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pan-ASEAN Corridor 1-Net is set to replicate its Singapore success across the region, complementing ongoing data centre infrastructure developments

DIGITISATION IN ASIA 22 AEB Asia-Pacific argues how technological innovations open a whole new realm of possibilities for businesses

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Successfully building a better future

BRINK’S ASIA PACIFIC 60 Meeting and exceeding customer needs with market-leading solutions

ENVAC SINGAPORE 72 Bringing an innovative system for collection and waste handling to Singapore

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W E L C O M E Singapore Soars When analysing the hubs of economic prosperity, infrastructural development, FDI attractiveness and industrial innovation across Asia, it is often the Asia-Pacific region that thrusts itself to the forefront of consideration. One country in particular has made a name for itself over recent decades as a pivotal cog in the local continental network; punching well above its weight to become one of the leading lights for heavyweight 1-Net is set to replicate its Singapore success across the region, complementing ongoing data centre infrastructure developments conglomerates seeking international expansion, and indigenous entrepreneurial start-ups, alike. City-state, Singapore has subsequently earned its position as headliner in this month’s Asia Outlook as we take a look at the reasons behind its appeal as a business domain, and the companies capitalising on the ever-increasing opportunities to be found across numerous sectors. First up, Asia’s data centre of choice, 1-Net Singapore, unveils the philosophies and expansions that have taken the Company from a broadband infrastructure developer 20 years ago, to fully-fledged, multinational data centre service provider status in 2016. The Mediacorp subsidiary’s Managing Director, Wong Ka Vin outlines the rise that has been and the potential that remains; off the back of its new 1-Net North data centre – Southeast Asia’s first Tier III data centre accredited with Certification of Constructed Facility by the Uptime Institute – and its role in forming the ASEAN Data Centre Corridor. In the construction arena, both Shimizu Corporation and Nishimatsu Construction provide examples of Japanese market leaders who have turned to Singapore as part of their growth strategies; the former leveraging its name to partake in some of the country’s most prominent civil works and buildings, and the latter playing an ongoing, vital role in the citystate’s rail transit evolution, which currently revolves around the Thomson-East Coast Line project under the stewardship of the Land Transport Authority. Innovative waste management and energy saving specialist, Envac Singapore rounds off the Singapore adventure, but leads nicely into our sector focus which also addresses a more futuristic than contemporary outlook on industry development; with AEB AsiaPacific encouraging businesses to embrace Matthew Staff the age of digitisation. Editorial Director, W W W. ASIAOUTLOOKM AG .COM

pan-ASEAN Corridor

DIGITISATION IN ASIA 22 AEB Asia-Pacific argues how technological innovations open a whole new realm of possibilities for businesses

NISHIMATSU CONSTRUCTION

SINGAPORE 52 Successfully building a better future

BRINK’S GLOBAL SERVICES

SINGAPORE 60 Delivering sustainable, secure and tangible solutions

ENVAC SINGAPORE 72 Bringing an innovative system for collection and waste handling to Singapore

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SHOWCASING LEADING COMPANIES Tell us your story and we’ll tell the world

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1-NET SINGAPORE Connecting ASEAN Businesses through the Data Centre Corridor

Quality service experience across the ASEAN’s data centres

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SHIMIZU CORPORATION SINGAPORE Towering Above the Competition

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ENVAC SINGAPORE PTE LTD A Forward-Looking Approach to Smarter Waste Management

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BRINK’S ASIA PACIFIC The Brink’s Difference

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KPJ HEALTHCARE BERHAD A Continued Push for Compassionate Care

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in joint venture with PTT which produced a combined 80MW, or higher than the guaranteed volumes. TSE booked full-year revenue from the 14MW generated from its own solar-rooftop projects for the first time in 2015. “2015 has been a good year for TSE as we were able to generate satisfactory revenues and profits. New projects that are being planned now will further strengthen After posting strong 2015 results, Thai Solar Energy is our performance and help sustain currently undergoing talks both locally and overseas to stable growth into the longer-term continue to expand aggressively into the solar energy space future,” Mr Tee stated. Dr. Cathleen Maleenont, the Thai Solar Energy (TSE), a services came in at 129 million baht in Chairperson and Chief Executive 2015, marking a huge 139 percent jump Officer, stated that TSE will continue leading SET-listed producer and from the previous year. Another larger to expand its solar-energy business distributor of solar power to the aggressively this year both in Government sector, has announced portion of revenues totalling more than 1,500 million baht was derived Thailand and overseas, particularly a 526.7 million baht net profit from its financial results in 2015, from the solar-farm joint ventures with in Japan where the Company is PTT which produced a total of 80MW. currently negotiating with potential representing a 38 percent increase Mr Tee noted that the outstanding local partners on two to three from the 381.4 million baht net profit in 2014. financial performance in 2015 came as solar-farm projects with a combined According to TSE’s Chief Financial a result of TSE’s efficient management capacity of 40-50MW. A recent meeting of the TSE Officer, Mr Tee Seeumpornroj, of its solar energy businesses, particularly the 10 solar-farm projects Board approved an investment revenue from TSE’s own sales and budget of 2,000 million baht to build a solar-farm power plant with an installed capacity of 17.5MW in Hanamizuki, Ishikawa. Prospec Holdings Inc. will be contracted to build the plant with construction scheduled to begin in this quarter and to be completed in 2017. This latest project will raise the combined capacity of all ongoing projects in Japan to 42MW. “We are ready to expand our renewable energy business both from solar power and other renewable sources in order to become a market leader in this field in the Asian region, particularly in Japan and AEC. Our target is to produce 100MW of solar energy from our overseas operations this year, rising to 300MW within three years,” Dr. Cathleen stated.

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HappyFresh Celebrates First Anniversary in Asia Online grocer, HappyFresh is celebrating its first anniversary, proudly obtaining 300,000 loyal customers and close-to 1,000 employees across Asia to date. From delivering next-hour groceries to helping supermarket retailers go digital, the Company has achieved several significant milestones that have transformed the online grocery retail landscape in Asia. The Company aims to keep the next 10 years filled with as much drive, innovation and inspiration as the first year. “Every day we are a step closer to changing the way people do grocery shopping and giving more people the opportunity to access the best global, regional and local supermarket partners on a simple mobile application and in just a E X H I B I T I O N S

BuildTech Yangon 2016 Advances Myanmar’s Construction Sector The much-anticipated third edition of BuildTech Yangon, Myanmar’s most focused trade show for the building and construction development sector, will be held from 26-28 May at Myanmar Convention Centre this year. The event will discuss the recent developments in Myanmar’s booming construction sector, following the opening up of Myanmar’s economy to the world. Meanwhile, increased awareness of construction and workplace safety has given rise to a greater focus on safety and disaster prevention in this year’s BuildTech Yangon. The show of an extensive

few clicks. More importantly, we are helping our customers, whom we call HappyFreshers, to spend more time with their loved ones without having to worry about grocery shopping,” Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of HappyFresh, Markus Bihler, said. The success of the Company has attracted many local talents, increasing the number of employees and, subsequently, creating many job opportunities in the region. Today, with the team now expanded to almost 1,000 employees, HappyFresh’s headquarters is located in the

commercial centre of Jakarta, serving more than 300,000 customers and with a store network of more than 1,000 stores across seven cities in Asia. The option of next-hour delivery is part of HappyFresh’s ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction, alongside other customer-centric services such as supermarket promotions, recommendation lists and “beyond one-click repurchases”, which allows customers to reorder a previous shopping basket, because repeat orders are common.

reins to usher in a new era for the country. “…The infrastructure construction sector is the second largest market in the Myanmar construction industry that is worth an estimated US$765 million. The Government’s focus on improving infrastructure in Myanmar will see the major development of new roads, buildings, pipelines and electrical grids. At the same time, a sharp rise in foreign direct investment showcase from Austria, China, has seen a big growth in demand for Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, new o¬ffice space as well as housing Singapore and Myanmar is expected to for expatriates. There are many attract more than 4,500 visitors. growth opportunities in Myanmar’s U Tha Htay, President of Myanmar building and construction sector and Construction Entrepreneurs BuildTech Yangon is proud to be a part Association (MCEA), said: “The of this growth.” third edition of BuildTech Yangon 2016 is indeed timely, with the new For more information, visit Government preparing to take the www.btyangon.com/en

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Arcadis Asia Appointed Principle Consultant for Wuhan’s Sponge City Programme Arcadis has been appointed as the principal consultant by Wuhan Water Authority for its Sponge City programme. This Central Governmentdriven initiative involves 16 cities across China including Wuhan, Chongqing and Xiamen and will result in an infrastructure which holds, cleans and drains water using an ecologically-friendly approach. Arcadis will be providing technical, policy and programme management advisory on the Wuhan Sponge City programme. WenMei Ha, Head of China Water Management team at Arcadis Asia said: “We are very excited to be part of this pioneer project in Wuhan. Blending green infrastructure with other flood-control measures, the Sponge City programme aims to reduce the economic and environmental damage caused by pluvial flooding in Wuhan and increase quality of life for its residents. With our extensive hands-on experience and knowledge of water projects across the globe, we will be able to deliver efficient and sustainable results for the Sponge City projects.”

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Catering to the growing demand for facilities management services across Asia, SMART Facilities Management Solutions Expo and Conference 2016, the region’s leading exhibition of its kind, returns for its third year. Taking place at Sands Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, from 26-28 April, the event will showcase cutting-edge and emerging technologies such as the advent of SMART technology and key building solutions. These developments are revolutionising facilities management, such as ensuring operational continuity, managing the increasing complexity of buildings, energy management systems, maintaining aging infrastructure and improving reporting and compliance in an integrated facilities management environment. Running alongside the trade show will be the Facilities Management Conference held on 27-28 April, 2016. The eagerly anticipated Conference will address the challenges and future of smart facilities management, and give insights into how facilities management can be transformed through the effective and productive use of resources and smart innovation. For more information, visit www.fmse.com.sg

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Hitachi Awarded Elevator Project for Luxury Indian Hotel Project Hitachi has been awarded an order for 23 units of elevators from ITC Limited, a Company renowned for its luxury hotel chain in India, including the five-star deluxe hotel project, ITC Kohinoor in Hyderabad. “Eight units of 3.5 metres per second high-speed elevators for guests among the order of 23 elevators make it the first high-speed elevator order of this type for Hitachi in the southern part of India,” said the Company. The elevator cars will be driven with ‘Future Reference-Trajectory Control’ which aims to minimise the long waiting period by forecasting future trajectory. “The order also includes four units of service lifts which cater for service usage from the parking area to the top floor and 11 units of machine room less type elevator for small travel and usage like spa, banquet hall, restaurants, ball room, club and so on,” the Company added.

