Vinda International builds Southeast Asian HQ in Malaysia

Business | 3 Sep 2019 2:46 pm

Chinese tissue maker Vinda International Holdings has begun construction of its the Vinda Group Southeast Asia regional headquarters in Klang district of Malaysia's Selangor state today, Xinhua reports.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Vinda SEA president Su Ting Nee said Malaysia was chosen after several countries were considered.

Su said the plant represented a high value investment for Malaysia as it would house the Vinda innovation center, the only one outside of China and incorporated a range of green technologies in its design such as solar panels, rain water harvesting and waste management including water treatment and composting of organic waste.

"The investment of more than half a billion ringgit over the next five years in multiple projects to set up the Vinda regional hub represents our commitment to Malaysia and to help the state of Selangor.

"The new 27-acre site in Bandar Bukit Raja will comprise an automated finished goods warehouse, a double story plant with raw material warehouse and a six story administration block that also houses the innovation center," she said.

Su added that the warehouse would include an automated storage and retrieval system, automatic raw material supply to production lines, pre-selection of finished goods to be loaded and a fully automated first in, first out system.

The plant will employ about 1,300 staff, and the compound will be built in two phases with the warehouse section scheduled for completion by 2021 and the second phase, including the manufacturing and administrative facilities scheduled to be completed for 2023.

The regional hub will develop, manufacture and market four different product categories: baby care, incontinence care, feminine care and tissue products and serve the ASEAN market and support sales to more than 25 countries.

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