KUCHING: Engineering consultancy services provider, Jurutera Perunding Wahba Sdn Bhd (Wahba) held its 22nd Anniversary Dinner and rebranding at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching here Friday evening to commemorate the occasion.
“This occasion lets us reflect on how far we have come since our humble beginnings in 1990. We have always made it our priority to be a customer-oriented company,” said Wahba executive chairman, Dato’ Wahab Suhaili during his welcome speech.
He went on to stress that the company always believed in building strong teamwork, dedicated human capital in order to build a stellar record in delivering reliable services and products to customers.
“From a civil and structural engineering consultancy company, we have expanded to broader sections of consultancy services such as marine engineering, transportation engineering, oil and gas industries among others,” explained Wahab as he highlighted the company’s involvement in projects such as the Sama Jaya Infrastructure works as well as the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).
The chairman and chief executive officer went on to highlight that the company had since achieved ISO 9001:2000 Certification in Design, Project Management and Administration of Civil and Structural Engineering Works.
“Today, we employ more than 150 highly skilled, multi-racial professionals and sub-professionals,” Wahab added, believing that its workforce would bring greater growth, experience and improvement going forward.
The Chief Minister, Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud who was the guest of honour of the event also noted in his speech that, “It is encouraging to note that not only the Bumiputeras are benefiting from the success of a company such as Wahba, but many different races are pulling together in a pool of talent to push forward.”
He believed that this was the key to compete on the international stage, adding that, “Local engineering companies are no longer satisfied to just do jobs locally. This is the pattern of the world today.”
He said that he observed a trend of companies performing construction jobs in foreign companies, thus not only allowing local businesses to grow and thrive but also making relationships between companies more meaningful.
Taib noted that there was a also a growing importance to develop projects in a sustainable manner and not by changing nature and the ecosystem and that Malaysian engineering companies had to keep abreast with this worldwide concern for the interest of long-term and healthy environment.