Boustead Holdings Bhd. engages in the provision of management services to its subsidiaries and property investment. It operates through the following segments: Property & Industrial, Plantation, Heavy Industries, Pharmaceutical, and Trading, Finance & Investment. The Property and Industrial segment engages in the business of property development, manufacture and trading of building materials, constructing and leasing out of commercial and retail properties, as well as the owning and operating of hotels. The Plantation segment is involved in the planting of oil palm, processing of crude palm oil, and research in oil palm tissue culture and genetics. The Heavy Industries segment comprises shipbuilding, fabrication of offshore structures, restoration and maintenance of vessels and defense related products, and offers air transportation and flight services. The Pharmaceutical segment focuses on researching, developing, manufacturing, trading, marketing, and supplying of pharmaceutical products, and medical and hospital equipment. The Trading, Finance & Investment segment owns and operates BHPetrol brand of retail petrol station network and also involves in the commercial, Islamic and investment banking, stock broking, life and general insurance business through an associate, education, air transportation and flight services, as well as other miscellaneous businesses. The company was founded by Edward Boustead in 1828 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.