The Analabs Group has been involved in the environmental and industrial related business since 1936 in Singapore and 1965 in Malaysia. With more than four decades of experience in the industry, the group continues to chart its success in the environmental business and has successfully positioned itself as one of the pioneers in providing quality laboratory testing by meeting ISO/IEC Guide 17025 and ISO 9002 standards.
On the premise of these achievements and accreditation from its list of reputable clientele, the Analabs Group embarked on its objective to create a “one-stop” centre for industrialists by diversifying into the trading of industrial chemicals. With the growing awareness to be environmentally and ecologically correct, the Group is utilizing its expertise and technological know-how in the provision of industrial waste recycling services.
Over the years, under the leadership of Mr Kan Yow Kheong, the Analabs Group has ventured into other industries, such as property, piping construction, and prawn cultivation and delivered exceptional performance and results.
To take the group into the next century by holding on to the group’s strategies and policies as follows:
Analabs was incorporated as a public limited company in Malaysia on 16 September 1998 under the Companies Act, 1965. Today, Analabs Resources Berhad is principally an investment holding company and provides management services to its subsidiary companies. Its subsidiaries are involved in manufacturing, formulation and sales of resin, chemicals and building materials, waste recycling, waste reduction, treatment, processing and recovery of chemical waste, renting of properties, shares investments, prawn cultivation and pipe laying contractual works.
Mr Kan Yow Kheong, the founder had started working in The Analytical Laboratories Malaysia Sdn Bhd (TAL). The founder then took over TAL from the former management. TAL is a specialist in laboratory testing, analysis of effluent water according to the Government’s effluent standards as well as boiler and cooling tower analysis.
Listed Analabs Resources Berhad on Bursa Malaysia in year 2000 :
In the year 2021, Analabs Resources Berhad disposed 100% equity interest in Cleanway Disposal Services Pte Ltd.
Mr. Kan Yow Kheong was appointed to the Board of Directors of Analabs as the Executive Chairman on 19 November 1999. Mr. Kan, who is also the major shareholder, joined The Analytical Laboratories (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. as a manager of the laboratory in 1980. Trained as a chemist, he graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a degree in Chemistry (Honours).
Having successfully completed the Top Management Program from the Manila-based Asian Institute of Management in 1988, he went on to obtain his Diploma in Marketing Management from CIM (UK) and finally Honours in MBA from Oklahoma City University, USA.
He is the father of Mr. Kan Mun Hoow, who is also the Group Chief Executive Officer and has no other family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company.
Mr. Kan Mun Hoow was appointed to the Board of Directors of Analabs as the Executive Director on 9 March 2017 and was re-designated as the Group CEO on 1 April 2022. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Hons) in the year 2002 from Western Michigan University, USA. Upon completion of his studies, he joined Resources Conservation Sdn. Bhd. as a Junior Engineer from the year 2002 to 2007. During his tenure in RCSB, he continued with his education in SEGI College and graduated with a Diploma in Accounting. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Institution of Engineers of Malaysia. He joined Coveright Surfaces Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. on 1 December 2010 as Technical Services Engineer and was promoted as Factory Manager and subsequently a Director of CSM on 6 July 2011, a position he holds until to date.
He is the son of Mr. Kan Yow Kheong, the Executive Chairman and the major shareholder of Analabs. He has no other family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company.
Ms. Chia Yee Yan, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 9 May 2022 as an Independent Non Executive Director. Ms. Chia graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Accounting with First Class Honors from Universiti Utara Malaysia. She was instrumental in developing both offline and online marketing plans to establish a brand identity and also strengthen the company’s reputation to stand out from competition. She has managed the distributorship for customers in the South East Asia region for the past 3 years. She is currently actively involved in the brand management for a newly started-up body care product in Malaysia. Apart from that, she is also involved in the accounting and administrative aspects of a company that is involved in fashion apparel.
Mr. Clifton Heath Fernandez was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 16 February 2016 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Mr. Clifton is a fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. He holds a Diploma in Management from the Malaysian Institute of Management and a Certified Lead Auditor from Germany DAKKS, UKAS. He is also a Chartered Internal Auditor, IIA, Certified Accounting Technician, CAT and a member of Chartered Quality Institute, UK. Mr. Clifton is currently the Training and Certification Director of RCERT (SEA) Sdn. Bhd.
His career has encompassed a spectrum of industries, involving Standards and Improvement in projects, Compliance, Quality, Financial, Auditing, Education, Human Resources and Credit Control. He conducts training, certification audits and placement consultancy for clients in the South East Asia region.
Mr. Clifton also acts as an independent reviewer and evaluation body to ensure that compliance issues/concerns with the organisation are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved. He is an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Securemetrix Berhad.
Mr. Clifton is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. He has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company.
Ms. Lye Meei Ruu, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 5 August 2019 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
Ms. Lye graduated with a law degree, LL.B. (Hons) from the University of London in 2010 and holds a Certificate in Legal Practice in 2011. She completed her pupillage in 2011 with Messrs Tay & Helen Wong and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in the same year. She is a member of the Malaysian Bar Council and the Selangor Bar Council.
She was a legal associate at Messrs Tay & Helen Wong and Messrs K.Y. Lim & Partners from 2011 to early 2017. She founded her legal firm Messrs Alison Lye & Suzanne with her partner in 2017.
She has 8 years of experience in advising and representing clients in real property transactions, financing and loan documentation, lease and tenancies, debt recovery and settlements, and drafting and preparing business contracts and commercial agreements.
She has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company.