Swiss technology supplier Bucher Emhart Glass is set to construct an expanded Malaysian manufacturing facility.

It has contracted industrial space solutions provider AME Elite Consortium to construct the RM108 million ($24.4 million) production facility in i-Park@Senai Airport City, Johor.

The new facility in will have a built-up area of about 300,000 square feet, which will replace the existing factory at another site in Johor Bahru, in order to increase production capacity.

Construction of the project will begin in the second quarter of 2023 and is scheduled to be completed in 2024.

Bucher Emhart Glass held a signing ceremony at the sales gallery of i-Park@Senai Airport City, attended by Bucher Emhart Glass logistics & manufacturing vice-president Juan P. Montes, finance vice-president Reto P. Semadeni, finance controller Chan Siew Kheng and Johor Bahru site manager Bryant Wong, as well as AME executive director Simon Lee, property development director Cheryl Lim and sales director Alice Tee.

Bucher Emhart Glass, which is a subsidiary of Swiss-listed engineering and manufacturing group Bucher Industries, has established itself as a global leader in glass container manufacturing solutions, including equipment, controls, parts and support.

The international group has presence across the globe, including Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China, and the United States.