6 May, KUALA LUMPUR – Leading property developer, Mah Sing Group Berhad’s (Mah Sing) senior management team recently visited several cities in China, exploring opportunities to team up with Chinese companies in setting up a permanent Industrialized Building System (IBS) precast concrete plant in Southville City, KL South.
A permanent plant would be able to produce a range of IBS components from precast concrete panels, concrete slab columns, concrete wall panels, beams and other products. This would will enhance Mah Sing’s offerings to local home buyers the sustainable way using the IBS, and may allow the Group the ability to market and install IBS components for Mah Sing’s own projects and other developments including government’s affordable homes and government projects.
Sany (Changsha) & Nantong Sijian (Shanghai) site visits
Together with Housing and Local Government Minister Puan Zuraida Kamaruddin, Mah Sing had visited Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd, a Chinese multinational heavy equipment manufacturing company headquartered in Changsha, Hunan Province. Sany will potentially be able to assist in the setting up of an IBS manufacturing plant, and transfer technology on manufacturing precast concrete components.
In Shanghai, the delegation also had a discussion with Nantong Sijian Construction Group Co. Ltd, one of the Top 100 Enterprises in China’s construction industry which has completed more than 800 commercial, institutional and large scale residential projects since 1958.
Mah Sing is exploring Nantong Sijan’s role in training Malaysian contractors on the installation of IBS components. Lifetime Honorary Chairman of Nantong Sijian Geng Yuhua and his management team had visited Mah Sing’s headquarters and several projects in Kuala Lumpur, in early April 2019 and indicated their interest in futher collaboration. Mr Geng is also the Vice Chairman of China Construction Industry Association, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dahai Investment Group Co. Ltd. Mah Sing also visited their elevator factory during the visit.
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Leong Hoy Kum, Mah Sing’s Founder and Group Managing Director said, “The reliability of IBS also makes it possible for improved planning and even completion of projects ahead of schedule in certain cases. We plan to set this plant up in Southville City, our largest township in Klang Valley, and adopt IBS for some of the upcoming projects within the township, adding more value to our purchasers. This is part of our continuous efforts in enhancing the lives of the local community following the opening of the Southville City Interchange last year. Besides using IBS in our own projects, we can potentially bid for government projects including affordable homes and large scale, catalytic projects.”
IBS is an innovative and sustainable technique which increases the efficiency, quality and productivity of projects. The successful implementation of IBS results in faster project completion as well as cleaner, neater and safer construction sites. Other benefits of the IBS system include reduced dependency on manual labour required at construction sites and greater quality control. Construction time is reduced and buildings are completed sooner, allowing an earlier return on investment.