Weir expands in Malaysia

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Weir will build an additional foundry, machine shop and a second Linatex continuous rubber processing plant on a purpose built campus at Sendayan Techvalley, around 70km south east of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

The new foundry will be capable of producing 6000 tonnes with the potential to expand capacity up to 12 000 tonnes as demand increases.

The expansion will see Weir’s workforce in Malaysia more than double from 400 to over 1000.

This investment will support Weir’s growing operations including its valve manufacturing facility in Elland, West Yorkshire, UK.

The announcement was made following a meeting between the UK Prime Minister David Cameron, the Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Weir Group chief executive Keith Cochrane.

“This represents an important step in the development of our global supply chain capability and builds on the success of our 2010 acquisition of Malaysia-based Linatex. Since then, production has more than doubled,” said Cochrane.