Lintec & Linnhoff has kicked off production of its asphalt and concrete batching plants at its newest facility, a manufacturing site in the state of Johor, Malaysia. New models for customers are already rolling off the production lines at the plant, which began limited-scale operations in 2021 before ramping up in 2022. The manufacturing facility covers 88,888 sq ft of space, with two planned future expansions.
Lintec & Linnhoff is manufacturing Linnhoff asphalt mixing plants and Eurotec concrete batching plants at the factory, which replaces the previous manufacturing site in northeastern Johor. The company said these plants are globally distributed, with most going to customers in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Plans for the new Malaysia facility were launched in 2019 and work was completed in 2021. After unavoidable interruptions caused by the Covid pandemic, Lintec & Linnhoff is now ready to showcase its newest facility, representing the latest addition to its global manufacturing portfolio.
Daniel Chan, chairman at Lintec & Linnhoff Holdings, said the new factory is a great demonstration of the Group’s resilience and focus. “Over the past two years, the whole world faced the challenge of Covid and many projects were put on hold. We faced our own roadblocks, but we were determined to bring our vision to life for this new Malaysian factory. Our investment and hard work have now paid off and we can’t wait to welcome customers to see the new facility. Our first plants have already been delivered and the future is very bright.”
The factory employs a team of 50, which is expected to grow in the coming months. Being strategically located in Johor, the plants can be shipped easily to customers across Asia, the Middle East and Africa via the three ports in close proximity, said Lintec & Linnhoff. Some plants will be transported by land to Singapore, before shipping via Jurong Port. Others will go via two other nearby Malaysian ports in Johor. The new factory is just 36 km from the Lintec & Linnhoff global headquarters in Singapore.
The current facility is phase one of the planned development for the whole site that covers 282,000 sq ft. During the launch of the manufacturing facility, Lintec & Linnhoff had a groundbreaking ceremony to launch phase two of the development that further expands the facility by 76,850 sq ft. This expansion is in line with the company’s plans to manufacture Lintec containerised asphalt and concrete plants in the facility. Along with this, there will be further investment in additional equipment for the factory to increase production capacity and efficiency.
According to Lintec & Linnhoff, phase three of the development will further expand the open-yard area for storage of stock plants and components, and create more space to conduct rigorous testing and erection of multiple plants before they are delivered.
The first plant to roll off the production line was a Eurotec ECO60 concrete plant, which was shipped to a customer in Madagascar. The second order was for a Eurotec Ecotec ECT60 concrete plant and a Linnhoff TSD1500 MobileMix asphalt plant, which went to a customer in Papua New Guinea.