Our Group’s history can be traced back to 1988 when the founder of our Group, Mr. Low Kim Hock, incorporated of Hock Heng Granite Sdn Bhd on 27 February 1988 to commence the manufacturing of dimension stones and related products. Our founder, Mr. Low had gained early exposure in the dimension stones industry through his involvement in his family-owned business which specialised in the manufacturing, polishing and engraving of monuments since the age of eighteen (18). Over the past twenty two (22) years, we have expanded our operations and transformed into an integrated dimension stones processor.
By 1990, our Group had installed and set up a bridge cutter, a polishing line, and a block cutter line to become a fully equipped dimension stones processor. In 1994, Hock Heng Granite & Marble Sdn Bhd (presently known as Hock Heng Marketing (Southern Region) Sdn Bhd) was incorporated with the main purpose of supplying stone building materials to end-consumers. In 1997, our Group managed to secure a major contract to supply dimension stones for the external infrastructure, water feature and landscaping of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (“KLCC”) project which marked the beginning of our Group’s expansion into the project-based segment.
In 2001, our Group achieved another milestone in our business where our Group managed to secure a project for the supply and installation of granites and marbles for the carving panels on the door architrave in the Prime Minister’s office in Putrajaya, In the same year, our Group also incorporated PMK Construction & Design Sdn Bhd to strengthen and expand our business in the monuments and other related products market.
In view of the growing revenue contribution from the project-based segment, our Group had in 2003, incorporated Hock Heng Marketing (KL) Sdn Bhd to handle our project-based business and coordinate our Group’s projects. Subsequently n 2004, Hock Heng Granite & Marbles Sdn Bhd was renamed as Hock Heng Marketing (Southern Region) Sdn Bhd to focus on our Group’s marketing activities in the Southern Region of Peninsular Malaysia. In an effort to capture the market in the East Coast Region of Peninsular Malaysia, we incorporated Hock Heng Stone (East Coast) Sdn Bhd in 2005.
Our Group has dedicated much effort in the process improvement in order to enhance and refine our processing methods on dimension stones to achieve optimum production and quality. Our emphasis on product quality assurance was recognised when Hock Heng Granite Sdn Bhd and PMK Construction & Design Sdn Bhd had respectively received the ISO 9001:2000 accreditation in 2006 for the manufacturing of granite and marble-related products, and monuments. Presently, the production capacity per annum of our factory in Melaka are approximately 45,000 square meters for granites slabs and approximately 240,000 square meters for marble slabs, which may be further increased should the need arises.