MBf Holdings Berhad is a multinational corporation possessing a highly diversified portfolio that takes advantage of both internal and regional competitive advantages for greater synergy and performance.
We span eight countries in nine Industries with over thirty companies serving their greater communities, some for more than a hundred years whilst employing thousands of localized staff and serving millions of customers.
As large as MBf grows, we never lose sight of the fact that the people we employ and the people we serve are relationships that we most highly treasure and continuously develop.
Carpenter Estates owns and operates the largest tea and coffee plantations in Papua New Guinea. The company takes pride in the fact that all produce is organic and of the highest international quality.
Their Sigri Coffee has been ranked amongst the top 10 best coffees in the world by leading experts, and the company’s products hold a strong market presence in the USA, Europe, Japan and Australia.
As one of the largest employers in the Western Highlands, there is a huge ongoing commitment to the sustainable support of local communities. The company’s community outreach is responsible for delivery of free education in plantation based schools, free housing for workers, and the largest HIV and Aids awareness program in the country.
Established in 1930, Coconut Products is one of the oldest companies in Papua New Guinea and has grown to be the largest employer in East New Britain.
From origins in trading and inter-island shipping, the company now operates coconut, cocoa and balsa plantations under its Coastal Estates division. Under CPL’s production arm, Toboi Oil Mill remains a leading processer of coconut oil that is exported globally.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Carpenter Products is a leading distributor of high-end coffee, tea, artesian water and copra. With regional networks across Australia & New Zealand, our client base ranges from coffee roasters, café chains, supermarkets and estates.
The company’s agribusiness expertise is utilized in the management of cattle estates in North Queensland, with over 25,000 Hectares currently under management.
Island Chill is a premium, boutique natural artesian water that originates from the tranquil tropical isles of Fiji. Bottled at source, amid the lush tropical rain forests on the main island of Viti Levu, Island Chill water is untouched by man.
Fiji’s tropical rainfall filters slowly through volcanic rocks and collects into a natural artesian aquifer that formed centuries ago. Here it gathers minerals and electrolytes that supplement its smooth, fine taste.
Island Chill is categorized as a soft to medium mineral-rich water. The company has continually achieved the highest-ranking 3-star ‘Superior Taste Award’ from the world leading organization, International Taste and Quality Institute (iTQi).
Globe Manufacturing is a cannery facility that provides competitively priced, high quality packaged food products to the Papua New Guinea and regional consumer markets under its major brands: Globe, Sita and Sunsweet. The company offers over 86 varieties of packaged foods, with 52 under the Globe brand.
The cannery’s current product range consists of Canned Meats, Canned Fish, Canned Vegetables, Dripping, Canned Pet Food, Bottled Cooking Oil and Bottled Cordial.
Globe’s commitment to quality in both its goods and services has directly led to its stature as one of the premier food packaging operations in the South Pacific and has earned the company the prestigious PNG Manufacturer of the Year Award.
MBf Pacific Distributors
Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, MBf Pacific Distributors holds extensive distribution channels throughout Malaysia. Specialising in the distribution of high quality F&B products, our base of clientele ranges from street vendors to restaurants to high-end hotels. Our core products include high quality tea, coffee, bottled water and specialty wines.
Carpenters Motors, is the market leader in automotive vehicle and trucks sales in the country. In existence since the early 1900’s, the company has passed many ‘tests of times’ in building a solid repertoire in the selling and maintaining of vehicles and trucks.
As the largest retailer of new, used or rental vehicles, Carpenters Motors imports reputable global automotive brands such as Hyundai, Nissan, Isuzu, Honda and UD, carrying out large nationwide distributions.
Boroko Motors is one of the leading motor vehicle distributors in Papua New Guinea with a wide range of world-recognised franchises. The company conducts operations as a motor vehicle dealership and parts supplier whilst also providing workshop vehicle repair and maintenance.
Employing over 600 national staff, Boroko Motors branches are located in the major centers of Port Moresby, Lae, Mt Hagen, Tabubil, Kokopo and Goroka, Kimbe and Madang.
