Message from President
L-R: C.C. Wang, C.D. Shiah, P.M. Yen, J.T. Shaw
Summit Company Malaysia (SCM) is a member of the Summit Group, a set of related, privately held companies that have been actively engaged in various businesses in the Far East for over 50 years. Founded in 1948 by four Chinese graduates of MIT, the Group has historically been involved in such diverse activities as oil refining and marketing, sales of industrial chemicals, transportation and telecommunications equipment, and the marketing and distribution of ethical pharmaceutical, over-the- counter and consumer products.
Within the Summit Group, these pharmaceutical, OTC and consumer product activities are conducted by U.S. Summit Company, SCM’s parent organization. Headquartered in New York, U.S. Summit Company controls a network of branches and/or wholly owned subsidiaries located in every major market in Asia. These local operating companies generally maintain the extensive office and warehouse facilities, fully- staffed sales, delivery and collection teams and the sophisticated IT systems required by principals wishing to initiate or expand their activities in Asia. Through these offices, Summit is able to offer to these principals a full spectrum of services, ranging from warehousing and distribution functions to developing and managing sophisticated marketing and promotional campaigns.
While our infrastructure and capabilities are thoroughly modern, we believe that the underlying business philosophy of U.S. Summit and Summit Company Malaysia combines the best aspects of old and new, and of East and West. The current focus on increased specialization and cost cutting often robs companies of the flexibility required to react to their customers’ needs, particularly in the case of new products and/or for organizations entering a market for the first time. Unlike many of our competitors, we at Summit pride ourselves on our ability to work with our principals in custom-tailoring arrangements that are truly responsive to the latter’s needs.
As an Asian-owned company, we believe in adapting to our client’s activities, practices and procedures, not dictating what they should be. We are, in short, easy for principals to work with, without sacrificing either the efficiency or cost saving which they have every right to expect.
Consistent with our intense focus on providing the best service to our principals, the number of companies currently represented by us may be few but are correspondingly very important to us. We believe that once the number of principals grows too large, the level of attention and importance any individual company can realistically expect inevitably suffers.
We sincerely invite you to discuss your business needs with Summit Malaysia, your personal distributor for the 21st century.
Mr. Kenneth Wang