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KKIP, Sany to bring IBS tech to construction
Published on: Thursday, October 12, 2023
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KKIP, Sany to bring IBS tech to construction
Phoong and KKIP delegates visit Sany’s No.18 lighthouse factory.
Kota Kinabalu: The Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) will collaborate with the world’s third largest construction machinery manufacturer, Sany Group, to introduce advanced industrialised building system (IBS) technology in Sabah.

Industrial Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Datuk Phoong Jin Zhe disclosed this after a recent visit to Changsha, China, and meetings with Sany Group Rotating Chairman Tang Xiuguo.

“KKIP will establish an IBS factory, providing high-quality industrial building products for local industry players in future,” he said in a statement, Wednesday.

“Utilising advanced IBS technology and equipment will significantly enhance efficiency in construction, saving time, reducing costs, decreasing reliance on labour, and most importantly, enabling the public to afford more affordable housing. 

“The collaboration aims to raise the quality of construction significantly.”

During the meeting, Tang shared with Phoong that Sany Group has been collaborating with several companies in the peninsula and had established discussions with Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming, earlier this year. 

Sany Group plans to continue collaborating with PR1MA Corporation to build more affordable homes across Malaysia.

Tang added that Malaysia is the first country where the Sany Group initiated overseas collaboration on industrialised building technology. 

He expressed optimism about the success of the project in Sabah, acknowledging Sabah’s potential and opportunities.

Phoong toured four factories, including Sany Group’s latest Prime Mover Production Line, Miluo Precast Factory, No.18 lighthouse factory and a factory producing solar panels. 

He also visited Sany Group’s specialised engineering institute.

Phoong said that Sany Group’s global presence as a Fortune Global 500 company, the world’s third-largest construction machinery manufacturer and has contributed to significant projects worldwide, including the construction of the tallest building, Burj Khalifa, longest bridges, and tunnels.

“Moreover, Sany Group’s pure electric heavy trucks have become the best-selling electric heavy vehicles in China, highlighting the future trend towards electric vehicles. 

“Phoong also stressed the importance of developing on the electric vehicles sector,” he said.

Among the factories he visited, the Sany’s No.18 lighthouse factory was recognised as a “most advanced factory in the world” by the World Economic Forum, signifying its advanced, intelligent, and innovative manufacturing processes.

Phoong also said Sany Group is actively promoting the manufacturing of renewable energy units, particularly wind energy generators, making them one of China’s largest manufacturers in this sector. 

He took the opportunity to share with Sany on Sabah’s active initiatives in green and renewable energy development.

“The collaboration with Sany Group on the industrialised building factory marked the beginning of their partnership.” 

Both parties look forward to deepening their cooperation.

He also welcomed Sany Group to invest in Sabah and introduce other advanced industrial technologies, fostering mutually beneficial and win-win development.

Phoong concluded his visit to Changsha on Tuesday (Oct 10) and departed to Shanghai. 

Together with the minister on the investment promotion trip to Changsha were KKIP Deputy Chairman Datuk Amisah Yassin, KKIP CEO Lawrence G Kimkuan, Group Directors Datuk Jasmine Teo and Datuk Maria Angela Sipaun, and Special Task Officer Henry Shim.

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