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Compounding its role as the leading commercial vehicles provider in the world

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W E L C O M E Singapore: A Smart Nation in Safe Hands Not for the first time, Singapore is taking centre stage in this month’s edition as we hone in on both elements of what makes industry achievements the success stories they are; a lucrative and attractive market driven by the most modern of trends, and a Company with the clout and reputation to optimise such opportunities. Starting with the latter, we launch into June’s issue via one Samsung C&T Singapore has a wealth of global construction experience and international recognition and has built a positive reputation as a standalone Singaporean entity of the biggest names in global business, Samsung. However, far from analysing the latest electronic breakthroughs and digital products unveiled by the sector heavyweight, this profile explores the significance of Samsung C&T Corporation, one of Singapore’s leading construction contractors. Following on from last month’s focus on Nishimatsu Construction and the Land Transport Authority (LTA), our chat with Samsung C&T’s General Manager, Jennifer Wong highlights the Company’s subsequent reputation being formed as a trusted, safe and reliable builder involved in the country’s national growth plans. When discussing Singapore’s national growth, you need not look much further than its continuous strive to become a Smart Nation and we compound the works of Nishimatsu, the LTA and Samsung C&T with a look at the country’s ambition to trial the world’s first Tropical Data Centre; an initiative which is set to take off in late 2016 with some of the world’s leading tech exponents on hand. Data centres were a familiar theme throughout Asia Outlook in 2015 and we revisit one of our leading feature companies 12 months on; catching up with AIMS Data Centre as a prelude to a more substantial review to come later in the year. Elsewhere, shipping and logistics is heavily featured via industry leaders, Zetta Jet and F.H. Bertling Pte. Ltd while manufacturing remains the most concerted sector thanks to APM Automotive Holdings, AIROD, Elitegroup Computer Systems and an exclusive interview with Daimler’s Director of Regional Centre Commercial Vehicles in Southeast Asia, Kay-Wolf Ahlden to discuss the Company’s ongoing influence in its biggest region. Finally, we round off this month’s publication with our most extensive Event Focus assortment to date, keeping decision makers from around the continent abreast Matthew Staff of the forums to attend in 2016. Editorial Director, W W W. ASIAOUTLOOKM AG .COM

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

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Enjoying significant growth through investments in cuttingedge technology

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TECHNOLOGY Singapore Unveils the World’s First Tropical Data Centre

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MANUFACTURING Daimler Targets ASEAN Market Growth Compounding its role as the leading commercial vehicles provider in the world

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RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT FINANCING FORUM

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too much water or stressed without enough. This report highlights areas of opportunity to inform decision-making around how they use and manage water. Cities which carefully and creatively use water assets and improve resiliency will ultimately be more livable, safe and competitive.” According to Arcadis’ inaugural Sustainable Cities Water Despite ranking lowest among Index, many of China’s cities need to be better prepared to these four, Wuhan is working hard withstand natural disasters and water shortages, as well as to deal with water stress, water improve water quality and utility infrastructure balance and reserve water. Flooding has been reduced with high levees – Hong Kong (No. 30), Beijing (No. and the Three Gorges Dam, but Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and 31), Shanghai (No. 35), Wuhan (No. the city is still vulnerable due to Wuhan need to address a number 40) – and underperform especially in of water sustainability challenges, heavy rainfall. Extensive building the quality and efficiency sub-indices. has put a stress on water retention according to Arcadis’ inaugural Beijing ranks higher in resiliency (No. capacity, as green areas become Sustainable Cities Water Index. 16), due to more green space and urbanised and the drainage system The Index highlights climate reserve water. has become overwhelmed. Among adaptation and resiliency as the John Batten, Global Director most pressing issues for future city other measures, Wuhan is a pilot city for the Government’s ‘Sponge leaders, and that greater investment of Cities and Water, Arcadis, City’ programme, established to in a city’s ability to withstand natural commented: “…As water demand rises, aquifers are depleted and the disasters and to combat drinking combat flooding in Chinese cities threat of extreme weather becomes due to rapid urbanisation. With water shortages is needed. increasingly real. This means cities face support from Arcadis, Wuhan is The four cities studied in China the risk of being overburdened with developing solutions and green rank in the bottom half overall spaces to absorb storm water, making the city more permeable and resilient to climate change, and will serve as an example to other Chinese cities. WenMei Ha, Head of China Water Management, Arcadis, added: “Despite the challenges in China, the Government is taking measures to develop long-term solutions in partnership with the private sector based on key cities’ needs. We are very excited to be part of the Government’s pioneering Sponge City programme in Wuhan. Blending green infrastructure with other flood control measures, the new solutions will help improve Wuhan’s water sustainability and serve as a model for other Chinese cities struggling with water issues due to urbanisation and climate change.”

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Electronic Payments Create 13,000 Jobs in Singapore Moody’s Analytics estimates that electronic payments contributed a total of S$1.7 billion to Singapore’s GDP between 2011 and 2015. Higher usage of electronic payment products, including credit, debit and pre-paid cards, helped to contribute to a creation of more than 13,000 jobs in Singapore across the same period due to an increase in the country’s consumption. With electronic payments increasingly acknowledged as being both secure and convenient, consumers in Singapore have become more comfortable using cards and other electronic payment methods to make purchases, payments and transfers. “The increase in job opportunities

and overall economic growth attributed to the adoption of electronic payments shows the economic value that electronic payments bring to the financial and economic ecosystem, from individuals to businesses and governments. The shift from cash and cheques

to electronic payments will have a greater impact on the rapidly expanding ecommerce and mobile payments landscape in Singapore and this will continue to impact the economy positively,” said Ms Ooi Huey Tyng, Country Manager for Visa Singapore and Brunei. Moody’s estimates that the widespread use of mobile payments in markets such as Singapore may lead to an even greater positive impact on GDP than traditional electronic payment channels alone. “The increasing penetration of mobile payments, digital peer-topeer transfers and contactless payments increases overall consumption as it provides Singaporeans with additional convenience and security over cash. We look forward to working with more bank partners, merchants and industry stakeholders to expand opportunities for mobile payments and to support local business growth,” she added.

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Vikram Kshettry, Head of Small Business Products, Asia Pacific, Visa Visa Launches Business said: “We are pleased to launch Hub in Asia Visa Business Hub as it will help Asian businesses which seek to Visa has launched its new Business make tangible improvements in Hub in Malaysia and Singapore in a their processes. Modern businesses bid to deliver further tangible value to face increased demands from business customers. their stakeholders to be digitallyThe Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enabled and this is often daunting. helps Small and Medium Businesses With the portal, SMBs can improve (SMBs) save up to 25 percent on their more productive. Additionally, they cash flow and optimise business IT expenses. This reduces upfront are using new tools to engage with processes, while reducing IT spend costs and implementation time for their clients over social media and help and complexity. SMBs can also access IT and the pay-on-use offers flexible advice and coaching from industry to build a more loyal client base. user packages. The portal also houses With this in mind, Visa has leaders on how to stay competitive. a Business Academy that will assist For Visa clients, the portal will ensure developed a platform that will help SMBs to stay competitive through banks increase usage of commercial deeper engagement with SMB expert insights and advice. cards by promoting offers and customers and differentiate their SMBs in Asia are increasingly using solutions.” discounts relating to SaaS and cloud SaaS applications to deliver great For more information, visit services that could be paid for through customer service, save costs and be a commercial card. www.btyangon.com/en

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Total Aims to Double Market Share in Philippines Total has signed a new joint venture partnership with Philippine oil Company, Filoil, in the hopes to increase the Group’s network size and double its market share in the country. The combined business will grow Total’s network from 206 to 442 stations, and its retail market share from three percent to six percent. The joint venture will also benefit from a strong supply infrastructure throughout the archipelago. “The synergy from Total’s operational expertise and Filoil’s excellent nationwide logistics will propel our growth in the Philippine market,” explained Francois Dehodencq, Senior Vice President of Total Marketing & Services and head of Total’s downstream business in Asia-Pacific. “This partnership allows Total to continue its development in Asia-Pacific and brings to 1,700 the number of service stations we have in the region,” he added. The partnership will create a marketing company and a logistics company and is subject to approval of Government authorities.

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Galasys has signed a strategic agreement with Indonesia’s Telkomsigma to use Galasys Intelligent Tourism Platform to attract inbound tourists from China. Judi Achmadi, the President Director of Telkomsigma explained: “In our efforts to promote tourism in Indonesia, we are embarking on e-tourism by partnering with international tourism solutions provider, Galasys, to create a platform that aims to transform into an online tourism hub for international tourists to Indonesia. “We chose Galasys as they have a proven record in the intelligent tourism and the hospitality industry. Its solutions are being used by top tourist attractions in the region and their partnership with various online travel agents (OTA) in China provides us with a ready audience to market Indonesian tourist attractions and related tourism related products.” Powered with big data analytics, the platform will be able create customer-orientated packages based on social media feedback to provide vendors with a better understanding of their customers.

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Second VINMEC Hospital Implements Enterprise Solution At the end of April, 2016, VINMEC International Hospital opened the second of four new hospitals, in conjunction with the Go-Live of Orion Health’s enterprise solution; marking another step towards become a leading private hospital provider in Vietnam. Placing concerted focus on patient safety and quality management, the opening also marked the world’s first implementation of Orion Health’s multi-facility enterprise solution software. “VINMEC receives a large number of patients annually who are medical tourists drawn by the premium healthcare and world-class services we provide. The quality of care that they receive is our measure of success, and our partnership with Orion Health will enable us to offer an integrated system for storing and retrieving the medical records of our patients. We look forward to more opportunities to improve the delivery and quality of healthcare services through this collaboration with Orion Health,” said Le Thuy Anh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VINMEC Healthcare.

