Menara UMW,

Jalan Puncak, Off Jalan P Ramlee,

50250 Kuala Lumpur


Tel : +603 2025 2025 (main)

Fax: +603 2025 2026 (general)





A Story About UMW


In 1917, a talented and forward-thinking young man with skills in auto-mechanics set up a spare parts repair shop which he named United Motor Works in Singapore’s well-known Orchard Road.

What began as a small, entrepreneurial family business quickly bloomed under Chia Yee Soh’s hands and became the go-to place for auto repairs. His skill as a foreman was paired with an eye for business and opportunities, which led to him obtaining the distributorship of automotive parts for General Motors, a giant in the automotive industry in America. In 1927, as his business continued to thrive, it became necessary for Chia Yee Soh to consolidate the business and establish it under the name United Motor Works Pte Ltd, a predecessor of the Group you see today.

Now, UMW Holdings Berhad is one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Malaysia. As one of the leading industry players in the Automotive, Equipment, and Manufacturing & Engineering sectors, we are a public-listed organisation with a reach that extends to Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, China and India.

Our journey towards a sustainable future comes hand in hand with the practice of inspiring vibrant ideas, through nurturing untapped potential, via rewarding partnerships and by maintaining a high level of quality across all our chosen industries.