Our
Company

Khong Guan Limited encapsulates a thriving trading and distribution business in Malaysia dealing in FMCG products and food ingredients via its subsidiary holdings in Tong Guan Food Products Sdn Bhd and Swee Hin Chan Company Sdn Bhd, as well as in its equity held associate in United Malayan Flour (1996) Sdn Bhd, a diversified group dealing in wheat flour, oatmeal, pulses, cooking oils, cereals and other investments.

Today, Khong Guan Limited has:-

  • A diversified portfolio of products exported to over 30 countries worldwide.
  • An established sales network spanning across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Brunei for its wheat flour products.
  • Products such as oatmeal and mixed cereals that fill up the shelves of families across half the globe.
  • An established FMCG distribution network in Sabah, and is a market leader in the sales and distribution of food ingredients across Malaysia.

In Singapore, Khong Guan Limited continues to supply good quality wheat flour from its associate wheat flour mill in Penang, Malaysia, to local food manufacturers and bakeries.

Leadership
Directors

 

Chew Soo Lin

Mr Chew, who is an executive director, was appointed Chairman in August 2007.

Mr Chew qualified as a Chartered Accountant in November 1971 and worked for international accounting firms till 1978, when he joined the Khong Guan Group of Companies, assuming responsibilities in general and financial management.

Mr Chew is an independent director of Asia-Pacific Strategic Investments Ltd, Duty Free International Limited and MTQ Corporation Limited.

Chew Soo Eng

Mr Chew, who is an executive director, was appointed as Managing Director in January 2007.

Mr Chew graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from University of Western Australia in 1969. Currently Mr Chew is in charge of the Group’s overall business operations. He is also director of several companies within the Khong Guan Group of Companies and the Managing Director of United Malayan Flour (1996) Sdn Bhd, an associated company.

Tay Kwang Lip Willie

Mr Willie Tay was appointed as Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees and a member of the Nominating Committee in January 2014.

He is the Managing Director of a certified public accounting corporation and is responsible for the running, managing and developing the assurance, advisory and consultancy business of the corporation.

Mr Tay is a Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Singapore Institute of Directors and CPA Australia.

Chew Kian Boon Daniel

Mr Daniel Chew was appointed as an executive director in February 2016.

Mr Daniel Chew has more than 20 years of experience in flour milling operations. His present assignment includes group’s procurement of raw materials, shipping freights and logistics for production planning. He currently holds a senior managerial position in United Malayan Flour (1996) Sdn Bhd.

Mr Chew graduated with a business studies degree from University of Hull, UK in 1998.

Yeo Jih-Shian

Mr Yeo was appointed as a Non-Executive and Independent Director in February 2018. He is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Mr Yeo has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer qualified in New York and Singapore and has been named as a Leading Lawyer by Chambers Global and IFLR. He was previously a Principal at the Singapore member office of a global law firm and led on many international capital markets transactions in the Asia Pacific region. Mr Yeo graduated in 1992 from the University of Oxford.

Mr Yeo also serves on the board of HCSA Community Services, a charity with Institute of Public Character status.

Tan Tiong Huat Alex

Mr Tan was appointed as a Non-Executive and Independent Director on 1 April 2019.

 

Mr Tan holds an MBA degree from Nanyang Technological University and Bachelor of Science (Honours) from National University of Singapore. He has been a corporate finance professional since 1994. He has successfully completed numerous initial public offerings and reverse take-overs on the Catalist and Main Board of SGX. He also advises Catalist-listed companies on compliance with SGX-Catalist Rules. Mr Tan was previously CEO of Canaccord Genuity Singapore Pte Ltd (legacy Collins Steward Pte Limited) between February 2008 to April 2016. He is currently the CEO of ZICO Capital Pte Ltd, a position he held since 2016.

Hew Moh Yung

Mr Hew was appointed as a Non-Executive and Independent Director on 25 February 2020.

