Wiwynn Corporation, a Taiwan-based cloud IT infrastructure provider for hyperscale data centres, commenced on its second phase of development on a server printed board circuit assembly (PBCA) plant for its cloud data centres in Johor.
Wiwynn announced the commencement of phase II on June 27 2022, with a ground-breaking ceremony held at Senai airport city, Johor.
The commencement on the second phase in Johor follows Wiwynn’s near-completion of its first phase, referring to the development of the data centres’ server rack integration plant. Wiwynn is set to complete the server rack integration plant by the first quarter of 2023.
In a press release statement, Wiwynn affirmed that its Malaysia cloud infrastructure site will be one of the company’s key hubs, to meet surging demand for its cloud providing services from hyperscale data centres.
The full sum of Wiwynn’s investment in Johor is expected to amount to RM 500 million. The government of Johor predicts that the completion of the server rack integration plant and the PCBA plant would create more than a thousand job opportunities for locals in Johor.
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Right Ecosystem to Attract Quality Data Centre Investments
Johor’s Chief Minister, Datuk Onn Hafiz, affirmed his optimism for the project, saying “Johor has the right ecosystem to attract quality investments and I look forward to seeing tremendous success for Wiwynn’s steady and aggressive progress for both plants in just 6 months’ time. I believe that the success will ripple positive socio-economic impacts in Johor. The state government will continue to extend a dedicated level of assistance in supporting the growth of Wiwynn in this region.”
President of Wiwynn, Dr. Sunlai Chang, expressed his gratitude for the Johor authorities’ support.
““We are truly grateful for all the support given by the local authorities when we kicked off our server rack integration plant development end of last year. And it has given us the confidence to expedite the launch of our phase II server PCBA lines. We are excited about the expansion and are looking forward to accelerating growth in Malaysia.”
Johor State Investment, Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Lee Ting Han expressed his hope that Wiwynn’s investment and presence in Johor would bring international exposure, and attract investors to the state. He added that Wiwynn’s facility, strategically-located in Kulai, would place Johor on the global map as an infrastructure manufacturing base related to data centres.
Wiwynn has affirmed that it will use the Green Building Index Technology to enable smart manufacturing and sustainable operations in the facility, which could set new benchmarks for innovation in the industry.