WCT Group was first established with the incorporation of WCT Earthworks & Building Contractors Sdn Bhd on 14 January 1981 and subsequently changed to its current name, WCT Berhad (WCTB). WCTB made its debut on the Second Board of the then Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange now known as Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (Bursa Securities) on 16 February 1995 and was subsequently promoted to the Main Market of Bursa Securities on 7 January 1999. On 8 July 2013, WCTB successfully undertook an internal reorganisation, allowing for the Group's various business operations to fall under the newly transferred listing status of WCT Holdings Berhad (WCTH).
WCTH is an investment holding company which also provides management services to its subsidiaries and joint venture companies. The three core businesses of WCT Group are Engineering and Construction, Property Development and Property Investment and Management. From humble beginnings in 1981 as a one-machine company involved in earthworks, WCT has grown to the size, scope and strength it has today and in the process, evolved into a global brand, recognised for its ability to deliver world-class quality. Over the years, the company has evolved into one of Malaysia's leading engineering & construction companies and property developers.
WCT's scope of engineering and construction expertise covers racing circuits, airports, dam and water supply schemes, expressways and highways, civil works, rail-based infrastructure works and specialised buildings such as shopping complexes, hospitals and government administrative centres.
The Group's property development portfolio includes townships, luxury homes, high-rise residences, integrated commercial developments, office towers, hotels and shopping malls. WCT currently has a land bank of approximately 820 acres in Malaysia.
The Group owns five shopping malls/ centre - Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre in Klang, the airport malls - gateway@klia2 and SkyPark Terminal in Selangor, Paradigm Mall in Petaling Jaya and Paradigm Mall in Johor Bahru. The Group also owns Première Hotel in Klang and New World Petaling Jaya Hotel in Petaling Jaya. In 2018, WCT ventured into the development and management of commercial and aviation-related infrastructure and facilities at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport terminal in Subang, Selangor.
In recent years, WCT started embarking actively on sustainable construction and has received various green building rating awards for its projects including the LEED Silver Certification under LEED 2009 for Core and Shell for the airport mall, gateway@klia2; Green Building Index (GBI) Gold for the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) Headquarters; GBI Silver for Lot 2C5, Putrajaya (Commercial Office Building) and GBI Certified for the MyTOWN Shopping Centre.
With a workforce of over 2,000 people, the Group's global presence can be seen in 6 countries ranging from Malaysia and Qatar, to UAE, Bahrain, India and Vietnam.