OK Holdings to open sales centre in Indonesia


MELAKA: Orang Kampung Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd (OK Holdings), maker of herbalbased products, plans to open a sales centre in Indonesia early next year to boost its ‘OK’ brand overseas.

Its managing director, Habibul Ajmi Manggar, said the Bumiputera-owned company started to explore opportunities overseas, especially Indonesia, eight years ago.

“In Indonesia, the bestselling product is Teh Herba Asli. We hope the centre will help strengthen and grow our market there,” he told Bernama here yesterday.

Habibul Ajmi said the centre would also help promote Teh Herba Halia, Teh Herba Limau Purut, Kopi Tongkat Ali and Kopi Kacip Fatimah in Indonesia.

He said besides Indonesia, the company also sold its products in Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong and in the Middle East like Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

The herbal-based products were well-received in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei and coffee-based products were popular in Singapore and Middle East, he said.

“In the Middle East, we are not only studying the market in Egypt but also exploring the possibility of importing herbs to sell here,” he said.

Habibul Ajmi said three container loads of its products were sent to South California to test the market. He said overseas sales contributed over 20 per cent to the company’s turnover of RM20 million last year.

“The company plans to increase the sales by between 10 per cent and 15 per cent a year,” he said.

The company would launch two new drinks for women next month, he said.

Habibul Ajmi said the company would open another factory in Merlimau here to produce herbal-based pharmaceutical products.

He said it would set up another company next year to focus on research and development and to do ‘contract research’ for other companies.

Currently, it has three factories and employs over 170 workers. — Bernama