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Top 3 winners of Prestige Award
Executive chairman & group CEO
Jing King Tech Holdings
Never lose a card. Never disclose data. It is a credo that underpins Jing King Tech which is among the top 10 global smartcard producers. The ability to safeguard client information is important: it plays in the Fintech and Trusted Services and Solutions space, providing products and services to major financial institutions.
Products include smart cards production, and services such as business process outsourcing and automation solutions (self-service kiosks and virtual teller machines), secure mobile payment solutions and biometric authentication technology. Key markets include Greater China and Asean.
Founded in 1984, JK Tech employs about 3,000 people worldwide, of whom more than 10 per cent are engineers who oversee the pipeline of new products and services.
Markono Print Media
An integrated supply chain partner in publishing is what Markono Print Media offers its clients which includes the world's leading publishers and Fortune 500 corporations. Markono Print Media (formerly known as Kin Keong Printing) was founded in 1967 as a general printer for business cards and stationery. It grew rapidly in the 1990s to become a major printer of manuals for the software and electronics industry.
It operates from a 124,000 sq ft facility housing end-to-end printing capabilities such as pre-press, offset and digital printing, binding and finishing. It also has a 20,000 sq ft facility in Penang that provides JIT print solutions for the electronics industry. Today, Markono is a leading full service print solutions provider focusing on the printing of high quality manuals, journals, books, magazines and newspapers for the local and overseas markets.
Teo Hark Piang
Union Energy Corporation
It had a humble beginning, starting as a sole proprietorship operating out of a sundry shop in 1977 in Marine Terrace. It was called Choon Hin, and was a reseller of bottled Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and household sundries.
It is now known as Union Energy Corporation, a name change that took place in 2002. Along the way, Union Energy has become one of the leading suppliers of bottled LPG in Singapore, with its own bottling plant, three storage depots, five LPG road tankers and more than 200 delivery vehicles. It operates a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) refilling station at Old Toh Tuck Road with 26 CNG nozzles to supply vehicles powered by CNG. The same refilling station also has 20 diesel nozzles for diesel vehicles. Union Energy Corporation employs more than 300 workers.