GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Kho reading his speech during the anniversary dinner on Wednesday night.
by Alan Dexter, email@example.com. Posted on July 20, 2012, Friday
KUCHING: KKB Engineering Bhd (KKB) celebrated its 50th anniversary late Wednesday night at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, marking five decades of successful growth in the state.
“In 1962, we started with a capital of over RM2,000,” according to Dato Kho Kak Beng, the founder of KKB in his speech.
“In 1994, KKB had a paid up capital of RM15 million.
“Now, we have a paid up capital of RM128 million,” he said, noting how proud he was that the group has now grown into such a fine company over fifty years.
KKB was subsequently listed in the Main Board on June 21, 2007, starting with only five people during its initial year in 1962.
KKB now provides employment for over 700 people.
“I am proud to see my team growing with me, and today, I can say that my management and staff are prepared to meet new challenges and opportunities,” said Khom, acknoledging his staff as being the company’s biggest assets.
With the initiation of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy by the state government, Kho hoped KKB could contribute to this project by leading the next phase of the economic development in Sarawak.
“I would like to say thank you all for you hard work and dedication.
“We can all succeed together for another 50 years ahead,” Kho hoped.
Also present during the dinner was the Chief Minster of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, and his wife, Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib.