Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) has announced plans to open 100 Jollibee stores in Malaysia in the next 10 years. This includes 50 stores in Sabah and Sarawak, Borneo Post reported.
Speaking to reporters in a press conference after the Jollibee Malaysia grand store inauguration day yesterday (20 February), Dennis Flores, President and Head of JFC International Business for Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia, said: "We foresee our expansion plan to not only boost Jollibee’s strong growth, but also contribute to the local economy and employment rate."
He reveals there are currently about 45 staff in its Centre Point Sabah store (opened last year), adding that the company expects to hire an average of 30 local staff in every new Jollibee store, depending on the size of the restaurant.
On the significance of opening the Jollibee store in Malaysia, Flores said this brought the number of countries JFC operates in to 21, driving the company closer towards being one of the top five restaurant companies in the world. According to him, the company is currently the 11th biggest restaurant company globally.
At the same time, to share the joy of its foray in Malaysia, Jollibee donated to Caring for the Future Malaysia to support the children under its care.
This is line with the company's commitment to lend a helping hand to the underprivileged, especially to children and families within the community where its stores operate.
Jollibee has also invited the children at Caring for the Future Malaysia to the store for a fun-filled afternoon of activities and dinner at the restaurant.
Also present at the event were Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Assaffal P. Alian; Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Charles Jose; Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) Finance Department Deputy Chief Director Kevin Chan; Golden Beeworks Directors Patrick Chong, Mohd Jamal Salleh, and Richard Wong; Golden Beeworks shareholder Jennie Chua, and Restaurant Manager Shahzul Zulkefli.
Katalyst Data Management opens subsurface data management centre in KL
Katalyst Data Management announced on Tuesday (19 February) that it is opening a subsurface data management centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This marks the company's fifth operational data centre worldwide, along with locations in Calgary, Houston, London and Perth.
In addition, the new Kuala Lumpur office will serve as a research and development facility, in support of Katalyst's primary R&D office in Calgary.
Data sovereignty is a major factor in the company's decision to open a full service datacentre in Malaysia, it said in a press statement. This new location will allow oil and gas companies operating in Malaysia to take advantage of the firm's full suite of subsurface data management services, while keeping the physical and digital data within their borders.
President and CEO Steve Darnell, said: "Bringing our data management solutions to the Malaysia region has been on the horizon since we began our expansion into Asia-Pacific in 2015."
The Kuala Lumpur data centre will provide the full suite of Katalyst’s subsurface digital transformation services, including tape transcription, data conversion, data duplication, seismic and well data scanning and well log digitisation.
The operational centre will also host the full-service data management solution iGlass, providing oil and gas companies in the region an opportunity to manage and access their data in a PPDM-based multi-cloud environment, while being able to keep their data locally in Malaysia.
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