After increasing success with Malaysian companies, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has established its first base in the country’s Eastern region. Within the past 12 months, Veolia has secured agreements within core domestic industries including microelectronics and palm oil mill effluent (POME).
Veolia established a presence in Malaysia 25 years ago and has since expanded with four offices in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Johor Bahru employing 300 staff. The company says its new Kuching office has been set up in response to growing demand for its water and wastewater treatment solutions.
Veolia’s Malaysia branch manager Alicia Chow says, “Our new set up in East Malaysia is a signal of Veolia’s commitment to manufacturers in the region. It allows us to be closer to our customers, and we are now able to provide prompt and timely assistance when necessary.”
Veolia’s major Malaysian project to date is the design, supply, installation and service of a wastewater system for Frontken Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Taiyo Yuden also contracted Veolia for its East Malaysia factory, after the materials and electronics company previously hired Veolia to set up a wastewater recycle facility in China. This successful working relationship led to Veolia being contracted to design, supply and install wastewater treatment systems for Taiyo Yuden’s Kuching site.
This second partnership with a materials and electronics manufacturer reinforces the leadership of Veolia in the microelectronics sector, and emphasizes the synergy between the company’s branches around the globe.
Veolia’s general manager Laurent Besson says, “We have made significant inroads in East Malaysia within just 12 months. With the newly established set-up, we anticipate to partner even more companies and better serve our existing customers.”
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is a subsidiary of Veolia Water and the leading design and build company and specialized provider of technological solutions in water treatment. It employs 10,767 people worldwide.