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17th November 2017 - Golden Eagle Award 2017 - Top 100 Excellent Eagle!

Our 2nd business award this year & 2nd consecutive win - Excellent Eagle, Golden Eagle Award 2017. Reaffirming our status quo, "We are just a small company thinking big, but with a good company of people, we can always make it bigger!"

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10th November 2017 - Sin Chew Business Excellence Awards - Retail Excellence!

We did it again this year with Sin Chew Business Excellence Awards - Retail Excellence! We are small, but we never stop thinking big & aiming high!

"Small company thinking big!"


1st November 2016 - The Star Newspaper Metro SMEBiz - Going hard at IT

It was indeed lucky to have a revisit from The Star newspaper daily since our last featured story on March 2015. And this time, we made it to the cover story of Metro SMEBiz – how the siblings transformed the business and going online into the digital era, and still thriving! We also shared about our progress, plans & strategies, and also the challenges in integrating e-commerce into export business.

“It’s about seeing your customers being happy.”

“Many of the things we did earlier incurred cost, but if we are just looking at things from the money perspective, we would never be where we are now.”

Read about our story at The Star Metro SMEBiz dated 31st October 2016.

Gunning for success

“When Ang Kok Gei and his two siblings decided to join the family’s hardware store business after university, their father was aghast rather than thrilled. But the trio has since modernised the business and added an online store, and ATKC Hardware is thriving.”

Going hard at IT

“A hardware store is likely the last thing on one’s mind when one thinks about digitising business and going online. But ATKC Hardware in Banting is one such business that has made the transition into the digital era..”


29th September 2016 - We are Excellent Eagle - Golden Eagle Award 2016

"It came to our surprise, when our company “ATKC Hardware Trading Sdn Bhd” was called out during the results announcement ceremony for being selected as one of the winners of Golden Eagle Award 2016. We won the Excellent Eagle category, our very first business award!"


6th February 2016 - Malaysia SME Business Newspaper, Putting The Export Into E-Commerce

"We were very excited and honoured to be featured by Malaysia SME on its publication, where we shared about how we manage to use e-commerce online initiatives to grow and expand our core business across Asia Pacific region, transcending the limit of boundaries. And we shall call this a borderless world!"


Malaysia SME business newspaper is the first and only business newspaper serving the SME community in the country. Published fortnightly, this business newspaper offers insights, analyses, in-depth interviews and open doors into the lives of highly successfully SME personalities. It also has a free controlled audited circulation of 50,000 copies.”


1st February 2016 - Hardware Trends, Malaysia Hardware Media & Publishing

"Early January 2016, we were invited for an interview by Hardware Trendsa non-profit media publishing group that share the latest information, updates and reviews on Professional, Industrial & Do-It- Yourself (DIY) hardware, tools and related products & services in Malaysia. We are truly honoured to share the story of ATKC with its fellow readers, on how we design, build and transform towards modernizing a family business – Hardware Store Malaysia."



22nd April 2015 - BFM 89.9 The Business Station, Open For Business - Second Generation Hardware Store | ATKC

"ATKC Hardware Trading is formed after Ang Teck Kwan’s retirement from 20 years of experience in the construction industry. With his network of suppliers and manufacturers, he is able to obtain products directly from the producers. 15 years later, the next generation of Angs are reconstructing the business model which includes introducing delivery services, loyalty programme and a new e-commerce hardware portal. ATKC is now Malaysia’s largest hardware and building materials online store."



10th March 2015 - The Star Online, Metro Biz, Hardware Shop Rebooted

"Our first featured story in the Malaysia's mainstream daily, The Star Newspaper by its Metro Biz chief reporter, Mr. Lim Wing Hooi." The 3 pages story focused on the following topics:-

  • Family shows how brick-and-mortar store can not only survive the digital age but also thrive by embracing IT.
  • Hardware shop nails IT - Mom-and-pop store in Banting jumps on the digital bandwagon to remain competitive.
  • Online store caters to needs of urbanites.

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