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Carrying on a family business takes more than just keeping it afloat. Often, it means making difficult decisions to transform so that it can thrive for generations to come. And that’s what the Chans have done year after year, decade after decade.
Having majored in digital animation, Mr Popiah’s second-generation owner Lewis Tan always dreamt of a career in the creative field. He now dreams a different dream – bringing the business his father built from scratch to the world.
Fong’s Engineering and Manufacturing recently made headlines for being the first Singapore SME to launch a fully-automated production line.
Back in 2007, husband-and-wife duo David Yim and Wong Peck Lin noticed that when it came to the frozen dessert, many Singaporeans would instinctively turn to the usual Häagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry's or Magnum to satisfy their cravings. That is, until Udders burst into the scene.
Started in 1986, Tat Hui Foods Pte Ltd is the leading manufacturer of instant noodles in Singapore. Its global brands KOKA, Sanwa and Yoodles are available in some 50 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, Oceania, South Africa and the Middle East.
In 2008, MindChamps launched its first preschool in Singapore with 150 students on its waitlist. Today, they have over 80 preschools and enrichment centres globally. Read on to find out how they did it.
Bespoke mobile tailor A Gentleman’s Tale revives a dying trade with the use of innovative technology – specifically a 3D body scanner that takes precise measurements in just two seconds.
When local chocolatier Aalst Chocolate first set up in 2003, it was driven by one singular mission—to bring premium made-in-Singapore chocolates to the world. Today, Aalst Chocolate sells 98 percent of its products to more than 50 countries globally.
It started in 2009 with a dream of making good coffee and bakes accessible to everyone—10 years on, Joe & Dough is staying true to what it has set out to do. This local café chain has grown to more than 10 outlets in Singapore, and made its first overseas foray into Indonesia last year.
Staying nimble and “hungry” is what keeps Technolite competitive in the changing world. Coming a long way since 1991, it started out as a distributor of world-renowned brands and went on to be a lighting specialist – providing end-to-end services for architects and designers.