PUSING, Perak, Malaysia, 15 February 2022: Camfil Malaysia (Ipoh) said land it acquired in Malaysia is the base for a new plant expansion. Making the announcement through a Press release, the company said it is one of the latest investments that further increases its capacity and manufacturing footprint to meet global demand in air filter products and services. The plant will be operational by Q4 in 2022, the company added.
The total land size of the plant will increase to 759,000 square feet, Camfil said, adding that the plant will enable it to meet the growing demand for air filters (particulate and molecular), not only in the Asia-Pacific region but also globally.
The plant expansion will be adjacent to the existing Camfil plant, including a hi-tech R&D facility as well as a state-of-the-art High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter, Turbo Machinery and Molecular Filter manufacturing, Camfil said. The plant will continue to produce more energy-saving air filters and provide clean air solutions aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), the company said.
Camfil said it has pledged the manufacturing strategy to support the UNSDGs, ensuring a meaningful contribution to sustainability globally. The four goals that have been identified as the most relevant to its business are Goal 3, good health and wellbeing; Goal 8, decent work and economic growth; Goal 11, sustainable cities and communities; and Goal 12, responsible consumption and production, the company said.
“The MYR 50 million investment for the new plant expansion allows us to accelerate our growth strategy and broaden our offerings in APAC as we focus on delivering long-term value to our customers.” said Teng Kim Ming, VP Finance & IT (APAC), Camfil Malaysia.
According to Camfil, the new integrated facility will run into multiple production lines, including HEPA filter and molecular contamination control filters. Together, with the plant expansion, deployment of modern manufacturing techniques and many other sustainable features, Camfil will be able to cater to the increased demand of air filters in the APAC region, the company said. “The new expansion will give us additional warehouse space,” said Karunagaran Krishnan, Head of Plant & VP Supply Chain (APAC), Camfil Malaysia. “I foresee that we will have a reduction of approximately 50% in lead time.”