• established

    Established as Cement Manufacturers Sarawak Sdn Bhd

    Sarawak State Financial Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Bujang Mohd Nor called the meeting to attention. With him in his office in the Secretariat Building, Kuching, was Datuk Haji Mohd Amin Satem, Executive Chairman of the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and four others: Datuk Haji Yahya bin Haji Lampong and Philip Lee, both from the Sabah Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO), and Peter Koh and Nicholas Gunjew of the SEDC. It was 9.00 a.m. on Thursday, 31 October 1974. This was the first Board of Directors’ meeting of Cement Manufacturers Sarawak Sendirian Berhad. The company had been incorporated a little over three weeks earlier, on 8 October 1974, with its registered address at the 2nd floor of the Electra House building, Power Street, Kuching. CMS was jointly owned on a 50-50 basis by the SEDC and SEDCO, with Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Bujang Mohd Nor and Datuk Haji Mohd Amin Satem its original directors.



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    Commenced Manufacturing of Ordinary Portland Cement at Sarawak’s 1st Cement grinding plant

    On 12 January 1978, in a simple ceremony witnessed by some 40 invited guests and 79 employees, Sarawak’s then Chief Minister – the late Tun Datuk Patinggi Abdul Rahman Ya’kub – turned the knob to start Borneo’s first cement grinding plant, located at the Pending Industrial Estate. The Chief Minister was elated that the State could now depend on local resources and manpower to develop the much-needed housing industry, which was slowly growing. Speaking at a press conference following the opening of the plant, Managing Director, Datuk Haji Amin Satem said that, “with the setting up of the plant, a stable price of the commodity is assured.” Up until then, the cement price had fluctuated depending on the source of shipment. Once the CMS plant was established, the local production price was fixed by the Federal Ministry of Domestic Trade.



    Listed

    Listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia

    On 2 February 1989, CMS’ shares were listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Main Board. The shares had been over-subscribed by more than 20 times. On its opening day, it reached a high of RM2.48 per share – compared with the offer price of RM1.30 – before ending the day at RM2.17. This was the first time a Sarawakian company had been listed on the Main Board.



    Rapid

    Rapid business expansions via acquisition of infrastructure related businesses

    The CMS Board incorporated two subsidiaries – CMS Cement Sdn Bhd and CMS Properties Sdn Bhd. CMS acquired stakes in three Sarawak Economic Development Corporation subsidiaries – Sara Kuari Sdn Bhd, including PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and PPES Premix Sdn Bhd; Steel Industry Sarawak Bhd; and PCMS Sdn Bhd. CMS’ infrastructure business expanded with the acquisition of Jabatan Kerja Raya’s premix plants, and constructed new plants. In 1994, the CMS Board recognised the need to centralise all shipping matters through Archipelago Shipping (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd. The transaction proceeded in 1996, and Archipelago Shipping was renamed as CMS Transportation Sdn Bhd. In November 2001, however, Achi Jaya Services Sdn Bhd offered to acquire CMS Transportation Sdn Bhd for RM30 million and the proposed disposal was completed in January 2003.



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    Adopted current name – Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad

    Following a period of rapid diversification, on 15 December 1996, the CMS Board agreed to change the company’s name from Cement Manufacturers Sarawak Berhad to Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, subject to approval from the Sarawak State Secretary’s Office. This was obtained in a letter dated 5 March 1996, and the change was officially made on 13 June 1996. ‘Cahya Mata’ in Malay refers to a special child or literally ‘apple of the eye.’ Thus Cahya Mata Sarawak can mean ‘Sarawak’s favourite son.’ This concept has been further extended through CMS’ current vision statement, "To be the PRIDE of Sarawak and Beyond". The CMS logo was also changed from the angular blue design to the present on comprising the colours of the Sarawak flag: yellow, red and black. The interlocking shapes of the logo reflect the concepts of yin and yang and represent the Group’s two main divisions at the time: infrastructure and investment.



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    Merge futures & stockbroking businesses with K&N Kenanga Holdings

    On 26 December 2000, CMS Capital Sdn Bhd entered into an exchange agreement with Peninsular Malaysia-based stockbroker K&N Kenanga Holdings Berhad to transfer CMS’ securities and futures business to K&N Kenanga in return for shares in K&N Kenanga. CMS’ subsidiaries Sarawak Securities Sdn Bhd and Sarawak Securities Futures Sdn Bhd were sold to K&N Kenanga in August 2001. The merger enabled the latter to achieve Universal Broker status in line with the government’s call for consolidation of the country’s stockbroking industry. The merger resulted in CMS, through CMS Capital Sdn Bhd, holding just over 25% in the enlarged K&N Kenanga – one of the largest retail-based stockbroking companies in Malaysia – and becoming the single largest shareholder. CMS continues to hold this stake as one of its strategic investments.



    Restructured

    Restructured financial services business

    The financial services business was one that had then complemented the Group’s banking business. This business unit was restructured after the merger of CMS Capital Sdn Bhd and K&N Kenanga Holdings Berhad. Previously, CMS Capital Sdn Bhd was the holding company of Sarawak Securities Sdn Bhd (SSSB) and Sarawak Securities Futures Sdn Bhd; SSSB was the first licenced stockbroker in Sarawak and commenced operations in 1992 as a member company of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. Through the merger, Sarawak Securities Futures Sdn Bhd and SSSB were sold to K&N Kenanga. The financial business, which was under CMS Capital Sdn Bhd then restructured and housed CMS Trust Management Sdn Bhd; K&N Kenanga Holdings Bhd; CMS Dresdner Asset Management Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between CMS Group and the Dresdner Group; and CMS Mezzanine Sdn Bhd, which executed mezzanine and related financing activities.



    Acquired-RHB

    Acquired RHB

    During the course of 1999, 2000, and 2001, in line with Bank Negara’s policy of consolidating Malaysia’s banking industry, CMS subsidiary, Utama Banking Group (UBG) took part in merger proposal negotiations. The first prospective partner was PerwiraAffin Bank Bhd, but this did not materialise. The second was Arab Malaysian Bank Berhad (AMBB), with whom UBG went to the extent of signing a Sales and Purchase Agreement, but that also didn’t cross the line after AMBB sought to make changes to the agreement. Next, it talked to EON Bank but nothing came to fruition. UBG then embarked on a fourth set of merger talks, this time with Rashid Hussain Bhd (RHB), Malaysia’s third largest banking group. UBG set out to merge with RHB, and announced the successful completion of merger talks on 20 March 2002. On 1 May 2003, RHB Bank Bhd officially merged with Bank Utama and formed the RHB Group.



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    Disposal of RHB

    Following several months of negotiations with potential bidders for its 32.8% stake in Rashid Hussain Bhd (RHB), a CMS subsidiary, Utama Banking Group (UBG) announced on 8 March 2007 that its Board had accepted a revised offer of RM2.25 billion from the EPF (Employees Provident Fund), subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals. This resulted in a net gain for UBG and the deal made EPF the largest shareholder in RHB Berhad. Following UBG’s disposal of its stakes in RHB, CMS was reclassified by Bursa Malaysia from ‘Finance’ sector to the ‘Industrial Products’ sector.



