Sime Darby Plantation can trace its roots to as early as the 19th Century, when pioneering English planters established rubber plantations in Malaya. Among those pioneers were Alexander Guthrie, Daniel & Smith Harrison, Joseph Crosfield, Willliam Sime and Henry d'Esterre & Herbert Mitford Darby - founders of three great companies (Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad, Golden Hope Plantations Berhad and Sime Darby Berhad) which merged in 2007 to become the Sime Darby Group.
  • Guthrie & Co accepted agencies for coffee estates in Selangor and Negeri Sembilan which were experimentally planted with rubber.
  • Established the first eastern branch, Lampard, Crosfield & Co in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), marking their entry into the plantation ownership business.
  • Guthrie & Co diversified into the insurance and banking industry and invested in steamship companies.
  • Harrisons & Crosfield established as the third largest tea trader with sales of between 2.5 and 2.75million lbs.
  • Daniel and Smith Harrison and Joseph Crosfield formed a tea and coffee trading partnership called Harrisons & Crosfield in Liverpool, England.
  • Alexander Guthrie established Guthrie & Co in Singapore as one of the first British trading houses in South East Asia. 
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