ADDRESS

UMW CORPORATION SDN. BHD.

197001000562-(9825-V)

Menara UMW,

Jalan Puncak, Off Jalan P Ramlee,

50250 Kuala Lumpur

TELEPHONE

Tel : +603 2025 2025 (main)

Fax: +603 2025 2026 (general)

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With over a century of experience behind us, UMW has marked numerous milestones and achievements, each propelling us into the next phase of our success in our chosen industries. This page lists key events as we continue our journey beyond boundaries.

01.

2000 & Beyond

  • A Joint Venture Agreement with Komatsu Ltd was executed to establish a strategic partnership between UMW and Komatsu Ltd.

  • 2017 marked UMW’s 100th year in operations.

    UMW successfully delivered its first fan case produced at its brand-new manufacturing plant in Serendah.

  • UMW was selected as the Rolls-Royce Plc’s Tier-1 partner through a 25+5 years’ contract to manufacture fan cases.

  • UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad was listed on Bursa Malaysia and became the biggest IPO in Malaysia for the year.

  • For the first time since it was listed, UMW Group achieved a RM2 billion mark in profit before tax. The phenomenal achievement marked the 12th record performance for UMW.

  • UMW unveiled its new corporate identity.

  • UMW began its corporate rebranding exercise as part of the Group’s global expansion plans and to transform itself into a world-class organisation.

  • The Group’s diversified operations were rationalised into four main Strategic Business Units, namely, Automotive, Equipment, Manufacturing & Engineering and Oil & Gas.

02.

1980 - 1999

  • UMW celebrated its 30 years of operations as a public listed company.

  • The Perodua Kancil was launched to such an overwhelming response that within just four months, it became the second-best-selling car in Malaysia.

  • UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd became the largest shareholder of the second national car company, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd.

  • Toyota became the top seller in the non-national car segment of the Malaysian automobile industry.

  • The capital reconstruction exercise was completed, with Permodalan Nasional Berhad becoming the largest shareholder in UMW.

    Subsequent to this, UMW Corporation Berhad changed its status from a public company to a private company.

  • As part of a capital reconstruction exercise, UMW Holdings Berhad was created and its shares were listed on the KLSE and the Stock Exchange of Singapore, in place of the shares of UMW Corporation Berhad.

    Sejati Motor Sdn Bhd changed its name to UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd.

  • United Motor Works (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad changed its name to UMW Corporation Berhad.

  • Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Japan announced the appointment of Sejati Motor Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between UMW and TMC, to take over the import, assembly and distribution of Toyota motor vehicles in Malaysia.

    Turnover of the UMW Group surpassed the RM1 billion mark for the first time.

  • As part of the new corporate identity, the Group’s logo was changed to signify the planned integration of diverse activities in a multi-faceted organisation to mark a new phase in the Group’s history of dynamic growth.

03.

1950 - 1979

  • The Group moved into its new premises at the Batu Tiga Complex, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

  • United Motor Works (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad was incorporated and became the Group’s holding company. It was listed on the then Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE).

  • The agency for the Toyota forklift was acquired for Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.

  • The Komatsu distributorship was awarded by Komatsu Ltd, Japan.

  • An agreement was signed for the award of the first franchise from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Japan.

  • Industrial equipment was added to the Group’s businesses.

  • The operations in Kuala Lumpur and Penang were reorganised as Main Offices.

  • Chia Yee Soh’s son, Eric Chia, joined United Motor Works (Malaya), Kuala Lumpur.

04.

1900 - 1949

  • United Motor Works (Penang) Sdn Bhd was established.

  • The agency for Pennzoil lubricant products was acquired from Pennzoil Products Company, USA.

  • United Motor Works Ltd, forerunner of UMW Group, was established in Singapore.

  • Founder Chia Yee Soh set up his own automotive repair shop in Orchard Road, Singapore, known as United Motor Works.

01.

1900 - 1949

  • Founder Chia Yee Soh set up his own automotive repair shop in Orchard Road, Singapore, known as United Motor Works.

  • United Motor Works Ltd, forerunner of UMW Group, was established in Singapore.

  • The agency for Pennzoil lubricant products was acquired from Pennzoil Products Company, USA.

  • United Motor Works (Penang) Sdn Bhd was established.

02.

1950 - 1979

  • Chia Yee Soh’s son, Eric Chia, joined United Motor Works (Malaya), Kuala Lumpur.

  • The operations in Kuala Lumpur and Penang were reorganised as Main Offices.

  • Industrial equipment was added to the Group’s businesses.

  • An agreement was signed for the award of the first franchise from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Japan.

  • The Komatsu distributorship was awarded by Komatsu Ltd, Japan.

  • The agency for the Toyota forklift was acquired for Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.

  • United Motor Works (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad was incorporated and became the Group’s holding company. It was listed on the then Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE).

  • The Group moved into its new premises at the Batu Tiga Complex, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

03.

1980 - 1999

  • As part of the new corporate identity, the Group’s logo was changed to signify the planned integration of diverse activities in a multi-faceted organisation to mark a new phase in the Group’s history of dynamic growth.

  • Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Japan announced the appointment of Sejati Motor Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between UMW and TMC, to take over the import, assembly and distribution of Toyota motor vehicles in Malaysia.

    Turnover of the UMW Group surpassed the RM1 billion mark for the first time.

  • United Motor Works (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad changed its name to UMW Corporation Berhad.

  • As part of a capital reconstruction exercise, UMW Holdings Berhad was created and its shares were listed on the KLSE and the Stock Exchange of Singapore, in place of the shares of UMW Corporation Berhad.

    Sejati Motor Sdn Bhd changed its name to UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd.

  • The capital reconstruction exercise was completed, with Permodalan Nasional Berhad becoming the largest shareholder in UMW.

    Subsequent to this, UMW Corporation Berhad changed its status from a public company to a private company.

  • Toyota became the top seller in the non-national car segment of the Malaysian automobile industry.

  • UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd became the largest shareholder of the second national car company, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd.

  • The Perodua Kancil was launched to such an overwhelming response that within just four months, it became the second-best-selling car in Malaysia.

  • UMW celebrated its 30 years of operations as a public listed company.

04.

2000 & Beyond

  • The Group’s diversified operations were rationalised into four main Strategic Business Units, namely, Automotive, Equipment, Manufacturing & Engineering and Oil & Gas.

  • UMW began its corporate rebranding exercise as part of the Group’s global expansion plans and to transform itself into a world-class organisation.

  • UMW unveiled its new corporate identity.

  • For the first time since it was listed, UMW Group achieved a RM2 billion mark in profit before tax. The phenomenal achievement marked the 12th record performance for UMW.

  • UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad was listed on Bursa Malaysia and became the biggest IPO in Malaysia for the year.

  • UMW was selected as the Rolls-Royce Plc’s Tier-1 partner through a 25+5 years’ contract to manufacture fan cases.

  • 2017 marked UMW’s 100th year in operations.

    UMW successfully delivered its first fan case produced at its brand-new manufacturing plant in Serendah.

  • A Joint Venture Agreement with Komatsu Ltd was executed to establish a strategic partnership between UMW and Komatsu Ltd.