Thrifty Auto Center
Thrifty Motors is one of the leading distributors for motor vehicles in Vanuatu. As the sole agent for Mazda and Hyundai, we ensure a product of the highest quality to endure the developing road networks.The Thrifty Tyre centre is a leader in tyre repair and distribution, representing global brands such as Nankang.
The company as a whole conducts operation as a motor vehicle dealership and parts supplier whilst also providing workshop vehicle repair and maintenance.
Budget Car and Truck Rental is an internationally recognised licensee of the worldwide Budget Group. As a trusted and leading operator in Papua New Guinea for hire car services and vehicle leasing, Budget operates five branches in Port Moresby, Lae, Goroka, Mt. Hagen and Tabubil.
The company has substantially progressed to become one of the largest and most respected car rental companies in Papua New Guinea due to its commitment to customer value, state-of-the-art vehicles and exceptional service.
Established in 1928 by W.R Carpenter, Carptrac is one of the world’s oldest and longest running Caterpillar dealerships. The company is the authorized Caterpillar dealer in Fiji with Parts, Sales & Services available in Suva, Lautoka and Labasa.
Carptrac is the largest generator and heavy equipment supplier in Fiji, offering a wide range of services including sourcing of new or used Caterpillar machines, genuine Caterpillar parts, supply and installation of generators and after sales service.
Carptrac has been setting the equipment standard for thousands of developments and infrastructure projects throughout Fiji. This includes high-profile projects such as the 1978 Monasavu Hydro Electric scheme, road reconstruction programs as well as supplying equipment and generators to many of Fiji’s holiday resorts, private companies and the Fiji Government.
MBf Printing’s principal operations are in the printing and manufacturing of packaging materials. Our core capabilities include Food Packaging, Tobacco Packaging, Household Products Packaging, Promotional Materials and General Print.
MBf printing’s major clientele comprises of fast food corporations, household and personal care manufacturers, breweries and glove producers. With our core export market as the Asia Pacific Region, which include Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
Constantly re-investing in technology and state of the art machinery, we pride ourselves in high quality production printing practices and hygienic manufacturing. This tradition has earned the group strong reputation for quality among the region including the AIB award for Superior standard.
Industrial and Marine Engineering Limited (IMEL) is one of the largest and best-equipped engineering works in the Southwest Pacific, offering a full range of repair services to the region’s shipping industry. This has resulted in many local, regional and overseas shipowners and fishing vessel operators utilising IMEL’s experienced and skilled workforce.
IMEL is conveniently situated alongside the public slipway in Walu Bay, Suva, and within easy access to main overseas wharfs. Repair workshops are fully equipped to undertake a variety of tasks for ship owners and serving the needs of other general local industries.
Garden International School was established in 1994 to serve the educational needs of international children living in and around the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand. GIS is a highly successful British international school that provides world-class education to students from more than 40 countries.
The school has a curriculum that uses the British system as a framework and is modified to suit the needs of our international intake, which is delivered by our experienced, skilled and highly qualified professional staff.
It is the only school in the region with full accreditation from the Council of International Schools (CIS). Students also consistently achieve above international standards in the IGCSE and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma examinations.
Rayong English Programme School (REPS) is an English-Thai bilingual school that provides high quality education to students of all levels. Established in 2004, the school is located in Rayong Province on the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand, the first ever English programme school in the region.
REPS utilises the Thai National Curriculum to more than 750 students from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities as specified by the Ministry of Education and the Office of the Private Education Commission. The school is accredited by ONESQA in Thailand and by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
Carpenters Finance is the Financial and Credit Services Division of Carpenters Fiji Limited, providing financial services to all subsidiaries within the Group. The range of services include: Credit Facilities for Hire Purchase, Bill of Sales, Retail Cards, Trade Accounts as well as Credit Reports and References.
The availability of a Carpenters MoneyLINK card enables customers with the convenience of shopping at any Fiji wide Carpenters Group outlet. They are also rewarded for every purchase made through the accumulation of bonus Flash & Gain points.
The company also offers personal loans, vehicle loans and home improvement loans. As one of the fastest growing financial services provider in the nation, we are committed to financing all the Fijian people’s needs.
MH Money Express was founded to cater for the needs of Foreign exchange and the currency transfers of the Fijian people.The company is a restricted foreign exchange dealer authorized by the Reserve Bank of Fiji. Our exchange rates are more affordable than the banks and we have a no commission policy.
