industry transformation

From machinist to production team leader

SHORTLY after Yeo Kain Thiong joined Hope Technik, he went from controlling shopfloor tools to building flying machines. Now, years later, he helps their new products take flight.

How Hope Technik went from free-spirited start-up to rigorous engineering firm

TRANSFORMATION is often seen - if erroneously - as an exercise meant for traditional firms which have not yet made the leap from old methods to future-ready approaches.

Maximising new opportunities in an old trade

JEWELLERY collections and designer handbags fill the shop window. Indoors, friendly staff wait behind glittering display counters.

From jewellery retailing, to pawnbroking, to risk and compliance

JENNIFER Tan, 60, would never have considered working in traditional pawnshops, with their "jail-like" bars and intimidating feel.

Engineering greater efficiency

WHEN Lucas Fong joined Lingjack Engineering Works in 2010, the firm's engineering department was undergoing a modest change: switching from 2D drawing software for product designs to digital 3D...

Extinguishing scepticism about change

IN AN industrial building in Woodlands, powerful arms work tirelessly: feeding sheet metal into machines, lifting heavy cylinders, welding and spray-painting.

Transforming for a more secure future

OVER the last four decades, Ademco Security Group has been a pioneer in Singapore's security sector in many ways.

Going digital has improved efficiency of Ademco staff

WHEN Maung Maung Ye Htut started working for Ademco in 2007, it was much more of an "analog" world.

A family business takes the road less travelled

FAMILY businesses have a reputation - deserved or not - for being slow to change. And Singapore's entire tyre industry is, in a sense, a "family business".

A better way of taking stock

FINANCE manager Victor Leong, 47, has been with Binter for almost a decade. But his insight into its transformation goes back another half-a-dozen years - when he was previously one of Binter's...

Maintaining the human touch while going high-tech

WHEN Mohammed Nizzaar Abdul Nazzeer joined blu as a driver about a year ago, he knew there would be more to the job than simply getting from point A to point B.