factory and office location for its local subsidiary, Nihon Handa Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., in Batu Maung, Penang, Malaysia. This new factory is aiming to expand Nihon Handa’s solder supply capacity to meet the growing demand for power device semiconductors in the future while also improving employees’ working environment.
“Penang is indeed proud to host Nihon Handa for the past 28 years, which also signifies the confidence that our partners from Japan have placed in Penang. Often lauded for its well-developed industrial ecosystem, Penang has the capacities and capabilities to support the needs of industrial players in next-generation technologies and growth strategies,” said Dato Loo Lee Lian, CEO of InvestPenang.
She further added in her speech, “Nihon Handa has been a key player in complementing and contributing to the industrialisation process and supply chain in Penang. With the dynamic local ecosystem which comprises of homegrown and international industrial players, Nihon Handa will be able to expand their customer base to include other MNCs and local industry players in the State.”
InvestPenang is the Penang State Government’s principal agency for promotion of investment. Its objectives are to develop and sustain Penang’s economy by enhancing and continuously supporting business activities in the State through foreign and local investments, including spawning viable new growth centres. To realize its objectives, InvestPenang also runs initiatives like the SMART Penang Center (providing assistance to SMEs) and Penang CAT Center (for talent attraction and retention). For more information, please visit https://investpenang.gov.my/ and follow InvestPenang’s social media channels: Facebook; LinkedIn.
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