1970 Commenced core business in Toshiba lifts and escalators with 10 staff members in 600 sq. ft. office space. Headquarters located at Star House, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. 1972 Opened Singapore office. 1975 Started Air Conditioning business. Headquarters moved to Hang Lung Centre, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
1978 Opened Macau office. 1979 Started computer business and appointed as distributor of NEC computer products.
1980 Headquarters moved to East Sun Industrial Centre, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong.
1982 Started Construction business. Started Office Automation (OA) business and appointed as distributor of Toshiba OA equipment. 1983 Headquarters moved to 45 Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Started Aluminium Engineering business. Started Environmental Engineering business. Started Building Supplies and Industrial Equipment business. 1984 Chevalier (HK) Limited, a former holding vehicle of the Group, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 1985 Participated in the Housing Authority's "Private Sector Participation Scheme (PSPS)" for the first time - Chevalier Garden in Ma On Shan. Opened office in Shanghai, which is its first representative office in China.
1986 Headquarters building at 45 Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui renamed as Chevalier House. Started Electrical and Mechanical Engineering business. Started Automobile Dealership business and set up its office in Canada. Opened office in Guangzhou, China. 1988 Chevalier (OA) Holdings Limited spun off from Chevalier (HK) Limited and separately listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Opened Chevalier Engineering Service Centre in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, with a total space of 180,000 sq. ft. and used exclusively by the Group. Opened Thailand office. 1989 Chevalier International Holdings Limited replaced the listing of Chevalier (HK) Limited on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, whereas Chevalier (OA) International Limited replaced the listing of Chevalier (OA) Holdings Limited. Started Finance Service business. 1990 Launched Paging Services and opened the first "Chevalier Shop". Opened USA office and started food products' distributorship and wholesale businesses. Opened office in Beijing, China.
1991 Chevalier Development International Limited spun off from Chevalier International Holdings Limited and separately listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 1992 Acquired Chevalier Warehouse Building in Fanling, Hong Kong, with a total floor space of 110,000 sq. ft. and used exclusively by the Group. Started Civil Engineering business. 1993 Headquarters moved to Chevalier Commercial Centre, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong. Sponsored the Lunar New Year Fireworks Display at the Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong. 1994 Chevalier Singapore Holdings Limited listed on Mainboard of the Stock Exchange of Singapore. Opened office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 1995 25th Anniversary celebration of the Chevalier Group. Opened Rosedale Garden Suite Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. Launched Internet Service. Started Travel Agency business.
1996 Official listing of Chevalier Construction Holdings Limited on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Opened the first chain hotel, Chevalier Hotel - Xinyang in China. Opened offices in Malaysia and Myanmar. Sponsored Chevalier Cup Race Day of the Hong Kong Jockey Club for the first time. 1997 Opened Philippines office. 1998 Granted an insurance underwriting license. Started Pipe Rehabilitation business. 1999 Opened Chevalier Hotel - Jiujiang in China. Chevalier (OA) International Limited renamed as Chevalier iTech Holdings Limited. Privatisation of Chevalier Development International Limited by Chevalier International Holdings Limited. Opened the first Q-Mart Shop in Sheung Shui, Hong Kong. Opened Japan office. 2000 Completion of Chevalier Place, a commercial and residential project in Shanghai, China. Sponsored the Lunar New Year Fireworks Display for the second time. Started Network Solutions business. Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Chevalier Group. Chevalier Insurance Co. Ltd. signed Motor Insurance Partnership Agreement with Dah Chong Hong.
