KULAI: Oerlikon Balzers, a well-known supplier of Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) coatings, has chosen Iskandar Malaysia for its newest one-stop centre due to its strategic location and strong infrastructure.
Balzers Industrial Solutions business unit head, Marc Desrayaud, said the choice of Iskandar Malaysia for the centre was due to its strategic location between two technically-advanced countries and it was expected to meet customer needs across the region.
"Our operations in Kulai are expected to meet the high demand from the electronics industry, where coating equipment are needed to manufacture products such as computer hard disc drives," he told reporters after the centre's launch here today.
Also present at the launch were Iskandar Regional Development Authority Chief Executive Officer Datuk Ismail Ibrahim and Malaysian Investment Development Authority Johor Director Rozano Yahaya.
Ismail commended Oerlikon Balzers on its choice of Iskandar Malaysia for its centre.
"This proves that Johor has become the choice of investors due to the state's strong infrastructure including airports, ports and good communication network," he added.
Desrayaud said the one-stop centre in i-Park, Bandar Indahpura, would include a factory and customer service centre.
"The investment for this centre is about five million Swiss francs (1 Swiss franc = RM4.11) and we go for a large investment because we believe in the potential of this region," he said.
Orelikon Balzers currently operates 108 coating centres in 35 countries.