    Acquired-Sarawak

    Acquired Sarawak Clinker

    At a simple ceremony in Kuala Lumpur on 30 August 2007, CMS Cement Sdn Bhd signed a share purchase agreement to buy 100% equity in Sarawak Clinker Sdn Bhd, 33% from Mirzan Mahathir and 67% from Maybach Investment Co., which was represented by Raymond Ang of the Philippines-based conglomerate, San Miguel Group. The decision to buy Sarawak Clinker Sdn Bhd was based on the desire to make CMS Cement a more efficient, low-cost integrated cement producer. By having its raw material supplied in-house, CMS Cement became able to better ensure the quality and reliability of its product mix beyond Portland Cement. CMS acquired Sarawak Clinker in November 2007 for RM110.0 million on a willing-buyer-willing-seller basis. The plant had an annual rated production capacity of 800,000 MT per year and produced an average of 2,500 MT of clinker per day. It remains East Malaysia’s sole producer of clinker. In 2008, Sarawak Clinker Sdn Bhd was renamed CMS Clinker Sdn Bhd. Next to the clinker plant at Mambong are CMS Clinker’s own quarrying concessions of key raw materials – limestone, shale and sandstone – covering 78 hectares. Under CMS, a team of 260 staff operates the clinker plant in three shifts per day. Following its acquisition of the plant, CMS spent RM70.0 million from 2012-2013 to increase its capacity to 900,000 MT a year and enabled it to be fuelled by locally sourced lower-calorific- value coal as opposed to higher-calorific-value coal, which would need to be imported at a higher cost.



    Acquired-20

    Acquired 20% stake in KKB Engineering

    In November 2007, CMS finalised the sale of the site of CMS Steel Sdn Bhd’s rolling mill to Bursa Malaysia-listed KKB Engineering Bhd (KKB) for a disposal price valued at RM32.0 million. The sale of the 17.6–acre site fronting the Sarawak River at Sejingkat, Kuching was to be satisfied by KKB through the issuance of 16 million new ordinary shares, giving CMS a strategic 20% stake in KKB. KKB Group Chairman and Managing Director Dato Kho Kak Beng, whose initials form the name of the company he founded, said that the signing marked the beginning in KKB’s ambition to expand further within Sarawak and beyond, targeting its strength of structural steel fabrication and related engineering works, and to undertake steel works for more CMS and third-party projects in the future. KKB is also involved in the manufacturing of LPG cylinders and cylindrical steel drums.



    Disposed of CMS Roads

    Disposal of CMS Roads and CMS Pavement Tech to UBG Bhd

    On 2 July 2008, Utama Banking Group’s (UBG) acquisition of CMS Roads Sdn Bhd and CMS Pavement Tech Sdn Bhd was completed with the allotment of 44,652,000 new UBG shares to PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and the payment of a cash consideration of RM23.37 million to Sarawak Economic Development Corporation. CMS Roads and CMS Pavement Tech then became wholly-owned subsidiaries of UBG.



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    Disposal of UBG Bhd

    In order to focus more clearly on its key businesses, CMS sought to dispose of its stake in Utama Banking Group (UBG). Before doing so however, in May 2009, UBG disposed of CMS Roads Sdn Bhd and CMS Pavement Tech Sdn Bhd to its listed subsidiary Putrajaya Perdana Bhd. On 29 December 2009, it was announced that Petro Saudi International Ltd, a privately owned investment holding company with its headquarters in Saudi Arabia, proposed to acquire CMS’ stake in UBG. The transaction was completed in September 2010. CMS’ 37.21% stake in UBG, which it held through its wholly owned subsidiary Concordance Holdings Sdn Bhd and PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, (in which it held a 51% stake), realised an immediate cash return for CMS and its subsidiaries of more than RM465.0 million.



    Ceased-Operations

    Ceased Operations of loss making IT companies

    CMS realised that its momentum would be better maintained without involvement in this aspect of the information, communication and technology (ICT) sector. It had originally entered into a share sale agreement with local information technology company I-Systems Group Bhd in early 2005 for the acquisition of shares amounting to just over RM18.0 million, representing a 51% equity interest in the MSC-status company. It was thought at the time that this would strengthen CMS’ foray into the ICT sector by leveraging on I-System Group’s experienced R&D team, capabilities in developing and marketing, and cross-selling of new products. However, this did not turn out to be the case. So, in 2010, CMS made the difficult decision to cease the operations of its technology subsidiary, CMS I-Systems Berhad, which had incurred considerable losses for some time. The subsidiary’s employees were retrenched with compensation and parts of its business sold off.



    Re-acquired CMS Roads

    Re-acquired CMS Roads and CMS Pavement Tech

    On 4 May 2011, CMS held an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) at the Riverside Majestic Hotel in Kuching to seek approval for the re-acquisition of both CMS Roads Sdn Bhd and CMS Pavement Tech Sdn Bhd from Putrajaya Perdana Bhd. After months of negotiations and discussions by numerous consultants, financiers and CMS management teams, the EGM took less than 10 minutes to convene and made a unanimous decision in approving the proposal. Two days later, the re-acquisition exercise of the companies by wholly owned CMS subsidiary CMS Works Sdn Bhd from Putrajaya Perdana Bhd for RM82.0 million was completed. In addition to having a positive impact on CMS’ earnings, the acquisition returned additional expertise in road construction and road maintenance to CMS, enabling it to maximise potential earnings by securing more infrastructure-related projects.



    Signed-Power

    Signed Power Purchase Agreement and Joint Venture Agreement for OM Materials (Sarawak) to build and operate a Ferrosilicon and Manganese Ferroalloys Smelter

    In 2011, CMS announced that it was exploring investment in ferrosilicon and manganese smelting at the Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP). Later, CMS’ wholly owned subsidiary Samalaju Industries Sdn Bhd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OM Materials (S) Pte Ltd (OMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of OM Holdings Ltd (OMH), one of the world’s largest manganese ore producers, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). This related to the proposal to develop an approximate USD592.0 million smelting plant capable of producing 600,000 MT of manganese and ferrosilicon per year. In 2012, then Chief Minister Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud officiated at the signing ceremony of the joint venture. Formed in 2013, CMS Group has a 20% equity stake in OM Materials Sarawak and OM Materials Samalaju while the remaining 80% is owned by OMH. In March that year, OM Sarawak secured full funding for its ferrosilicon production facility (Phase 1) with the sealing of a financing facility worth USD315.0 million (RM970.0 million) with four local and foreign lenders. The banks were the Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Bhd, RHB Bank Bhd, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia and Malayan Banking Bhd. Standard Chartered is OM Sarawak’s financial advisor in the smelting project. OMH announced to the ASX that capital expenditure on Phase 1 was estimated to be USD397.0 million. As part of OM Sarawak’s obligations under the power purchase agreement with Syarikat Sesco Bhd, a unit of Sarawak Energy Bhd, it has issued Sesco with a performance and payment guarantee and Sesco will supply 500 MW (per annum) to OM Sarawak for 20 years.



