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Scanteak going beyond teak furniture

Scanteak regional marketing director Jamie Lim says overseas revenue is a major contributor to the group's coffers, accounting for at least 70 per cent. The company has 150 stores globally today, with plans for more.
Scanteak regional marketing director Jamie Lim says overseas revenue is a major contributor to the group's coffers, accounting for at least 70 per cent. The company has 150 stores globally today, with plans for more.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Family business expanding in Japan and branching out into areas such as mattresses

Family businesses with multiple members running the company successfully in Singapore are increasingly rare, but furniture retailer Scanteak sems to be bucking the trend.

One of Singapore's most recognisable brands since 1974, the group is expanding aggressively into its newest market, Japan, as well as diversifying from its core strength of teak furniture into businesses such as mattresses and leather furniture.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline 'Scanteak going beyond teak furniture '. Print Edition | Subscribe