ECS ICT BERHAD

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About Us

ECS ICT Berhad (“ECSB”), an MSC-Status company, and its subsidiaries (“the Group”) started in 1985 with the establishment of ECS KU Sdn. Bhd.. Today, the Group is a leading distribution hub for Information & Communications Technology (“ICT”) products in Malaysia via ECS ASTAR Sdn. Bhd. and ECS PERICOMP Sdn. Bhd.. Listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on 15 April 2010, ECSB is an associate company of ECS Holdings Limited, a Singapore Exchange mainboard company which is one of the leading ICT distributors in Asia Pacific, accessing to a network of more than 23,000 channel partners across China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines.

Our Business

ECSB distributes a comprehensive range of ICT products comprising of notebooks, personal computers, smartphones, tablets, printers, software, network and communication infrastructure, servers, and enterprise software from more than 30 leading principals such as Hewlett Packard, IBM, Lenovo, Cisco, Asus, Microsoft, Apple, Dell, Oracle, Epson, Samsung, Buffalo, Adobe, Juniper, VMware and EMC.

With a nationwide channel network of more than 4,000 resellers comprising of retailers, system integrators and corporate dealers, ECSB also provides value-added product support and technical services.

The Group business segments comprise of the following:

(i) ICT Distribution Distribution of Volume ICT products to resellers, comprising mainly of retailers;
(ii) Enterprise Systems Distribution of Enterprise ICT products to resellers, comprising mainly of system integrators and corporate dealers; and
(iii) ICT Services Provisioning of ICT systems and services.

Year Achievements
1985
  • Began business in marketing personal computers under K.U. Sistem Sdn Bhd (now known as ECS KU Sdn Bhd).
1986
  • Management buy-out of K.U. Sistem Sdn Bhd by founders Foo Sen Chin and Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan.
  • Pericomp Sdn Bhd (now known as ECS Pericomp Sdn Bhd) was formed to distribute peripherals to dealers.
1994
  • Set up a branch office in Penang.
1997/98
  • KUS Holdings Sdn Bhd (now known as ECS Kush Sdn Bhd) won the inaugural Enterprise 50 award.
  • Astar Sdn Bhd (now known as ECS Astar Sdn Bhd) won the Enterprise 50 award.
2000
  • KUS Holdings Sdn Bhd (now ECS Kush Sdn Bhd) became a 60% subsidiary of ECS Holdings Limited of Singapore.
2001
  • Listing of ECS Holdings Limited on the SGX Mainboard.
2004
  • KUS Group of companies adopted the ‘ECS’ corporate identity.
  • ECS ICT Berhad was awarded MSC status by MDeC.
2005
  • Introduction of program to install credit card terminals at resellers’ sales points.
2006
  • Implemented Enterprise Knowledge Portal to improve information storage and sharing.
2007
  • Establishment of warehouses in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
2008
  • Installation of 720 credit card terminals with over 107 retailers to improve collections.
  • Implemented the FPX payment gateway which enables direct online payment from resellers.
  • Establishment of sales office in Johor Bahru and Kuantan.
  • Launch of our integrated corporate office and warehouse facility in Kota Damansara.
2010
  • Listing of ECS ICT Berhad on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
2011
  • Appointed strategic authorised distributor for Dell’s commercial & consumer products & solutions.
  • Appointed as Lenovo's distributor for 3 business segments: Consumer, Small & Medium Business and Relationship (corporate).
  • Set up of ECS Technology Centre at ECS’ head office, showcasing Oracle Exadata Database machine, the first in Malaysia.
  • Nominated as one of the companies in "The Edge Billion Ringgit Club“.
2012
  • Appointed distributor for Google Nexus 7 and Asus Padfone tablet PCs; enters smartphone segment with Huawei Ascend P1 & first foray into cloud computing.
  • Signs agreement to distribute Huawei’s entire range of enterprise systems products and services.
  • Undertook 1-for-2 Bonus Issue.
2013
  • Appointed distributor for Lenovo smartphones, Samsung smartphones (for enterprise systems segment), Microsoft Surface RT and Surface Pro.
2014
  • Appointed distributor for ASUS smartphones.
Vision and Mission

    Corporate Vision

  • To be the leading provider of Information & Communications Technology products and value-added services.

  • We strive for sustainable growth to achieve optimum return to shareholders.


