Stock Name
Stock Code
Main Market
Industry Classification
Industry ClassIndustry GroupIndustrySub Industry
Main Industry Services Professional & Technical Specialty Services Professional & Technical Specialty Services
Company Activities
The principal activities of the Company are that of investment holding and provision of management services to its subsidiaries.

Group Activities

The Frontken Group is a service provider of surface engineering in the Asia Pacific region. It provides upgrade, maintenance, repair and overhaul services on industrial rotating/non-rotating equipment such as pumps, valves, turbines and compressors, diesel engines and generators, motors and more.

The Group also provides engineering services that include coating, machining and grinding, manufacturing, precision cleaning and more. Through surface technologies such as Thermal Spray, Plasma Transferred Arc (PTA) overlay and plating, the Group provides components protection, lifetime extension, performance and efficiency improvements to its customers' equipment.

The Group’s customer portfolio comprises key players in the oil and gas, power generation, petrochemical and semiconductor industries.

Principal Products /
• Mechanical restoration & overhaul
• Coating, hardfacing & plating
• Precision manufacturing
• Machining & grinding
• Plant engineering & construction
• Precision cleaning
Board of Directors
Ng Wai Pin
Chairman / Managing Director

Dr Tay Kiang Meng
Executive Director / Chief Scientist

Dato’ Haji Johar Bin Murat @ Murad
Independent Non-Executive Director

Aaron Sim Kwee Lein
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Jorg Helmut Hohnloser
Independent Non-Executive Director

Company Secretaries
Mah Li Chen (MAICSA 7022751)
Chew Mei Ling (MAICSA 7019175)
Yeap Yee Ling (MAICSA 7067021)
Registered Office
B-11-10 Level 11
Megan Avenue II
Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : (03) 2166 9718
Fax : (03) 2166 9728
Business Address
Suite 301, Block F
Pusat Dagangan Phileo Damansara
No. 9, Jalan 16/11, Off Jalan
46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel : (03) 7968 3312
Fax : (03) 7968 3316
Email :
Website :


Ng Wai (Pin Chairman / Managing Director)
  • Aged 51, Male, Malaysian
  • Appointed to the Board on 10 April 2006
  • Chairman of Remuneration Committee

Ng Wai Pin, formerly a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Frontken Corporation Berhad (“FCB”),was re-designated as the Chairman / Managing Director of the Company on 19 January 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Auckland and was admitted to the roll of barristers and solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand in 1989. He then continued practising as a barrister and solicitor in a leading legal firm in Auckland for a number of years before returning to Malaysia where he joined Shook Lin & Bok, a legal firm in Kuala Lumpur. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1993. He later became a Director and Chief Executive Officer of a company listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad with regional operations, before returning to private practice in law. From September 2005 to February 2009, he was the Chief Operating Officer of a company listed on the Singapore Exchange Limited and was seconded as the Chief Executive Officer of a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He is also the Chairman of Ares Green Technology Corporation, a public company in Taiwan, R.O.C., a subsidiary of FCB. He also sits on the board of BSL Corporation Berhad.

He has no family relationship with any other Directors or major shareholders of the Company.

He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five years. He has no conflict of interest with the Company.

Dr Tay Kiang Meng (Executive Director / Chief Scientist)
  • Aged 52, Male, Singaporean
  • Appointed to the Board on 10 April 2006

Dr Tay Kiang Meng holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from University of Portsmouth, and a Master of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems and a PhD in Engineering from Brunel University, United Kingdom.

He is responsible for research and development leading the Group’s technology roadmap, spearheading research and development (“R&D”) activities, formalising the Group’s quality systems, developing critical manufacturing technologies for FCB’s semiconductor technology and advanced materials engineering, and exploring new technology opportunities for the Group. He has more than 20 years of professional experiences in technology development, R&D, and has led some of the most significant technology innovations in semiconductor-related manufacturing technology and advanced materials engineering.

An engineer and scientist by training, Dr Tay began his professional R&D experience with research think tank, Gintic Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore. Dr Tay has received honours and awards in many of his academic, research and technology development work.

Dr Tay also sits on the board of the FCB’s subsidiary, Ares Green Technology Corporation.

He has no family relationship with any other Directors or major shareholders of the Company.

He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five years. He has no conflict of interest with the Company.

