Air Products (NYSE: APD), a world leading industrial gases company serving Malaysia for more than 45 years, today announced it has brought on-stream its first cryogenic nitrogen plant in the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone, Penang, Northern Malaysia. The new facility further expands the company’s capacity and reinforces its leading supply position in Penang to serve the fast-growing customer demand from the electrical and electronics (E&E) and other manufacturing industries.
The Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone, located in Penang which is one of Malaysia’s most vital economic powerhouses, is a high-tech industrial zone and home to many multinational E&E companies.
Air Products has established a leading position in Northern Malaysia. In Penang, the company’s two advanced air separation units in the Prai Industrial Park, together with an extensive pipeline network that expands into the Bukit Minyak Industrial Park and the Batu Kawan Industrial Park, provide a strong and highly reliable gases supply to its customers.
“Our latest investment puts us in an even stronger position in this important industrial zone as well as Penang to support the thriving E&E industry, which is a key growth driver of Malaysia’s industrial development,” said Alex Tan, president of Air Products Southeast Asia. “We strive to grow with our customers along their digitalization and innovation journey by providing our safe, reliable and efficient solutions and excellent service.”
The E&E industry is at the forefront of Industry 4.0 adoption that drives the technological transformation of Malaysia’s manufacturing sector by leveraging the latest smart technologies such as Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.
Serving the global electronics industry for over 40 years, Air Products’ total solutions, including gas supply, application solutions and equipment help electronics packaging and assembly manufacturers meet the increasing demand for the newest generation of semiconductors. The company’s electronics packaging, assembly and testing laboratory at its state-of-the-art Asia Technology Center develops advanced application solutions to support the fast-paced growth of the Asia markets.