Originally spearheaded by Taiwanese investors in partnership with Malaysian stakeholders who collectively held over 55% of the shareholding, CSR (UMSSI at the time) commenced operations at its Shah Alam refinery in 1965. A spirited run in the local markets made enough of an impact for the UMSSI to be acquired by Malayan United Industries Berhad (MUI) by the time 1968 rolled around. Newly renamed Central Sugars Berhad and finding itself listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, the market’s demand for high quality sugar continued to soar as the company’s quest to deliver began in earnest; a push that would carry on well into the 1970s. Incorporated to take over Central Sugars Berhad’s assets, Central Sugars Refinery (CSR) as we know it today finally came into existence after a corporate manoeuvre by the Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNB) in 1983. A steep climb in efficiency saw production rise to 550 metric tonnes a day by the early 1990s. Entering the new century, CSR is one of the leading producers of quality sugar products in Malaysia. With an authorized capital of RM50 million with a paid-up capital of RM33 million, it isn’t an understatement after all to say that for the CSR, life is very sweet indeed.

CSR Achievement

  • 1992

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

  • 1994

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

  • 2000

    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)

  • 2001

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

  • 2002

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

  • 2004

    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

  • 2006

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

  • 2008

    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

  • 2011

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

  • 2014

    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.

  • 2018

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

  • 2020

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