Southern Steel Group is a leading Malaysian Steel Group with 60 years of experience and expertise in steel products manufacturing. Its strong shareholder line-ups include Hong Leong Manufacturing Group Sdn Bhd and Signaland Sdn Bhd which are members of Hong Leong Group Malaysia, and the founding business families based in Penang. Hong Leong Group Malaysia is among the top ten diversified conglomerate in Malaysia.
Bringing Excellence In Quality
Year 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of SOUTHERN STEEL BERHAD ("SSB"), formerly known as Southern Iron & Steel Works. SSB founded by Southern Rubber, Guan Aik Moh and Hong Bee Hardware in 1963. Work began on its galvanized sheet plant in Nibong Tebal in 1964 and production started a year later. This was followed by a rolling mill and a pipe factory.
In 1980, NatSteel of Singapore was invited to be the technical partner for a quantum leap initiative. Hong Leong Malaysia also became a partner in 1981 when its proposed steel mill project was merged with SSB. The 1980s saw rapid expansion with the acquisition of Southern Pipe, Southern Wire and the building of Steel Making Plant.
In 1993, SSB was listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, followed by the acquisition of Southern Steel Mesh and other major expansions by the group companies. In 1996 and 2012, Hong Leong bought SSB shares from Fleet Group and NatSteel respectively to become the major shareholder.
Galvanising Steel Sheet line started in 1964.
Opening ceremony of Southern Iron & Steel Works Sdn Bhd, Nibong Tebal on 6th March 1965.
Pipes collection station of Steel Pipes forming line in 1967.
Opening ceremony of Southern Iron & Steel Works Sdn Bhd, Prai.
A Steel Wire Rod line was added into Rolling Mill 1 in 1986, which until then was only producing Steel Bars.
The 1st DC Arc Furnace in Asia outside of Japan was installed in Steel Making Plant 1 at the Southern Iron & Steel Works Sdn Bhd, Prai.
Southern Iron & Steel Works Sdn Bhd embraced a new corporate identity. Its name was changed to Southern Steel Berhad and was listed on Malaysia KLSE main board in 1993.
Aerial view of Southern Steel Berhad at Prai, Penang, Malaysia.