Kirby caters to Vietnam and region

November 28, 2012 | 09:28
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Kirby South East Asia, a subsidiary of Kuwait-headquartered Kirby Building Systems, maker of pre-engineered steel building, has marked its fifth anniversary in Vietnam with a firm position in this market.

Kirby toasts its success in Vietnam

In its recent fifth anniversary celebration held both in Ho Chi Minh City and in Hanoi, hundreds of guests attended and networked, and the company’s management reiterated their commitment and efforts to keep working out tailor-made solutions of the best quality for the clients.

“Our new state-of-the-art factory in Vietnam is the 5th plant globally and the first for Southeast Asia with annual capacity of 50,000 tonnes. It is located in Dong Nai province. From this facility, we serve the domestic market and export steel buildings to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and Africa,” said D. Raju, managing director of Kirby India and South East Asia.

Kirby officially started operations in Vietnam in 2008, and now it has supplied over 500 buildings in the country and the region. The company has a total capital investment of around $11 million and has over 350 experienced employees at present.

Kirby South East Asia’s products include industrial buildings, warehouses, supermarkets, commercial buildings, offices, schools, aircraft hangars, workshops, stadiums, hospitals, complexes and high rise buildings. The Vietnam company has sales offices in Hanoi, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, Thailand’s Bangkok, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia.

Since the 1980s, the pre-engineered buildings method has dominated the low rise building market in the world. It provides customized solutions for various needs, features sophisticated manufacturing facilities and engineering systems leading to precision. PEB systems are manufactured in fully controlled conditions in factories and shipped to job sites in knock-down conditions for easy assembly and erection. PEB uses combine elements such as sheeting panels, secondary elements, main frames and bracings to act integrally as a whole system offering considerable stability and strength.

To achieve the success in Vietnam just in five years, Kirby said it follows stringent quality policy with use of top quality raw materials, a highly skilled engineering team. The company also engages Ernst & Young as its statutory auditor, and has strong supports HSBC Vietnam in terms of document credit, working capital funding and bank guarantee for any projects performed in the country. As the result, Kirby has already gained trust of many customers. So far, this company has provided steel buildings for many companies, including Gemadept, Vinamilk, Mong Duong I Thermal Power plant, diary company Nestle, Muto, kitchenware maker American Standard, tobacco joint venture BAT-Vinataba, Universal Steel factory and Daigaku factory.

 Pharmaceutical Central No. 2 Company factory, dairy farm of TH Milk in Nghe An province, Viet Thang Paper Factory in Hai Duong province, Sun Steel Factory in Vinh Phuc province, Century Synthetic Fiber factory in Tay Ninh province, Huayuan Machinery Co. in Binh Duong province, Bidiphar factory in Binh Dinh province, Thaco Car showroom in Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon Air Cargo terminal at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport, Kewpie factory of Shimizu Corporation in Binh Duong, Groz Beckert Factory in Danang, Bourbon An Hoa factory in Tay Ninh, and European Plastic Window factory in Binh Duong.

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