Dato’ Haji Johar Bin Murat @ Murad (Independent Non-Executive Director)
  • Aged 70, Male, Malaysian
  • Appointed to the Board on 10 April 2006
  • Chairman of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee, Member of Remuneration Committee

Dato’ Haji Johar Bin Murat @ Murad graduated with a Bachelor degree in Malay Studies from Universiti Malaya in 1971. He has worked in various government agencies, such as the Ministry of Science, Technology & Environment, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Public Enterprises (now known as Ministry of Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development) and Economic Planning Unit of Prime Minister’s Department. During his tenure of service in the Ministry of Finance (1996 – 2000), he was a director of the following organisations:

  • Yayasan Tun Razak (Tun Razak Yayasan Tun Razak (Tun Razak foundation)
  • Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (Selangor State Economic Selangor (Selangor State Economic Development Corporation)
  • Majlis Sukan Negara Malaysia (National Sports Council)
  • Lembaga Pembangunan Labuan (Labuan Development Authority)
  • Syarikat MKIC Malaysia (Malaysia Equity Investment of Malaysia) #
  • Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Hutan Serantau (Regional Forestry Management Committee)
  • Majlis Penyelidikan dan Kemajuan Sains Negara (National Council of Sains Negara (National Council of Science and Research Development)

When he was the Deputy Secretary General (Operations) of the Ministry of Science, Technology & Environment from 2000 to 2003, Dato’ Haji Johar was also an Alternate Director of Lembaga Pengarah Technology Park Malaysia, MIMOS Berhad, SIRIM Berhad, Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Institute, Malaysia Technology Development Corporation, Composite Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Malaysia Design Council and National Science Centre. He was also the Chairman of Audit Committee of MIMOS Berhad and a member of the Board of Tender for MIMOS Berhad and SIRIM Berhad. Currently, he sits on the board of several other private companies.

He has no family relationship with any other Directors or major shareholders of the Company.

He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five years. He has no conflict of interest with the Company.

Aaron Sim Kwee Lein (Senior Independent Non-Executive Director)
  • Aged 51, Male, Malaysian
  • Appointed to the Board on 27 August 2009 August 2009
  • Member of Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee

Aaron Sim Kwee Lein was identified as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of FCB on 20 February 2012. He is a Fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK), a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountant, a member of CPA Australia and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia. He commenced his career with an international accounting firm and gained professional exposure in stock-broking, trading, manufacturing and construction concerns. Thereafter, he joined a listed company on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad as an Internal Auditor where he was engaged in audit work of stockbroking, manufacturing, retail and distribution concerns. In addition, he was also involved in due diligence, operational rationalisation and strategic planning work of corporate acquisitions. Subsequently, he joined a food retail franchise chain company as the Finance & Administrative Manager before becoming the Deputy General Manager of Corporate Strategies and Affairs of a glove manufacturing company. Thereafter, he has been involved in providing business and financial advisory services. Mr Sim also sits on the board of Freight Management Holdings Bhd and Excel Force MSC Berhad.

He has no family relationship with any other Directors or major shareholders of the Company.

He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five years. He has no conflict of interest with the Company.

Dr Jorg Helmut Hohnloser (Independent Non-Executive Director)
  • Aged 59, Male, German
  • Appointed to the Board on 20 February 2012
  • Member of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee

Dr Jorg Helmut Hohnloser received his M.D. from the University of Ulm, Germany and PhD (Medical Informatics) from the University of Munich, Germany. He has 25 years of working experience in the medical field, including research and teaching, and was involved in the development of medical IT systems. In 2000, he took over the management of Cleanpart GmbH and built the company from a single-location operation in Germany to a group with 12 locations in Germany, France and USA. Cleanpart GmbH was founded in 1998 and is principally involved in the cleaning and refurbishment of recyclable components from production systems in the semiconductor and related industries. Dr Jorg Helmut Hohnloser also sits on the board of the FCB’s subsidiary, Ares Green Technology Corporation.

He has no family relationship with any other Directors or major shareholders of the Company.

He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five years. He has no conflict of interest with the Company.




11 July 2006
Frontken Corporation Berhad was successfully listed on the MESDAQ Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. The listing exercise, which entailed the public issue of 118,750,000 new shares, raised RM31.4 million in IPO proceeds for the Group.

16 October 2006
Frontken (Singapore) wholly acquired Metall Treat Industries Pte Ltd, a company incorporated in Singapore.

Frontken actively participates in international trade exhibitions such as Martech 2006, Oil & Gas Industry Exhibition and Conference (OSEA) 2006 and Semicon 2006 to provide the latest updates on our products and services to potential customers.


