Sony Penang Lowers Flag After 37 Years…

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Sony finally lowered the flag at its audio plant in Penang, Malaysia, marking a sad end to 37 years of operation.


Sony Penang Audio Plant : Flag Lowering Ceremony

On 18 December 2021, Sony officially lowered the flag at their PG Tec manufacturing facility in Penang.

According to Penang Kini, Sony had a flag lowering ceremony at their PG Tec manufacturing facility in Penang, at 8 AM on Saturday, 18 December 2021.

This sad end to Sony Penang comes just days after Intel announced a massive US$7 billion (RM30 billion) chip plant in Penang.

Read more : Intel To Build New $7 Billion Chip Plant In Penang, Malaysia!


Sony Penang Audio Plant : Slated To Close By March 2022

Just over a year ago, Sony announced the closure of their PG Tec manufacturing facility, which spanned a land area of 172,000 m², with a total built-up area of 95,000 m².

Based in the Prai Industrial Zone, the Sony PG Tec facility produced audio products like the WH-1000XM3 and WP-SP900 headphones, wireless speakers, home theatre systems and Blu-ray players.

It was also the home of a local Sony R&D team that designed the Sony MHC-V81D sound system, amongst other audio products.

At that time, Sony said that the PG Tec audio plant would stop operations in September 2021, and close by March 2022.

The 3,400 or so employees at the Sony PG Tec facility were offered the option of a severance plan, or relocation to the Sony EMCS factory in Bangi, Selangor. Some 1,800 employees are local, while another 1,600 are foreigners.


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