Ultra Clean Announces Expansion Into Malaysia


Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (UCT), a US company listed on NASDAQ, announced that it will be setting up a manufacturing facility in the Batu Kawan Industrial Park.
UCT’s 300,000 square foot facility is scheduled to begin construction by the third quarter of 2020. The new facility will potentially employ more than 650 personnel over the next five years, including roles in manufacturing, engineering, research and development as well as quality management.
In welcoming UCT’s announcement, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) said, “Malaysia has established a strong base of high-value manufacturing companies. The semiconductor industry continues to drive growth by supporting 5G and IoT (Internet of Things) proliferation. 
“With rapid expansion and robust progress in this industry, Malaysia is poised to capitalise on opportunities available and is well-positioned to be Asia’s hi-tech manufacturing powerhouse,” he added.
YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin said MITI and its agencies remain committed to growing Malaysia’s high technology, high value-added, knowledge-based investments. This project provides a link across Malaysia’s established electrical and electronics industry. It will also enhance our country’s legacy as the ideal investment destination within the region, which offers a sustainable business environment to meet investors’ overall growth strategies.
Meanwhile, UCT’s chief operating officer, Vijay Chinnasami, said the company was proud to partner with the Government of Malaysia, in the effort to expand its global footprint as part of the company’s strategic growth plan. 
Mr Chinnasami said, “This state-of-the-art facility will ensure business continuity, enable us to better serve and bring value to our local and global customer base, and allow us to capitalise on longer-term growth opportunities.”