13 January 2007
Frontken’s Kulim plant was officially opened by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Rafidah Aziz, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia.

10 May 2007
Frontken Corporation Berhad entered into agreement to acquire approximately 4.0 million ordinary shares, or 13.36% in Ares Green Technology Corporation, Taiwan. Upon completion of the acquisition, Frontken Corporation Behad’s equity stake in Ares Green Technology Corporation will increase to 32.36% – a move that will bring about powerful synergies between both R&D teams and kick start the Group’s expansion in the Asian region.

13~15 June 2007
Joint participation with Elliott Ebara at Asian Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Engineering Exhibition (OGA) 2007 in Kuala Lumpur, Asia’s biggest oil and gas show.

26 June 2007
The Company held its 3rd Annual General Meeting at Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.

21 July 2007
Celebrate our 11th anniversary at the Group’s Annual Dinner & Dance 2007.

24 September 2007
Frontken (Singapore) Pte Ltd signs Technology Cross License Agreement with Cincinnati Thermal Spray, Inc.

26 September 2007
Shareholders approve the proposed acquisition of Ares Green Technology Corporation at an Extraordinary General Meeting.

27 November 2007
Frontken Corporation Berhad signs Joint Venture Agreement with Marketech International Corporation to jointly develop surface metamorphosis engineering business in China.

27 November 2007
Metall-Treat Industries Pte Ltd (MTI) was accredited with ISO 9001:2000 and EN/JISQ/AS9100:2004 for special processes.

19 December 2007
Frontken Malaysia Sdn Bhd upgraded to ISO14001:2004 Environment Management System.

14 December 2007
Frontken Engineer Management Get Together to build rapport among management staff and inculcate a deep sense of belonging towards the Group.


5 March 2008
MTI relocated to bigger and modernise plant facilities in Gul Avenue, Singapore, to prepare for capacity expansion.

26~28 March 2008
Participated in Asia Pacific Maritime 2008 in Singapore, a gateway to the maritime industry in Asia, to showcase Frontken’s achievement and growing leadership in the global maritime industry.

4 April 2008
Signing of MOU with Iskandar Regional Development Authority to commemorate Frontken’s entry into the IDR in Johor.

8 April 2008
Frontken (Singapore) Pte Ltd became an Approved Vendor of Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing (SAM), a market leader in the design and manufacture of technology based aerospace components, which key customers include Boeing, EADS, GE Aircraft Engines, GKN Aerospace Services, Goodrich, Honeywell Aerospace, MAN Technologies, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Snecma Moteurs and other renowned aerospace OEMs.

11 April 2008
Frontken-AMT Engineering Sdn Bhd became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

23 May 2008
Signing of Business Alliance Agreement with Carboline Group to jointly undertake joint customer servicing and development efforts.

9 June 2008
Received appreciation letter from satisfied client conveying gratitude for the commitment and support rendered by the Frontken team. Frontken was able to respond to equipment failure in time, restoring operations and halting potentially great production losses.

19 June 2008
The Company held its 4th Annual General Meeting at Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.

12 ~ 28 July 2008
Frontken carried out on-site surface texturing works on steam turbine installation.

2 August 2008
Getting together at the Group’s Annual Dinner & Dance 2008.

20 October 2008
Promoting a culture of continuous learning – Management staff of Frontken attended Leadership and Teamwork Workshop.

27 October 2008
Metall-Treat Industries Pte Ltd was accredited by National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) for chemical processing services.

30 October 2008
Shareholders approved the proposed 2-for-5 bonus issue and amendments to the Articles of Association of the Company at an Extraordinary General Meeting.

1 November 2008
Opening of the Group’s service plant in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor.

3 ~ 6 November 2008
Joint participation with our agent, Emirates Link Technology, at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC).

18 November 2008
Transfer of the listing of our shares to the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

December 2008
Certification of Frontken (Johor) Sdn Bhd by FMC Technologies as Approved Coating Vendor for Shell Gumusut – Kakap Project.

15 ~ 19 December 2008
Regional Sales Training to continuously equip front line personnel with sales and marketing skills.

10 January 2009
Friendly soccer match between Frontken and Transnational Group in Singapore.


27 Feb 2009
Entered into a conditional share purchase agreement to acquire a 20% equity interest in Chinyee Engineering & Machinery Pte Ltd for a cash consideration of SGD820,000.

1 Jun 2009
Frontken Petroleum Sdn Bhd, formerly a 45.8% associate of Frontken Malaysia Sdn Bhd, became a 60.1% subsidiary via the capitalisation of debts.