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AEB Introduces Criteria for Comparing ERP Solutions

Award-Winning Silicon Valley Entrepreneur to Address AFCSR Silicon Valley-based Diosdado “Dado” Banatao, award-winning technology entrepreneur, enterprise builder and a Forbes Asia “Hero of Philanthropy”, will give the address at this year’s 15th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR), taking place 20-21 September in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. “I hope to contribute my insights in technology development, innovation, entrepreneurship, enterprise building, and their impact to all aspects of society’s needs,” he said. The AFCSR is Asia’s most established conference on CSR

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MIFB to Showcase Malaysia’s Food & Beverage Industry Malaysia’s longest running food and beverage industry event, the 17th Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair (MIFB 2016) will welcome close-to 20,000 visitors to Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 27-29 July, 2016.

thought-leadership and best practice with more than 25 countries represented annually. Now in its 15th year, the agenda will focus on corporate social innovation (CSI).

MIFB 2016 is set to grab the attention of exhibitors and buyers with specialised sectors focusing on food & beverage (F&B), seafood & fishery and food technology. MIFB 2016 will provide attendees with a unique platform to explore the numerous opportunities the industry has to offer and will once again play host to two concurrent events further completing the needs of the F&B supply chain, relevant to the ever-increasing regional audience.

When it comes to supporting global trade and logistics operations, many companies are facing a dilemma: is it better to model processes in the ERP system or turn to best-of- breed solutions? To help companies decide which alternative is more appropriate for them, AEB, a leading provider of global trade and supply chain management software, has published a new white paper with free industry insights. Frans Kok, General Manager at AEB Asia Pacific, said: “In times of changing customer demands and business models, having a best-of-breed solution provides flexibility and a competitive advantage which will shorten implementation time of new strategies.” F I N A N C E

Bangkok Bank Develops Mobile P2P Payments for Wearable Devices Fiserv, Inc., a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, is making financial services more efficient by developing a mobile banking payment platform for wearable devices. Collaborating with Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, customers now have the ability to access financial services via a mobile phone, tablet and the Apple Watch. In addition, the Bank has added mobile peer-to- peer (P2P) payments and advanced push notifications and alerts that can be received directly through the app, to enhance user-friendliness and functionality even further. Extending availability via wearable devices is expected to drive additional growth and user adoption of the service.

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Singapore Unveils the World’s First Tropical Data Centre The trials being conducted later this year could result in a development which would see energy consumption from data centres reduced by as much as 40 percent Writer: Matthew Staff ccording to a press release delivered by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the city state is conducting trials on the world’s first Tropical Data Centre (TDC), which could reduce energy consumption from data centres by up to 40 percent. The TDC seeks to drive innovation and explore new green data centre technologies as part of Singapore’s Smart Nation drive. The IDA, in partnership with industry and experts, will set up a data centre and operate it in a tropical environment to test its feasibility with the proof-of-concept aiming to prove, among other things, whether data centres can function optimally at temperatures of up to 38 degrees Celsius and ambient humidity up to or exceeding 90 percent. The trial would test how data servers react under various ‘live’ situations, such as peak surges or transferring of data, and in diverse conditions, such as with no temperature or humidity controls. The trial servers will run with

simulated data. If successful, the TDC could significantly reduce global energy consumption by data centres by allowing for higher operating temperatures and humidity levels. Data centres are currently cooled to between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius and kept to within 50 to 60 percent relative ambient humidity for safety. The TDCs could reduce energy costs by up to 40 percent, and reduce carbon emissions. “Reliable and efficient data centres are key to shaping the future of smart nations and cities, especially with billions of ‘things’ poised to be connected to the cloud,” said Sumner Lemon, Country Manager of Intel Malaysia & Singapore, a Company set to be heavily involved in the process. “This proof-of-concept trial is important not just for Singapore; it is a critical step in addressing the design and management of nextgeneration data centres in all countries with tropical temperatures and high humidity. “We look forward to working with IDA in pushing the boundaries of

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data centre technology and jointly reviewing the results of the trial later this year.” This trial builds upon IDA’s Green Data Centre Innovation Hub initiative that is part of the Green Data Centre Programme (GDCP) launched in late 2014, which aims to boost overall data centre energy efficiency through innovation, pilot emerging technologies, and by formulating new guidelines for sustainable computing. The GDCP also reaffirms Singapore’s commitment to protect the environment. Professor Chen Tsuhan, Dean of Nanyang Technological University’s College of Engineering - which is set to play an active role in both the testing of the TDC and the wider initiative - said of the news: “With our industry-based expertise in testbedding modular data centres and significant capability in data science built up over the past decade, NTU is confident in playing a constructive role to help develop new green data centre technologies specific for tropical conditions. “Through its School of Computer Science and Engineering, NTU is well positioned to support IDA’s research programme as Singapore faces ever increasing demands for computing power for its data centres.” IDA is also partnering with Dell, ERS, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, Keppel Data Centres and The Green Grid for the trial; the dream team of partners subsequently providing hardware, software and expertise for analysis. Wong Heng Chew, President of Fujitsu Singapore said that innovation and sustainability is at the core of Fujitsu’s business along with the belief that by harnessing the power of ICT, the country can solve the challenges facing society and businesses today: “Fujitsu will be providing our energy-efficient PRIMERGY servers featuring the Coolsafe® advanced thermal design.

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“This efficient cooling system enables our PRIMERGY server’s operational temperature range to change from 10 to 35 degrees Celsius, to five to 45 degrees Celsius. This reduces the costs of cooling, and minimises risks of heat-related downtimes, making it highly suitable for use in our tropical environment.” With some of the brightest technological minds in tow, and the eyes of the wider industry well and truly caught, the scene is now set for the proof-of-concept TDC which is due to be set up in the third quarter of 2016 within a controlled test environment in a Keppel Data Centres facility. Mr Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant Chief Executive of the IDA said in the release: “With Singapore’s continued growth as a premium hub for data centres, we want to develop new technologies and standards that allow us to operate advanced data centres in the most energy efficient way in a tropical climate. New ideas and approaches, such as raising either the

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Daimler Targets ASEAN Market Growth aimler has a long history in the Southeast Asia region with the Company’s renowned Mercedes-Benz brand having been present there since the 1950s. Similarly, the Fuso brand that has been owned by Daimler since 2004 has also been active in the region since the 1960s, and in the late 1990s, the first regional centre was established in Singapore to oversee Asia, as part of Daimler Group’s

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been on increasing presence and capturing growth potential. We know from experience that we best meet the needs of the markets/customers when we are present at the local/ regional level rather than from a far-away “headquarters”. Having a comprehensive presence in the region makes us more nimble in responding to market shifts and demands and underscores our commitment to the ASEAN region and our belief in its potential. The opening of the

Regional Centre is fully in line with this highly-developed and small markets such as Singapore and Brunei, there long-standing strategy. are future growth markets such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand Asia Outlook (AsO): How do Daimler Commercial Vehicles’ and Vietnam. These markets have operations in the ASEAN differing customer requirements and regulatory frameworks amongst market differ from its operations others. For example, emission elsewhere in the world, if at all? KA: In recent years, there has been regulations vary greatly from NonEuro in Laos, Euro 2 in Indonesia, Euro significant progress made in the integration of ASEAN as an economic 3 in Thailand, and Euro 6 in Singapore, which is the same level as markets like community. Nevertheless it remains Germany and Japan. a very diverse region; while we have

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Also, future growth markets such as Indonesia and Vietnam require trucks that are robust and durable, have loading capacity and are easy to maintain. The trucks have to endure harsh environmental, infrastructural and operational conditions. And maintainability is key: If a truck stopped during its operation somewhere far from a workshop, the driver has to repair it him/herself, and even if there is a workshop nearby, they would still need to have a truck that can be easily fixed with the available parts and tools. On the other hand, a matured market like Singapore requires safety, comfort, drivability and fuel efficiency. Such a wide range in market maturity and requirements is quite unique to the ASEAN region. To cater for the diversified needs and requirements, we offer a wide range of fitting products. Having a dedicated Regional Centre on the ground allows us to focus on delivering the best solution for each market.

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What is needed for success; first and foremost, we have to know our customers and their needs, and secondly we can offer a wide range of products and quality customer service which will cater for the different needs in each market. We feel the well-combined offer will lead to our success in the region. To further promote the idea, we have opened six new Regional Centres (RC) since last year around the world – RC Middle East and North Africa (MENA), RC Central, East and West Africa, RC Southern Africa, RC South Asia, RC Latin America and here, RC Southeast Asia – to get closer to our customers and to know them. AsO: Central to your recent successes of course is the recently unveiled Regional Centre in Singapore so can you talk me through the logistics of the Centre, what it will facilitate and the wider significance of it?

Mr. Haslam Preeston (Left), Regional MD at Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd, congratulates Mr. Kay-Wolf Ahlden for the delivery of the 1,000th Citaro bus for Singapore

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KA: We sell in 18 markets by working with 15 distributors in the region. The presence in strategic markets is key for the success of Daimler Commercial Vehicles. ASEAN is a strategic region and this prompted our decision to establish the Regional Centre. With the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the dynamism of the region, there are huge opportunities for commercial vehicles to contribute to an increase in goods transport and infrastructure projects. This can be endorsed by the fact that Intra-ASEAN FDI inflows and ASEAN’s trade are significantly increasing and ASEAN GDP has also been significantly increasing. AsO: Having provided commercial vehicles in Southeast Asia for more than 40 years, can you provide me with a few statistics epitomising the manufacturing and sales volumes achieved, and how this compares with the Company’s other markets? KA: Southeast Asia contributes significantly to Daimler’s global Commercial Vehicles business success; we sold more than 40,000 vehicles in 2015, accounting for five percent of global sales. This illustrates that our products and services have been well received in the region. Our region has the largest number of KD operations in the Daimler world; currently with five facilities in the region including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan, contributing to regional economies by producing vehicles, transferring production technology knowledge and hiring local employees. Indonesia is Daimler’s biggest commercial vehicles market, with sales of about 32,000 units in 2015, although the market has seen a decline in the past years due to an economic downturn. Nevertheless, FUSO has held the biggest market share for more than 40 years.

