Hasrat Meranti Sdn Bhd (HM) was incorporated to manufacture multiwall industrial paper sacks, mainly cement paper bags.
Commenced operations at a factory on a 3.5 acre site in Kanthan Industrial Estate at Chemor, Perak. Perak Hanjoong Simen Sdn Bhd, one of the major cement producers in Malaysia, was a major customer of HM then.
HM expanded export sales to Bangladesh, Brunei and Hong Kong
Hasrat Meranti’s factory located in Kanthan Industrial Estate, Chemor was severely damaged during a fire.
Kanthan factory was re-constructed and resumed operations.
Accredited with ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.
Acquisition of another factory in Kanthan Industrial Estate and invested in up-to-date machinery and equipment.
Hasrat Meranti (Tapah) Sdn Bhd (HM Tapah), a wholly-owned subsidiary of HM, was set up to facilitate the expansion of the production of cement bags.
• The new plant in Tapah Road, Perak with state-of-the art machine started operation.
• HM launched a new logo and tagline
• Hasrat Meranti (Chemor) Sdn Bhd (HM Chemor) became a wholly-owned subsidiary of HM, to undertake the production of non-cement paper bags.