Friday, 5 June 2009, Kuching – AW Facility Management Sdn Bhd (AWFM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AWC Facility Solutions Berhad (AWC), today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CMS Infra Trading Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMS), to explore providing integrated facilities management services for buildings in Sarawak and beyond.
Azmir Merican, Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director of AWC Group, signed the MoU for AWFM while CMS Infra Trading was represented by Dato’ Richard Curtis, CMS Group Managing Director.
The signing of the MoU between AWFM and CMS Infra Trading is the first step of a long term plan to set-up a joint-venture company that would undertake integrated facilities management services to existing and new buildings across Sarawak and beyond. AWC Group already has a foothold in Sarawak through the 23 buildings it currently manages. This list includes the Bintulu Port Authority building.
According to AWC Group CEO/Managing Director, Azmir Merican, “We are happy to sign the MoU with CMS as it creates an opportunity for AWC to expand our integrated facilities management services in Sarawak and to tap the vast and rapidly growing market there.”
“We are optimistic that the MoU between AWFM and CMS Infra Trading will lead to a win-win situation for both our companies, for building management companies and ultimately for clients across Sarawak”, added Azmir Merican.
Commenting on the MoU, CMS Group Managing Director, Dato’ Richard Curtis said, “CMS Group believes strongly that there is a large integrated facilities management market in Sarawak that has yet to be tapped. Building occupants everywhere, be they the private sector or Government departments, are demanding better quality facilities management that is also cost effective. We are hopeful that the MoU between CMS and AWC, an established company providing comprehensive facilities management, can lead to improved service to clients.”
AWFM, a part of AWC’s Integrated Facility Management (“IFM”) division, provides comprehensive facilities management services to leading corporations such as OCBC Bank, Telekom Malaysia, KWSP, KLCC, KL Tower and PPB Harta Bina, amongst others. The Group also provides similar services to key buildings within the public sector with clients such as the Ministry of Works, Public Works Department, the Prime Minister’s Office and Bank Negara Malaysia.
Incorporated in 1990, CMS Infra Trading is a leading supplier of infrastructure and building materials, water treatment chemicals, petroleum products and spare parts for heavy machinery and equipment. Recently, CMS Infra Trading announced an expansion of business activity into the agriculture sector and the renewable energy sector. The Company is 51% owned by CMS and 49% by Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC).
About AWC Facility Solutions Berhad:
AWC Facility Solutions Berhad (AWC), listed on the Second Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, is involved in the business of integrated facilities management (IFM), mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering and environmental services. The Group holds a Concession to provide comprehensive facility management services to public sector buildings within the Southern Zone and Sarawak. It also provides similar services to the private sector such as for commercial, educational and industrial buildings. AWC’s M&E Engineering Division provides various M&E Engineering and Consultancy Services, which complement the IFM Division. Among the services provided are Building Automation System (BAS), Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Control, fire fighting services, plumbing and sanitary services, and lift systems. Its environment division designs, installs and maintains automated vacuum waste collection systems under the brand name “STREAM” for residential, commercial and industrial properties with businesses in South East Asia and the Middle East.
About CMS Group:
Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMS), listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, is involved in construction materials (cement, clinker, concrete products, quarrying, premix, and wires), construction, property development, road maintenance, trading, financial services, technology and education. With most of its operations based in Sarawak, CMS is the largest private sector conglomerate in the State.