Johan began its activities in 1920 as Johan Tin Dredging Ltd. It operated a mining lease off the Sungei Johan in the Kinta District of Perak, Malaysia with a paid-up capital of RM136,000 which remained unchanged for 61 years until 1981. In 1979, the Company was renamed Johan Holdings Berhad. Since 1979, Johan diversified away from its tin mining business and through acquisitions and organic growth.
The Johan Group today is a Malaysian grown group with diversified operations. Johan is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad under the Finance sector. Johan Group’s current principal activities are in investments holding & management business, and include the manufacture, sale and distribution of gloves, property development, resorts and hotels.