2001 The Lift and Escalator Division won the 2001 HKMA Award Certificate of Merit. Chevalier Hotel - Jiujiang was recognized by the Tourist Board of Jiangxi Province as a four-star hotel. Chevalier and German pipe relining expert established a joint venture company "Preussag Pipe Rehabilitation Hong Kong Limited", which brought the advanced No-Dig pipe rehabilitation technology to Hong Kong. Opened Chevalier Hotel - Dongguan in China. Opened Chevalier Insurance Company's Beijing representative office. Opened Australia Office. 2002 Purchased an 18-storey godown in Kwai Chung and started logistics and warehousing business. Opened Chevalier Shop Digital Gallery. 2003 Chevalier (Construction) Co., Ltd. participated in Hong Kong Wetland Park construction work. Privatization of Chevalier Singapore Holdings Limited by Chevalier International Holdings Limited. 2004 Participated in deluxe residential projects in Chengdu and Hefei, China. Privatization of Chevalier Construction Holdings Limited by Chevalier International Holdings Limited. Started printing business. Established Chevalier Pipe Technologies Limited to re-organise pipe business and promote pipe technologies to the global market. Dr Chow Yei Ching, Chairman of Chevalier Group, awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. 2005 Participated in residential projects in Shenzhen, China. Sponsored tennis tournament "Chevalier ATP Champions Tour" for the first time. Acquisition of Pacific Coffee and started lifestyle food & beverage business. Celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Chevalier Group. Dr Chow Yei Ching, Chairman of Chevalier Group, awarded DHL/ SCMP Hong Kong Business Award 2005 - Owner-Operator Award. Pacific Coffee Company opened its first shop in Beijing, China
2006 Chevalier Property Management Limited won the 2006 HKMA Quality Award - Bronze Award Started car dealership business in Chengdu, China. Chevalier (Construction) Co., Ltd awarded a construction contract in Macau for the first time, to build "The Praia". Chevalier Cold Storage and Warehousing Limited renamed as Chevalier Cold Storage and Logistics Limited. Opened Chevalier Insurance Company's Vietnam representative office. 2007 Acquired Igor's Group of Restaurants to develop specialty restaurants and bars business. Chevalier iTech Holdings Limited disposed of its information technology and related business to Chevalier International Holdings Limited, and renamed as Chevalier Pacific Holdings Limited with a focus on developing lifestyle food and beverage business. Chevalier Pacific Holdings Limited signed Memorandum of Agreement with Dayou Digitial Resources Limited to explore business opportunities in China. Participated in residential projects in Changchun, China 2008 Chevalier Thailand Office celebrated its 20th anniversary. Pacific Coffee secured a franchise partner to operate licensed stores in Zhuhai, Guangzhou and Macau. The Group formed strategic partnership with Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation to jointly develop the elevator business in Asian market. 2009 The Group acquired 49% beneficial interest in Jinjiang Generation International Hotel to further expand its business in Chengdu, the PRC. Chevalier Pacific Holdings Limited completed the acquisition of remaining 51% stake in Igor's Group. 2010 Chevalier and China Resources Enterprise Limited have forged a partnership to further expand the Pacific Coffee business in the Mainland China. Chevalier further strengthened its food and beverage business through the merger of Cafe Deco Group and Igor's Group - a subsidiary of Chevalier Pacific Holdings Limited. Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Chevalier Group.
2011 Purchase of a Cold Storage Godown at No. 8 Kwai Hei Street, Kwai Chung, New Territories and also land and buildings at Nos.29-33 Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island, New Territories. Acquired three senior housing assets in Oregon, United States. Chevalier Pacific Holdings Limited ceased to be a subsidiary of Chevalier International Holdings Limited after a reorganization. 2012 A jointly controlled entity of the Chevalier Group is granted the rights to develop the site at Chi Kiang Street/Ha Heung Road, To Kwa Wan, a redevelopment project of Urban Renewal Authority. Acquired 18 senior housing properties in North Carolina. 2013 Acquired 2 more senior housing assets in North Carolina. CAAM Limited, an associated company of the Group in Australia acquired a farming and agriculture business. Chevalier disposed its remaining 20% equity interest in the Pacific Coffee Group to China Resources Enterprise, Limited. 2014 Disposed of Chevalier Engineering Service Centre at 21 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, setting record high for the area. 2015 Increased its interest in Chengdu Chevalier Property Development Company Limited and thereby holds 100% interest in Chateau Ermitas project. Increased its hotel portfolio by further acquiring interest in the Chengdu Century Jinjiang International Hotel Company Limited. Chevalier has completed the disposal of 74.72% interest in the Group’s food and beverage business, Cafe Deco Holdings Limited. Completion of Phase 1 of Chevalier City in Changchun, China. Acquired 30% interest in AOC Limited. Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the Chevalier Group.