Penang-born Precision Engineering Firm Continues Moving Up the Value Chain

By Lee Siu Ming

November 2021 IN THE INDUSTRY
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KOBAY TECHNOLOGY HAS as its core business highp-recision engineering, with peripheric tradings in property development. It was founded as Polytool Technologies in 1984 in Penang, where it was involved in precision tool dies and moulds, before the expansion of capacities and capabilities redirected its focus on machining components and surface treatment services, in support of the semiconductor, electrical and electronics (E&E), oil and gas, aerospace and medical devices industries.Kobay has prospered alongside the state’s industrialisation efforts; today, this Bursa Malaysia-listed...

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Lee Siu Ming

is a senior analyst at Penang Institute, and believes in the Latin phrase Audi alteram partem, loosely translated as “Listen to the other side".