Monday, April 9, 2001 (Chinese Version)
QS Systems sees more revenue from abroad

QS SYSTEMS Sdn Bhd, which constructs quarry plants and manufactures crushing and screening systems, is eyeing better revenue from overseas.

According to managing director Ngeu Yet Meng, the company is confident of attaining 90% of its revenue from abroad in two to three years' time, compared with 70% presently.

"The new markets which we are now looking at include Morocco, Cuba, North Korea and South America,'' Ngeu told Star Business after launching the company's giant jaw crusher at its headquarters in Bukit Beruntung, Selangor, recently.

He said the company's sales and marketing efforts were currently focussed on Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region and, it was fast expanding in Europe.

For the current financial year ending Jan 31, 2002, the company had forecast a 66% jump in revenue to RM100mil, from RM60mil last year, said Ngeu.

Incorporated in December 1982 as Quarry Specialist Sdn Bhd, QS Systems has been acknowledged by leading crushing equipment manufacturers as having world-class capabilities for designing crushing, screening and conveyor systems.

The company is principally involved in the quarry and material handling industry. It specialises in designing and manufacturing complete turnkey crushing and screening plants for rock aggregates, cement, coal, iron ore and other mining industries. "We have been exporting our locally designed screening equipment to more than eight countries for the past two to three years,'' Ngeu said.

He added that QS Systems' major clients were from France, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Sweden and Senegal (Africa).

"France contributed about 40% of our total export revenue while Japan, about 30%,'' Ngeu said.

With advance computerised design facilities, fully-equipped factory, experienced personnel and stringent quality control, QS Systems is able to manufacture export quality equipment such as apron, feeders, grizzly feeders, pan feeders, belt feeders, inclined screens and horizontal screens.

Ngeu said that the company currently had a 60% share of the local quarrying and material handling industry.

"We are also one of the leaders overseas in the manufacture of the screening and feeding equipment as well as in the construction of turnkey quarry plants,'' he said.

"Thus we believe we can maintain our current share or capture even more because very few companies in the world are involved in our business.''

QS Systems executive director Yap Yee Voon said even with the current economic situation, the quarrying and material handling industry was still doing well with more room to grow.

The company, which has more than 100 employees including six designers, provides specialist services on a turnkey basis for the design and manufacture of complete crushing and screening systems.

The whole package includes the feasibility study, the planning and design of the entire plant requirements, manufacture of the plant, installation of crushers and equipment, testing of crushing, screening and conveying equipment and commissioning of the operation.

To date, Yap said, the company had successfully supplied and commissioned over 120 turnkey quarry plants in Malaysia and around the Asia-Pacific region since 1983.

On current overseas contracts, he said QS Systems had two contracts from France to supply a turnkey crushing and screening plant and coal handling conveying systems worth RM10mil and RM7mil respectively.

The company will design and supply a turnkey of 1,500 tonnes per hour (tph) crushing and screening plant for France while a turnkey 2,400 tonnes per hour coal handling conveying systems for Le Havre, France.

Yap also disclosed that the current ongoing projects in the country included crushing and screening plant for the East-Coast Expressway, a 250 tph two-stage crushing and sreening plant in Ipoh, and a 350/250 tph crushing and screening plant in Tampin-Gemas, Gemencheh.

Three recently completed projects overseas were the supply of a turnkey 200 tph crushing and screening plant in Senegal, Africa, the supply of conveyor systems for Svedala Australia, and, in co-operation with Kenki Co Ltd of Japan, the supply of a turnkey waste concrete recycling plant for Takeishi Recycle Co of Japan.

"Due to the increase of sales from overseas, we are expanding our factory covered built-up area to five acres from the current 2.5 acres,'' Yap said.

He said the company expected the RM3mil expansion project to be completed in two months.

"To produce more quality products, we spend 3% to 5% of our turnover yearly on research and development,'' he added.

Yap said QS Systems also planned to set up more representative offices overseas. Presently, it has an office each in Japan, England, France, Sweden and Taiwan.

"During the slowndown, we registered the highest sales of RM60mil. So I believe that the quarrying and material handling business will have a bright future.''


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