Jadi Imaging Technologies Sdn Bhd Brief History & Milestone - Jadi Imaging Technologies Sdn Bhd

BRIEF HISTORY & MILESTONE

From the Beginning

Jadi Imaging Technologies Sdn. Bhd. (Jadi) develops, formulates and manufactures toners for laser printers, photocopiers and multifunction office equipments. We are an independent world-class toner manufacturer which exports more than 90% of our products to over 50 countries throughout the world. Headquarters in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jadi Imaging Technologies Sdn. Bhd. is a wholly -owned subsidiary of Jadi Imaging Holdings Berhad, an investment holding company incorporated in year 2000 which is currently listed on the Main Market of the Malaysian stock exchange.


Jadi had its beginnings in 1993 when its founder, Mr. K.S. Liew, formed a joint-venture company to manufacture toners. The company, Technitone (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Technitone), commenced production of copier toners with one production line with an annual production capacity of 500 metric tones (MT) in a factory located in the Hicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In addition to an integrated toner production line, the factory was also fully equipped with the most state-of-the-art quality control equipment and research and development (R&D) facilities as well as a pilot production plant to develop new products.

When the joint-venture partner decided to exit the toner manufacturing business in 1999, Mr. Liew incorporated Jadi to acquire all the assets of Technitone. Following the acquisition, a more sophisticated production line with a higher production capacity was added in July, 2002 to concentrate mainly on producing toners for laser printers followed by a third production line in July, 2004. This increased our total annual production capacity to 3,500 MT. In 2005, as part of the company’s ongoing R&D programme to develop new products, Jadi went into collaboration with the Chemistry Department of the University of Malaya, the premier university in Malaysia, to conduct a joint R&D on chemically produced toners (CPT).


In August 2005, the Group received the approval from the Chinese Government to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in Suzhou Industrial Park, China to manufacture toners for the Chinese market. Jadi Imaging Technologies (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. was incorporated the following month to undertake the project. On 25th April 2006, Jadi Imaging Technologies (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. was officially opened and the fourth production line commenced commercial production in June.


In May 2006, Jadi Imaging Technologies Sdn. Bhd. acquired a factory in the Hicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park to house the Group’s 5th and 6th production line and a new R&D Centre. The fifth production line commenced commercial production in late December 2006. In March 2007, the sixth production line which is dedicated exclusively to the production of colour toners commenced commercial production. The production of colour toners marks another milestone in the Group’s development as it attempts to meet the demands for color toners in the market. In July 2007, Jadi’s warehouse was relocated from the factory in Hicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park to a warehousing facility in Kota Kemuning as the Group’s production volume increases. A second colour line was installed in June 2008 to meet the increasing demand for the Group’s colour toners. Up-to-date, the Group has a total annual production capacity of 5,300 MT (1 MT : 1,000 kg).


In September 2008, as part of the Group’s expansion plan, a sales and distribution office was set up in the City of Torrance, Los Angeles, United States (US). The sales and distribution office, Jadi Imaging Supplies (US) Inc., was incorporated to serve the US, Canada and South American market. In February 2009, the Group’s manufacturing subsidiary in Suzhou was relocated to a new factory with a total land area of 191,500 square feet. In July 2008, Jadi acquired a freehold industrial land in Jalan Kapar, Klang, Malaysia, to further expand its warehousing facility and to accommodate its new conventional toner production lines and a new chemical toner plant. The new factory which is located a short distance away from Malaysia’s premier seaport, Port Klang, would also enhance logistical efficiency. By the end of 2010, Jadi plans to install two additional conventional toner production lines to get closer to achieving its vision of becoming the world’s biggest independent toner manufacturer.