Our Milestones

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Year Event
1976 Tan Sri Yaw Teck Seng establishes Syarikat Samling Timber Sdn Bhd, the first company in our Group, for log contracting.
1976-1993 The Group expands forest concession areas in Sarawak, awarded by the Sarawak state government; invest in other businesses such as sawmilling, quarrying and property investment and development.
1991 Barama Company Limited (BCL) is granted a forest concession license for approximately 1.6 million hectares in the Northwest region of Guyana.
1992-1999 Partnered with the Edinburgh Centre for Tropical Forests in Guyana to assist in the development of our sustainable forest management model, in preparation for FSC certification.
1996 BCL establishes sawmill operation in Guyana.
1997 Glenealy acquires Hikurangi Forest Farms Ltd, which operates a radiata pine plantation in New Zealand.
1998-2000 The Sarawak state government awards the Group forest plantation areas for the development and establishment of tree plantations in Sarawak.

Partnered with GTZ (the German Agency for Technical Cooperation), an international cooperation for sustainable development, together with the Sarawak Forest Department. Our collaboration was part of a pioneer project which later helped us to identify Sela'an-Linau for the journey to the forest management certification.
2000 Establish first tree planting nursery in Segan for the production of seedlings to support the various reforestation projects in Sarawak.
2003 Establish second tree planting nursery in Paong for the production of seedlings to support the various reforestation projects in Sarawak.
2005 Establish third tree planting nursery in Layun for the production of seedlings to support the various reforestation projects in Sarawak.
2007 Establish 4th tree planting nursery in Lana for the production of seedlings to support the various reforestation projects in Sarawak.
2008 Acquisition of a 3,079 ha tree plantation with land rights for 70 years (since 1996) in China via Anhui Tongling Wood Plantation Co., Ltd. The plantation is planted with the poplar species.