Waterco has reopened its swimming pool equipment factory in Kuala Lumpur, following a temporary lockdown in response to mandated preventive measures by the Malaysian government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The factory had been shut down for six weeks due to the pandemic restrictions, but is now able to resume production of proprietary equipment which is used in residential, commercial and industrial applications in over 40 countries.
“We received approval to start up the factory on 50 per cent headcount,” says Waterco CEO Soon Sinn Goh. “However, we will rotate workers seven days, which means we will be able to achieve 70 per cent of normal capacity.
“Hopefully we will be allowed to move to 70 per cent headcount after a few weeks and that will give us 98 per cent.”
“Workers are refreshed and motivated to work,” he says.
Covering over 25,000 square metres, the high-tech facility is separated into production, injection moulding, assembly, testing and distribution.