    Signed-Joint

    Signed Joint Venture Agreement and Power Purchase Agreement Term Sheet for Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) to build and operate an Integrated Phosphate Plant in Samalaju

    There is growing demand for phosphorus, an essential base nutrient widely used in food, feed and fertiliser products. CMS had joined forces to build an integrated phosphate complex at Samalaju at a projected cost of RM1.04 billion. On the last day of 2013, Samalaju Industries Sdn Bhd entered a shareholders’ agreement with Malaysian Phosphate Venture Sdn Bhd (MPV) and Arif Enigma Sdn Bhd (AESB) to form a joint venture company called Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd (MPAS). Samalaju Industries Sdn Bhd and MPV will each own 40% of MPAS while AESB will own 20%. On 8 January 2014, MPAS signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Sarawak Energy Berhad for the supply of 150 MW of electricity. The complex is the first of its kind in Malaysia and indeed Southeast Asia, and is the first non-metal or alloy-based plant in Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP), taking SCORE and CMS into a dynamic new industrial sector that offers long-term sustainable demand growth. The complex will have an annual production capacity of 500,000 tonnes of food and feed phosphate and related products such as fertiliser phosphate derivatives. It will be built on a 142-hectare site near the Samalaju deep water port, which is under construction. Construction started in the first quarter of 2014 and the complex is expected to be operational by 2017, and fully commissioned in 2018. Nearly 1,000 skilled workers and staff will be employed.



    CMS Top 100

    CMS joins the list of Malaysia’s Top 100 market cap companies

    In 2013, CMS increased its Investor Relations (IR) activities which included an increase in shareholder meetings, private meetings with the financial community and participation in investment related conferences. As the senior management had then felt that the company had rationalised its businesses to focus on key competencies within Sarawak and SCORE, there was a genuine story to share with the financial/investment community. The IR initiative proved to be extremely successful, and, before the turn of the year, the Group’s rank went up in terms of Market Capitalisation, becoming one of Malaysia’s Top 100 companies, benefiting its then existing shareholders and also its employees who had held shares via the Employee’ Share Options Scheme (ESOS). Around the same time, CMS started to grow in popularity with the investment community and its IR unit met with representatives (i.e. analysts, fund managers, research houses) from around the globe. CMS’ share price closed at RM6.87 on 31 December 2013; in comparison its share price had opened at RM3.32 at the beginning of the year on 2 January. CMS has since maintained its standing as a Malaysian Top 100 market cap company.



    Cement-Division

    Cement Division signed EPC Agreement for new Cement Grinding Plant

    Cement Division signed the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Agreement with Christian Pfeiffer Maschinenfabrik GmbH for the development of a new grinding project at Mambong. The RM190.0 million integrated plant will have an annual rated production capacity of 1.0 million MT and will increase cement production capacity by almost 60%.



    OM Sarawak

    OM Sarawak’s first production achieved

    At around midnight on 22 September 2014, the first phase of commercial production was achieved when the ferroalloys were successfully tapped at around midnight (Sarawak time) at OM Sarawak’s Ferrosilicon and Manganese alloys smelting project in Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP). By the end of 2014, four furnaces were in operation. To mark this historic event, the first ferrosilicon slab to be tapped was removed and is kept in OM Sarawak’s office in SIP as an emblem.



    40th Aniversary

    CMS 40th Anniversary – Celebrating 40 Years of Transformational Growth

    The CMS story began in 1974 with the company working to establish the first cement plant in Sarawak. In the 40 years since then, CMS has transformed into one of Sarawak’s and Malaysia’s leading listed companies with a synergistic portfolio of businesses strongly focused on Sarawak and the economic opportunities arising from the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). This has occurred in tandem with Sarawak’s own transformation from a State very visibly lagging behind the states of Peninsular Malaysia in terms of development into a State with exciting potential for growth – fuelled by its abundant and largely renewable energy resources, its people, its location and its proactive and stable leadership. Over the course of CMS’ 40-year history, it has achieved many milestones, and played a key role in Sarawak’s physical and economic development. The CMS 40th Anniversary coffee table book, which was launched at the CMS 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on 26 November 2014, provides fascinating insights into the rise of CMS and the development of the State of Sarawak in tandem with the growth of the Malaysian economy. View Video



    OM Sarawak

    CMS increased stake in OM Sarawak Project

    On 26 March 2015, CMS announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Samalaju Industries Sdn Bhd (SISB), entered into a Share Sale Agreement with OM Materials (S) Pte. Ltd. (OMS) for the purchase of an additional 5% equity interest in the Ferrosilicon and Manganese alloys smelting project in Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP). Under the terms of the Share Sale Agreement, the consideration payable by SISB to OMS for this transfer was USD18.45 million and CMS’ effective interest in the project is 25%; OMS’s effective interest is 75%. The purchase of the additional equity interest reflected CMS’ special focus in businesses that are part of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), and the Group’s confidence in this smelting project.



    030216_MPAS & SEB-MPAS

    Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) inked PPA with Sarawak Energy Berhad

    Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Sarawak Energy Berhad to power the largest integrated phosphate additives plant in South East Asia. Located in Samalaju Industrial Park, the plant will have an annual production capacity of approximately 500,000 MT of food, feed and fertiliser phosphate additives, 100,000 MT of ammonia and 900,000 MT of coke. Production ramp up is scheduled to commence in the first half of 2018.



    230216_Kipali Underpass Contract Signing @ JKR HQ

    PPES Works (Sarawak) signed with the Sarawak Government for the Datuk Temenggong Abang Kipali bin Abang Akip Interchange

    A contract signing ceremony was held between PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and the Sarawak Government for the proposed construction of the Datuk Temenggong Abang Kipali bin Abang Akip Interchange via the shallow underpass to ease traffic congestion. The scope of works includes the design, construction, completion and commissioning of the Kipali Interchange, underpasses structure, drainage and ancillary works. The RM67.0 million Design & Build Contract was awarded on 26 October 2015. Construction period is expected to take 24 months.



    290416_SACOFA & U Mobile

    SACOFA entered into agreement with U Mobile

    SACOFA Sdn Bhd signed an Infrasharing & Bandwidth Leasing Agreement with U Mobile Sdn Bhd to deliver built-to-suit sites and provide bandwidth leasing services to U Mobile Sdn Bhd over a period of 10 years. The contract value for the towers is RM2.70 million per annum and for the fibre-leased line at RM1.30 million per annum. CMS has a 50% equity stake in SACOFA.



    120516_MPAS & China Contractors

    Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) signed EPC Contract with China Contractors

    Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd signed an Engineering Design, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract with a consortium of contractors from China to build a RM2.20 billion integrated phosphate complex at Samalaju Industrial Park in Bintulu, Sarawak. The plant is expected to commence in Q1 2018 and set for completion at end-2018.



