Mega First Corporation Berhad (MFCB) is a diversified company operating in 3 main divisions – Power Generation, Resources and Property Development and Investment. The Group operates mainly in Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China.


MILESTONES
  1966
Incorporated in Malaysia on 25 April.
  1969
Converted to a Public Company on 31 December.
  1970
Listed on Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) on 11 August.
  1990 Adopted present name, MFCB on 15 March.
   
Completed restructuring through the emergence of a white knight. MFCB’s principal business then were quarrying of limestone in Baling (via Lime & Lime Products Sdn Bhd) and Simpang Pulai (via Syarikat Cheng Sun Quarry Sdn Bhd) and trading and distribution of industrial, agro and petroleum based products (via Perusahaan Kimia Gemilang Sdn Bhd (PKG)). PKG was disposed off in February 1992.
  1991
Acquired 100% equity interest in Mamut Copper Mining Sdn Bhd (MCM). MCM then operated the Mamut Copper Mine, an open pit mine at Ranau on the Southern Eastern slopes of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah.
   
Relisted on KLSE on 7 June after a restructuring.
   
Acquired 26.7% equity interest in Palmco Holdings Berhad (PHB). PHB became an associate on 31 July.
  1992
Acquired 36.2% equity interest in Rock Chemical Industries (Malaysia) Berhad (RCI). RCI became an associate on 8 January.
  1994
Acquired 60% equity interest in CEL Tractors Sdn Bhd, which was principally involved in the trading of heavy equipment. This subsidiary was disposed off in March 2001.
  1995
Bloxwich International Sdn Bhd (BISB), a 51% owned subsidiary, acquired 100% equity interest in Bloxwich Engineering Ltd (BEL), which was principally involved in manufacturing container locking gears and automotive components.
   
Serudong Power Sdn Bhd (51% owned subsidiary) was granted the right to build, own and operate a 36MW power plant in Tawau, Sabah. The power plant commenced commercial operation on 2 December 1996.
  1996
Acquired 60% equity interest in Shaoxing Mega Heat And Power Co., Ltd, a heat and power producer in the town of Qixian, Shaoxing County in the Zhejiang Province, China.
   
  1997
Completed the disposal to IOI Corporation Berhad the Group’s 32.96% equity interest in PHB.
   
Expanded the Property Division with the acquisition of Gombak Land Sdn Bhd. This resulted in the Division having development projects in Ipoh, Melaka and the Klang Valley.
  1999
Mamut Copper Mine closed.
  2001
Disposed off 100% equity interest in Lime & Lime Products Sdn Bhd together with its 97.5% equity interest in Parrange Sdn Bhd.
   
BEL acquired 100% equity interest in Bloxwich Industries (Pty) Limited and Bloxwich Tool & Die (Pty) Limited.
  2003
Idaman Harmoni Sdn Bhd (65% owned subsidiary) completed its acquisition of the PJ8 development land.
  2004
Entered into Joint Venture Agreement with IJM Properties Sdn Bhd to develop PJ8 land.
   
RCI became a subsidiary.
  2007
Batamas Sdn Bhd became a subsidiary of RCI.
Exited from the automotive components business in the UK.
  2008
Signed the Project Development Agreement for the Don Sahong Hydropower Project in Champasak Province, Laos (Don Sahong Project). The Don Sahong Project is a run-of-river hydropower project which will have a capacity of 256MW.
   
Entered into Shareholders Agreement with IJM Corporation Berhad to set up a joint venture to hold together with the Government of Laos and other investors, the shares in a project company that will be undertaking the development and operation of the Don Sahong Project.
    Exited from the automotive components business in South Africa.
  2010
Increased shareholding in Hexachase Corporation Sdn Bhd (Hexachase) from 50% to 52.38%. Hexachase became a subsidiary on 6 April.
Signed the Memorandum of Undertaking with Electricite Du Laos, Lao People's Democratic Republic (EDL), for the Don Sahong Project.
MFCB became a substantial shareholder of Jadi Imaging Holdings Berhad.
Acquired from IJM Corporation Berhad its interest in the Don Sahong Project.
  2012 Acquired 100% equity interest in Anting Sendirian Berhad and Sri Anting Sdn. Bhd.
Completed the take-over offer to acquire all the remaining interests in RCI, which resulted in RCI becoming a 100%-owned subsidiary. On 11 April 2013, RCI converted from public company to private company and has adopted Rock Chemical Industries (Malaysia) Sdn. Berhad as its new name.
  2013 Obtained approval from the Royal Government of Cambodia for the concession of a plot of land measuring 9,477 hectares situated in the Namlear Wildlife Sanctuary Zone, Mondulkiri Province, Kingdom of Cambodia primarily for the development and cultivation of rubber.
Signed the Tariff Memorandum of Understanding with EDL for the Don Sahong Project.
   
* Last updated on 25 March 2014.


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