Posted by in Family Biz, Listed on Bursa Malaysia on Sep 20, 2021 .

Scientex Berhad is one of the world’s largest producers of stretch film products across the packaging value chain. It ventured into the stretch film business in 1997. Today its Pulau Indah plant which is strategically located within the West Port vicinity is ranked as the world’s largest stretch film facility in a single location. Scientex is a global leader with exports to more than 60 countries and has manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar and USA (Phoenix, Arizona). It is also a leading player in strapping bands in Asia and other packaging industrial products such as FIBC bags, form-fill and seal bags, woven bags and...

Posted by in People, Art on Oct 17, 2019 .

MMU Malaysia (Multi-Media University) produced its brightest star graduate in Mohd Nizam Abdul Razak, 35, creator of animated child superhero BoBoiboy. The First Class Honors graduate majoring in Film & Animation from MMU once said, “ Everyone has the right to dream, and to dream BIG!” There you are Nizam, YOU HAVE MADE IT! The Malaysian Dream has come true for you! Every Malaysian is proud of you! Kudos!!

Why a child superhero?

Nizam said, “No matter what age you are, there would definitely have been a time when you imagined you were a superhero – Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman etc. When children watch Spiderman for...

Posted by in Asia, Malaysia on Apr 12, 2020 .
Farm Fresh brand & the Holstein Milk Company

Food is what people will always need. With that in mind, Perak born Loi Tuan Ee stopped manufacturing carton boxes and bought land in Kota Tinggi, Johore to farm goats, grow dragon fruits and rear arowana fish. That was in the mid-2000s. By 2009 he was bottling goat’s milk to sell but producing enough of goat’s milk on a commercial scale was a big challenge and retailing it at a high price deterred customers. Loi did not believe in preservatives and so shelf life was also an issue (3 weeks). He decided for business sustainability to focus on rearing dairy cows.

But why fresh cow’s milk?...

Anna Teo was an air stewardess but she had a business mind. It wasn’t easy being a woman with a business mind and a former air stewardness when she first ventured into the men’s trading world in 1996. She subsequently started to export whole durians reading the market right that there was a demand overseas for the Malaysia’s King of Fruits. She expanded downstream into unique durian products under Hernan Corporation Sdn Bhd. For example her Musang King durian mooncake became a bestseller in China and in countries where there is a huge Chinese population.

Anna Teo remembers the difficulties that she had to overcome to build up a RM40...

The Texas Chicken franchise in Malaysia was brought in by Dato’ Jaya JB Tan and his brother, Dato’ Kamal YP Tan, who are the Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Singapore F&B listed company, Envictus International Holdings Ltd (formerly known as Etika International Holdings Ltd) respectively. Envictus International’s business divisions comprise Trading and Frozen Food, Food Services (Texas Chicken, San Francisco Coffee chain and The Delicious Group), Nutrition as well as Food Processing (Bakery and Butchery). Etika signed a 10 year agreement (2013-2022) with US-based Cajun Global LLC to develop and operate the Texas Chicken...

Singapore homegrown franchise, Korean inspired 4FINGERS CRISPY CHICKEN, opened its first outlet in Malaysia in Mid Valley Megamall in November 2015. It grew rapidly over the last 4 years to reach past 20 outlets! Four friends who enjoyed eating BonChon Chicken in New York City’s Koreatown decided to open 4FINGERS CRISPY CHICKEN in ION Orchard in November 2009. After 4 years the founders parted ways and sold their stake to a new investor. With fresh funds injected, 4FINGERS was able to go on an expansion trajectory. Its CEO, Steen Puggaard, a Dane who loved laksa and Singapore, was behind the successful growth of 4FINGERS. Puggaard had 20...

Teo Seng Capital Berhad is one of Malaysia’s largest layer farmer and egg producer. All the farms are located in Johor. Egg production has reached 3.8 million eggs a day and is expected to increase to 4 million eggs by end 2020. About 40% of the eggs produced are exported mainly to Hong Kong and Singapore. It has captured almost 19% market share of the Singapore commercial egg production industry. For the financial year ended 31 December 2019 Teo Seng reported a revenue of RM547.1 million and pre-tax profit of RM41.29million. Going forward, Teo Seng will be focusing on promoting its premium Omega Lutein eggs to boost sales.

Teo Seng...

The Chuah family (Penang based) headed by Executive Chairman and founder, Chuah Ah Bee (the CAB initials in the company’s name) controls one of Malaysia’s largest integrated poultry farming producers. Its upstream activities which include grand-parent stock and parent stock farming and hatcheries are primarily located in Penang, Kedah and Malacca while the broiler farms are located throughout Malaysia. Chairman Chuah’s wife, Mdm Chan Kim Keow (co-founder), and their three sons, Chris Chuah Hoon Phong (Group Managing Director), Chuah Hoon Teng (Director, Breeding Farm Operations Division) and Chuah Hoon Hong (Director – Southern Poultry...