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merging markets continue to play a vital role in the growth of the pharmaceutical market, and Asia remains a key growth engine for both the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. With huge populations and improved economies, these markets are key targets for clinical trials and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Increasing numbers of global drug companies include Asia in their late phase global trials with the goal of commercially launching their products in these markets at the same time as the developed markets. In China, there are a number of global pharma companies partnering with local companies to develop new drugs which includes research in tumour immunology, immunotherapy and stem cell research. The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that Asia’s prevalence of cancer mortalities may increase by 45 percent from 112 per 100,000 in 2005, to 163 per

100,000 people by 2030. To that end, the Chinese FDA is working to establish an accelerated path for reviews much like the US FDA expedited review programmes for breakthrough therapies. This is driving significant investments in Asia’s pharma industry. For example, in December, 2015, Samsung BioLogics broke ground at a third manufacturing plant in Songdo, Korea with an investment of 850 billion yuan. When this plant is completed in 2018, Samsung expects to become the world’s largest biologics contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) in the world with the capability to operate 365 days a year, non-stop. As Asia continues their growth in pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, it comes with the challenges imposed by required improvements in infrastructure, supply chain management and logistics management. Many of these immunotherapies and regenerative therapies not only require strict temperature controlled shipping

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these shipments translate to patients’ lives. The Company also has introduced integrated active monitoring technology, the SmartPak II™, which provides visibility of temperature, shipper orientation, GPS positioning and geo-fencing, trauma/shock and a conditioning report of travel for each shipment. The monitoring features provide intervention capabilities of delays, compromise of temperature and a value-add proposition to extract the shipment if the environmental conditions begin to jeopardise the cargo. Because the liquid nitrogen (LN2) dry vapour shippers must maintain a stable -150 temperature for up to 10 days, every shipper from Cryoport is re-qualified after each shipment. The Cryoportal™ maintains a forensic history by shipper serial number for performance statistics, tracking such things as the nitrogen evaporation rate and calculated hold times. When planning a shipment, the shipping intelligence embedded in the portal system algorithms will calculate the anticipated total shipment time to the specified location and cross reference to the qualified shippers

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that will meet that required hold time. The system prevents Cryoport from selecting a shipper that does not have enough hold time to make the entire journey. Unfortunately, the hold times are based on the shippers maintaining an upright position. If the dry vapour shipper is placed on its side for an extended period of time, the overall hold time may decrease. That’s where the SmartPak II technology is critical. The Cryoportal™ actively monitors hold times vs. remaining journey time and will send an automated alert to

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‘Some Asian countries have also become popular “fertility tourism” destinations which has contributed to that industry growth’

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technology is that we retain and track both carrier performance and average customs clearance timeframes for all shipments. Our systems provide shipping intelligence to our programme managers for both the best price and fastest average times for transportation and customs

(IVF) market. The aging population is a major concern for countries with below average birth rates such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Philippines. The rising trend toward delaying pregnancy has steadily increased in China and many countries, resulting in aging eggs that are less suitable for fertilisation. All of these factors have increased the need for fertility services. In 2015, the state-run Xinhua news agency announced that China decided to end its decadeslong one child policy. With its aging population, China is now allowing certain people to travel outside of the country to seek IVF assistance to help grow the population. Some Asian countries have also become popular “fertility tourism” destinations which has contributed to that industry growth. The APAC IVF market was estimated at US$1.9 billion in 2014, and is estimated to grow to $3.5 billion by 2020. The need for deep frozen and temperature-controlled logistics will continue to grow as more countries engage in these industries and therapeutic research areas. All of the supportive evidence points to Asia continuing to be a driving force in research, manufacturing and patient use of these products and services. Our goal is for Cryoport to continue to innovate and offer solutions that work in close collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure these life-saving and life-giving shipments reach their destinations, safely and on-time.

clearance, down to the day of the week we should plan shipments for specific lanes into and out of Asia. This information is critical in programme planning and scheduling. Another area of growth in Asia that requires deep frozen technology and logistics is the in-vitro fertilisation

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Samsung C&T Corporation has a wealth of global experience and international recognition to count, but has built a positive reputation as a trusted builder through its safety first approach and large-scale project capabilities Writer: Matthew Staff Project Manager: Tom Cullum

apitalising on nearly 80 years of global experience and one of the most renowned brand names in the world, Samsung C&T Corporation is building its impressive portfolio in the country year-on-year, as part of an ever-increasing Asia-Pacific stronghold within the industry. While Samsung Corporation was founded in 1938 as the parent company of Samsung Group, its Singapore operations made it one of

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the leading contractors in the citystate since 1990. The global entity has become even more extensive in recent years, and with a presence in more than 50 countries to this day, it has become a leading global name and an employer’s preferred choice in each operating nation. “Since its founding in 1977, Samsung C&T, a leading global master builder, has emerged as one of the world’s preeminent builders providing full services in engineering, procurement, and construction,” the Company states. “Harnessing the resources shared by Samsung Group affiliates, the Company has undertaken many large-scale, complex projects with the goal of fostering innovation in construction technology that ensures safe delivery of high-quality works within budget. “The Asia-Pacific region office covers various countries which include Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, Australia and Mongolia. Currently, Samsung C&T has 34 ongoing projects on hand with a total contract value of more than US$18 billion.”

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The Company’s first foray into Singapore in 1990 commenced with its maiden Atria Condominium project alongside leading developer, Hong Leong Group. Since then, numerous luxurious residential projects and civil works have been undertaken to confirm not only Samsung C&T’s concerted influence within Singapore, but also its strong relationships with its leading partners.


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cover tunnel constructed across the Pelton Canal. Samsung C&T proved its capabilities and successfully completed the project in 2008 despite its complexities and tough geological conditions. “The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has also awarded the Construction Excellence Award of KPE C423 project to Samsung C&T and on 26 May, 2016 the most recent conferment of the same award for MCE C483. In terms of safety and environmental issues, Samsung C&T has made utmost efforts to upkeep workplace and workforce safety at all times; even under the most challenging conditions and circumstances which resulted in the LTA conferring three consecutive years of the ASAC Champion award to Samsung C&T. “Over the years, Samsung C&T has also received numerous awards for safety, excellent performance, Green and Gracious Builder of the year, and

BIM for its Singapore projects.” Employing more than 7,500 people from all backgrounds, Samsung C&T’s niche in being able to take on the most complex and large-scale projects is an attribute evident across all of its global operations, and is definitely the case in Singapore across building, civil engineering and plant domains, for both public and private sectors; working with esteemed clients including the LTA, Singapore Power, Singapore LNG Corporation, JTC Corporation, Changi Airport Group, Power Seraya, State Courts, Keppel Land, Guocoland and UIC. Arguably the most significant recent projects (Marina Parade T307 and Xilin T313) revolve around the ThomsonEast Coast Line though, an integral piece in LTA’s Singapore rail network jigsaw. “Thomson-East Coast Line T213 comprises the construction and completion of Caldecott Station and associated tunnels,” Samsung

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Across all of Samsung C&T’s projects, one core principle takes precedent time and time again. ‘Safety first’ is not just a philosophy to abide by in terms of internal sustainability and employee care, but is also an ethos which potential clients place above nearly all else when identifying a potential contractor. “To be in line with the very first core value of safety first, Samsung C&T does not compromise the safety standard and has spent around half a million Singapore dollars to build an on-site safety training centre in Thomson East Coast Line T213 as part of this commitment,” the Company says. “The safety training centre

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Such efforts are subsequently rewarded in a number of different guises; whether it’s through the positive supply chain management relationships that are formed as a consequence of being a reliable partner, or through the projects themselves and the trust being put in the Company from public, private and Government agencies. Arguably the Company’s most significant partners come from the surrounding communities, however, as the Company details: “Samsung C&T understands the importance of partnering not only with companies but also communities,” the Company says. “Samsung C&T has engaged in Habitat Homebuilding activities since 2000 and has built a total of 271 homes for low-income families, childcare centres, community centres, and recreational facilities; and this effort was recognised with the Asia Responsibility Corporate Award in 2014.” Two charity organisations - Singapore Children’s Society and TOUCH Senior Activity Centre - have also seen active involvement from the Company as further evidence of the Samsung influence in Singapore, while its numerous awards over the course of 2013, 2014 and 2015 offer the perfect glimpse into how the Company expects to thrive in the future as well. “Samsung C&T’s goal is to be the trusted builder, based on the core values of safety, integrity and appreciation to our clients, partners and employees,” the Company concludes.

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Capitalising on increased demand for its luxury travel services in the Southeast Asia region, Zetta Jet has invested in additional Bombardier aircraft to bolster its existing ultra-long range fleet Writer: Emily Jarvis • Project Manager: Callam Waller

Like Never Before ince launching on 8 August, 2015, luxury private airliner, Zetta Jet has adopted an aggressive expansion plan to continue growing its market share and deliver the ultimate private jet experience for discerning, elite travellers. Operating solely around clients’ schedules, the Company is able to draw-upon an established network of sales and support offices in six strategic global locations – namely Los Angeles, New York, London, San José, Harbin and Singapore – to deliver bespoke luxury experiences in business travel.

“True to its international outlook, the Zetta Jet experience combines the dedicated Asian service philosophy with the flexibility and ‘can-do’ spirit of the US, adorned with the glamour of Europe’s enduring chic. At the core of Zetta Jet’s philosophy is the conviction that no desire is too extravagant and no request too difficult,” the Company commented at the time of launch. Within a month of establishing its head office in Singapore – often considered a hub for Southeast Asian business – the Company secured a lucrative annual business opportunity as the private airliner of choice for the

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Singapore Grand Prix, transporting star-studded individuals to Singapore for the prestigious night race, renowned among racing enthusiasts. Zetta Jet’s planes were fully-booked, with flights scheduled from cities across the globe including Dubai, Moscow, Beijing and London. The brainchild of seasoned aviation professionals’ Geoffery Cassidy (Managing Director), Matthew Walter (Director of Sales) and James Seagrim (Director of Operations), Zetta Jet brings together the very best in talent, facilities and technology to deliver a revolutionary private flight experience. An FAA-certified air carrier, the Company owns and operates a Bombardier Global fleet, featuring the latest Global 6000 and Global 5000, which delivers unmatched performance, comfort and reliability for the most astute traveller. The Company is the only part 135 operator authorised to conduct Polar flights,

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Not only does the Global 6000 aircraft enhance our leading business aircraft portfolio, it also delivers the perfect combination of comfort, range and performance soughtafter by the international travelling elite who make up our clientele

enabling the airline to optimise routes without limitation. In line with the recent increase in demand for its services, generated as a result of its flourishing industry reputation and unique offering, the Company has purchased additional flagship Global 6000 aircraft which Managing Director, Geoffery Cassidy hopes will solidify Zetta Jet’s market positioning this year. “At Zetta Jet, we are committed to offering our customers the ultimate private jet experience. Not only does the Global 6000 aircraft enhance our leading business aircraft portfolio, it also delivers the perfect combination of comfort, range and performance sought-after by the international travelling elite who make up our clientele,” he said.

