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Hai-O signs research agreement with UTAR
Aug 24, 2010
Source: The Star Business
 

KUALA LUMPUR: Multi-level marketing company Hai-O Enterprise Bhd, which is synonymous with Chinese medicinal products, will undertake collaborative research and later commercialisation of related products with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) under a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Under the agreement, both parties will also venture together to further undertake research into the theory and application of a special heat-conducting material proprietary to the Hai-O group.

UTAR president and chief executive officer Prof Datuk Dr Chuah Hean Teik said both parties would commercialise viable products from the research. “Success in this collaboration will enhance the reputation of both partners and, most importantly, the profitability of the Hai-O group,” he said at the signing of two MoUs between Hai-O Energy (M) Sdn Bhd and UTAR, witnessed by Deputy Higher Education Minister Dr Hu Kok Chung yesterday.

The other MoU would facilitate the collaboration in the area of providing intership and jobs for UTAR students with the Hai-O group.

“The memorandum would be a “win-win” situation for the Hai-O group as it will secure a ready source of qualified and well-trained employees,” said Dr Chuah.

Meanwhile, Hai-O group managing director Tan Kai Hee said the collaboration would bear fruition by year-end or early next year.

“With their knowledge and our expertise in the distribution field, the partnership would bear good results,” he told Bernama after the MoU signing ceremony.

Tan also said once the products, emerging from the research and development process, were commercialised, they would benefit the company in terms of revenue and, in turn, shareholders would reap gains through better dividends.

Hai-O chairman Tan Sri Osman S. Cassim said: ”Previously, we signed an agreement with the China-based Institute of Engineering Termophysics, and now, we are so grateful to be working together with the local institute.

“By teaming up with professors from UTAR, our high-intensiy heat transfer technology can play a significant role in energy savings and heat technology.” – Bernama