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Monday, 7 June 2010

UMW Is One Of Top Five Malaysia's Most Admired Companies (Wall Street Journal)

The UMW Group has grown to become a leading global conglomerate.

From A Humble Automotive repair shop which was set up by a bicycle shop apprentice 92 years ago, UMW is now a leading industrial enterprise with diverse and global interests in the automotive, equipment, manufacturing and engineering, and oil and gas industries. Strategic alliances with leading global organisations have helped position the UMW Group as a leader in its core businesses. The UMW Group has expanded beyond Malaysian shores; now it has operations overseas in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Taiwan, China, India, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Turkmenistan with a total workforce of almost 10,500.

In line with the Group's growing presence in the global arena, its inspired workforce has embraced a new rallying call - Beyond Boundaries. Beyond Boundaries is not only about crossing geographical or physical borders. It is also about removing the boundaries of their minds and overcoming all obstacles that stand in their way, always standing by the UMW core values of being honourable, vibrant, unshakeable and pioneering.

It has been almost three years since UMW unveiled its rejuvenated brand to the world and the results have been very positive. Today the group is vibrant, forward-looking and is regarded as an international and modern conglomerate.

UMW was recently ranked Top Five of Malaysia's Most Admired Companies by the Wall Street Journal Asia in the 2009 Asia 200 survey - the only GLC and also the only company in the PNB Group to be in the top 5 position.UMW was also ranked amongst the Top 3 in the Quality Category, Top 5 in Corporate Reputation and Top 5 in the Innovation Category. UMW's sharp rise to the top spot reflects its fast-growing global reputation as a market leader in Malaysia's business world.

"For the past 11 years PNB has played a significant role in creating awareness and educating the public on making wise investment decisions through the Minggu Saham Amanah Malaysia (MSAM) exhibition. The public is taught on how to invest intelligently and the exhibition has provided a framework opportunity for doing so. The continuing investment education programme undertaken by MSAM is good for the people and also cautions the public against investing in fraudulent or unprofitable schemes. We hope that, through MSAM, the public will realise that there is no short cut to making quick money and that profitable and safe investments are a good way to safeguard their future."

-DATO' ABDUL HALIM HARUN, PRESIDENT & GROUP CEO UMW HOLDINGS BHD


Ashraf Said: Although just only a week with this co. I already feel a sense of belonging here. I can see my future here, maybe after ACCA I will work here coz Dato Abdul Halim himself is  one of my idol together with Tun M of coz. Maybe we can make the hot chair of CEO & President Of UMW Group as a legacy, legacy for Accountancy UiTM Shah Alam Ex-Students.Insyallah.... 

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