Year

Events

1987



YXG was incorporated in October 1987 under the name of Surego Sdn Bhd, where its directors and shareholders were Leong Kwok Heng and Noraini Binti Harun. Subsequently, the shareholders disposed their respective entire equity interests in YXG to Wong Chee Pank and Tan Poh Lian in November 1987, who also became the directors of YXG.

1988 – 1990






In March 1988, new YXG Shares were issued to new shareholders, Khoo Huah, Lim King Chuan, Chu Law Jin, Ng Yih Chen and Lee Yoke Lin. In December 1988, the directors of YXG were Wong Chee Pank, Chu Law Jin and Ng Yih Chen.

In December 1989, YXG changed its name to Singapore Jewellery Sdn Bhd.

Wong Chee Pank and Tan Poh Lian disposed their respective entire equity interests in YXG to Ng Yih Chen in 1990 and the directors were Chu Law Jin and Ng Yih Chen.  

1992




YXG assumed its current name and commenced wholesale of gold jewellery serving trade customers namely jewellery retailers in 1992. Further to the acquisitions of YXG Shares from Khoo Huah, Lim King Chuan, Chu Law Jin and Lee Yoke Lin, the directors and shareholders of YXG in November 1992 were the late Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ng Teck Fong, Puan Sri Datin Gan Sao Wah @ Gan Sao Eng, Datuk Ng Yih Pyng, Ng Yih Chen and Ng Sheau Chyn. 

1997






GPM was incorporated in 1997, where its directors were the late Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ng Teck Fong, Datuk Ng Yih Pyng and Ng Sheau Chyn and shareholders were the late Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ng Teck Fong and Datuk Ng Yih Pyng.

YXG became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tomei Gold & Jewellery Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd (“TGJH”) when TGJH acquired the entire equity interest in YXG from the late Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ng Teck Fong, Puan Sri Datin Gan Sao Wah @ Gan Sao Eng, Datuk Ng Yih Pyng, Ng Yih Chen and Ng Sheau Chyn.

1998 -1999












In 1998, GPM obtained a manufacturing license from MITI and commenced operations as a manufacturer of jewellery focusing on chain jewellery products in 1999. GPM started manufacturing a range of gold and silver chain jewellery products including box, belcher, cable, curb, double cable and hollow knitted mesh chain designs.

GPM also commenced refining of precious metals in 1999, which was mainly for our Group’s internal use as part of our jewellery manufacturing process.

GPM become a joint venture company in 1999 owned by TGJH, Ratna Unggul Sdn Bhd (“RUSB”), C. Hafner GmbH + Co Gold-und Silberscheide Anstalt (“C. Hafner”) and Eugen Schofer GmbH + Co. KG (“Eugen Schofer”). RUSB is principally an investment holding company and C. Hafner is a German company established in 1850 that specialises in refining and recycling of precious metals, while Eugen Schofer is a German company established in 1904 that specialises in design and manufacturing of jewellery chains.

2000                                                                                 

EASB was incorporated in 2000 under the name of Tomei Gold & Jewellery (IOI) Sdn Bhd, where its directors and shareholders were the late Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ng Teck Fong, Datuk Ng Yih Pyng and Ng Yih Chen. EASB was principally engaged in sale and trading of gold ornaments (such as zodiac signs and Chinese New Year auspicious gold decorative/display items) and jewellery (such as gemstone and precious metals jewellery).

2001                                                                                         

GPM commenced precision cutting using CNC cutting machine to perform diamond cutting finishing on gold jewellery such as beads and rings. Diamond cutting is a type of finishing process that creates a uniformed geometric design on the surface of the precious metal in order to achieve light reflecting properties or a shiny appearance to the precious metal. As at the LPD, we are still using this precision cutting as part of our finishing process on our gold jewellery such as beads, chains, rings, bangles and pendants.

2002 GPM established our own in-house design team and commenced gold jewellery design.
2003                                          

GPM started exporting jewellery products namely silver chains to Germany and gold jewellery to Singapore and Indonesia in 2003 and subsequently expanded its export markets to Hong Kong in 2013 and Myanmar in 2014.