10-12 Jun 2009
Participated in the Oil & Gas Asia 2009 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

25 Jun 2009
The Company held its 5th Annual General Meeting.

3 Jul 2009
Frontken (Singapore) Pte Ltd entered into a research and development collaboration agreement with Kriya Materials B.V. to develop innovative and commercially-significant nano-coating technologies.

14 July
Frontken (Singapore) Pte Ltd received outstanding quality rating from its customer, National Oilwell Varco.

20 August
The Executive Chairman of Frontken Corporation Berhad received the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award 2009.

29 October
Frontken Philippines Inc was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Manila Water Company Inc in recognition of it support in providing on-site electro-mechanical repair of equipment and restoring water supply during Tropical Typhoon Ondoy.


22 January
Frontken Corporation Berhad convened an Extraordinary General Meeting to approve 2-for-5 Rights Issue of Shares with Warrants, to raise gross proceeds of RM31.8 million.

2 February
Delegates from General Department for Defence Industry, Vietnam visited Frontken (Singapore) Pte Ltd to explore potential collaboration to deploy Frontken’s advanced surface metamorphosis technology in Vietnam.

16-18 March
As part of the Group’s effort in creating a culture of lifelong learning and supporting education, Frontken (East Malaysia) Sdn Bhd sponsored a team of students from SMK Bintulu to participate in 2010 First Lego League Malaysia Open Championship.

12 April
An internal reorganisation was implemented to streamline the Group’s corporate structure for better efficiency. The internal reorganisation resulted in Frontken Malaysia Sdn Bhd being made a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Frontken Corporation Berhad, instead of via Frontken (Singapore) Pte Ltd, another wholly-owned subsidiary.

13-23 April
Frontken Philippines Inc made major strides in geothermal energy sector by successfully completing the repair and restoration of a 63mw steam turbine rotor within a short timeframe, proving its ability to deliver complex solutions.

30 May
Frontken (Singapore) Pte Ltd incorporated a 49% subsidiary under the name of Frontken Qatar WLL in the State of Qatar jointly with Petroleum Technology Company WLL.

2 June
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts appointed Frontken (Singapore) Pte Ltd as an exclusive partner to sell and practise the SIFCO process.

22 June
Frontken Corporation Berhad convened its 6th Annual General Meeting.

8 July
Frontken Corporation Berhad was awarded the 2010 South East Asia Frost & Sullivan Technology Award in the Semiconductor Services Market, recognising the ability of the company to successfully develop and introduce new technology, formulate significant product performance contributions to the industry.

14 July
Frontken Malaysia Sdn Bhd, in supporting education and human capital development, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (“ITE”) to provide education and training to ITE students at its engineering plant.

23 July
Frontken (Singapore) Pte Ltd completed and handed over the design, supply, supervision, testing and commissioning of Impressed Current Cathodic Protection System for 135 km Yadana – Tangon 24” domestic gas pipeline.

12 August
Frontken Malaysia Sdn Bhd received the Infineon On-Site Service Suppliers Quality Performance Award 2010 for improvement in process control as a result of improvement initiatives by Frontken Malaysia Sdn Bhd and its customer, Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn Bhd.

17 September
Frontken Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Mines Resort City announced a joint green initiative to test, deploy and validate Frontken LED technology in Selangor’s Mines 2 Shopping Mall.

14-16 September
Employees of Frontken Philippines Inc received Electromagnetic Core Imperfection Detection Training at Iris Power in Canada to enable the Group to provide full testing capability on generators.

10 December
Frontken Corporation Berhad acquired an additional 8.5% equity stake in Ares Green Technology Corporation, making it a 50.6% subsidiary.


4 January
Elliot Company appointed Frontken (Singapore) Pte Ltd as the sole authorised service provider in Singapore and Malaysia for rotating machinery services.

15 March
Frontken (Singapore) Pte Ltd signed shareholders’ and subscription agreements to subscribe for 51% equity interest in Frontken Projects Pte Ltd (formerly known as Giga Projects Pte Ltd).

18 March
Frontken (Singapore) Pte Ltd received a Certificate of Appreciation from its customer, VDL Enabling Technologies Group (Singapore) Pte Led, in recognition of strong support and professional service rendered in 2010.

23 March
Frontken Corporation Berhad received the 2010-2011 Brandlaureate Award for Best Brand in Engineering – Industrial and Surface Metamorphosis Solutions.