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AMS Marine: International expansion

Singapore: AMS Marine Group, the diversified Singapore heat exchanger service provider, is embarking on a rapid period of international expansion. Under managing director Winston Chua, the company opened sales offices in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong in December and January respectively. Since then AMS has established its first workshop outside of Singapore, in Shenzhen, China just this month. The new workshop handles plate heat exchanges, especially catering to the south China yards. “A lot of our clients are calling in south China,” Chua relates.

AMS is also in talks to open up in Brunei and has plans to open a workshop in Malaysia to go alongside the recently established Kuala Lumpur sales office.

AMS is an authorized service provider for Hisaka and Tranter. Piping and steelwork is another big part of the AMS business. It is involved in plenty of offshore fabrications.

The company now has around 140 staff, and it is the employees that make the company tick, Chua says.

“Take good care of your staff and the business will take care of itself,” says Chua.

Chua went to university in Miami, then started out as a stock analyst, before getting into stockbroking back in Singapore. He formed an ill-fated company in 1999. He then joined a marine services company in 2003 which he helped take public in 2008 and served as an executive director there. He left that company in October 2010, and started AMS in May 2011.

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