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Malaysia's newest industrial park draws Japanese investment

Konica Minolta and port operator Kamigumi move in to Strait of Malacca hub

Konica Minolta is part of the first group of residents at a new Malaysian industrial park. (Photo by Takashi Nakano)

MELAKA, Malaysia -- A government-backed industrial park meant to raise the productivity of Malaysian manufacturing opened here Monday with new facilities for electronics maker Konica Minolta and port operator Kamigumi.

The two Japanese companies are among the first eight tenants of the Smart Industrial Center, located in the central Malaysian state of Melaka, along the strategic Strait of Malacca.

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