SKF Asia Pacific
Previously known as, SKF South East Asia & Pacific Pte Ltd, was inaugurated on 7 February 1973 operating out of suite and a shop in the Marco Polo Hotel, Singapore with a staff of 15 people. In 1974 the company moved to Jurong and two year's later Singapore became SKF's regional hub with the opening of an area office responsible for operations in Asia Pacific. Over the next 15 years a number of expansions eventually saw the company operating out of three locations in Singapore.
In August 2000, we moved to a purpose-built state-of-the-art warehouse and office building close to Changi Airport. The facility serves 22 countries and holds about 19,000 items. Annual turnover in Singapore is 4% of the group net sales. SKF Vehicle Parts has its own office, warehouse and kit assembly facility under the same roof.
In recognition of our quality-oriented systems and procedure, SKF Vehicle Parts and Domestic Sales were awarded ISO 9002 in 1994. SKF South East Asia & Pacific Pte Ltd in 1996 received ISO 14001 certification. Subsequently, SKF also attained the following awards, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and awarded Zero Accident Awards 1729 ( for the year 2010-2011).
Currently, our staff of 210 (as of 2012) employees in Singapore includes a team of experienced Application and Service Engineers capable of providing assistance in areas such as machine condition monitoring, application engineering and design, trouble shooting, maintenance training and support.
With effect from and since 1st April, 2008, our company name has been changed to SKF Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
Singapore, is an island city-state and the smallest country in Southeast Asia. The Republic of Singapore is made up of 60 islands with combined landmass of 646 sq. km. The main island is 42 km from East to West and 23 km from North to South and is located just 137 km north of the Equator.
Sunshine is abundant throughout the year, average daily temperatures range from 23 to 33 degrees Celsius, the average humidity level is 85% and there are occasional tropical thunderstorms.
Singaporehas a population of approximately 5.07 million, and is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Chinese make up 77 percent of the population. Malays, Indians, Eurasians and foreigners working and residing here make up the balance.
Singapore is a multiracial, multicultural and multi-religious society where people of all races live in peace and harmony. Malay is the national language, but English, Chinese, and Tamil also are official languages. English is the language of administration and also is widely used in the professions, businesses, and schools.
The island city too has an excellent infrastructure that comprises an excellent postal network, telecommunications and IT network and not forgetting the public transport system. Singapore has one of the best harbour and airports in the region. Singapore Airlines has been constantly nominated the top airline by travel magazines.
The Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) is among the busiest port for cargo transshipment business, handling more than 17-million TEU per year. PSA has over the years, been aggressively investing in port management or development stretching from East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and into Europe. It can now provide its customers a seamless destination to destination or dropped shipment of cargo from Far East to Europe.
The GDP growth for the year 2011 was about 4.9%
Major Industries include:
- Marine, shipping, ship-repairs, shipbuilding, ship-conversion, offshore oil-rigs building & conversion.
- Electronics and electrical manufacturing activities include media storage, printers, TV & LCD display, telecommunication, wafer & chips production, wire-bonding equipment, photonics production.
- Phamarceutical, bio- & life-science R&D.
- Petrochemicals, oils & gas refining, specialty chemicals.
- Service industries include : IT, banking & finance, hospitality, transportation, logistics & supply chain management, education & training services.
Singapore's manufacturing industries churn out:
- 70% of the world's offshore oil rigs.
- 70% of the world's impact printers.
- 60% of the world's container chillers.
- 50% of the worlds' flash lights for cameras.
- 40% of the world's disk drives.
- 10% of the world's refrigerator compressors.
In Asia, Singapore is:
- The top aerospace maintenance, repairs and overhaul center.
- The largest flavors and fragrance center.
- The top producer of oil field equipment.