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and more floor space than any other aircraft in its class. Continuously meeting the travel needs of different customers, Bombardier offers Global 6000 customers the option of adding a shower to their aircraft; ensuring

they reach their destination rested, refreshed and ready for the day ahead.” Financed by China’s AVIC International Leasing Co. Ltd, Zetta Jet’s flagship Global 6000 will

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operate out of the Company’s North American hub in Los Angeles to cater for increasing demand for its intercontinental charter services across the Pacific Rim. “This agreement not only strengthens our market position in the Asian aviation market, but it also indicates the strong recognition and confidence that AVIC Leasing, a key partner of Zetta Jet and a leading player in China’s financing market, has in the growth potential of Zetta Jet and its business,” said Cassidy. According to the Company, no other business jet in the ultra-long range segment can match the high-speed range and capabilities delivered by this aircraft. Boasting the fastest

in-flight KuBand and KA Band Wi-Fi, beautiful Hermès linens, Christofle tableware, and Salon champagne, including a carefully curated wine list from a renowned sommelier, no detail is overlooked for the airline’s VVIP clientele. The Company also offers passengers a mix of cabin configurations and varying interiors with their Global fleet to cater for their customers’ needs, whether it’s for a business meeting setting or a relaxed bedroom setting with double divans. “Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link Shanghai to San Francisco non-stop with eight passengers and four crew members. It can travel 11,112 kilometres at M 0.85 with eight passengers on

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expected on luxury flights; placing a recent focus on technology and connectivity. Selecting Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirectSM to provide its customers with the fastest internet speeds - available through Viasat Yonder over KU band, and Inmarsat Jet ConneX (JX) over KA band – the Company has become the first business jet provider in Asia to offer high-speed connectivity across its entire aircraft fleet. Rockwell Collins has long been a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative aviation and highintegrity solutions for commercial,

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governmental and private applications across more than 150 countries. The new contract expands Zetta Jet’s existing relationship with Rockwell Collins, with the airline currently utilising a number of ARINCDirect’s integrated services to enhance the in-flight experience as well as a whole host of internal flight processes. “Our goal is to create unique guest experiences and provide only the absolute best in service and amenities that the world has to offer,” said Cassidy. “Rockwell Collins is enabling us to accomplish that goal by providing our passengers with faster and more reliable in-flight internet service. And, being able to get flight planning, flight operations scheduling and cabin connectivity all from one company is a tremendous value to Zetta Jet.” With a flexible and fast-acting approach to the ever-changing aviation environment, Zetta Jet is driven to succeed in markets across the globe. Equipped with its unique routeoptimisation, a strong continuous improvement strategy and a growing reputation for a bespoke private flight experience, the Company says it is “a first of its kind for global business aviation”.

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ith many leaders of industry tightening their belts in the wake of the commodity slowdown, F.H. Bertling Pte Ltd’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Guenther Bielfeld cites the importance of remaining flexible and attentive to the finer details of any given logistics project as two vital components in the Company’s consolidation strategy. Building on more than 150 years of transport logistics expertise from the world-renowned Bertling Group, headquartered in Hamburg, the Company’s Asia-Pacific operations have focused on bolstering its core offering in project logistics while adjusting to the changing global economic climate. “Essentially, in terms of project logistics, we react to market trends and go to where the activity and customers are. From our Singapore base, this adjustment has primarily seen us shift our focus towards the emerging markets across Asia, the Far East and Africa, where we provide support throughout the entire logistics value chain,” says Bielfeld. Within the Company’s three main pillars of business – comprising project logistics; its own IT Company, Besitec;

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From its strategic base in Singapore, F.H. Bertling Pte Ltd is taking full advantage of the rapidly expanding economies in the region by strengthening its competitive advantage Writer: Emily Jarvis Project Manager: Callam Waller

and Ship chartering, operations and technical management – is a set of services and solutions that each complement one another and come together to offer a total logistics solution delivered by a highly motivated and locally-sourced team of 160 in Asia-Pacific. “We strive to offer seamless services throughout the whole supply chain and testament to this, we obtained a license for MES (Major Export Scheme) to be able to electronically process import customs clearance and handle tax duty exemption for our customers in-house,” he adds.

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Despite always having a presence in Asia with many significant partnerships over the years, the Singapore regional office was only added to the Group’s strategic locations in 2001 to cater for the increasing number of contracts being awarded. Bielfeld further details: “Project logistics fast became our core business in the region where we have formed relationships with some of the world’s biggest IOCs and EPCs active in the oil & gas, energy, renewable energy, power transfer and transmission and offshore industry. These high-


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profile partners have stringent prequalification and compliance programmes, as well as health & safety and other policies which we continue to keep up-to-date with and retain a good working relationship.” Leveraging Singapore’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean and growing reputation as a centre for international trade, Bertling Pte Ltd now has 22 vessels; comprising bulk vessels, single-decker, general cargo ships and tankers. Coupled with the Company’s strong support services is a team of technical transport engineers and IT technicians who often collaborate with customers onsite to assist with the logistical aspects of their operations, through professional project management and the relevant administration procedures. “As mentioned, a lot of customers utilise Bertling due to our attention to detail and dedicated presence on the ground. We prefer to conduct business

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face-to-face and are available 24-seven to discuss all aspects of a client’s logistics to find the best solution,” Bielfeld says. “Over the years this has led to the completion of some very attractive and interesting transportation projects across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Western Siberia and parts of Africa. For example, we just delivered the largest wall divide tower in the world to Gebeng in Malaysia and are looking to capitalise on the lucrative infrastructure projects in Myanmar. Elsewhere, Iran remains a growing area of activity for oil & gas projects.”

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industry challenges that lie ahead. “There is no doubt that the commodity crisis has changed the face of industry forever. To retain our longstanding and valuable client relationships, we must be able to meet their exacting requirements. It is this goal that saw us create our own IT Company, Besitec to create individuallytailored IT software solutions for a variety of applications. Each project has different security requirements for example, and we are able to modify our software to heighten security measures depending on the location.” While Bertling is not undertaking huge amounts of expansion, it is not resting on its laurels, and Bielfeld is confident that the Company currently

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has achieved the right balance to weather toughening economic conditions. He explains: “Banks have lost confidence to promote and push projects forwards...How has Bertling overcome this? You don’t survive 150 years if you can’t produce in a reduced market. You have to be prepared to go to where the projects are, which is exactly what we have done. A consolidation strategy, paired with the competitive advantages that come from being a privately-owned Company have enabled us to close-in on opportunities quickly, allowing us to strengthen our market presence. “In the next few years expansion will continue to be driven by demand,


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which is fluctuating significantly at this time. I could talk about what could-be and what might-be, but this is subject to change and would contain too many variables.” He concludes: “One thing is for sure, we will always be in Asia-Pacific as it is the only part of the world that is still providing a healthy doubledigit growth. Our people drive the business, and we buy and invest in equipment where the infrastructure requires it. However, we have dormant entities ready to activate around the world when and if there is a market turn, so rest-assured we will leverage our footprint advantage and people power to secure growth in the coming century of the Group’s operation.”

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AIMS: Data Service Provider of the Year The two time award winner is living up to its name and reputation via new certifications and investments Writer: Matthew Staff Project Manager: Donovan Smith IMS continues to thrive as Malaysia’s leading carrier neutral data centre operator and managed services provider, capitalising on its role as one of TIME dotcom Berhad’s most significant subsidiaries to enjoy a strong performance in 2015; achieving revenue growth of 20 percent to exceed the data centre industry average of 4.6 percent, according to Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC)’s 2015 revenue statistics. Beginning life in 1990, the business has had to diversify, adapt, transform and rebuild over its 25-year history to reach its current, internationallyrenowned status. Overcoming competitive sectors and ever-changing market demands, it is in the arena of data centres where it has conquered and expanded from ultimately. “AIMS offers state-of the art facilities for equipment housing with

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unparalleled connectivity options,” the company states. “Maintained round the clock by expert staff, our data centres are equipped to the highest industry standards, 24-hour security, clean agent fire suppression, robust cooling system and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with back-up generators.” Alongside its core data centre offering, exists an extensive range of managed IT services from procurement to the deployment of software and hardware, working closely alongside its ever-increasing range of international customers. These customers benefit from AIMS’ turnkey services across cloud technologies, content delivery, disaster recovery and carrier management to achieve an all-under-one-roof offering which looks set to reach an even more widespread demographic of both carrier and enterprise customers in the future.

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IP CORE It all starts at the Core … Incorporated in 2006, IP Core provides a single-point of contact for all ITrelated services and has evolved into provisioning of cyber security and bandwidth management services. Connectivity to the internet is of paramount importance to today’s businesses. While providing seamless integration allows for better business infrastructure support towards its stakeholders, it also simultaneously prevents dilution of quality of services and better risk management.

benefitting from the AIMS offering. With a 90 percent market saturation of the latter market in Malaysia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chiew Kok Hin is confident that similar success could be replicated in the enterprise domain, albeit with a slightly altered service. “We went into the enterprise market 18 months ago with the same commitment and expertise we have exercised within the carrier industry,” the CEO said. “In the past 18 months we have learnt a lot in terms of adjustments that we need to make for enterprise customers. “We now have all the certifications needed to ensure we are able to meet their market and regulatory needs and this has resulted in a healthy growth in this segment.” Looking forward, the enterprise sector is a key area in which AIMS intends to grow in the future, once again proving itself as a dynamic and proactive business in what is still a

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IP Core’s Managed Security Services (MSS) addresses the market on how businesses can lower their CAPEX investment by using OPEX as a business model to provide security as a service (SEC-aaS). Business clients no longer need to worry about maintenance services of their equipment during the period of the active contract services.