MH Money Express is an Authorized – Super Agent of Moneygram which allows accessibility of transfer across 200 countries.The company has developed a successful corporate clientele and specializes in a niche market to provide excellent service to the nation’s tourist industry.
MBf Factors is an established financial institution and a factoring company of choice for potential Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) business investors seeking immediate working capital.
Operating with over 30 years of financial experience, MBf Factors has become one of Thailand’s most respected and leading factoring companies, specializing in serving clients in the manufacturing, trading and services fields.
Initiating operations in 1993, the MBf Bank is locally incorporated and a fully commissioned Commercial Bank under the central supervision of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga. The Bank also maintains a strong correspondence with major international banks in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Japan.
Forming a part of the financial system of Tonga, the Bank provides a full range of basic banking facilities in retail and commercial banking products and is an authorized Super-Agent of Moneygram Money transfer.
Since 1969, Lourdes Medical Centre has been the oldest healthcare specialist facility along Jalan Ipoh. Over the years, Lourdes has held steadfast to its mission to deliver professional medical services to all patients at affordable rates.
This adherence has brought generation after generation back to Lourdes to receive the specialised treatment they so vitally require.
Red Alert is an online, paperless, real-time, third party healthcare administrator where everything is handled, processed and stored in terms of megabytes and not paper. The medical company is paving a transition from the old traditional methods of data processing, to automating and streamlining the administration of employees’ medical benefits.
This translates to time and efficiency savings, faster retrieval and in the end, better and more affordable healthcare for the patients. With its cost efficient and paperless effective reporting, utilising modern online technology, Red Alert is ably positioned to provide excellent, state-of-the-art medical support in a modern world.
MedicWorld Pharma is a highly recognised distributor of wholesale pharmaceutical products. With our strong purchasing network in the Asian region, we are able to offer boutique clinics and practices healthcare products at an affordable price.
MedicWorld Pharma carries a full line of generic and brand name pharmaceutical products including tablets, capsules, creams, ointments, liquids, vaccines and injectables.
Nadin Properties was established in the 1990’s. The group’s expertise covers the management of an expansive portfolio that include commercial, residential, and industrial properties located nationwide.
Nadin Properties has established an array of landmark properties through both acquisition and development.
One such landmark is Ampang Point Shopping Centre, a six-storey shopping complex located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur that has revived and renewed the standard of consumer-shopping experiences in Ampang. For over 20 years, it has been the shopping heart of Ampang for both locals and tourists due to its centralised position and diverse, friendly establishments.
In close proximity to Kuala Lumpur’s city center, the Ampang Point Shopping Centre is a popular family-oriented destination with both international and local top class tenants such as Giant, Spotlight, Harvey Norman, Boost Juice, Dunkin’ Donuts and Pie Face.
Carpenters Properties manages one of Fiji’s largest property portfolios. They have continued to develop landmark properties across the commercial, industrial and residential.
This includes the development of MHCC, the largest shopping mall in Fiji. With top local and international brands such as MH, Prouds, Jack’s of Fiji, Donut King, Diadora, Ripcurl, and Adidas, MHCC is popular with both locals and tourists alike. Appropriately dubbed ‘The Meeting Place’, the establishment also has an attached Grade A office tower that services the heart of the Capital city.
The Wood Terrace Apartments located in Doraville, Georgia in the United States promotes an ideal community living accommodation option. These upscale apartments were designed to suit the lifestyle of those who appreciate the simplicity of modern day living.
The apartments are only minutes away from I-85 and I-285, and boast an impressive offering of highly desired community amenities. Set within a diverse variety of shopping and entertainment options, providing a free After-School Program and backed by Management’s tradition of quality and service, Wood Terrace is an apartment community second to none.
MBf Protection Services
MBf Protection Services provides armed and unarmed guards to banks, static guards and KDN approved guards to condominiums, high-rise office buildings, factories, schools, High Commissions, private residences and gated communities nationwide.
Since 1868, Morris Hedstrom (MH) has evolved and prospered into a prominent trading enterprise engaging in wholesale and retail, with the largest chain of Supermarkets and Homemaker Stores in both urban and rural locations throughout Fiji.
