Koh Brothers opens its first precast plant in Senai, Iskandar
Published October 09, 2013
By Lee Meixian [email protected]

Construction group Koh Brothers on Wednesday announced that its building materials unit, G & W Group, has kick-started operations at its first precast plant in Senai, within Iskandar, Malaysia.

The plant, sitting on a 47,000 sqm of freehold plot which G & W Group paid S$13 million for, is expected to be fully operational in the last quarter of 2013.

Its annual production capacity of 75,000m will likely boost G & W Group's total precast concrete capacity to 150,000m a year.

Francis Koh, managing director and group CEO of Koh Brothers, said: "The establishment of our new plant in Malaysia is timely, in view of Singapore's government's intention to ramp up housing supply."

He added: "In addition, the new plant's close proximity to our HQ in Singapore ensures highly efficient supply-chain management.

"The new plant is also expected to benefit our building materials arm significantly. Not only will the new plant enhance our productivity, it also brings greater cost efficiencies and therefore potential margin improvements."