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JLL Named AsiaPacific’s No.1 Real Estate Investment Advisory Firm

Mitsubishi Corporation’s HR Subsidiary to Set Up Regional Hub in Singapores Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has opened its first overseas office in Singapore for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Human Link Corporation (HLC), to be registered locally as Human Link Asia Pte., Ltd. HLC has been providing HR solutions and services to MC Group for 20 years, specialising in the fields of HR development, consulting for HR management systems and global HR solutions. Leveraging this abundant experience and knowhow, the new office will provide timely

professional HR support for business development initiatives, as well as for mergers and acquisitions or strategic alliances made by MC Group of companies in the Asia and Oceania region.

JLL has been named Asia-Pacific’s number one real estate investment advisory firm for the fifth year by Real Capital Analytics. According to Real Capital Analytics, JLL advised on investment deals worth US$16.6 billion in 2015, which amounts to a 27.8 percent market share in Asia-Pacific. The firm has been ranked first place since RCA began releasing data in 2011. JLL also took the top spot in the hotel sector for the fifth year in a row, with a total of US$2.9 billion in hotel sales in 2015, representing a 57 percent market share in the region. F O O D & D R I N K

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SCS Announces Annual IT Leader Award Winners Singapore Computer Society (SCS) has announced the winners of the 20th annual IT Leader Awards, which celebrate the significant achievements of seven outstanding individuals in Singapore’s infocomm and digital media industries. “With these awards, we are recognising our industry VIPs as well as our exciting young talent. As the baton of IT and infocomm innovation is passed onto our new generations, it is vital that we acknowledge our achievements in these industries, and continue to build support and excitement for IT in Singapore,” Howie Lau, President, Singapore Computer Society said.

Mr. Howie Lau, President of Singapore Computer Society speaking at the 20th IT Leader Awards 2016

For the full list of winners, visit www.scs.org

Visa has announced a strategic partnership with Deliveroo in Singapore to bring greater convenience for time-strapped consumers who order their food online. The entire food ordering process, from selecting items to payment with Visa, will be seamless and hassle-free. Tristan Torres, General Manager, Deliveroo Singapore said: “We are constantly looking out for opportunities for Visa cardholders to enjoy the benefits of cashless transactions. Deliveroo challenges the traditional convention of having to pay cash-on-delivery for food deliveries and allows consumers a variety of choices from participating restaurants that never conducted food deliveries in the past.”

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China’s Multidimensional Outlook China’s expanding investment fields are opening new opportunities for domestic growth, shifting the focus away from the country’s declining mainstay of exports Writer: Emily Jarvis n spite of reports that China’s economy is now registering its slowest pace of growth in 25 years after decades of expansion, investors may be fooled into thinking that China is struggling to hold its own in the global political arena. However, the world often loses sight of the sheer scale and power of the country’s economy, and the importance of economic cooperation with the “locomotive of world economic development”. “No matter what rate the country grows at in 2016, its share of the global economy, and many specific

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sectors, will be larger than ever,” Gordon Orr, McKinsey & Company aptly noted in a commentary at the start of this year. The inexplicably-linked global slump in commodity prices and currency devaluation are causes for concern among investors, with China confidence still recovering from rock-bottom. On the flipside, the country has been quick to identify the changes needed to grow to prominence once more; guiding its economy away from the old growth model - which had a largely one-dimensional reliance and dependence on cheap exports – toward a future powered by Chinese


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Migrating away from an investment-led exporter to a consumer-led economy, China faces a major structural realignment that will take place between now and 2020. According to PwC analysis of the 13th FYP, China will need to double its 2010 GDP and per capital income of both urban and rural residents by 2020; an enormous task given the current economic uncertainties. Some of the Plan’s significant aims include: Raise the efficiency of investment and companies and further open up its economy Promote advanced manufacturing and agricultural modernisation Become an innovationdriven nation Continue raising the service sector’s contribution to GDP

consumers and a stronger services sector. Experts have long been asking the question: Can China truly recover? There is no doubt the country has a tough road ahead to shift away from its mainstay of exports and focus on its own personal economic development through multiple subeconomies. Supporting this, the Government’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP), combined with the State Council’s ‘Made in China 2025’ (MiC2025) initiative, promises to give rise to a new China, with the power to attract and retain international community trust through economic reform and new opportunities.

Further increase consumption’s contribution to economic growth Narrow the income gap, eliminate poverty and improve people’s livelihoods through expanded public services on employment, education, culture, social security and healthcare Vigorously promote environmental protection and low carbon growth Essentially, the 13th FYP strives to achieve a more balanced, inclusive and sustainable development by coordinating a range of economic indicators and better allocation of resources. To achieve this goal,

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden raises a toast in honor of Xi at a state luncheon at the State Department on September 25, 2015. Photo credit: US State Department

President Xi Jinping reiterated that China would need to maintain its current medium-high economic growth, with an average GDP growth rate of 6.5 percent until 2020; hopefully guiding the economy into its “new normal” and avoiding the “middle income trap”. Since his election in 2012, Xi has emphasised his desire to carve a path towards “the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”, promising economic and legal restructuring along the way; something that is reaffirmed in the 13th FYP. Although none of these goals are new for China, this is the first time all the ideas have been included together in one document.

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A key part of bolstering its position as one of the world’s largest economies will come from educating the western audience on its ambitious economic revival. APCO Worldwide summarised in a recent report that the country needs to rebuild the trust of international investors to “realise the Chinese dream aimed at vaulting the country to the centre stage of

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‘A key part of bolstering its position as one of the world’s largest economies will come from educating the western audience on its ambitious economic revival’

international affairs and back to its rightful place in the global order”. “Today’s China is a different place for multinational companies. The contradictions for outsiders are perplexing, but for Xi they make perfect sense. They are critical to realising the Chinese dream and ensuring that the Communist Party of China is around to take credit for delivering it,” APCO reported in March this year. Based on the fact that the 12th Five-Year Plan concluded with all major targets met, the 13th Five-Year Plan is set to make comprehensive reform arrangements in fields including finance, justice and opening up, and to establish binding targets for improving public services and protecting the environment. Having these binding targets will thus drive the Chinese Government to meet its promises and better perform its duty to realise social fairness.

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BEIJING, CHINA - May 30, 2012: The State Council of China adopted a plan to boost the development of seven strategic emerging industries amid the country’s economic slowdown. Photo credit: Feng Li/Getty Images

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According to Ding Yuanzhu, a policy consultant at the Chinese Academy of Governance, the next five years will be characterised by innovation, coordination, care for the environment, opening to the world, and the sharing economy, with medium-high growth and industrial upgrading the two major goals. In the shorter-term, it is expected that the loss of confidence between the US and Chinese relations will have a positive impact on the country’s relationship with developing countries, with the China-Africa cooperation in particular expected to reach a higher level via further mutually-beneficial relationships. Clearly, cutting the red tape and instigating bold, market-oriented reforms in sectors dominated by stateowned enterprises is likely to create a more favourable business environment for both domestic and foreign firms. Over the long-term, pursuing common, international development will result in China becoming more China’s One Belt, One Road initiative would aid underdeveloped western regions including the Xinjiang region and Gansu province. The long-term vision is to connect China’s Bohai region in the northeast through middle and western China with Kazakhstan, Russia and ultimately, Europe.

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DLF’s latest project is DLF5, a stateof-the-art, integrated development offering high-end residential, commercial, retail and community facilities aiming to provide a world-class lifestyle in Gurgaon, and the Company’s Executive Director, Aakash Ohri - who has been instrumental in the growth of DLF’s luxury real estate in all phases of its development - believes India’s burgeoning property development sector is ripe for investment. “Now’s the time to dip your toe back into emerging markets,” says Ohri. “India, the biggest success story of the BRICs, presents a particularly profitable growth opportunity for investors.” He continues: “The market suffered a slump recently, but now the sector is making a recovery as India’s economy stands firm amongst other emerging markets and large economies. “The country’s real estate market has proven that it’s able to accommodate global, regional and local economic dynamics. With the relaxation of rules on foreign direct investments, there has been no better time to invest in the Indian property market.” This newfound transparency and relaxation of FDI rules is expected to deliver more capital into real estate and ease the way of doing business in India. The Indian real estate market is projected to reach US$180 billion by 2020 and all signs point to a market boom under Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s leadership. Foreign investment in Indian real estate is very strong and is seeing a significant rise for the first time in almost five years. US companies alone have made $15 billion worth of FDI in India in the past 18 months alone and are expected to invest another $27 billion this financial year. Furthermore, India’s economic growth has led to an abundance of employment opportunities, and toplevel incomes are at a record high. As a result, India is one of the fastest growing countries for high-net-worth

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According to Frans Kok, AEB Asia-Pacific, now is the time to embrace the challenges and make the necessary changes so businesses can future-proof their success in the age of digitisation Writer: Frans Kok, General Manager, AEB Asia Pacific nyone surveying the media landscape can see that digitisation and its technologies have a seemingly unstoppable momentum, even in corporate supply chains. But many businesses are still working with the same organisational, IT, and management structures. How long can this go on? What impact will digitisation actually have on supply chains? And what does this mean for those who work in the fields of global trade, logistics, supply chains and IT? “Everything that can be digitised will be digitised.” This bold prediction was made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who spoke at the Economic Council’s annual Economic Conference in June, 2015. In Asia-Pacific, it has

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been forecast by Navigant Research that annual smart city technology investments will almost quadruple by 2023, reaching US$11.3 billion. Even now, according to a recent report by Forrester, more than 70 percent of Asia-Pacific enterprises already have an Internet of Things (IoT) solution in place or are in the process of implementing one. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Ministerin-Charge of the Smart Nation Programme Office in Singapore, in his opening address at IoT Asia 2015, predicted that “the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to be the tsunami of the IT revolution, with an estimated 30 billion devices installed by 2020”. By comparison, only two billion personal computers and two billion smartphones have currently been deployed.

What is digitisation?

In spite of the fact that ‘digitisation’ is a widely used term at global trade and logistics events, no consensus definition exists. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘digitise’ as ‘to convert (as data or an image) to digital form’. In contrast, in 2011, market research firm Gartner defined digitisation as “the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new revenue and valueproducing opportunities”. Rather than attempting the impossible of defining what exactly digitisation is and is not, Gartner decided that this concept would be easier to grasp in terms of understanding the value to individuals and businesses who harness technology to enhance their competitiveness and success. According to Strategy&, the consulting business arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an entire generation, Generation C (“connected”), will have grown-up in a primarily digital world by the year 2020. Exponential growth in IT


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applications, the increased affordability of smart devices, and improved internet speed and access have led to higher demand for connected devices. These are able to sense, communicate and share information, providing a wealth of possibilities in decision-making, status monitoring and activity planning. This is the Internet of Things (IoT).

Why now?

Driven by innovations such as 3D printing, big data, sensor technology and cloud computing, digitisation is becoming increasingly critical to adding value for businesses across a range of industries.

