Samwoh Corporation was incorporated in Singapore in 1975. The company has grown from its humble beginnings into a market leader in construction, maintenance of road, aircraft and seaport pavement, providing civil engineering, infrastructure construction services, supply of building materials, offering specialized blasting systems, recycling of construction and industrial waste, logistics, shipping, consultancy services and research and development. The concept of a “one-stop service” with innovation and sustainability have differentiated Samwoh from others.
Samwoh was founded as a transport and logistics company in 1975 by three like-minded friends who gave up their jobs to become lorry drivers.
The company’s business grew significantly in the 1980s as it secured several key projects including a HDB project to transport granite materials and sand. During this time, the company also ventured into asphalt premix production as well as road paving and milling services.
At the start of the 1990s, Samwoh attainted L5 registration grade with BCA which qualified the company to tender for projects up to $10 million. This was a period of growth for the company in the road paving business, and it upgraded its asphalt plan to meet growing demand.
The new millennium saw a next-generation board of directors (consisting of the founders’ children) take Samwoh into various industries including civil engineering; demolitions; geotechnical services; quarrying activities; precast concrete products; ready-mixed concrete; research and consultancy; recycling and sea sand supply.
Samwoh’s focus on sustainable development garnered the company several prestigious awards including the top prize in the Enterprise 50 Awards twice in a row; the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award for the Samwoh Eco-Green Building; Singapore Compact CSR Award; and various other environmental awards.
Despite the company’s success, the management is not resting on its laurels and is continuously seeking new ways to grow and strengthen Samwoh.