New Straits Times
HEITECH EYES MORE ICT CONTRACTS
Company to focus on the transport, internal security and healthcare sectors
HEITECH Padu Bhd, eyeing new income streams, is expanding its presence in the information, technology, and communications (ICT) industry.
Executive deputy chairman and president Datuk Seri Mohd Hilmey Mohd Taib said on top of strengthening its existing information technology (IT) business, it was gearing up efforts towards developing in-house products and solutions for business-tobusiness, business-to-consumer and new market areas.
He said apart from corporate contracts, the company would also look for potential ICT projects from the government.
“We have been in the business for more than 25 years and have continuously been part of the government’s ICT transformation journey.
“Hence, after having analysed the current economic climate, our ICT focus will be on contracts in the transport, internal security and healthcare sectors.
“At the same time, we are also putting in extra efforts on initiatives beyond the public sector to reduce our dependency on government contracts,” he told the New Straits Times.
On the present economic situation, Hilmey said while margin erosion was almost inevitable, the company believed that the Covid-19 pandemic would eventually pass and businesses would rebound.
“We aim to assist the nation in accelerating the adoption of technology, strengthening the digital foundation and driving digital transformation.
“We remain committed to delivering our services and contributing towards the national digitalisation process to transform Malaysia into a digitallydriven, high-income nation and regional leader in the digital economy.”
HeiTech has secured contracts for the maintenance of the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMS) and the supply, delivery and renewal of the CA GEN software, Access Gen (TSO) and Composer Report for the mainframe system from the Inland Revenue Board this year.
Last month, it signed a letter of award for maintenance services and technical support for ICT infrastructure and vehicle and driver information systems (mySIKAP) at all Road Transport Department offices until Sept 30 next year.
The company has also secured a contract from Regal Orion Sdn Bhd for the designing, engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning
of a data centre in Seremban.
Hilmey said Regal Orion, as a strategic shareholder in HeiTech, could help the company unlock new customer segments and gain access to new markets, technology and expertise.
“We continue to create new revenue streams and strengthen our ICT contracting business, including system integration, maintenance, development and managed infrastructure services.
“Our primary targets include local councils and small and medium enterprises.
“We aspire to help these organisations improve their services via digitalisation of the management and delivery systems,” he added.