Digitisation and new technologies The growing pace of digitisation has also underscored the importance of new technologies. A small selection and their potential significance: Cloud computing: Access to online storage and computing resources is driving digitisation and Industry 4.0. Cloud computing makes it possible for systems and equipment to tap into their “intelligence” opening the door to technologies such as autonomous control. Robotics: Industry 4.0 will mean increased interaction between humans and robots. The nature of robots will change – moving away from the image of rigid machines that pose a threat to co-workers and toward genuine assistants that work hand-in-hand to accomplish tasks. It’s not surprising that companies like Google are investing a lot of money and engineering resources in this field. Virtual reality: Information in the form of data can be used in virtual reality environments – using optical head-mounted displays and simulations, for example. Big data: Breakthroughs in data analytics offer what may be one of the most promising developments. New technologies and alogorithms make it possible to crunch the growing volumes of data that we collect everyewhere for optimisations – even to the level of highly accurate predictive analytics. 3D printing: 3D printing processes are an ideal tool for smart factories. Additive manufacturing makes indivualisation and single-unit batches feasible even for smaller companies.

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A prominent example is Industry 4.0, which originated in Germany and has now achieved global resonance. The term refers to the fourth industrial revolution, which has the potential to transform value chains and significantly impact the business models of key industries. It is a platform that enables the sharing of information amongst all parties in the value chain, resulting in a system in which processes are fully integrated and information can be exchanged in real-time. A potential realisation of this development is a ‘smart’ factory: a flexible production facility with the potential to fulfil custom, single-unit orders at a unit cost comparable to mass production. This requires an integration of not only the plants

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and equipment themselves but also the materials they process and parts they produce. Such a system would manage its own systems and processes intuitively, in which people merely monitor and intervene where necessary. At IoT Asia 2015, Dr Balakrishnan spoke of how the falling unit price of each IoT node will fuel the explosion in the number of smart objects with hyper connectivity. He also warned that those nations who do not prepare now will face major disruptions and be left behind. Singapore is technologically advanced enough to lead the world in many niche segments. One of its major strengths is the integration of microtechnologies into products, such as photonics.


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Customs of the future

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without standards, devices cannot communicate with one another. According to ‘The Internet of Things in Logistics’, a 2015 report by DHL and Cisco, the operational efficiency of logistics processes could be greatly enhanced in the next 10 years if IoT is used to integrate millions of shipped, tracked, and stored goods in real time. It also sees a potential of US$1.9 trillion in revenue growth and cost savings for the supply chain and logistics industry in the coming 10 years. With warehousing, the integration of pallets and goods offers the potential for smarter inventory management. In goods transport, the IoT provides faster, more reliable shipment tracking with greater transparency. Applying analytics to an integrated fleet could make it possible to automatically control maintenance intervals and eliminate unplanned vehicle breakdowns. As the logistics industry continues to unlock and achieve higher levels of operational efficiency with the further development of the IoT, we can begin to imagine the ease and efficiency

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of customs clearance in the future. Every article and package could be embedded with the relevant foreign trade data and then automatically, autonomously communicate this information to the appropriate authorities at every station along the supply chain. Furthermore, once in effect, the recently completed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will improve the efficiency of trade among the 12 Pacific Rim countries involved, with transparent procedures that will move goods efficiently across borders. What makes the TPP potentially gamechanging is that all customs laws,

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As businesses and supply chains move towards increased digitisation, management and organisational structures need to be re-examined

regulations, and procedures will be made readily available online, so that the information is easily accessible by businesses. Within the TPP, rules also will be put in place to ensure that government regulations in TPP markets will not impede cross-border data flows, or impose unnecessary localisation requirements.

The human role in digitisation

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But not everyone is so optimistic. According to Brian Prentice, VP of Gartner Research, IT’s disruptive influence and the subsequent labour reduction effect of digitisation will have major social repercussions in the coming years. This will trigger “a quest for new economic models in several mature economies”.

The digital revolution

The skills of today’s technicians may lose their value, but other qualifications may also gain in value as production becomes more complex and requires greater expertise to manage. In light of this, training and continuing education are becoming more crucial than ever. Employees should learn about Industry 4.0 and keep up with the latest developments

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and take action to boost their qualifications. Digitisation is still quite some way from being fully-integrated and implemented. The reality is dominated by a mix of electronic and paperbased processes, and organisational structures are often characterised by functional and geographic silos that fail to exchange information openly. This leaves a good number of questions still open for customs specialists, IT directors, and logistics and supply chain managers. But the trend toward digitisation has begun and seems irreversible. Now is most certainly the time to embrace the challenges and make the necessary changes so businesses can futureproof their success in the digitisation age.

Faces of digitisation There is no shortage of advice for businesses coping with the digital transformation. The business magazine Capital warns that some of this advice is quite ridiculous and supports this argument with five fallacies of digitisation. For example the myth that the digital economy works differently. “Understandably, this is the favourite claim of all digital consulting firms and innovator summits. The illusion that we’re dealing with a totally new type of economy is to some extent part of their business model. But deep down, even in this brave new world, it really is all about an age-old business principle: A business must figure out what customers want and how the business can generate interest in its product. And any business that fails to do so will disappear sooner or later, whether or not it has a .com behind its name.”

questions that inevitably arise are: Where do humans fit in the businesses and supply chains if machines, means of transport, and goods all run on automation? Will humans still have a role to play in the future and if so, what kind? Here, opinions diverge: According to Professor Shantanu Bhattacharya, Academic Director of the Doctor of Innovation and Doctor of Business Administration programs at the Singapore Management University, “the role of people will change, but there will still be a need for people. We will always need people for the most complex jobs and the running of these machines”.

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ASEAN Businesses through the Data Centre Corridor 1-Net’s latest pan-ASEAN initiative is set to replicate its Singapore success across the region, complementing ongoing data centre infrastructure developments Writer: Matthew Staff • Project Manager: Donovan Smith

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n recent years, 1-Net has fast become Asia’s data centre of choice, starting as a developer of broadband infrastructure from inception in 1997 and evolving into a fully-fledged data centre service provider across Asia. Its suite of solutions include the management of carrier-neutral internet data centres, network connectivity, managed services and media delivery services; offering customers superior stability, and a secure delivery and service experience. Being a whollyowned subsidiary of Mediacorp (Singapore’s national broadcaster), 1-Net has built on their success and created a unique media-centric community. As a result, 1-Net has achieved several accolades, including being the first data centre to achieve Business Continuity Management certification as well as being the first green data centre operator in Singapore. The rapid rise to prominence continued in 2015 as 1-Net’s influence expanded beyond the confines of Singapore; its “Data Centre Corridor” initiative fulfilling the need to provide unparalleled connectivity amongst strategic data centres in neighbouring ASEAN countries.

Riding the data centre wave

Despite a gloomy economic outlook in 2016, the data centre industry continues to grow in a steadfast and focused manner in Singapore. As a result, the city state continues to affirm its position as one of the largest data centre markets in the Asia-Pacific region; thriving largely due to favourable attributes including an

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advantageous geographic location sparing it from natural disasters, a safe and pro-business environment, stable power supply and strong Government support. Developments in the ICT industry and economy are further boosting demand for data centres in Singapore. Spearheaded by the Singapore Government, the Smart Nation Programme has been aimed at strengthening Singapore’s position as an infocomm technology and media hub; as more industries take up initiatives to evolve digitally as well as investments in the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and cloud projects ensuring that demand for data centres has increased. Coupled with more stringent compliance requirements in the financial industry around data security and residency, the data centre industry is in the middle of a perfect storm of opportunity.

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As Singapore and the rest of ASEAN move towards a digital economy, there will be a natural demand for data storage and cloud deployment, providing sustainable growth in the data centre market – Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director, 1-Net Singapore

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“As Singapore and the rest of ASEAN move towards a digital economy, there will be a natural demand for data storage and cloud deployment, providing sustainable growth in the data centre market,” says Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director, 1-Net Singapore. “With this increased demand, businesses will need to be discerning when looking for a provider that can be a reliable partner in the long-run.”

The Data Centre Corridor

1-Net has capitalised on this demand for growth in Singapore and now has 16 interconnected data centres in the country, allowing its customers to connect to other key data centres to

drive more business transactions across multiple data centres. “By the end of 2016, 1-Net would be connected to 26 data centres in Singapore and Malaysia, with a roadmap to add on more data centres in key ASEAN cities in the near future,” Wong adds. Such rapid footprint growth was achieved by actively bringing together other local network providers to create a data centre hub in Singapore. Beyond this, 1-Net has also built and strengthened connectivity between data centres around the region, by facilitating collaboration with players in neighbouring markets and benefitting businesses who are looking to grow geographically.

Cushman & Wakefield’s data centre market report

According to Cushman & Wakefield’s data centre market report in January, 2016, there is approximately 248.5 MegaWatts (MW) of IT power supply collectively in Singapore’s data centres. Out of which, 163 MW has been utilised, 55.1 MW has been earmarked for future expansion and 30.4 MW is currently available. In addition, there will be 115.9 MW of supply across seven data centre facilities by December, 2016 island-wide; with an additional two DC facilities being planned with no specific timeline. This represents a whopping 46.6 percent of the total current stock by MW, presenting an ideal scenario for tenants seeking better quality DCs or migrating from ageing facilities.

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he 1-Net DCIM & BMS system “Decathlon for Datacenters”, provided by ABB is the new generation of technology for data centers with clear focus on extreme fault tolerance, resilience, on-line scalability for expansion and powerful centralized industrial grade automation system. The design team was working with the concept that there should be “no single point of failure”. Servers, operator stations, BMS controllers, network, power supplies and even the built-in STS are all redundant. The hardware used offers full hot-swap function to support the requirement of concurrent maintainability and can be replaced in a running system with no disruption to operations. To reduce the risk of human error in operations, the system is designed following the standards of High Performance HMI. Any issue is immediately visible and helps operators identify and provide suggestions to the most efficient course of action for its resolution. No stone has been left unturned in the quest for ultimate reliability. ABB Decathlon, built on an open platform design, provides the tools to manage a flexible network of power, cooling and IT systems for maximum reliability, energy efficiency and optimal utilization of all data center assets. It is part of ABB’s broad portfolio of integrated solutions, products and services, from power supply and distribution systems to enterprise management and grid connections. T +65 6773 8746 E madhav.kalia@sg.abb.com

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A DCIM system with coordinated controls for automation to advance your data center to the next level. DecathlonÂŽ for Data Centers is the only DCIM system that provides coordinated controls to securely automate and manage a flexible network of power, cooling and IT systems for maximum reliability, energy efficiency and optimal utilization of all data center assets.

