» Acquisition of 60% of the equity of Bornion Estate Sdn Bhd together with 3,235 ha of plantation land in Sandakan, Sabah.

» Acquisition of the Standard Soap Company Ltd, United Kingdom which is involved in contract soap manufacturing.



» The Group’s re-entry into Indonesia with the acquisition of 14,170 ha of contiguous land in Belitung Island (PT Steelindo Wahana Perkasa).




» Acquisition of 70% of the equity of Sabah Holdings Corporation Sdn Bhd and Sabah Cocoa Sdn Bhd together with 5,587 ha of plantation land in Lahad Datu, Sabah.

» Acquisition of Golden Sphere Sdn Bhd and Richinstock Sawmill Sdn Bhd together with 7,814 ha of plantation land in Lahad Datu, Sabah.

» Tanjong Malim Concentrate Rubber Factory was the first centre in the Group to be awarded the MS ISO 9002 by SIRIM.




» Acquisition of Susuki Sdn Bhd together with 2,915 ha of plantation land in Sandakan, Sabah.

» Issuance of 51.5 million KLK shares to Batu Kawan Berhad (“BKB”) for the acquisition of 11,215 ha of plantation land and The Kuala Pertang Syndicate Ltd and The Shanghai Kelantan Rubber Estates (1925) Ltd from BKB.

» The Group’s first cocoa grinding plant (KLKCP) in Port Klang was commissioned.



» Further acquisition of 2,955 ha of plantation land in Tawau, Sabah from Kung Hing Plantations Sdn Bhd.

» Marked the entry of KLK into oleochemicals through Palm-Oleo Sdn Bhd.



» KLK expanded beyond plantations into resource-based downstream manufacturing to cushion the effects of fluctuating commodity prices of oil palm and rubber.



» Delisting of the Company’s shares from the Stock Exchange of Singapore Limited in line with national policy.

» KL-Kepong Cocoa Products Sdn Bhd (“KLKCP”) was incorporated to spearhead downstream manufacture of cocoa products with joint-venture partners.

» KLK ventured into property development.