Asia Excellence Award 2013

Diversification has always been a key strategy for businesses, in penetration of new markets or simply for survival sake. Embodying this strategy boldly, KTJ Elect Pte Ltd demonstrates marked expansion, growing from its roots as an electrical engineering business to its present business model encompassing electrical engineering consultancy, trading, and real estate management and maintenance.

Founded in 1993, KTJ Elect Pte Ltd primarily undertook electrical engineering projects in its early days, providing works for commercial and industrial sectors. With a focus on the Malaysian and Indonesian markets, projects ranged from resorts in Bintan Island, water treatment plants in golf courses, to wood chip and power press machinery factories.

A move into petro-checimal sector from 1998 heralded a new development in KTJ's timeline. Responsible for contractual facilities management within Shell-owned ECC (ethylene cracker complex), French MNC Air Liquide, ExxonMobil and SPCW (Singapore Petroleum Company), this strategic diversification proved fruitful as the team at KTJ flexed its expertise as an electrical safety consultant. Within the demanding OPG (Oil, Petrol & Gas) sector where safety standards are typically higher, KTJ continues to deliver its brand of electrical testing and consultancy services, forming part of the safety equation in Singapore's global reputation as a petrochemical hub.

The business progressively added A&A (additions and alterations), ACMV (air conditioning mechanical ventilation), and building facilities management to its repertoire of services. This move proved strategic as KTJ developed into integrated solutions provider — delivering plumbing, sanitary, ACMV, fire sprinkler, boiler room services within the building sector. Anchoring projects for People Association, IMH (Institute of Mental Health) and MRT-related works, KTJ's expertise and reputation grew considerably in the early 2000s.

While plying the trade as an electrical engineering consultant, Mr Kok's keen business acumen materialised into the setting up of a property arm withing KTJ's services. Strategic acquisition of residential, commercial and industrial properties through the years has seen them build up a substansial portfolio for purposes of management and maintenance. These include units within Enterprise Hub, Jurong Food Hub, Woodlands 11, Uni-Tech Centre, Pioneer Centre and Woodlands Horizon, amongst others.

Going a step further, the company has also added trading of high quality electromechanical parts and electrical components for B2B needs. Through established partnerships with suppliers in Germany, UK and China, highest quality products are assured with the advisory services of electrical engineering available anytime.

With its style of diversification and two decades of success amidst changes, Mr Kok and the team at KTJ Elect Pte Ltd display the boldness and insights required for a successful entrepreneurship journey. As a model for emulation, it will be interesting to note what sucessful surprises KTJ will unveil in the coming years ahead.

Asia Excellence Award 2013

Diversification has always been a key strategy for businesses, in penetration of new markets or simply for survival sake. Embodying this strategy boldly, KTJ Elect Pte Ltd demonstrates marked expansion, growing from its roots as an electrical engineering business to its present business model encompassing electrical engineering consultancy, trading, and real estate management and maintenance.

Founded in 1993 by Mr Kok Tuck Jee, KTJ Elect Pte Ltd primarily undertook electrical engineering projects in its early days, providing works for commercial and industrial sectors. With a focus on the Malaysian and Indonesian markets, projects ranged from resorts in Bintan Island, water treatment plants in golf courses, to wood chip and power press machinery factories.

A move into petro-checimal sector from 1998 heralded a new development in KTJ's timeline. Responsible for contractual facilities management within Shell-owned ECC (ethylene cracker complex), French MNC Air Liquide, ExxonMobil and SPCW (Singapore Petroleum Company), this strategic diversification proved fruitful as the team at KTJ flexed its expertise as an electrical safety consultant. Within the demanding OPG (Oil, Petrol & Gas) sector where safety standards are typically higher, KTJ continues to deliver its brand of electrical testing and consultancy services, forming part of the safety equation in Singapore's global reputation as a petrochemical hub.

The business progressively added A&A (additions and alterations), ACMV (air conditioning mechanical ventilation), and building facilities management to its repertoire of services. This move proved strategic as KTJ developed into integrated solutions provider — delivering plumbing, sanitary, ACMV, fire sprinkler, boiler room services within the building sector. Anchoring projects for People Association, IMH (Institute of Mental Health) and MRT-related works, KTJ's expertise and reputation grew considerably in the early 2000s.

While plying the trade as an electrical engineering consultant, Mr Kok's keen business acumen materialised into the setting up of a property arm withing KTJ's services. Strategic acquisition of residential, commercial and industrial properties through the years has seen them build up a substansial portfolio for purposes of management and maintenance. These include units within Enterprise Hub, Jurong Food Hub, Woodlands 11, Uni-Tech Centre, Pioneer Centre and Woodlands Horizon, amongst others.

Going a step further, the company has also added trading of high quality electromechanical parts and electrical components for B2B needs. Through established partnerships with suppliers in Germany, UK and China, highest quality products are assured with the advisory services of electrical engineering available anytime.

With its style of diversification and two decades of success amidst changes, Mr Kok and the team at KTJ Elect Pte Ltd display the boldness and insights required for a successful entrepreneurship journey. As a model for emulation, it will be interesting to note what sucessful surprises KTJ will unveil in the coming years ahead.