MH has been serving the families of Fiji for almost 150 years. Its name has been woven into the fabric of Fiji life and is synonymous with consumer staple products and appliances.
Courts (PNG) Limited first opened its doors to the Papua New Guinea public in 1983, operating from six locations. Since then, the company has evolved to become the leading Furniture and Electrical Retailer in the country.
Offering quality, brand-name products, sourced both locally and internationally, Courts provides great value and reliable, trusted service for home and office use. Some of the renowned brands in the Courts portfolio includes; Philips, Akita, JVC, Panasonic, Toshiba, Fisher & Paykel and many more.
Our after sale service for all electrical items, backed up by well-trained professional electricians has become known as a hallmark of the Courts tradition.
Established in 1977, Daltron has offices in Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Throughout its numerous strategic locations in the region, the company provides a professional and comprehensive range of technical services and products to cater for a diverse customer base.
Daltron also has expertise in Web Development, Hosting and solution-based Custom Software Development to suit any business or organisation for practical applications.
Daltron is focused on providing its customers with workable solutions that will meet their needs whether it is related to Retail Supplies, Technical Services & Support, IT Solutions Architecture or Printing & Office Services requirements.
Carpenters Hardware is a major supplier of building and industrial contracting materials, and one of the largest wholesalers in commercial and industrial electrical products. The operation also specialises in offering a full range of domestic electrical and lighting products.
Carpenters Hardware values its reputation as a reliable and professional supplier of small contracting and do-it-yourself projects, to multi-million dollar construction works. Taking advantage of its recognised and highly regarded brand, the company has expanded into regional markets as a supplier for many major contracts in neighboring South Pacific nations.
Established in 1994, Royel Departmental Stores Sdn Bhd branched out its operations from the retail sector into the bowling industry. Royel now owns and manages Ampang Superbowl, and in 2000, the first bowling centre opened in Ampang Point Shopping Centre.
Royel Departmental Stores Sdn Bhd has increasingly expanded into Malaysia’s largest chain of bowling centres, owning and operating 14 bowling centres with 328 lanes covering seven states throughout the country.
Employing over 300 staff, these premium standard bowling centres have become the selected venue for many state, national and international tournaments. Ampang Superbowl continues to expand its services and is committed to providing a high quality sports and leisure experience in all its bowling facilities.
As leaders in the ship agency industry, Carpenters Shipping Agencies are the local agents for numerous internationally and regionally renowned Shipping Lines, providing connections to and from all the major ports in the world.
Carpenters Shipping Agencies has strategically located head offices in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Fiji. The Agency is committed to supporting and developing trade in the region through its competitive and dynamic service capabilities.
Carpenters Shipping Fiji has also established an amazing milestone by being the only shipping company in Fiji to be ISO 9001:2008 certified. Aside from acting as a Shipping and Liner Agency, the company also provides the following services: Port Agency, Project Logistics, Freight Forwarding, Container Depot, Container Cartage, Active Reefer Container Support, Container Sales & Leasing and Customs Clearance.
Carpenters Shipping Agencies Papua New Guinea has strategically located offices in Port Moresby, Lae, Rabaul and Madang. Moreover, Carpenters Shipping Agencies Papua New Guinea also provides the following services: Port Agency, Project Logistics, Container Depot, Container Cartage, Container Sales & Customs Clearance.
We offer the following well-diversified range of services to ensure our clients are able to have the “Carpenters Advantage”.
MBf Holdings Bhd operates extensive business activities in the South Pacific, with MBf Carpenters Shipping Line providing reliable and dedicated shipping services to a wide range of in-house and open market customers.
In 2014 Carpenters Shipping entered into a vessel sharing agreement which helped to expand our service offering to customers opening up direct shipping services between China and Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In addition to these new services we now offer more sailings than ever from our traditional trading area of South East Asia. All told the extensive array of services now on offer to our customers is second to none.
At Carpenters Shipping we understand the challenges and complexities of doing business in the region and our team is focused on supporting and growing trade and industry through our reliable shipping solutions and far-reaching industry networks.
Find out more about our services and how we can meet your logistics needs in the South Pacific at https://www.carpentersshipping.com/