Strengthening its commitment to the region, Tremco Construction Products Group Asia Pacific (CPG APAC) has announced the development of a new manufacturing plant in Serendah, Malaysia. Construction of the facility is set to start in January 2021, and it is scheduled to begin full production by January 2023.
Located 38 km north of Kepong where the current plant resides, the new facility will be situated in the heavy industrial zone of UMW High Value Manufacturing Park. According to Tremco CPG APAC, the area was chosen due to its accessibility to other Asia Pacific markets via Malaysia's major port network.
The news comes as the company commemorates 25 years of business operations in Malaysia. Plans for the new Serendah facility show an expansion of production capacity, catering for the predicted growth of Tremco CPG APAC and ensuring undisrupted supply to construction projects across the region for many more years to come.
“The new facility will be three times larger than our existing facility and will strengthen our foothold in the Asia Pacific market. We are seeing an increase in demand across the region for locally produced and innovative construction solutions that improve the built environment, and we're excited to be a leading supplier for this developing market,” said Jackson Kho, area director for Southeast Asia at Tremco CPG APAC.
Saptak Roy, managing director of Tremco CPG APAC added, "As ASEAN is projected to become the fourth largest economy in the world, our investment in the region will help us to keep up with demand, and continue to deliver excellence to our customers.”
Aside from exporting its products to most ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam, the Serendah facility also exports to other countries and regions including South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Australia, India and the Middle East.
Tremco CPG APAC is a subsidiary of US-based Tremco Inc. and provides solutions from several world leading construction brands consisting of Tremco, illbruck, Flowcrete, Vandex, Nullifire, Dryvit, Nudura, NewBrick, Willseal and Euclid Chemical. Product lines include high-performance silicone and urethane joint sealants, waterproofing solutions, trafficable deck coatings, expansion joints, exterior insulation and finish systems, passive fire protection, and specialist resinous flooring solutions.