Listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, PPB Group Berhad was incorporated in Malaysia in 1968 as Perlis Plantations Berhad, and is engaged in investment holding and property investment.
PPB owns and manages several retail/commercial properties comprising a shopping complex, Cheras LeisureMall, and an office building, Cheras Plaza in Taman Segar, Kuala Lumpur as well as New World Park and the Whiteaways Arcade in Georgetown, Penang. PPB Hartabina Sdn Bhd and PPB Property Development Sdn Bhd, wholly-owned subsidiaries of PPB, carry out property development and project management services respectively for projects undertaken/owned by PPB group companies and affiliates.
PPB Group’s main core contributor, Grains & Agribusiness, comprises flour and animal feed milling; grains trading and livestock farming. The FFM Group in which PPB has 80% equity interest, owns and operates a total of five flour mills in the country, two in Vietnam and one each in Thailand and Indonesia. FFM Group also has 20% interest in nine associates in China with a combined flour milling capacity of 14,950 mt/day. Under the Consumer Products segment, the Group has moved into downstream activities including food processing, bakery, marketing and distribution of edible oils and consumer products as well as manufacturing of toiletries and household products.
In the Film Exhibition and Distribution segment, 100%-owned Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd is the largest film exhibitor in Malaysia with 306 screens in 33 locations nationwide, capturing more than 40% of domestic box office collections.
PPB’s strategic acquisitions and business ventures over the years have enabled it to successfully diversify its businesses to include the Environmental Engineering and Utilities segment led by Chemquest Group in which PPB has 55% equity interest. This segment provides water engineering, sewage treatment, solid waste management and flood mitigation services.
As one of the largest shareholders, PPB owns 18.6% equity interest in one of Asia’s largest integrated agribusiness groups, Wilmar International Limited which has over 500 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries.
Since incorporation, PPB Group has grown into a major conglomerate with assets and market capitalisation totaling RM21.93 billion and RM18.85 billion respectively as at 31 December 2015.
PPB Group currently has operations in Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Singapore with more than 4,000 employees in the Malaysian operations.