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Mr Tay said Sauter has completed more than 50 research laboratory installations, including five Biosafety Level Three labs.

SAUTER Singapore Pte Ltd, which specialises in the design and construction of high quality critical environment management systems, has made a name for itself in the industry and today boasts an impressive resume of completed projects.

Established in 2001, the company has lent its expertise and services to two main industry subsectors, namely the industrial, biomedical, pharmaceutical and healthcare building controls subsector and the commercial building controls subsector.

Managing director Tay Kee Hock said Sauter Singapore is a recognised leader in the research laboratory market, having completed more than 50 research laboratory installations, including five Biosafety Level Three laboratories.

"As we offer complete and comprehensive solutions, our customers no longer have to rely on multiple sub-vendors to provide total critical environment management systems in their facilities. Sauter Singapore is the only company in Singapore that installs and maintains these fully comprehensive systems, distinguishing it from competitors," he affirmed. "In addition, our firm commitment to quality, reliability, traceability and work-health safety has been recognised in our attainment of ISO9001, ISO14001, OSHA18001 and bizSAFE STAR certification."

With such achievements, Sauter Singapore has been named as one of the prestige winners of the SME100 Awards 2016.

"We are very proud to receive this award. We strongly believe that we have the competitiveness, consistency and proven track record to compete with the big multinational corporations, and even outbid them for some multi-million dollar contracts. This award serves as a recognition of our efforts in establishing ourselves as one of the major players in our industry," said Mr Tay.

"We at Sauter Singapore realise that our success would not have been possible without the collective diligence and dedication of each member of the team. The senior management would like to convey our genuine gratitude to everyone in the Sauter Singapore family, and to share and celebrate this award with them."

To ensure the growth of the company, Sauter Singapore invests heavily in training employees, so that they are constantly upgrading their technical competencies and are familiar with the latest technological developments in the industry.

"Our biggest challenge today is in meeting the ever shrinking timeline, while at the same time instilling confidence in our customers with our competitive pricing without compromising on the quality of products and services."

Mr Tay said that the systems they provide frequently involve integration, monitoring and control of both mechanical and electrical sub-systems. Although system testing and commissioning typically requires two to three months, Sauter Singapore has managed to accelerate the processes, reducing the time to two to four weeks.

Mr Tay pointed out that customers with facilities requiring critical environments, for example, biosafety laboratories and hospital isolation facilities, often opt for cheaper alternatives. However, prices are frequently slashed at the expense of quality, leading to higher risks of failure in safety certification.

"Our strategy is therefore to educate and inform customers on the importance of using appropriate, high-quality products in their facilities, in order to satisfy even the most stringent safety requirements," he explained. "With our experienced in-house personnel and successes in market specialisation, Sauter is poised for regional expansion," he added.

Sauter Singapore entered a joint venture to establish its Beijing division in 2004 and currently has plans to further extend its reach in the region by setting up an office in Malaysia this year and in Indonesia in the next two to three years.