Hock Seng Lee Berhad (HSL)'s origins date back to the mid-1960s when the three eldest brothers of the Yii family established what was principally a sand dredging and land fill operation.
The company was named after the first timber dredging vessel, Hock Seng Lee which the brothers purchased to start their partnership. Hock Seng Lee sounds like "good business" in the local Hokkien dialect and indeed it was.
Hock Seng Lee Development Company Sendirian Berhad, as the company was first known, grew rapidly and was incorporated in January 1979.
For more than thirty years, HSL has taken on land reclamation projects of increasing size and complexity acquiring complementary expertise in soil improvement works, shore protection, drainage and water reticulation activities.
On 10 June 1996, HSL was listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia on the construction counter and it has been profitable every year since its listing.
It has diversified into a wide range of civil engineering and construction works, including prestigious road works and new township developments, tunnel boring and complex infrastructure projects.
Today, HSL some over 800 full time staff, thirty per cent of whom hold tertiary or technical qualifications. Its headquarters is in Kuching and its operations extend throughout the state of Sarawak.
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