The founding Chairman, the late Mr. Chng Gim Cheng, first formed Sumber Trading Co. in 1968 as a trading arm to procure and provide financial facilities to associates and joint venture partners in Indonesia, from distributing food and hygiene items, and industrial products from Americas, China, Europe, Japan and Taiwan. Then Sumber Group focused mainly in trading activities, who are also ship owners, in Indonesia.
Sumber Group through one of the JV formed in 1976 in Indonesia distributed Hitachi brand electric power tools and industrial equipment and components in Indonesia.
Following in 1978, Sumber Co Sdn Bhd, and Sumber Co Pte Ltd (both formerly known as Sumber Engineering), in Malaysia and Singapore, were established to undertake the marketing and distribution of Hitachi brand industrial equipment and components in the two countries.
Sumber Group of Companies in Malaysia, including subsidiary Sumber Engineering Trading (M) Sdn Bhd relocated into the current premise in 1996 after Sumber Co Sdn Bhd developed the building complex known as One@USJ Centre in Subang Jaya Selangor, to own and invest, and to house our operations and catering for future expansion.
In Malaysia, trading activities officially assumed by Sumber Engineering Trading (M) Sdn Bhd.
The Singapore distribution business with Hitachi industrial equipment and components were sold back to Hitachi Asia Ltd Singapore in 2004 as Hitachi Industrial Equipment Ltd of Japan wished to be more hands on with the marketing of their own products in the local markets. In the following years Hitachi also entered the market of Malaysia which ended the partnership in Malaysia.
Sumber Co Pte Ltd developed a 7-storey building in Singapore known as One@Redhill Centre, completed in 2013.
We are proud to introduce OneSolution for Plant and Facility including One.ki® Compressed Air Solutions (In-house Brand) and carrying other brands at the same time.
Haier is ranked No.1 Global Major Appliance Brand for 12 consecutive years (Source: Euromonitor 2021). Sumber Co Pte Ltd has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Haier Air-Conditioners (Residential) in Singapore.