Two years after the establishment of the branch office in Petaling Jaya, Beckhoff Malaysia opened a further office in Penang in September 2012. The island of Penang, which is frequently referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Asia, has developed into an important production location for Malaysia’s semiconductor and photovoltaic industry. Daniel Tay, Managing Director of Beckhoff Malaysia, says: “The opening of a second office in Penang was on our roadmap for the medium term. Due to the above-average development of business and the concentration of industrial customers in Penang, we have realised this project earlier than planned.” The office in Bayan Baru, Penang, is managed by Vincent Yeoh, Senior Sales Application Engineer. It is planned to take on further employees in the very near future.