SDB began in 1962, when Mr. Teh Kien Toh incorporated Selangor Dredging Limited. In 1964, the company changed its name to Selangor Dredging Berhad upon listing on the main board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. For over two decades, the companys sole business was tin mining, operating two dredges in Dengkil.
The Worlds Largest Dredge.
Dengkil, Selangor, 1973.
Selangor Dredging Berhad made history by becoming the first Malaysian company to construct and operate a dredge. Then in 1971, the company began constructing its second dredge, which became the largest and most advanced dredge in the world.
In the early 1980s, Selangor Dredging began to put in motion a plan for diversification. This led to the companys involvement various activities including hardware manufacturing and retail manufacturing of tyre rims for our national car Proton and Perodua.
In 1985, Wisma Selangor Dredging, the companys first property was completed and immediately became one of the most prestigious corporate addresses in Kuala Lumpur. In 1997, SDBs hotel property was completed. After a period of consolidation which completed in 2004, SDB is now fully a property company, principally involved in hotel, property management and leasing and ultimately property development.
SDB Properties, SDBs wholly owned property development arm has come up with innovative designs and seeks to deliver quality goods and services to all its purchasers. Like its property development arm, the hotel property also has created excitement in Kuala Lumpur by being the first Malaysian owned and managed boutique urban resort.
Standing by its brand promise and core values, SDB will continue to excel now and in the future.