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Lafarge Malaysia Berhad: Milestones 1950 - Present

 

1950
Incorporation of Malayan Cement Berhad (now known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Bhd) as a subsidiary of Blue Circle Industries PLC, United Kingdom.

 

1953
Establishment of Rawang Works, Malaysia's first cement plant. (Rawang Kiln No. 1 - 110,000 tonnes per annum).

 

1958
Commissioning of Rawang Kiln No. 2 (190,000 tonnes per annum).

 

1961
Malayan Cement Berhad was listed in the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Berhad on 17 March 1961.

 

1964
Opening of Kanthan Works by Pan Malaysia Cement Works Bhd (PMCW).

 

1965
Commissioning of Kanthan Kiln No. 2 (190,000 tonnes per annum). Opening of a grinding plant in Singapore by Pan Malaysia Cement Works Singapore (PMCWS).

 

1967
Merger of cement operations with PMCW and the formation of Associated Pan Malaysia Cement Sdn Bhd (APMC). Also acquired 50% stake in PMCWS.

 

1980
Commissioning of Rawang Kiln No. 3 (1,200,000 tonnes per annum). Incorporation of Supermix Concrete Pte Ltd (SPMS).

 

1983
Incorporation of Supermix Concrete (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (SPMM).

 

1984
Kedah Cement Sdn Bhd (now known as Lafarge Cement Sdn Bhd) commissioned Langkawi Works.

 

1985
Commissioning of Kanthan Kiln No. 3 (800,000 tonnes per annum).

 

1989
The company launches its first differentiated bulk product, Mascrete.

 

1992-1993
Uprating of Rawang kiln No.3 and Kanthan Kiln No.3 to 1.5 and 1.0 million tonnes per annum respectively.

 

1995
Rawang Works becomes the first location within the Group and the first cement plant in Malaysia to be awarded the ISO 9002 (now changed to ISO 9001:2000) certification.  Kanthan Plant received the same certification about three months later.

 

1997
Southern Cement Industries Sdn Bhd (SCI) commissioned its grinding plant with a rated capacity of 770,000 tonnes per annum in Pasir Gudang, Johor. Commissioning of Bulk Import Terminal with silo capacity of 55,000 tonnes in Jurong Port, Singapore to replace PMCWS grinding facility.

 

Launching of the company's Schools Project, which provides Bursaries and Excellence Awards to students from schools in the vicinity of our plants in Rawang, Kanthan, Langkawi and Pasir Gudang.

 

1998
Commissioning of Kanthan Kiln No. 4 (1,800,000 tonnes per annum) Acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in APMC.

 

Rawang and Kanthan Works were awarded the ISO 14001 certification, making us the first cement company in Malaysia to achieve this certification.

 

1999
Acquisition of Kedah Cement and merger between APMC and Kedah Cement.


2000
Opening of a dry-mix cementitious product plant in Tuas, Singapore.

 

We become the first cement company to be awarded the OHSAS 18001 certification when Rawang Works receives the certification on 8 December 2000 closely followed by Kanthan Works on 15 December 2000.

 

2001
Becoming part of Lafarge Group following Lafarge's acquisition of Blue Circle. SPMM acquired Pengkalan Concrete and spread its wings to East Malaysia.

 

The company celebrated the launch of the first fly ash bag cement, Phoenix.

 

Malayan Cement won the Corporate Awards 2001, Sectorial Award, Main Board - Industrial Products awarded by the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.

 

2002
Malayan Cement launched a new corporate identity which reflects its membership in the Lafarge Group.

 

Malayan Cement was awarded the Corporate Awards 2002, Merit Award, Main Board - Industrial Products, Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.


2003
Company name officially changed from Malayan Cement Berhad to Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad to better reflect its corporate identity as a member of the Lafarge Group.

 

Lafarge Malayan Cement was recognised as Leader - Construction Sector by Malaysia 1000, Malaysia's top corporate directory.

 

2005
We secured a long-term contract with Tanjung Bin power plant for the exclusive supply of all their fly ash production.

 

Launch of the Logistics Safety Conference with the objective of increasing awareness on road safety amongst the company's transporters and drivers towards achieving zero accident in loading and transportation.

 

Launch of the Lafarge Young Engineers Programme where fresh graduates from local universities are recruited and enrolled annually in a cement professional development programme to nurture them into skilled engineers.

 

2006
Launch of a new differentiated bulk product, Mascrete Pro.

 

Opening of the residential housing area, Desa Kuala Garing, built and contributed by Lafarge Malayan Cement to relocate 124 squatters in Rawang and allow the diversion of Sungai Rawang in order to curb flood problems which had affected the safety of the squatters as well as the company's quarry.

 

Launch of the Industrial Safety Conference to instil greater safety awareness amongst the company's contractors to work towards achieving zero accident at Lafarge Malayan Cement. 

 

Group revenue in 2006 exceeds the RM2 billion milestone for the first time in the company's history.

 

Lafarge's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project of substituting alternative fuel (biomass: palm kernel shells) for fossil fuels is registered with the CDM Executive Board.

 

Rawang, Kanthan, Langkawi and Pasir Gudang Works are now known as Rawang, Kanthan, Langkawi and Pasir Gudang Plants.

