Who We Are
Minconsult Sdn Bhd, a wholly Malaysian majority Bumiputra owned company, traces its beginning to 1962 when it was originally established as Ganendra and Associates, one of the earliest indigenous firms offering independent engineering consultancy services in Malaysia. This firm expanded and practised as Ganendra, Ahmad and Associates until the involvement of PERNAS in 1971 when there were changes in the structure of the firm, together with a name change to Malaysia International Consultants Sdn Bhd, popularly known as MINCO. The promulgation of the Registration of Engineers Act in 1973 necessitated the release of shares held by PERNAS in MINCO to professional engineers working in the firm, and it once again became an independent consulting practice which grew both nationally and internationally to become one of the leading Malaysian consultancy firms.
The firm was restructured as Minconsult Sdn Bhd in 1980 to take over the activities of MINCO as a going concern.
Minconsult is helmed by a 7 Person Board led by our Chairman Tan Sri Wan Abdul Rahman. The Company is administered and managed by a 5 member Executive Committee (EXCO) of equal standing. This shared management structure is an attribute of Minconsult and one of its keys for success over the past 5 decades.
Minconsult has continued to grow steadily in strength and capability to become one of the most established and respected firms of independent project managers and consulting engineers in Southeast Asia.
Minconsult, with its multi-disciplinary engineering and project management capabilities offers a wide range of engineering consultancy services in the civil & structural, mechanical, electrical, petrochemical and environmental fields, as illustrated in the following table :-
Minconsult's in-house expertise, comprising experienced engineers, planners, environmentalists and experts in specialised disciplines, enables the firm to undertake and co-ordinate all aspects of project planning, design and implementation under one roof. Its vast reference library provides access to over 20,000 books, 3,000 International Standards and Codes of Practise, 70 technical journals and periodicals.
The firm has had extensive international exposure on projects overseas, including those financed by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and other international funding agencies and frequently collaborates with internationally -renowned engineering firms to undertake selected projects requiring special skills or expertise. Minconsult is thus, well-positioned to complete any local or international assignment efficiently, successfully and on time, employing the most advanced techniques of surveying, analyzing, monitoring, designing, drafting and reporting.
In its pursuit of engineering excellence, Minconsult has invested heavily in the use of computers and information technology. The firm continually upgrades its computer systems and presently has over 200 computers comprising a mix of Intel-based personal computers and Unix-based computer workstations, together with the supporting peripherals.
To complement the computer hardware available, Minconsult maintains a comprehensive software library which is regularly expanded and updated so that the latest application programmes are available for use in projects carried out by the firm. The available softwares include AutoCAD, which is used extensively in the firm to produce highly-detailed engineering drawings within short time frames, STAAD Pro and Softdesk. Minconsult was one of the pioneers in Malaysia to utilise MOSS, a powerful computer-based design system which creates 3D models of ground surfaces, for development projects and engineering works. In the ASEAN region, Minconsult pioneered the use of advanced computer and airborne survey technology to produce 3D terrain models for use in master planning, preliminary design and detailed design of infrastructure. This state-of-the-art technology called Digital Video Geographic (DVG) system uses satellites, helicopters and computer-linked laser survey equipments for fast and accurate topographical modelling.