Founded in 1920, CLAYTAN Group manufactures high quality ceramic products ranging from vitrified clay pipes, sanitaryware, artware, tableware to hotelware. Combining nearly a century worth of experience and cutting-edge ceramics manufacturing technology from Japan and Europe, we are one of the most experienced Malaysia ceramics manufacturers with the most diversified ceramic products range in the country.
The late Mr. Tan Soon Heng, a native of Teochew from the southern province of Guangdong, China came to the then Malaya at the turn of the 20th Century armed with the craftsmanship of a 3000-year old tradition.
In 1920, he started a small cottage workshop with a few friends in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur to produce large earthen jars. Few years later, Mr. Tan decided to set up a separate business by himself in Bachang, Malacca. In 1925, Ban Hoe Huat Pottery, was established and major production of rubber cup for the rubber estate of multi-national company. When clay deposits were discovered in Johor in 1935, Mr. Tan Sr. moved further south to Ayer Hitam to produce subsoil pipes and latex cups for the market in the southern region. Thus, with a small workforce of 15 persons, Johore Pipe Company (JPC) was born.
In 1958, Mr. Tan Soon Heng passed away and his son Mr. Tan Chong Cheng took over the helm of JPC. From there on for the next for decades the CLAYTAN Group has grown many times over under the stewardship of Mr. Tan Jr. to realize the dream and vision of his late father, to be the mist diversified ceramic manufacture in Malaysia, producing a wide array of ceramic ware ranging from vitrified clay pipes, sanitaryware, artware to hotelware and household tableware.