Our Corporate History

CSR is one of the leading producers of quality sugar products in Malaysia. CSR commenced operations in 1965 at its refinery in Shah Alam, Selangor under the name of UMSSI which was led by a group of Taiwanese investors in partnership with local major controlling Malaysian stakeholders, who collectively held over 55% of the shareholding. In 1968, UMSSI was acquired by Malayan United Industries Berhad (MUI) in a corporate takeover and renamed Central Sugars Berhad (CSB). CSB was subsequently listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange with a paid-up share capital of RM30 million. As domestic and export market demand for high quality sugar continued to grow, a new associated private company Gula Padang Terap Sdn Bhd (GPT) was incorporated in March 1973 based in Kedah and then was converted to a public company in 1976. In 1983, Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNB) delisted CSB from the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange in a corporate manoeuvre. Subsequent to the delisting, CSR was incorporated to take over CSB assets. The holding company is Tradewinds (M) Berhad. Meanwhile, our GPT operations continued to grow. By 1991, the refinery had enhanced it cane crushing capacity to 4,500 metric tonnes/day and raw sugar mingling to 550 metric tonnes/day. GPT was reconverted to a private company in 2004 as part of a corporate realignment exercise. CSR has a strong and proud heritage, spanning more than 50 years. Seen as a leading sugar producer and supplier, its iconic CSR brand holds a prominent market position in Malaysia and is trusted for its quality and dependable service. Today, CSR with a paid-up capital of RM33 million.

CSR Achievement


Awarded SIRIM product certification for our white refined sugars for general and Industrial use in 1992


Became the first company in the sugar industry to be awarded the prestigious MS ISO 9002:1987 Quality Management System Certification in 1994


Awarded HALAL Certification as confirmation of our compliance with stringent food processes in 2000
Became the first company in the sugar industry to be awarded the coveted MS ISO 14001 Certification for Environment Management System (SIRIM QAS)


Certified Kosher by the Court of The Chief Rabbi (London) in 2001


HACCP-certified by SGS International as an assurance to our customers of product safety in 2002


Committed to our policy of continuous improvement we upgraded our Quality Management System Certification (QMS) to MS ISO 9001:2000 from SIRIM here QAS in 2004


Awarded OHSAS Certification by SIRIM QAS for complying with Occupational, Health and Safety Management Systems 2006


Continue with our strong commitment to our Policy of Product / Food Safety we further gain HACCP MS 1480:1999 certification under the Ministry of Health Malaysia. (MoH) in 2008


Awarded the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System Certification by SGS International in 2011


Awarded the FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System Certification by SGS International in 2014.
Accredited with MS ISO/IIEC 17025 Certification by Department of Standards Malaysia.


1st in Asia to achieve VIVE claim level global standards as a sustainability sugar refinery.


To become the leading producer of refined sugars in Malaysia by 2020