TOGNUM Asia held a ground-breaking ceremony in November announcing construction of new enlarged Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. The new premises will consolidate the areas of application engineering, sales and service support, distribution management, marketing and communications under one roof.
At the ground-breaking ceremony in Singapore were, from left, Tognum Asia director of Operations and Logistics Tan Chin Kiat, Tognum AG chief sales officer Dr Michael Haidinger, Tognum AG Supervisory Board chairman John Paterson, Tognum AG CFO and managing director Doris Schlieszeit and Boustead Singapore Limited chairman and group CEO Wong Fong Fui.
The company says the move will enable Tognum Asia to better serve regional clients by bringing together all business functions and more than 300 staff members into one new facility.
In 1974, MTU, a Tognum brand, chose Singapore as its home in Asia and since then, the country has become an intrinsic part of Tognum’s regional corporate DNA. Tognum Asia is a company dedicated to people excellence, process excellence and continuous improvement and being based in Singapore is key to realization of this mission. Tognum is experiencing solid growth in Asia which is hugely positive for the health of its global operation.
“2013 has been another hugely successful year for Tognum in the Asia Pacific and keeps our strategy for sustained growth in the APAC region on track,” Tognum SA chief sales officer Dr Michael Haidinger said. “We recognize the uniqueness of this market and Tognum is well equipped to respond to these challenges. Grid instabilities in emerging Asian countries and the increasing need to secure power supply for critical applications like data centres will spur demand for emergency power and diesel gensets. Additionally, environmental challenges will encourage cleaner and more efficient technologies such as gas fired generation systems.”
Singapore Economic Development Board assistant managing director Lim Kok Kiang said: “We are very pleased Singapore remains the location of choice for Tognum Asia’s APAC headquarters. We welcome Tognum Asia’s plan to expand and upgrade its operations in Singapore for the region. The expansion plans further reinforce Singapore’s proposition as a home for business.”
Boustead Projects will be in charge of construction and upon completion will lease back the premises to Tognum Asia. The facility has 24,800 square-metres of floor space, covers 1.75 hectares and is at the Tukang Innovation Park. The new complex, designed to consume less energy and be more environmentally friendly, will include a new training centre, enabling Tognum Asia’s team of well-qualified trainers to offer a greater number of staff and partners from throughout the region the opportunity to develop their maintenance and operational skills.
Tognum Asia is the leading provider of MTU diesel engines and drive systems and MTU Onsite Energy distributed energy systems in APAC, serving multiple sectors with a comprehensive state-of-the-art portfolio. Tognum Asia has subsidiaries in Indonesia, India, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan. MTU, MTU Onsite Energy, L’Orange and now Bergen Engines AS, are under the umbrella group Tognum, which is jointly owned by Rolls-Royce plc and Daimler AG.