By AZREEN HANI / Pic credit HUAWEI MALAYSIA
HUAWEI Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia) has partnered with KVC Industrial Supplies Sdn Bhd (KVC Industrial Supplies) to meet the country’s increasing demands for electric vehicles (EV) by supplying chargers for EV charging facilities.
This partnership with KVC Industrial Supplies will see the company taking on the role as the main purchaser and fulfilment partner that will undertake the procurement and deployment of the electric vehicle chargers while Huawei Malaysia will be the technology provider in addition to administrating product training for KVC.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Friday.
KVC Industrial Supplies was represented by its Country MD Eddie Wong Kok Leong while Huawei Malaysia was represented by Huawei Malaysia Digital Power VP Chong Chern Peng.
The MoU was witnessed by KVC Industrial Supplies Solution Manager, Mr Lee Wuen Han and Mr Li Yaohui , VP of Digital Power Business, Huawei Asia Pacific.
Wong said the MoU would provide the opportunity for both KVC and Huawei to leverage and integrate their technology to promote low carbon mobility.
“KVC has sold and deployed more than 150 charge points nationwide in residential, commercial and industrial areas and we strive to deliver more to echo our values of being ‘Committed to People and the Planet’,” he said after the signing ceremony.
“We are proud to have established a long and successful partnership with Huawei since 2017 and we are excited to explore new technology avenues in Huawei Digital Power portfolios that adds dimensions to our XtructureD® Solutions,” he added.
Prime minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had pledged for Malaysia to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and to elevate the government’s efforts to install 10,000 EV charging stations across Malaysia by 2025.
Meanwhile, Chong said that Huawei aims to build a partnered ecosystem to enhance the quality of local infrastructure with the company’s arsenal of products and solutions from Digital Power moving towards the paradigm shift of carbon neutrality.
“Due to the surge in demand for electrical vehicles in the Malaysian market, the need to enable more EV charging has become a necessity, and is a critical element in boosting the confidence of the consumer segment to transition to EV,” he said.
According to Chong, the firm is open to collaborate with partners to build a holistic ecosystem to enhance the EV Charging Network in Malaysia, with the ultimate goal of supporting the Government and private EV manufacturers as well as partners to improve the charging experience of EV users.