GAHARU TECHNOLOGIES SDN BHD (GTSB) was founded in October 2008 to undertake intensive cultivation of gaharu-producing Aquilaria plants on a commercial scale. Gaharu, agarwood, eaglewood, aloeswood are just a few of the names for the resinous, fragrant and highly valuable heartwood produced by Aquilaria spp. Agarwood or Black-Gold has long played significant role in Arab culture and religion, where many consider it as part of their culture. Agarwood is not only the most expensive wood, it has many health benefits as well. Chinese has century old writings mentioning agarwood in herbal medicine remedy.
The involvement of gaharu plantation in Malaysia spear headed by ENVIROTECH MANAGEMENT SDN BHD (EMSB) can be traced back to the late 1980s. However this is the first attempt to cultivate this valuable crop on a commercial scale.
GTSB has become successful with full support from its subsidiary company EMSB. EMSB is well known for its expertise in land preparation for use in large-scale plantation establishment and management skills where else GTSB has a R&D lab to perform tests on Aquilaria plants for the purpose of enhancing the quality of Gaharu produced.
The proprietary inoculation technology developed by GTSB is an assurance to potential investors in this highly valuable gaharu industry. Whereby tested and proven inoculation method for the induction of gaharu formation in these gaharu-producing plants is vital for any form of commercial venture in the gaharu production business. GTSB’s know-how in the field of gaharu oil extraction is indeed a value addition to the country’s gaharu industry.