Creating chemistry for a sustainable future

FOR its sterling efforts in promoting energy efficiency, BASF South East Asia Pte Ltd has won the Excellence in Energy Management award this year at the annual Energy Efficiency National Partnership (EENP) Awards.

Going all out to save energy

OUTSTANDING Energy Services Provider of the Year award winner G-Energy Global Pte Ltd has helped achieve significant annual energy savings for its clients through its chilled water system retrofit projects.

Focus on improving energy efficiency

THE carbon tax to be introduced from next year is part of a national strategy to reduce carbon emissions in Singapore.

A culture of reducing wastage, over-consumption

ACHIEVING energy efficiency improvement in the compressed air system through process optimisation and waste elimination has got Wieland Metals Singapore Pte Ltd Honourable Mention for Best Practices at this year's EENP Awards...

Scaling new heights of growth

ITALY is the eighth largest economy in the world measured by its gross domestic product (GDP). It is the fifth biggest in manufacturing globally and second biggest in Europe.

Italians among fastest-growing EU nationals in Singapore

Narendra Aggarwal: As the Italian Ambassador to Singapore, how would you describe the state of bilateral relations in various fields - political, business, education, research and innovation, culture, etc?

Ferrari taps the region's luxe sweet spots - from Singapore

WITH another roaring F1 racing season just over in Singapore, Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Ferrari is on a roll in the region that it serves from here. While Singapore is Ferrari's regional office for the Far East since 2013, it is now responsible for the Middle East and India as...

Chamber hosts its 9th Business Awards

A LANDMARK event of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (ICCS) in its packed calendar of activities is the annual Business Awards, which were presented this year for the ninth time.

A home for all nationalities

A UNIQUELY Swiss institution in Singapore is the Swiss Club, which is located in the prime Bukit Timah area. The Swiss Club was established in 1871 and is one of the oldest and most historic clubs in Singapore. Located on Bukit Tinggi, it is an elegant and family friendly retreat surrounded by lush...

Keeping our cool

AS URBAN centres like Singapore become more densely populated and business activity increases, more and more heat is produced in the process. A leading Swiss technical institute is working on a pioneering project with the aim of reducing the impact of heat on the environment in Singapore. Called...

Marche Restaurants Singapore wins SwissCham award

MARCHÉ Restaurants Singapore, which has Swiss roots, is this year's winner of SwissCham's annual award for Excellence in People and Skills Development, which was launched last year. The company has five restaurants in Singapore, and strongly focuses on training and developing its staff at...

Fostering stronger ties

THE new Swiss ambassador, Fabrice Filliez, is a career diplomat. Prior to his appointment as ambassador to Singapore and Brunei, he served in Berne for five years at the Swiss State Secretariat for International Financial Matters with the title of Ambassador in charge of multilateral tax matters.

Scenic Switzerland drawing more Singaporean visitors

The Business Times: What are some of the new Swiss tourism offerings that would be of interest to Business Times readers?

Over 400 Swiss companies doing business in Singapore

SWITZERLAND has a long tradition of doing business in Singapore for almost 200 years, and over 400 Swiss companies are present in Singapore today. Hence, the business ties and friendship between Singapore and Switzerland are extraordinarily strong and everlasting, says Tom Ludescher, chairman of...

The Philippines has a lot to celebrate today

IT is celebration time in the Philippines today as it marks the 120th anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence by Emilio Aguinaldo, leader of the Filipino revolutionary forces revolting against colonial rule.

New mood of optimism in South Africa

THERE is palpable excitement in South Africa and there is a new mood of confidence and optimism in the country with a popular new president having taken office. Having been elected as the new leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, was elected by...

Preparing future-ready skilled workforce

AS Singapore's maritime sector is expected to create over 5,000 good jobs by 2025 and create S$4.5 billion in value add, talent development is a key focus in this direction and a lot of investment is being done in the process...

Unions actively supporting talent development

THE labour movement has been actively engaging companies as well as workers in the maritime sector to upskill and reskill with the aim of upgrading and talent development in this important industry. Singapore's status as an international maritime hub contributes 7 per cent of the country'...

Aspiring to be the best in its class

WINNER of the Singapore SME 1000 - Net Profit Growth Excellence Award for Services, APRO Training Centre Pte Ltd endeavours to be the best in its class as a security training organisation.

EQUVO keeps to zero delinquency

The Singapore SME 1000 - Sales/Turnover Growth Excellence Award for Services has been won by EQUVO Pte Ltd. It topped the services sector in turnover growth.

Two related companies win commerce-retail SME 1000 awards

TWO related companies - UA Sports (SEA) Pte Ltd, and Triple Pte Ltd, have the distinction of winning awards at this year's S1000 awards and rankings in the commerce-retail segment...

Profindo wins in international SME category

AN international SME, Profindo Pte Ltd, won the SME Overseas Sales/Turnover Excellence Award in the Singapore International 100 award category.

Twitter wins in information and comms category

FIRST-TIME participant Twitter Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd has landed an award thanks to the strong growth recorded by the company. It has been awarded the Singapore 1000 - Sales/Turnover Growth Excellence Award in the Information & Communications sector.

Popular Chinese restaurant chain wins award

POPULAR Chinese restaurant chain operator Pu Tien Holdings Pte Ltd is the proud winner of the Singapore SME 1000 - Sales/Turnover Growth Excellence Award in the Hospitality/Food & Beverage sector.

Innovation key to transforming sector

WITH the government encouraging more companies to invest in innovation, drive productivity improvements and enhance the skills of the maritime workforce, technological advances play a crucial role in improving productivity.