1948

1948
  • Started as a sole proprietorship, Yew Huat & Company, by founder, the late Mr Tay Chin Kiat

1973-1975

1973-1975
  • 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.

1980-1995

1980-1995
  • 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).

1996

1996
  • 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

1997
  • 1997: Mr Richard Tay was presented with the Rotary ASME’s Entrepreneurship of the Year Award.

1999

1999
  • 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.

2000

2000
  • Set up second alloy wheels manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China.

2003 – 2004

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.

2005

2005
  • 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).

2006

2006
  • 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.

2007

2007
  • Mr Richard Tay was presented with the 2007 Ernst & Young’s Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

2008

2008
  • 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

2009

2009
  • Installed MAT (Most Advanced Technology) machinery at Suzhou manufacturing plant.

2010

2010
  • 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.

2011

2011
  • 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

2012

2012
  • 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.

2013

2013
  • 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.

2014

2014
  • 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.

2015

2015
  • For the seventh consecutive year, YHI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd received the Golden Eagle 2015 Award for outstanding SME in Malaysia.
  • YHI Hong Kong celebrating 25th year anniversary.
  • Ventured into East Malaysia.