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 (JVA) with Komatsu Ltd. was executed to establish a Joint Venture Company between UMW and Komatsu – UMW Komatsu Heavy Equipment Sdn. Bhd.

  • 2017 marked UMW’s 100th year in operations. The Group celebrated its centenary with a one-day carnival at Dataran UMW in Shah Alam.

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

  • UMW was selected as Rolls-Royce’s only Malaysian partner for a 25+5 year contract to manufacture fan case.

  • UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad is listed on Bursa Malaysia, the biggest IPO in Malaysia for the year.

  • For the first time since it became public listed, the UMW Group attained RM2 Billion in PBT. The phenomenal achievement marked the 12th record performance for UMW.

  • “The New UMW” was unveiled to the world at a highly colourful and entertaining event held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

  • UMW began its corporate rebranding exercise, to push further the Group’s global expansion plans and transform itself into a truly, world-class organisation.

  • The new Oil & Gas Division’s head office at Plaza Sentral, Kuala Lumpur was officially opened.

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

02.

1980 - 1999

  • UMW celebrated thirty years of operations as a public-listed company.

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

  • UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd. became the largest shareholder for the second national car company, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn. Bhd. (PERODUA).

  • Toyota cars 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.

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

    Turnover of the UMW Group passed the one billion Ringgit 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 new premises at the Batu Tiga Complex, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

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

  • The agency for the Toyota Forklift was acquired for Peninsular Malaysia.

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

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

  • Industrial equipment was added to the company’s business.

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

  • Chia Yee Soh’s son, Eric Chia was sent to work at 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 of the USA.

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

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

01.

1900 - 1949

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

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

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

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

02.

1950 - 1979

  • Chia Yee Soh’s son, Eric Chia was sent to work at United Motor Works (Malaya), Kuala Lumpur.

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

  • Industrial equipment was added to the company’s business.

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

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

  • The agency for the Toyota Forklift was acquired for Peninsular Malaysia.

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

  • The Group moved into 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”) of Japan announced the appointment of Sejati Motors Sdn. Bhd., a joint venture company between UMW (M) and TMC to take over the import, assembly and distribution of Toyota motor vehicles in Malaysia.

    Turnover of the UMW Group passed the one billion Ringgit 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.

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

  • UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd. became the largest shareholder for the second national car company, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn. Bhd. (PERODUA).

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

  • UMW celebrated thirty years of operations as a public-listed company.

04.

2000 & Beyond

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

  • The new Oil & Gas Division’s head office at Plaza Sentral, Kuala Lumpur was officially opened.

  • UMW began its corporate rebranding exercise, to push further the Group’s global expansion plans and transform itself into a truly, world-class organisation.

  • “The New UMW” was unveiled to the world at a highly colourful and entertaining event held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

  • For the first time since it became public listed, the UMW Group attained RM2 Billion in PBT. The phenomenal achievement marked the 12th record performance for UMW.

  • UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad is listed on Bursa Malaysia, the biggest IPO in Malaysia for the year.

  • UMW was selected as Rolls-Royce’s only Malaysian partner for a 25+5 year contract to manufacture fan case.

  • 2017 marked UMW’s 100th year in operations. The Group celebrated its centenary with a one-day carnival at Dataran UMW in Shah Alam.

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

  • A Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with Komatsu Ltd. was executed to establish a Joint Venture Company between UMW and Komatsu – UMW Komatsu Heavy Equipment Sdn. Bhd.