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“We are looking at interconnecting more data centres in the region, and we are hoping to increase our network by 50 percent this year with our network partners,” Wong continues. “This provides our customers with more connectivity options, diversified routes at a competitive rate between selected data centres, and also with the peace of mind knowing where their data is stored.” 1-Net’s focus on evolving and adapting to the latest, complex industry trends has been at the core of its continuous improvement strategy over the years, and most recently, the trend of east-west traffic growth among its customers has been a primary driver behind its Data Centre Corridor initiative. “We expect this growth to continue in the next five years,” Wong affirms. “ASEAN integration presents significant opportunities for trade, flow

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of services and information, and we believe that the Data Centre Corridor would be integral in connecting strategic data centres and therefore businesses within cities in Asia.”

A tailored and secure approach

The latest addition to the comprehensive 1-Net portfolio complements a range of services that comprises a vast array of facility specifications tailored to meet the hosting needs of both carriers and enterprises. The ability to design and build data centres to bespoke requirements sits alongside the Company’s expertise in providing diverse connectivity options between data centres along its corridor in the region; applying its Work Area Recovery Suite (WARS) Service as part of its business continuity endeavours; and providing media delivery services for dependable

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TULZ has evolved into one of the world’s leading system suppliers of air-conditioning technology for mission-critical applications. STULZ manufactures precision airconditioning units, chillers, air handlers and high density cooling. Since 1974 the group has seen continual international expansion of its air conditioning technology business, specialising in A/C for data centers and telecommunications installations. STULZ maintains seventeen international subsidiaries. The Company also co-operates with sales and service partners in more than 140 other countries, and therefore boasts an international network of air-conditioning specialists. It has production plants in Germany, Italy, Brazil, the USA, China and India.

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Cooling solutions for every scale. All over the world, our air conditioning solutions keep sensitive data center technology cool, and make sure that information of crucial importance never overheats. Whatever the scope of your requirements, we will plan and deliver your ideal air conditioning solution. www.stulz.com

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web streaming and webcasts. 1-Net’s WARS Service reduces customers’ operational load in maintaining an alternate site with a round-the-clock, always-on support service from a team of certified business continuity recovery experts, ensuring business continuity in the face of challenges. In helping to increase awareness of business continuity management (BCM) among enterprises, 1-Net has subsequently been recognised as a BCM Ambassador by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) since 2015. “This represents 1-Net’s ability to take advantage of adjacent business opportunities without incursion into our customers’ business space,” Wong explains. “We are the first local data centre to be awarded with United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation for the new global standard in Business Continuity. Beyond operations and the ability to provide tailored services, another key factor to consider is security. Wong continues: “As we continue to break boundaries in technology and increase information flows as a result, it is also equally important for us to ensure that this data is stored securely. Data centres will continue to play an

integral role in ensuring that sensitive data is kept safe. “Any forward-looking business will adopt strong cyber-security measures as a means to stay ahead of evolving threats. A secure data centre adds value by boosting stakeholders’ trust and customers’ confidence in entrusting their valuable data to us.” 1-Net has referenced the Technology Risk Management (TRM) Guidelines, developed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore for the financial institutions in Singapore. These guidelines include a segment on Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) to help identify potential security threats and operational weaknesses in a data centre, so as to determine the level and type of protection required to safeguard it. “In addition to the Monetary Authority of Singapore TRM guidelines, the Ministry of Home Affairs Guidelines for Enhancing Building Security in Singapore (GEBSS) 2010 design planning guidelines (threats and potential scenarios) have also been adopted where applicable,” Wong notes. “As organisations start to adapt to new technologies, they are also exposed to more sophisticated security threats.

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icrotac Group was established in Singapore in 1994 with the aim of providing technical support, marketing and sales of ESDcontrol products for the cleanroom industry. Over time, our business branched into extensive range of readily available architecture building products from access raised floors, floor coverings, metal ceilings and external façade cladding systems. Our products are supplied and installed in the Asia, Australia and Middle East regions through an efficient network of distributors and associates providing local support. We design, supply and install our products, providing turnkey solutions. T +65 6297 7713 E microtac@singnet.com.sg

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“There is also a need for them to identify a data centre partner that is able to meet their expanding needs and to also grow with them as their business expands. “We are confident that our comprehensive and tailored suite of services will be able to meet any organisational needs.”

“With the growing consumption of rich data in the region, 1-Net North provides a specialised offering catering to companies looking to focus on digital content,” Wong says. “This means having a highly secure centralised environment where content Specialised offering from Never a Company different to remain content providers with the status or contentquo, its Data Centre owners Corridor initiative is can be being complemented processed Fully equipped space at 1-Net with the completion of yet and transcoded North Data Centre another data centre. The 1-Net in either a shared North data centre is targeted to or dedicated hosting be Southeast Asia’s first Tier III Data environment and distributed Centre accredited with Certification with low latency network connectivity. of Constructed Facility by the Uptime This also includes end-user, selfInstitute, and is projected to be ready generated content such as those on for service in April, 2016. social media platforms.”

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Additionally, 1-Net has also invested in greenfield-developed data centres, as opposed to the trend of retrofitting existing buildings in the past. Wong continues: “This highlights the increasing importance of achieving a higher yield in terms of a ratio between GFA and white space created. This increased efficiency will also result in more competitive pricing in the market.

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Inevitably, these trends are often imposed results of regulatory changes and changing customer needs. As a result, operators are required to adapt their models and business plans, placing added pressure on finding competitive differentiation within these guidelines; and this is where 1-Net’s prominence derives from. For example, the recent announcement of the Green Data Centre Innovation Programme by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, which aims to boost


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To cater to customers’ demand for cloud services on top of colocation services, 1-Net has created its own cloud infrastructure from scratch. 1-Net Alchemy is an IaaS platform which enables users to build and manage scalable infrastructure on demand. It is run on a pay-per-use utility model which allows each customer to monitor their usage on an online self-service portal. Considering the needs of different customer profiles, the Alchemy platform offers different flavours of cloud services: exclusive, multitenanted and hybrid cloud over the same architecture. Alchemy is Southeast Asia’s first Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud (CPC) service provider, and offers developers an affordable, fast and reliable cloud experience. Alchemy users will also be updated with the latest and most secure Ubuntu images on a frequent basis, enabling users to build and manage scalable infrastructures on demand, with real-time billing and monitoring. As an added value to customers, 1-Net will also provide an extra level of comfort with Ubuntu Advantage guest support, bundled with all Ubuntu guest images. Through its relationship with Oracle Linux, Alchemy provides more cost-effective corporate support of the Linux platform to its customers. energy efficiency within data centres, was a trigger for 1-Net to respond and adapt. 1-Net is already laying the foundations by becoming one of very few organisations to receive ISO 50001 certification in line with the Singapore Standard in the sector. Underpinning every new data centre, every service expansion and every trend-driven diversification, is what Wong believes to be the Company’s core advantage: his team, “the people”. Roland Ang, Vice President of Business Market says: “At 1-Net, we believe that our people are the differentiating factor in this industry. While our business is in selling technology, it is also equally important to remember that we are people, not machines. We have adopted a customer-led approach to the business and we are firmly committed to providing them with top-class customer service. Strong cultural diversity within the employee base further facilitates the

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Company’s wider, international goals helping them drive business growth. as it looks to develop its understanding As their partners, our job is to of other markets and enhance its understand the needs of their seven ASEAN hub for the benefit of its industries and to plan and respond own evolution, and that of its accordingly to ensure that these customers. needs can be met.” Ang continues: 1-Net ultimately “Our differentiation aims to deliver strategy was put consistent service in place when we and customer rebranded in experience 2014. This is not regardless of something that data centre we did simply choice in as a marketing different campaign. When countries as long we rebranded as they are part ourselves, we did so of the Company’s Roland Ang, Vice President, around the fact that business alliance Business Market the real business of data partners’ facilities. centres is people, meaning “We are committed to our business and the way we operate a standardised approach in all 1-Net is very much powered by people. data centres, to provide our customers “We see ourselves as partners to with a consistent experience, our customers and we work closely regardless of the geographical with them in ensuring that we are differences,” Ang concludes.

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Shimizu Corporation has more than 200 years of experience in the Japanese construction domain, but has won over the Singaporean market in more recent times through a local ethos and commitment to delivery Writer: Matthew Staff Project Manager: Arron Rampling

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s one of the most renowned brand names in Asian construction, Shimizu Corporation’s success in Singapore should come as no surprise, but as the Company to beat and with a plethora of local competitors striving to prise market share away, the civil engineering and built environment specialist continues to rely on far more than its Japanese heritage. Having said that, there aren’t many operators - even on a global scale who can promote such a heritage; with the wider Shimizu Group, headquartered in Japan, boasting more than 200 years of history. The latter 43 of these have been complemented by a concerted presence in Singapore, following the corporate decision to not just replicate the Japanese model in a new market, but to follow its loyal customers in

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order to facilitate their own expansion. Nearly half a century later, and with more than 1,000 employees bought into the Shimizu culture, the Company is now a firmly established Singaporean entity, finding the perfect balance between leveraging its Japanese knowhow and tailoring it towards a very local service offering. “There is a significant difference in the local and Japanese corporate culture which enables us to focus

on good, meticulous planning and high quality of work done,” says the Company’s Deputy General Manager, Bonaventure Lek. “We also emphasise good, long-term business relationships and we have the financial stability as our resource.” Pivotal to the overall success of Shimizu in Singapore has been this ability to not just form long-term sustainable partnerships, but to do so at an almost exclusively local level, despite the international presence the Company brings. Senior Business Manager, Peter Wee adds: “A very important thing over the years is that even though we’re a foreign registered Company, we’ve been here longer than some of the local contractors and our entrenched

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SINBOR Sinbor provides the following products and services in Singapore: • Natural stone slabs and tiles from all over the world. • Engineered wood products from Listone Giordano (www.listonegiordano.com) • Glass mosaics from Bisazza (www.bisazza.com) • Ceramic mosaics from Appiani (www.appiani.it) • Bathroom products from Kohler (www.kohler.com.sg) Yishun Community Hospital

presence means we are seen as a local Company. “We are fortunate to leverage the Japanese operations and to be competitive and sustainable over 43 years, but the most important thing is our commitment to delivery, with a local philosophy.”

