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The C&M Story

The C&M Story

The C&M Story

The C& M Story

The C& M Story

The Beginning

1963Our late founder, Mr. Kwan Fook Ngah, graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Hons).

1964He obtained the Colombo Plan Scholarship for training in Surface Finishing and Water Treatment in Japan.

1964-1973
Upon his return, Mr. Kwan joined Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) as a Senior Officer in charge of the Prototype Production and Training Centre (a Japanese Government-aided Project).

1974After his resignation from EDB in 1973, Mr. Kwan founded Chemicals and Machinery (C&M). We started as a small re-seller for a limited range of surface treatment chemicals, based at 14 Hong Kong Street. Back then, we employed just 3 staff members, and serviced a handful of customers. They grew to rely on the personal service that Mr. Kwan provided.

1975-1978
As news of his customer-oriented service spread, C&M's reputation and the portfolio of customers grew, in tandem with our range of products and services.

1979We relocated to our current premises at 7500A Beach Road, #10-306, The Plaza, Singapore.

1983C&M joined the Singapore Surface Engineering Association (SSEA). We have been an active member since.

1990We purchased our first warehouse at No. 6 Tanjong Penjuru Crescent. This marks another significant milestone in our corporate history.

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Succession

2005Mdm. Kum Lai Yoke took reign of C&M to carry on Mr. Kwan’s legacy.

2010Our Technical Service Centre was set up at our warehouse premise. Equipped with a lab, our technicians provide Customers the timely and necessary support in sample analysis and troubleshooting.

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Rebranding

2012We unveiled our new corporate identity to mark another chapter for C&M — to reconnect with existing customers and signal our intention to extend our reach in the ASEAN market.

2013Our Company was awarded with ISO 9001:2008 and BizSAFE Level 3 certificates.

2014We opened our Indonesian Sales Office at 9 Boulevard, in Pakuwon, Surabaya, Indonesia. This is under our sister company — PT GK Industry. This branch serves as our gateway into the agricultural and surface finishing industries.

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Present

2015C&M employs over 30 employees and is a leading importer and distributor for more than 200 chemicals and chemistry products sourced from around the world. Our Head Office is the heart of our operations, acting as a touchpoint for our regional offices as well as providing support for our local and regional customers.

Looking Ahead

Our portfolio has grown to serve a diverse group of customers across industries throughout South East Asia. We will be establishing the following overseas subsidiaries in the near future:

  • Cm StorySales & Technical Centre, Warehousing & Logistics at The Frontier, Taman Desa Cermalang, Johor, Malaysia (projected 2016 Q3).
  • Cm StorySales Office under our sister company, PT GK Industry, for surface finishing in Jakarta, Indonesia (projected 2017 Q1).
  • Cm StoryPhilippines (projected 2018 Q4).
  • Cm StorySales Office at The Bridge in Chamkarmorn, Cambodia (projected 2019 Q1).
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