Monday, April 9, 2001 (Chinese
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
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
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
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
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.''