IJM is a dynamic and diversified group of companies that has been at the forefront of building bridges of opportunity and roads to success.
The Group believes in harnessing the latest tools and technologies to create products and build structures which are relevant to the needs of people and businesses - speedily, efficiently and with the highest quality standards.
Most importantly, IJM strongly believes in the interdependence of the destiny of the company and its people. The people of IJM - professional, competent, committed and caring - ensure the organization delivers on its promises.
IJM believes customer satisfaction is the cornerstone of the Group's success. Sound policies and practices based on the Group's motto of "Excellence through Quality" are all focused towards this end. Today, the market recognizes IJM's ability to deliver on its promises and these are good reasons why IJM and its subsidiaries continue to win awards such as the Malaysian International Contractor of the Year 2000 and the Malaysian Builder of the Year 2001.
Strong Synergies for Growth
Strengthening its core competencies while expanding aggressively into new directions has been IJM's strategy for growth since its inception.
In 1983, in order to be more competitive against bigger foreign rivals, three of Malaysia's most enterprising construction companies - IGB Construction, Jurutama and Mudajaya Construction - took a bold step when they merged to form IJM. It created a major construction entity overnight, gaining instant credibility and considerable market presence.
Later, synergies for growth were again forged as the Group sought to diversify into other sectors related to its core business. This heralded further expansion into property development and related management services, manufacturing of building products and quarrying.
In time, other businesses were acquired in fields deemed necessary for growth and which could further increase the breadth and depth of IJM's operations.
International Ventures Division focussing on construction, construction management, property development and infrastructure investment provided that dimension. It had a further benefit of fast-tracking IJM's vision to be an international player, with the world now as its market place instead of within the confines of Malaysia.
IJM's diversification strategy also saw the entry into the oil palm plantation business, today a major division of the group.
IJM has enjoyed steady growth and profitability over the years and will maintain this momentum into the 21st Century.
The Mark of Excellence
Success stories are about people. And it is the employees of IJM who have demonstrated that "Excellence Through Quality" is more than just a motto, it is the Group's philosophy.
This philosophy reaffirms IJM's commitment to quality products and services. At IJM it is the employees, as much as the products they create and sell, that make the difference. They provide the ultimate long-term competitive advantage, as IJM considers all its employees as key people. An innovative, enlightened management style, together with a pro-active, hands-on management approach at all levels, allows the Group to continually maintain and enhance high standards in work performance. More important, IJM people strongly believe in the shared destiny of the company and its employees.
Constant training, workshops and seminars keep this standard of excellence sharpened and honed.
In 1996, IJM was awarded the internationally recognised ISO 9002:1994 standard "for Provision of Construction Services in Building and Civil Engineering Works", testimony of living up to its motto "Excellence Through Quality". Since then, many of IJM's subsidiaries have been similarly certified. But IJM is not lying on its own laurel and continues to improvise its quality standard resulting in the upgrade to the prestigious MS ISO 9001:2000 in 2001.
With the emphasis on safety in the construction sector, both locally and internationally, IJM enrolled in the OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) Pilot Program conducted by SIRIM QAS Sdn Bhd in 1999. Through the commitment and untiring efforts of the management and staff, IJM became the first construction company in Malaysia to be awarded the OHSAS 18001 certification in 2000, true to its Safety Motto of "Health, Safety and Environment Is Everyone's Responsibility".
Besides achieving the OHSAS 18001 Certification, IJM has gone a step further by developing the IJM Quality and Safety Assessment System or IQSAS. IQSAS is self-regulatory and ensures that higher standards of quality and safety are achieved through a culture of entrenched discipline in routine work methods and processes in all IJM's construction projects.
With steadfast commitment in the implementation of international quality and safety standards, IJM has taken a step forward in stamping the "Mark of Excellence" on all its products and services.