ABOUT US

Your Innovative Solutions Partner

Our Company

Overview

Incorporated in Malaysia in April 2003, Kemaman Bitumen Company Sdn. Bhd. (KBC), is wholly owned by the Tipco Asphalt Group of Companies.

KBC's one-of-a-kind refinery in South-East Asia is designed to process heavy Naphthenic Crude Oils. Located in Kemaman in Peninsular Malaysia, this Asphalt-focused refinery is licensed to process 100,000 bbls of crude oil per day and produces high-quality Naphthenic Asphalt, Atmospheric Gas Oil (AGO), Vacuum Gas Oil (VGO), and Naphtha.

To further accelerate our growth, KBC Trading Sdn Bhd was established in July 2015 to manage the retail sales of petroleum bitumen in the Malaysian market.

In line with KBC's strategic plans to improve its market penetration, a joint venture company, Borneo Asphalt Sdn Bhd (BASB) was incorporated in June 2017 in the State of Sarawak. BASB is well on its way to become a supplier of choice for the road construction industry in southern Sarawak.

About Us
mission

To be a Globally Preferred Integrated Asphalt Solutions Partner

vision 2025

To Provide Asphalt Solutions in a Suitable Manner Led by an Innovative Culture

In a short time, KBC has become a leading Asphalt player in the region and has contributed significantly towards increasing the Asphalt supply.

Living up to our status of an export-oriented unit, our products are currently distributed to approximately 30 markets globally. Closer to home, KBC has captured a significant part of the domestic Asphalt market in Malaysia.

Through our promoters, KBC has the benefit of access to the latest technology on Asphalt, Asphalt-products and their applications in road construction & maintenance as well as strategic marketing and logistics support.

Our Leaders
kemaman bitumen company
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chaiwat Srivalwat
Chairman
Somchit Sertthin
Director
Jacques Marcel Pastor
Director
Hugues De Champs
Director
Koh Lai Huat
Director
Sanjay Grover
Director & CEO
Puwanat Wantanachaisaeng
Director & Senior General
Ismail Abdul Hamid
Director
SHAREHOLDING STRUCTURE

TIPCO

100%

KBC

50%

SENARI

50%

BASB

Message from CEO
KBC is one of South-East Asia's premier Asphalt producers, meeting the demand for various grades of Asphalt within and outside Malaysia. The company was conceived with the strategic objective of establishing a world-class refinery focused on producing over 1 million tons of high-quality Asphalt every year.

Sanjay Grover

Director & CEO

Message from CEO

Kemaman Bitumen Company is one of south-east Asia’s premier Asphalt producers, meeting the demand for various grades of Asphalt within and outside Malaysia. The company was conceived with the strategic objective of setting up a world class refinery focused on producing over 1 million tons of high quality Asphalt every year. Presently, the refinery has completed a debottlenecking project to process 30 thousand barrels of crude oil every day and is already supplying Asphalt to customers within Malaysia as well as Thailand, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Australia and many more markets. Our aim is to be the most reliable partner for infrastructure development programs in the countries that we serve and be a leading player in the Asphalt market on the strength of our partnership with our customers.

While the western economies continue their efforts to spur economic recovery in that part of the world, Asia still remains the continent that is witnessing relatively stronger economic activity. This has made the focus on the Asian countries much stronger and sharper than before and business is naturally gravitating towards markets where it sees opportunity to grow. At the same time, Governments in most Asian countries are rolling out ambitious plans for infrastructure development to support the anticipated increase in business activities. KBC is ideally placed to take advantage of this strong Asian focus and the enhanced level of infrastructural growth.

Closer to home, the 11th Plan in Malaysia clearly identifies the need for strengthening infrastructure to support economic expansion and envisages considerable development funding, especially in the infrastructure construction sector. Our mission is aligned with the National vision along the lines of similar strategic thrusts:

Supporting Continuous Economic Growth

Our company objectives are tied to economic growth in the region, as well as the local area. Towards this end, KBC will require human resources and support from the local services industry, such as maintenance services, security and safety surveillance services, and land-transport services. These services will be offered to local and capable companies, especially Bumiputra companies.

Improving National Production Capacity and Competitiveness

Together with the national oil company, the total local Asphalt production capacity now exceeds 1.5 million tons per annum. This is more than twice the local Asphalt demand and with KBC’s supply envelope spreading across many regional countries, it has put “Kemaman” on the map as a quality Asphalt brand and a leading supplier in this region.

Promoting Technology and Human Capital Development

KBC will further improve in refining and Asphalt technology as we have strategic partners with vast international experience and technological know-how in Asphalt as well as its applications in road and airport construction. As KBC grows into a major player in the local Asphalt market, we will train more local talent and develop new applications and techniques for the Malaysian market.

KBC will continue on this journey with operational safety as top priority, whilst maintaining a coherent growth policy that will enable us to leverage on and maximize the utilization of our resource capabilities and assets. This in the long term would enable us to realize our aspirations to be the “Region’s leading Asphalt Refinery and Asphalt Marketer"

Sanjay Grover

Chief Executive Officer
Certifications
What we are driven by

Industry Leading Standards

1

ISO 9001:2015

Quality Management Systems

2

ISO 14001:2015

Environmental Management Systems

3

ISO 45001:2018

Occupational Health and Safety

To ensure our products meet the highest quality standards, all raw materials as well as finished products are inspected under rigorous quality control at our ISO 17025-certified laboratory at every stage of production.

Technical Support
end-to-end solutions

Technical Support

Achieving customer satisfaction will always be the cornerstone of KBC's success. With a well-trained technical team, backed up by the strong R&D infrastructure of TIPCO Asphalt, KBC provides customers timely assistance on product usage and advice on new technology or emergency troubleshooting.

Global Presence
product exports

KBC’s Asphalt Footprint

1
KBC Malaysia
2
Thailand
3
Singapore
4
Brunei
5
Indonesia
6
China
7
Cambodia
8
Vietnam
9
Philippines
10
Laos
11
Myanmar
12
Bangladesh
13
India
14
Australia
15
New Zealand
16
New Calendonia
17
Fiji
18
Tahiti
19
Oman
20
Saudi Arabia
21
Mauritius
22
Reunion Island
23
Madagascar
24
Mayotte
25
Cameroon
26
Nigeria
27
South Africa
28
Angola
29
Algeria
30
United States
of America (Hawaii)
Our Stakeholders

Our Stakeholders

R&D
CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVING

Research & Development

With access to TIPCO Asphalt's R&D Centre in Thailand and COLAS Group's Campus for Science and Techniques (CST) in France, our research and development program encourages creativity, exchanges know-how, optimizes and eventually brings the best solutions closer to customers.