President's Message

Douglas Foo

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Singapore Manufacturing Federation's (SMF) interactive website.

Established since 1932, SMF has been championing the manufacturing and manufacturing-related industries in Singapore. With the recent economic restructuring, SMF is dedicated to help companies transform their businesses and achieve sustainable growth in the face of incoming challenges such as manpower crunch and rising rental costs. Corporate transformation is often a slow and painful exercise. However, SMF will assist our members to accelerate this transformation process by organising a diverse range of activities and initiatives through our Centres of Excellence, Industry Groups, and Global Business Group. Such activities can range from staff upskilling, trade fairs and missions, to providing business advisory on utilising government grants.

In the SMF website, you will be able to learn more about the Federation and the aforementioned activities. This website is designed to ensure easy navigation for visitors such as yourself who are eager to find the right path for the development of your business and to increase business and network opportunities for market expansion.

Some of the key services available on this website include:

  • Sourcing of members' products and services
  • Calendar of past and upcoming SMF events
  • Viewing of SMF publications and reports, including our quarterly magazine, CONNECT, and our annual flagship directory, Tradelink
  • Information on Certificate of Origin
  • Market expansion opportunities, such as the Working-in-Partnership Programme for food companies, and the Business Expansion Programme for regions of Iskandar Malaysia and Riau Islands Indonesia
  • Courses and training programmes

This website constitutes only a small portion of the total package of services we offer to members and non-members alike. Currently, our membership includes over 3,000 companies from a wide spectrum of manufacturing industries, consisting of both MNCs and SMEs.

By supporting Singapore manufacturers through its comprehensive array of service and product offerings, SMF strives to enhance their performance and thereby to establish Singapore as one of the premier manufacturing hubs in Asia.

I wish you a profitable time in exploring our website.
 

Douglas Foo
President
Singapore Manufacturing Federation