    250716_PPESW BPSB JV clinches Pan Borneo Highway job

    PPESW BPSB JV clinched Pan Borneo Highway job

    PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd accepted a Letter of Award from Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd for the Proposed Development & Upgrading of Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak. PPES Works (Sarawak) signed a 70:30 Joint Venture with Bina Puri Sdn Bhd for Phase 1 of Work Package Contract (WPC) 06 for a contract sum of RM1.358 billion. WPC 06 stretches from Sg. Awik Bridge to Bintangor Junction (64.486km) is set for the duration of 47 months ending on 31 August 2020.



    220816_CMS Infra & IPV Distributors

    Signing Ceremony between CMS Infra Trading and IPV Distributors

    CMS Infra Trading Sdn Bhd signed an Exclusive Agency Agreement with IPV Distributors Sdn Bhd for the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of IPVLED® (Heavy Duty LED) in Sarawak on 22 August 2016. The Agency Agreement aims to establish, develop and optimise the Heavy Duty LED lighting business in Sarawak and Sabah especially in the niche market such as High Mast, High Bay, stadiums and street lightings, as these are the areas many LED manufacturers will not be able to compete with its product capabilities.



    181016_Opening of SRH

    Samalaju Resort Hotel Opening Marked New Era for SCORE

    Samalaju Properties Sdn Bhd officially opened its Samalaju Resort Hotel located within the Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP) on 18 October 2016. The opening of the 23-acre hotel and resort attributes to a major milestone for Samalaju and Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). Strategically located within the SIP, the 175-room business cum leisure resort is targeted at both short-term and longer-term guests who are seeking accessibility, convenience amidst an ‘oasis of tranquillity’.



    181016_SP signs special agreements

    Samalaju Properties signed two special agreements

    On 18 October 2016, Samalaju Properties Sdn Bhd signed an agreement with the Trustees of the Methodist Church in Sarawak to buy 10 acres of land to build a school and a Memorandum of Understanding with PMB Development Sdn Bhd to consider the leasing of apartment units completed by Samalaju Properties Sdn Bhd in Samalaju Eco Park.



    081116_Official Launch of EM's 1st ICP

    Official Launch of East Malaysia’s First Integrated Cement Plant

    CMS launched East Malaysia's first integrated cement plant at CMS Clinker plant in Mambong, Kuching. The 1 million-MT plant was built at a sum of RM190.0 million and is CMS' third and largest cement grinding plant. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract for this plant was awarded to Christian Pfeiffer Maschinenfabrik GmbH, a leading German company in this sector, in April 2014. Construction began in July 2014, production ramp up commenced in December 2015 and it was fully commissioned earlier of 2016.



    081116_MoU with CMSK & ZHA

    CMS Clinker signed MoU with ZHA Environmental

    CMS Clinker Sdn Bhd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ZHA Environmental Sdn Bhd to enter into negotiations for the use of shredded rubber tyres as an alternate fuel in the production of clinker. The objective of this MoU is consistent with CMS’ commitment towards its sustainability programme.



    181216_Official Launch of WPC06

    Launching of WPC 06 of Pan Borneo Highway

    Work Package Contract (WPC) 06 of the Pan Borneo Highway was officially launched by the Prime Minister YAB Datuk Patinggi Najib Tun Razak in Miri, Sarawak. WPC 06 is managed by PPESW BPSB JV Sdn Bhd for the stretch of road from Sg. Awik Bridge to Bintangor Junction (64.486km). The RM16.59 billion-Pan Borneo Highway which was officially launched by Datuk Patinggi Najib on 31 March 2015 in Bintulu, will cover a total distance of 1,089km from Telok Melano to Merapok, Sarawak.



    06-070417_Workshop

    CMS Pavement Tech collaborated with Lebuhraya Borneo Utara and Wirtgen (M)

    CMS Pavement Tech Sdn Bhd collaborated with Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd and Wirtgen (M) Sdn Bhd to provide improved solutions on road construction processes using a laying machine (paver) through water jet and pressure bars.



    130717_Sarawak Museum Campus Site Tour

    Sarawak Minister YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah visited the new Sarawak Museum Campus

    Sarawak Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah visited the new Sarawak Museum Campus project site. Project cost is RM308.0 million and is scheduled for completion in January 2020.



    210717_Appointment as GCEO & GCOO

    Appointment of Dato Isaac Lugun and Mr Goh Chii Bing as Group Chief Corporate Officer and Group Chief Operating Officer

    Dato Isaac Lugun and Mr Goh Chii Bing were appointed as Group Chief Corporate Officer and Group Chief Operating Officer respectively effective 1 August 2017. These appointments were made following the impending retirement of Dato’ Richard Curtis on 31 December 2017. On 1 January 2018, Dato Isaac’s and Mr Goh’s positions were re-designated as Group Chief Executive Officer - Corporate and Group Chief Executive Officer - Operations respectively.



    011117_The Gateway Towers

    LCDA Headquarter building achieved practical completion

    The Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) Headquarter building achieved practical completion on 31 July 2017. This GBI-certified 11-storey office tower was built under a Design and Build and Negotiated Contract by CMS Land Sdn Bhd at a cost of RM 66.0 million and it is one of the two Gateway Towers at The Isthmus.



    111117_Opening of Darul Hana Bridge

    Official Opening of the Darul Hana Bridge by His Excellency The Governor of Sarawak

    The Darul Hana Bridge was officially opened by His Excellency The Governor of Sarawak, Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud. This RM35.0 million project was implemented by the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation for the State Government of Sarawak and the turnkey contract was awarded to the consortium of PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and Naim Land Sdn Bhd.



    151117_MA between TPS & HELP

    CMS Education entered into a Management Agreement with HELP Education Services

    CMS Education Sdn Bhd entered into a Management Agreement with HELP Education Services Sdn Bhd. This partnership is aimed at delivering excellent academic performance and good quality education by capitalising on the school’s existing holistic learning approach. CMS Education Sdn Bhd oversees Tunku Putra School.



    041217_Design and Build and Negotiated Contract of Miri-Marudi Road Contract Signing

    Signing of the Design and Build and Negotiated Contract of the Miri-Marudi road rehabilitation project

    The Design and Build and Negotiated Contract of the proposed 43km Miri-Marudi road rehabilitation project was signed. The construction period is 30 months and is scheduled for completion by 15 March 2019.



    210717_Appointment as GCEO & GCOO

    Retirement of Dato’ Richard Curtis and Re-designations of Dato Isaac Lugun and Mr Goh Chii Bing

    CMS announced the retirement of Dato’ Richard Curtis as Group Managing Director on 31 December 2017 and re-designations of Dato Isaac Lugun as Group Chief Executive Officer – Corporate and Mr Goh Chii Bing as Group Chief Executive Officer – Operations.



