AT the SOBA 2021 Gala Evening, the winners of the Star Excellent Enterprise Awards (SOBA) 2021 have been acknowledged because the cream of the native non-listed enterprise neighborhood.
The nation’s most interesting non-listed corporations demonstrated their mettle by being named a SOBA winner, one other achievement to be happy with.
Apart from receiving the distinctive SOBA trophies, profitable on the SOBA 2021 Gala Evening meant they joined the ranks of profitable SOBA alumni, a few of whom have grown by leaps and bounds since profitable their excellent recognition of enterprise success and development.
Since its begin in 2010, SOBA has acknowledged greater than 300 meritorious native non-listed companies who’ve excelled of their fields.
Gracing the Gala Evening was visitor of honour, Minister within the Prime Minister’s Division (Financial system) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, alongside Star Media Group Bhd (SMG) group chief government officer Alex Yeow, RHB Financial institution Bhd group chief advertising and marketing officer Abdul Sani Abdul Murad, PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd group chief government and managing director Datuk Seri Dr Michael Tio, Credit score Assure Corp Malaysia Bhd (CGC) president and CEO Datuk Mohd Zamree Mohd Ishak, Malaysia Exterior Commerce Growth Corp (Matrade) deputy CEO (exporters growth) Abu Bakar Yusof and Maxis Enterprise head of SME Kevin Lee. Among the many winners have been Christina Tee Kim Chin, the founder and CEO of Cape EMS Manufacturing (M) Sdn Bhd, who gained the Meritorious Achievement below the Feminine Entrepreneur of the Yr class (above RM25mil annual turnover).
Cape EMS is a Johor-based supplier of digital manufacturing providers (EMS) and precision machining providers.
“I’m very proud to obtain this award. I’ve been on this (enterprise) line for the previous 35 years.
“Our merchandise are 100% exported, primarily for the US market, and shoppers embrace Mimosa (know-how chief in wi-fi broadband options) and Eureka (vacuum cleaners),” mentioned Tee.
Relating to the enterprise outlook within the close to time period, she mentioned the EMS trade was seeing sturdy development and “we’re very fortunate to be on this trade.”
Tee added that the group’s enterprise philosophy revolves round its staff and stakeholders, as “solely individuals can create wonders.”
She identified that the group would proceed to enhance its environmental, social, and governance practices.
Tan Chee Jia from Syarikat Elektrik Siang Sdn Bhd (SESSB), however, gained the Par Excellence Achievement below the Younger Entrepreneur of the Yr class (above RM25mil annual turnover).
Arrange greater than 40 years in the past, SESSB has grown from a small dwelling electrical home equipment’ retail store in Nibong Tebal, Penang to 16 stores throughout the Northern area and Terengganu.
“I’m a second-generation entrepreneur and have been on this discipline for 13 years. We maintain pondering out of the field and now, all our shops have their very own Fb pages, which they handle themselves,” mentioned Tan.
He added that by end-2022, SESSB hopes to have expanded its community to 30 stores.
“We’re already new places in Terengganu.
“We additionally nurture younger individuals to be entrepreneurs; so we now have coaching applications for our workers to prosper additional of their careers,” mentioned Tan.
Natasha Mah, chief of development of Extensive Tropism Buying and selling Sdn Bhd, gained the Par Excellence Achievement below the Feminine Entrepreneur of the Yr class (as much as RM25mil annual turnover).
Extensive Tropism, which is predicated in Batu Caves, Selangor, is an importer and exporter of nuts, beans, seeds, raisins, dried condiments, spices, uncooked supplies, snacks and natural merchandise.
The corporate provides natural and pure retail merchandise to greater than 1,000 shops round Malaysia and is well-known for its natural model, Love Earth.
As well as, Extensive Tropism additionally supplies providers involving repackaging, unique gear manufacturing and model distribution for enterprise companions.
“We goal to coach individuals about wholesome consuming. Our imaginative and prescient and mission is we wish each dwelling to have our merchandise,” mentioned Mah.
She identified that with Love Earth, the corporate goals to supply the bottom price attainable and on the identical time, the very best quality for natural merchandise.
“Positively, our high quality comes first. We’ve a coverage of no pesticides and no preservatives,” mentioned Mah.
As a way to deal with shopper doubts in regards to the authenticity of natural merchandise, Mah mentioned the corporate has a “clear coverage the place its merchandise have identification traceability.”
“Meaning we will hint the place the merchandise come from – which provider, nation and the place it’s packed.
“We would like the product’s traceability, with a view to guarantee belief,” she mentioned.
Relating to the corporate’s near-term plans, Mah mentioned apart from additional enterprise growth in Malaysia, it was additionally abroad markets, particularly in Asia.
In the meantime, Datuk Dylan Chui Saig Herg from Delux Structural Works Sdn Bhd gained the Par Excellence Achievement below the Male Entrepreneur of the Yr class (as much as RM25mil annual turnover).
Chui is the founder and chairman of Delux Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd, which manufactures and supplies uniquely crafted trackless autogate system, aluminum folding gate, safety security doorways and roofing techniques.
The group, generally known as South-East Asia’s prime autogate producer, is predicated in Puchong, Selangor and invests extensively in analysis and growth.
Its merchandise adorn residences throughout Malaysia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Singapore, and Thailand.
“Buyer satisfaction is vital for us. We would like our merchandise to supply the proper options for our clients,” mentioned Chui on his enterprise philosophy.
As for challenges, he famous that being within the manufacturing trade, the group needed to “persevere by the Covid-19 associated motion restrictions” within the final two years.
Transferring forward, Chui mentioned the group is planning for the biggest showroom in Malaysia for its merchandise and targets to be listed on the ACE Market by 2025.
SOBA 2021 is organized by SMG with CGC, Maxis, PKT Logistics Group and RHB as principal sponsors and Matrade as official commerce promotion associate.
Supported by the Ministry of Worldwide Commerce and Business and Bursa Malaysia, it’s audited by BDO with 988 and Suria as official media companions.
The SOBA 2021 Gala Evening was held at One World Resort Petaling Jaya, with Carlsberg because the official beer sponsor.
For extra data on SOBA, name SMG Occasions at 017-231 1789 or go to www.soba.com.my.