Thursday, July 22, 2010

Malaysia to get lighting technology plant

DTC Group Sdn Bhd, which focuses on developing green technology, will join hands with four leading Korean companies to set up a RM150 million lighting technology manufacturing plant in Malaysia.

Executive Director TC Ooi said the investment in the plant, which would manufacture induction lighting systems, an alternative green technology suitable for industrial use, would be spread out over the next three years.

DTC recently signed a memorandum of understanding with a consortium of four South Korean companies, Creative System Co Ltd, Gwang Yeok Jeongi, Kolamp and Fajin Eng Ltd, to introduce the lighthing technology, an electrode-less fluorescent system.

Ooi said the companies were technology leaders and patent owners of the various components in the induction lighting system, namely the ballast, the fixture, the bulb, the control and monitoring system.

"We are targetting an order of 50,000 units annually within the next three years in Malaysia and 100,000 units to cater for the export market in five years," he said in a statement today.

Ooi said the introduction was timely to spearhead the government's initiative to stop all production and sale of the traditional incandescent lighting system by 2014 and reduce carbon emission collectively.


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