Mölnlycke expands in Malaysia with the construction of a new factory
Last month saw the ground-breaking ceremony for Mölnlycke’s new surgical glove factory in Malaysia. The company is increasing its manufacturing capacity to ensure that it can continue to satisfy the growing demand for Biogel® gloves.
Malaysia is the home of Mölnlycke’s surgical glove business. The company currently has four manufacturing plants, of which two are in the town of Kulim, in Kedah, near Penang. In recognition of the company’s long-term ambitions for Biogel, one of the Kulim plants will be relocating to a new site with a built-on area of c. 31,000m2, increasing total glove manufacturing capacity by 60%.
The first gloves are expected to roll off the lines in May 2022. When fully operating, the new factory is expected to employ approx. 800 Mölnlycke employees whom will benefit from Mölnlycke’s high standards of working conditions.
In addition to production lines, the plant will include a 4,000 m2 office building, housing R&D offices for Biogel gloves, several laboratories, the APAC IT service desk, a cafeteria and other facilities.
JC Guillou, General Manager of Mölnlycke Health Care Sdn. Bhd., said during his opening speech;´This is a great milestone for Mölnlycke Health Care Sdn Bhd. This significant investment shows the board’s support and confidence in the future of the gloves franchise business and in our execution capability.
This new plant will show Mölnlycke as a modern, responsible and attractive company and help retain and attract new talents. This is more than ever a great time to be part of the Mölnlycke family.’
The ground-breaking ceremony was limited to a small crowd to respect safe distanciation and COVID standard operating procedures.