Inauguration of Münzing’s production in Malaysia
Dr Michael Münzing – managing partner of the Münzing group – thanked all those involved in the realization of the project. Among the approximately 180 guests were employees, the Board of Directors of the group, international guests from the APAC regions, public representatives as well as the representative from Invest Kedah office.
Münzing invests over 50 million Euro and goes into production in the Bukit Selambau Industrial Park at the Group’s largest site in Asia. Over 50 new jobs will be created in the region. Striving to deliver consistent yet high quality products to support our regional customers grow their businesses, our newest plant is strategically located in the heart of Asia with easy access to the sea and airports that connect to many major cities within Asia. Imparted with trade treaties with many neighboring countries including India, China, North and Southeast Asia, the new plant will certainly help our customers buy our products effortlessly.
Start of production
In Oct 2022, the first product batch was produced in the new plant. Currently, approximately 20 customers are being sampled with additional batches. The goal is to ramp up production to 100% by Q3 2023 and produce a portfolio of up to 100 products at the site in the future.
The completed plant is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and capable to produce water-based wax emulsions and other specialty additives such as liquid defoamers on an area of more than 18,000 m2. The products are mainly used in the construction industry and for architectural paints and make a decisive contribution to improved processing and durability of plasters, exterior and interior paints used in construction.
Environment and sustainability
In addition to a complete networking of production, logistics and infrastructure via process control systems, great importance was attached to the most energy-saving design possible during the planning of the plant. This includes an in-house combined heat and power plant, which generates environmentally friendly electricity and heat, and a sophisticated system for recovering energy in all heating and cooling processes. 70% of the energy used flows back into the production plant through the recovery process.