Way back in 1970, one man’s vision and a couple of tugboats started it all…
1970Mr Koay Boon Hean observed and acted upon the niche in the marine service industry in Penang, Malaysia, founding the original Syarikat Soon Hock Trading with two tugboats.
1980Saw the business growing to acquire more tugboats; now encompassing the East Malaysia market.
1985The Group had become active players in the Indonesian and Thai maritime market.
1997A decade later, having gained the trust of many strategic local and global partners, the Group steamed ahead full-swing, networking internationally and scaling record high revenues.
2000The Group had achieved tremendous growth in bottom-line and continue to acquire marine tankers and new vessels in keeping with the market demand. Our Company was incorporated in Malaysia under the Act as a private limited company on 14 March 2000 under the name Lingkaran Cerah Sdn Bhd.
2003On 12 June 2003, our Company’s name was changed to KBH Capital Sdn Bhd.
2012It was further changed to KBH Marine Industry Sdn Bhd effective from 27 April 2012.