The second factory measuring 22,000 square metres will further open up job opportunities for locals in Kelantan.
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Malaysian Instafamous chef turned entrepreneur Khairulaming (real name Khairul Amin Kamarulzaman) is known for his famous Sambal Nyet.
Sambal Nyet was first sold on Shopee under the Khairulaming Brand on 6 January 2021 and it was a hit with many customers.
The sambal still remains a favourite among many customers and keeps selling out within minutes.
Khairulaming managed to sell 1 million bottles of Sambal Nyet since its launch and made a total profit of RM14 million.
He reinvested the profits to open a second factory in Kelantan measuring 22,000 square feet.
Early challenges in a new business
When Khairulaming first started his business venture last January, he shared with his followers that there were challenges and mistakes made.
Since it was a small and new business then, they only opened reservations for 10,000 bottles and it took ten days to pack each order.
awal januari tahun lepas kita bermula dengan 10,000 botol semasa first launching. Time ni sangat huru hara, nak packing 10,000 botol ni ambil masa 10 hari. kita cuma ada space kecil sebab sewa lot kedai sebelah kedai runcit pic.twitter.com/q50JkfHKOe— Khairulaming (@khairulaming) August 2, 2022
Three months after earning RM1 million from their first sale, he reinvested the money to open the first factory measuring 14,000 square feet in Kelantan.
During that time, he also made several mistakes as an entrepreneur but he learned from them and powered through.
One of the mistakes that were made included ordering the wrong machines.
3 bulan kemudian kita reach jualan Rm1 juta yang pertama. Sales yang kita dapat ni kita rolling untuk buka kilang pertama seluas 14,000 sqft. Time ni pun kita masih blur sbb first time buka kilang. Salah beli mesin, salah setup flow, macam2 silap kita buat pic.twitter.com/fhFExeYpyT— Khairulaming (@khairulaming) August 2, 2022
The situation was made tougher when the pandemic hit and he had to reduce the number of workers down to 75% to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
With a low number of employees working, the production in the factory was put on hold and the factory could only operate at a minimal level.
From 200 bottles a day to 5,000 bottles per day
Once the country slowly recovered from the pandemic, Khairulaming was able to bring in new and upgraded machines to manufacture his sambal efficiently.
Previously, they could only make 200 bottles a day but they could now produce up to 5,000 bottles per day.
Selepas kes covid dah mula pulih, kita teruskan proses renovation kilang dan bawa masuk mesin untuk memudahkan lagi proses penghasilan sambal. Dulu bermula dengan 200 botol sehari, sekarang dah boleh masak sehingga 5,000 botol sehari— Khairulaming (@khairulaming) August 2, 2022
He became an inspiration to many
Khairulaming’s openness to share his entrepreneurial journey online has served as an inspiration to many.
Many netizens congratulated and wished him the best of luck for his continual success.
They were excited to hear that he managed to open the second factory in Kelantan which would provide job opportunities for the locals too.
Some netizens lamented that they have yet to try the popular sambal since Sambal Nyet is always sold out fast.
They even joked that he was on track to become Kelantan’s next Menteri Besar.
In return, Khairulaming expressed how grateful and thankful he was for all the support he received throughout his journey.
Thank you so much kepada semua yang menyokong dari awal launching dulu sampai ke hari ni. Thank you for being part of the journey. Will keep you guys updated on the upcoming progress 😇 pic.twitter.com/mSEnO11Boy— Khairulaming (@khairulaming) August 2, 2022