Milestones

Year

Description

1936

Commenced operation at No. 8, Ayer Rajah Road, Penang as a service branch of George Kent Limited, Luton, England.
Scope of works involved repairs and maintenance of water meters, venture recorders, steam flow indicators and waste.

1951

On 2 January, 1951, George Kent (Malaya) Ltd was incorporated in the Federation of Malaya as a wholly-owned subsidiary of George Kent Limited.

1956

Workshop established in Singapore to repair Kent water meters, maintain and upkeep Kent flow,
level and pressure recorders bought by the Singapore Municipality.

1962

A branch office was set up at Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur to sell Kent instruments in the Klang Valley.

1964

The name of George Kent (Malaya) Ltd was changed to George Kent (Malaysia) Limited in July 1964.

1965

A wholly-owned subsidiary, George Kent (Singapore) Pte Ltd, was incorporated on 8 September 1965. The Company moved from Penang to its premises at
No. 2, Lorong 19/1A, Petaling Jaya, Selangor in November 1965. Assembly of water meters had commenced by then.

1969

In March 1969, the Company’s manufacturing plant started operations at a 4-acre site located on Lot 4 & 6, Jalan Pahat 16/8A,
Shah Alam Industrial Estate, Shah Alam, Selangor.

On 11 July 1969, George Kent (Malaysia) Sdn Berhad was converted to a public company under the present name of
George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad (“George Kent”).

1974

On 2 March 1974, George Kent was successfully listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE).

1981

On 11 June 1981, Johan Holdings Berhad acquired from Brown-Boveri Kent Ltd its controlling 51% equity interest in George Kent,
bringing it under Malaysian control.

1990

The Company secured several supply contracts, the largest of which was the contract to supply pumping equipment, instrumentation and valves for the
Sungei Selangor Water Project. It also secured the Operation and Maintenance of Sungei Layang Water Treatment Plant contract.

1996

In the 4th quarter of 1996, the Group’s head office and manufacturing plants were relocated to a newly-built integrated facility,
George Kent Technology Centre, on a 17-acre site in Puchong. Selangor.

In October 1996, George Kent’s was awarded full compliance of ISO 9001-2000 certification standards for the production of water meters,
brass fittings and FRP panels for water tanks using the MMD manufacturing process.

1997

The Water Infrasrtucture Division secured the concession for the operation and management of the Mt. Eriama Water Treatment Plant in Port Moresby,
Papua New Guinea. A wholly-owned subsidiary, George Kent (PNG) Pty. Ltd was incorporated as sole operator and maintenance contractor for this project.

1998

Infrastructure Division completed the 160 MLD Lat Krabang distribution pumping station turnkey contract for the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority, Bangkok, Thailand. Also completed the contract for upgrading and rehabilitation of Sungei Batu and Sungei Rangkap water treatment plants in Selangor.

1999

The completion of two large projects by the Infrastructure Division - the Sungei Kelinchi and the Sungei Linggi projects in Negeri Sembilan.

George Kent in joint venture with a local construction company was awarded the contract for the Rasa Water Treatment works for the
Sungei Selangor Water Supply Scheme - Phase 3 in Selangor.

2000

The Manufacturing Division launched a new industrial Multijet water meter to expand the Group’s range of water meters for the export market.

2002

George Kent won the “Builders’ Award - Mechanical & Electrical Works Category Mechanical Project” by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) for the
250 MLD Rasa Headworks and Bulk Transfer Works (Stage 1) - Sungei Selangor Water Supply Scheme Phase 3 Project.

2003

George Kent secured several landmark projects: The Central Kedah water supply project in Gurun, Kedah,
and the upgrading works for a new 50 MLD filtration plant in Mount Eriama, Port Moresby, PNG.

2004

Manufacturing Division which operates the largest hot brass-stamping and water meter manufacturing plant in
South-East Asia is accredited with ISO 9001:2000.

The Infrastructure Division also secured several water projects including the 100 MLD raw water booster pump station at
Mt. Eriama, Port Moresby, the 100 MLD water transfer from Muar river to Talang Dam in Kuala Pilah,
Negeri Sembilan and the national sewerage treatment plant project - Package A.

2006

Manufacturing Division works towards achieving the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certification.

2007

The Infrastructure Division works towards achieving the ISO 9001:2000 certification for its engineering operations.

In April 2007, George Kent embarked on initiatives to re-engineer, transform and streamline its businesses into four core divisions, namely,
Meters, Manufacturing, Contracts and Industrial/Systems Divisions. This is in line with the objective of having a better focus and emphasis in
growing the businesses significantly in meeting the strategic five years’ plan.

2009

On 16 February 2009, George Kent secured the contract from the Ministry of Health, Malaysia to design, build, complete,
and commission & maintain upgrading works for the Kuala Lipis Hospital, Pahang.

2010

George Kent produces its first ONE MILLIONTH Water Meter.

2011

On 14 March 2011, George Kent’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations in Kuala Lumpur was officially launched by the
Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

2012

George Kent awarded the RM1.1 billion Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for system works for the Ampang LRT line extension project.

PSM water meters became the world’s biggest selling Class ‘C’ water meters certified by European Standards.

Completed Phase 1 of 106-bed Hospital Kuala Lipis expansion project.

The 160 MLD water treatment plant in Panching, Pahang was completed.

2013

Increased export of water meters and housings to over 40 countries.

2014

Secured the contract to construct the Phase 2 of Kuala Lipis Hospital expansion project.

2015

On 4 September 2015, George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad and its consortium partner were appointed as Project Delivery Partners (PDP) for the 36km-long
Light Rail Transit line three (LRT3) project estimated at RM9 billion, whose route will begin in Bandar Utama and end in Johan Setia, Klang.

On 9 September 2015, George Kent secured a contract to
supply and deliver 600,000 water meters to Hong Kong’s Water Supplies Department (WSD).

2016

On 16 June 2016, won the water meter tender from Public Utility Board of Singapore (PUB) to supply of 323,630 meters to be delivered over 18 months - 3rd consecutive water meter order from PUB since 2012.

On 30 June 2016, the Ampang LRT Line Extension Project became fully operational and was launched by Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak.

On 25 August 2016, George Kent and Joint Venture Partner were awarded the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya work package, SSP-SY-2014 worth RM1.01 billion.

On 31 October 2016, George Kent received Letter of Award to design and build 150-bed district Hospital in Tanjung Karang, Selangor.

On 15 December 2016, George Kent received Letter of Award to design and build 220-bed endocrine hospital in Precinct 7, Putrajaya.