Iomega Shifts All US Manufacturing to Penang

By Julian Matthews

Leading US removable disk drive maker Iomega Corp announced plans to shift production of its entire family of products from the US to Malaysia by the middle of 1997.

The shift to the US$30 million manufacturing facility in Penang will result in a cut of between 500 and 700 employees at the company’s headquarters in Roy, Utah.

Iomega (M) Sdn Bhd managing director K H Teh said the Penang facility will be in volume production of the company’s entire line of Jaz, Ditto and Zip drives and disks by the end of 1997.
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