Member Spotlight – ITW Meritex

The Member Spotlight Section is a virtual space for member companies to get to know each other better by understanding each others’ business and how we can work together towards building a community within the Chamber.  This month, we feature ITW Meritex S/B under Electronic Component Packaging System (ECPS). ITW Meritex group is part of Illinois Tool Works Inc., a global conglomerate listed in the New York Stock Exchange with USD 15 billion plus annual revenues.

ITW joined AMCHAM about a year ago and has been actively involved since. They are also a member of the Malaysian American Electronics Industry (MAEI) committee, an industry sub-committee of AMCHAM and also the largest committee representing the Electrical and Electronics (E&E) industry in Malaysia since its inception in 1989. MAEI aims to enhance member/government relations, highlight members’ contribution to the Malaysian economy and advocate changes and improvements needed to elevate the competitiveness of Malaysia.

ITW is a diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. They have decentralized businesses in 52 countries that employ approximately 60,000 men and women. ITW ECPS is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of packaging products for use in the storage, handling and shipping of ESD sensitive electronic components mainly serving E&E industry.

ITW Meritex S/B has been established since year 1982 in Malaysia and currently they have 7 plants located in Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and China respectively under ECPS group. In Malaysia, they have 5 plants (4 plants in Penang Island & 1 plant in Malacca) that supply shipping tube, carrier tape, static shielding and moisture barrier bags, injection molded trays and insert- molded products.

As of to-date, their Malaysia factories has 800 of full-time employees. Over the years, through continuous effort in product innovation and customers collaboration in identifying and defining their needs, ITW ECPS has been able to continuously provide innovative technical services and products to our customers globally.