Austrian high-tech company to create 5,000 jobs in Malaysia

The existing AT&S plant in Shanghai

Austrian technology company AT&S is setting up a production plant in Malaysia that will create around 5,000 skilled jobs in the country, Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry said on June 10.

The company, which designs and manufactures high-end printed circuit boards and substrates for semiconductors, said it would invest 8.5 billion ringgit ($2.1 billion) in a new facility at Kulim Hi-Tech Park in the northwestern Malaysian state of Kedah. It would be its first facility in Southeast Asia.

The construction of the plant is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2021, with commercial operations targeted to come on stream in 2024, the ministry said, adding that it was among the investments attracted by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority under the National Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan’s investment scheme launched in June last year.

AT&S’ high-end electronic parts have a variety of uses, including in mobile devices, industrial electronics, automotive applications, as well as in medical and health technology. As an international enterprise, the company has production facilities in Austria, India, China and South Korea.

Apart from the direct job creation, the new plant would benefit local small and medium enterprises which would join the supply chain, the ministry said.

AT&S said that besides manufacturing of high-tech products at the new plant, a “significant amount” of research and development activities will be executed at the location.

AT&S has been supplier of global mobile phone manufacturers for decades, namely for Motorola, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Siemens and Blackberry. Currently, it is one of the Apple’s 200 top supplier from its Chinese plants in Shanghai and Chongqing and also delivers its boards to other top smartphone makers.

Other clients of AT&S are large global technology and computer companies such as Intel, as well as car and aerospace suppliers, medical technology and industrial machinery manufacturers.



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The existing AT&S plant in Shanghai Austrian technology company AT&S is setting up a production plant in Malaysia that will create around 5,000 skilled jobs in the country, Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry said on June 10. The company, which designs and manufactures high-end printed circuit boards and substrates for semiconductors, said it would invest 8.5 billion ringgit ($2.1 billion) in a new facility at Kulim Hi-Tech Park in the northwestern Malaysian state of Kedah. It would be its first facility in Southeast Asia. The construction of the plant is scheduled to begin in the second half of...

The existing AT&S plant in Shanghai

Austrian technology company AT&S is setting up a production plant in Malaysia that will create around 5,000 skilled jobs in the country, Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry said on June 10.

The company, which designs and manufactures high-end printed circuit boards and substrates for semiconductors, said it would invest 8.5 billion ringgit ($2.1 billion) in a new facility at Kulim Hi-Tech Park in the northwestern Malaysian state of Kedah. It would be its first facility in Southeast Asia.

The construction of the plant is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2021, with commercial operations targeted to come on stream in 2024, the ministry said, adding that it was among the investments attracted by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority under the National Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan’s investment scheme launched in June last year.

AT&S’ high-end electronic parts have a variety of uses, including in mobile devices, industrial electronics, automotive applications, as well as in medical and health technology. As an international enterprise, the company has production facilities in Austria, India, China and South Korea.

Apart from the direct job creation, the new plant would benefit local small and medium enterprises which would join the supply chain, the ministry said.

AT&S said that besides manufacturing of high-tech products at the new plant, a “significant amount” of research and development activities will be executed at the location.

AT&S has been supplier of global mobile phone manufacturers for decades, namely for Motorola, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Siemens and Blackberry. Currently, it is one of the Apple’s 200 top supplier from its Chinese plants in Shanghai and Chongqing and also delivers its boards to other top smartphone makers.

Other clients of AT&S are large global technology and computer companies such as Intel, as well as car and aerospace suppliers, medical technology and industrial machinery manufacturers.



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