Owned by Sagami Group (Japan), Sagami Manufacturers Sdn Bhd has two factories in the state of Perak. One is located at Silibin Industrial Park, Jelapang which carries out testing and packing of the natural rubber condoms since 1970 whilst the other is at Bemban, Batu Gajah which produces, tests and packs polyurethane condoms since 1996.
Sagami Japan is the first factory to produce natural rubber condoms in Japan and its sales extend to more than 60 countries in the world. Meanwhile, Sagami Manufacturers Sdn Bhd is the first factory to produce polyurethane condoms in the world.
In 2018, another new factory at Bemban will be operated to fulfil the demand of polyurethane condoms from the overseas market. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new manufacturing facility was held on Tuesday, March 13.
Attended by over 600, present were Dato’ Tomiyasu Ushiama; Dato’ Hew Choy Khoun; Dato’ Lim Si Boon, Chairman of Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) Perak; Hiroshi Hizawa, Managing Director of Sagami Manufacturers Sdn Bhd; Sayed Sharriffuddin bin Sayed Shamshuddin, Chief Executive of Perak Investment Management Centre; Muhammad Sawaddee bin Islamuddin, Director Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Perak and Fauziah Ibrahim, Director of Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Perak.
The new factory is located at No. 18, Lorong Bemban 3, Estet Perindustrian Bemban, Jalan Bemban, 31000 Batu Gajah, Perak.
Sagami Manufacturers Sdn Bhd commenced business at Jelapang since 1973 and was then known as “Sagami Industries”. When the company started its business in Malaysia, its manager from Japan then was Dato’ Tomiyasu Ushiama.
A gentleman with a strong sense of community, Dato’ Tomiyasu Ushiama has been playing a leading role in strengthening ties between Malaysia and Japan for over four decades. Currently residing in Ipoh, he is one of the founding members of the Perak Malaysian-Japanese Friendship Society.
For more information, Sagami Manufacturers Sdn Bhd can be reached at 05 366 9018/9019.