Jotun to Build New Factory in Nilai

Jotun has plans to make Malaysia its regional manufacturing hub for its advanced product lines with the launch of the first phase of its RM160 million plant in Nilai which will start operating in March 2011, its senior official said.
Managing director for Malaysia and regional director for Southeast Asia Peder Bohlin said on Wednesday, March 10 the plant will measure 93,000 sq m and is 4.5 times larger than its present Shah Alam plant. It will manufacture colour tinters and high-tech anti-fouling marine paints for deep-sea shipping vessels.
It expects to increase its paint capacity to 60 million litres with the new plant from 30 million litres presently. 
Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit along with Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industries, Trond Giske were present at the launch of the Nilai factory.
Jotun’s Malaysian operations reported a turnover of RM295 million in 2009. It plans to open a customer service centre and distribution hub in Tuas, Singapore, costing RM62 million.

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