JOHOR BAHRU (June 27): Taiwan-based Wiwynn Corp will set up a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) plant for cloud data centres with an investment value of RM300 million in Johor.
State Investment, Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Lee Ting Han said the plant is expected to create about 1,100 jobs.
“Johor is increasingly becoming a hotspot for data centre investment, and the reason is that the state is able to meet the needs of world-class high-tech companies, apart from adequate utilities and land.
“Wiwynn’s investment and their presence in Johor will bring international exposure and attract more similar or related investments to the state,” he said in a statement on Monday (June 27).
Earlier, Lee attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the facility at Senai Airport City in Kulai.
He said the location of the facility in Kulai, which serves as Wiwynn’s regional hub in the Asia Pacific region, would place Johor on the global map as an infrastructure manufacturing base related to data centres.
Wiwynn will use the Green Building Index technology to enable smart manufacturing and sustainable operations in the state and Lee believes that this would set a new benchmark in the industry.
He also said Wiwynn plans to work with institutions of higher learning such as Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), including providing training opportunities for graduates to realise their potential in the state.
Lee said the state government would like to thank Invest Johor, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Kulai Municipal Council, Senai Airport City and others for their hard work to make the investment a success.
“In total, the value of Wiwynn’s investment in Johor is RM500 million, creating 1,600 job opportunities for the people of Johor,” he said.
On Dec 20, 2021, it was reported that Wiwynn would develop 4,806 hectares of land in Senai that houses an integrated server rack factory with an investment of RM200 million, and create about 500 jobs.