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The ability to meet the niche demands of each specific project, within time and budget, has led to Shimizu Corporation being awarded some of the most prestigious civil engineering and building contracts in Singapore, in recent decades. Spanning across office space, the medical industry, residential buildings, commercial and lodging facilities, educational premises, transportation and telecommunication networks and even the resources and energy industry, there aren’t many examples of the Company’s global activities that haven’t equally been addressed in the country. Averaging around $200 million per contract, the significance of each construct certainly isn’t limited either, and the past five years especially

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has witnessed a strong presence across numerous sectors, despite the seemingly more difficult economic circumstances befalling global industry. In the commercial and business space domain, Mapletree Business City I and II, PSA Alexandra Retail Centre, Tokio Marine Centre and the fit-outs for an array of major financial companies have all been graced by Shimizu’s innovative approach to modern construction from both an aesthetic and operational efficiency perspective. Similarly, Urban Suites, Ardmore Residence, Nassim Park Residences and Sky Habitat have all been critically acclaimed in the residential space since 2010. Shimizu’s strength in the construction of commercial buildings is also evident through its involvement in landmark projects such as Capitol Development (designed by Richard Meier and Partners Architects), Westgate, Scotts Square, 268 Orchard, and the iconic Ngee Ann City. In terms of complexity, the Company’s efforts in the transport sector have arguably been the most eye-catching; epitomised initially by

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KEY PROJECTS Yishun Community Hospital

Yishun Community Hospital (YCH) marked an important construction milestone in April, 2015 through the topping-out of its superstructure. Managed by Alexandra Health System, the completion of the project through a Kimly-Shimizu joint venture was lauded for its quick turnaround, achieving the groundbreaking work in just 22 months; four months less than what would ordinarily be expected of such a task. This was achieved through the adoption of several unique construction methods which saved 40 percent of time, 30 percent of manpower, minimised noise and air pollution, and enhanced its eco rating; all of which culminated in receiving a platinum award at the recent BIM Awards 2015.

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Another platinum award-winning project at the event was Mapletree Business City II with the Company successfully completing the topping-out of the construct. Once again meeting stringent deadlines in time for the ceremony in August, 2015, Project Director, Mr Ishibashi stated his pride at making a “prominent landmark” with the support of the owner and is now striving to achieve efficient completion by April, 2016.

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Designed by world-renowned architect, Moshe Safdie, CapitaLand’s Sky Habitat in Bishan required Shimizu to meet the complex specifications of a bold design which called for a collective effort incorporating the Sky Habitat team, and Shimizu’s unrivalled levels of innovation. “Sky Habitat’s unique and distinct features have made it one of the iconic structures in the Bishan area,” the Company notes. “The most challenging

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of which, and the main highlight of the project, would be the three tiers of steel skybridges linking the two blocks. “With thorough and diligent site planning, the bridges were successfully and safely installed according to the project schedule.”

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Singapore Cement Manufacturing Company (SCMC)’s fourth cement silo was extended after 17 years of operation; expanding capacities of the initial three silos to well above 50,000 tonnes. Built in response to increasing cement demand in the region, Shimizu’s involvement included the modification and demolition of packing building, substructure, superstructure and steel structure roof/tophouse and platforms; a brand new experience for the Company but one that was met with great success and huge client satisfaction.

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Continuously devoted to engraining itself into the fabric of Singaporean infrastructure, corporate social responsibility is a large facet of Shimizu’s ongoing operations in the country, and is epitomised by its 268 Orchard project. Recognised as the country’s main street, the “building realised the client’s strong desire to introduce innovative impacts into that constantly evolving cityscape”, the Company explains. “Sparkling like a jewel case at night, the retail facility posed some of the most difficult design and construction challenges ever encountered.” The building, with its signature feature of three massive glass boxes, employs a daring unconventional structure completely free of columns and beams and emerged from an unlikely collaboration incorporating niche European designs and Shimizu’s construction technologies and solutions capabilities; combining to make it a worldclass project.


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Shimizu’s flagship work on Changi Airport Terminal 3 in 2007 and followed up in 2013 by completing the C905 Tunnels between Promenade Station and Marina Bay in the hub of the city, as well as Raffles Place MRT, the connector of the central business district. Most recently, Shimizu’s praises have been sung extensively for its construction of the National Heart Centre and Yishun Community Hospital, completed ahead of schedule; once again emphasising the trust that the country has in placing some of its most significant local projects in the hands of the internationally-successful Corporation. Ultimately, what Shimizu Corporation has been able to leverage is the ability to bring a vast range of processes and systems to a country that hadn’t previously enjoyed such an extensive, turnkey proposition. “We built the clientele quickly through the culture of the Company and the

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partnerships that we quickly formed with the customers; serving them as well as possible and by finishing the job no matter what the challenges were,” Wee emphasises.

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To ensure the Company’s promise of quality and efficiency is adhered to entirely on each project - both from a construction and CSR perspective - the Company has worked tirelessly on implementing its vast and innovative range of services to ensure that there is a flexibility and scale in place in order to facilitate any requirement. This is achieved by incorporating planning and proposals, design, construction, building renovation and even research and development (R&D); introducing the most contemporary and bespoke technological systems, construction methodologies and administrative ideologies in each area. From a planning perspective, Shimizu’s computer graphics and


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computer-aided planning and engineering system for infrastructure is continued via a host of CAD (computer-aided design) capabilities across planning and R&D, in order to produce the most bespoke and high standard final construct possible. Within the literal construction process the same theme continues as a result of the Company’s SMART system; a process once again developed internally to enhance levels of automation and produce more sustainable, safe and efficient towers. These examples - just a select few of many - emphasise how far Shimizu has come in Singapore over its 40-plus years of operations; staying true to a differentiator first experienced when it entered the market; being able to offer a different proposition to the norm, in what can largely be a traditional and slow-moving sector. “This played into our hands firstly in the 1980s when the Government of Singapore was looking at the Japanese

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model and how the same technologies, innovations and expertise could be applied to the country,” Wee recalls. “This led to us becoming one of the major contractors in public housing back then, applying expertise we already had, before going on to more complex, mixed developments like offices in the 1990s.” This was the first significant leap towards diversifying the Company’s clientele and business partner network - a period which has been validated by the fact that many of these partnerships still exist to this day - and has subsequently laid the groundwork for the market-leading success that Shimizu Corporation has gone on to enjoy since the turn of the century. Mr Lek, who has been with the Company for more than 30 years, epitomises the main reason for the Company’s prosperous longevity: “The dynamic overlapping of job scopes is the reason for me being with the Company for so long.”

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In the words of the Corporation’s President, Yoichi Miyamoto, the overall goal as part of this concerted CSR ethos is to target “sustained corporate growth and contributing to society through the development of safe, reliable national infrastructure”. This entails the ability to promote CSE management as part of the Company’s everyday business efforts, striving for ongoing transformation and reformation of social conditions in alignment with the quality it brings to its core construction processes. “Shimizu bases its CSR activities on the following three principles: fairness and transparency in business; creating value that surpasses the expectations of customers and society; [and] pursuing business activities that coexist with society,” the Company states. These three principles are driven by six key performance indicators based on their contributions to corporate value for a broad range of stakeholders, and their impact on

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It is evidently also the reason why the majority of Shimizu’s customers, partners and indeed Singapore as a whole, keep turning to the business as their contractor of choice as well. Mr Fujita, former General Manager concludes: “Over the next threefive years I would like to see us be more localised, continuing to learn the Japanese way and therefore encouraging our local staff to progress and take up more senior positions. “This will all be done in a socially responsible manner so we can, in turn, help people and companies in Singapore enjoy their own capital growth.”

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As well as capital growth, Shimizu is equally reputed for its role in enhancing social development, ensuring that it operates in a responsible manner across all areas of construction, and in each region of operation.

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...our code of corporate ethics and conduct calls for the development of a Company that places the highest priority on people

Update: As of 15 April, 2016, Mr Gozu Yutaka, Shimizu International Division's Deputy Director, will be taking over Mr Fujita Hitoshi’s responsibility as General Manager of Shimizu's Singapore Office concurrently, and also Mr Chua Beng Tong as General Manager (Construction).

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Shimizu’s growth. Shimizu continues: “A selfevaluation of each effort based on targets and performance (including KPIs) showed that 12 of our 13 CSR efforts in 2014 either surpassed targets or were largely in line with plans. “In the one area where results fell short of targeted goals – health & safety efforts – we will enhance incident-reduction efforts by making comprehensive improvements to existing conditions.” Health & safety sits alongside corporate governance, ethics and compliance, transparency, biodiversity, pollution prevention and the mitigation of global warming as some of its more extensive ongoing activities, while its philosophy of being ‘a Company that values people’ forms the crux of its internal strategy. “Shimizu’s Management Philosophy incorporates the concept of humanism along with socio-dynamism, innovation, market orientation and

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zeal,” the Company emphasises. “Beyond this... our code of corporate ethics and conduct calls for the development of a Company that places the highest priority on people. “To achieve this goal, we pursue numerous measures that reflect the ever-changing conditions of our social environment.” Initiatives to help more women thrive in the workplace – successfully doubling the number of female managers and engineers within five years – as well as hiring and promoting people with disabilities ranging from wheelchair friendly facilities to its ‘Dialogue in the Dark’ programme to help blind trainees are just two examples of how people are valued at Shimizu, as part of its wider, global HR commitment. “Overall, we plan to enhance CSR management by prioritising efforts based on urgency with respect to social needs and expectations,” the Company concludes.

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RIGHT ON TRACK Nishimatsu Construction’s reputation in Japan has translated successfully into Singapore as the innovative infrastructural expert continues to play a pivotal role in the country’s rail transit evolution Writer: Matthew Staff Project Manager: Tom Cullum

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integrated allowing the organisation to draw the strengths from each culture in our continual quest to improve on our past results.”

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Having been involved since the very first stage of Singapore’s rail transit programme, it may seem like Nishimatsu is a given ever-present across each new line’s construction and each new station’s development, but - just like all other prospective market players - the Company is required to pre-qualify and tender for each new project. However, having such vast knowledge of the infrastructure by now, and in creating such a wealth of experience across all previous stages has given Nishimatsu a good track record in competing for projects, such as the Thomson-East Coast Line for the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

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Thomson-East Coast Line The Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) is a 43 kilometre underground train line that is expected to be fully completed in 2024. The MRT line will have 31 stations and seven interchange stations which will link to all the other rail lines. Commuters can start enjoying the TEL from 2019 when three stations from Woodlands North to Woodlands South will be completed. The second stretch of six stations from Springleaf to Caldecott will be completed in 2020, while the third stretch from Mount Pleasant to Gardens will complete in 2021. Commuters along the east coast can look forward to using the TEL in 2023 and 2024 when more stations are completed. The stations from Tanjong Rhu to Bayshore will complete in 2023, while Bedok South and Sungei Bedok will complete in 2024. – Land Transport Authority (LTA)


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“This is a public project which goes through an open tender process. The LTA will then pre-qualify contractors for the various projects,” Lim explains. “So for each stage, we have to submit our pre-qualification packages before tendering for those contracts. “One major item looked at by the LTA though is track record, and having such a lengthy track record in Singapore serves us well.” All-told, the TEL accounts for 43 kilometres of development, bridging the Thomson Line and Eastern Region Line, and also incorporating 31 new stations into the existing network. A further seven interchange stations will also link to the East-West Line, the North-South Line, the Circle Line and the Downtown Line; Nishimatsu having played a pivotal role across each as part of numerous successful joint ventures. “Our niche as a Company and our intention is to have continual involvement in all the infrastructure and rail transit projects in Singapore as we progress. There are plans by the Singapore government to double the existing length of the transit system by 2030 which ties in well with our goals,” Lim continues. “Currently, the East Coast Line is up for tender and extensions across other Lines are coming up as well.

