Interlocal Exim Pte Ltd is a leading spirits and alcoholic beverages company in Singapore with offices in several Asian countries. The company is a major and established distributor for Diageo PLC in Asia Pacific and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kong Siang Group Holdings Pte Ltd. Since its incorporation as “Chop Kong Siang” in 1935, the company has grown into an established regional player in Asia with expertise in distribution of brands, import and export, warehousing and logistic operations.
Interlocal Exim Pte Ltd was founded as “Chop Kong Siang” in 1935 with eight shareholders. It was a retail store selling perishable and non-perishable products in Singapore. In the 1950’s, the company ventured into textile and tobacco before focusing back on retailing in Singapore under the helm of late Mr. Lee Chuan Siak, the company’s founder.
In the 1960’s, the company started liquor wholesale and became the largest wholesaler of liquor in Singapore in 1968. By the 1970’s, the third generation of the Lee family had joined the business and took over the business in the 1980’s.
In 1996, Interlocal Exim became a distributor for Diageo products in Asia, focusing on Indochina. From 2000 to present, the company has expanded the business territorially to include other key markets in Asia, with a focus on developing markets.
The company carries the broadest and the most recognisable portfolio of premium drinks brands in the world. Our brands include Johnnie Walker and J&B whiskies, Gordon’s and Tanqueray gin, Smirnoff vodka, Baileys Irish Cream and Guinness beer among others. We also have an extensive selection of malt whiskies such as Royal Lochnagar, Singleton, Talisker, Clynelish, Glen Ord, Glen Elgin, Glenkinchie and Lagavulin, and super premium reserve brands like Ketel One, Ciroc and Tanqueray No. Ten.
Interlocal Exim Pte Ltd is one of the largest third party distributors for Diageo globally. The company has an extensive distribution network in Asia and also supplies Diageo’s range of products to airlines in Asia.
The company is also the distributor for Treasury Wine Estates (brands include Penfolds, Lindemans and Wolf Blass) in key developing Asian markets.