Our History

1989

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Gemilang Coachwork (
GML) was established in a humble rented workshop at Tampoi, Johor. The main business activities were the assembly of school and factory buses.

1994

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4 acres of land in Senai Industrial Area was purchased and a larger factory was built to increase the production capacity.

1995


Implementation of aluminium bus body manufacturing technology.

1997

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The factory was expanded progressively with Malaysia as the primary market.

1999

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Officially entered the Australian market, with annual sales of up to 100 units.

2000

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Became the Sole Exclusive Licensee of Alusuisse (Now known as Constellium Valais SA) for Malaysian & Singaporean markets.

2002

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Collaborated with Mercedes-Benz to supply 350 units of Semi Knocked Down (“SKD”) body kits for the Vietnamese market.

2005

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Began collaboration with Regal Motors Limited – an authorised dealer of MAN in Hong Kong. Through this partnership, Gemilang has delivered more than 500 units of Completely Built Up (“CBU”) buses including single city buses, double deck city buses and coaches to Hong Kong.

2006

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Collaborated with Scania and supplied 1100 units of Completely Knocked Down (“CKD”) aluminium body kits for the Singaporean market.

2007

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Due to the growing market demand for GML products, GML undertook a second expansion of its production site in Senai, Johor. This expansion includes the expansion and upgrade of various departments, office buildings, administration, warehouses, and production lines.

2008

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Collaborated with Mercedes-Benz to deliver 134 aluminium bodied Single Deck buses for the Singaporean market

2009

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In-house Tilt Test facility was built to ensure the stability of the buses produced by GML meets the standard of International Transportation Regulations.

2010


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The supply of CKD body kits to Malaysia Prasaranas Rapid Group reaches 1700 units with final assembly of the buses completed in other states outside Johor.  

 

2010


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Began collaboration with ST Engineering Land Systems. This collaboration has successfully delivered more than 1500 units including Single-deck, Double-deck and articulated buses for the Singaporean market to date.

2012

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Began collaboration with Scania to deliver bus and coach CKD kits to Kenya.

2013

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Collaborated with Scania and assembled 100 units of buses to supply for the Indian market.

2014

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Collaborated with BYD to supply electric city buses for the BRT Sunway Line. These buses were recognised as the first electric city buses in Malaysia.

2015

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A total of 110 aluminium CKD kits was delivered to Uzbekistan.

2016

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Delivered 100 aluminium CKD kits to Mercedes-Benz for final assembly in Indonesia, and thereafter, these buses were deployed for the 2017 ASEAN Games.

2016

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The Company was publicly listed in November on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as Gemilang International Limited with stock code of 6163.

2017

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Collaborated with Regal Motors Limited to deliver 60 MAN double-deck buses for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Shuttle Bus service.

2017

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Delivered fully electric school bus to the United States of America (“USA”) for the first time.

2018

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Collaborated with MAN to supply 79 units of double-deck buses for the Dubai market.

2019

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It is the 30th Anniversary of GML. The 12-acre manufacturing base with advanced production facilities has the capacity of producing up to 500 units of CBU buses and 1000 units of CKD and SKD bus body kits annually.

2020

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Delivered 48 electric buses (including single-deck and double-deck) to Singapore.

2020

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Cooperated with MAN to develop and deliver 50 units of 3-door, 2-staircase double-deck buses for Singapore market. 

2021

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The market demand for Electric Vehicles (“EV”) increased substantially, GML delivered more than 100 units of fully electric buses to the USA and Australia.

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