Started as a small bicycle tyre and repair shop – Chop Kian Leong Tayar by Mr Tan Kim Sue in the town centre of Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
1984 – 1987
In 1984, the business was taken over by the son of the founder – Mr Tan Meei Huei and renamed it to Syarikat Kian Leong. Realised that the number of passenger cars was climbing up in the market, he decided to switch the focus from bicycle to passenger car tyre.
Within few years time, Syarikat Kian Leong quickly built its reputation among the neighbourhood. The company was granted the dealership of Sime Tyres and this has drove Syarikat Kian Leong to open its second branch in 1989 to serve more customers.
In 1997, Syarikat Kian Leong was further renamed to Kian Leong Tayar Sdn Bhd and opened its truck centre at Pengkalan Chepa to extend the service to heavy vehicles. At the same year, Kian Leong Logistic Sdn Bhd was established to diverse its business in logistic sector. The conglomerate of both companies has set the foundation for Kian Leong Group.
The company has finalized its name to Kian Leong Tyre Sdn Bhd since 2000’s and gained the sole dealership of Bridgestone Truck Tyre Centre (BTTC) in 2005. Since then, Kian Leong Tyre has invested in modern technologies and completed major renovations to provide a better service to its customers. Today, Kian Leong Tyre serves a wide range of vehicles from passenger cars to trucks and buses; including specialized vehicles such as forklifts, cranes and tractors.
In 2017, Kian Leong Group set up Pomcek Solution Sdn Bhd –the first TyrePlus service centre in Kota Bharu with the service scope focusing on passenger car and motorcycle.