Taiwanese data center IT equipment manufacturer Wiwynn plans to build a server rack integration plant in Johor, Malaysia.

The company acquired two plots of land next to Senai Airport City totaling 12.7 hectares, for RM68.3 million ($16.2m).

Wiwynn said that the Malaysian plant will initially serve the demand from neighboring data centers, but will grow to become the company's service center in the APAC region.

The plant is the company's first self-built overseas station in APAC region, and is expected to be completed in 2023.

"The demand for cloud services in Southeast Asia has grown rapidly in recent years," Robin Wang, Wiwynn's VP of supply chain and manufacturing, said.

"Many cloud service providers have built data centers here and brought huge opportunities for cloud IT infrastructure. The new addition of our Malaysian plant is not only because we identified the business potential here, but also the breakthrough of our global manufacturing strategy," Wang added.

The company said that it has shipped server racks to more than 350 data centers around the world.

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