 

2007
A record annual production of 3 million tonnes of clinker by Kanthan Plant.  Pasir Gudang Plants launched its first Pulverised Fly Ash (PFA) blended cement.

 

2008
Pasir Gudang Plant won 1st placing, Lafarge Performance & Excellence Awards, for achieving Best Time Without Loss Time Injury (LTI), Grinding Station (employees & contractors) since April 2001.

 

Lafarge Malayan Cement was honoured with the Industry Excellence Award (Construction) and Merdeka Corporate Award by Malaysia 1000, Malaysia's top corporate directory.

 

Lafarge Malayan Cement was selected as one of the top five public-listed companies in Malaysia for the Workplace and Marketplace Awards for demonstrating outstanding Corporate Responsibility practices by StarBiz-ICR Malaysia Corporate Responsibility.

 

Launch June as Safety Month, culminating with Industrial Safety Conference and Logistics Safety Conference.

 

2009
Achieves Group revenue of RM2.483 billion in 2009 for the first time in the company's history.

 

Lafarge Malayan Cement was selected as one of the twenty finalists (Marketplace dimension)  in the StarBiz-ICR Malaysia Corporate Responsibility Awards. The award focuses on how well companies demonstrate their understanding of Corporate Responsibility throughout the business operations.

 

2010
Lafarge Malayan Cement is the first cement company in Malaysia to have two cement products awarded the Singapore Green Label certification by the Singapore Environment Council in March.  The two cement products are Mascrete LH and Phoenix which are manufactured using pulverized fuel ash (PFA), a by-product of coal fired power stations.

 

Lafarge Malayan Cement was honoured with "Technology Innovation Award for Sustainable Production of Cement" by Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence Awards on 9 June, for demonstrating its firm commitment to a continuous focus on reducing the dependency on finite resources and resolving to reduce the impact of climate change and overall ecological footprint.

 

Lafarge Malayan Cement was placed 11th for Best Corporate Governance company in Malaysia by Finance Asia, a Hong Kong-based publication reporting on Asia's financial and capital markets.  

 

Lafarge Malayan Cement was honoured with a plaque by StarBiz ICR Malaysia Corporate Responsibility for being one of the finalists in the segment above RM1 billion market capitalisation.  This Award recognises and honours companies that demonstrated its understanding of Corporate Responsibility practices in Marketplace, Workplace, Environment and Community and integrates responsible practices throughout its business operations.

 

2011

Lafarge Malayan Cement receives the Singapore Green Building Product certification for Mascrete LH cement and Phoenix cement by the Singapore Green Building Council.  We are the first Malaysian cement company to win these double-certifications, that is Singapore Green Label certification by the Singapore Environment Council and Singapore Green Building Product certification by the Singapore Green Building Council.

 

Awarded an Innovative Award for Sustainable Production of Building Materials by the Malaysian French Chamber of Commerce & Industry on 24 June 2011.

 

Lafarge Malayan Cement was recognised as a sustainable development leader and was presented the "Enterprise Governance Award 2011 for Green Initiative" by The Malaysian Business and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Malaysia on 27 September 2011.

 

Lafarge Malayan Cement was awarded the SIRIM Eco-Label  for Phoenix and Mascrete LH on 21 November 2011.

 

2012 

Reorganisation of business towards "One Lafarge" approach through alignment of Cement, Concrete and Aggregates businesses with effect from 1 April 2012.

 

Lafarge's concrete product, Hydromedia, was awarded "Best New Product (Building Material-Concrete)" by Greenbuild Asia 2012 in March 2012.

 

2013

At the 2nd Malaysia Eco Building & Design Exhibition held from 26-28 March 2013, Lafarge was awarded the New Eco Product Award 2013 for Hydromedia. 

 

Our company name was officially changed from Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad to Lafarge Malaysia Berhad on 27 May 2013 to better reflect the corporate identity and branding as a member of the Lafarge Group of Companies and the alignment of its cement, concrete and aggregates businesses.

 

Lafarge Malaysia celebrates its 60th year anniversary and launches its new corporate brand positioning "Building better cities" at Rawang Plant on 6 July 2013.

 

Lafarge Malaysia and the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) launches the inaugural PAM-Lafarge Architecture Student Competition on 26 September 2013.  

 

Lafarge Malaysia and The Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 27 November 2013 to develop a pipeline of trained and skilled construction personnel, which will ultimately elevate the construction standards in Malaysia.

 

On 27 November 2013, Lafarge Malaysia launches 3 innovative products: Mascrete Eco - an advanced eco-friendly cement; Hydromedia - the fast-draining concrete pavement solution and Harimau - a high-early strength cement that offers superior productivity and greater efficiency for pre-casting requirements.

 

In December 2013, Lafarge Malaysia begins the construction of the Construction Development Laboratory.

 

2014

On 10 March 2014, Lafarge Malaysia launches the state-of-the-art environmentally friendly ready-mixed concrete batching plant in Chan Sow Lin, Kuala Lumpur which cost about RM20million.

 

Demonstrating its commitment to Building Better Cities, Lafarge Malaysia opens its first Construction Development Lab in South East Asia and Malaysia and 6th in the world on 23 June 2014.

 

 

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