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NewQuest (Trading) Pte Ltd

The Kuok Group began business as Kuok Brothers Limited in 1949 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, trading rice, sugar and wheat flour. In 1953, Kuok (Singapore) Limited ("KSL"), was established as business activities expanded. Over the years, the trading activities of KSL have grown to include fertilizers, sugar and chemicals

NewQuest Divisions


In Malaysia, the KSL group began its fertilizer trading business in 1979 and the business has since evolved into what is today, the largest NPK compound fertilizer manufacturing operation in Malaysia.

The Group has four NPK compound plants located in Sandakan, Pasir Gudang, Port Kelang in Malaysia and Palembang in Indonesia. Most of the plants have been assessed and certified with the IS0 9001:2000 QA standards. To maintain and emphasize on quality, all the factories have laboratories equipped with the latest testing instruments.

Our affiliated companies are:

  • Agrifert Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Narsco-Kuok Fertilizers Sdn Bhd
  • TM Kay Fertilizers Sdn Bhd
  • Agri-Sabah Fertilizers Sdn Bhd
  • Agri-Sarawak Fertilizers Sdn Bhd
  • P.T. Agri Indomas

In Vietnam, the trading and distribution network were built up over 12 years, spanning across the entire country, carrying all the major fertilizer products including Potash, Urea, Di-Ammonium Phosphate, Rock Phosphate and Ammonium Sulphate.

Besides trading and distribution, the co-operation with local distributors extends to field extension services like agronomy consultancy/advisory, education/promotional workshops and seminars and field trials. Such activities are also conducted in Malaysia for our MPK products.

Besides Vietnam, fertilizer trading also extends into South Pacific and other parts of Asia.

For enquiries, please either call (65) 6839 6735, fax us at (65) 6733 3188 or e-mail us at fertz@newquest.com.sg


The Sugar Division in NewQuest mainly markets and distributes the products manufactured by sugar refineries in Malaysia (MSM Co. Bhd) locally in the Singapore market.

The Division also handles re-export sales to the Riau Islands in Indonesia and to some of the industrial users in the main Indonesian cities like Jakarta/Surabaya and the Philippines.

For enquiries, please call (65) 6839 6738 / 6226 2807, fax us at (65) 6733 3188 or e-mail us at sugar@newquest.com.sg


The Chemical Division supplies chemicals to various industries, including soap and detergent, glass, adhesives, petrochemicals and oilfields.

Within the Group, there are two adhesive manufacturing plants (Bintulu Adhesives & Chemicals and Petanak Enterprises Sdn Bhd) operating in East Malaysia. These plants acquire the chemicals from NewQuest to produce urea formaldehyde resin, phenol formaldehyde resin and low formaldehyde emission resin. The resins are used for the manufacturers of MR/WBP plywood, chipboard and MDF board in the Asean region. The plants also produce ureaformaldehyde pre-condensate for the fertilizer industries.

For enquiries, please call (65) 6839 8713, fax us at (65) 6735 9388 or e-mail us at chemicals@newquest.com.sg