The U-LI Group had its humble beginnings back in 1978 when it was founded under the name U-Lee Trading Company. Initially, it engaged mostly in engineering works and the trading of cable support system. U-Lee Trading Company later began manufacturing cable support systems, albeit on a modest scale. In 1983, a private limited company known as United U-LI (M) Sdn Bhd (ULSB) was incorporated to better serve the growing demands of the Malaysian cable support systems market.
In March 1997 and January 1998, United U-LI Steel Service Centre Sdn Bhd (ULSS) and Cable-Tray Industries (M) Sdn Bhd (CTSB) commenced operations to complement the principal activities of ULSB.
ULSB benefitted from the economic boom in the 1990s and expanded its business portfolio. In 1999, ULSB ventured into manufacturing of integrated ceiling systems to capitalise on the growing demand for integrated ceiling systems.
On 20 February 2002, the completion of the acquisition of ULSB, ULSS, CTSB and Gabung Mekar Sdn Bhd (GMSB) by U-LI marked the birth of the U-LI Group. This was closely followed by the incorporation of United U-LI Building Material Sdn Bhd (ULBM) on 6 January 2003. ULICORP was successfully listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange on 23 April 2002. In 2005, the Group ventured into the lighting market and established United U-Li Goodlite Sdn Bhd (ULGSB), which manufactures light fitting systems. To further complement the Group’s venture into the lighting sector, U-LI partnered with the OPPLE group from China in 2013 and since then has remained as the sole distributor of its LED product range in Malaysia.
Currently, the Group operates 5 manufacturing sites in Malaysia and employs close to 1,000 employees.
The U-LI Group has traversed many roads throughout its 25 years of operations, and today is proud to be recognized as one of the established suppliers of quality cable support systems and integrated ceiling systems in the Malaysian market.
The products and services supplied by the U-LI Group are used extensively in the telecommunication, oil and gas, transportation, power generation, water-works and construction sectors while the integrated ceiling systems are used during construction and renovation of commercial buildings.
At present, approximately 25% of the raw materials used in manufacturing are imported while the balance is purchased from local suppliers.
Local market makes up 85% of the U-LI Group’s clientele while export market, mainly other Asean countries and the Middle East constitutes the remaining 15%.