The success of Coraza Systems Malaysia lies in its ability to stay ahead of its clients' requirements. "We always align ourselves with our customers," says operations director C.P. Loh. "We have the technical know-how and world-class facilities ready to accommodate new demands in the market. The company foresees opportunities and prepares appropriately." This strategy, coupled with its commitment to quality, cost and timely performance, has enabled the company to attain significant achievements. From a simple sheet metal parts maker in 2001, Coraza has grown into a total solutions provider of fully customised metal casing and assembly for high-end markets such as the United States and Europe. Coraza supplies to a world-leading instrumentation company and a top-tier electronic manufacturing service provider. It has entered the aerospace industry with initial orders from a French company. Its client base has grown to 50 while annual turnover has reached HK$111 million. Even when the market was weak during the past two years, Coraza was able to post double-digit growth rates in revenues. The company targets a HK$258 million turnover in the next three to five years by adding more value to its products. Its engineers are working closely with clients on new product designs and on adding fans, cables and other non-critical elements into the casings. The ultimate aim is to have the equipment fully assembled and tested for shipment to the end-users. To support its expansion, Coraza plans to put up another plant in Vietnam. This will take advantage of that country's large trained labour pool, lower manufacturing costs and closer access to potential customers from Asia. "We can achieve our sales goal faster if a strategic partner comes in," Loh says. "With the correct partner, we can grow big in a specific area." Coraza sees quite a good number of potential partners from the mainland. Even without its export market, the mainland's domestic market is huge in itself. The potential partner can provide the financial support and local expertise while Coraza can supply the technical know-how. Aside from joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, the company is open to be 100 per cent owned by either a local or foreign investor. "We see an industry where even competitors can actually complement each other," Loh says. "Partnerships will put us into the next level. We are looking to acquire or be acquired."