Huawei to set up regional data hosting and logistics center in Malaysia

Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is setting up a regional data hosting and logistics center in the fast-growing Nusajaya region of Iskandar Malaysia, with the support and facilitation by Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

This new center shall serve Huawei customers in the region, leveraging on the strategic location of Malaysia in Asia Pacific, superb infrastructure, excellent government support in terms of investment incentives and the close bilateral relationship between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of People’s Republic of China.

Huawei is a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, while Khazanah is the strategic investment fund of the Government of Malaysia and is entrusted to hold and manage the commercial assets of the Government and to undertake strategic investments.

The Regional Data Hosting Center will be located in an office space of at least 10,000 square feet while the Regional Logistics Center will occupy a warehouse space of at least 80,000 square feet in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia. The annual shipment volume is projected to be 1300 to 1500 containers at Tanjung Pelepas Port in Iskandar Malaysia, with a cargo value worth estimated at USD 300 Million. The proposed regional center is expected to result in the creation of 600 jobs in various managerial, technical and administrative positions in Iskandar Malaysia.

Huawei is also committed to the development of local human capital required, for the ICT and professional talents, to manage and operate the Center that uses latest ICT technologies intensively for the efficient operation, in collaboration with Khazanah and other government agencies.

“Khazanah is pleased to enter into this collaboration with Huawei. The strategic investment by Huawei is another milestone in the growth and progress of Iskandar Malaysia, which overall continues to attract investments in multiple sectors from both domestic and foreign investors. We look forward to working closely with Huawei and are confident that our collaborative efforts will be a success,” said Tan Sri Dato’ Azman bin Hj. Mokhtar, Managing Director of Khazanah.

David Wei Cheng Min, President of Huawei South Pacific Region: “Malaysia is one of the most important markets for Huawei in the Asia Pacific Region. The announcement is a new step forward for Huawei’s development in Malaysia. Our new investment into Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia is another major milestone in making Malaysia as our regional business gateway to reach out to the Asia Pacific region. Malaysia’s openness to foreign investment, strong incentives of encouraging foreign investment,   rich skilled workforce and geographic advantages, underline our confidence in further investment in Malaysia. As a world leading ICT solution provider, Huawei will keep supporting the ICT transformation and upgrade in Malaysia. I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the superb support and business-friendly environment that is provided and enabled by the Malaysian Government.”

Huawei first came to Malaysia in 2001.