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IP Core’s Network Connectivity Services (NCS) offer metro ethernet services that support data and voice connectivity. Being highly scalable, IP Core is able to provide incremental bandwidth expansion as per the client’s business requirements. By combining both MSS and NCS into a single platform, IP Core is able to provide a more focused, single point of reference that provides end-to-end coverage to the business.

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www.igsb.com.my relatively young, but competitive data centre market. Supported by its ongoing expertise in internet services and advanced technologies, as well as its continuous TIME dotcom backing, the business is in a better position than ever to also expand further internationally; the likes of Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar all potential regions in which to replicate its success. Chiew concluded: “This year, we will concentrate on embarking on these strategies and we have the necessary tools and resources to go deeper into the enterprise segment. “The message we always want to send to customers across every segment is simple; we know what you need, just leave it in our hands.”

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The attainment of key certifications is exactly what’s occurred in the intervening 12 months, with Southeast Asia’s leading carrier-neutral data

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services provider recently announcing that it has achieved the international ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certification on IT Service Management System (ITSM) from the British Standards Institution (BSI). Chiew reacted to the achievement: “The ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certification is a highly acclaimed certification for the data centre industry that encompasses our data centre operations, managed services and supporting functions. “AIMS would like to take this opportunity to thank Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) for helping facilitate and subsidise this certification process that enables us to provide our customers with internationally certified business standards.” ISO 20000 is a highly respected international IT Service Management standard that promotes an integrated process approach to effectively

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deliver services to meet business and customer requirements, and it is also the global de facto standard for IT Services. The certification was awarded to AIMS after an extensive audit by BSI Services Malaysia, a leading certification body training and business improvement provider.

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(DCIM) capabilities in one platform. “We chose Ni2 as they are the only vendor that is uniquely capable of offering ITSM-DCIM-OSS capabilities under one single platform. This is

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an important aspect for customers; especially in the financial, oil & gas and telecommunications sectors, who are looking to outsource their infrastructure and data centre facilities to companies like AIMS,” explains Chiew. “With the Ni2 platform in place, AIMS will be able to provide faster and more efficient services for our customers. “This investment is part of AIMS’ constant mission to provide a worldclass service for our customers while continuing to deliver or even exceed our customers’ expected level of service.” Customers can expect faster trouble shooting or automated trouble shooting, integrated monitoring,


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Paramit’s Malaysian presence is expanding, and becoming more sophisticated and focused, helping to establish a global footprint for the leading US-based contract manufacturer of complex medical device and life science instruments Writer: Matthew Staff Project Manager: Arron Rampling

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he contract manufacturing space is not known for its innovation, but one company is transforming the industry in Malaysia and the US. Paramit, an international firm that develops and contract manufactures complex medical device and life science instrumentation, has a unique focus on systems, process and engineering expertise that began in the US and has been transferred to its Penang facility, enabling the Company to scale projects, address new regions and create peace of mind for OEMs. The Company is entering an exciting new phase of its evolution that

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to reduce time to market by several months, reduce NRE costs and ensure consistent, exceptional quality from the first product to the last.

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When Paramit first entered Malaysia by acquiring a 82,000 square feet facility and 500-employee workforce in 2011, the facility produced complex security technologies like fire and gas detection solutions; power tools and digital level measurement tools; automotive heating solutions; and farm information management solutions for the agriculture sector. However, the Company’s strict focus on process, engineering and ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 compliance has been in place throughout all of the above

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sectors, enabling the Company to easily expand its complex medical device and life sciences work into an area of focus in the new Penang facility. The new Malaysian facility is 162,000 square feet and doubles the Company’s capacity in Penang. The architecture of the new Penang facility addresses the unique characteristics of the Malaysian climate and is designed to create maximum energy efficiency. For example, the facility will use canopies of trees to create shading and in-slab cooling to reduce power requirements, creating what is being called “the factory in the forest”. In addition, it is designed to be exceptionally employee-friendly, with gardens and waterfalls on multiple levels and large gathering spaces throughout the facility. The Paramit facility will be located at Penang Science Park in Bukit Minyak, and is expected to ultimately employ a workforce of 800, with current customers and its skilled workforce transitioning to the new facility upon completion.

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opportunities), compared to the bestin-class IPC standard of 30 DPMO in a high mix, low volume environment. Further through the process, the design and engineering teams Zero defect approach are equipped with the very best in Manufacturers often talk about functional test programs, internal their number of customers and ICT and functional test development geographic footprint, but Paramit’s real differentiator in both the US and machines, and system level functional Malaysia derives from its quality. test development facilities. This Achieving better than best-in-class ensures the business stays true to the quality in SMT and system assembly, founding origins of the Company in the 100 percent on-time delivery of testing domain, and the long-standing finished products and efficiency levels tradition of excellence in this area that surpassing those of even Six Sigma, has followed ever since. Paramit sets itself apart from any other Mechanical assembly has also contract manufacturer globally. consistently achieved near to zero In line 100 percent 3D inspection of defects - less than one DPMO across solder paste deposition, quick machine system assembly in comparison to the setup for high mix environments, best-in-class yardstick of 200 DPMO multi-product single setup algorithms, largely thanks to its patented vPoke in line automated optical inspection system. machines and process validation all “vPoke takes complex assembly contribute to such enviable levels, and and simplifies it into hundreds or result in an almost unbelievable quality thousands of individual steps that level of 10 DPMO (defects per million are all documented,” according to

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the company. “vPoke controls every input into every process sequence; every process sequence is verified, and this verification is captured as part of a complete device history record. Subsequently, vPoke guarantees that every instrument will be built the same way every time.”

Extreme performance

The Company’s concept of “extreme performance” is based on the team’s ability to actively problem-solve, innovate and improve, all the time. Its supply chain management efforts are indicative of its focus on continuous improvement, learning from the examples set in the US to create a more global distribution, procurement and logistics plan worthy of the products being deployed. “We proactively manage supplier

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quality, EOL issues and reduce costs for our customers,” the Company states, “and our value-add programme includes safety stock for long lead time items; just-in-time (JIT) for bulky items; vendor managed inventory (VMI) to reduce excess material exposure; automated execution tools for order management; and daily tracking of execution success.” With more than 5,000 standard components and 3,000 customised parts managed throughout the Company, and materials brought in from as many as 20 different countries, such stringent monitoring and honing of the supply chain is, of course, essential.

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understanding, which removes ambiguity and enables Paramit to be original in its problem-solving. Its proprietary systems and processes – such as vPoke and Centerpoint – are examples of the Company’s ingenuity and creative approach in an industry not necessarily known for innovation.

It is this unique view on its business that sets Paramit apart from others, and will distinguish its new Penang facility from other contract manufacturing facilities in the region as it unveils its clean and contemporary new location later in the year.

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APM Automotive Holdings is targeting expansion on two fronts as it looks to complement its already reputable ASEAN operations with an extensive push into western markets Writer: Matthew Staff Project Manager: Arron Rampling

or 45 years, APM Automotive Holdings Berhad has thrived as a components manufacturer striving to make a notable splash in the regional automotive pool, and is setting its sights further and further afield in order to extend this objective as widespread as possible. With a consistent goal to be a competitive regional automotive components manufacturer in the midterm before becoming a global supplier in the long-term, the business has grown from humble beginnings to that end and the past decade especially has seen the Company establish ASEANwide manufacturing operations to realise this future ambition. “A strong OEM presence in Malaysia, coupled with manufacturing facilities already firmly established in

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the region, has helped APM’s efforts in the local replacement as well as export markets,” the Company states. “We are committed to providing our customers with products of the highest quality.” As a listed Group split into suspension, interior and plastics, heat exchange and electrical, marketing, and engineering divisions; the diversification that has occurred over the years is an indictment of the small flexible ethos embraced initially, and the emphatic aims laid out further down the line. And with Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, the USA, Australia and the Netherlands all catered for from its Malaysian hub, APM continues to defy challenges and roll with the industry punches to find significant sector differentiators and to keep evolving. “As an automotive component manufacturer, APM spent many years developing its competencies before expanding into the global market,” General Manager of Overseas Marketing and Business Development, David Brown says. “Now APM is expanding its geographical reach; utilising its manufacturing and engineering capabilities to offer high quality, OEM-standard products at competitive prices. “As a Malaysian company with such a background, APM is able to differentiate itself from many regional peers. Few companies possess a


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corporate culture so invested in quality systems and processes. Even fewer possess such technical ability and yet also possess the communication and management skills to engage openly and ethically in the international market place. “By investing overseas and by engaging Australian, American, Dutch, Indonesian and Vietnamese staff we increase our understanding of our target markets and we increase our appeal and approachability to successful international players in the automotive industry.”

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Company transformed into its current guise in 1999 through its listing on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange as an independent entity; kick-starting an evolution that has revolved around the Mayalsian OEM market ever since.

Expanding in line with industry demand, and becoming more lean as an operator in the process, APM has subsequently become a major force in the national automotive landscape, as Brown explains: “With a strong domestic presence and healthy balance sheet, APM has been a natural partner for many international firms seeking to form joint ventures or technical relationships with firms in the region. “Such partnerships and relationships help maintain APM’s technical capabilities and access to world-class technologies. In addition, APM has developed its own engineering and research division to improve our inhouse capabilities.”

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Such capabilities are improved upon each year also, investing heavily into new equipment, software and hardware along the way to keep abreast of the latest industry trends and technologies, while also cooperating with overseas partners and institutions to stay on top of demands region-wide. From an equipment perspective “for validation and testing, APM has recently invested in performance and durability testing equipment such a multi test bed; suspension module testing; ingress and egress testing for seats; head rest impact testing; and comfort measurement equipment”, Brown notes. “APM has also completed a new setup of its leaf springs production line in Indonesia and is installing a second fully automated coil spring comprising an NC coiling machine and an advanced temperature control two-zone furnace.”

