The Company

Hong Leong Asia Ltd (HLA) is part of Hong Leong Group, a Singapore-based conglomerate and has been listed on the Singapore Exchange since 1998.

Over the years, we have grown from a building materials supplier to a diversified Asian multinational known for our market leadership and financial strength.

 

We work closely with our customers across the rapidly urbanising Asia to develop and deliver innovative solutions that will improve quality of life and drive sustainability for the cities of the future.

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Growth of a legacy in Asia

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Kwek Hong Png, Hong Leong Group Founder

How It All Began

Born in 1911 to a destitute family in his native Fujian Province in China, Mr Kwek Hong Png grew up under tough conditions on a farm. At the tender age of 16 and armed with only an $8 ticket, a straw mat and a quilt for warmth but embodying big hopes and dreams, he boarded a cargo vessel in Xiamen and made the arduous journey over to Singapore.

 

After working at a hardware store and gradually gaining experience over the years, he started Hong Leong in 1941 as a general trading firm dealing in ropes, paints, ship and rubber estate supplies. His entrepreneurial skills saw that the business grew to become one of Singapore's largest conglomerates with interests in property, hotels, financial services and Trade & Industry. The Hong Leong Group, behind its name is a profound meaning in Chinese of a company with high growth potential and an abundance of opportunities to grow from strength to strength.

Milestones

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