Harrisons had its beginning as a relatively modest Harrisons and Crosfield trading outpost in 1918 in Sandakan, Sabah, and has today grown into a major Malaysian distribution and services company that can proudly take its place amongst the bigger corporations in terms of profitability, sales turnover, asset backing, employee size, business spread and geographical reach.
Harrisons’ income is currently derived mainly from the marketing, sales, warehousing and distribution of consumer, building materials and engineering products, fine wines, agricultural and industrial chemicals, and the operation of shipping/logistics and travel agencies. These are conducted through its two groups of subsidiary companies, the Harrisons Trading Sabah Group and the Harrisons Trading Peninsular Group.
Harrisons Peninsular Sdn. Bhd. established Harrisons Marketing & Services Sdn. Bhd. (HMS) several years ago as a wholly owned subsidiary to capture a share of the emerging and fast growing Wine business. HMS imports fine Wines from 10 countries and markets in excess of 20 renowned Brands from Kautz Vineyards (the Ironstone label) USA, Vincente Gandia Spain, Vina El Aromo Chile, Casal Thaulero Italy, Vina Dona Paula Argentina, Mooiplaas South Africa, Pfeiffer and Clairault Australia, Halewood (the Prahova Valley label) Romania, Vignerous Ardechois France and the distinguished Moldova Milestii Mici Wines. HMS also has a vibrant Harrisons Wine Shop retailing Wines at its Premises.
Harrisons Wine has now established its name in the Peninsular.