In 1958, HABIB was first established as M.A. Habib Mohamed by founder Datuk Haji Habib Mohamed Abdul Latif. Its first shop was located on Penang's Pitt Street, also popularly known as the island's "Jewellers' Corner". It is still there today as HABIB's Pioneer Showroom. Under the helm of the founder's son, Dato' Meer Sadik Habib, the company evolved from a humble family concern to become Habib Corporation Berhad. It became Malaysia's first listed jeweller in 1998.
HABIB is today reputed for its fine crafted jewellery that embodies avant garde creativity, superior quality gems and expert craftsmanship.For three consecutive years (2010 to 2012), HABIB has been ranked amongst the Top 5 Asia brands in the retail (jewellery) category in Campaign Asia Pacific and TNS' Asia's Top 1,000 Brands rankings. Over the years HABIB has also achieved numerous awards including the Brand Laureate Award, Reader's Digest Trusted Brands Awards, Malaysian Retail Association Award as well as the Fair Price Award.HABIB has succesfully exapanded its business throughout the years to emerge as a fully integrated jeweller involved in wholesaling, retailing, manufacturing, marketing and franchising.
Embracing a 4C business philosophy - Care for customers, Credibility in business, Charisma in ideas and Creativity in production - HABIB had clearly positioned the brand as Your Personal Jewel Consultant in the hearts and mind of its clientele.HABIB's clientele is diverse and far reaching, covering both West and East Malaysia and overseas including Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, US as well as Europe.When it comes to products, collections of gold jewellery, coloured gemstones and pearls of exquisite designs, superior quality and distinctive innovation are an integral part of HABIB's jewellery.
In Malaysia, the jeweler has established exclusive partnerships with renowned international jewelers like the world's most perfectly cut diamonds Hearts on Fire (USA) and recently in 2011, with the world famous hand-finished jewellery maker Pandora from Denmark.
The HABIB group has over the years spread its wings into several ventures to solidify its name in the world of business. Brand names affiliated under the HABIB umbrella to date include jewellery brand Chantique, the Islamic pawnbroking arm Time Zone Ar Rahnu, and the HABIB Hotel, the group's first venture out of the jewellery industry.
HABIB remains firmly committed to continuous research and development, identifying market trends and working in concert with international designers to provide world-class jewellery to the domestic and international markets. Its vision is to become the most successful manufacturing jeweller of world-class standing.
To achieve this, HABIB is relying on its most prized assets, its human capital. Adhering to the same core values it began with five decades ago, HABIB employees are instilled with the brand's core values to offer only the best service to customers - Honesty and Sincerity, Must Be Flexible, World Class For Less, Everyone Is An Intrapreneur, Encourage Personal Development and Be A Consultant.To date, HABIB has 29 retail outlets throughout the country.