History

1982
Petro-Pipe Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd. (“PPI”) was established as the first spiral welded (SSAW) pipe mill in Malaysia.  Prior to this, all the existing pipe mills adopted the simple 3-roll bending method of producing short can sections and joined by circumferential weld to a standard length of 9 or 10m for water pipe usage.  
 
1983
Soon after PPI started its operation, the efficient method of SSAW pipe production with reduced production cost created a big competition to those established pipe mills and helped PPI secured a number of big domestic water supply projects.
 
1988
The sudden surge of Malaysian economy in the late 1980s saw a rapid expansion in jetty constructions.  The demand for steel pipe piles surged in tandem with this expansion and PPI was very well positioned to meet the demand.  By this time, PPI has expanded the number of pipe production lines to four and has been kept very busy to produce pipes for both water and piling applications.
 
1990
Petro-Pipe-Daido (HK) Concrete Sdn. Bhd. (“Daido”) was setup to manufacture steel-reinforced concrete piles.
 
1991
The breakthrough to produce long length steel pipe piles came when PPI was requested by Ballast Nedam of Netherlands to produce piles for Shell Jetty in Port Dickson.  PPI took up the challenge and negotiated with Penang Port Commission to allow a splicing yard to be set up near to the port area.  PPI would then join the short length pipes into long length piles at the splicing yard.  The long length piles were produced successfully with a letter of appreciation from Shell commending PPI’s dedicated effort which eventually helped Shell cut short the construction period.
 
1992
Riding on the Shell Jetty experience, many enquires followed suit and PPI was the leader in supplying long length piles locally as well as for export markets.  Some of the reputable projects that PPI supplied this year are Esso Production Malaysia Inc. (EPMI) Tabu B Project and Petronas Second Refinery Project Marine Facilities where the main contractor is Hyundai Engineering & Construction.
 
1993
PPI was accredited to ISO 9001 by DNV.
 
1994
When the gas era started in the 1980s, Petronas, the Malaysian national oil company, started to  implement the Peninsular Gas Utilization (PGU) Project.  There was a sudden demand for gas pipeline and PPI took this opportunity to set up a Joint Venture company, Hicom Petro-pipes Sdn. Bhd. (“HPP”) with Heavy Industries Corporation of Malaysia (HICOM) to supply pipes for the gas pipelines.  HPP was located in Sungai Petani, Kedah and was the first API pipe mill in Malaysia.  HPP opted for the 2-step pipe making process with the production machineries supplied from Germany.  To help in the smooth start-up of the new API pipe mill, many key personnel from PPI were transferred to HPP.  HPP managed to supply more than 800km of API gas pipelines for the PGU project as well as some conductor pipes and marine structural pipes for both domestic and overseas projects.  
 
PGU is the longest gas pipeline in Malaysia measuring 1,700 kilometers connecting Kerteh refinery in Terengganu to other areas of peninsula Malaysia.  
 
2006
Daido changed its name to PPI Industries Sdn. Bhd. and all PPI business from then onwards are conducted under this company (PPI from then onwards refer to this company).  
 
2007
Petronas’s Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) project came on stream.  PPI setup another new Joint Venture company, Petro-pipe (Sabah) Sdn. Bhd. (“PPS”) with Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn. Bhd.  PPS is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and is an API pipe mill as well.  The new pipe mill adopted a new method of spiral pipe production in that the pipe production will not stop for the coil jointing.  The machine was fixed on firm foundation thus the coil feed in is very stable.  These features have the obvious advantages where the pipe forming is very stable enabling production of high quality pipes.  There is significant improvement on productivity as well as there is no stopping for coil jointing like conventional spiral pipe making process. The 440 km of SSGP pipeline was completed within a period of 18 months after the plant started commercial production in September 2008.  
 
2008
PPI became one of the first companies in Malaysia to have established internal polyurethane lining (PUL) technology for water pipes application.  In this year, PPI supplied more than 12,000MT of PUL water pipes to Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB) NEWater Infrastructure Plan project, establishing itself as one of the first pipe mill in Malaysia with such track record.
 
2009
PPI was certified to the stringent Australia Standards for water pipes and fittings manufacturing, i.e. AS1479:2001 and AS/NZS4020:2005.  Again PPI was the first company to comply with Australian standards in Malaysia.
 
2011
PPI supplied the longest pile ever produced to BAM - McConnell Dowell - See Yong & Sons JV (BMS) for VALE Malaysia Minerals project at Lumut, measuring 104m in length.  Each pile weights about 100MT.

 

LATEST NEWS

  • MENGKUANG DAM EXPANSION PROJECT, PENANG
    In March 2014, PPI completed delivery of Fittings & Specials for Mechanical Works for Valve House No.2 for Mengkuang Dam Expansion Project. Specials & Fittings being 2597mmOD and 2330mmOD with cement lining internally and painted externally.
  • PPI SPORTS CLUB
    A donation of about RM2,000 was collected. Sundries and goods were then purchased and given to Association Y.R.T.S Handicapped Children’s Home in November 2013.

    In January 2014, a dinner was held for all sports club member in Pan Mutiara Restaurant, Butterworth.

    A trip to Pantai Kerachut was organised in February 2014. It was an inspiring back to nature event.
  • Myanmar Water 2013
    Myanmar 1st International Water & Wastewater Industry Event from 24th-26th October at Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall, Yangon. Organized by UBM, an international company which has also successfully conducted similar exhibition in the region such as Asiawater, Vietwater, Water Phillipines and Thai Water. PPI and Spirolite jointly exhibited our products & services to the attendees and the response was good.
  • PPI Sports Club
    PPI has set up a Sports club this year to promote healthy lifestyle, foster goodwill and interaction among it's staff. Among the activities that has taken place is hiking and bowling while badminton and aerobics is a weekly staples.
  • PPI Annual Dinner
    PPI held its Annual Dinner in Sunway Hotel, Seberang Jaya, Prai, Penang on 22nd November 2013 at 7pm with a Black&White Theme.