1988
Establishment of Wan Sern Metal Works

Our Founding/Managing Director, Mr Chua Ngeok Yin, started early operations from a dilapidated shed at Choa Chu Kang with a modest capital of S$1,800 and staff strength of two

1990
Sprouting Growth

Wan Sern Metal Works moved to a small factory at Sungei Kadut where proper office structure and operations were gradually put in place; defining the foundations of Wan Sern’s subsequent growth

1993
Incorporation of Wan Sern Metal Industries Pte Ltd

Embodying a capital value of S$3 million at the time of incorporation, Wan Sern relocated her operations to a purchased 13,000 square feet (1,208 square metres) industrial terraced factory at 10 Gul Link Singapore

In the same year, Wan Sern also saw an expansion of her workforce with staff strength growing to over more than 300 individuals

Incorporation of various Wan Sern subsidiaries

WS Aluminium Pte Ltd, Ace-colour Powder Coating Pte Ltd, and Concrete Building Materials Supply Pte Ltd.

1999
Acquisition of new Factory building

From Gul Link, Wan Sern once again made a full-fledged shift to a semi-detached factory at 31 Tuas Avenue 8 Singapore 639245 where she still calls home today.

A four-storey high extension building was then built to increase its fabrication facility and production efficiency. The total build-in area was 83,000 square feet (7,711 square metres).

2001
Formation of Strategic Alliance

In the face of economic crisis in 2001, Wan Sern was compelled to establish strategic alliance with an industry rival which then on, operated under a newly incorporated company named Amazing Metal Industries Pte Ltd to overcome dire market challenges

2002
Dissolution of the partnership at Amazing Metal Industries Pte Ltd

Within a remarkably short period of time, Mr Chua bought over all shares from his Partner and became the sole shareholder of Amazing Metal

2004
Replacement of Family Entity Management by Modern Management

Wan Sern saw transformational change in its management strategies, corporate culture, and brand marketing motivated by future expansion plans

Cessation of Amazing Metal Industries Pte Ltd operations (01 June)

All businesses were transacted under the Wan Sern entity

Award of Major Contracts by the Housing Development Board (HDB)

Wan Sern was awarded two major contracts from HDB to provide upgrading works under the “Upgrading Works for Rectification and Improvement Works to Windows in HDB Rental Flats”.

Upgrade from L1 to L5 (Work Head Category CR16) BCA Financial Grade

Upgrade from L1 to L5 (Work Head Category CR16) BCA Financial Grade

2005
Cessation and Transfer of Wan Sern subsidiaries to parent company

All resources were subsequently consolidated as a strategic move for a lean and cost-efficient set-up.

Set-up of new business arm- Project Division:

Extending from her mature Home Interior Retail division, Wan Sern took an ambitious move and ventured into the larger-scaled Residential, Commercial & Industrial businesses across the Building Construction Industry

2006
First Major Success in the Projects Division

Wan Sern was awarded a single contract worth over S$4 Million to provide Aluminium Curtain Walling for the spectacular “Marina Barrage Water Plant” project at Marina Bay

2007
Launch of professionally-designed Home Interior Retail Product Catalogue
Launch of Wan Sern’s Corporate Website

www.wansern.com.sg

2008
Following Successes in the Projects Division

Contracted for iconic projects- River Valley High School (Largest local Secondary School), The Inspira, Chinese Swimming Club (Exclusive design in Singapore), School of the Arts, and the upmarket Orange Grove Residence

2009
Singapore Small and Medium Enterprise 500 (SME500)
2010
Singapore Small and Medium Enterprise 1000 (SME1000)
2011
Singapore Small and Medium Enterprise 1000 (SME1000)
BIZSAFE LEVEL 2 (11 September)
BIZSAFE LEVEL 3 (12 September)
2012
Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008 (27 August)
2015
Expansion and Relocation of Production Facilities to Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

All resources were subsequently consolidated as a strategic move for a lean and cost-efficient set-up.

 

2018

 

Relaunch of fully revamped Wan Sern Corporate Website

www.wansern.com.sg

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