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“So, for us, we want to continue our track record and continue working on all these projects as a continuation of our involvement in rail transit so far. It helps keep us in the spotlight.”

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With the TEL set for commuter usage by 2021, such long-spanning works are a testament to the extensive levels of planning involved across each facet and the faith that the LTA has in Nishimatsu to carry out the projects to such high and modern standards. Also involved in a series of tunnelling and complementary infrastructural works in the country, the Company is by no means a one-trick pony though; boasting a host of specialties that bridge all aspects of construction and civil engineering through the implementation of innovative solutions.

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construction arena years later, emphasising the role the Company has played beyond the bounds of its own track record, and the business is now working hard to adhere to two more hot topics in order to make itself even more attractive as a contractor proposition moving forward. Lim continues: “We have seen an improvement in the construction

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industry over the years compared against the time when we entered the Singapore construction industry in the 80s. This is particularly so in terms of safety standards. “From even 10 years ago, safety requirements are more stringent today and this is joined by the second big trend which is productivity.” To combat both, the focus for Nishimatsu, and the industry at large, has been on improving the levels of skills entering the sector; capitalising on a more experienced and knowledgeable labour force at ground level to improve levels of safety and productivity in the final construct.

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While necessary, this isn’t to say that identifying and introducing a more skilled workforce is an easy task. One of the major challenges encountered by Nishimatsu has been at human resource level in recent years. However, this has largely been offset through the balance of nationalities evident under the Company’s employment; bridging the best from a

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local and expat perspective. Adding a wealth of experience – including some workers with more than 30 years in the sector to their name – to the mixing pot, Nishimatsu has a team to be proud of despite the inevitable and ongoing difficulties from a retention point of view. But, as Lim enthuses, the Company has a pulling factor that makes it an employer of choice just as much as a contractor of choice. “We try to employ as many locals as possible in line with the Singapore Government’s direction. Wherever we can fill a position from the local talent pool, then it is our philosophy not to look further afield at that point,” he affirms. “It is also important not just to look at our HR policy in terms of hiring, but to also look after the welfare of our staff and the wider concerns of Nishimatsu’s people.” A further advantage of instilling a more skilled team at the business end of projects such as the TEL is the ability to trial new and improved techniques, methodologies and systems. This is now being seen along the flagship development with a new category of highly skilled craftsmen for reinforcement concrete (SCRC) being brought in from overseas to once again enhance productivity for the structure itself, and to ensure an improved sense of sustainability for the inevitable role that Nishimatsu will play in the rail transit system’s evolution to come. This is also a strong statement of Nishimatsu’s commitment to both the LTA and Singapore Government’s drive for productivity. Lim concludes: “In three years time, I’d say that we will have achieved the basic structure completion on our Gardens By The Bay Station and Tunnels project and hope to have two or three other projects ongoing. “There are a lot in the pipeline in Singapore and it is our aim to be involved across all stages when they are released in the future.”


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rink’s major expansion project for their high security processing and warehousing facility in 2011 is a showcase for In-pro to demonstrate their ability to provide their clients a one-stop solution for all their design, implementation and construction requirements. Unlike other typical design and build projects, the Brink’s expansion project involved highly complicated issues in turning a bare shell warehouse into a top class facility with different high security working zones. This involved complicated space planning, constructions, IT, E&M infrastructure, security system and server room migration issues. In-pro played a key leadership role to consolidate requirements from Brink’s different departments to develop a sophisticated strategic plan to implement all the complicated and inter-dependent tasks across different disciplines.

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rink’s has long instilled itself in the risk management and secure logistics domain as a leading and trusted partner able to build quality, strategic relationships and to perfect its offering on a global scale. This is no different in the Asia-Pacific region; a segment of the worldwide organisation that continues to balance international expertise and reputation with local adherences and considerations. Guy Bullen and Erez Weiss, Senior Vice Presidents for Brink’s Asia Pacific took time out from their ongoing monitoring of the global business and global trends to explain the significance of the Company’s presence in the region and how it fits into the wider Group’s ultimate goals. Guy Bullen (GB): Brink’s Asia Pacific business operates as a subsidiary of the Brink’s Company (NYSE: BCO) which was founded in 1859 and is

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This highly successful Brink’s project has proven that In-pro are not just an ordinary interiors design and construction company, but a company with exceptional ability to understand and manage diverse issues, thus providing a one-stop solution to clients. In 2013, Brink’s further kicked off another major expansion project and Inpro was again appointed as their main design and build contractor. In addition to the same complicated requirements as the previous project, the new project also involved various building regulatory issues. In-pro has once again demonstrated their ability to tackle every single challenge in a well planned and cost effective manner. Due to their exceptional knowledge and experience in different disciplines, In-pro became an approved contractor for Disney Theme Park Hong Kong in 2014 and successfully completed their administration building’s extension project. T +852 23916761 E info@in-pro.hk

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one of the oldest publicly listed US companies on the NYSE. Brink’s began its international expansion within the Asia-Pacific region in 1979 with a joint venture in Hong Kong. This was to support secure transport and storage of gold bullion for the international financial community and London bullion market. In the ‘80s and ‘90s Brink’s invested across the region; expanding into countries including Japan, Singapore, India, Thailand, Australia, Taiwan and China. Today, Brink’s operate affiliate companies across Asia-Pacific with a focus on international secure transportation and storage for precious metals, diamonds & jewellery, currency and other valuable cargo. In addition, Brink’s has several large in-country domestic operations involved with cash processing and cash

Brink’s Heritage “Since 1859, the Brink’s Company has developed a proud history of service in the secure transportation and storage of money and valuables. “From our original motto of Money & Valuables, Safety & Dispatch to today’s focus on end-to-end secure logistics worldwide driven by outstanding people and information technology, we have always been about protecting our people, protecting our Customers’ interests and providing outstanding service consistently and cost-effectively. This legacy is reflected in the name Brink’s.”

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management, ATM network support and service, security, Cash In Transit transportation and secure storage. Starting with a small office in Hong Kong in 1979, today we operate across Asia-Pacific and India with several thousand employees. Asia Outlook (AsO): What is the current range of products and services offered under the Brink’s Asia Pacific portfolio, and how do these differ, if at all, to the Brink’s brand in other areas of the world? Erez Weiss (EW): Brink’s provides a complete service portfolio to Customers spanning domestic and international requirements globally. Within Asia Pacific, Brink’s focus and expertise mirrors that of the global business. The international transport and processing of valuable commodities has been driven by the dynamic trading markets across the region spanning gold, diamonds, jewellery and foreign currency industries. The growth of

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Today, across the region, Brink’s has equity investment in 13 countries and operates through subcontractors in several other jurisdictions within the region to deliver cost-effective, efficient and robust operations to our Customers

these emerging markets has also led to a thriving banking industry and the growth of Brink’s domestic business related to local currency service. A good example is the ATM market. AsO: Across how wide a footprint does Brink’s Asia Pacific operate, and what plans are there for future expansion, if any? GB: Today, across the region, Brink’s has equity investment in 13 countries and operates through subcontractors in several other jurisdictions within the region to deliver cost-effective, efficient and robust operations to our Customers. AsO: What has been the Company’s approach to continuous improvement over the years and, again, to what extent have these strategies been dictated by the wider Brink’s Group? EW: Strategies are created globally as a guide to enable regional and


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local teams to have achievable goals they can aspire to and deliver against. However, it is imperative that local management are trusted and empowered to make the right decisions to achieve their goals. There is no question Brink’s investment in IT and proprietary systems capability, data security & analytics has benefited the organisation and its customer base, supported by our dedicated IT teams in Bangkok and Hong Kong. AsO: Over the past 12 months, what have been the key projects undertaken by Brink’s in the region as a sign of the Company’s ongoing development and improvements? GB: One of Brink’s goals is to focus investments in selected countries and expand IT capabilities for sustained growth beyond 2016. Over the past 12 months, Brink’s has made significant investments across the region with new facilities in Tokyo and Bangkok.

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cargo industry. We take our role as a ‘non-financial’ gatekeeper seriously and this is an area of strategic importance, especially in the enhanced global compliance environment faced today. AsO: In regards to personnel, what is Brink’s Asia Pacific’s approach to the hiring, training and retention of key skills and how much of a local emphasis is placed on this employment strategy? GB: History has shown us that combining strong corporate guiding principles and standards while empowering local management delivers the strongest and most successful results. In our business, trust is everything, and with significant diversity across the region, the importance of cross training, stability and a multicultural outlook of all our managers is essential. AsO: Similarly, when it comes to supply chain management, how much of a local emphasis is there, and

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how much is influenced by some of the global partnerships that the wider Brink’s Group must enjoy? EW: Our strength is harnessing the global best practises of the organisation while integrating local knowledge, culture and operational risk management to ensure we provide market-leading supply chain solutions to meet and exceed our Customers’ needs. AsO: What would you say is the main differentiator that sets Brink’s apart from competitors within the market and the Asia Pacific region? GB: Trust in our people, and their detailed understanding of local market requirements, our Customers’ businesses, diverse cultures and risk management across the region is key. Combine this with our focus to protect our employees and our Customers’ liability entrusted to us each and every day is what differentiates us in the market.

THE BRINK’S DIFFERENCE LIABILITY > “Whatever you consider valuable, we consider valuable too. We will take full liability for every shipment we handle anywhere in the world.” SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT > “Brink’s offers integrated management at every level in the logistics process, from pick-up to transportation and delivery. We develop risk management solutions and security services that are tailored to your business requirements.” CONSULTANCY SERVICES > “By continuous communication with our international network and regulatory bodies, Brink’s provides you with the most up-to-date advice and secure services. Our consultancy services on the transport and logistical requirements of your business provide real benefits to the efficiency of your supply chain.” COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE > “We pride ourselves on delivering world-class service. We continually work with the airlines, handling agents, regulatory authorities and Customs to ensure the secure transportation and handling of your goods. Our specially-developed software for storage, inventory control, shipping and transportation is used throughout the Brink’s organisation.” NETWORK AND PEOPLE > “To maintain best business practices, we have rigorous controls to ensure all staff members follow the same processes and procedures throughout our network.” – BRINK’S GLOBAL SERVICES

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Our aspiration is to remain the trusted business partner to our Customers across the globe, to build quality strategic relationships with key clients, and to enable our Customers in the Asia-Pacific region to continue to grow...

AsO: Looking forward, if we were to speak again in three-five years’ time, or even a year down the line, what progress and development would you hope and expect to be able to report back for the Company? EW: Our aspiration is to remain the trusted business partner to our Customers across the globe, to build quality strategic relationships with key Clients, and to enable our Customers in the Asia-Pacific region to continue to grow in both existing markets and new, emerging environments.

