February 17, 2021
In 1984 a husband and wife team, Dato Dr. Hj. Ramly Mokni and his wife Datin Hjh. Shala Siah Abdul Manap, started Perusahaan Burger Ramly Mokni Sdn Bhd (now known as Ramly Food Processing Sdn Bhd) to produce halal quality frozen burgers at a small factory in Bandar Tun Razak. Before this the couple produced beef patties from their home and sold them at a burger stall near Chow Kit. Dato Ramly was working at a supermarket when he was frequently asked if burger patties were halal. He saw an opportunity which he felt he couldn’t miss. He was right.
More than 3 decades on, the children, Mohd Zaharin bin Dato Dr Hj. Ramly and Siti Hayu bt Dato Dr Hj. Ramli, are now on board the company (both are Directors) with mom and dad still at the helm. Today the Ramly Group or Kumpulan Ramly has 10 subsidiaries and operates out of Taman Perindustrian IKS Mukim Batu, Kuala Lumpur which has reached full capacity. A new state of the art processing plant situated on 2.27 hectares in Pulau Indah, Klang is being completed and would be the largest in Southeast Asia according to Dato Ramly. It will be able to process 5 tonnes of raw materials per hour compared to the current one tonne per hour. Ramly Group exports its products to various Asian countries, including Thailand, Singapore, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
Kumpulan Ramly is not just producing beef patties now but has expanded to the production of Ramly Burger Chicken Burger Classic Oblong, Beef Burger Classic Oblong & Lamb Burger Classic Oblong Ramly’s Tempura Chicken Nugget Chicken Frankfurter & Beef Frankfurter Chicken Cocktail & Beef Cocktail Fried Chicken Alaskan Pollock Ramly Minced Chicken Burger Bun & Frankfurter Bun, for the local and international markets.
Ramly Halal Mart
On the retail side, there are currently 16 Ramly Halal Mart and 12 Ramly Halal Kiosk outlets. There are plans to aggressively increase the retail network.
- Vulcan Post. Faye Lee. How Ramly Burger grew into an empire that now benefits almost 30k Micro Entrepreneurs. https://vulcanpost.com/722927/ramly-burger-malaysia-founder-history/#:~:text=Introducing%20Malaysian%20Palates%20To%20Western%20Food&text=Ramly%20and%20his%20wife%2C%20Shala,from%20their%20home%20in%201978.&text=%E2%80%9CThe%20idea%20came%20from%20when,was%20made%20by%20a%20bumiputera.%E2%80%9D
- Ramly. Company. https://www.ramly.com.my/about/
- The Malay Mail. 20 January 2020. Ramly Food eyes 20pc revenue growth this year. https://www.malaymail.com/news/money/2020/01/20/ramly-food-eyes-20pc-revenue-growth-this-year/1829855
- The Malay Mail. 27 December 2020. Soo Wern Jun. All our imported ingredients are certified halal by Jakim, Ramly says amid ‘meat cartel’ scandal. https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2020/12/27/all-our-imported-ingredients-are-certified-halal-by-jakim-ramly-says-amid-m/1935315