HK Kitaran Sdn. Bhd.
Lot 2945 (Plot A2), Jalan Sungai Baong, Kawasan Perindustrian Perabot Sungai Baong, MK 5, 13700 Pulau Pinang
☎: No. A001, Jalan Sungai Baong, Kawasan Perkampungan Perabut Sungai Baong, 14200 Sungai Bakap, Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Tel : +604-5820475 Fax : +604-5820451
|HK Kitaran to manufacture oil palm EFB fibre with oil palm EFB supply from its surrounding oil palm plantations and palm oil mills in Seberang Perai Selata|
|HK Kitaran Sdn. Bhd. was founded in Heng Huat Group Of Companies Heng Huat Resources Group Berhad Heng Huat Industries Holdings Sdn Bhd HK Fibre Sdn Bhd HK Kitaran Sdn Bhd HK Palm Fibre Manuf|
|HENG HUAT was incorporated in Malaysia under the Act on 25 November 2011 as a private limited company under the name of Heng Huat Resources Group Sdn Bhd. We were subsequently converted into a public limited company and assumed our present name on 18 June 2012 to facilitate our listing on the ACE Market.
We are principally involved in the manufacturer, trading of biomass material and value-added products focusing on oil palm EFB fibre, coconut fibre and value-added products. We are also a
XMAOlogohk-kitaranmanufacturer and distributor of our own brands of mattress and bedding accessories.
Biomass Materials Manufacturing
Our Group’s biomass materials manufacturing operations are carried out by our subsidiaries namely, HK Fibre, HK Kitaran and HK Palm Fibre.
We treat and process coconut husks and EFBs utilising our proprietary production process to produce large quantities of high quality fibres at a competitive price. We exert stringent quality controls over our production processes and this enabled us to produce quality coconut and oil palm fibres which are not only long, clean and fine, but also with great uniformity and low oil content. As a testament to our commitment to quality, our subsidiary, HK Kitaran has been awarded the MS ISO 9001:2012.
Currently, most of our oil palm fibres are exported overseas directly and/or through agents. The oil palm fibres are exported to China where it is mainly used as raw materials for the production of mattresses. Meanwhile, we consume a majority of our self-produced coconut fibres through our manufacturing of value-added products such as mattress fibre sheets and coconut peats. We have lined-up various initiatives to innovate new manufacturing and processing technologies to produce various other higher value-added products.
Fully-Integrated Fibre Mattress and Other Bedding Accessories Manufacturing
Our Group’s fibre mattress manufacturing operations are carried out by our subsidiaries namely, Fibre Star and Fibre Star Marketing.
Our Group is one of few mattress manufacturers who have successfully moved upstream into the manufacturing of our own mattress fibre sheets which is made from coconut fibres. We are a fully integrated fibre mattress, divan and headboard manufacturer where we design, market, produce and distribute our own branded fibre mattresses “Fibre Star” made with our self-produced mattress fibre sheets, whilst our other bedding accessories likes cushion, pillow and bolster are marketed under the brand “Xiong Mao”. Currently, we distribute all our fibre and other mattress and bedding accessories to furniture retailers in Malaysia. By manufacturing our own mattress fibre sheets, we are able to effectively control the availability of materials, allowing us the flexibility to scale up production with greater predictability while at the same time, giving us greater control over production costs through the reduction of production time and material costs. In addition, we have also been performing OEM of fibre mattresses for reputable brands in local market.
|In 1986, our co-founder, H’ng Choon Seng started Chiang Wei Enterprise and Heng Huat Industries Enterprise, both home-based businesses which were principally involved in the manufacturing and trading of rattan furniture, cushion products, bolsters and pillows. This eventually led to the establishment of HH Furniture and HH Manufacturer in 1991 and 1997 respectively. HH Furniture was principally involved in the sewing and marketing of cushions, pillows and mattresses, while HH Manufacturer was principally involved in the manufacturing of fibre coconut sheet mattress. Over the years, his businesses flourished and expanded the operations from a home premise to a factory building at Sungai Jawi in 2001. Recognising the growing demand for coconut fibre mattresses, he decided to venture into the manufacturing of fibre mattress using imported coconut fibre from Indonesia and Thailand in 2002.
Despite his early success, H’ng Choon Seng realised the need to chart a new business course in order to ensure continuous and scalable growth moving forward. A combination of factors such as inconsistent supply and high cost of imported coconut fibre necessitated a rethink in the business model.
Thus, in 2007, H’ng Choon Seng together with Kee Swee Lai established HK Fibre, which is primarily engaged in the manufacturing of coconut fibre and coconut peat. HK Fibre’s operations are based in Kelantan due to its close proximity to coconut plantations. HK Fibre began its operations from a rented premise situated on Lot 344 & 345, Kg. Kemayang Tawang, Bachok, Kelantan with two (2) production lines and a total monthly production capacity of 546 mt of coconut fibre.
Our co-founders also established HK Mega and HH Industries in 2007. HK Mega was principally involved in the trading of third party biomass materials while HH Industries is an investment holding company for HK Fibre and HK Mega.
In 2008, as a result of limited supply of coconut husks for the expansion of our coconut fibre production, we explored the production of other biomass materials, such as oil palm EFB fibre. In 2009, following our successful endeavour to design and custom-built a production line for the manufacture of oil palm EFB fibre, we established HK Palm Fibre. HK Palm Fibre began with one (1) production line with a monthly production capacity of 234 mt of oil palm EFB fibre, which was increased to eight (8) production lines with a total monthly production capacity of 2,340 mt of oil palm EFB fibre by end 2010.
In 2009, we also established HK Kitaran to manufacture oil palm EFB fibre with oil palm EFB supply from its surrounding oil palm plantations and palm oil mills in Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang. HK Kitaran began its operation with three (3) production lines and a total monthly production capacity of 1,560 mt of oil palm EFB fibre, which was increased to ten (10) production lines and a total monthly production capacity of 4,914 mt of oil palm EFB fibre subsequent to our plant expansion in 2011.
In recognition of our management and financial performance, HH Industries was awarded the Golden Bull Award for Emerging SMEs in 2010. We also received a Certificate of Achievement for the SME 100 Award – Fast Moving Companies in 2011, an annual recognition award programme organised by SME & Entrepreneurship Magazine that recognises the achievements of Malaysia’s SMEs. As a testament to our commitment to quality, HK Kitaran was also awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification on 18 May 2012 for its quality management system in the manufacturing of oil palm EFB fibre.
As at the LPD, we have a total of two (2) coconut fibre production lines and eighteen (18) oil palm EFB fibre production lines with a total monthly production capacity of 546 mt of coconut fibre and 7,254 mt of oil palm EFB fibre respectively.
Palm Fibre Mat
Coconut Fibre Sheet
Coconut Fibre Mattress
Pocket Spring Mattress
Bonnel Spring Mattress
Cushion, Sheet, Pillow & Bolster