ESCATEC appoints new General Manager in Penang

ESCATEC appoints Johan Halling as General Manager of ESCATEC’s high volume production facility in Penang

Penang, Malaysia – 20 May 2013 – ESCATEC has announced the appointment of Johan Halling as General Manager of ESCATEC Electronics Sdn, Bhd. and ESCATEC Medical Sdn. Bhd. in Penang, Malaysia, effective today.  Based in a purpose-built, 10,000 square metre facility in the Free Trade Zone, the two operations employ over 700 people and produce millions of products every year for a wide range of customers around the world.

Johan has worked in Managing Director roles since 2002 for several companies, including Partnertech, Elektromekan and Cliff Design and Development, with a particular focus on contract manufacturing and design services.  

Markus Walther, CEO and member of the board of directors of ESCATEC, said, “Johan is a valuable addition to ESCATEC as he brings with him considerable, senior level, international experience and contacts in contract manufacturing that will help us grow our position on the world stage.”

Commenting on his appointment, Johan Halling added, “I am excited to be joining ESCATEC at a very important stage in its growth.  The company’s holistic business model enables it to provide a complete integrated service to companies from the research and design stage that is focussed in Europe through to the high volume, low cost production facilities here in Penang.  The Swiss reputation for quality and precision permeates every part of ESCATEC and makes us stand out from the competition, enabling us to provide excellent service and value for customers.  The good name of our customers depends on us delivering high quality products and I will continue to push the envelope for even better quality to attract more customers.”  

ESCATEC offers a unique end-to-end service that includes electronics and mechatronic-based product design, development and prototyping, tooling design, tooling manufacture, injection moulding, low volume high mix and high volume electronics manufacturing, turn-key ‘box build’ electronic systems assembly, and MOEMS system design and manufacture.  The operation has TS 16949, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001 certifications.  In addition, ESCATEC Medical has ISO 13485 certification for the manufacture of medical equipment with cleanroom facilities for final product assembly.   


The ESCATEC Group provides fully-integrated electronic and mechatronic design and manufacturing solutions to assist customers in achieving success in your market. Its one-stop solutions and best-in-class service enable companies around the world to operate more profitably, sustainably and efficiently. Founded in 1974, its history is full of innovation which made it a first choice partner for many European and North American OEMs.  The Swiss-owned company perfectly blends Swiss business philosophy and attention to quality, precision and detail with the advantage of low-cost, mass-volume manufacturing capabilities in its Asian factories.

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