Kia Lim Berhad, the leading clay brick manufacturer in Malaysia, was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1965 on 8 May 1995 as a public limited company and was subsequently listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia in May 1996. The two wholly owned subsidiary companies, namely Syarikat Kia Lim Kilang Batu Bata Sdn Bhd (“SKL”) and Kangkar Raya Batu Bata Sdn Bhd (“KRBB”) are principally involved in the manufacturing of clay common bricks, facing bricks, block bricks, M211 bricks, brick tiles, chamfered paving bricks, H-shape pavers and EconBlocks, which are marketed under the brand name of Clayon (“Kia Lim Group”).
In Kia Lim Group, quality is always given prominence in all products manufactured and our products, namely clay bricks and pavers have already been certified by ISO 9001:2008 and SIRIM Berhad.
One of our important business philosophies is to strive to maintain a long lasting business relationship with our valued customers and, many of them have already in the business with us since the inception of our business. We have wide market coverage in both domestic and international, ranging from the whole of Malaysia to Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and the Middle East.
Our production capability is approximately 180 million pieces of bricks per annum (approximately 400,000 tons of clay per year or 15 million pieces per month). Such a remarkable achievement is attributed to the new production lines for facing bricks and pavers which are using the state-of-the-art Spanish and German technology that has significantly improved the production efficiency and productivity of the Kia Lim Group.
Besides of dealing extensively in local markets, we also welcome overseas orders. As such, if you are interested in becoming distributor for the Kia Lim Group in your area, please contact us for more details.
History and Business
The founder, Ng family started the business in 1971 as a partnership until its incorporation as a private limited company in June 1973 under the name of SKL. The original partners in the partnership were Mr Ng Hoo Tee, Mr Ng Hor Huat @ Ng Eh Wat, Datuk Ng Eng Sos @ Bah Chik and Datuk Ng Yeng Keng @ Ng Ka Hiat. Currently, Datuk Ng Yeng Keng @ Ng Ka Hiat is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kia Lim Group.
SKL obtained a manufacturing license from MITI on 18 April 1978 to produce clay bricks. Originally, SKL started its manufacturing operation by using the manually operated “open top” kilns. The production capacity for each of these kilns was 2.4 million pieces of bricks per annum. SKL started with two kilns and subsequently increased to four. In order to improve further the quality of the bricks and to reduce the rejection rate, the “open top” kilns were replaced by a newer and better technology known as “hill slope” kilns. The production capacity was then increased to 12 million pieces per annum. In 1983, SKL increased its production capacity to 36 million pieces per annum and due to high demands in the market, a new manufacturing plant was set up under KRBB in 1984 by employing Italian machines and Taiwanese tunnel kilns.
By 1985, both SKL and KRBB had a collective production capacity of 96 million pieces of common bricks per annum, with SKL having a production capacity of 60 million pieces of common bricks per annum using a semi-automated plant and KRBB with a production capacity of 36 million pieces per annum. In late 1991, KRBB installed a second plant with new and sophisticated fully automated brick making machinery bringing the total production capacity of KRBB to 72 million pieces of bricks per annum. In 1993, this plant was further enhanced by installing equipments that enable the production of quality facing bricks with an output capacity of 24 million pieces per annum.
Today, with the years of unrelenting and continuous improvements and enhancements, the total production capacity of the Kia Lim Group is approximately 180 million pieces of bricks per annum.
At present, approximately 75% of our total production output is for domestic markets, mostly to Johor, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, while the balance is for overseas markets.
Vision and Mission