  • established

    Established as Cement Manufacturers Sarawak Sdn Bhd

    Sarawak State Financial Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Bujang Mohd Nor called the meeting to attention. With him in his office in the Secretariat Building, Kuching, was Datuk Haji Mohd Amin Satem, Executive Chairman of the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and four others: Datuk Haji Yahya bin Haji Lampong and Philip Lee, both from the Sabah Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO), and Peter Koh and Nicholas Gunjew of the SEDC. It was 9.00 a.m. on Thursday, 31 October 1974. This was the first Board of Directors’ meeting of Cement Manufacturers Sarawak Sendirian Berhad. The company had been incorporated a little over three weeks earlier, on 8 October 1974, with its registered address at the 2nd floor of the Electra House building, Power Street, Kuching. CMS was jointly owned on a 50-50 basis by the SEDC and SEDCO, with Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Bujang Mohd Nor and Datuk Haji Mohd Amin Satem its original directors.






  • commenced

    Commenced Manufacturing of Ordinary Portland Cement at Sarawak’s 1st Cement grinding plant

    On 12 January 1978, in a simple ceremony witnessed by some 40 invited guests and 79 employees, Sarawak’s then Chief Minister – the late Tun Datuk Patinggi Abdul Rahman Ya’kub – turned the knob to start Borneo’s first cement grinding plant, located at the Pending Industrial Estate. The Chief Minister was elated that the State could now depend on local resources and manpower to develop the much-needed housing industry, which was slowly growing. Speaking at a press conference following the opening of the plant, Managing Director, Datuk Haji Amin Satem said that, “with the setting up of the plant, a stable price of the commodity is assured.” Up until then, the cement price had fluctuated depending on the source of shipment. Once the CMS plant was established, the local production price was fixed by the Federal Ministry of Domestic Trade.






  • Listed

    Listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia

    On 2 February 1989, CMS’ shares were listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Main Board. The shares had been over-subscribed by more than 20 times. On its opening day, it reached a high of RM2.48 per share – compared with the offer price of RM1.30 – before ending the day at RM2.17. This was the first time a Sarawakian company had been listed on the Main Board.






  • Rapid

    Rapid business expansions via acquisition of infrastructure related businesses

    The CMS Board incorporated two subsidiaries – CMS Cement Sdn Bhd and CMS Properties Sdn Bhd. CMS acquired stakes in three Sarawak Economic Development Corporation subsidiaries – Sara Kuari Sdn Bhd, including PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and PPES Premix Sdn Bhd; Steel Industry Sarawak Bhd; and PCMS Sdn Bhd. CMS’ infrastructure business expanded with the acquisition of Jabatan Kerja Raya’s premix plants, and constructed new plants. In 1994, the CMS Board recognised the need to centralise all shipping matters through Archipelago Shipping (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd. The transaction proceeded in 1996, and Archipelago Shipping was renamed as CMS Transportation Sdn Bhd. In November 2001, however, Achi Jaya Services Sdn Bhd offered to acquire CMS Transportation Sdn Bhd for RM30 million and the proposed disposal was completed in January 2003.






  • adopted

    Adopted current name – Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad

    Following a period of rapid diversification, on 15 December 1996, the CMS Board agreed to change the company’s name from Cement Manufacturers Sarawak Berhad to Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, subject to approval from the Sarawak State Secretary’s Office. This was obtained in a letter dated 5 March 1996, and the change was officially made on 13 June 1996. ‘Cahya Mata’ in Malay refers to a special child or literally ‘apple of the eye.’ Thus Cahya Mata Sarawak can mean ‘Sarawak’s favourite son.’ This concept has been further extended through CMS’ current vision statement, "To be the PRIDE of Sarawak and Beyond". The CMS logo was also changed from the angular blue design to the present on comprising the colours of the Sarawak flag: yellow, red and black. The interlocking shapes of the logo reflect the concepts of yin and yang and represent the Group’s two main divisions at the time: infrastructure and investment.






  • merge-future

    Merge futures & stockbroking businesses with K&N Kenanga Holdings

    On 26 December 2000, CMS Capital Sdn Bhd entered into an exchange agreement with Peninsular Malaysia-based stockbroker K&N Kenanga Holdings Berhad to transfer CMS’ securities and futures business to K&N Kenanga in return for shares in K&N Kenanga. CMS’ subsidiaries Sarawak Securities Sdn Bhd and Sarawak Securities Futures Sdn Bhd were sold to K&N Kenanga in August 2001. The merger enabled the latter to achieve Universal Broker status in line with the government’s call for consolidation of the country’s stockbroking industry. The merger resulted in CMS, through CMS Capital Sdn Bhd, holding just over 25% in the enlarged K&N Kenanga – one of the largest retail-based stockbroking companies in Malaysia – and becoming the single largest shareholder. CMS continues to hold this stake as one of its strategic investments.






    Restructured

    Restructured financial services business

    The financial services business was one that had then complemented the Group’s banking business. This business unit was restructured after the merger of CMS Capital Sdn Bhd and K&N Kenanga Holdings Berhad. Previously, CMS Capital Sdn Bhd was the holding company of Sarawak Securities Sdn Bhd (SSSB) and Sarawak Securities Futures Sdn Bhd; SSSB was the first licenced stockbroker in Sarawak and commenced operations in 1992 as a member company of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. Through the merger, Sarawak Securities Futures Sdn Bhd and SSSB were sold to K&N Kenanga. The financial business, which was under CMS Capital Sdn Bhd then restructured and housed CMS Trust Management Sdn Bhd; K&N Kenanga Holdings Bhd; CMS Dresdner Asset Management Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between CMS Group and the Dresdner Group; and CMS Mezzanine Sdn Bhd, which executed mezzanine and related financing activities.






  • Acquired-RHB

    Acquired RHB

    During the course of 1999, 2000, and 2001, in line with Bank Negara’s policy of consolidating Malaysia’s banking industry, CMS subsidiary, Utama Banking Group (UBG) took part in merger proposal negotiations. The first prospective partner was PerwiraAffin Bank Bhd, but this did not materialise. The second was Arab Malaysian Bank Berhad (AMBB), with whom UBG went to the extent of signing a Sales and Purchase Agreement, but that also didn’t cross the line after AMBB sought to make changes to the agreement. Next, it talked to EON Bank but nothing came to fruition. UBG then embarked on a fourth set of merger talks, this time with Rashid Hussain Bhd (RHB), Malaysia’s third largest banking group. UBG set out to merge with RHB, and announced the successful completion of merger talks on 20 March 2002. On 1 May 2003, RHB Bank Bhd officially merged with Bank Utama and formed the RHB Group.






  • Disposed-off-rhb

    Disposal of RHB

    Following several months of negotiations with potential bidders for its 32.8% stake in Rashid Hussain Bhd (RHB), a CMS subsidiary, Utama Banking Group (UBG) announced on 8 March 2007 that its Board had accepted a revised offer of RM2.25 billion from the EPF (Employees Provident Fund), subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals. This resulted in a net gain for UBG and the deal made EPF the largest shareholder in RHB Berhad. Following UBG’s disposal of its stakes in RHB, CMS was reclassified by Bursa Malaysia from ‘Finance’ sector to the ‘Industrial Products’ sector.