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Such internal growth facilitates external expansion and in more recent times, APM has invested a lot of time, effort and capital into pushing forward to new markets and gaining new customers. “APM’s future growth will be driven primarily outside of Malaysia,” Brown

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emphasises. “We see this on two levels: first is ASEAN; second is the rest of the world. “ASEAN is our home region; it is our ambition and strategy to replicate the success of APM in Malaysia across the primary nations of ASEAN. As such we are utilising the excellent relationships we have with vehicle manufacturers


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and international Tier 1 system makers to establish OEM standard manufacturing operations across the region.” Additionally, the Company is also expanding its presence across key developed markets with the majority of its current exports already primed for western markets, the EU, the US and Australia. Brown continues: “We are now investing in this success, establishing overseas support operations to improve customer service, local market knowledge, product development and efficient supply chains.” Instilling philosophies of integrity, hard work, loyalty and collaboration among its workforce further compounds this ability to meet customer expectations, and has ultimately resulted in a new set of goals and visions for the forthcoming years as APM looks to play to its strengths and take the world by storm.

“In 2014, approximately 75 percent of APM’s turnover was OEM. This is our strength, it has made us who we are,” Brown concludes. “Our goal is, by 2020, for OEM to represent only 50 percent of APM’s turnover. This does not imply any reduction in our efforts to supply OEM business. Rather it highlights our intention to rapidly expand our overseas presence and also export sales to key developed markets.

“APM is a highly recognised brand in Malaysia but we aim to dramatically increase APM brand visibility across ASEAN, across all product groups, and to launch niche brands into sub-sections of the automotive aftermarket. “Finally we expect our engineering research division to be the number one research and development centre in Malaysia; measured by patent registration.”

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Mohamad Yassin, Head of Strategic Marketing at AIROD. “In 2015, we signed a US$25 million, five-year contract with the United States Navy to service 15 Lockheed Martin KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft currently being operated by the United States Marine Corps. The agreement represents not only a significant milestone partnership between US-Malaysia defence trade, but also showcases Malaysia’s continued rise to economic prominence in the ASEAN community.” Yassin adds: “Over the years we have improved and adapted our service offering for the RMAF,

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expertise and cultural understanding. Yassin explains: “Combining our knowledge together, we have a stronger offering that will allow us to seek out new projects not only in Asia but on a global scale. By making the right internal investments to support this expansion, we have been able to put in place a quick deployment team that can be sent anywhere in the world within 48 hours of a request. “Back in 2012, Malaysia’s former Defence Minister launched the ADIC (Asian Defence Industries Corporation) platform across Asia. AIROD is strongly involved in this campaign – having closely collaborated with industry players in the region – and we believe it has unlocked untapped potential business opportunities.” Due to the increased workload coming from these collaborations, AIROD is currently planning to upgrade its support equipment via an injection of US$1.2 million to fund new

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jacks, GPUs, tools, test equipment and aircraft scaffolding. “To improve efficiency in areas such as documentation, logistics and manpower management, we have invested US$4.3 million in MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) software developed by Maintenix of Canada. Furthermore, AIROD is currently in discussions with the Government to develop an 11 acre piece of land situated next to the runway at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, which, when approved, will include new hangars and office facilities,” Yassin details. Elsewhere, investments in green initiatives are taking hold at AIROD through the installation of energyefficient LED lighting in its workshops; soon to be rolled out in the aircraft hangars. “In addition, all waste from our paint and strip hangar is disposed of in accordance with environmental regulations as stipulated by the Malaysian Government,” he adds.


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Changing regulations

Remaining flexible enough to adapt to the changes in global air traffic management is something which Yassin highlights as a vital pillar of AIROD’s continuous improvement strategy. “These requirements are compelling aircraft operators to upgrade their avionics system so that they are able to fly in civil airspace. Subsequently, we are currently working with a vast number of customers on initiatives to upgrade

their aircraft analogue cockpits to a full-glass cockpit in order to meet the Communication Navigation Surveillance – Air Traffic Management (CNS-ATM) requirements which are mandated globally by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and other Civil Aviation Authorities,” he says. Moreover, the Company was recently awarded a contract to undertake a proof-of-concept project on a RMAF S61 (Nuri) helicopter, which will involve updating the analogue system to full-glass cockpit. “Other maintenance works we carry out include making sure that legacy aircraft, which have been flying since the 60’s, comply with today’s strict safety and maintenance requirements. This includes the replacement of C-130 centre wing boxes – which have a limit of 45,000 flying hours – which are due for replacement in a vast number of C-130 aircrafts globally,” he says. To date, AIROD’s locally-sourced production workforce has carried out

four centre wing box replacements for a variety of customers and has more than 10 in the pipeline. “Thanks to our subsidiary, Aviation Design Centre, we are able to provide extensive training to new and existing personnel in all aspects of aircraft maintenance. Our existing personnel take part in continuous training to remain proficient in their respective trades. In line with this, AIROD recently sent personnel to train in Japan for the Lockheed Martin KC-130J contract with the US Navy, and Spain on the Airbus A400M currently being operated by the RMAF. We always look to utilise the skills and experience of ex-RMAF personnel where possible,” Yassin summarises. “With a strengthened workforce growing in line with increased demand for our services, we are now aggressively looking at new opportunities in Taiwan, Nigeria, Japan, Argentina, Sweden and other core strategic markets where our skills can be put to the test in future projects.”

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or more than two decades, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has been committed to the development of cutting-edge technology to combat increasing competition and create innovative products with environmentally-conscious designs. Overcoming a great number of industry obstacles, the Company has experienced significant growth and development thanks to superior quality control that fosters trust and long-term cooperation with its customers. Founded in Taiwan in 1987, ECS has built a reputation spanning the manufacture and supply across several families of computer products including IOT, tablets, 2 in 1s, all-in-one (AIO), mini PCs, and motherboards. “In addition to our core products, we also provide customised computer programming, hardware and software design for a wide variety of customers as a value-added service that embraces the new wave of smart solutions,” says the Company. ECS has further embraced technology in its own internal processes, recently transforming its headquarters into a smart office that utilises the relevant IoT solutions. “With IoT, Smart Campus solution and mini PCs representing three fast-growing segments, we have

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invested significant resources to make various products to meet the market demand in these areas,” states the Company. “IoT is proving invaluable in most business and consumer applications, enabling the exchange of data to streamline existing methods of interaction, while also delivering energy savings, minimising water consumption, and other smart utility and environmental benefits.”

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IoT is proving invaluable in most business and consumer applications, enabling the exchange of data to streamline existing methods of interaction

Forward-thinking businesses like ECS are discovering the promise of Smart Campus solutions to deliver a landscape of advanced technology solutions that can transform data into valuable, actionable insights. Collaborating with Intel on the rollout of the mini PC LIVA X as a Gateway, the Company has been able to increase its impact locally and educate other businesses on the benefits. “Every single device can be easily adapted and connected to Gateway and server. We have a Demo running at our office and we hope to put our skills to the test to create the first intelligent school,” the Company highlights. “There is a growing demand for the supply of computers to the education sector in emerging markets. Leveraging our relationship with Intel once more, we have focused on enhancing education opportunities with the help of PCs. This year, our focus is on 2 in 1s, tablets and mini PC products that can be used in an education or school environment and so far we are witnessing strong growth with many new shipment orders on the horizon.” On the manufacturing side, ECS has been reaping the success of its 2013 LIVA mini PC launch; having won numerous awards and subsequently attracting the attention of the global technology industry. Given the growing appeal of both custom-built and smaller computer systems, this year the Company has leveraged its long-term partnership with Intel to develop a brand new form factor solution with the launch of a mini STX motherboard into the DIY desktop market. An impressive 29 percent smaller than the mini ITX form factor while retaining the traditional hardware configuration and features of a traditional DIY motherboard, the LIVA Pro is only 1.3 litres in size and supports the latest LGA1151 chipset,


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up to 32GB of DDR4 SO-DIMMs (RAM) and a 2.5 inch HDD/SSD bay. In terms of peripheral connectors, the motherboard boasts support for USB 3.0 Type-C, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and dual display outputs via HDMI and DisplayPort. “LIVA Pro promises to bring great flexibility and performance into the mini PC market to satisfy more users’ requirements, and we will reveal further details about the device and our other new products and services at Computex 2016 in Taipei,” says the Company.

“Greenification”

Aligning with global climate change targets, technology is now proving itself as an indispensible accompaniment to smart energy efficiency. “Protecting the earth has become a topic of global attention,” explains the Company. “ECS considers itself part of the earth and we are dedicated to instilling this value across our entire value chain, right down to the consumer.” Aligning with the global technology industry in terms of green environmental objectives, ECS have put a number of policies in place over the years, including ECS Hazardous Substance Management Policy, ECS Greenhouse Effect

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TIMELINE 2002

Achieved the sale of two million motherboard units per month and ranked eighth in the BusinessWeek InfoTech 10 as one of the top IT performers

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Established new offices in China, Korea and Russia, as well as new EU headquarters in Holland

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Acquired Tatung Desktop PC BU & Uniwill computer Corp

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Integrated manufacturing sites at Golden Elite in Shenzhen, China for better productivity and supply chain management

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Established a new plant, Elitegroup Electronic (ChangShu) Co., Ltd at Jiangsu to produce printed circuit board for DT & NB

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ECS has embraced technology in its own internal processes and even its headquarters

Inventory Reduction Policy and green building objectives. “The Company has long considered greenhouse gas reduction strategies and carried out emission reduction measures. All of our new buildings have to meet ‘Base Greenification’, water resource, sewage and garbage management; and other key objectives including ecology, conversation and fulfilling corporate social responsibility activities.

