Our Company was incorporated in Singapore on 5 October 2012 under the Companies Act to serve as the ultimate holding company of both our wholly owned subsidiaries Logistics Construction and Apex Projects.
We have a track record of more than 27 years in Singapore’s construction business. Our history dates back to May 1985 when our CEO, Phua Lam Soon — together with three other partners who subsequently withdrew their partnerships in June 1986 — established Logistics Renovation & Building Construction to provide building construction services. From the date of inception to August 1991, Logistics Renovation & Building Construction undertook and completed numerous renovation projects in the private sector. In 1990, the CIDB awarded Logistics Renovation & Building Construction a Merit Award in the Landed Properties Category of the Quality Home Renovations Contest, a testament to the company’s quality work.
In August 1991, Logistics Renovation & Building Construction applied for and successfully registered a BCA grading of: (i) G1 (with a tendering limit of S$100,000) under the category of CW01 for general building; and (ii) G1 (with a tendering limit of S$100,000) under the category of CR06 for interior decoration. The first project undertaken by Logistics Renovation & Building Construction following the BCA registration in August 1991 was the A&A of an existing two-storey detached house — a chalet — at Pasir Ris Avenue for POSBank, then a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance. This A&A project, awarded to Logistics Renovation & Building Construction in March 1992, marked the milestone of successfully expanding our customer base to the public sector.
On 25 April 1992, Phua Lam Soon, having foreseen the potential for growth in the construction industry, together with his wife and our Executive Director Ong Siew Eng, incorporated Logistics Construction. At the same time, a carpentry workshop was also set up to cater to the needs and requirements of customers for carpentry and interior fit-out works. In August 1992, our BCA registration was transferred from Logistics Renovation & Building Construction to Logistics Construction. From August 1992 to November 1993, we expanded our customer base in the public sector to include two other statutory boards. This was following a renovation contract awarded by the Port of Singapore Authority, a statutory board then under the Ministry of Transport, and a supply and installation of built-in furniture contract by the People’s Association, a statutory board then under the MCYS.
In May 1996, our Executive Director, Ng Kok Seng, joined us as our Project Co-ordinator responsible for field operations. Ng Kok Seng is currently responsible for project management and overseeing construction operations.
In June 1997, we applied for and were successfully registered as a Government Supplier with an EPPU grading of S4 and a tendering capacity of S$500,000 under the category of EPU/FUR/10 for furniture, racking, upholstery and painting. This enabled us to participate in tenders for the supply of goods and/or services to the Government of Singapore. From June 1997 to April 2001, we were awarded the following contracts: renovation works, supply and installation of fixed cabinets, extension and upgrading of a secondary school; construction and A&A works of residents’ committee centres and HDB void deck community centres; renovation and rewiring of existing electrical installation works at a community centre; renovation of offices and air-conditioner installation at a power station; interior works to a food court and function rooms in an amenity centre; R&R, kitchen cabinets, A&A works, minor repair and rewiring at an existing street soccer court; and upgrading works. During this period, we continued to expand our customer base in the public sector to include other statutory boards, including Singapore Polytechnic, Jurong Town Corporation, now known as JTC Corporation; Nanyang Technological University, then a statutory board; HDB and Institute of Technical Education. We also successfully added Powergen (Senoko) Limited — now known as Senoko Power Limited — to our customer base in the private sector.
Our Group identified the upgrading of community centres, town councils and HDBs — a statutory board under the Ministry of National Development —as a high growth sector guaranteeing a sustainable source of construction work and a stable income stream. In April 2001, Logistics Construction was awarded its first community centre project that involved the A&A to the existing Yio Chu Kang Community Centre and was subsequently awarded another community centre project for the A&A to the existing Chua Chu Kang Community Centre. Over the years, we built a good reputation for quality work and timely delivery. Coupled with these job references, we tendered and were successfully awarded town council and HDB projects involving lift upgrading and home improvement programmes.
Over the years, we have completed numerous building projects for our customers both in the public sector as well as the private sector. These building projects include construction and A&A works of residents’ committee centres and community centres; renovation and rewiring of existing electrical installation works at a community centre; renovation of offices and installation of air-conditioners works at a power station; interior works at a food court and function rooms in an amenity centre; R&R works to two blocks of existing multi-storey car parks; a town council lift upgrading programme; home improvement programme; building, turfing and planting works as well as the supply and fabrication of built-in furniture works. We count as our customers the CPF Board, a statutory board under the MOM; CAAS, a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport; the People’s Association; Temasek Polytechnic; National Environment Agency, a statutory board under the MEWR; MCYS, now known as MSFD; Jurong Town Council; Defence Science & Technology Agency; HDB; Singapore University of Technology and Design; PSA Corporation Limited; Singapore Civil Defence Force, a statutory board under the MHA; MOE; East Coast Town Council; and MHA.
In addition to the ongoing D&B projects referred to above, we currently have: (i) one building, turfing and planting project; (ii) five A&A, R&R, upgrading and maintenance projects, including neighbourhood renewal programme and electrical load upgrading; and (iii) five main building works, including D&B works. Please refer to “Projects” for more information and details of our major projects.
The awards and accolades we have received over the years prove our strength in building and construction. These awards are mainly in recognition of our management, quality assurance, safety track record and environmentally friendly efforts. Please refer to “Awards and Achievements”, for more information and details of our other awards and certifications.