FACTORIES in Balakong, Selangor, will open their doors to visitors once stakeholders have ironed out the finer details required for industrial tour packages.
At the Oversea Lighting and Electric (OLE) factory, managing director Datuk Desmond Wong is known to make visitors gasp by dunking an entire LED headlamp into a bucket of water.
If there is anything he is eager to show, it would be the waterproof sealing gasket used in his new range of highway LED street lights which have been in production since 2017.
A quick tour through Desmond’s factory takes 45 minutes, longer if visitors have questions.
Other than fulfilling the educational aspect, he wants visitors to walk away with the knowledge that his is not a mere assembly line.
A majority of the components in his LED street lamps, such as the waterproof gasket and the extendable lamp panels, are products of in-house design.
“We have just obtained the ‘Made in Malaysia’ certification from Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) this month. And we are exporting to 12 countries including Australia, Spain and Germany, ” he said.
As to whether allowing visitors into his factory would expose his business to industrial spies, Desmond countered that as long as one had the ability to innovate, there was nought to fear.