About Us

The Beginning

Our history begins in 1980 where Consultancy Unit was first developed as a strategic business unit that promotes the available expertise in UPM to government agencies and industries. This unit was established under the purview of the Vice Chancellor’s Office. The Consultancy Unit was then upgraded to University Business Centre (UBC) on 15 July 1996 as an expansion to open up for more business activities.

The Establishment of UPMH and Subsidiary Companies

Due to the positive business growth shown as well as the endorsement of under Act A946, Section 4A(1)(b) of Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (Amendment) 1966, where the Government of Malaysia has sanctioned the universities to establish its own wholly-owned company, UPM Holdings (UPMH) was then proposed. Hence, under the approval of Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the regulation of Companies Act 1965, UPMH, together with its subsidiaries were afterwards registered on 11 November 2002, followed by its full mobilization on May 2009.

The first three subsidiaries under UPMH were:

  • UPM Consultancy and Services Sdn Bhd
  • UPM Education & Training Sdn Bhd
  • UPM Research and Development Sdn Bhd

UPMH Today

To date, UPMH has expanded its expertise to variety of areas including event management, space management, distance learning, and others; all are placed under 5 UPMH latest subsidiaries:

  • UPM Consultancy and Services Sdn Bhd
  • UPM Education & Training Sdn Bhd
  • UPM Innovations Sdn Bhd
  • UPM International Sdn Bhd
  • UPM Business Management Sdn Bhd

UPMH major roles include:

  • Participating in smart and equitable partnerships
  • Maximizing the utilization of UPM research & technology expertise
  • Promote UPM life-long learning activities