Newfound convenience for staff


  • Metro News
  • Monday, 27 Jan 2020

An employee (front) buying items at the new convenience store in Kota Baru, Kelantan, while Hashimoto (back) watches on.

EMPLOYEES at ROHM-Wako Electronics Malaysia’s (RWEM) plant in Kota Baru, Kelantan, warmly welcomed the opening of an in-house convenience store.

Stocked with basic necessities, groceries and other high-demand items, the new RWEM Express Convenience Store allows staff to get what they need without leaving the building.

RWEM president Hideki Hashimoto said the opening of the outlet was eagerly anticipated by everyone, and thanked everyone involved in setting it up.

“I believe this store will be a favourite place for all to shop. We will constantly bring in new and popular items to fulfil employees’ needs, ” Hashimoto said during its recent opening.

While the store only operates during lunch break, before and after working hours, he felt that would greatly benefit all the employees working at the plant.

Hashimoto said opening the store was one of the main projects for their 30th Anniversary, and one of the many ways the company caters to employee welfare.

The ROHM Group was established in 1958 in Kyoto, Japan, and today has production bases, sales offices and design centres across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

It started operations in Malaysia in 1989 as ROHM-Wako (Kelantan) Sdn Bhd with two factory buildings. Two more buildings were completed in 1991 and 1998.

Changing its name to ROHM-Wako Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in 1999, the company acquired ISO9001:2000 certification in 2002, transitioning to ISO/TS16949:2009 in 2010.

In 2016, a fifth structure, Building A, commenced operations.

Today, the plant produces wireless diodes, electronic chips, lamps, LEDs and resistors.

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