The opening ceremony was officiated by The Rt. Honourable Mr Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang and The Honourable Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, COO of Multimedia Development Corporation (‘MDeC’). Also in attendance were dignitaries and Kerry Logistics’ business partners in Malaysia.
In tandem with its business expansion in ASEAN and beyond is the rising demand for IT application system and support. As part of its overall IT development strategy, Kerry Logistics will use the new IT Development Centre in Penang as an offshore support centre to share resource amongst different offices globally, in a bid to increase operational efficiency at lower costs. Penang’s economy has been developing at a stunning rate for the past 10 years, making it one of the fastest growing states in Malaysia. MDeC, incorporated in 1996, is committed to nurturing Malaysia’s leadership in the information age. Its mission is to spearhead Malaysia’s digital economy by enhancing the country’s status as a global hub and a preferred location for ICT industries in the Asian region. Over the years, Penang has attracted investments from multinational corporations and has built up its reputation as the ‘Silicon Valley of the East’.