ERAWAN LMW INDUSTRIES SDN BHD (formerly known Keloil-LPG Cylinders Sdn Bhd) was incorporated on the 13th May, 1996 with an authorized capital of RM50.0 million, comprised of RM30.0 million ordinary shares and RM20.0 million redeemable preference shares of RM1 each and an issued and fully paid-up capital of RM38.5 million, comprised of RM24 million ordinary shares and RM14.5 million redeemable preference shares.
With effect from 12th May, 2011, Keloil Sdn Bhd has disposed part of its shareholdings in Erawan LMW Industries Sdn Bhd (Erawan) to 3 new shareholders, namely, Rosmawati binti Yahya (25%), Siri Laosirichon (20%) and Mohan A/L Krishnan Kutty (10%). Erawan was formed in conjunction to the changes in the shareholdings and management.
The main plant is located at Kampung Kemayang, Tawang, Bachok near Pantai Senok. It is built on a 8 acres piece of land. With the state-of-the-art technology machineries from Germany, it is capable of manufacturing domestic and industrial cylinders of various sizes, typically 12 kg (26.2 L water capacity), 14 kg (30.4 L and 30.6 L water capacity) and 50 kg (108 L water capacity). It has the capacity to manufacture 300,000 cylinders per annum. The plant started its operation in August, 1998.
The main thrust of Erawan is to produce cylinders that could meet the highest quality specification as required by our customers. Erawan also provide refurbishment services to the oil and gas customers on existing cylinders in the market. That is, to either requalify (RQ) the cylinders by repairing and replace necessary parts or recondition the cylinders to include shot blasting or simply repainting process, resulting in almost brand new cylinders.
We have set up another plant at a rented premises at Section 51, Petaling Jaya to cater for the huge refurbishment business potential on “Requalification (RQ)”, “Shot Blast Repainting”, “Rebranding” and “Reconditioning (RC)” of 12kg, 14 kg and 50kg LPG cylinders. The plant is fully operational in November, 2012 with an annual capacity of about 800,000 LPG cylinders per shift.
All the process requires stringent quality control with various testing being conducted and includes third party professional verification and certification.
MAIN OFFICE AND FACTORY FACADE
Location of Main Office and Plant :
Lot 1052, Kg. Kemayang, Tawang, 16020 Bachok, Kelantan, Malaysia
Tel : (609) 7769090 Fax : (609) 7769085
Location of the second Plant :
No. 29E, Lorong Tandang 51/B, Off Jalan Tandang, Section 51, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Location of Sales Office :
49-1, Jalan Budiman 26, Taman Mulia, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : (603) 91731103 Fax : (603) 91731108
Contact Persons :
1) Wan Zulkifle bin Wan Yusoff – President
e-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Richard Lee – Vice President Commercial and Corporate Affairs
e-mail address : email@example.com
3) Mohan a/l Krishnan Kutty – Vice President Operation
e-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Mohamed Rithauddeen Che Hashim – GM Corporate Affairs
e-mail address : email@example.com
Board of Directors
1) Wan Zainalam bin Wan Yusoff
2) Wan Zulkifle bin Wan Yusoff
3) Rosmawati binti Yahya
4) Siri Laosirichon
5) Mohan A/L Krishnan Kutty
1) Mohamed Rithauddeen bin Che Hashim (MIA 8276/CA)
2) Mohd Nasir Bin Abdullah (BC/M/783)
Lot 1052, Kampung Kemayang
Tawang, 16020 Bachok
Suite 11.05, Level 11, The Gardens South Tower
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur
1) Malayan Banking Berhad / Maybank Islamic Berhad
2) CIMB Bank Berhad
MANUFACTURING OF CYLINDERS AND REFURBISHMENT PROCESS
The manufacturing of cylinders and refurbishment process utilized the state-of-the-art machineries mainly imported from SMG, Germany situated on a 8-acre plant in Bachok, Kelantan.
The Bachok plant has a storage capacity of 600 metric tonne of hot rolled coils of steel imported from Japan and Korea at any one time. The finished goods area can accommodate 5,000 cylinders at any one time.
The plant manufacturing process starts with blanking and shearing of hot rolled coil steel to produce circular blanks, stay plate and other parts.
To produce the body of the cylinders, it requires the circular blanks to undergo deep drawn process to produce top and bottom cups.
Each top cup requires fixing a bunk for subsequent installation of a valve, normally supplied by the customers. The stay plates with embossed manufacturing details as required by customers, are welded to a pipe ring to form the shroud. This shroud will be welded to the top cup for assembly.
Each bottom cup requires a footring. Each footring undergoes a notching and rolling process before welded to the bottom cup.
The cups require trimming and beading process before welded together with circumferential welding machines. For 50 kg cylinders, it requires to produce the middle part cylinders before welded to the cups.
Each complete cylinders, requires to undergo further necessary processes such as annealing, hydro test, shot blasting and metalising before it goes to painting process. The plant provides either the oven baked or simply air-dried painting.
Before finishing the cylinders, it requires to undergo further process such as the weighing and stamping according to the specification requirement, valve screwing and finally to pump in air for the leak test, which require immersing the cylinders in water.
At all stages of production, the quality control teams certify the components as acceptable before allowing the process to continue. A sample of the produced cylinders requires a burst test to be certified by a professional third party.
The refurbishment process for used LPG cylinders requires to degas any remaining LPG in all the LPG cylinders and depending on the condition of the LPG cylinders, the process for RC may require the replacement of shroud, footring or both plus annealing and metalising. Other refurbishment process include hydro test, shot blasting before the cylinders undergo the painting process and finally leak test.