Osram Licht AG is set to open its new LED Chip factory in Malaysia in Kulim Hi-Tech Park. The Kulim Hi-Tech Park is a comparably new industrial complex in the south-eastern part of the Malaysian state of Kedah. Osram Licht AG has chosen the Kulim Hi-Tech Park for its new LED chip factory. The site benefits from an expressway and airport connections, and it is located 40 km from the Osram’s sister factory in Penang.
While the company is set to open the new facility on Monday, October 23, 2017, Osram plans to continue construction of the facility in several stages with completion set for 2020. The company contends that once the final phase of building is finished in 2020 the factory in Kulim will be the biggest and most advanced six-inch LED chip manufacturing plant in the world.
Kulim Site Offers Numerous Advantages
Osram points out that Kulim is the ideal location for the new factory. Among many other advantages of the location, the site offers good production conditions and excellent infrastructure. Also, the facility can draw from the local population to get qualified employees.
The company said on its website, “Kulim is ideal to engineer products and technology, bringing together experienced smart minds and passionate hearts: At Kulim we are bringing together innovation and passion.”
“Our new facility in Malaysia places us in pole position in the LED market,” commented Dr. Olaf Berlien, CEO Osram Licht AG.
“Construction of the new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia, continues to progress according to plan,” Ingo Bank, CFO Osram Licht AG said.
Kulim Plant to Eventually Create 1,500 Jobs
Once completed, Osram says that the new plant will create over 1,500 Malaysian jobs. The plant will eventually cover 48 acres. The high production volumes at the new facility will help bring costs per LED chip down for the company’s other divisions including Osram Opto Semiconductors.
The company contends that the product will be superior to the competition both in terms of price and quality. Also, according to Osram, the plant will be the first ever to combine all of the manufacturing steps involved in LED chip production under one roof.