Tech firm dormakaba to open new facility in Jurong

The tech firm dormakaba Group will open a new facility here allowing it to consolidate the three sites it now has across Singapore.

Chief executive Riet Cadonau said: "Bringing everybody under one roof not only increases our operational efficiency, it will also further enhance our customer service.

"In addition, the investment reinforces our commitment and confidence in Singapore, Asean and the broader Asia-Pacific community."

The firm provides access and security solutions to buildings and rooms, such as automatic doors, hotel locks, security gates, floor springs and glass sliding wall systems. Its new facility spans 22,000 sq m and can accommodate up to 600 staff.

The company is looking to increase its headcount of 400 with plans to hire more workers with skills such as advanced automation, data analytics and e-commerce.

The facility in Jurong will also serve as a support centre for sales and marketing, product management, training, logistics and project management for the region.

It comes with a "digital hub" that will explore service-delivery opportunities in the Asia-Pacific, encompassing both both software and security hardware designs. The hub's primary focus is to develop dormakaba's cloud-based solutions and digital products to meet the growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region.

Its initiatives centre on the areas of digital security, communication, connectivity and data analytic-based service solutions. These will focus on business models like access-as-service, smart locks for the residential security market and security platforms for businesses such as those in co-housing, multi-housing and vacation homes.

The new facility's operations are "aligned with the Government's push for advanced manufacturing technology innovation and adoption", said Mr Lim Kok Kiang, assistant managing director at the Economic Development Board.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2018, with the headline 'Tech firm dormakaba to open new facility in Jurong'. Print Edition | Subscribe