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KUCHING, Oct 12: Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three Sarawak based manufacturing companies as the first step in developing mutually beneficial future collaboration.
Additionally in encouraging knowledge sharing and fostering innovation besides aligning efforts between all parties to support participation of Sarawak businesses.
According to Sarawak Energy group chief executive officer Datu Sharbini Suhaili, the MoU is in line with Sarawak Energy’s long term aspirations towards becoming a benchmark utility through continuous improvement.
It also signifies a fundamental transformation in the relationship between Sarawak Energy and Sarawak-based manufacturers.
“We are evolving from the traditional vendor relationship model into a new relationship that is based on shared values and interests. Procurement excellence also demands increased collaboration with suppliers.
“I believe that this MoU will continue to strengthen our business relationships to power growth for Sarawak Energy and our strategic suppliers, and at the macro level, a localised supply chain enhances the sustainability of Sarawak’s economy, creating and sustaining jobs as well as other indirect economic activities throughout the value chain.” he said in a press statement, today.
The MoU, together with the three local companies, namely KKB Engineering Berhad, Universal Cable (Sarawak) Sendirian Berhad and Weidasar Sendirian Berhad was done virtually recently.
Meanwhile, Weidasar Sendirian Berhad director Jumaát Ibrahim said that they were truly appreciative of Sarawak Energy’s efforts.
“It has been long overdue for local manufacturing companies, particularly a Bumiputera company like us. We truly appreciate the opportunity to participate in this, and we hope that this MoU would be materialised as soon as possible,” he added.
While this is the first group of Sarawak based manufacturers under this MoU, Sarawak Energy has plans to expand its pool of Sarawak based strategic suppliers and further transform business relationships to be more value-centric, favourable and positive in nature. –DayakDaily.