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10 enterprises honoured for excellence at SBF's Singapore Productivity Awards 2017

  • Ten organisations in six sectors are recognised for their leadership and initiatives exemplifying productivity excellence
  • Construction Sector is added to this year’s Awards
  • Winning companies demonstrated strong productivity culture in investing in people, fostering innovation and efficiency, embracing new technologies, as well as delivering superior customer service and performance
24 November 2017 [Singapore] - Ten organisations across six sectors were honoured this evening at the Singapore Productivity Awards 2017 Gala Dinner. Held at the Shangri-La Hotel, the awards ceremony was graced by Minister for Manpower, Mr Lim Swee Say. An initiative of the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), the Singapore Productivity Awards recognise enterprises that have demonstrated excellence in productivity. These winners also serve as important enterprise role models to spur the wider business community to transform and become more productive.

The 10 winners across six sectors are listed below (for their profiles, please refer to the annex).

Category Company
Excellence in Construction Sector Hua Siah Construction Pte Ltd
Excellence in Construction Sector Teambuild Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd
Excellence in F&B Sector 店小二 Dian Xiao Er
Excellence in Hotel Sector Marina Bay Sands
Excellence in Hotel Sector Park Avenue Rochester Hotel & Suites
Excellence in Infocomm Sector EGIS Healthcare Technologies Pte Ltd
Excellence in Infocomm Sector Info-Tech Systems Integrators Pte Ltd
Excellence in Logistics Sector Elite International Logistics Singapore Pte Ltd
Excellence in Manufacturing Sector LHT Holdings Ltd
Excellence in Manufacturing Sector Micro-Mechanics


Mr S.S. Teo, Chairman of SBF, said, “SBF would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the winners of the Singapore Productivity Awards 2017. The ten winners have exhibited exemplary performance in leading a productivity-led culture through strong leadership, embracing new technologies and innovation, investment in people and delivering superior customer service. We hope these winners serve as inspiration for their industry peers to follow suit."

Mr Lawrence Leow, Honorary Treasurer, Singapore Business Federation and Chairman of the Singapore Productivity Awards Panel Committee, said, “The winners were selected through a combination of quantitative and qualitative evaluations based on their good labour productivity results and innovative initiatives across business processes. Besides raising productivity, this year’s winners have also achieved improvements in other areas, such as creating higher value skills jobs for their employees, raising staff morale and retention, as well as delivering higher customer satisfaction. The initiatives have therefore brought about a holistic enhancement in their business operations that extends beyond productivity improvements.”

On the inclusion of the Construction sector in this year’s Awards, Mr Kenneth Loo, President, Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL), commented, “Productivity in the construction sector has steadily been increasing, thanks to the collective efforts of our construction firms, key stakeholders and government. Participation in the Singapore Productivity Awards is recognition of the sector’s efforts to transform the industry, while encouraging companies to embrace innovation and technology, improve project management and be more progressive in the adoption of safe and cost-efficient practices for greater economic benefits and sustainability.”

Assessment Criteria of Singapore Productivity Awards 2017

The Awards adopt a two-pronged approach of quantitative and qualitative assessments. For the quantitative assessment, companies are evaluated based on their labour productivity and nine other productivity composite indicators using the Integrated Management of Productivity Activities (IMPACT) framework. For the qualitative assessment, companies are evaluated on various aspects from leadership and strategy, people management, processes and technology to customer engagement.

The Awards are supported by knowledge partner, DP Information Group. The Awards Panel Committee comprises key representatives from SBF, SPRING Singapore, Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, Restaurant Association of Singapore, Singapore Contractors Association Ltd, Singapore Hotel Association, Singapore infocomm Technology Federation, Singapore Logistics Association, Singapore Manufacturing Federation, Singapore National Employers Federation and Singapore Retailers Association.


Annex - Profiles of Winning Companies

Opening Address by Minister for Manpower Mr Lim Swee Say

Welcome Address by SBF Chairman Mr S.S. Teo

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