HLI is involved in the trading and distribution of building materials through its wholly owned subsidiaries, HMKT (formerly known as Hong Leong Marketing Co Berhad) and HMEM (formerly known as Hume Marketing Sdn Bhd).
Established in 1963, HMKT is one of the major Building Material Products trading and distribution companies in Malaysia. Its products include cement, ceramic tiles, steel bars, pipes, wire rods and mesh, sanitary wares and fittings, fibre cement products and roofing materials.
Both companies sell their products through an extensive network of dealers, contractors and developers. HMKT operates principally in the Peninsular Malaysia whereas HMEM, in East Malaysia. Its Head Office is located in Petaling Jaya, Selangor and they have branches strategically located in the Northern region, Klang Valley, East Coast region, Southern region and East Malaysia.