Growth in Pulau Indah Industrial Park, Westport Malaysia.
The Pulau Indah Industrial Park (PIIP) in Klang, Selangor is set for growth this year as companies look to acquire industrial land within the development to expand.
Swedish furniture maker IKEA also is expected to open its new regional distribution and supply chain centre in PIIP, this September.
IKEA is investing RM908 million to set up the 95,000-square metre centre on 25,6ha, supplying for the Southeast Asian and Indian markets.
It would be the Swedish furniture maker’s third-largest furniture distribution hub after IKEA Chicago (USA) and IKEA Dusseldorf (Germany), serving some 12 IKEA stores in ASEAN.
The establishment of IKEA in PIIP is expected to have a positive spillover effect and accelerate the socio-economic development of the area.
PIIP is adjacent to Westports Malaysia in Port Klang, one of the world’s leading seaport terminals.
It is a development project by Central Spectrum Sdn Bhd (CSSB), a subsidiary of Kumpulan Hartanah Selangor Bhd, which in turn is wholly-owned by Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated).
There are three major phases in PIIP. Phases 1 and 2 were launched since the 1990s and are fully sold. Phase 1 is mostly occupied by heavy industries and phase 2 is a halal hub.
Located in PIIP as one of the attractions is river track cycle park.
PIIP has attracted Royal Malaysian Custom as well as companies like Federal Flour Mill Bhd, Pos Malaysia Bhd, Central Sugars Refinery Sdn Bhd, YTL Industrial Bhd, Scientex Packaging Film Sdn Bhd, MISC Intergrated Logistics Sdn Bhd, and Kawan Food Bhd.
Due to the overwhelming response and high demand, PIIP is expanding into phase three of its development.
Hiap Huat Holdings Bhd (HHHB), which is involved in scheduled waste management, oil & gas and petrochemicals is buying a parcel of industrial land within PIIP.
In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, HHHB said its wholly-owned unit, Hiap Huat Chemicals Sdn Bhd has inked an agreement with CSSB to acquire land in PIIP for nearly RM12 million.
HHHB said the land will be utilised to set up a new scheduled waste treatment plant, which would enable it to tap into new market for schedule waste and the potential of renewal energy generation.
The group said, with a strategic location amidst matured import and export related industries, connected via integrated transportation system, the development is poised to generate substantial increase in value creation across the value chain.