Trust and partnership of over 40 years
In a customer appreciation lunch hosted by Ms Yvonne Chia, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Hong Leong Bank said“Hong Leong Bank takes pride in building long-term business relationships with our valued customers. We congratulate KKB Engineering Berhad’s successfultransfer to the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia.
“Our history with KKB Group started in the 1960s with its founder and chairman Dato Kho Kak Beng. The Bank was then known as Kwong Lee Bank in Kuching.Today, KKB remains as one of the valued customers of Hong Leong Bank and Hong Leong Assurance,” narrated Ms Chia.
Under the stewardship of Dato Kho, KKB Engineering ventured into Steel Fabrication, Hot-dip Galvanising, Civil Construction, LPG Cylinders Manufacturing,UPVC Roofing Sheets and Steel Pipes Manufacturing. Today, KKB’s impressive list of customers includes multinationals like Shell, BP, Petronas and many GLCswith substantial contract based business. The transfer of listing of KKB Engineering Berhad from Second Board to Main Board on 21/6/07 further enhances itscredibility to investors, raising customers, suppliers & financiers’ confidence. Recently, KKB also celebrated its 45th year anniversary attended bystate dignitaries.
Dato Kho who started this 100% family-owned company, had the foresight to list KKB in the early 90s. The company has since remained a formidable player inthe market. His quest for excellence has led to many other achievements like the ISO 9001 certification by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance of the UnitedKingdom (LRQA).
Since the early years, Hong Leong Bank recognized KKB's growth potential and hence persevered to support it. We hope that our celebration today furtherstrengthens our relationship that is based on mutual respect and benefits,” added Mr Kua Wei Jin, COO of Wholesale Banking.
In reaching out to its customers, Hong Leong Bank continues to strive for service excellence in providing banking convenience. Its newly transformedstrategic business division under Wholesale Banking comprises three main business units - Corporate & Commercial (including Trade Services &Correspondent Banking), HL Markets (Treasury) and Debt Capital Markets. Wholesale Banking aims to become a total financial solutions provider, offeringinnovative, customized products and value-added services to its corporate and commercial customers.
For more information, please visit any of Hong Leong Bank’s 17 Wholesale Banking Business Centers strategically located to assist you or call Corporate& Commercial, Wholesale Banking, Hong Leong Bank at 03- 2169 2719.
Press Release - 03/09/2007