    Mission Statement

  • We shall strive to be a leading provider within Malaysia of reputable, quality computer systems, hardware, software, services and support for our customers

  • We shall conduct business with our valued customers and suppliers with professionalism and integrity.

  • We shall have an environment to develop, motivate and reward our staff by providing training and incentives for productivity.

  • We shall achieve the profitability for future growth and to give an adequate return to shareholders.

  • We shall be good corporate citizens with social responsibilities to our communities.

Key Personnel

Board of Directors
DATO’ TEO CHIANG QUAN NON-INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
MR FOO SEN CHIN MANAGING DIRECTOR
MR SOONG JAN HSUNG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
MR TAY ENG HOE NON-INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MR WONG HENG CHONG INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MR QUAH CHEK TIN SENIOR INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
EN AHMAD SUBRI BIN ABDULLAH INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MS HO CHEE KIT INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MR ONG WEI HIAM NON-INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MR TAN TECK THYE NON-INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Senior Management Team
dott MR FOO SEN CHIN MANAGING DIRECTOR
dott MR SOONG JAN HSUNG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
dott MR TEE ANG KUAN GENERAL MANAGER, ECS ASTAR SDN BHD
dott MR TAN SAY MENG GENERAL MANAGER, ECS KU SDN BHD
dott MR CHAN PUAY CHAI FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Group Structure

ECS Organization Chart

R&D

ECS ICT Bhd. is a MSC-Status company since 2002 in the provision of E-Commerce solutions and services for IT distributors and retailers.

The E-Commerce applications are:

dott Business to Business (B2B) online ordering facilities to resellers for online processing and deliveries of their orders, and
dott E-Payment facilities for resellers to make payments online via a secured gateway.

Its E-Commerce system is hosting the B2B online business for ECS Astar Sdn. Bhd. which has more than 300 registered resellers.

Awards

2014
dott Intel – Authorized Distributor Award Tablet Business (Intel Tablet Volume) Q4’13 & Q1’14 ECS Astar
dott Intel – Authorized Distributor Award Notebook Business (Intel Notebook Volume) Q4’13 & Q1’14 ECS Astar
     
2013
dott 2013 Excellent Achiever - Best Value Added Distributor - IBM Software Group ECS Pericomp
dott Cisco - Distributor of the Year 2013 ECS Pericomp
dott ASUS - Distributor of the Year 2013 ECS Astar
dott HP PPS - Top Distributor for Accessories Performance in FY2013 ECS Astar
dott HP PPS - Top Distributor for Consumer Desktop Performance in FY2013 ECS Astar
dott HP PPS - Top Distributor for Commercial Notebook Performance in FY2013 ECS Astar
dott HP PPS - Top Distributor for Consumer Notebook Performance in FY2013 ECS Astar
dott Intel's Authorized Distributor Award: Notebook Business, (Intel Notebook Volume) - Q2'13 & Q3'13 ECS Astar
dott Intel's Authorized Distributor Award: Tablet Business, (Intel Tablet Volume) - Q2'13 & Q3'13 ECS Astar
dott HP Software Preferred Partner Quota Achiever FY2013 Q4 ECS Astar
dott Blue Coat – Distributor of the Year – FY2013 ECS Pericomp
dott Intel’s Authorized Distributor Award-Intel Ultrabook Volume Q4’12 & Q1’13 ECS Astar
dott HP Software Preferred Partner Category Quota Achiever for FY2013 1H ECS Astar
     
2012
dott Intel - 2012: Top Distributor in Ramping Ultrabook ECS Astar
dott Oracle - Partner of the Year FY12 Remarketer ECS Pericomp
dott Dell – Distributor of the Year 2012 (Consumer) ECS Astar
dott HP PPS - Best Consumer Distributor for Hardware (PC) Sell-Thru FY12 ECS Astar
dott HP PPS - Best Consumer Distributor for Hardware (Printing) Sell-Thru FY12 ECS Astar
dott Asus - Distributor of the year 2012 ECS Astar
dott Cisco - Distributor of the year 2012 ECS Pericomp
dott HP EG - The C.E.O Award Wholesaler Category ECS Astar
dott HP EG - Industry Standard Server Broadbase Category Top Wholesaler ECS Astar
dott HP EG - Storage Division Top Wholesaler ECS Astar
dott HP EG - Industry Standard Server Top Wholesaler ECS Astar
     
