Four plywood mills are established in Sarawak in order to
focus on the downstream processing of our timber resources.
These mills begun as joint-ventures with the Japanese and
BCL establishes a plywood operation to add value to forest
Value-added processing capabilities are established in
Malaysia to include fibreboard, flooring, furniture and
components, door facing and door production facilities.
Joint venture in Sarawak with Masonite International
Corporation (one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers
of door facings and doors in the world) for the production
and marketing of door facings and doors.
Strategic partnership in Japan with Daiken Corporation, a
building materials supplier, and Itochu Corporation, a major
trading house in Japan, for the production of fiberboards.
Expand into kitchen and wardrobe systems with opening of
AinoFurnishing (formerly known as AinoKitchen) retail outlets
A power plant with a capacity of
generating 10.1MW of electricity begins operations in
Tebanyi, Sarawak. Wood residue from our operations is used as
biomass to generate power that is supplied to our mills.
Barama Company Limited's second sawmill along with kiln
dryer facilities is commissioned in Buckhall, Guyana.
acquisition of Elegant Living's flooring business gives
Samling access to its 486 distribution outlets all
Second power plant with a designed capacity of generation
3.5MW of electricity is commissioned and completed in Layun,
The longest bridge in the Baram Region is built at Long
San. Spanning 840 feet and costing of over RM8 million, the
bridge provides access to all in the forest community and
stimulates development in the area.
The Community Affairs Department is established in
The first Samling scholarship is established for Malaysian
students entering tertiary education.
Sela'an-Linau Forest Management Unit (FMU) establishes a
Community Liaison Committee, a formal body comprising
representatives of major stakeholders to discuss matters of
common interests pertaining to the FMU.
MOU with Wildlife Conservation Society, New York
BCL establishes the Upper Pomeroon and Esseiquibo Joint
Community Relations Committees.
Samling establishes "Janji", a community
self-sustaining programme to promote the art and craft of the
indigenous communities in Malaysia. A "Janji" sales outlet
was set up in Suria KLCC, Malaysia's leading shopping centre.