Cambridge UK lighting technology business, Dialight, has stepped up its penetration of Asian markets with a new manufacturing facility in Malaysia.Its wholly owned subsidiary Dialight Europe Ltd has acquired a five-year lease for a manufacturing facility in Penang.
The acquisition supports Dialight's growth strategy for Asia, improving speed to market and reducing inventory requirements, the company said.
Initially, the 40,000 sq ft facility will supply Dialight's industry leading status indication components for the region's largest Electronic OEMs.
But soon the facility will expand production to include Dialight's industry-leading LED lighting fixtures for industrial and hazardous applications.
Dialight Penang Sdn. Bhd. is expected to start trading on September 1 when production begins. A local management team with extensive experience running similar electronic manufacturing facilities has been recruited.
Dialight chief executive Roy Burton said: “The addition of a manufacturing presence in Penang is in line with Dialight's strategy for global expansion. It brings us closer to our growing customer base in Asia, while strengthening our value position.”