A pioneer in the galvanizing industry with more than 35 years of history, YKGI Holdings Berhad has firmly established itself as a leader in the manufacturing, trading and servicing of steel materials
The company was incorporated in 1977 in Kuching, Sarawak and became Yung Kong Galvanising Industries Bhd or YKGI in 1979. In 1983, YKGI has signed joint venture agreement with Marubeni Corporation, Japan. YKGI was listed on the Second Board of Bursa Malaysia in 1997 and subsequently transferred to the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia in 2003.
In the new millennium, YKGI continued to expand its horizons, by setting up manufacturing plants in Klang in West Malaysia and has since became a leading integrated flat steel sheet manufacturer in the country producing various types of steel materials including Hot Rolled Pickled and Oiled Coils, Cold Rolled Coils, Galvanized Coils and Colour Coated Coils.
Operating from both Kuching and Klang, the group has a capital investment of RM 480 million and a workforce of close to 600 employees. Its subsidiaries, under the Star Shine Group with a capital investment of RM 100 million, is responsible for the trading, servicing and manufacturing of value-added flat and long steel products to meet the specific demands of the building and construction and manufacturing industries.
In 2004, YKGI was awarded SMI Recognition Award Series 2004 in Category of SMI-AIA Achievers’ Award, and the following year, it won Business of the Year 2004 in Category of Excellent Company.
YKGI spread its wings and established its partnerships with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp in 2010.
The corporation continues to grow and in the second quarter of 2013, YKGI commenced a new “Continuous Colour Coating Line” costing RM30 million at its Klang factory.
Yung Kong Galvanising Industries Berhad has changed to YKGI Holdings Berhad with effect from 17 May 2013. With a strong and reliable track record, the YKGI Group is well positioned to continue to deliver excellent solutions to its customers and stay in the forefront of this fast-evolving industry.