Tech Turnaround

Technology Lightens the workload for SMEs.

It is good that the government provides subsidised rates to help SMEs get on board the tech trend, and that that SME Centre can guide business owners through the grant- application and claims-submission process.

Mr Mel Ng, co-founder of P2E

‘Reproduced with permission from South West CDC publication BRIDGE July/Aug 2017 issue.’

Rebooting the Business

Rebooting the Business 

With a push in the right direction from SME Centre@SouthWest, small and medium enterprise(SME) owner Mr Fu Wanxin successfully upgraded his business.

Mr Fu Wanxin,Owner of G-Power Computer Services

‘Reproduced with permission from South West CDC publication BRIDGE Nov/Dec 2016 issue.’




SPRING news feature on Bangkit group-based upgrading project

Group-based solutions for business success
Making space for productivity

Mr Tan Jue Tong, Owner
Owner of Mong Lee Mini-Mart

To read the SPRINGnews story published by SPRING Singapore, kindly click on “Read Full Success Story”.

武吉班让万吉邻里中心 在邻区更新计划下 打造全新艺术街

Channel 8 feature on Bangkit “group-based upgrading project”


A Case Study on Excel Hardware Pte Ltd

Having worked with SME Centre’s officers since he first joined the company seven years ago, he shared that the most valuable take-away from this partnership is the close relationship he has forged with the officers.

Naming Mr Raymond Wong as someone he has worked with closely, he said, “There is this relationship of understanding where he knows my business needs.

For example, when my business was expanding, he recommended certain assistance plans. He also introduced the ICV voucher to me, something that will not cost a bomb, yet will increase the rate of productivity for my business. Even now, he regularly introduces programmes or schemes he thinks will be helpful to my company.”

Mr. Kaden Choa, Marketing Director of Excel Hardware Pte Ltd

Gaining a Head Start

SME Centre@NorthWest helped first-time entrepreneur Daphne Hedley get her business onto the fast track. She shared her journey with Cohesion.

“Responsive and helpful, the SME Centre@NorthWest business advisors really put in their efforts to create a meaningful experience.” 

Ms. Daphne Hedley, Director of Mekhala Pte Ltd

SMALL BUSINESSES get help from SME Centre@SouthWest

He is very grateful to the SME Centre@SouthWest, which he calls his “knowledge book”, and refers to it “whenever we need to know more about government support schemes for SMEs”.

Bok Sing Hardware Paints Pte Ltd's revenue go up by about 20 per cent since consulting the SME Centre@SouthWest.

Mr. Sanki Ng, Owner of Bok Sing Hardware Paints Pte Ltd



Transforming a business that preserves heritage delicacies

“The first programme we have embarked on was the IMPACT assessment. It is very useful as the assessment helped us to think through the business situation and the challenges we need to tackle. Cooking Art has been growing in tandem with Singapore’s economy. In line with Singapore’s aim to boost productivity and maximize the space and resources, we have also started on 5S and 7W. The knowledge and experiences shared by the consultant from SME Centre@SMF has helped to accelerate our progress in the project we have embarked on. Our team Cooking Art has also become more aware of productivity issues after the professional advice given by the consultants,”

Ms. Claire Ariela Shen, Director of Cooking Art Industries Pte Ltd

SME Centre@SouthWest Celebrates the First Anniversary

SME Centre@SouthWest celebrated first anniversary on 5 June 2014. Mayor Low Yen Ling graced the joyous occasion together with representatives from Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and SPRING Singapore.

Aspire To be the Preferred Mechanical Power Transmission Specialist

“We embarked on productvity toolkit such as 5S and kaizen. Mr. Winston Kum from the SME Centre has readily offered great assistance. Within six months, we see major changes in the assembly areas. Labeling the products and keeping a neat and
tidy area aids in enhancing productivity at work,”

Mr. Nelson Lim, Chief Executive of TranZplus Engineering (S) Pte Ltd

Relook at the Business Model for Greater Productivity

“In the process, we are able to prioritize gaps identified and develop actionable roadmap to improve our business management capabilities. They are very useful as they help us to identify key performance indicators and productivity levers so as to ensure that our business model is viable and healthy in the long run,”

Ms. Nicole Goh, De Cheng Xin Xing Trading Pte Ltd

Getting Ahead With Continuous Productivity Improvements

“Despite the current manpower crunch, we still have employees joining us as cleaners due to positive word of mouth from our current employees. This demonstrates the importance of staff engagement. We are glad that we found out through the scorecard prepared by our business advisor,”

Mr. Simon Swee, Managing Director of Sun City Maintenance Pte. Ltd.

Welcome to Kleen-Pak’s World of Wipes

"Previously we had limited capacity because of the semi-automated line. With the new line, we have been able to increase capacity by about 40% on average. We are also able to carry out multi-functions which is translate into a reduction of set-up time of close to 60% on average"

Mr. Tan Hock Khim, Managing Director of Kleen-Pak Products Pte. Ltd.

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