SAN FRANCISCO : Finisar Corporation, a leading US technology company, is very upbeat on Malaysia and will invest a further RM400 million to expand its Malaysian operations in Perak.
Finisar, which has invested US$160 million in Perak so far, may not be a household name but the company’s contribution to Perak’s economy is enormous.
It is the biggest employer among multinational firms operating in Perak with 7,000 workers.
And it contributes 25 per cent of Perak’s manufacturing GDP and five per cent of Perak GDP. Jerry Rawls, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Sunnyvale, California-based firm, said half of its global workforce of 14,000 are in its Chemor facility in Perak. Why Malaysia? “Malaysia is good for the company.
We have good workers, loyal workers, stable employment, easy trade, good infrastructure, good communication infrastructure, weather is always good.” “No shut down. No volcano. No earthquake.
Unlike our plant in Eastern Europe, sometimes we have to shut down due to icing snow,” he told reporters here. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who was in San Francisco as part of his working trip to California, met Rawls on the sidelines of a