Jawala Corporation Sdn Bhd was incorporated in April 1984 and officially started trading in 1987 as a sawn timber and plywood exporter to the Middle East and Africa. With the continual growth over the last 33 years, we have developed from a general trading company into an investment holding company with two public companies and several other subsidiaries involved in various lines of business.
We are involved in the trading and provision of a multitude of goods and services. They include a wide range of wood, palm oil, wooden furniture, coal and petroleum products. We are also involved in construction, procurement, countertrade and investment through joint ventures in infrastructure and industrial projects.
JAWALA was also appointed by the Malaysian government to implement Palm Oil for Credit Payment Arrangement (POCPA) to promote the usage of palm oil to non- traditional markets. We have also undertaken countertrade obligations on behalf of the foreign suppliers to the Malaysian Government and we were one of the Malaysian companies registered with the United Nations Oil for Food Program.
In 2002, we acquired 22% equity in what is now called Jaycorp Berhad, a furniture manufacturing company listed in the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia (Stock Exchange of Malaysia). The Jaycorp Group comprised of eight manufacturing plants engaged in export of rubber wood furniture worldwide.
In 2006, we formed a joint venture with Major Bridge Engineering Company (MBEC) which is the biggest bridge and construction company in China. We have completed the Longest Single Span Cable-Stayed Bridge (1.7 KM) in Malaysia. The construction works were executed by the joint venture company MBEC-JAWALA Sdn. Bhd.
In 2015, Jawala Plantation Industries Sdn Bhd was awarded 11,043 hectares by the Government of Sabah to plant, rehabilitate and harvest forests under the principle of the Sustainable Forest Management Licence Agreement (SFMLA). Subsequently in 2018, we managed to list the above asset as Jawala Inc on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX).
In 2018, as result of a competitive bid, we were awarded by Felda Global Ventures Plantations (M) Sdn Bhd a contract to build 1566 unit of workers housing in 26 different sites in the east coast of Sabah. We have since completed this project successfully.