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HISTORY  
     
1900
A site was purchased in Butterworth and the smelting works officially began operations in 1902.
   
1955
The Butterworth Smelting Works started up after war with 3 large furnaces.
   
1978
Incorporation of Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad for the purpose of taking over STC's tin smelting business.
   
1982
MSC takes over STC's smelting business as a joint venture between STC and MMC with equity interest of 58% and 42% respectively.
   
1994
MSC successfully listed on the Main Board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange with a paid up capital of RM 75 million. STC and MMC interest reduced to 37.45% and 37.44%.

MSC achieved the distinction of being the first tin smelter in the world to be accredited to ISO 9002.

   
1997
MSC won Product Excellence Award from the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Industry of Malaysia for MSC high purity 4 Nines tin.
   
1999
MSC acquired 40% equity in Redring Solder Sdn. Bhd., a downstream solder (tin based alloy widely used for joining and semi conductor applications in the electrical and electronic industries.
   
2002
Acquisition of PT Koba, an upstream tin mining operation in Indonesia
   
2003
Entry into Australia through the acquisition of 30% interest in Marlborough Resources NL (now known as Australia Oriental Minerals NL).

Incorporation of a wholly owned subsidiary, PT MSC (I), to undertake major exploratory works in Indonesia.

   
2004
Acquistion of a 100% interest in Rahman Hydraulic Tin Sdn. Bhd., the largest and one of the oldest tin mine in Malaysia.
   
2005
MSC becomes a subsidiary of The Straits Trading Company Limited (STC) as a result of an unconditional take-over offer by Straits Trading Amalgamated Resources Sdn Bhd ("STAR (M)"), a wholly owned subsidiary of STC.
   
2007
The group adopted diversification strategy and made strategic investments in nickel, gold and coal. Among the successful investments made in 2007 include Asian Mineral Resources Limited which owns the Ban Phuc nickel project in Vietnam and Beaconsfield NL which owns operates an underground gold mine in Tasmania.
   
2008
The Group made further strategic investments in a polymetallic mine (Rapu Rapu) in Philippines and subsequently in Asiatic Coal Private Limited, which owned a coal concession in Indonesia.
   
2010
As a result of global economic crisis and financial meltdown which hampered the Company’s intent of raising fund via rights issue, the Group decided to reposition itself to focus on its original core business of tin and strengthen its global niche to achieve a sustainable long term growth in earnings in the tin sector and initiated divestment of the Group's non-tin investments and asset to be implemented over a period of three years.
   
2011
Secondary listing on the main board of Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST) with an issuance of 25 million new ordinary shares.

Entered into a Confidentiality Agreement with the Ministry of Mines of the DR Congo for possible joint venture cooperation in exploration and development of tin and related mineral resources in DR Congo.
   
2012
Acquired a 40% interest in Africa Smelter Corporation Sprl, a company incorporated in DR Congo to own and operate a tin smelting facility in Lubumbashi, Katanga with a capacity of 3,500 tonnes per annum.

The State Government of Perak extended RHT mining leases until September 2030.
   
2013
Ceased mining in Indonesia following the non-renewal of the Contract of Work of PT Koba Tin.
   
2014
Rahman Hydraulic Tin acquired a 80% interest in SL Tin Sdn. Bhd, a company that holds a mining lease over an area of 267.3 ha. In Sungai Lembing, Hulu Kuantan for a period of 15 years.

Butterworth smelter added the 6th fuel fired reverberatory furnace at the plant and expanded overall smelting capacity by 15%.
   
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