    Acquired-Sarawak

    Acquired Sarawak Clinker

    At a simple ceremony in Kuala Lumpur on 30 August 2007, CMS Cement Sdn Bhd signed a share purchase agreement to buy 100% equity in Sarawak Clinker Sdn Bhd, 33% from Mirzan Mahathir and 67% from Maybach Investment Co., which was represented by Raymond Ang of the Philippines-based conglomerate, San Miguel Group. The decision to buy Sarawak Clinker Sdn Bhd was based on the desire to make CMS Cement a more efficient, low-cost integrated cement producer. By having its raw material supplied in-house, CMS Cement became able to better ensure the quality and reliability of its product mix beyond Portland Cement. CMS acquired Sarawak Clinker in November 2007 for RM110.0 million on a willing-buyer-willing-seller basis. The plant had an annual rated production capacity of 800,000 MT per year and produced an average of 2,500 MT of clinker per day. It remains East Malaysia’s sole producer of clinker. In 2008, Sarawak Clinker Sdn Bhd was renamed CMS Clinker Sdn Bhd. Next to the clinker plant at Mambong are CMS Clinker’s own quarrying concessions of key raw materials – limestone, shale and sandstone – covering 78 hectares. Under CMS, a team of 260 staff operates the clinker plant in three shifts per day. Following its acquisition of the plant, CMS spent RM70.0 million from 2012-2013 to increase its capacity to 900,000 MT a year and enabled it to be fuelled by locally sourced lower-calorific- value coal as opposed to higher-calorific-value coal, which would need to be imported at a higher cost.






    Acquired-20

    Acquired 20% stake in KKB Engineering

    In November 2007, CMS finalised the sale of the site of CMS Steel Sdn Bhd’s rolling mill to Bursa Malaysia-listed KKB Engineering Bhd (KKB) for a disposal price valued at RM32.0 million. The sale of the 17.6–acre site fronting the Sarawak River at Sejingkat, Kuching was to be satisfied by KKB through the issuance of 16 million new ordinary shares, giving CMS a strategic 20% stake in KKB. KKB Group Chairman and Managing Director Dato Kho Kak Beng, whose initials form the name of the company he founded, said that the signing marked the beginning in KKB’s ambition to expand further within Sarawak and beyond, targeting its strength of structural steel fabrication and related engineering works, and to undertake steel works for more CMS and third-party projects in the future. KKB is also involved in the manufacturing of LPG cylinders and cylindrical steel drums.






  • Disposed of CMS Roads

    Disposal of CMS Roads and CMS Pavement Tech to UBG Bhd

    On 2 July 2008, Utama Banking Group’s (UBG) acquisition of CMS Roads Sdn Bhd and CMS Pavement Tech Sdn Bhd was completed with the allotment of 44,652,000 new UBG shares to PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and the payment of a cash consideration of RM23.37 million to Sarawak Economic Development Corporation. CMS Roads and CMS Pavement Tech then became wholly-owned subsidiaries of UBG.






  • Disposed-off-UBG

    Disposal of UBG Bhd

    In order to focus more clearly on its key businesses, CMS sought to dispose of its stake in Utama Banking Group (UBG). Before doing so however, in May 2009, UBG disposed of CMS Roads Sdn Bhd and CMS Pavement Tech Sdn Bhd to its listed subsidiary Putrajaya Perdana Bhd. On 29 December 2009, it was announced that Petro Saudi International Ltd, a privately owned investment holding company with its headquarters in Saudi Arabia, proposed to acquire CMS’ stake in UBG. The transaction was completed in September 2010. CMS’ 37.21% stake in UBG, which it held through its wholly owned subsidiary Concordance Holdings Sdn Bhd and PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, (in which it held a 51% stake), realised an immediate cash return for CMS and its subsidiaries of more than RM465.0 million.






    Ceased-Operations

    Ceased Operations of loss making IT companies

    CMS realised that its momentum would be better maintained without involvement in this aspect of the information, communication and technology (ICT) sector. It had originally entered into a share sale agreement with local information technology company I-Systems Group Bhd in early 2005 for the acquisition of shares amounting to just over RM18.0 million, representing a 51% equity interest in the MSC-status company. It was thought at the time that this would strengthen CMS’ foray into the ICT sector by leveraging on I-System Group’s experienced R&D team, capabilities in developing and marketing, and cross-selling of new products. However, this did not turn out to be the case. So, in 2010, CMS made the difficult decision to cease the operations of its technology subsidiary, CMS I-Systems Berhad, which had incurred considerable losses for some time. The subsidiary’s employees were retrenched with compensation and parts of its business sold off.






  • Re-acquired CMS Roads

    Re-acquired CMS Roads and CMS Pavement Tech

    On 4 May 2011, CMS held an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) at the Riverside Majestic Hotel in Kuching to seek approval for the re-acquisition of both CMS Roads Sdn Bhd and CMS Pavement Tech Sdn Bhd from Putrajaya Perdana Bhd. After months of negotiations and discussions by numerous consultants, financiers and CMS management teams, the EGM took less than 10 minutes to convene and made a unanimous decision in approving the proposal. Two days later, the re-acquisition exercise of the companies by wholly owned CMS subsidiary CMS Works Sdn Bhd from Putrajaya Perdana Bhd for RM82.0 million was completed. In addition to having a positive impact on CMS’ earnings, the acquisition returned additional expertise in road construction and road maintenance to CMS, enabling it to maximise potential earnings by securing more infrastructure-related projects.






  • Signed-Power

    Signed Power Purchase Agreement and Joint Venture Agreement for OM Materials (Sarawak) to build and operate a Ferrosilicon and Manganese Ferroalloys Smelter

    In 2011, CMS announced that it was exploring investment in ferrosilicon and manganese smelting at the Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP). Later, CMS’ wholly owned subsidiary Samalaju Industries Sdn Bhd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OM Materials (S) Pte Ltd (OMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of OM Holdings Ltd (OMH), one of the world’s largest manganese ore producers, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). This related to the proposal to develop an approximate USD592.0 million smelting plant capable of producing 600,000 MT of manganese and ferrosilicon per year. In 2012, then Chief Minister Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud officiated at the signing ceremony of the joint venture. Formed in 2013, CMS Group has a 20% equity stake in OM Materials Sarawak and OM Materials Samalaju while the remaining 80% is owned by OMH. In March that year, OM Sarawak secured full funding for its ferrosilicon production facility (Phase 1) with the sealing of a financing facility worth USD315.0 million (RM970.0 million) with four local and foreign lenders. The banks were the Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Bhd, RHB Bank Bhd, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia and Malayan Banking Bhd. Standard Chartered is OM Sarawak’s financial advisor in the smelting project. OMH announced to the ASX that capital expenditure on Phase 1 was estimated to be USD397.0 million. As part of OM Sarawak’s obligations under the power purchase agreement with Syarikat Sesco Bhd, a unit of Sarawak Energy Bhd, it has issued Sesco with a performance and payment guarantee and Sesco will supply 500 MW (per annum) to OM Sarawak for 20 years.






