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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.

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...

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