Our Group's business was founded in 1996 by our Executive Director, Lim Say Chin, Chew Chee Keong and Goi Chew Leng who decided to venture into the engineering business specialising in architectural and mechanical works within controlled environments.
We commenced business from a small office in Ubi Industrial Estate, where we initially took on sub-contracting works mainly for the electronics sector. By 2001, our work scope had expanded to include the full suite of engineering, procurement and construction services. We were awarded contracts from end customers such as Chartered Silicon Partners Pte Ltd, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte Ltd, and Hewlett Packard Singapore.
In 2001, we decided to expand our business and explore other business opportunities to reduce our dependency on the electronics sector. In 2002, we made a breakthrough in the biomedical science and research and academia sectors by securing projects for Viacell Singapore Research Centre and Novartis Institute of Tropical Diseases, which were located in Science Park II.
In 2003, we entered into the high containment laboratory space as awareness for the need for such facilities increased with the Severe acute respiratory syndrome ("SARS") epidemic hitting Singapore shores. We secured our maiden high containment Biosafety Level 3 ("BSL 3") laboratory project. When We were commissioned by Novartis Institute of Tropical Diseases to set up their four-storey main research facility in Biopolis, which included a BSL 3 laboratory.
Thereafter, we were subsequently commissioned to build two other BSL3 laboratories for Temasek Life Science Laboratory and the National Environment Agency at a time when there were few BSL 3 laboratories in Singapore.
During this period, we continued to serve customers in the electronics sector, garnering repeat orders from existing customers and at the same time, securing orders from new customers such as ASE Singapore Pte Ltd, United Test and Assembly Centre Ltd, and ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd.
With our strong track record, we began to operate on a higher platform by undertaking bigger scale and more complex projects as a main contractor.
Some of the notable projects during this period include:
Our business during this period also broadened to include the design, assembly and supply of laboratory furniture, so as to better manage its quality. A notable contract was the teaching and laboratory facilities for the School of Physical and Mathematical Science at Nanyang Technological University.
From 2012 to 2014, we secured and completed our largest project worth more than S$20.0 million, which involved the fitting-out of a testing and assembly plant for a customer in the electronics sector.
Other notable projects in recent years include the following:
In 2015 and 2016, we received recognition as a Singapore SME 1000 Company