EG Industries Berhad has partnered with automation giant Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. or the setting up of a 5G automated intelligent SMT production lines for its upcoming Smart Lights-Out factory in Batu Kawan, Penang.
Yamaha is one of the leading providers of automation machines worldwide and has established a track record of implementing line automation for Lights-Out manufacturing in its own manufacturing plants in Japan as well as other renowned manufacturers in South East Asia. The partnership arrangement would be Yamaha’s first undertaking in Malaysia.
The company estimates to invest up to RM80.0 million CAPEX in phases over two years for the implementation and commissioning of the intelligent production lines. Targeted for commencement in the first half of 2024, EG’s Smart Lights-Out manufacturing plant creates a fully networked environment that digitises material flow for autonomous manufacturing. This will be managed by a remote team of highly-specialised experts responsible for data management, production planning and quality control.
The upcoming Smart Factory 4.0 had recently attracted the attention of a few notable local and foreign customers. Among them are US-based Cambridge Industries Group (CIG), where EG Industries had signed a Letter of Intent to produce an Advanced High-Speed Optical Signal Transmitter and Receiver for 5G wireless network (Optical Modules) using the photonics and semiconductor technologies for their global customers. This would be CIG’s first-ever pioneer technology transfer to South East Asia.