Ikhua Hardware Machinery Sdn Bhd was established in 1981 to supply hardware and industrial machinery & equipment to a variety of industries in Malaysia. The compressed air product line is one of the major product lines of the company. We are the leading SWAN air compressors and air dryers distributor in Malaysia for more than 30 years. We provide consultancy, design, supply, mechanical & electrical work, energy-saving programmes, turnkey projects, commissioning, training, preventive and remedial maintenance in the compressed air product line.
Food processing machinery and kitchen equipment, agriculture, and industrial fan product lines are also the company's major product lines. Besides the product lines mentioned above, we also supply hardware and machinery for commercial and industrial use, like, machine tools, automotive workshop equipment, handling equipment, etc.
In 1995, we set up Ikhua Engineering Sdn Bhd as a subsidiary to focus on the end-user market. In 2000, the company switched its strategy back to the wholesales market focus on water pump and electric power tools product lines. To date, the company obtained the trust of several manufacturers to distribute their well-known brands exclusively, such as CNP, RHEKEN, LUTIAN & KEN.
In the beginning, we commenced humbly with only one product category in this line. In 2003, we further expanded the product lines to include food processing machines and kitchen equipment, and FRESH brand was born then. With persevering efforts and commitment to grow this product line and to serve the customers better, we have to date built and developed to more than 10 product categories and still growing. At present, it has become one of the major product lines of the company.
In 2018, we set up iFresh Beverage Equipment Sdn. Bhd. as a subsidiary to cater to the growing business of food processing machine and kitchen equipment's market. Another reason to set up the subsidiary is to run this product line more professional, efficient and focus by a team of experts in this field.
Also, in 2018, We realised that agriculture remains an important sector of Malaysia, contributing more than 10% to the national GDP. Therefore, we brought in agriculture machines and gardening equipment to our product lines and HARZ brand was established then. In a short time, it has become another major product line of the company. To date, we have more than 10 categories in this product line.