2011
dott HP ESSN + TS FY2011 - Top Master Part Reseller - Technology Services ECS Astar
dott HP ESSN + TS FY2011 - Top Services Contract Specialist - Technology Services ECS Astar
dott HP ESSN + TS FY 2011 - HP Storages Division Broadbase Category- Top Wholesaler ECS Astar
dott HP ESSN + TS FY 2011 - HP Storages Division - Top Wholesaler ECS Astar
dott Oracle Excellence Award - Partner of the Year FY11 Value Added Distributor ECS Pericomp
     
2010
dott Autodesk - FY10 Highest Over Achievement Distributor for AutoCAD LT ECS Astar
dott Buffalo - Best Sales Growth Award 2009-2010 ECS Astar
dott HP TSG - Top Performing Master Parts Reseller for Asia Pacific, Replacement Parts Business ECS Astar
dott HP ESSN FY2010 - The C.E.O. Award: Wholesaler Category ECS Astar
dott HP ESSN FY2010 - Industry Standard Servers: Top Wholesaler ECS Astar
dott HP ESSN FY2010 - Storageworks: Top Wholesaler ECS Astar
dott Printronix - Most Significant Biz Improvement Q2vsQ1 FY2011 ECS Pericomp
dott Top Performing Partner Sales Representative - HP Attach Services ECS KU
dott 2010 Excellent Achiever IBM Software Group Best Value Added Distributor ECS Pericomp
dott EPSON - Top Distributor Award 2010: Single Function Award ECS Astar
     
2009
dott HP Best of the Best Wholesaler FY09 - Consumer Category ECS Astar
dott HP Wholesaler of The Year FY2009 - InkJet & Web Solutions ECS Astar
dott Significant Contribution FY2009 - HP Consumer Desktop & Notebook ECS Astar
dott Highest Growth of The Year FY2009 - HP Supplies ECS Astar
dott HP Top Wholesaler of The Year FY2009 - Consumer Category ECS Astar
dott Channel Development Provider for Year FY09 - Sun Microsystems ECS Pericomp
dott Top Wholesaler FY 2009 - HP Business Desktop ECS Astar
dott Top Wholesaler FY 2009 - HP Overall Performance/strong> ECS Astar
dott Top Anuity Business Partner - HP ECS Astar
dott FY09 Services Contributor - Top Upfront Volume (PL06, R4 and Vol R8) ECS Astar
dott FY09 Services Contributor - Top Upfront Value (PL JN, 72 and Val R8) ECS Astar
dott FY09 Services Contributor - Highest Growth Upfront Volume Services ECS Astar
dott FY09 Services Contributor - Best Authorised Support Partner Program ECS Astar
dott FY09 Services Contributor - Best Overall HP Services Partner Champion ECS Astar
dott Cisco Top Distributor ECS Pericomp

Corporate Responsibility
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

The Group believes that a firm commitment to Corporate Responsibility (“CR”) activities forms the basis of good corporate citizenship and upholds the highest level of corporate governance.

Aligned with the Group’s business strategy, we endeavour to manage our business in a socially responsible manner. We strive to look after not only the interests of our key stakeholders – from shareholders, investors, customers, suppliers and employees – but also to the community.

Hence, as part of our commitment to CR, the Group – through our Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) committee – plans various activities during the year to bring about a positive impact on the wellbeing of our employees, the community and the environment.

The Workplace
With a constantly growing workforce and ever-evolving Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, it is imperative that the Group continues to invest in our employees. Training programmes, both internal and external, are organised to deliver an all-round training experience to our employees by upgrading their skills and improving their competency and productivity levels.

We continuously strive to provide a healthy and safe working environment for our employees. Inspections on office areas are conducted regularly to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. Fire and safety drills, as well as risk awareness campaigns are held regularly to ensure that everyone is well prepared in the event of an emergency.

The Group also continued to promote healthy lifestyles by introducing well-balanced meals at our office canteen and encouraging employees to do simple physical activities, such as using the stairs instead of the elevator within the office.

In addition to that, our Sports Club actively organises various activities such as yoga classes, badminton and futsal matches to not only build strong team spirit amongst our employees, but also encourage physical activity and social interaction.

The Environment
The Group believes it has a moral and social responsibility in reducing the carbon footprint, contributing towards a greener environment. In adherence to this, we constantly implement energy-saving measures such as minimising the usage of air-conditioning, lighting and other equipment during lunch hours.

