Started as a sole proprietorship, Yew Huat & Company, by founder, the late Mr Tay Chin Kiat
1973: Appointed as the exclusive distributor for Hitachi batteries(1973),Yokohama tyres (1974) and Enkei alloy wheels (1975) in Singapore.
1975: Yew Huat & Company was renamed to Yew Huat Tyre & Battery (Pte) Ltd.
1980: Completion of head office at No. 2 Pandan Road, Singapore.
Started expanding overseas into Malaysia (1980), followed by China and Hong Kong (1989). Ventured into Australia (1992), followed by Indonesia (1994) and New Zealand (1995).
Ventured into alloy wheels manufacturing with its ﬁrst plant in Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Launched YHI’s proprietary brand – Advanti Racing
Mr Richard Tay was presented with the Lianhe Zaobao’s ENDEC Entrepreneurship Excellence Award.
1997: Mr Richard Tay was presented with the Rotary ASME’s Entrepreneurship of the Year Award.
1999: Ranked fourth in the Business Times Enterprise 50 Awards and presented with the Grand Five-Year Award for being in Enterprise 50 for ﬁ ve consecutive years since 1995.
Set up second alloy wheels manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China.
2003 – 2004
2003: YHI International Limited listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange on 3 July.
2004: Set up a mould factory in Shanghai, China to manufacture and supply alloy wheel moulds for YHI’s manufacturing plants.
Expanded into United States of America when Konig (American) became part of the YHI Group. It ventured into Thailand (2006), followed by Canada (2007) and Brunei (2010).
Launched YHI’s proprietary brand – Neuton Tyres.
Two new alloy wheels manufacturing plants located in Suzhou, China and Sepang, Malaysia commenced operations.
Acquired a 35.51% shareholding in O.Z. S.p.A., a world-renowned alloy wheels manufacturer.
Appointed by Enkei Corporation under its license to manufacture “Enkei Tuning” brand of alloy wheels.
Mr Richard Tay was presented with the 2007 Ernst & Young’s Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Entered into a supply and sponsorship agreement with Formula One team Scuderia Toro Rosso and O.Z. S.p.A. to supply alloy wheels bearing the Group’s proprietary brand Advanti Racing.
Launched YHI’s proprietary brand – Neuton Power
Installed MAT (Most Advanced Technology) machinery at Suzhou manufacturing plant.
Advanti Racing received the Regional Brand title in the Singapore Prestige Brand Award in recognition for its outstanding Singapore brand. The annual event was organised by Association of Small and Medium Enterprises and Lianhe Zaobao.
YHI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd received the Super Golden Bull 2010 Award for outstanding SME in Malaysia.
Commenced rebuilding of YHI Headquarters in Singapore
YHI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd received its third Super Golden Bull Award for outstanding SME in Malaysia.
Set up its 5th alloy wheels manufacturing plant in Malacca, Malaysia
Completed the rebuilding of YHI Headquarters in Singapore
Ventured into Vietnam
For the fourth consecutive year, YHI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd received the Super Golden Bull Award for outstanding SME in Malaysia.
YHI’s proprietary brand, Advanti Racing, has been appointed as the Ofﬁcial Supplier to MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, exclusively supplying alloy wheels for all its race cars.
Ventured into Philippines.
For the fifth consecutive year, YHI(Malaysia) Sdn Bhd received the Golden Eagle 2013 Award (formerly known as Golden Bull Award) for outstanding SME in Malaysia.
For the sixth consecutive year, YHI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd received the Golden Eagle 2014 Award for outstanding SME in Malaysia.
Consolidation of manufacturing capabilities from Sepang to Malacca plant.
ISO-TS16949 certification for the design and manufacturing of alloy wheels for OEM operations in Malaysia in November 2014.
For the seventh consecutive year, YHI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd received the Golden Eagle 2015 Award for outstanding SME in Malaysia.