Claytan partners with Di Lusso Appliances, an established kitchen appliance designer/manufacturer.


Claytan China is established to introduce Silverdale brands to one of the largest markets in the world.


Claytan Philippine is established to introduce our purity, durability and trust to the largest market in South East Asia.


We acquire Silverdale (a bathroom manufacturer in the UK), preserving an iconic brand and manufacturing facility, and adding a greater product portfolio/offering to our market.


We partner with Gentec in the Middle East to meet the needs of the commercial market.


Claytan Dubai is established to penetrate the Middle East market.


We start an office in Jakarta, Indonesia.


We take over the distribution of Caroma brand in the international market and start distributing to the Pacific Islands and South East Asia. The same year, we become the pioneer in Malaysia and the first in ASEAN countries to produce fine fireclay sinks and wash basins.


OCSB starts manufacturing tableware under OEM arrangement for Spode UK, a leading ceramics manufacturer.


An international marketing office is set-up in the UK.


A dedicated R&D Center is built to upgrade research, development and design of sanitary ware, tableware and vitrified clay pipes.


We participate in an international dinnerware top show, Ambiente, in Frankfurt. We’ve participated in every Ambiente show since then.


Claytan Fine China (Tableware) Sdn Bhd is incorporated, specializing in the production of stoneware tableware and art ware.


We start manufacturing sanitary ware in partnership with Caroma for Australian and New Zealand markets.


We start manufacturing tableware under OEM arrangement for Johnson Brothers of the Wedgwood Group.


JPC-lntan is incorporated to produce an advanced range of vitrified clay pipes.


We begin supplying sanitary ware to the United Kingdom market.


We start manufacturing sanitary ware under OEM arrangement for the Japanese market.


Oriental Ceramics Sdn. Bhd. (“OCSB”), the first tableware factory in Malaysia, is set up  to produce English Fine Earthernware to USA.


Significant milestone when we bring in foreign technology to improve our sanitary ware production process by installing the first British-designed tunnel kiln in Malaysia to fire sanitary ware.


Clay Industries Sdn Bhd (“CISB”) is incorporated to strengthen our lead in the vitreous china sanitary ware business.


Mr. Tan Chong Cheng takes over the helm from his late father, and is the Managing Director of the Claytan Group to date.


Claytan develops and produces sanitary ware for the Singapore Improvement Trust and the Housing Trust of Malaya.


We become the first to produce and supply vitrified clay pipes meeting British Standards 65.


The British Army surrenders to the Japanese Imperial Army. During the Japanese Occupation, we turn to farming to look after the workers’ livelihood. Three months later, we were encouraged by the army to go into production of tableware and various types of earthern containers for public use. This marks the beginning of the tableware industry in our country.


The Japanese Imperial Army invades Malaya, marking the beginning of the Second World War in this part of the world.


We extend our production base to Ayer Hitam, Johore where Johore Pipe Company was established to produce vitrified clay pipes for supply to the Public Works Department.


We relocate to Malacca to focus on the market in southern Malaya.


Claytan, a pioneer in the ceramic industry in Malaysia, is established by the now late Mr. Tan Soon Heng in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur.

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