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About Us

  Corporate Profile
  History and Business
  Vision and Mission
  Board of Directors
  Corporate Information
  Corporate Structure
  Investor Relations
 
Annual Reports
Announcements
Board Charter
Directors' Code of Ethics and Conduct
Whistleblower Policy
Audit Committee Terms of Reference
  Newsroom
  Corporate Social Responsibility
  Jobs
  Contacts


Corporate Profile

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 

Kia Lim

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.

Kia LimSKL 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

  Vision
  To provide a comprehensive range of quality products to meet customers’ needs and create value for stakeholders.
  Mission
  To be a leading clay brick manufacturer in Southeast Asia with a strong brand name and strong regional market penetration.


Board of Directors

  Chairman
 
MR. LOH CHEE KAN, was appointed Chairman of KLB on 1 March 2011 and was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of KLB on 5 March 1996. Presently, he is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Management Sciences from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom in 1978. His career experience includes a twelve (12) years attachment with Ernst & Young, an international accounting and consultancy practice, and later with Juan Kuang (M)Industrial Bhd where he stayed for two (2) years. He is currently the Finance Director of JK Capital Sdn Bhd group of companies.
  Vice Chairman and Executive Director
 
DATUK ARISS BIN SAMSUDIN, was appointed Vice Chairman & Executive Director of KLB on 5 March 1996 and was appointed to the Board of SKL on 28 February 1995. He also sits on the Board of several other private limited companies.

Prior to joining SKL, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Naluri Berhad in 1994 and had resigned in 2000. He has previously held the position of a Business Development Manager (Southern-Johor state) in Kretam Holdings Berhad from 1 April 1994 to 30 October 1994 and subsequently went on to join Jeffa Construction Sdn Bhd in a similar position from 1 November 1994 to 29 February 1996. On 1 March 1996, he joined Kretam Management Sdn Bhd as a Business Development Manager (Southern-Johor state) and resigned on 16 November 1998. Datuk Ariss had been in the civil service for about ten (10) years from 1984 to 1994 before moving on to business. Socially, he is currently the Chairman (Corporate Strategy Committee Member of Board of Director) of Putra Specialist Hospital (Batu Pahat) Sdn. Bhd. and MARA Council Member 2011-2013.
  Chief Executive Officer
 
DATUK NG YENG KENG @ NG KA HIAT, was appointed Executive Director of KLB on 5 March 1996 and redesignated as Deputy Managing Director on 29 November 2006. Subsequently, on 8 October 2007, Datuk Ng Yeng Keng was redesignated as Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

He has over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing of clay bricks, building and civil engineering works, sawmilling, logging and manufacturing of wood-based products. He was an Executive Director of Syarikat Kayu Wangi Berhad since 1981 and resigned in 2005. He also sits on the Board of several other private limited companies.
  Executive Director
 
MR. NG CHIN KANG, was appointed Executive Director of KLB on 26 November 2001. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours degree from University of Western Australia and ASIA Graduate Diploma from Security Institute of Australia. He also holds a MBA from Sydney University and Master of Arts in Business Research from Macquarie University, Australia.

He worked with Medical Benefits Funds of Australia Limited in the senior executive management team from 1999 to March 2002. Prior to that, Mr Ng Chin Kang had served as senior officer in the investment banking arm of Commonwealth Bank of Australia for approximately five (5) years. He is also a Director of several other private limited companies.
  Independent Non-Executive Director
 
MR. CHUA SYER CIN, was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of KLB on 1 November 2001 and is presently a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Upon graduation from the Charles Sturt University, Australia in 1994, he joined the accounting practice of Ernst & Young as an Audit Senior. From 1998 to 2000, he was the Audit/Tax Manager of Teo & Associates, an accounting firm in Melaka. In February 2000, he set up his own accounting firm, Messrs SC Chua & Associates and has since been the sole proprietor of the firm.

He is presently a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and CPA Australia. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Syarikat Kayu Wangi Berhad and resigned in 2005. He is also the Board member of Poh Huat Resources Holdings Berhad, Equator Life Science Berhad as well as several private limited companies.
  Non-Executive Director
 
DR NG YAM PUAN @ NG AH BAH, was appointed Non-Executive Director of KLB on 5 March 1996 and is a graduate from the Tohoku National University, Japan with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1967 and Doctor of Philosophy in Internal Medicine in 1972. He started his medical career at the Johor Bahru General Hospital as a medical officer in 1973. He has since left the civil service in 1977 to establish his own private clinic in Batu Pahat. He is also a Director of several other private limited companies.
  Independent Non-Executive Director
 
EN. MOHD SALLEH BIN JANTAN, was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of KLB on 26 May 2010 and has over 30 years experience in the manufacturing of clay bricks and building and civil engineering works. Presently, he is a member of the Nomination Committee.

He was the Board member of Syarikat Kayu Wangi Berhad and resigned in 2005. He is also the Director of several other private limited companies.

Corporate Information

 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MR. LOH CHEE KAN - Chairman
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
DATUK ARISS BIN SAMSUDIN - Vice Chairman
(Executive Director)
DATUK NG YENG KENG @ NG KA HIAT - Chief Executive Officer
(Executive Director)
MR. NG CHIN KANG
(Executive Director)
DR NG YAM PUAN @ NG AH BAH
(Non-Executive Director)
MR CHUA SYER CIN
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
EN. MOHD SALLEH BIN JANTAN
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Mr. Loh Chee Kan
Mr. Chua Syer Cin
En. Mohd Salleh Bin Jantan

NOMINATION COMMITTEE

Mr. Loh Chee Kan
Mr. Chua Syer Cin
En. Mohd Salleh Bin Jantan

REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

Datuk Ng Yeng Keng @ Ng Ka Hiat
Mr. Loh Chee Kan
Mr. Chua Syer Cin
En. Mohd Salleh Bin Jantan

COMPANY SECRETARY

Ms. Leong Siew Foong (F)
MAICSA No. 7007572

REGISTERED OFFICE
Suite 6.1A Level 6
Menara Pelangi
Jalan Kuning
Taman Pelangi
80400 Johor Bahru
Johor Darul Takzim
Tel : 07-3323536
Fax : 07-3324536
SHARE REGISTRAR

Symphony Share Registrars Sdn Bhd (378993-W)
Level 6 Symphony House
Pusat Dagangan Dana 1
Jalan PJU 1A/46
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Tel : 03-78418000
Fax : 03-78418151

PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS

Wisma Ng Hoo Tee
79 Jalan Muar
83500 Parit Sulong
Batu Pahat
Johor Darul Takzim

AUDITORS

Ernst & Young (Chartered Accountants)
Suite 11.2 Level 11
Menara Pelangi
Jalan Kuning
Taman Pelangi
80400 Johor Bahru
Johor Darul Takzim

PRINCIPAL BANKERS

CIMB Bank Berhad
Hong Leong Bank Berhad
RHB Bank Berhad

STOCK EXCHANGE

Main Market of the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad
Stock Code : 6211


Corporate Structure

   You may view our Corporate Structure by clicking the links below:

  Corporate Structure
   


Investor Relations

Here are our latest and past years annual reports:

  2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 - 2001 (Errata) | 2000 | 1999

You may view our corporate announcements:

  2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999


Newsroom

   Please view our recent corporate news:

  [22-06-2009 The Star Online] "Higher demand for bricks in Johor."



Corporate Social Responsibility

We do conduct some activities, such as blood donations, company badminton match, teamwork & motivation training every year. You may view our activities by clicking the links below:

  2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


Contacts

If you have any enquiries regarding investments, please contact us at ir-enquiries@kialim.com.my. We will reply you as soon as possible.