Sime Darby

Sime Darby

Our operations span across 20 countries and is supported by a team of over 100,000 people worldwide. In maintaining and extending our global presence, we are synergising our businesses for strategic positioning. We are determined be a successful Malaysian-based multinational with our core businesses in plantation, property, motors, industrial, energy & utilities and with growing presence in China and healthcare.

Company details

19th Floor, Wisma Sime Darby Jalan Raja Laut , Kuala Lumpur , 50350 Malaysia

Locations Served

Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Sime Darby is a Malaysia-based diversified multinational involved in key growth sectors, namely, plantations, property, motors, industrial equipment, energy & utilities and healthcare. Founded in 1910, its business divisions seek to create positive benefits in the economy, environment and society where it has a presence.

With a workforce of over 100,000 employees in over 20 countries, Sime Darby is committed to building a sustainable future for all its stakeholders. It is one of the largest companies on Bursa Malaysia with a market capitalisation of RM58.9bn (USD19.2bn) as of 10 May 2012.

The Sime Darby of today is founded on centuries of heritage.

Almost 200 years ago, pioneering English planters established rubber plantations in Malaya, most of which were later converted to oil palm. Among those pioneers were Alexander Guthrie, Daniel and Smith Harrison, Joseph Crosfield, William Sime and Henry d’Esterre and Herbert Mitford Darby - founders of three great companies that today live on in Sime Darby Berhad.

Alexander Guthrie founded Guthrie & Co. in 1821 as one of the first British trading enterprises in South East Asia. Daniel and Smith Harrison and their friend Joseph Crosfield, on the other hand, formed a tea and coffee trading partnership called Harrisons & Crosfield in England in 1844.  Sime Darby came to be when European businessmen William Sime, Henry d’Esterre Darby and Herbert Mitford Darby established Sime, Darby & Co. in 1910.

The Sime Darby brand is more than 100 years old though the company bears little resemblance to the small outfit that started life in Malacca in 1910. It is the legacies of all three companies that very much make up today’s Sime Darby.


  • To be a leading multinational corporation delivering sustainable value to all stakeholders


  • We are committed to developing a winning portfolio of sustainable businesses
  • We subscribe to good corporate governance and high ethical values
  • We continuously strive to deliver superior financial returns through operational excellence and high performance standards
  • We provide an environment for our people to realize their full potential