Kuala Lumpur, 7 Aug 2023 – EVE Energy Co. Ltd., a leading global lithium battery manufacturer, today announced the groundbreaking ceremony for its new manufacturing facility in Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia. The new factory, which will be EVE’s 53rd, will have an initial investment of USD422 million and will focus on the production of cylindrical lithiumion batteries to support power tools and electric two-wheelers manufacturing in the country and across Southeast Asia.
The ceremony was attended by YB Dato’ Wira Dr. Ku Abd Rahman bin Ku Ismail, Senior State Exco of Industrial and Investment, Science, Technology and Innovation and Higher Education; Ms. Lim Bee Vian, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Investment Development) of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA); Mr. Noor Ikhsan Bin Abdul Aziz, Chief Operating Officer of Invest Kedah; Dr. Haji Nadzman Bin Mustaffa, President of Kulim Municipal Council (MPKK); Mr. Zhou Youbin, Chinese Consulate General in Penang; Mr. Joe Chen, Director of EVE Energy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., as well as other distinguished guests.
In his speech, Yang Berhormat Dato’ Wira Dr. Ku Abd Rahman bin Ku Ismail, Kedah Senior State Executive Council Members (Industry & Investment), noted that the Kedah State Government through Invest Kedah Berhad as a One Stop Centre for investment is always ready to provide assistance and facilitate a smooth investment process, starting from preinvestment all the way through to post-investment stages. This hands-on or handholding approach is one of the ways we approach investors more friendly in order to provide the best service. He also hopes that EVE Energy will continue to expand its footprint in Kulim and achieve unparalleled success in its operations.
Ms. Lim Bee Vian, DCEO (Investment Development) of MIDA, said in her speech, “Today’s celebration marks a crucial milestone that not only benefits EVE but also paves the way for more companies to invest in Malaysia in EV industry and its ecosystems. By collaborating with industry leaders like EVE, we can foster an environment of innovation and technological advancement.” “This project aligns perfectly with our nation’s Twelfth Malaysia Plan (12MP) and the National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP), as we are committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. By establishing this cylindrical battery manufacturing plant in Malaysia, we demonstrate our commitment to competitiveness in the international market”, highlighted Ms. Lim.
She further added, “Our robust ecosystem, supported by strong R&D and standards facilities (through agencies like SIRIM), along with a thriving components’ sub-sector, positions us to cater to the entire EV value chain.”
“Relying on EVE’s domestic advantages and operational experience, we will build a cylindrical battery production base in Malaysia to support the electric two-wheelers and power tools in Malaysia. This initial project will be constructed in phases, and the construction period will not exceed three (3) years. This is an important milestone for EVE to expand our global businesses, enhance our comprehensive competitiveness and to further grow our global market share. And most importantly, to let us contribute to the development of electrical power ecosystem in Malaysia,” said Mr. Joe Chen, Director of EVE Energy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.