Way back in 1970, one man’s vision and a couple of tugboats started it all…

  • 1970

    Mr 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.
  • 1980

    Saw the business growing to acquire more tugboats; now encompassing the East Malaysia market.
  • 1985

    The Group had become active players in the Indonesian and Thai maritime market.
  • 1997

    A 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.
  • 2000

    The 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.
  • 2003

    On 12 June 2003, our Company’s name was changed to KBH Capital Sdn Bhd.
  • 2012

    It was further changed to KBH Marine Industry Sdn Bhd effective from 27 April 2012.