Sun Power expects 30% increase in battery sales


  • Business
  • Tuesday, 18 May 2004

By BERNARD SEE in Penang

HANDPHONE battery manufacturer Sun Power Energy Sdn Bhd expects to record about 30% growth in sales from RM5mil to RM6.5mil this year due to the high demand for such products in both the local and regional markets. 

Chief executive officer Matthew Cheah said the two-year-old British-owned company, which had already achieved a 17% increase in sales in the year to date, was currently turning out an estimated 35,000 battery units a month at its plant here.  

“We have the capacity to manufacture up to 150,000 batteries monthly.  

“This will come in useful when we move into the Indonesian and Chinese markets, which are growing at an unprecedented rate, in the near future,” he told StarBiz.  

“We are in the process of expanding our plant after obtaining the ISO 9001: 2000 certification for quality product management on April 15.  

Mathew Cheah

“The Government has also awarded us the SIRIM seal,” he added.  

Cheah said the company, which also has a marketing department in Kuala Lumpur, took great pride in its after-sales service, and had set up a feedback hotline specially for its agents and customers. 

“Our batteries, which are exported to Thailand and Singapore, are compatible with more than 160 models of handphones of major brands such as Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Samsung and Motorola.  

“We do a lot of research and development, and in the event of a complaint, the problem will be immediately rectified,”  

Sun Power Energy, which is headquartered in Essex, Britain, also has offices in Hong Kong and China. 

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