The Kuala Lumpur Rubber Company, Limited (KLR) was founded in London to oversee 600 ha. plantations (rubber and coffee) in Malaya (now Malaysia).
The Group started to plant oil palm in Fraser Estate.
1st October 1973: Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) was incorporated in Malaysia and listed publicly on Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and London Stock Exchanges.
The late Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lee Loy Seng
KLK’s Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lee Oi Hian invested in resource-based downstream manufacturing with the opening of its first oleochemical plant, Palm-Oleo in Rawang.
The birth of KLK OLEO.
Investing in Davos Life Science Ptd Ltd in Singapore, manufacturer of phytonutrient from palm fruits.
Launching of corporate brand “KLK OLEO”, assembling all oleochemical operations under ONE IDENTITY.
Expansion of KLK OLEO’s footprint in Europe through the acquisition of Croda Emmerich, Germany (renamed as KLK Emmerich).
Relocation of Davos Life Science’s operation at Singapore to Westport, Malaysia, and with expansion of production capacity.
Acquisition of TensaChem (renamed as KLK TensaChem), manufacturer of sulph(on)ates in Belgium to complement the downstream business of European operations.