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Working up the value chain

Wong Fong Engineering wants to go from integrating systems built by others to developing products under its own brand name.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 05:50
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Brothers Liew Chern Yean (left), chief technical officer at Wong Fong and Eric Lew, director and executive director of the company's R&D centre, are the second generation in this family-owned business.

HEADING into its sixth decade, Wong Fong Engineering hit what one might call its mid-life crisis. Hampered by a triple whammy of an aging workforce, land and labour constraints, brothers Liew Chern Yean and Eric Lew - the second generation in the family business still headed by their father and