Ni Hsin to invest RM10mil to expand into marine, O&G sectors

PETALING JAYA: Ni Hsin Resources Bhd will invest a total of RM10mil in Satumarin Sdn Bhd in a bid to expand into the marine, oil and gas sectors.

The manufacturer of premium stainless steel multi-ply cookware in Asia said it has agreed to acquire 490,000 shares or 49% stake in the oil and gas marine services provider for RM735,000 cash and will further invest RM9.27mil in the company over five years.

“Ni Hsin is already familiar with the global market, and hence will further enhance Satumarin’s global aspirations, ” said Ni Hsin group chairman Sofiyan Yahya said in a statement filed with Bursa Malaysia.

He added that Satumarin was expanding into new specialised services and aimed to be the leading marine specialist player in the region.

According to Satumarin managing director Mohd Zailani Abdul Razak, Ni Hsin’s investment will give it a more solid base to venture into new market sector such as marine warranty survey.

“Marine Warranty Survey is an essential service to reduce the risk of loss or damage in high value marine construction and transportation projects, and we intend to establish, manage and operate a new arm for this with 100% local manpower expertise, ” he said.

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