The Golden Pharos Bhd (GPB) Group produces
timber doors namely solid doors, engineered doors, high end doors
and related components of doors. Apart from that the Group also
produces tempered safety glass, tempered sheet glass for glazed door
production, sawn timber, plywood and garden furniture.
The core business of doors was taken over from
Golden Pharos Wood Industries Sdn Bhd, which had started operations
in 1980. Manufacturing facilities and warehouse are located in
Kapar, Klang. Approx. 25,000 doors are produced each month, 60% of
which are engineered doors and the balance, solid panelled and
glazed doors. The doors are marketed in the UK, US, Europe,
Australia and South Korea. The tempered sheet glass is also produced
both for the local architectural glass market and the serial glass
The Group has a marketing and distribution arm in
the UK and US, and is the first Malaysian door manufacturer to have
a substantial equity control over its major overseas distributors.
Production of tempered glass was entered into in
May 1992. The plant, located at Telok Panglima Garang Industrial
Site near Banting, is capable of producing 20,000 sq m of tempered
glass per month. The second phase glass production to supply
architectural glass and shower screens for domestic buildings and
the construction industry, was implemented in November 1992.
Production capacity is approx. 120,000 sq m of glass per annum.
GPB became a fully integrated timber corporation
with the acquisition of Permint Timber Corporation Sdn Bhd in March
1996. With this acquisition, the Group is geared towards playing a
major role in the export of sawn timber, plywood and related timber
products. The forest concession area is in the process of
certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which would
bring recognition of sustainable management by the Group of forest
resources, a key factor for European customers.
The Group underwent a rationalisation exercise in
1998. The exercise involves the creation of two divisions which are
housed under two wholly-owned subsidiaries specifically for the
manufacture of timber doors and the production of tempered