The birth of the SBG Land group came about with the establishment of a construction company with the initiative of founders and brothers, Soo Seng Sooi and Soo Seng Soong. The company undertook construction work for residential, commercial and industrial properties.
The venture into the limestone quarry business was complimentary to the construction activities of the group, contributing to the expansion.
The company produced quarry dust, crusher runs, 20mm stones, 6' x 9' blocks, and other related items, with an average monthly production output 15,000 metric tonnes.
These were mainly channeled to building and road contractors.
This was the first development arm of SBG Land.
The company's first property development venture comprised 14 double-storey terrace houses in Gunung Rapat, and set the pace for the future of the group in the property development sector in Ipoh and Perak.
With a growing property development business, SBGLand ventured into the supply of ready-mixed concrete.
The average monthly output of 8,500 cubic metres of various grades of ready-mixed concrete fed the growing demand by contractors and concrete products manufacturers, while also complementing SBG Land's own construction and development activities.
SBG Land bought over Papan Granite Sdn Bhd to strengthen the group's supply of construction materials.
Supplying quarry dust, crusher runs, stones of various sizes and pre-mix concrete, the average monthly output stood at 18,000 metric tonnes.
Customers were mainly building contractors, road contractors and pre-mix cement factories,