Founded by Dato´ Mohsin Abdul Halim in 1988 as Handal Engineering Sdn Bhd (HESB), Handal Resources Berhad (HRB) has been a Malaysian pioneer when it comes to marine equipment sales and manufacturing, construction and the provision of upstream and downstream services for the offshore oil and gas industry.
A publicly listed company since July 2009, the Handal Group consists of subsidiaries Handal Offshore Services Sdn Bhd (HOSSB), Handal Engineering Sdn Bhd (HESB), Handrill Sdn Bhd and HandsComms Sdn Bhd (HandsComms).
The 2010 acquisitions of HESB and Handrill Sdn Bhd marked HRB’s expansion into both the downstream and upstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. The ongoing and diversification have also seen the Group expand into the telecommunications market. Established in 2010, HandsComms provides communication systems maintenance services for government agencies and the private sector, including Telekom Malaysia’s audio conferencing system.
HRB’s core activities continue to revolve around the provision of offshore cranes and services to the offshore oil and gas industry. An integrated offshore crane manufacturing and services company, HOSSB specializes in offshore pedestal mounted cranes, operating out of its operations centers in Kemaman Supply Base and Telok Kalong Industrial Area in Kemaman, Terengganu.
HOSSB provides a comprehensive range of products and services that includes the design and fabrication of new API 2C pedestal cranes; structural fabrication; and operation, inspection, maintenance and repair programs for all makes of cranes. The company also provides on-site upgrades, statistical analysis and structural modifications, and provides lifting solutions for workover projects and crane rental services.
An approved API 2C fabricator, HOSSB remains the only company in Malaysia capable of providing a genuine one-stop service for API 2C cranes. As such, its services remain very much in demand by the world’s oil majors, whose activities extend for upstream exploration and production to downstream refining and distribution.