The Sime Darby Group is Malaysia's leading multinational and one of Southeast Asia's largest conglomerates. Founded in 1910, the Group has grown from a single company offering a single product and service in one country into a strong and dynamic international Group with a comprehensive range of business activities carried out by more than 24,000 employees in approximately 300 companies in over 20 countries. Known for its financial and management capabilities, Sime Darby is listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad with a market capitalisation in excess of US$3.69 billion as at 30th June 2005.
Today, in addition to its original plantations core business activity, Sime Darby is also a major player in the motor vehicle distribution, heavy equipment distribution, property, and energy industries. While the core businesses are located in Malaysia, the Group has extensive trading and manufacturing interests in the People' Republic of China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR), Singapore and Australia. The Group also operates in Negara Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, United Kingdom, Egypt, New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia.