Orissa International performed a feasibility study for a leading consumer electronics manufacturer which was considering setting up a manufacturing site in Malaysia. The client sought to gain an in-depth understanding of four shortlisted locations. The study focused on labor and covered the availability of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labor, labor costs such as base wage and mandatory social security contributions, as well as future trends in skills shortage and labor wage rates. In addition, we provided detailed information on capital investment regulations, machinery import procedures and restrictions, environmental regulations and requirements, government subsidies and incentives, the competitive landscape, logistics and fixed costs. Over the course of the project, we conducted over 30 in-depth interviews with industry players, including national and state-level government investment promotion agencies, industrial estate developers/managers, and electronics manufacturing companies currently operating at the four locations.
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