AYS Ventures teams with Okaya & Co Ltd and Kondo Steel for Tokyo Olympics BIM work

Executive Director of AYS Ventures, Oh Yung Sim. Credit: Hussein Shaharuddin
Executive Director of AYS Ventures, Oh Yung Sim. Credit: Hussein Shaharuddin

AYS Ventures, a Malaysian steel products and construction materials trader has announced a new Asia Pacific partnership that will enhance their Building Information Modelling capabilities.

AOK Engineering Service comprises of AYS Ventures whom have a 45% stake, Japanese firm Kondo Steel who equal AYS with 45%, and two divisions of Okaya & Co LtdOkaya & Co based in Japan and Okaya International located in Malaysia – who hold 6% and 4% respectively.

The news was confirmed at a joint agreement signing ceremony in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur by Oh Yung Sim, Executive Director of AYS Ventures. Discussing how the collaborative partnership came to fruition, Sim told reporters including The Malaysian Reserve that Japanese expertise will allow for his company to create detailed 3D steel structure models: “The new company will start developing 3D models using BIM technology to support our major clients in Japan for existing projects and provide training to our local engineers.

“We shall also be making this service available to our Malaysian customers in the very near future.”

An emphasis on the Japanese market initially is so that AOK can capitalise on work related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, that’s according to The Sun Daily.

Takaya Wada, Managing Director of Okaya International believes all of those vying to work on Olympic stadium developments need to possess BIM experience. He told journalists at the signing: “Our function here is supporting Japanese construction. Then, accumulating technology and educating the employees here [Malaysia].

Desmond Woon Yan Leng, Senior General Manager of AYS subsidiary Ann Yak Siong Hardware also spoke to the press: “We are very confident in getting involved in all these jobs in the future. We currently do a lot of export but not processed steel.

“In the future maybe we will export processed steel. When we are exporting, we will be exporting a component of the building, not just raw materials. When we are exporting components, we need to have precise information. This BIM technology will help us in producing very precise structure elements for export.”

More on AYS be found on their website.

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