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Considered a manufacturing powerhouse at the centre of the world’s laptop and portable device production, Taiwan remains one of the lesser sung manufacturing heroes in Asian industry. Facing tough competition in an increasingly saturated market, ECS is winning this tough uphill battle based on its long tradition of manufacturing for a significant number of multinational

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companies to a consistent high quality. “As an innovator, we have to make sure that we provide not only devices but also a total solutions service for the business and education target markets. Careful to take note of the trends around us, we have noticed

As an innovator, we have to make sure that we provide not only devices but also a total solutions service for the business and education target markets

other Taiwanese PC-makers have shifted their attentions towards the same markets as us. Therefore, the LIVA mini PC series which we have been aggressively developing will serve as one method to distinguish us in this competitive market,” states the Company, adding that the device is designed to “break the boundaries among home, office and entertainment”. “Based on our investments in the LIVA mini PC, strategic movements in the education market and IoTs in partnership with Intel, we believe the business is at a crucial moment leading up to what promises to be a critical year that will require decisive market decisions on a variety of fronts.” The Company concludes: “Whether it is environmental controls, communication interfaces, video surveillance or energy conservation, ECS can help you get started today with smart solutions that can be scaled to match your budget and schedule.”

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Aligning with the Group-wide mission to become a one-stop fuel and lubricant solutions provider, Puma Energy is looking at new ways to identify value-add growth opportunities in Papua New Guinea Writer: Emily Jarvis • Project Manager: Eddie Clinton

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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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acific Development Contractors Ltd (“PDC”) is based in Papua New Guinea, and was established in 1989. The multi-faceted business consists of six core departments: earthmoving & civil engineering; construction; shipping & marine logistics; aviation; timber downstream processing plant & plywood & kit housing manufactures; and a crusher facility. The core strength of PDC is the ability to provide our customers with a seamless, cost efficient approach, due to the varied combination of departments, ensuring an excellent work flow at all stages of any project and the timely delivery of the requested product or service.

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InterOil acquisition

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 committed and invested wholeheartedly into the communities in which we operate, said Puma

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Puma Energy will bring new services to Papua New Guinea, such as bitumen, bunkering and LPG. We will also be bringing our leading global health, safety and environmental initiatives and programmes to all our operations in Papua New Guinea

We pride ourselves on providing flexible solutions to all customer needs and project requirements, never compromising on the quality of our product and services. PDC employs a wide range of highly qualified expatriates and national staff. Our customers include New Britain Palm Oil, Puma, Digicel, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and various National Government Departments. The Company’s head office is Kimbe, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, with branches in Port Moresby and Popendetta. We have completed projects in all provinces of Papua New Guinea. The aviation and shipping department enables PDC to provide all products and services even in the most remote and inaccessible areas. T +675 7100 2541 E info@pacificdevelopmentpng.com

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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 Energy will bring new services to Papua New Guinea, such as bitumen,

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bunkering and LPG. We will also be bringing our leading global health, safety and environmental initiatives and programmes to all our operations in Papua New Guinea, which are cornerstones of Puma Energy’s global culture.”

Continuous improvement

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 the natural wealth of the country back


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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.

A welcome challenge

Puma Energy’s strategic move into Papua New Guinea has provided the Group with the perfect opportunity to draw on its already extensive knowledge base and dynamism to deploy its proven business model in a new and challenging terrain. Having

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added a further 86,000m3 of storage capacity in 2015 through the expansion of the pre-existing refinery terminal, the Papua New Guinea operation is already having a positive impact on the Group’s overall sales growth performance. Commenting on these results, Pierre Eladari, CEO, said: “In a difficult macro-economic environment, Puma Energy’s stable strategy, proven business model and strong sales volume growth places us amongst the best-performing majors, confirming our status as an industry leader... Furthermore, we are encouraged by the outlook for mid-to-long term opportunities, retaining our disciplined focus on infrastructure and growth markets. “In 2015, we entered five countries via strategic acquisition and organic construction, made significant increases to our storage capacity, added 400 service stations, and created long-term job opportunities in 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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CLEANENVIRO SUMMIT S I N G A P O R E is the global platform for government leaders, policy makers, regulators and industry captains to connect, examine and discover practical solutions to address environmental challenges for tomorrow’s cities. CleanEnviro Summit Singapore 2016 will facilitate the sharing of insights on the latest environmental market trends through a

plethora of activities including the Clean Environment Convention and high level plenaries, business forums and a Clean Environment Regulators Roundtable. The City Solutions Singapore Expo and Innovation Pitch will showcase the latest innovations in waste management, cleaning, environmental technology and recycling solutions. For more information, visit www.cleanenvirosummit.sg


Innovative Clean Enviro-Solutions for Growing Cities 10 - 14 July 2016 Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore The third biennial CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, organised by the National Environment Agency, Singapore will be held from 10 to 14 July 2016, in conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week and the World Cities Summit. This is a global platform for industry and government leaders to identify, develop and share practical, replicable and scalable solutions to address environmental challenges in the context of the waste-water-energy nexus in growing cities.

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Joint Opening Plenary and In-Conversation sessions feature high level dignitaries who will discuss global issues and possible solutions.

This is a new platform for solution providers to showcase their businesses to buyers.

Clean Environment Convention

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THE 6TH PPPS IN EMERGING MARKETS SUMMIT

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NOW IN ITS sixth year, the PPPs in Emerging Markets Summit, hosted on 11-13 July, 2016 at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand will bring together infrastructure and project finance leaders across government agencies, investors, project sponsors, development banks and consultants to discuss various different topics of publicprivate partnerships (PPP). The Summit will feature ministerial and governmental presentations that will highlight future pipeline projects and government initiatives to support PPPs. Invitation-only distinguished panelists will discuss key issues in developing countries to attract investment in infrastructure, developing best practice and understanding risks and rewards for major essential projects. The Summit will feature international case studies from key sectors including transport, energy, healthcare, water and waste, schools and economic infrastructure such as free trade zones (FTZ), and sea ports and airports.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT FINANCING

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Renewable contributions address the yawning energy deficit

GOVERNMENTS ACROSS THE Asia-Pacific region are continuing the push for greater renewable energy contributions to domestic electricity demand faced with a yawning energy deficit in the years ahead and the need to protect against climate change, Asia is looking for fresh ways to finance its shift toward renewables. Therefore, Fleming is organising the Renewable Energy Project Financing Conference which will be held on 26-27 July in Kuala Lumpur. The event is set to bring leading experts from all over the globe to collaborate together to develop standards and criteria that can increase access to capital and price risk more accurately for quality projects in the Renewable Energy sector, and make it beneficial for all stakeholders. Here is what you can expect from the conference:

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• More than 15 key presentations on the latest industry topics such as ‘Mobilising the Debt Capital Markets for Sustainable Energy’, ‘The implications of the COP21 Agreements for Asia Renewable Energy Sector (COP21 as a driver of Change’, ‘Renewable Energy Development in Malaysia – What Next after FiT?’ and more • Roundtable discussion: ‘Are the financial systems and markets aligned with the low carbon transition?’ • Two case studies on ‘Sustainable Clean Energy solutions for Rural Communities in Vietnam’ and ‘Integrated Solutions for Municipal Solid Waste - the Zero Waste Park’ • Panel discussion: ‘Are we headed in the right direction- Setting up periodic checks & balances to ensure project outcomes are in line with set objectives’ • Big panel debate & interview: ‘Adopting the triple bottom lime model’

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THE CLAIMS FORUM

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Delivering a truly customer-centric claims service CLAIMS MANAGEMENT IS a key for insurers, as claims are the main sources of cost, and the main site of customer engagement. Yet insurance companies so far have only been handling claims rather than managing them. Therefore, Fleming is organising the Claims Forum Asia event, which will be held on 2-3 August, 2016, in Kuala Lumpur. The event is set to bring leading experts from all over the globe to explore strategies to deliver a truly customer-centric claims service and discover how the industry should combat the rise in fraudulent claims. Also you will learn how to improve your claims processes through new data analytics, explore drivers and new processing strategies to save time and money and much more. This event focuses on strategies for effective claims management and strategies to deliver an exceptional customer service experience and drive profitability. Here is what you can expect from the conference: • More than 18 key presentations on the latest industry topics such as ‘The Regulator’s Role in Ensuring Convenience in Claims Handling’, ‘Legal Issues for Claims Management’, ‘Overcoming Key Operational Challenges in Delivering Customer-Focused Claims Experiences’ and more. • Focused panel discussions on ‘The Claims Talent Drain: Tackling The Gap for the Next-Gen Workforce’, ‘Lessons Learned From Recent Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes and Their Impact on Claims’ and more

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• Conference themes: CustomerCentric Claims Service, Cost Efficiencies, Leadership and Talent Strategies, NAT-CAT & Fighting Fraud • Two workshops on ‘Why Insurance Fraud is Still at Large and How Insurers are Easily Deceived by Fraudsters’ and ‘Health Insurance Claims Assessment’

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ASIA POWER WEEK

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COVERING EVERY ASPECT of the power generation industry, POWER-GEN Asia, Renewable Energy World Asia and the POWER-GEN Asia Financial Forum converge once more in 2016, this time to form Asia Power Week at KINTEX, Seoul, South Korea on 20-22 September, 2016. Benefit from four days packed MOC.KEE with technical tours, more than As the region’s premier event 50 conference sessions, panel dedicated to the electric power discussions, a comprehensive renewable energy YADOT NOITAPICITand RA P RUO Y Nindustries, ALP - SREYALP YRTSUDNI REWOP exhibition and multiple networking ASEAN Power Week is the leading events as we move the event outside annual forum and meeting place to of the ASEAN region for the first time discuss and discover the latest issues, in more than a decade. solutions and technologies to meet Attracting more than 8,300 future energy challenges. delegates and attendees from more With its rising prominence in the than 85 countries across Asia and global economy, developing Asia’s around the world, it is the industry’s energy capacity has become a major premier conference and exhibition focus within the marketplace. Asia’s dedicated h totthe power generation, energy needs will expand in tandem renewable and alternative energy and with its growing economic influence. trepxE yrtsudnI lanoitanr ecnerefnoC fnoC tnevE&ldistribution aunnA industries.ecnereExpanding transmission renewable energy srekaepS srotibih s n o i s s e S s k c a r T We invite you to join us in Seoul sources will not be enough to meet to meet and network with senior future demand alone. Consequently, executive and industry leaders for Asia needs to invest in making EVENT DETAILS three days of conference sessions conventional power cleaner and more across seven tracks, a vast exhibition efficient. WHEN: floor containing the world’s leading 20-22 September, 2016 industry players, plus various Registration is now open at WHERE: networking events to enable all www.asiapowerweek.com, where you KINTEX, Seoul, South Korea attendees to wind down at the end of can register before 19 August, 2016 the day. with the early bird offer. REGISTER: +1 918 831 9160 |

