Glass makers say using foreign products will raise cost by 15% to 20%

Date: 26 August 2011
KUALA LUMPUR: Glass producers are upset that a foreign consultant has asked Putrajaya Holdings not to use local products but to import these from Europe.

Malaysian Sheet Glass Sdn Bhd group country manager N. Krishna Kumar said a foreign consultant had recommended that Putrajaya Holdings get its supply of glass for one of its building projects from Europe instead of the local manufacturers and glass processors.

Local producers said products from Europe would cost 15% to 20% more than those processed locally.

“The foreign consultant said the manufacturer and processor of the glass must be from the same company so that it will be easier to get a warranty.

“This has immediately disqualified local glass manufacturers who have never faced any issues of warranty,” Krishna told reporters after a dialogue session with MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek here yesterday.

Also present at the dialogue were representatives from the Malaysian Glass Association.

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