Spectrum Materials Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. launched its first manufacturing facility in Malaysia, situated at the Sendayan Techvalley facility. A groundbreaking venture, Spectrum Materials Corporation is committed to an initial investment of USD7 million for the first phase development which includes construction, equipment and start-up operations.
The company envisions creating job opportunities with the initial phase hiring engineers and degree administration professionals. Spectrum Materials Malaysia hopes to scale up its workforce, employing over 50 people by the end of 2024.
The inauguration was officiated by YAB Dato’ Seri Utama Hj. Aminuddin Bin Harun, Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan, and attended by YB Dato’ Mohd Zafir Bin Ibrahim, Negeri Sembilan State Secretary; Dato’ Hj. Najmuddin Sharif Bin Sarimon, CEO of Invest NS (Negeri Sembilan); Datuk Muhammad Azmi Zulkifli, CEO of InvestKL and Puan Siti Halimaton Mohd Rejab, Director of the Chemical and Advanced Materials Division, MIDA.
Meanwhile, Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MIDA congratulates Spectrum Materials affirming, “The company’s presence in Malaysia plays a pivotal role in enhancing the overall ecosystem, particularly for the electrical and electronics (E&E) and semiconductor industries. MIDA’s commitment to empower Malaysian manufacturers in high-value-added industries, especially specialty chemical industry, aligns with the goals of the New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) 2030 and the Chemical Industry Roadmap (CIR) 2021-2030. We look forward to seeing Spectrum Materials setting new trends and breaking new ground for the chemical industry. As the Malaysian Government’s principal investment promotion agency, MIDA is resolute in our dedication to attracting more investments in high-value-high-growth sectors and fostering a resilient cross-sector manufacturing supply chain ecosystem in Malaysia.”
Datuk Muhammad Azmi Zulkifli, CEO of InvestKL emphasised the strategic significance of the company’s decision to establish its first overseas manufacturing plant in Malaysia. “The choice Spectrum Materials’ made underscores the unparalleled we’ve built in providing a conducive business environment. Our collaborative approach at InvestKL has not only instilled confidence but has also paved the way for the establishment of their first overseas manufacturing facility and Southeast Asia headquarters. Together with Invest Negeri Sembilan, we chart a path to success – a relationship nurtured built on trust, innovation, and mutual growth.”
President and CEO of Spectrum Materials, Mr. Guofu Chen, remarked, “We are pleased to announce the opening of our latest manufacturing facility and our inaugural overseas facility in Malaysia. This expansion marks the establishment of a world-class facility for the production of semiconductor-grade specialty chemicals – the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia”.
President Chen leads and orchestrates high performance business organisations specialising in electronic materials business. Guofu aims to expand his organisation by exploring new locations and adding product lines, driving aggressive company growth.