PETALING JAYA: Mah Sing Group plans to set up a permanent Industrialised Building System (IBS) precast concrete plant in its township Southville City, KL South, in collaboration with potential partners from China.
The IBS plant is expected to produce a range of IBS components such as precast concrete panels, concrete slab columns, concrete wall panels and beams, among others.
The property developer said in a statement that the IBS plant would allow Mah Sing to market and install IBS components at its own projects, as well as other developments, including the government’s affordable homes and government projects.
This follows the recent visit by Mah Sing’s senior management team to several cities in China, including Changsha and Shanghai, with Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
In Changsha, the delegation met heavy equipment manufacturer Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd, which will potentially assist in establishing an IBS manufacturing plant, and transfer technology on manufacturing precast concrete components.
Meanwhile, in Shanghai, the delegation had a discussion with Nantong Sijian Construction Group Co. Ltd, one of China’s top-100 companies in the construction industry.
Mah Sing is exploring Nantong Sijian’s role in training Malaysian contractors on the installation of IBS components.