KUCHING: Press Metal Bintulu has been named outstanding winner of the Chief Minister’s Industry Excellence Award (CMIEA) 2019.
A total of 22 Sarawak-based companies participated in CMIEA this year in the categories of small, medium, and large companies.
For the small companies category, which is for domestic companies with sales turnover of RM300,000 to RM3 million, the winners are Amogha Tours And Travel, Banana Tree, Iana Corporation, Joy Bakery, NMO, Rosfaniaga Services, and Sophia Taha Holdings.
Winners for the medium category, domestic companies with sales turnover of RM3 million to RM20 million, are Gasing Gemilang, Imetal, Independent Oil Terminal Management, Konsortium Bumi Consultants And Services, Ropetech, Senari Synergy Port, and Tanjung Manis Oil Terminal Management.
For the large category, domestic companies with sales turnover exceeding RM20 million, the winning companies are Asteel, Persafe Engineering, Press Metal Bintulu, and Senari Synergy.
The SBF (Sarawak Business Federation) Recognition Award went to Business Events Sarawak, Old Kuching Smart Heritage, Sarawak Skills Development Centre, and Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak (TBS).
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg was guest of honour at the SBF gala dinner on Friday.
SBF president Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg said SBF has organised CMIEA since 2017.
“CMIEA is the highest such award in the state and more significantly, to recognise and celebrate the achievements of successful Sarawakian companies.”
Abang Abdul Karim said SBF, as the voice of the local business community, advocates for the interests of members.
“We seek the government’s continuous support, cooperation, and collaboration in positioning SBF to better advocate for its members,” he said.
During the dinner, SBF signed memoranda of understanding with the Singapore Business Federation and the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong and Macau).
Abang Abdul Karim pointed out regional and domestic cooperation is important to foster greater understanding and to further enhance bilateral economic cooperation and growth for mutual benefit.
“In this, we also call upon the respective governments to renew their commitment to promote close integration and harmonisation of markets in this region,” he said.