  • Signed-Joint

    Signed Joint Venture Agreement and Power Purchase Agreement Term Sheet for Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) to build and operate an Integrated Phosphate Plant in Samalaju

    There is growing demand for phosphorus, an essential base nutrient widely used in food, feed and fertiliser products. CMS had joined forces to build an integrated phosphate complex at Samalaju at a projected cost of RM1.04 billion. On the last day of 2013, Samalaju Industries Sdn Bhd entered a shareholders’ agreement with Malaysian Phosphate Venture Sdn Bhd (MPV) and Arif Enigma Sdn Bhd (AESB) to form a joint venture company called Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd (MPAS). Samalaju Industries Sdn Bhd and MPV will each own 40% of MPAS while AESB will own 20%. On 8 January 2014, MPAS signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Sarawak Energy Berhad for the supply of 150 MW of electricity. The complex is the first of its kind in Malaysia and indeed Southeast Asia, and is the first non-metal or alloy-based plant in Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP), taking SCORE and CMS into a dynamic new industrial sector that offers long-term sustainable demand growth. The complex will have an annual production capacity of 500,000 tonnes of food and feed phosphate and related products such as fertiliser phosphate derivatives. It will be built on a 142-hectare site near the Samalaju deep water port, which is under construction. Construction started in the first quarter of 2014 and the complex is expected to be operational by 2017, and fully commissioned in 2018. Nearly 1,000 skilled workers and staff will be employed.






    CMS Top 100

    CMS joins the list of Malaysia’s Top 100 market cap companies

    In 2013, CMS increased its Investor Relations (IR) activities which included an increase in shareholder meetings, private meetings with the financial community and participation in investment related conferences. As the senior management had then felt that the company had rationalised its businesses to focus on key competencies within Sarawak and SCORE, there was a genuine story to share with the financial/investment community. The IR initiative proved to be extremely successful, and, before the turn of the year, the Group’s rank went up in terms of Market Capitalisation, becoming one of Malaysia’s Top 100 companies, benefiting its then existing shareholders and also its employees who had held shares via the Employee’ Share Options Scheme (ESOS). Around the same time, CMS started to grow in popularity with the investment community and its IR unit met with representatives (i.e. analysts, fund managers, research houses) from around the globe. CMS’ share price closed at RM6.87 on 31 December 2013; in comparison its share price had opened at RM3.32 at the beginning of the year on 2 January. CMS has since maintained its standing as a Malaysian Top 100 market cap company.






  • Cement-Division

    Cement Division signed EPC Agreement for new Cement Grinding Plant

    Cement Division signed the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Agreement with Christian Pfeiffer Maschinenfabrik GmbH for the development of a new grinding project at Mambong. The RM190.0 million integrated plant will have an annual rated production capacity of 1.0 million MT and will increase cement production capacity by almost 60%.






    OM Sarawak

    OM Sarawak’s first production achieved

    At around midnight on 22 September 2014, the first phase of commercial production was achieved when the ferroalloys were successfully tapped at around midnight (Sarawak time) at OM Sarawak’s Ferrosilicon and Manganese alloys smelting project in Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP). By the end of 2014, four furnaces were in operation. To mark this historic event, the first ferrosilicon slab to be tapped was removed and is kept in OM Sarawak’s office in SIP as an emblem.






    40th Aniversary

    CMS 40th Anniversary – Celebrating 40 Years of Transformational Growth

    The CMS story began in 1974 with the company working to establish the first cement plant in Sarawak. In the 40 years since then, CMS has transformed into one of Sarawak’s and Malaysia’s leading listed companies with a synergistic portfolio of businesses strongly focused on Sarawak and the economic opportunities arising from the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). This has occurred in tandem with Sarawak’s own transformation from a State very visibly lagging behind the states of Peninsular Malaysia in terms of development into a State with exciting potential for growth – fuelled by its abundant and largely renewable energy resources, its people, its location and its proactive and stable leadership. Over the course of CMS’ 40-year history, it has achieved many milestones, and played a key role in Sarawak’s physical and economic development. The CMS 40th Anniversary coffee table book, which was launched at the CMS 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on 26 November 2014, provides fascinating insights into the rise of CMS and the development of the State of Sarawak in tandem with the growth of the Malaysian economy. View Video






  • OM Sarawak

    CMS increased stake in OM Sarawak Project

    On 26 March 2015, CMS announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Samalaju Industries Sdn Bhd (SISB), entered into a Share Sale Agreement with OM Materials (S) Pte. Ltd. (OMS) for the purchase of an additional 5% equity interest in the Ferrosilicon and Manganese alloys smelting project in Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP). Under the terms of the Share Sale Agreement, the consideration payable by SISB to OMS for this transfer was USD18.45 million and CMS’ effective interest in the project is 25%; OMS’s effective interest is 75%. The purchase of the additional equity interest reflected CMS’ special focus in businesses that are part of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), and the Group’s confidence in this smelting project.






  • 030216_MPAS & SEB-MPAS

    Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) inked PPA with Sarawak Energy Berhad

    Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Sarawak Energy Berhad to power the largest integrated phosphate additives plant in South East Asia. Located in Samalaju Industrial Park, the plant will have an annual production capacity of approximately 500,000 MT of food, feed and fertiliser phosphate additives, 100,000 MT of ammonia and 900,000 MT of coke. Production ramp up is scheduled to commence in the first half of 2018.






    230216_Kipali Underpass Contract Signing @ JKR HQ

    PPES Works (Sarawak) signed with the Sarawak Government for the Datuk Temenggong Abang Kipali bin Abang Akip Interchange

    A contract signing ceremony was held between PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and the Sarawak Government for the proposed construction of the Datuk Temenggong Abang Kipali bin Abang Akip Interchange via the shallow underpass to ease traffic congestion. The scope of works includes the design, construction, completion and commissioning of the Kipali Interchange, underpasses structure, drainage and ancillary works. The RM67.0 million Design & Build Contract was awarded on 26 October 2015. Construction period is expected to take 24 months.






    290416_SACOFA & U Mobile

    SACOFA entered into agreement with U Mobile

    SACOFA Sdn Bhd signed an Infrasharing & Bandwidth Leasing Agreement with U Mobile Sdn Bhd to deliver built-to-suit sites and provide bandwidth leasing services to U Mobile Sdn Bhd over a period of 10 years. The contract value for the towers is RM2.70 million per annum and for the fibre-leased line at RM1.30 million per annum. CMS has a 50% equity stake in SACOFA.






