The year was 1942. From the nook of a provincial town in Kedah, the journey of an unassuming pursuit began. Mr. Ang Thong Guan, an ambitious, dedicated young man, started selling tea in his beat-up bicycle in a small town called Sungai Lalang. Upon seeing his business grow, he bought the company's first Chevrolet van.
In 1945, his sons Dato' Ang Toon Cheng and Dato' Ang Toon Piah joined him in this little family business. Together, they expanded the tea business to the Northern Region of Peninsular, Malaysia. Within three years, the company gradually grew and developed a marketing network with a fleet of vans that distribute beverages and consumer products to grocery and coffee shops, food outlets and general traders.