Flying high as Asia’s aviation hub

ASIA’S aviation industry has witnessed strong growth in recent years, and is predicted to progress even more in the future.

The opening of the Rolls Royce facility in Singapore earlier in February this year is testament to the growing confidence manufacturing veterans have in Asia’s capabilities to manufacturing high-quality parts.

With the delivery of the first Singapore-made Trent aero engine for Airbus A380 on Nov 28 last year, it further seals Singapore’s reputation as Asia’s aviation hub.

In tandem with this industry trend, MTA2013, returning to the exhibition halls at Singapore Expo from April 9 to 12 this year, is geared to impress industry visitors by unveiling of a specialised group of companies housed within the Capabilities Hub.

Best-of-breed solutions targeted at the Aerospace sector the Capabilities Hub will showcase a strong cohort of enterprises that serve the precision engineering industry.

These companies will demonstrate their aptitudes in the manufacture of high-quality, advanced solutions — all dedicated to meet the emergent needs of Asia’s Aerospace, Complex Equipment, Medical Technology and Oil & Gas sectors.

They include A & One Precision Engineering, ACP Metal Finishing, Beyonics Technology, CEI Contract Manufacturing, Frontken, Fujicon Engineering, Hup Fatt Brothers Engineering, Index Precision Industries, JEP Precision Engineering, JCS-Vanetec, Meiban Group, Microcast, NanoTechnology Manufacturing, Onn Wah Precision Machining Racer Technology, ST Kinetics Integrated Engineering, SolidMicron Technologies, Tru-Marine, Trek 2000 International, Vigor Precision Engineering and Wah Son Engineering.

Serving the aerospace sector, Onn Wah Precision Machining, is an AS9100 certified precision machining company.

The company deals in complex medium-size components in a high-mix, low volume environment, and serves a diverse range of sectors including the Aerospace, Semiconductor, Oil & Gas, Biomedical and Optics.

Company managing director Lam Keng Yew believes that companies need to be niche to be able to compete in the current manufacturing environment.

“Singapore’s manufacturing landscape has changed drastically. Due to the higher cost and labour constraints, we can only focus on manufacturing high value components which are either mission-critical, of high complexity or with high IP content.

This is in line with the aerospace industry, which not only requires higher complexity parts, but also a complete system to ensure full compliances to defined processes with a traceable documentation,” said Lam.

“Having spent the last few years developing ways to produce complex parts consistently with automated documentation flow that fulfil the aerospace requirements, Onn Wah is well prepared to provide such machining capabilities, and we’re glad that MTA2013’s Capabilities Hub provides a platform for us to showcase what we can offer,” he added.

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