SHAH ALAM, 5 October 2017 – UMW Holdings Berhad, one of the nation’s leading conglomerates, is proudly celebrating its centenary this year. The momentous milestone celebrations commenced with a one-day carnival for its employees at Dataran UMW in Shah Alam today.
The employee carnival featured various games, free health screening, a blood donation drive as well as celebrity appearances. Following this, the Group will be organising a range of activities to honour and commemorate other stakeholders for their strong support over the years.
The UMW Group started operations as United Motor Works, an automotive repair shop in Orchard Road, Singapore in 1917. Subsequently, long-standing strategic alliances with leading global enterprises have underpinned UMW Group’s position as a pioneer and leader in its core businesses. Today, the UMW Group is a major industrial conglomerate with diverse and global interests in the automotive, equipment and manufacturing & engineering sectors. It currently operates in eleven countries and has over 10,000 employees.
The Group is ushering in its 100th year poised for an exciting phase of sustainable growth. UMW’s landmark venture into the aerospace industry is progressing well with the first delivery of fan case for Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 aero engine expected this month. In addition, construction of a new state-of-the-art automotive plant by UMW Toyota Motor in Bukit Raja, Klang is underway and scheduled for operations in early 2019. The Group also recently announced a new joint venture with Komatsu (Japan) to strengthen and grow the market penetration of Komatsu products in Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea. All three developments are fresh catalytic opportunities that will provide a strong platform for future expansion and value creation.
“The long sweep of UMW’s 100-year history has always been defined by forward motion – achieved through the resilience of our employees, the staunch support of our stakeholders and a constant, ceaseless broadening of our horizons. This is the legacy that we honour and live up to as we relentlessly explore new growth opportunities. We are immensely proud that UMW has turned the page on its first century of operations; and we will continue to work closely with our stakeholders to propel the Group to even greater heights over the next 100 years to come. We also would like to thank our shareholders, Government, business partners and customers for all the cooperation and trust given to UMW,” said Badrul Feisal bin Abdul Rahim, President & Group CEO of UMW Holdings Berhad.