BESUT: Pointray (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a Bumiputera company operating at the Gong Medang industrial area near Kampung Raja here, will start producing kenaf-based household products and furniture for the domestic market from January next year.
Its Chief Executive Officer Datuk Maziah Musa said construction of a plant to produce the kenaf-based products cost RM18 million and will use German technology for this purpose.
She said there was huge potential for the development of kenaf-based products in the country with a continuing rise in the area for its cultivation, particularly in the east coast and apart from Kedah and Perlis.
“Our technology comes from Stuttgart, in southern Germany, with the kenaf-based products not only being cheap but also of very high quality.
“We have come up with products such as chairs and tables and bedroom furniture, including foam pillows and mattresses, which have been used by some government departments,” she added.
She was speaking after the ceremony to officiate the opening of the company’s plant by Terengganu Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Ahmad Said here today.
She said the plant had 130 trained workers. “We are confident that with Terengganu’s initiatives in meeting the needs of the manufacturing industry, this plant which opened on a small scale two years ago, will grow more rapidly,” Maziah added. – Bernama