Our ESG committee is tasked to look for solutions to help the Group reduce the usage of electricity, water and other consumables. We also constantly monitor our monthly consumption of utilities and office supplies in order to identify areas for further improvement.

We have also implemented a ‘Recycling and Waste Management’ initiative whereby recycle bins are placed in every floor to spur waste segregation for proper recycling and disposal purposes. Our employees are educated on the concept of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” and are urged to adopt this approach into their daily lives to help reduce environmental pollution.

Our Logistics Department is also encouraged to reuse and recycle packaging materials, such as pallets, carton boxes, shrink and bubble wraps, plastic bags and scrap paper. We are pleased to say that in 2013, approximately 2,500 units of wooden pallets and 7 tonnes of carton boxes were reused for repackaging purposes while around 7,500 kg of paper and 4,000 kg of plastic wraps were collected for recycling.

During the year under review, the Group organised a Family Day at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia. Our employees together with their family members were advocated to preserve Mother Nature by collecting waste materials in the forest.

The Group remains committed to ensuring that we play our role in sustaining a greener environment. Hence, we shall continue to explore areas where we can expand our efforts further.

The Community
In reaching out to the community, the Group visited Selangor Family Aid Association in Ulu Yam, Selangor, a non-profit organization providing a home for the aged, handicapped, mentally retarded and orphans. During the visit, we contributed food and basic necessities to the Association to help them meet the daily needs.

In keeping with our past programmes, we collaborated with the National Blood Bank once again to organise a blood donation drive on our premises. We are pleased to received tremendous support from our employees who participated in this programme and did their bit for the community.

As a responsible corporate citizen, the Group recognises the importance of meeting the environmental and social needs of the community and will endeavour to take proactive action in relation to our CR activities.

The Marketplace
The Group recognises the importance of timely and thorough dissemination of accurate and useful information relating to our operations to stakeholders. In this regard, we strictly adhere to the disclosure requirements of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (Bursa Securities) and the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board. In fact, this Annual Report contains comprehensive information pertaining to the Group, while various disclosures on financial results provide stakeholders with the latest financial information on the Group.

Apart from the mandatory public announcements through Bursa Securities, the Group’s website at www.ecsm.com.my provides the public with convenient and timely access to business updates, and financial and non-financial information. Furthermore, stakeholders are able to direct queries to the Group via this website.

In order to provide clear and transparent communications to our stakeholders and the investment community, the Group Managing Director and senior management are directly involved in the Group’s investor relations activities, including holding regular investor briefings with the research analysts and fund managers.

The objective of our investor relations activities is to develop and promote a positive relationship with all stakeholders via active two-way communication and enhance our stakeholders’ understanding of the Group's core businesses and operations thus enabling investors to make informed decisions.

The Group intends to continue improving communications to ensure that we continue to relay pertinent information to investors in a transparent and consistent manner.

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Events

  • Event : HP | Keep Moving to Gain Better Solution
    Date : 07-Oct-2014
    Time : 9.00am - 5.00pm
    Venue : One World Hotel, Bandar Utama
  • Event : Oracle - MySQL Event
    Date : 08-Oct-2014
    Time : 8.50am - 1.00pm
    Venue : Sunway Resort Hotel
  • Event : Fujitsu Pre-Sales Training
    Date : 09-Oct-2014
    Time : 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Venue : ECS HQ Training Room
  • Event : Microsoft | Digitize Your Document Now!
    Date : 14-Oct-2014
    Time : 9.00am - 1.00pm
    Venue : Microsoft Office, Level 26, Menara 3...
  • Event : Microsoft | Discover The Azure Journey
    Date : 15-Oct-2014
    Time : 9.30am - 1.30pm
    Venue : B07-01 (Ground Floor) Plaza Kelana J...
  • Event : Adobe Partner Enablement
    Date : 15-Oct-2014
    Time : 2.00pm - 5.00pm
    Venue : Ballroom 2, Level LG, Eastin Hotel, ...
  • Event : Barracuda Web Application Firewall Training
    Date : 20-Oct-2014 - 21-Oct-2014
    Time : 9.00am – 6.00pm
    Venue : ECS HQ Training Room 1
  • Event : Oracle MySQL Workshop
    Date : 30-Oct-2014 - 31-Oct-2014
    Time : 9.30am - 5.00pm
    Venue : ECS HQ Training Room

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