Osram’s new LED Chip Factory goes into OperationEnlarge image (© Osram)
23 November 2017. Dr. Olaf Berlien, CEO of Osram Licht AG proudly announced in his speech during the Opening Ceremony that the opening of the new LED chip factory in Kulim was “both on schedule and within budget”. Mr. Berlien hosted about 400 local and overseas VIP guests for the event. The honourable Minister of Trade and Industry, YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, held a speech on behalf of the Malaysian Government. H.E. Ambassador Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff and Economic Counsellor Mr. Jens Brinckmann represented the German Embassy
Osram has been present in Penang/Malaysia for more than 20 years. Its LED business has now a growth rate of 19 % and therefore the € 370 million investment into this new expandable plant comes at exactly the right time. Mr. Aldo Kamper, CEO of Osram Opto Semiconductors, underscored the enormous production capacity in Kulim. Osram is also expanding its sites in Germany.
The new facility in Malaysia places Osram in a pole position in the LED market.