Compressed air systems company Kaeser Kompressoren Sdn Bhd, which manufactures for petrochemical, marine, and power plant industries, is expanding regional activities at its Malaysian base to tap into the Southeast Asian market.
“Our RM42 million facility in Shah Alam which was completed in 2013, is the technical customisation and final packaging focal point of compressors for all of Southeast Asia and East Asia,” said Managing Director Eric Gan.
The current facility runs at 45% capacity with plans for future expansions. Screw blower assembly lines are being planned and the should be operational by 2019.
“Upon completion, we would be well-placed to service the local and regional market with a production output of between 200 to 300 units annually,” said Gan.
A core team of 10-15 engineers, will be trained at Kaeser Kompressoren SE in Germany to run the facility initially. When fully operational, the facility will have a total staff strength of 50 employees to handle the customisation and packaging of compressors and screw blowers to meet the requirements of customers for upstream and midstream activites.
The company has had constant annual growth of between 10-15% in revenue since 2004 and foresees further growth momentum in the next five years.
“With more green field projects coming back on-stream in Malaysian, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, and China sentiments will remain strong, which bodes well for the energy, petrochemical, and marine industries,” added Gan.
Kaeser Kompressoren SE was established in Coburg, Germany in 1919. Today, it has eight regional branch offices in Germany, as well as subsidiaries and exclusive sales partners in over 100 countries. The company has approximately 6,000 employees globally.
Set up in 1995, the Malaysian branch is now certified to ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO29001 standards.