Construction firm Koh Brothers Group has kick-started operations at its first precast plant in Iskandar Malaysia.
The firm had invested $13 million in the plant, which is located in an area of Iskandar that is expected to be a 'precast hub'
This plant is expected to be fully operational in the last quarter of 2013.
As a strategic base to complement its existing precast plants in Singapore, the 47,000 sq m Iskandar Precast Plant, which has an annual production capacity of 75,000 cubic metres, is expected to boost the firm's total precast concrete capacity to about 150,000 cubic metres a year.
Koh Brothers chief executive Francis Koh said: "The establishment of our new plant in Malaysia is timely, in view of Singapore's government's intention to ramp up housing supply.
"The plant is also expected to benefit from the development of Iskandar Malaysia, where demand for high quality precast components or 'Industrialised Building System' is expected to be tremendous."