Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad

Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB) (MYX: 2852) is a leading corporation listed on the Main Market of the Malaysian stock exchange, Bursa Malaysia,[8][9][10] and is a major private-sector player in Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia.

Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad
TypeListed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia
MYX: 2852
IndustryCement manufacturing, construction materials, trading, construction, road maintenance, property development, financial services, smelting, telco infrastructure, education and aervices
PredecessorCement Manufacturers Sarawak (1974–1996)[1]
HeadquartersLevel 6, Wisma Mahmud, Jalan Sungai Sarawak, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Key people
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Bin Abdul Manaf, Group Chairman
Dato Sri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib,Deputy Group Chairman
Dato Isaac Lugun, Group Managing Director
Shaun Mok Chek Wei, Group Chief Operating Officer
Syed Hizam Alsagoff, Group Chief Financial Officer[3]
ProductsIndustrial Products & Service
RevenueIncrease MYR 1,712.24 mil (2018)[4]
Increase MYR 409.61 mil (2018)[5]
Increase MYR 301.48 mil (2018)[6]
Number of employees
More than 2,750[7]

Cahya Mata Sarawak literally means "the light of Sarawak's eye" in the Malay language or "Cahya Mata" also figuratively means "the child of".

Early BeginningsEdit

CMSB has evolved from a single product manufacturer of ordinary Portland cement beginning in 1974 to become a diversified corporation.

The company's portfolio has since grown into more than 35 companies involved in cement manufacturing, construction materials, trading, construction, road maintenance, property development, financial services, smelting, telco infrastructure, education and other services.

Cement manufacturing remains CMSB's core business; undertaken by its wholly owned subsidiary CMS Cement Sdn Bhd.

Cement productionEdit

In 1974, CMSB was incorporated as Cement Manufacturing Sarawak. It was the first cement company ever in Sarawak. Throughout these years, the company has experiencing the cement productions until it was known as well-diversified cement company. Its first product is Portland Cement.

In 1996, Cement Manufacturing Sarawak has changed its name to Cahya Mata Sarawak when it starts to looking beyond the cement manufacturing as it start to providing other services.

Currently, the cement production was produced and issued by CMS Cement Sdn Bhd. Moreover, CMSB also have many of its own cement plants at entire Sarawak to maintaining its status as leading cement company in the state.

PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn BhdEdit

This company, a joint venture with the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), is a long-established and leading construction company in Sarawak, having built many iconic projects over the years. With its wealth of experience it continues to undertake a wide range of civil engineering, building and utility works (including dams, undersea pipe lay and other water-related works) as well as road construction and road maintenance. It also holds a long-term concession from the Federal Government of Malaysia to maintain approximately 680 km (420 mi) of federal roads within Sarawak.

CMS Works Sdn BhdEdit

This company and its subsidiaries undertake general construction, specialist infrastructure projects, road maintenance concessions and road laying and rehabilitation works. This company also owns a fleet of construction and road maintenance equipment, as well as vehicles to meet the division's needs.

CMS Roads Sdn BhdEdit

This company maintains approximately 5,400 km (3,400 mi) of state roads in Sarawak under a long-term concession. Using an internationally recognised road management and maintenance system, its scope of works includes maintenance and repair of road surfaces as well as road markings and furnishings, such as signage and lighting.

CMS Pavement Tech Sdn BhdEdit

This company is a specialised provider of construction, maintenance and rehabilitation services for road pavements. This includes processes such as cement stabilisation, pavement profiling and the recycling of existing pavements in an environmentally friendly manner. These processes offer cost savings, speed of construction and improved pavement performance and life.

Pan Borneo Highway upgradingEdit

CMSB via PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd (PPESW) sets a joint venture (jv) with Bina Puri Sdn Bhd (BPSB) via an associate company, PPESW BPSB JV Sdn Bhd. its role is the main contractor for Sg Awik to Bintangor Junction in work package contract (WPC06). It is the one of the 11 Pan Borneo highway work packages and the length of the highway is 64.48 km (40.07 mi).

PPESW BPSB JV Sdn Bhd is flanked together with Endaya TRC PK JV Sdn Bhd (WPC05; Batang Skrang to Sg. Awik) and HSL DMIA JV Sdn Bhd (WPC07; Bintangor Junction to Sg. Kua Bridge).


  1. ^ "History". Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Milestones". Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Board of Directors". Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  4. ^ "CAHYA MATA SARAWAK BHD". Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  5. ^ "CAHYA MATA SARAWAK BHD". Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  6. ^ "CAHYA MATA SARAWAK BHD". Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  7. ^ "CMSB Employees". Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  8. ^ Chong Jin Hun (24 October 2019). "Cahya Mata Sarawak jumps among Bursa top gainers". The Edge Markets. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  9. ^ Nazuin Zulaikha Kamarulzaman (24 October 2019). "Cahya Mata Sarawak says its business as usual as share price jumps". The Edge Markets. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  10. ^ Intan Farhana Zainul (11 April 2019). "Cahya Mata: We are a monopoly, but anyone can supply cement in Sarawak". The Star Online. Retrieved 7 June 2019.

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