A high rise multi-tenanted facility located on a 1.88 ha site at Tanjong Kling, the SEH will host an integrated ecosystem of companies in the surface engineering industry, including surface finishers, equipment suppliers, chemical solution providers, and plating technology researchers. A key feature of the SEH is the centralised wastewater treatment plant that will not only reduce space requirements and upfront capital investment for tenants, but also allow them to accelerate the start up of their operations. Besides the treatment plant, the SEH will also house companies providing complementary support for testing and certification, chemical solution supplies and laboratories. Supporting many manufacturing operations in Singapore, surface engineering activities include electroplating, heat treatment, surface treatment and specialty surface finishing otherwise known as coating.
Mr Cedric Foo, JTC’s Chairman said,“The SEH, is a first-of-its-kind multi-tenanted facility comprising 63 units totalling 20,360 sqm. What makes it special is that this facility integrates the entire value chain of companies in the surface engineering industry, many of whom are SMEs. We chose to put this facility within Tanjong Kling as it was once home to several surface engineering companies.”
“The Government is optimistic about the long-term sustained growth of the surface engineering industry, and we are committed to the growth of the companies in this sector. This is to ensure this enabling industry can continue to support Singapore’s manufacturing competitiveness,” said Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, at the Surface Engineering Hub launch event.
At the launch event, JTC also welcomed its first four companies at the SEH – Al-Tech Services, ITI Metal Finishing, NHM Electroplating and Stella Specialty Chemicals, and signed a memorandum of understanding with them. In developing this Hub, JTC had consulted with customers, industry partners and other partner agencies to leverage on their expertise and knowledge of the industry.
Following the launch of the SEH, JTC (JTC.gov.sg) will be calling an operator service tender for the centralised wastewater treatment plant. The SEH is expected to achieve Temporary Occupational Permit (“TOP”) in the second half of 2013.