éolane Pursues Sustainable Growth: Inaugurates its RM45 Mil Electronic Manufacturing Plant in Kulim, Kedah with Sustainability at Core

  • The new plant is part of éolane's sustainability strategic roadmap that is aimed at creating shared values for all stakeholders, including contributing significantly to Malaysia's sustainability goals, such as energy usage reduction, economic growth and smart digital factory with AI deployment.
  • With the addition of the new plant in its pipeline, éolane is set to create about 150 new local jobs in Phase 1.
  • Striving to design and supply quality to manufacturing excellence to enhance the performance of the electronic industry, the company also has core businesses within the New Energy, Medical, Capital Equipment, Industrial, and Aeronautic segments.

Kulim, Kedah, 24 April 2024 - éolane, the Europe-leading Electronic Manufacturing Service company based in France, has inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah, with a focus on sustainable production. With a total investment of EUR8.7 million (RM45 million) in Phase 1, the new facility represents a major milestone in éolane's sustainability roadmap aimed at meeting the industry's growing demand sustainably. The new production site is fully equipped with a cutting-edge digital production line and system. With the addition of the new plant, éolane expects to create approximately 150 new job opportunities within the state in Phase 1. éolane also plans to substantially increase its production capacity in Phase 2 to meet future demand for high-quality electronic products.

The new manufacturing plant was officiated by YAB Dato' Seri Haji Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, Chief Minister of Kedah, Mr. Mohd Rushdan Mohd Ghazali, Director of MIDA Kedah and Mr. Olivier Clement, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of éolane. Also present at the official launch were YB Dr. Haim Hilman Abdullah, State Exco of Industry and Investment, Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, YBhg. Dato' Mohd Sahil Zabidi, Group CEO, Kulim Technology Park Corporation (KTPC) and Mrs. Grace Colin, Managing Director of éolane Asia.

In his welcoming address, YAB Dato' Seri Haji Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, Chief Minsiter of Kedah said, "The state of Kedah is very proud to host éolane's new state-of-the-art factory, which recognises Kedah as a state providing the right prerequisites for sustainable production of high-quality electronic products. This enables éolane to live its vision of improving performance for operation excellence in the electronic manufacturing industry."

Mr. Sikh Shamsul Ibrahim Sikh Abdul Majid, CEO of MIDA welcomed the launch of éolane's new manufacturing facility, stating, "Malaysia is very honoured that éolane, with its long-term presence in the country, continues to expand in the Kulim Hi-Tech Park. This new facility aligns seamlessly with our New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) 2030, symbolising éolane's confidence in Malaysia's sustained economic growth and our commitment to sustainable practices. We are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the automated plant, with a commitment to sustainable practices, not only succeeds but also integrates Malaysia into éolane's vital international value chain. We are dedicated to supporting industry leaders like éolane and eagerly anticipate their future achievements on the global stage."

Olivier Clement, CEO of éolane said "We are beyond excited and thrilled about the opening of our new plant here in Kulim, Kedah. This is a significant milestone for éolane, as it is part of our transformative journey towards becoming a World Class Manufacturing leader in electronic manufacturing for our clients. We have chosen Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah as the new location of our plant, as we believe the state has the right infrastructure, talent, and capabilities to meet the demands of the manufacturing industry. With the addition of this new facility in our pipeline, we are confident that we would be able to capture and capitalise on the industry's demand, not only in Kedah or Malaysia but in Asian region in general."

Malaysia has been actively promoting and implementing sustainable development initiatives aligning with the National Investment Aspirations (NIA) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) principles. In line with this, éolane through its shared value creation roadmap, aims to contribute towards Malaysia's sustainability goals, such as energy usage reduction, economic growth, and digital factory with operation excellence. éolane has set up its sustainability roadmap for the company's growth, innovation, and productivity drive with ESG engagement.

With sustainability being a key aspect of the company's strategic focus area,  éolane endeavours to build a sustainable durable manufacturing ecosystem that would effectively meet the industry's demand for high-quality electronic products, with minimum environmental impact.

Source: MIDA

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