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New Leuze Plant in Malaysia Begins Operation

By Matt Williams -

After a construction time of just 16 months, Leuze has opened its new production site in Malacca (Malaysia). With immediate effect, its sensors will be produced there for the international market. Leuze’s Asian customers are primarily supplied from Malaysia.

Based on 2020, sales of the Leuze electronic group should double again by 2025. For Sensor People, the construction of their new production site in Malacca (Malaysia) represents a key element in their global growth strategy. Furthermore, a milestone in the company’s history. Construction of the new building, which involved many local partners, began in January 2021. Just 16 months later– in April 2022 – the plant was completed and, after a successful start-up phase, is to be officially opened in July.

 

Expansion of Leuze production structures

To be able to meet the high global demand for its sensors and ensure a short delivery time, Leuze will double its production capacities by the end of the year. To this end, the company is implementing a strategy based on multiple production locations. “This will allow us to not only further improve our delivery capability but also optimise our international logistics flows,” explains Sebastian Raible, Managing Director of Leuze electronic Malaysia and on-site project manager of the construction project. Leuze implements the philosophy of process equality. This means that all production facilities worldwide are organised in the same process, ensuring each facility has the same temperature, humidity and pressure.

“The work islands are built, tested, and duplicated in Germany and are then used all over the world,” explains Jochen Wimmer, COO of the Leuze electronic group.

 

New production site creates jobs

The production and warehouse logistics facilities cover an area of 4,500 square meters. An additional 1,000 square meters are used for administration purposes. Areas totalling 7,000 square meters are available for a second expansion phase, starting with 85 new local workers. By the end of the year, there will be over 100. Another 100 new employees are to be recruited in the first expansion phase with the growth of the plant. More will follow in the second expansion phase.

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