history of DPS Resources Group can be traced
back to the early 1980s when Datuk Dr Sow Chin Chuan, a Promoter of DPS Resources,
ventured into the wood-based industry in Melaka when he set up Shing Huat Sawmill
Sdn Bhd (now known as DPS Realty Sdn Bhd), a company principally involved in timber
trading. Recognising the lucrative opportunities ahead in the wood-based industry,
Datuk Dr Sow extended his interests in the industry when he, together with his
spouse, Datin Chu Kim Guek, acquired the entire equity interest in DPS Industries
and Shantawood in 1992 and 1995 respectively. These companies were then principally
involved in sawmilling and manufacturing of wooden chairs respectively. Under
the resourceful stewardship of Datuk Dr Sow, DPS Industries' and Shantawood's
involvement in wood-based products expanded tremendously. These companies became
involved in manufacturing of rubberwood furniture, rooftruss, plywood doors and
wooden window frames, sawmilling, kiln drying, and wood treatment.
the years, DPS Resources Group has managed
to establish its reputation in the wood-based industry. With its vertical involvement
in the wood-based industry, from upstream activities consisting of pressure treatment
and kiln drying, to downstream activities consisting of furniture manufacturing,
DPS Resources Group has become a strong local player of the industry. Today, DPS
Resources Group focuses on the manufacture of rubberwood kitchen furniture
for both the local and overseas markets. For the financial year ended 31 December
2003, approximately 70% and 63% of its turnover and profit after taxation are
contributed by exports.
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Resources Group's revenue and profits are principally sourced from
three (3) areas. Of utmost importance to DPS Resources
Group are rubberwood furniture designed with various styles and concepts
to serve different target markets. These products are mainly manufactured in accordance
to customers's cifications, and are principally exported. Nonetheless, other than
being OEMs for various foreign brands, DPS Resources
Group also manufactures rubberwood furniture under its own three-leaves
green trademark. Of the many types of furniture, DPS
Resources Group focuses on rubberwood kitchen furniture. Nonetheless,
where opportunities arise, DPS Resources Group's
production versatility enables it to produce other furniture, from home furnishings
to commercial furniture, using various types of wood.
also has one of the largest kiln drying facilities in Melaka. After undertaking
processes such as pressure treatment, kiln drying and lamination, components and
materials are further processed into furniture. Excess components and materials
are sold to other smaller local furniture manufacturers as semi-finished products.
DPS Resources Group is also involved in manufacturing of rooftruss.