Penang, MALAYSIA, 12 October — Berjayapak Sdn Bhd, a company specializing in wooden pallets, crates and packaging solutions for manufacturing exporters in Malaysia and Vietnam, has been announced the winner in the Asia Leading SMEs category of the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Awards 2020.
The award, presented by the MORS Group, recognizes successful companies in Asia for their leadership and sustainability, spotlighting their achievements and contribution to their communities and the business world.
“Being recognized as a leading Asian SME is exciting and humbling. I hope this gives other homegrown SMEs hope and optimism to continue striving for excellence and innovation. We’re thrilled with this win because it further demonstrates our potential to become one of the future giant corporations of Asia,” said Berjayapak CEO, Ooi Lay Pheng.
Starting out as a family business in 1984, Berjayapak has grown to become one of Malaysia’s most reputable and reliable global supply chain partners known for its end-to-end palletizing and packaging solutions. They are known to work relentlessly with their multinational customers to deliver solutions that offer peace of mind for critical shipments and cargo.
In 2019, Berjayapak expanded its footprint to Ho Chi Minh City to serve a growing base of its Vietnam customers.
Sustainability lies at the heart of Berjayapak’s business, more so as they manufacture wood packaging solutions. It offers pallet recycling as a means to prevent the need to produce brand-new pallets from new wood. Used pallets are dismantled, repaired and processed giving them a second life. Berjayapak is proud to play its part in helping the earth as this eco-friendly programme has prevented the release of an equivalent of 30,000 cars’ worth of carbon emission into the air!
Berjayapak also supports two local primary schools in Sungai Bakap, the area where they operate as many of their employees have children in these schools. Initiatives include outfitting the school’s special education classroom, sponsoring speakers to inspire students on the importance of academic excellence as well as supplying wood materials for their school activities. On a corporate level, Berjayapak was a sponsor for the Penang Green Council and UN-Habitat 7th Asia Pacific Urban Forum.
“As an Awards program, ACES doesn’t merely honour achievers. Our audit process provides a strong, dependable, scalable checklist for companies who desire to keep improving,” said Shanggari Balakrishnan, MORS Group CEO.