AAR tissue culture laboratory is now ISO 9001:2000 certified!

Scope of certification: Production and sales of tissue cultured clonal oil palm planting materials starting from the receiving of embryoids


We are very proud to announce that our AAR tissue culture laboratory (AAR TCL) has been awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certification on 17 December 2009. We congratulate the AAR TCL team for this achievement. The Management conveys our appreciation to the TCL team for the hard work and dedication in the preparations leading to the ISO successful certification.

Our first tissue culture laboratory was set up in 1986 in our old Bungalow 1 at our Main Office complex in Sg Buloh. The new AAR Tissue Culture Laboratory located at Tuan Mee Estate was built and commissioned in year 2004. It was fully operational in August 2005.

First and foremost our deepest appreciation goes to the Principals of Applied Agricultural Resources namely Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad and Boustead Plantations Berhad for their support and funding.

Gratitude is expressed to the top management Dr. Kee Khan Kiang for his continuous encouragement, support and commitment in the implementation of ISO 9001. Special thanks are accorded to the late Mdm Ho Yuk Wah, the previous Head of Department (HOD) and Mr. Tan Cheng Chua, the current HOD of AAR TCL for their support, encouragement and guidance.

Special thank is also accorded to Mdm. Petronella G Ah Tung, the Quality Management Representative who headed the ISO team members in initiating, guiding and implementing the ISO 9001:2000 of AAR TCL. This special award would not be possible without the effort of all the AAR TCL team members namely, Mdm. Azura Anuar, Mdm. Choo Chin Nee, Miss Hor Mei Ling , Miss Soon Siao Hwei, Mdm. Haslita Hussin and Mdm. See Choon Mooi. Last but not least, thanks to our internal auditor team headed by the Dr. Shahrakbah Yacob for their hard work in auditing.

We wish the tissue culture laboratory many future successes in line with AAR ‘s standing as the premier agriculture research company in the world.