George Kent secures RM28m Hong Kong water meters contract

PETALING JAYA: George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd has won a bid to supply and deliver 650,000 water meters to the Water Supplies Department (WSD), Hong Kong, worth US$6.86 million (RM28.72 million).

The bid was made under the group’s subsidiary, George Kent International Pte Ltd. George Kent will supply the DN15 Brass PSM-T water meters to WSD within two years in 24 shipments. In 2015, the group secured the contract to supply 600,000 water meters to WSD.

The company said in a statement today, the single order of 650,000 water meters from one single client is an enormous order by industry standards, and the largest single order George Kent has ever obtained from a single source over the span of its metering business history.

To-date, George Kent has successfully secured large water meter contracts from both Hong Kong and Singapore water authorities at the same time, which are renowned for their stringent standards in water meter evaluations. Last year, George Kent secured the tender to supply 323,630 water meters to Public Utilities Board, Singapore which marked the third time the group had succeeded in winning tenders from the republic.

George Kent’s water meter manufacturing facility based in Puchong, Selangor is presently the largest brass-forging plant in Asean with a total production capacity of 2.5 million water meters per year.