Innocement, PMW inks MoU to establish manufacturing facility in Tanjung Manis

Abang Johari (centre), Dr Sim (third left), Suhaidi (left), Director of PMW Industries Lee Hon Hwa (right) and others during the MoU signing between Innocement and PMW at Asajaya Hall, Grand Margherita on June 7, 2024.

By Marlynda Meraw and Karen Bong

KUCHING, June 7: Innocement Sdn Bhd and PMW Industries Sdn Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a shared manufacturing facility in Tanjung Manis.

The manufacturing facility will serve Sarawak by providing construction materials such as concrete piles, poles, and related products within the market.


According to Innocement’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Suhaidi Sulaiman, Tanjung Manis proves to be a strategic place as it is a gateway to the central region of Sarawak.

With the establishment of the manufacturing facility, up to 150,000 tonnes of cement will be able to be distributed annually, said Suhaidi.

“Our facility is modular in nature. It is a smart structure. We will be able to scale up quickly.

“In the MoU we are signing today, Innocement is responding to a challenge to the supply chain,” added Suhaidi.

Within the MoUs, Innocement Sdn Bhd will be responsible in providing or assisting the location and land for the manufacturing facility whereas PMW Industries Sdn Mhd will be designing, constructing, equipping, and operating the facility.

The signing, taking place at Asajaya Hall, Grand Margherita was witnessed by Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg along with Minister of Public Health, Housing, and Local Government Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Innocement Sdn Bhd was established in 2023, a joint venture company under the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and Bintulu Development Agency (BDA).

The company was established to engage in the importation, production, and supply of cement, concrete, and related products in Sarawak and other markets within Borneo.

PMW Industries Sdn Bhd was established in 1981, headquartered in Ipoh, Perak. They have a global footprint in more than 18 countries, including factories in Kuching, Sabah, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia. — DayakDaily