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M R O A S I A PA C I F I C

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Maintenance, repair and overhaul’s centre of growth and revenue opportunities

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P E N T O N’S AV I AT I O N W E E K Network’s MRO Asia-Pacific (#MROA) will be held September 27-29 at the Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre. Asia-Pacific has long been the focus of growth and revenue opportunities. Focusing on the state of the commercial aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul industry (MRO), MRO Asia-Pacific will feature a variety of luminaries in the industry, including: Jeffrey Lam, Chief Operating Officer, ST Aerospace who will deliver the Chairman’s Address; James Barrington, Group Director Airframe Services, HAECO, who will discuss the balance between aircraft reliability and operational cost; keynote presenter, Andrew Hewitt, Head of Engineering Contracts & Leasing, Aircraft Leasing, Air New Zealand; Kevin Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, Aftermarket Operations, Asia, Pratt & Whitney who will join the engine OEM panel – updates on programmes, maintenance and experiences; Andrea Lübke, VP Purchasing MRO, MTU Maintenance Hannover; Rahul Shah, SVP & Managing Director Middle East, Africa and India Operations, AAR Corp.; and Tim Shaver, Manager (Acting), Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS-300, FAA.

Experts will lead drill-down discussions, sessions and workshops on information and intelligence: • Applications of Technology to Improve MRO Efficiency                • Parts – Shortage or Surplus? • Maintenance Programme Opportunities for Newer Aircraft              • Deciphering Big Data for MRO • Technology Revolutionising MRO • The New Supply Chain – Finding New Opportunities The Exhibition Hall will feature more than 100 companies displaying their products, solutions and services along with the Singapore pavilion, managed by AAIS. Singapore-based companies include ST Aerospace,  Airbus Group, Aircraft Support Industries, Avia Singapore Aircraft Parts, Bollore Logistics Singapore Pte Ltd, BSB Aviation LLP, Coway Engineering & Marketing Pte Ltd, Esterline Sensors Services Pte Ltd, Flemings Safety Pte Ltd, Karl Storz Endoscopy Asia Pte Ltd, Killick, Aerospace Limited, MNX Global Logistics, NDT Instruments Pte Ltd, Ontic Engineering & Manufacturing Asia, Regent Aerospace, Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd, Solidheat Industries Pte Ltd, Transfingo Pte Ltd, Vector Aerospace Asia, and W.H, Brennan & Co Pte Ltd.


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Get Your FREE Exhibition Pass Meet the solution & service providers at the forefront of the MRO industry in this region. Network with colleagues, customers, peers, and competitors.

Your MRO Asia-Pacific FREE Expo Pass Provides: ■ 150+ Solution Providers ■ Demos on the Exhibition Floor ■ Educational & Networking Opportunities ■ Access to Industry Leaders, Airlines, MROs

Register by August 30 and save $200 on your All Access Pass AND get free entrance to the exhibition hall! Outlook subscribers save an additional 20% on an All Access Conference Pass with promotion code OUTLOOK20

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AFCSR

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SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2016 NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR

NOW IN ITS 15th year, the AFCSR is Asia’s most established forum on CSR, thought leadership and practice. On 20-21 September, 2016, the AFCSR will convene for the first time in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar to focus on corporate social innovation (CSI) as a strategic approach to addressing social challenges to uplift communities, transform countries and create a better future. Confirmed speakers include: Diosdado “Dado” Banatao, awardThe key questions: winning Silicon Valley entrepreneur, • How can inclusive innovation help enterprise builder and philanthropist; solve the challenges of poverty, Aisa Mijeno, innovator, engineer and & 21change? September 2016 disparity and20 climate award-winning social entrepreneur, E V E N T D E TA I L S Nay and Pyi government Taw, Myanmar • How can business Founder of SALt; Chandran Nair, promote inclusive innovation and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, WHEN: 20-21 September, 2016 achieve inclusive growth? Global Institute for Tomorrow, Hong WHERE: Myanmar International • How can CSR and CSI help build a Kong; David Grayson CBE, Director, Convention Centre 2, Nay Pyi Taw, company’s brand and strengthen Doughty Centre for Corporate Myanmar Asia’s foremost conference on competitive advantage? Responsibility, UK; Bradley Googins, asianforumcsr.com Corporate Social Responsibility Professor Emeritus, Caroll School REGISTER: www.asianforumcsr. Why attend? of Business, Boston College, USA; com/index.php/register-now • Join the conversation on the and Nina Teng, Vice President Public WEBSITE: latest thinking on corporate social Affairs, Grab, Singapore. www.asianforumcsr.com responsibility with delegates from The AFCSR is an annual regional across the world conference co-convened by the Asian • Learn from inspiring leaders and Institute of Management, Ramon V. thinkers on how inclusive innovation del Rosario, Sr. Centre for Corporate is relevant to your organisation’s Responsibility and Asia Inc Forum and the world’s20 future together & 21 September 2016with Intel as the Strategic • See for yourself the opportunities Partner; SPA Group as Host Sponsor; Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar unfolding in one of Asia’s most Jebsen & Jessen as Diamond Sponsor exciting emerging countries, and Bangkok Bank as Gold Sponsor. Asia Myanmar Outlook is also a Media Partner.

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WORLD BRAND CONGRESS

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The largest independent rendezvous of the best brains in branding, marketing and advertising

O U R E X P E R I E N C E A N D exposure to professionals over the years has provided us with a ringside view of the happenings in the business world. We have had a chance to observe the innovations that have sprung up across diverse areas ranging from reducing energy and water consumption, eliminating inefficiencies, improving supply chain sustainability and so on. While these have had a significant impact the world-over, we are on the cusp of something larger, with far-reaching effects. This we have gathered through our interactions and observations at various editions of the World Brand Congress. 2016 is special because we celebrate our Silver Jubilee with our schedule of global events: • Asia Edition celebration in Kuala Lumpur (April, 2016, already concluded) • GCC Edition celebration in Dubai (October, 2016) • Global Edition celebration in Mumbai (November, 2016) • Africa Edition celebration in Mauritius (December, 2016)

The event is chaired by Mr Nand Kishore Badami, Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco Systems India. The theme is “NEXT NOW...” for the 2016 edition. The event is guided by a global advisory board comprising senior professionals from the industry; all driven by a passion to meaningfully contribute to making this world a better place. Globally, from economies to businesses, all are subjected to a multitude of forces that they have to either anticipate or respond in quick time to, to ensure survival. We are all familiar with examples of companies and even nations that have failed to respond appropriately or fast enough, but can we avoid getting into this situation? It all boils down to the decisions we take and the moves we make. As leaders, nurturers of talent, and as visionaries, we need to appreciate the criticality of our decisions and actions. Usually this is where innovation plays a big role in enabling the change that acts as a catalyst to a better future. The question is; do you realise the role you play in your ecosystem and the impact your actions have on

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the bigger picture? Are you actively participating in the innovation journey? Clearly, that is the only way forward to ensure survival and sustenance. In this context, proactive innovation was undoubtedly the apt theme to discuss this year.

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A S I A -T E C H + O P E X A S I A

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Operational excellence in refining, gas & petrochemicals THIS OCTOBER, IN a year of increasing uncertainty, the key Asian refiners and petrochemical producers will gather in Bangkok to discuss options of becoming more resilient to crises with leading technology licensors, engineering companies, consultants and other international industry professionals at the leading downstream oil & gas technology conferences dedicated to the region and organised by Euro Petroleum Consultants (EPC); the fifth ASIATECH – Asia Downstream Technology Forum, and the second OpEx Asia – Operational Excellence in Refining, Gas & Petrochemicals. According to Mrs. Jeeranee Pimthanothai, Senior Vice President ofTechnical and Operations Excellence at PTT Global Chemical Public Company, who are proud supporters of the ASIA-TECH 2016, “the refining and petrochemical businesses are facing the new norm resulting from various

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complicated situations such as low crude oil prices, global economic slowdown and more stringent environmental regulations. There are various uncertainties which no one can forecast precisely. As one of the key players in the petrochemical industry in the region, we believe that making ourselves resilient to tolerate and cope with the changes will be the best way to face the situation. We feel co-hosting this conference will create a communication platform for new and updated technologies, best practice sharing and discussions for technical solutions; all key elements in preparing ourselves to be resilient to the changes”. ASIA-TECH and OpEx ASIA will take place from 11-14 October, 2016 in Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel and will be preceded by Axens Technology Seminar on 10 October as part of an entire week of knowledgesharing and unparallelled networking.


Euro Petroleum Consultants (EPC) are proud to present the annual October week of Refining & Petrochemical Events dedicated to the Asian Market and held back to back from 10-14 October in the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel: PROUDLY CO-HOSTED BY PTT Global Chemicals

• Two Parallel Refining & Petrochemical Streams covering: - Advances in Catalysts Technologies - Clean Fuels Technologies - Residue Upgrading – Thermal Processes & Hydroprocessing - Olefins, Polyolefins & Aromatics Technologies • Plenary Sessions on: - Industry Markets - Overview, Outlook, Opportunities - Refining & Petrochemical Integration - Managing Large Projects. Case Studies • Interactive Sessions, Polles & Discussion • Full Day Technology Seminar on 10 October CREATING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

• Strategies for Operational Excellence • Implementing OE Programmes • Increasing Plants Profitability through Asset Optimisation • Asset Availability & Reliability • Compliance and Sustainability • Maintenance & Turnarround Optimisation • Best Practices in Supply Chain and Planning • Focus on Advanced Process Control • Latest Software Solutions in Refining & Petrochemicals • Lifecycle Costs SPONSORED BY:

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