Mr Hew has over 30 years of international management experience in the FMCG industry leading large global companies based in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam and Hong Kong. He was Head of Country Management and Vice President of a leading Swiss conglomerate during his 13 year tenure in Hong Kong responsible for Greater China, South Korea and was a Board member of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Mr Hew graduated from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Hew is currently the Chairman of Eu Yan Sang Hong Kong Ltd, and Independent Director of Eu Yan Sang China Ltd and Kim Hin Joo (Malaysia) Berhad.

 

Our Vision
To ensure timely supply of good quality
products and provide good services that meet
the demand and expectation of our customers.

Our Mission

01

To be a leading and reputable market leader in respect of edible and non-edible products which are under our exclusive distributorship.

02

To hold a significant stake as strategic partners in our core business as wheat and oats millers as well as distributors to reap a satisfactory return on our investment.

03

To develop and own good quality industrial properties for investment to enhance the shareholders’ value and to ensure a steady flow of rental income.

 

Our Value
To win the trust of our suppliers,
customers and consumers by enhancing
the value of co-operation among us.

Milestones

Singapore
Khong Guan Limited
  • 1960 Khong Guan Flour Milling Pte Ltd was first incorporated as a wheat flour mill in Singapore.
  • 1969 The company was officially listed on the Stock Exchange of Singapore.

    The company subsequently added a corn milling plant to process corn grits mainly for the brewery industry, in compendium with its wheat flour milling operations.
  • 1990 The company ceased its wheat flour and corn milling operations to make way for the development of its factory site at Tanjong Rhu into a modern condominium housing, Casuarina Cove, under a joint-venture where the company had a substantial stake.

    The company established its second overseas wheat flour mill by partnering with Chinese authorities in Henan Province, in Central China for wheat flour milling, edible oil production and other related products. The company ceased to be a shareholder in 2014 after the changes in equity structure. The China operations were subsequently sold off to a local food manufacturer in 2014.
  • 2003 Khong Guan Flour Milling Ltd acquired the following stakes in what is currently its subsidiaries and equity held associates in Malaysia:
    (i) Acquisition of a 89.82% stake in Swee Hin Chan Sdn Bhd.
    (ii) Acquisition of an initial 70% stake in Tong Guan Food Products Sdn Bhd, which was raised to 84.31% in 2012.
    (iii) Acquisition of a 60% stake in Tau Meng Investments Pte Ltd, which in 2007 was raised to a 100% wholly owned subsidiary, representing a which is a 30% stake holder in United Malayan Flour (1996) Sdn Bhd.
    (iv) Purchased the property at 2 Mactaggart Road office building.
Malaysia
United Malayan Flour (1996) Sdn Bhd
  • 1961 United Malayan Flour Sdn. Bhd. was incorporated as a wheat flour miller in Penang, Malaysia.
  • 1965 The company subsequently acquired a 78% stake in Federal Oats Mills Sdn Bhd, which processes oats, dhall, edible oils, and food ingredients.
  • 1968 The company was listed on the Bursa Malaysia as United Malayan Flour Mill Bhd.
  • 1996 A restructuring exercise involving all equity interests and business assets including plant and machinery were transferred to the delisted entity renamed United Malayan Flour (1996) Sdn Bhd.
Swee Hin Chan Sdn Bhd
  • 1953 Swee Hin Chan Company Sdn Bhd commenced operations in Penang, Malaysia, dealing in the importing and trading of wheat flour products.
  • 1970s -
    Present
    The company handles a significant proportion of the distribution of wheat flour produced by United Malayan Flour (1996) Sdn Bhd, as well as the distribution of an array of starches to its customers in Malaysia and Singapore. Swee Hin Chan is today, one of the leading starch importers in Malaysia.
Tong Guan Food Products Sdn Bhd
  • 1973 Tong Guan Food Products Sdn Bhd commenced operations in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, dealing in the distribution of biscuits and flour in East Malaysia.
  • 1980s -
    Present
    The company currently continues to distribute biscuits and flour, but has also expanded its product reach to include the distribution of many established FMCG brands in East Malaysia.