Kuala Lumpur – IGL Coatings, a leading provider of eco-friendly car care products, announces that its CEO and founder, Keong Chun Chieh, has been honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the prestigious Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) 2023 for his exceptional performance and outstanding contributions to the Malaysian economy.

The SOBA Awards recognizes and celebrates micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), in the nation’s economic landscape. The awards highlight the dedication and achievements of entrepreneurs who have made significant strides in their respective industries.

Recognition of Industry Leaders

Since its inception, SOBA has honored over 400 entrepreneurs and businesses for their exceptional contributions to the nation’s economy. The rigorous selection process ensures that only the most deserving candidates receive recognition, reflecting the high standards of entrepreneurship.

Arlene Tan Eng Guat, vice-president of the Malaysia Entrepreneurs’ Development Association, praises the high caliber of participants in the SOBA 2023 awards. Citing their extensive industry knowledge and exemplary performance in their industry. The competition among entrepreneurs was notably fierce, underscoring the exceptional talent and innovation driving Malaysia’s business landscape.

Improving, Growing & Learning

“We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition. This award is a testament to the IGL Team’s hard work and dedication. And a reflection of the trust and support from our IGL Family towards the IGL Coatings brand,” shares Keong.

IGL Coatings Keong Chun Chieh Entrepenuer of the Year Award SOBA 2023

Keong’s visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to excellence have been instrumental in propelling IGL Coatings to new heights. This recognition is a testament to his dedication and the collective efforts of the entire IGL Coatings team worldwide.

The Entrepreneur of the Year shared, “We are always improving, growing and learning. 2024 will be a year of exciting partnerships and groundbreaking achievements on the horizon!” exclaims Keong.

IGL Coatings continues to push the boundaries of innovation and sustainability, setting new standards for excellence in our operations. Our unwavering mission is to revolutionize car care practices and serve as a beacon of environmental responsibility. Through our relentless pursuit of positive change, we aim to inspire and empower the detailing community. Especially embracing sustainable practices contributing to a greener, more sustainable future for all.

About IGL Coatings

Established in 2015, IGL Coatings quickly gained traction as one of the most trusted names in the automotive detailing industry. IGL’s reach and worldwide success can be attributed to its commitment and dedication towards innovation, sustainability, customer satisfaction and technology.

A global market leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative surface protection solutions. With a strong commitment to research and development. IGL Coatings creates industry-leading coatings that deliver exceptional durability, enhanced aesthetics, and environmental sustainability. Trusted by professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. IGL Coatings dedicates itself to revolutionizing the automotive, marine, and industrial sectors with cutting-edge technologies and unparalleled customer support.

Listed by Statista as the No.1 High Growth Manufacturer in Malaysia and Top 500 in Asia Pacific by the Financial Times 2023 and 2024. IGL Coatings prides itself on its innovative technology that goes beyond conventional automotive protection. Recently it has won a global recognition award for its industrial rust-protective coating by its automotive industry peers, SEMA.




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