China Overseas Holdings Limited, the subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation, started operations in Hong Kong in June 1979.
In the past 33 years , the Group had been diligently following set strategies, striving to perfect management, building a people-oriented corporate culture and a human resources system that offers employees room for development, a supportive work atmosphere and incentives to motivate employees.
The Group’s listed companies include China Overseas Land and Investment Ltd. ("COLI", HKSE code: 00688), China State Construction International Holdings Limited ("CSCI", HKSE code: 03311) , China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Ltd. (“COGOGL”, HKSE code: 00081) and Far East Global Group Limited (“Far East Global”, HKSE code: 00830).
At present, the total asset value and the total market value of the Group exceed HK$200 billion and HK $180 billion, respectively.
Throughout the years, the Group has won numerous awards including the second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, the Most Respected Enterprise in China, Leading Brand of China Real Estate Company, Outstanding Contractors Award, Luban Prize and Zhan Tianyou Grand Award.
Founded in Hong Kong, the property business of China Overseas Group has grown in the city and eventually expanded to Macau, and now thrives in Mainland China. It is currently operated through China Overseas Land and Investment Ltd. and China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Ltd. Five generations of products have been introduced to the market through research and development, creating the famous brand” China Overseas Property”, and establishing a preliminary nationwide market distribution network, with major focuses on Hong Kong and Macau regions, the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta, Bohai Rim, Northeast and Midwestern part of Mainland China. The Group has developed its business into more than 30 economically vibrant cities in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China, and thus providing hundreds of thousands of middle-to-high-end quality properties to millions of customers. By the end of 2011, China Overseas Property had a total land reserve of over 34 million square metres.
China Overseas Property was again acknowledged as the “Leading China Real Estate Company Brand” and “No. 1 China blue Chip Property Developer” for 8 consecutive years. The company was also ranked No. 1 in “China Top 100 Real Estate Developers : Comprehensive Strength” for several times and being awarded in numerous awards, named “10th Anniversary of the Most Respected Companies of China”, “Top 10 Most Influential Brand in Chinese Lifestyle” and etc. In September 2011, the estimated brand value of China Overseas Property reached RMB 24.687 billion and ranked No. 1 among the industry.
At present, the Group has extended to the formation of an integrated value-chain system. This covers the entire property development process, comprising land acquisition and investment, construction planning, design and execution, sales and marketing, after-sales service as well as property management. Among all these, HuaYi Design and China Overseas Property Management enjoy high reputations in the industry.
The Group's construction and contracting flagship brand “China State Construction” is currently managed through China State Construction International Holdings Limited and Far East Global Group Limited. This brand has a long history of operation and has obtained the highest construction licences (Licence C) in five categories, allowing the Group to undertake construction projects of unlimited tender value in buildings, port works, roads and drainage, site formation and waterworks. Through advanced construction technology and strong management capability as well as centralized purchasing and distribution system, the Group spares no efforts to optimize the procedures for construction and management, dedicated to providing high-quality construction products and services for the society.
Over the years, the Group has completed projects in Hong Kong that cover almost every corner of the territory and are important to the daily life of people. In Hong Kong, it has built in all construction area of 12.80 million square metres of residence for more than 500,000 people, that means one in every 15 Hong Kong people live in homes built by the Group; 275 kilometres of water pipes and 15.5 kilometres of tunnels that made up 70% of the fresh water pipelines in Hong Kong, and its land reclamation projects created land of over 8.8 million square metres or one-ninth of the area of Hong Kong Island.
The Group has completed numerous mega-scale historical projects in Hong Kong including Hong Kong International Airport Passenger Terminal Building which won the international honor of "Top 10 Global Architecture of the 20th Century", the West Kowloon Reclamation project, Central Reclamation project, the Navel Base for the People's Liberation Army, infrastructure of Penny Bay Development and Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel etc.
In Macau, the Group was also involved in some influential projects namely Hotel Lisboa, Frontier Post COTAI, the Macau Tower, Macau East Asian Games Dome, City of Dreams and Wynn Resorts Macau etc. Renowned projects in Mainland China include Guangzhou (New) Baiyun International Airport Passenger Terminal Building and Guangzhou Shangri-La Hotel etc.
In recent years, drawing on the sound experiences it gained in Hong Kong construction market, the Group has made a strong foothold in Macau market, actively explored its business in the United Arab Emirates and succeeded in realizing strategic transformation for synergy development in construction business and infrastructure investment business in Mainland China, and became a multi-national construction enterprise with international standard.
As one of the first contractors to obtain ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 certifications, the Group has won numerous awards throughout the years including four second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, three Zhan Tianyou Grand Prize for Civil Engineering Awards, 30 science and technology awards given by the Provincial Government, the Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Productivity and Quality, the Hong Kong Awards for Industry: Industrial Trade Quality, Quality Building Award, and various safety and environmental awards etc.
Through direct investment, acquisition and equity participation, the Group has secured investment projects that promise long-term and stable profits to provide effective replenishment to the core businesses, thus striving to develop in the long run for generating long-term robust returns and build the “China Overseas Investment” brand by COHL Investment Developing Holdings Limited.
The business position of the company is to manage the operation and management of the infrastructure business, as well as focus on the development of urban-rural planning investment business. The company is the platform of managing investment and developing new business of the Group, thus having the responsibility of enhancing the value of the Group by delivering quality projects. Currently, the company is operating three business sectors.The first business sector is investment and operation of infrastructure, which includes Shenyang Huanggu Thermoelectricity, Second Nanjing Bridge, Shandong Laizhou Harbour Affaris, Nanchang Bridge, Nanchang Xin Ba Yi Bridge, etc. The second business sector is urban-rural planning investment, which includes Chongqing Lixiang Lake and Zibo Wenchang Lake. Last but not least is finance and shares investment business, which includes Guoyuan Trust, Guoyuan Investment, Huawen Investment, etc.
The Group is keen on honouring its responsibilities as a good corporate citizenship. We participated in the Walks for Millions in Hong Kong and Macau every year, have set up a “China Overseas Charity Foundation”, which has so far donated funds to support the construction of the "China Overseas Qinglong Hope School" in Hanzhong, Shaanxi province, the "China Overseas Sanquan Hope School" in Nanchuan, Chongqing, the "China Overseas Xinhu Hope School" in Changchun, Jilin province, the "China Overseas Sanxia Hope School" in Yunyang, Chongqing, the “Xinjian Special Education School in Dujianyan, Sichuan province, and the “China Overseas Shaling Hope School” in Liaoning, Shenyang province. Up to now, the Group had donated in all more than HK$130 million to the community to help the poor and victims of disasters, promotion of education and well-being, etc.
Looking forward, the Group will uphold its operation principle of “Exercise caution in details and implementation. Build a strong foundation to seek greater success” with proactive strategic planning, attention to details, and “people-oriented” principle, so as to stride over the road to excellence and everlasting business regime.
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