We have formed extraordinary partnerships with global industry leaders who share our vision for our projects:
IKEA SOUTHEAST ASIA - WORLD'S LARGEST FURNITURE RETAILER
The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA offers a wide range of well designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. IKEA Southeast Asia operates in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. It is part of the Ikano Group of companies and is the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family.
IKEA Southeast Asia also develops, owns, and operates shopping centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.
Aspen Vision City is a mega-scaled mixed development jointly developed by Aspen Group and IKEA Southeast Asia. This development comprises of mixed residential and commercial properties, including a regional integrated shopping centre and the very first IKEA store in the Northern Region of Malaysia.
COLUMBIA ASIA GROUP - ADVANCED HEALTHCARE PARTNER
Columbia Asia Group is an international private healthcare company, with the vision to be the preferred healthcare service provider choice for families and businesses. At Columbia Asia, a combination of best practices in architecture, technology and human proficiency results in the efficiency of patient care, which is what Columbia Asia strives for. With a highly skilled team of committed medical staff, Columbia Asia set themselves apart to accommodate to every patient’s needs.
Columbia Asia Medical Centres provide an array of medical services through the operation of hospitals as well as clinics across the region in countries such as India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia; with a view to expand their market by developing a few more hospitals such as in Batu Kawan, Johor and in Klang, all of which are situated in Malaysia.
Columbia Asia Medical Centre will be the only private healthcare provider in Batu Kawan, located in Aspen Vision City.
OCBC BANK BERHAD - PROJECT FINANCIER
OCBC Bank is the longest established Singapore bank, formed in 1932 from the merger of three local banks, the oldest of which was founded in 1912. It is now the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets, and one of the world’s most highly-rated banks. Recognised for its financial strength and stability, OCBC Bank is consistently ranked among the world’s strongest and safest banks by leading market research firms and publications.
OCBC Bank Berhad is the project financier for the Aspen Vision City development.
ANTAH SCHINDLER SDN. BHD. - SMART MOBILITY PARTNER
Antah Schindler Sdn. Bhd. is the wholly owned subsidiary of the partnership between Syarikat Persaka Antah Sdn. Bhd. and Jardine Schindler Pacific BV. Today, it is an authorised distributor and service provider for Schindler elevators and escalators for the whole of Malaysia.
The signing of a strategic collaboration serves as a framework for collaboration and information exchange between the parties on the design, engineering, supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of both mobility systems and Smart Digital Solutions for all Aspen Group developments. The partnership between Aspen Group and Schindler will see the boost of smart digital urban mobility solutions in Aspen Group’s developments, starting with the Vervéa shop offices in Aspen Vision City, Batu Kawan.
Smart Digital Solutions are a cornerstone of Schindler’s pioneering equipment and encompass remote monitoring, advanced analytics, intelligent elevator dispatching for optimum traffic performance, personalised passenger services, and smartphone building access and mobility technology, among others.
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD - SMART TECHNOLOGY PARTNER
Telekom Malaysia Berhad is Malaysia’s Convergence Champion and the No. 1 Converged Communications Service Provider in Malaysia. Telekom Malaysia is known for offering a comprehensive range of communications services and solutions in broadband, data and fixed-line.
Through this collaboration with Telekom Malaysia, we are able to leverage on their extensive global connectivity, infrastructure and collective expertise; and will be able to propel Aspen Vision City to become the ideal Smart City that is not only conducive, but also sustainable in the long run.
We are collaborating with Telekom Malaysia in its aim to transform into a new generation communications provider, to deliver an enhanced and integrated digital lifestyle to all through connection, communication, and collaboration.
TEKA KÜCHENTECHNIK (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. – HOME AND KITCHEN APPLIANCES PARTNER
The Teka Group is a multinational company founded in Germany in 1924 and is one of the leaders in the manufacture and commercialisation of kitchen and bath products, ceramic glazes, industrial containers, and professional kitchens.
TEKA currently boasts 25 factories that are spread across three continents, and therefore enables them to share their products to people in over 110 countries, and to more than 100 million consumers.
The partnership with Teka will see the use of home and kitchen appliances by Teka for Vertu Resort, the first residential development in Aspen Vision City.
LG ELECTRONICS INC. - SMART HOME PARTNER
LG Electronics Inc. is a multinational electronics company headquartered in Seoul. Employing more than 80,000 employees working in 119 subsidiaries worldwide, LG Electronics comprises of four business units: Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance and Air Solution, and Vehicle Components. With an array of expertise and a business model so vast, LG Electronics is one of the world’s leaders in smart electrical and electronic home appliances.
With both corporations placing importance on the experiences of their clientele, LG Electronics will introduce ways to integrate its smart products and devices with the technology that is being offered within the developments of Aspen Group.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,900 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories.
Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®.
The hotel management agreement between Aspen Vision City and Marriot International, Inc. will see an expansion of the Aloft Hotels brand here in the mainland province of Penang State, Malaysia. Aloft Penang Batu Kawan will welcome business and leisure travellers as well as local staycationers and shoppers to a region known as the ‘Silicon Valley of the East’ for its high-tech manufacturing hubs and extensive industrial, retail and leisure parks.
Together, Aspen Group and Marriot International, Inc will anchor the tourism and hospitality sector and boost the vibrancy of Batu Kawan by providing extensive support network to the business activities.