Wiwynn Kickstarts Its Phase II Server Plant in Johor

Its Malaysia site will be one of Wiwynn’s hubs that provide complete services from PCBA to rack integration plus job opportunities for the locals

Groundbreaking Ceremony - (from left) Zarina binti Abdul Kadir, Chief Executive of Invest Johor, Engku Ahmad Kamel, Economic Prosperity Director of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Shahzul Jayawirawan, Director of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Johor, Tuan Haji Natazha bin Hariss, Yang Dipertua of MPKu (Kulai Municipal Council), Lee Ting Han, Johor State Investment, Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman, Dr Sunlai Chang, President of Wiwynn Corporation, Sandeep Jayaram, Global Supply Chain Director of META, Anne Hung, Representative from Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia, Gan Seng Keong, CEO of Senai Airport City and Jimmy Lim Bok Hek, Director of Hwa Hin Sdn. Bhd.

Wiwynn Corporation (Wiwynn), a Taiwan-based innovative cloud IT infrastructure provider for hyperscale data centres, has officially commenced its phase II development on a server printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) plant for cloud data centres, with a groundbreaking ceremony held at Senai airport city, Johor.

Wiwynn made an impactful debut in December 2021, when it introduced its phase I – server rack integration plant amid the pandemic lockdown. With the announcement of its phase II – server PCBA plant, Wiwynn’s Malaysia site will become one of its hubs, providing complete services from PCBA to rack integration to meet the growing demand from hyperscale data centres.

“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,” said Dr Sunlai Chang, President of  Wiwynn.

“We are excited about the expansion and are looking forward to accelerating growth in Malaysia,” he added.

“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,” said Datuk Onn Hafiz, Johor Menteri Besar.

The expansion project is expected to generate high-skill employment opportunities for local talent and contribute to the community’s economic upliftment and boost commercial development in the state. This aligns with the National Investment Aspirations (NIA) to make Malaysia a strategic investment hub, said MIDA Chief Executive Officer Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman. “We believe this Malaysian plant will springboard Wiwynn to the next level,” he added.

Wiwynn is one of the largest ODM-Direct cloud IT infrastructure providers and has built a close partnership with world-leading cloud service providers. It has achieved impressive growth of USD1 billion in 2016 and further recorded USD 6.8billion in 2021, showing its strong performance.

“The Meta Wiwynn relationship that dates back to 2012 has continued to become stronger over the years. Thank Wiwynn for the deep partnership, deliverance towards our business goals, dedication to pursue continuous improvement, building on the trust and transparency we have established, and finally, also making us better in the process,” said Sandeep Jayaram, Director of Global Supply Chain at Meta (previously known as Facebook).

“We will bring in the next-generation technologies and follow the highest Gold standard of  Green Building Index (GBI) technology to enable smart manufacturing in the new site to show our commitment to a sustainable environment and operation,” added Dr Sunlai Chang.

The completion of Wiwynn’s server rack integration plant (phase I) is set in Q1 2023, followed by the PCBA plant (phase II) which is scheduled to be put into operations in 2024. After completion, more than 1,150 job opportunities are expected for the locals. For more information, please visit https://www.wiwynn.com or contact recruit@wiwynn.com.