2004   
            
          
                                                              

C. Hafner disposed its entire equity interests in GPM to Eugen Schofer.

GPM commenced bead manufacturing for bead chains, a type of design which involves the formation of balls or beads of chains that are interconnected to become necklaces, bracelets and anklets. The beads can also be used to produce pendants, charms or earrings, as well as assembled to form designs on jewelleries.

2006   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

RUSB disposed its entire equity interests in GPM to Tomei.

EASB became an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Tomei in 2006 when Tomei Gold & Jewellery (MJ) Sdn Bhd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tomei in 2006) acquired the entire equity interest in EASB from the late Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ng Teck Fong, Datuk Ng Yih Pyng, Ng Yih Chen and Sinar Raya Trading Sdn Bhd (directors were the late Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ng Teck Fong and Ng Yih Chen and shareholder was Tomei Retail Sdn Bhd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tomei in 2006)). During that period, EASB was principally involved in retailing of jewellery and subsequently became inactive in 2010.

YXG also became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tomei in 2006 when Tomei acquired the entire equity interest in YXG from TGJH.

As subsidiaries of Tomei, YXG, GPM and EASB were part of the listing group of Tomei on the Second Board of Bursa Securities in 2006. Tomei was subsequently transferred to the Main Board (now known as the Main Market) of Bursa Securities in 2007.

2007                                                                                       

YXG obtained ISO 9001:2000 accreditation for trading of gold jewellery and related articles from SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd. GPM obtained ISO 9001:2000 accreditation for design, manufacture and sales of gold jewellery and related articles from SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd. As at the LPD, both certifications were renewed and upgraded to ISO 9001:2015 which is valid until June 2022. These ISO 9001 certifications indicate that YXG and GPM adhere to international standards on quality management systems.

2010                                                                                                        

Eugen Schofer disposed its entire equity interests in GPM to Schofer Germany – The Chain Company GmbH & Co., KG (“Schofer Germany”). Schofer Germany is principally involved in manufacturing and supplying jewellery chains.

Eugen Schofer, C. Hafner and Schofer Germany, being our German partners, have been instrumental in our growth with their transfer of knowledge and technology relating to jewellery chain manufacturing, and precious metal refining respectively.

2011                                            

GPM continued to expand our range of in-house designed and manufactured chain jewellery by introducing approximately 150 chain designs including, among others, barley corn, figaro and S-curb chain designs.

2012     



EASB assumed its present name in 2012 and became a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Tomei when Tomei acquired the entire equity interest in EASB from Tomei Gold & Jewellery (MJ) Sdn Bhd. Part of our business strategies includes providing assaying services for precious metals through EASB. As at the LPD, EASB has not commenced operations.

2013







As part of our design and development capabilities, GPM registered 2 industrial designs with Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia for linked bead chain jewellery products in 2013. Since then, GPM continued to register 3 more industrial designs for linked bead chain jewellery products and 1 design for casting box chain jewellery product between 2014 and 2018. As at the LPD, 4 out of the 6 registered industrial designs registered by GPM are still valid, while the remaining 2 industrial designs have expired. These chain jewellery products are hand-crafted, where each loop is manually linked by our craftsmen.

2014


Schofer Germany disposed its entire equity interests in GPM to Tomei and Tomei became the sole shareholder in GPM. As such, GPM became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tomei.

2015



YXG established its first sales office in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah for its wholesale operations to serve trade customers in East Malaysia. Since 1 June 2021, the said sales office in Sabah has been undertaken by GPM.

2018


GPM started using 3D printing technology for jewellery designs, which enabled us to create complex and customised designs and master patterns for investment casting of jewellery items.

2019


GPM expanded our hollow gold jewellery range of products through the manufacturing of hollow cable chain.

2020








GPM commenced laser engraving technology and mould making for stamping using fibre laser engraving machine.

YXG established and commenced an online sales order system for our trade customers to place orders for gold jewellery.

GRSB was incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tomei. GRSB intends to provide refining services of precious metals. As at the LPD, GRSB has not commenced operations.

2021

YXPM was incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tomei and principally as an investment holding company.