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Aligning with the wider Governmental goals for a greener, cleaner and smarter Singapore, Envac’s automated waste management solution promises to unlock new growth opportunities Writer: Emily Jarvis • Project Manager: Tom Cullum

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at Envac Singapore, who has headed the Company since its inception. “Today, however, there has been a worldwide shift to finding greener, cleaner and more sustainable solutions to waste management, and Envac Singapore has greatly benefitted from this increased visibility; unlocking new opportunities created by the country’s Housing Development Board (HDB).”

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The Envac system promises to be a welcome replacement for the previous waste disposal scheme that has been in place in Singapore since 1989. According to the Housing and Development Board (HDB), “flats built before 1989 use the Individual Refuse Collection System (IRCS) for waste disposal. Residents will dispose their waste through the hoppers and into the collection bin at the bottom of the refuse chute. The waste is then manually collected and stored at the

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bin centre before being removed by the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) Public Waste Collectors”. This labour-intensive process involves collecting and transporting waste from individual refuse chutes to the bin centre openly. The open nature of the collection process can result in waste spillage, bringing about sanitary, odour and pest problems, with regular washing also required to keep the estate clean. “Envac’s technology is an alternative to this refuse collection system, promising to create a better quality living environment for all,” says Tan. “The system transports waste through a Pneumatic Waste Conveyance System (PWCS), using a vacuum-type underground pipe network to collect household waste, which is then transported through underground pipes to a sealed container. Trucks then periodically collect the waste from this central location for disposal. The entire waste collection process


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is automated - we can start, stop and identify issues through a computer system, even remotely through our smartphones via an app - thereby reducing manpower requirements and increasing productivity.” Through the PWCS, the environmental and sanitary issues associated with open refuse collection methods are reduced. The large number of waste and hygiene challenges that Envac’s solution can mitigate has become the driving force for the Company’s success in the past two-three years. Mr Tan explains: “We are living in a very small and densely populated area, which means hygiene becomes a key factor to consider. Traditional waste management methods involve a significant amount of collection

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vehicles which contribute further to the heavy traffic. Moreover, recent healthcare challenges, such as the SARS outbreak, has made it difficult to get people to handle waste directly and has made this method unsustainable and inefficient. Therefore, our largely automated waste collection methods are having a positive effect on more than just the way we dispose of rubbish, streamlining the whole value chain.”

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About Puma Energy Holdings Pte Puma Energy is a global integrated midstream and downstream oil Company active in more than 45 countries. Formed in 1997 in Central America, Puma Energy has since expanded its activities worldwide, achieving rapid growth, diversification and product line development. Headquartered in Singapore, it has regional hubs in Johannesburg, South Africa, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Brisbane, Australia and Tallinn, Estonia. Puma Energy’s global asset base includes 84 primary terminals that are strategically located, bringing security of supply to its 23,500 business-tobusiness customers and 215 million retail customers. “The Puma Energy business model enables our growing team of energy professionals to consistently deliver a dynamic performance in markets with growth potential to our customers. To maintain trust from our key stakeholders, we continue to prioritise ongoing dialogue with our communities and we work hard to minimise any adverse effects from our operations,” the Company noted.

Guinea investment as an opportunity to improve local infrastructure and to provide security of supply in remote areas. Retaining the existing InterOil staff, Puma Energy has plans to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps and drive local content and employment.

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With Papua New Guinea fast becoming one of the most prosperous - yet challenging - terrains for the production of liquefied national gas (LNG), since the InterOil acquisition, Puma Energy has spent the past two years investing further into the region to bolster future growth. With the aim to transform the existing operations into a major petroleum hub for the Asia-Pacific region, Puma Energy’s refurbishment of the Napa Napa refinery in Port Moresby, and the expansion of service stations and fuel storage capacity across Papua New Guinea are ongoing; complemented by significant investment into the local communities to aid job creation, skills development and ultimately support Papua New Guinea’s economic growth. “Puma Energy has always

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committed and invested wholeheartedly into the communities in which we operate, said Puma Energy Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific and Middle East, Rob Jones. “By upgrading the infrastructure we will turn the business into a major petroleum hub for the Asia-Pacific region which will bring many important opportunities to Papua New Guinea. We are also helping to build Papua New Guinea’s economic sustainability with our graduate recruitment programme, by ensuring employees are given world-class training, and developing local service stations as state-of-the-art facilities.” Jones said the new branding put in place in November, 2014 was the start of an extensive programme to bring better facilities and service standards to Puma Energy’s fuel terminals, retail service stations and aviation capabilities in Papua New Guinea. He explained: “Under our expansion and improvement programme, Puma


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With regards to the refinery upgrades, the Company wanted to invest in measures that created a more modern and flexible refinery, capable of processing all domestic crude oil and condensate. By enhancing Napa Napa to manage a wider range of feedstock and recovering more gasoil and gasoline with less fuel oil production – while maintaining a sustainable capacity of 42,000 bbls a day, an increase from the previous capacity of 28,000 bbls a day – Puma Energy hopes to not only improve operational sustainability, but contribute more of

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the natural wealth of the country back into the economy. Moreover, there are also plans to install 10MW of gas turbine electricity production to capture the gas currently wasted by the refinery, in addition to the proposed additional tankage and introduction of bitumen and bottled LPG. “This will bring significant benefits to the country including improved selfsufficiency of supply, and an increase in the number of days of stock held in the country, as well as fostering the creation of value-add services with positive fiscal implications,” the Company summarised.

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high-value markets. In addition, I am confident that Puma Energy is looking at an improved performance in 2016.” Aligning with the Group-wide mission to become a one-stop fuel and lubricant solution provider, Puma Energy is looking towards the future of its operations in Papua New Guinea with the target to prove itself once again as an attractive and confident player in the oil & gas industry. Eladari concluded: “We believe strongly in Papua New Guinea and its future growth prospects, and see many opportunities for continued investment in infrastructure and in the skills of our employees to build upon the historic success of InterOil’s business, and to position Papua New Guinea as a strategic hub within our regional portfolio. This investment marks an important step in the execution of our regional strategy and offers considerable synergy with our developments in Australia and the broader Pacific region.”

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Following a recent push for affordable senior living care and growth in the health tourism segment, KPJ is set to solidify its market position through significant investment in new hospitals as part of a long-term strategy Writer: Emily Jarvis • Project Manager: Eddie Clinton

he operator of Malaysia’s largest private healthcare network, KPJ Healthcare is demonstrating its commitment to further ingrain into the country’s healthcare system through strategic long-term investment in the sector’s infrastructure. With plans to spend close-to RM1.3 billion to build eight new hospitals in Malaysia over the next three-five years – adding to its existing portfolio of 25 hospitals locally, the management of two hospitals in Jakarta, one in Dhaka and a stake in hospitals in Thailand and Australia – KPJ aims to continue exploring activities in other healthcarerelated industries that can ultimately boost the quality and delivery of hospital care, such as investments in training, state-of-the-art medical equipment and a continued push to

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improve access to healthcare for the aged population. Leveraging the strength and consistent year-on-year increase of patient numbers, taking the total number to more than 2.8 million according to KPJ’s 2014 annual report, KPJ’s primary focus, however, is to unlock new growth opportunities in Malaysia by increasing the availability of cost-effective treatments through encouragement of health tourism. “These thriving subsectors hold tremendous potential for the future, in line with increasing consumer demand,” the Company said in the report. “For example, in growing the health tourism segment, our aggressive marketing strategies continue to show stellar results as we have expanded our footprint into Asia, the Middle East and Africa.”

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Following a hugely successful 2015, with KPJ achieving significant milestones, including the enhancement of existing hospitals as well as the building of two new facilities, the Group has leveraged the confidence of its stakeholders to boost long-term profitability via plans for eight new hospitals and funding for its ongoing expansions. The aforementioned investment of RM1.3 billion over the next threefive years includes the RM376 million Damansara 2 Specialist Hospital - due to open in the fourth quarter of 2019 - and the construction of further hospitals across Johor, Kuching, Miri, Klang, Malacca and Port Dickson. During the announcement in March, 2016, KPJ President and Managing Director, Datuk Amiruddin Abdul Satar said the Group would also be spending between RM400-500 million on the continuous expansion of its existing facilities, which will involve upgrades

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KPJ Senior Living Care has been designed to offer a home-like environment, where quality care is provided to all residents, regardless of ethnicity, social status, religion, belief or political affiliation

to seven hospitals in Malaysia. These upgrades will involve aspects such as changes to hospital design to streamline operations, while also improving patients’ level of comfort, privacy and limiting the chances of infection. Among the most recent notable Group achievements is the opening of a new operating theatre and intensive care unit complex at KPJ IPOH Specialist Hospital in February, KPJ Pahang Specialist Hospital in Kuantan last month, followed by the KPJ Perlis Specialist Hospital in the third quarter of the year.

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“The response is picking up. We have got slightly more than half occupancy at the moment at our Tawakkal Health Centre in Jalan Pahang,” said Abdul Satar. Through its investment in KPJ Tawakkal Health Centre in Kuala Lumpur, the Sibu Geriatric Health and Nursing Centre in Sibu, and Jeta Gardens Retirement Resort in Australia, KPJ has taken a strong first step in the aged care segment. “...we aim to unlock its full potential in the Malaysian market and are confident it will become a sustainable portion of the business in the longterm. For example, we were able to begin operating our own KPJ Senior Living Care at the Tawakkal Health Centre based on experience gained from Jeta Gardens and several knowledge transfer initiatives. “KPJ Senior Living Care has been designed to offer a home-like

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All of our industry firsts and specialist programmes in Malaysia demonstrate KPJ’s capabilities as a strong contender to become the Government’s partner in promoting the country as the leading healthcare hub in the region


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environment, where quality care is provided to all residents, regardless of ethnicity, social status, religion, belief or political affiliation. Our medical, nursing and other healthcare professionals at the centre will provide comprehensive, effective and efficient care, filled with love and compassion,” the Company continued.

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As the demand for a skilled local healthcare workforce grows in line with KPJ’s patient numbers, the Group has further enhanced its education push to contribute to local content development and mitigate any skills shortfalls. During Abdul Satar’s recent announcement, he also outlined the organisation’s plan to release RM2 million in scholarships this year to students of the KPJ Healthcare University College (KPJUC). Approximately 45 students will benefit from these full scholarships which will include tuition fees, accommodation as well as living allowances. The students will be selected and sponsored by the hospitals under the KPJ Group, and serve these hospitals for a period of six years upon graduation as a welcome addition to the more than 11,000 doctors, nurses and support staff currently employed by KPJ. Continually recognised by various accreditation bodies - such as the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) and the Joint Commission International (JCI) - for its delivery of education to students at many of its facilities, KPJ offers more than 35 programmes from foundation level courses, right through to PhD level. “A significant number of doctors trained by us also actively contribute to the development of new specialists via skills transfer at the medical school. All of our industry firsts and specialist programmes in Malaysia demonstrate KPJ’s capabilities as a strong contender to become the Government’s

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With the global tourism market estimated to rise at an exceptional CAGR of 17.9 percent throughout 2013-2019, reaching a value of US$32.5 billion by the end of the forecast period, KPJ is making all the right investments today to capitalise on this segment in the future. Moreover, the organisation’s drive for continuous expansion and improvement in Malaysia will see the Group bolster its domestic footprint and reinforce its reputation for upholding award-winning international healthcare standards; all while retaining its patientcentric approach to remain the most competitive and preferred healthcare provider in the country.

