Norman Young Sze-kuen, founder of Yuen Hing Hong & Company Ltd
Cecilia Young: My brothers and I are trying to gather information about my father’s company Yuen Hing Hong & Co. Ltd which he and my mother established in Hong Kong.
My father was Norman Young Sze-kuen (born 26th September 1917) and mention is made of him in York Lo’s article, linked below, Chieng Han-chow – Father of the Hong Kong Plastic Industry, … the leading distributor of plastic raw materials in Hong Kong “was Yuen Hing Hong, which was founded by the chairman of the HKPMA Norman Young Sze-kuen (a former ICI employee) and acted as the exclusive distributor in Hong Kong for the Distillers Company Plastic Group from the UK.”
Here is a record of my father’s employment with ICI dated 4th March 1937. This states that “his duties are to introduce the products of Chiswick Polish Co. (Overseas) Ltd, J. and J. Colman (Overseas) Ltd, and Reckitt & Sons Ltd.”
HF: I have posted a very large version of this record so that details of the companies ICI (China) Ltd were agents for at this time can be seen.
York has also sent information about Norman Young Sze-kuen from his biography in the HK Album 1967 which has been adapted for inclusion here:
Managing Director, Yuen Hing Hong & Co Ltd
Chairman of Directors, Lyon Enterprise Ltd
Managing Director, Central Plastic Ltd
Director, Forward Winsome Industries Ltd
Chairman, Hongkong Plastic Manufacturers Association
Managing Director, Wilson Manufacturing Co, Ltd
This article was first posted on 11th February 2017.
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Thank you Mr York Lo and Mr Hugh Farmer. I hope this will encourage other Hong Kong decedents to post their ancestors’ documented histories of their contribution in the building of Hong Kong. Their “voices” must be heard; such that documented facts will help to point to the true history of the development of industrial Hong Kong.