Minetech Resources supports Malaysia's economic growth by steadily supplying aggregates to road and railway network developments. By providing quality construction materials to infrastructure projects, Minetech makes the country more attractive for international trade and investments. Under the leadership of executive vice-chairman and founder Michael Chin, Minetech evolved from a drilling and blasting services company to an integrated provider of quarrying services and facilities. Listed on the Second Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities, Minetech has 13 subsidiaries. Minetech operates nine quarries in Malaysia. With an 8.16-million-tonne capacity, the company is among the largest aggregates players in the country and boasts a 10 per cent market share in the production of construction materials. Turnkey quarry operation services - quarry face development, drilling and blasting, loading and hauling, rock crushing and loading of finished aggregates - are only some of Minetech's strengths. Minetech also offers specialised civil engineering services and machinery rental. The company's cost-effective offerings boost client productivity. Blasting is a critical aspect of quarrying operations. Minetech is the main contractor for rock blasting at one of Malaysia's most successful gold mines, Selinsing. Minetech is also renowned for controlled blasting, which can detonate 140,000 tonnes in one go. The company has worked on projects for the MRT in Malaysia, which runs through urban areas. Through controlled blasting, Minetech ensures surrounding structures remain unaffected. Minetech plans to evolve into a multicore company by diversifying into mining and technology-driven construction. "The government's economic transformation programme aspires to turn Malaysia into a high-income nation. The developments will move towards rural areas. In line with this, we will also be moving into technology-driven construction such as the deployment of integrated building systems in building construction and soil stabilisation systems for road construction," Chin says. Minetech also seeks growth opportunities through privately financed initiative partnerships including the development of a university, hostel accommodation and hotels. The company aims to establish a private university in Tanjung Malim in partnership with Middle Eastern and mainland universities offering vocational subjects. This is to help Malaysia achieve fully developed nation status. "We seek strategic partnerships and investors to finance development projects. We also want to work with the top 10 universities in China to identify courses relevant to developing nations," says Pee Kang Seng, group managing director. Aside from establishing partnerships with universities from the mainland, Minetech is also eager to take part in rapid railway network developments. "We are open to invitations. If there are opportunities requiring our contribution, we will be happy to lend our expertise," Chin says.