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A celebration of all things maritime SMW has grown in significance since the inaugural event in 2006, and is attracting more participants and co-located partners from around the world. Participants can experience something new every year, as yet more activities are added to the lineup, and this year’s eminent speakers share their insights and participate in dialogues on topical maritime issues. This dynamism and range of issues discussed during SMW are major draws for maritime decision-makers, as are the many business networking platforms. Singapore Maritime Week is all about people, ideas and opportunities for the maritime community.

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will provide immersive learning experiences, as visitors ‘pilot’ a ship, and take part in other fun and engaging activities with friends and family. Singapore Maritime Week 2016 tells the story of Singapore’s development as a global hub port and an international maritime centre. Located strategically along one of the most important waterways in the world, the exhibition will focus on the idea of partnerships that help to keep the country’s maritime industry vibrant. It highlights impactful research and development projects from the industry, local universities and schools, and features individuals who work in maritime Singapore.

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5TH CHINA DOWNSTREAM TECHNOLOGY & MARKETS CONFERENCE

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The leading event for the Chinese downstream community NOW IN ITS fifth year and building on the success of previous events in Tianjin and Beijing, China Downstream Technology & Markets Conference is fast becoming the premier technology and business event for the Chinese downstream community. The unique event provides the ideal platform to meet a significant number of the region’s major regional operating companies. Regular attendees include: CNPC, Sinopec, PetroChina, CNOOC, Huajin Refinery,

Fujian Refining & Petrochemical Company, East Star Petchem, Lubrizol Zhuhai and many more business leaders setting the pace in the oil & gas industry. Co-hosted by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), the event is the only one of its kind in China dedicated to bringing together regional operating companies with the leading technology suppliers, contractors and equipment manufacturers to discuss the latest

developments in refining, residue upgrading and petrochemicals. Delegates will obtain an insight into the current performance, future outlook and best investment opportunities for each industry sector from prestigious speakers and enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities. Other key themes and sessions include the drivers for residueupgrading, and sub-sessions on refining/petrochemicals integration and lubrication oil.

KEY TOPICS Plenary session: • New trends and challenges for the refining and petrochemicals industries • Key factors shaping the low oil price and future evolution • Investment and partnership opportunities in China • Focus on the policies and regulatory changes affecting the refining and petrochemical sectors • Improving safety, waste treatment and efficiency in refineries and petrochemical complexes • Aiming for a greener industry: environmental issues and solutions • Meeting the operational excellence challenges through people, assets and technology

Refining stream: • Development strategies China’s refineries: challenges and opportunities • Gasoline technologies and catalysts: reforming, isomerisation and oxygenates • Focus on clean diesel technologies and catalysts: hydrotreating and hydrocracking • Technology approach to optimise refinery performance Petrochemicals stream: • Focus on the latest petrochemical projects and technology advancements in China • Update on MTO, MTG technologies and projects

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15 & 16 June 2016, BeIJInG Important Chinese Producer Delegations Attendance at this unique event will enable you to meet all major regional operating companies – regular attendees: CNPC, SINOPEC, PETROCHINA, CNOOC, HUAJIN REFINERY, FUJIAN REFINING & PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY, EAST STAR PETCHEM, LUBRIZOL ZHUHAI & many more. Delegates will obtain insight into, current performance, future outlook & best investment opportunities for each industry sector from prestigious speakers & enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities.

Conference Highlights PLENARY SESSION INDUSTRY UPDATES – MARKETS, HOT TOPICS & REGULATORY CHANGES • Focus on New Trends & Challenges for the Refining & Petrochemicals Industries • Refining & Petrochemicals Outlook in Global & Local Market • Focus on the Policies & Regulatory Changes Affecting Refining and Petrochemical Sectors: - National VI Standard for Fuel - Consumption Tax • Investment & Partnership Opportunities in China • Future Technology Advances & Partnerships • Key Projects in the Region REFINING STREAMS – FOCUS CLEAN FUELS • Development Strategies China’s Refineries • Gasoline Technologies & Catalysts: Reforming, Isomerisation & Oxygenates • Focus on Clean Diesel Technologies & Catalysts • Technology Approach to Optimise Refinery Performance: - Plant Automation - Margin Improvement • Hydrogen & Sulphur Management Strategies SPONSORS:

HYDROCRACKING & RESIDUE-UPGRADING STREAM • Drivers for Residue Upgrading • Technical & Economic Analysis of Residue Upgrading Options & Optimisation • Options for Coking & Power Generation • Technology Advances for Residue Hydroprocessing (HCK, Ebullating, etc.) • Catalyst & Additive Developments • Environmental Issues & Solutions for Residue Upgrading LUBRICATING OIL STREAM • High Quality Lubes Production • Latest Technology Updates • Focus on the Marketing and Technology Trend of the Lube Oils Industry PETROCHEMICAL STREAM • Focus on Latest Petrochemical Projects in China: How best to Meet Growing Demand • Latest Petrochemical Technology Advances for Olefins, Polyolefins, Aromatics & Derivatives • Update on MTO, MTG Technologies & Projects • On Purpose Propylene Technologies

• Refinery-Petrochemical Integration: Projects & Opportunities

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M.LAB 2016

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2016 is Malaysia’s commercialisation year OVER THE PAST few years, M.LAB has been gaining recognition as a reputable laboratory show in Malaysia. This year, the event will take place on 2-4 August, 2016 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, held concurrently with The 13th International Exhibition on Instrumentation, Control Systems & Factory Automation (ICA 2016). Asia is currently the leading destination for corporate research and development (R&D), boasting an increase in imported spends of 79 percent and 116 percent between 2007 and 2015, as more technological innovation progresses in the region. Calling 2016 the “Malaysia Commercialisation Year”, the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry is planning to produce 360 new products to be commercialised by 2020. From multinationals to SMEs, more players are now setting up in-house laboratories to obtain ultimate accuracy in measurement, testing and analysis of their products and services to meet international standards such as ISO 9000. Together with the mushrooming

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of R&D centres in public and private sectors, the demand for laboratories is poised for rapid growth. Organised by Sphere Exhibits, M.LAB 2016 caters to the growing demand for laboratory equipment in the oil & gas, chemical, biotechnology, life science, food and beverage, health and manufacturing sectors. It is a highly focused exhibition bringing key decisionmakers and users from the lab industry and R&D centres. M.LAB 2016 is officially endorsed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MOSTI) and Standards Malaysia as recognition of its contribution to the R&D industry. As one of Malaysia’s premier exhibitions on laboratory instrumentation, equipment, automation and services, M.LAB 2016 acts as a business platform with great branding and networking opportunities, where industry players can stay ahead with the knowledge and exposure of new products and technologies on display. Industries covered include: academia, institutes of higher learning, automotive, biogas,

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biomass, biotechnology, environmental services, food and beverages, ICT, life sciences, nanotechnology, nonpetroleum chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical, regulatory bodies, R&D, rubber and plastics, and water & waste management.

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WHEN: 2-4 August, 2016 WHERE: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia REGISTER:

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E V E N T Encouraging international knowledge sharing in challenging market conditions I C A 2016 TA K E S place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 2-4 August, 2016, attracting more than 250 exhibitors and 8,000 visitors both locally and internationally. The show is held alongside the 13th International Exhibition on Laboratory Equipment, Instrumentation & Services (M.LAB 2016). Malaysia’s manufacturing sector has been a main attraction among foreign investors, often considered the top manufacturing location worldwide ranked by assessing costs, risks and operating conditions. In recognition of this status, ICA is in line to promote sustainable and sophisticated solutions to the manufacturing industry in Malaysia. According to the Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia, imports in December, 2015

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increased by 3.2 percent to RM60.31 billion compared with December, 2014. Firms are encouraged to increase productivity through automation and innovation, implement sustainable production practices and leverage industry associations to be more competitive. In the world context, manufacturers are increasingly looking for breakthrough innovations and increasing investment into R&D. Focusing on instrumentation, control system and automation, ICA 2016 is the centre of information, networking and a whole array of niche products and services are on display. It plays a vital role in providing a platform for both exhibitors and visitors from different industries to congregate. The exhibition’s special features will showcase pumps and valves, green technology, instrumentation and process control systems, and factory automation techniques. ICA 2016 is officially endorsed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MOSTI), in recognition of its contribution to the manufacturing and service industries. The exhibition will encourage international knowledge sharing in the current challenging market conditions, providing great opportunities for industry players to increase their business opportunities and expand network. Furthermore, ICA 2016 provides attendees with a network of experts, specialists and businessmen from a wide spectrum of industries to source the right manufacturing solutions for any organisation.

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WHEN: 2-4 August, 2016 WHERE: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia REGISTER:

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ASIA WAREHOUSING SHOW

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A must-see event for supply chain and logistics professionals ASIA WAREHOUSING SHOW 2016, and the concurrent Asia Cold Chain Show - held from 6-8 July, 2016 at BITEC, Bangna, Bangkok - is a must-see event for supply chain and logistics professionals. It is a premier warehousing, supply chain, logistics, materials handling and storage exhibition, showcasing hundreds of products and services from right across the supply chain. “The show will provide visitors with unique one-stop shop for everything required in the modern warehouse,” said Kiran Mittal, Managing Director. “Not only will there be materials handling equipment – from fork lift trucks to automated logistics systems – but visitors will also discover innovative and cost-effective ideas; such as racking and shelving, storage solutions, health and safety systems, software, pallets, and palletising equipment, property recruitment and training services, third-party logistics, transport and distribution (including cold chain), flooring, packaging, handling system design, financial service, and warehousing. With the industry growing at an incomparable pace, the focus is on delivering goods in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. To combat the challenges of managing manpower and cutting down the operations time, a visit to Asia Warehousing Show and its 100 exhibitors will cure your logistics headache! You don’t have to be a logistician to make the most of the event. Certainly you will find your visit thoroughly worthwhile, whether you are the

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operator of a small facility with a single fork lift, a manufacturer looking to consolidate your store room, or a retail operation with distribution or delivery issues. If you are seeking ways to make your supply chain greener, then Asia Warehousing Show is for you. Furthermore, the concurrent conference on ‘Developing Effective Strategies to Meet the Emerging Warehousing & Supply Chain Demand’ will provide insight into the various aspects of modern warehousing.

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