    120516_MPAS & China Contractors

    Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) signed EPC Contract with China Contractors

    Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd signed an Engineering Design, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract with a consortium of contractors from China to build a RM2.20 billion integrated phosphate complex at Samalaju Industrial Park in Bintulu, Sarawak. The plant is expected to commence in Q1 2018 and set for completion at end-2018.






    250716_PPESW BPSB JV clinches Pan Borneo Highway job

    PPESW BPSB JV clinched Pan Borneo Highway job

    PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd accepted a Letter of Award from Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd for the Proposed Development & Upgrading of Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak. PPES Works (Sarawak) signed a 70:30 Joint Venture with Bina Puri Sdn Bhd for Phase 1 of Work Package Contract (WPC) 06 for a contract sum of RM1.358 billion. WPC 06 stretches from Sg. Awik Bridge to Bintangor Junction (64.486km) is set for the duration of 47 months ending on 31 August 2020.






    220816_CMS Infra & IPV Distributors

    Signing Ceremony between CMS Infra Trading and IPV Distributors

    CMS Infra Trading Sdn Bhd signed an Exclusive Agency Agreement with IPV Distributors Sdn Bhd for the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of IPVLED® (Heavy Duty LED) in Sarawak on 22 August 2016. The Agency Agreement aims to establish, develop and optimise the Heavy Duty LED lighting business in Sarawak and Sabah especially in the niche market such as High Mast, High Bay, stadiums and street lightings, as these are the areas many LED manufacturers will not be able to compete with its product capabilities.






    181016_Opening of SRH

    Samalaju Resort Hotel Opening Marked New Era for SCORE

    Samalaju Properties Sdn Bhd officially opened its Samalaju Resort Hotel located within the Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP) on 18 October 2016. The opening of the 23-acre hotel and resort attributes to a major milestone for Samalaju and Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). Strategically located within the SIP, the 175-room business cum leisure resort is targeted at both short-term and longer-term guests who are seeking accessibility, convenience amidst an ‘oasis of tranquillity’.






    181016_SP signs special agreements

    Samalaju Properties signed two special agreements

    On 18 October 2016, Samalaju Properties Sdn Bhd signed an agreement with the Trustees of the Methodist Church in Sarawak to buy 10 acres of land to build a school and a Memorandum of Understanding with PMB Development Sdn Bhd to consider the leasing of apartment units completed by Samalaju Properties Sdn Bhd in Samalaju Eco Park.






    081116_Official Launch of EM's 1st ICP

    Official Launch of East Malaysia’s First Integrated Cement Plant

    CMS launched East Malaysia's first integrated cement plant at CMS Clinker plant in Mambong, Kuching. The 1 million-MT plant was built at a sum of RM190.0 million and is CMS' third and largest cement grinding plant. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract for this plant was awarded to Christian Pfeiffer Maschinenfabrik GmbH, a leading German company in this sector, in April 2014. Construction began in July 2014, production ramp up commenced in December 2015 and it was fully commissioned earlier of 2016.






    081116_MoU with CMSK & ZHA

    CMS Clinker signed MoU with ZHA Environmental

    CMS Clinker Sdn Bhd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ZHA Environmental Sdn Bhd to enter into negotiations for the use of shredded rubber tyres as an alternate fuel in the production of clinker. The objective of this MoU is consistent with CMS’ commitment towards its sustainability programme.






    181216_Official Launch of WPC06

    Launching of WPC 06 of Pan Borneo Highway

    Work Package Contract (WPC) 06 of the Pan Borneo Highway was officially launched by the Prime Minister YAB Datuk Patinggi Najib Tun Razak in Miri, Sarawak. WPC 06 is managed by PPESW BPSB JV Sdn Bhd for the stretch of road from Sg. Awik Bridge to Bintangor Junction (64.486km). The RM16.59 billion-Pan Borneo Highway which was officially launched by Datuk Patinggi Najib on 31 March 2015 in Bintulu, will cover a total distance of 1,089km from Telok Melano to Merapok, Sarawak.






  • 06-070417_Workshop

    CMS Pavement Tech collaborated with Lebuhraya Borneo Utara and Wirtgen (M)

    CMS Pavement Tech Sdn Bhd collaborated with Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd and Wirtgen (M) Sdn Bhd to provide improved solutions on road construction processes using a laying machine (paver) through water jet and pressure bars.






    130717_Sarawak Museum Campus Site Tour

    Sarawak Minister YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah visited the new Sarawak Museum Campus

    Sarawak Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah visited the new Sarawak Museum Campus project site. Project cost is RM308.0 million and is scheduled for completion in January 2020.






    210717_Appointment as GCEO & GCOO

    Appointment of Dato Isaac Lugun and Mr Goh Chii Bing as Group Chief Corporate Officer and Group Chief Operating Officer

    Dato Isaac Lugun and Mr Goh Chii Bing were appointed as Group Chief Corporate Officer and Group Chief Operating Officer respectively effective 1 August 2017. These appointments were made following the impending retirement of Dato’ Richard Curtis on 31 December 2017. On 1 January 2018, Dato Isaac’s and Mr Goh’s positions were re-designated as Group Chief Executive Officer - Corporate and Group Chief Executive Officer - Operations respectively.






    011117_The Gateway Towers

    LCDA Headquarter building achieved practical completion

    The Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) Headquarter building achieved practical completion on 31 July 2017. This GBI-certified 11-storey office tower was built under a Design and Build and Negotiated Contract by CMS Land Sdn Bhd at a cost of RM 66.0 million and it is one of the two Gateway Towers at The Isthmus.






    111117_Opening of Darul Hana Bridge

    Official Opening of the Darul Hana Bridge by His Excellency The Governor of Sarawak

    The Darul Hana Bridge was officially opened by His Excellency The Governor of Sarawak, Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud. This RM35.0 million project was implemented by the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation for the State Government of Sarawak and the turnkey contract was awarded to the consortium of PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and Naim Land Sdn Bhd.






    151117_MA between TPS & HELP

    CMS Education entered into a Management Agreement with HELP Education Services

    CMS Education Sdn Bhd entered into a Management Agreement with HELP Education Services Sdn Bhd. This partnership is aimed at delivering excellent academic performance and good quality education by capitalising on the school’s existing holistic learning approach. CMS Education Sdn Bhd oversees Tunku Putra School.






    041217_Design and Build and Negotiated Contract of Miri-Marudi Road Contract Signing

    Signing of the Design and Build and Negotiated Contract of the Miri-Marudi road rehabilitation project

    The Design and Build and Negotiated Contract of the proposed 43km Miri-Marudi road rehabilitation project was signed. The construction period is 30 months and is scheduled for completion by 15 March 2019.






    210717_Appointment as GCEO & GCOO

    Retirement of Dato’ Richard Curtis and Re-designations of Dato Isaac Lugun and Mr Goh Chii Bing

    CMS announced the retirement of Dato’ Richard Curtis as Group Managing Director on 31 December 2017 and re-designations of Dato Isaac Lugun as Group Chief Executive Officer – Corporate and Mr Goh Chii Bing as Group Chief Executive Officer – Operations.