On 30th of December, Ann Yak Siong Hardware (AYSH) was incorporated as a humble steel and hardware trading company with just a mere 3 employees and a 2,000 sq foot lease land in Jalan Kapar, Klang.
After the first Atap-House office was unfortunately burnt down, AYSH survived through hardship and moved to a 20,000 sq foot warehouse. As the business expands, AYSH raised enough capital to acquire a piece of 2 acres land in Bukit Raja, Klang to construct the new modern company headquarters.
Our founder, Mr Oh Chiew Ho saw the golden opportunity following the strong economic development, established AYS Marketing Sdn Bhd to expand its business focus and direction to venture into trading and marketing of building and construction materials.
As part of its business strategy, AYSH diversifies into manufacturing business. AYS Metal and Engineering Sdn Bhd was established and the business ventured into the manufacturing and supplying of steel panels and components for sectional tanks.
We noticed our warehouse space was insufficient and decided to return to Jalan Kapar. AYSH then acquired a plot of 6 acres land to build a bigger warehouse. In the same year, CH Yodoform and AYS Wire was established, for the production of cold-rolled purlins and steel wires.
AYS Metal and Engineering Sdn Bhd was awarded the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.
CHY obtained the Factory Production Control (“FPC”) Certificate from the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (“BCA”) for the sale of purlins to Singapore.
Following the rapid expansion of the business, the Jalan Kapar warehouse has grown significantly with a total land area of more than 12 acres. The headquarters has also been relocated to the present site with a new fully renovated four-story office building housing over 200 employees.
In the same year, the company achieved an incredible milestone going public. AYS Ventures Berhad was incorporated and listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, trading as AYS (5021).
With the new business strategy to become the leading steel distributor in the region, AYS shifts its focus into the exporting business. AYS then acquires Infinity FZ Sdn Bhd, renaming it AYS FZ Sdn Bhd and begins its operation of warehousing and storage facility in the Port Klang Free Zone.
In the same year, AYS forms a Joint Venture with Kondo Steel, Okaya Japan and Okaya Malaysia to venture into Building Information Modelling, establishing AOK Engineering Services Sdn Bhd.
AYSH, AYSM, AYSMPE & CHY obtained the certificate of:
- ISO 9001:2015
- ISO 14001:2015
- OHSAS 18001:2017
AYS acquired a 51% stake in leading Singaporean steel distributor, Steelaris Pte. Ltd. to further expand on the export business as a strategy of being the leading regional steel distributor.