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Thakral: Reinventing a Singapore stalwart

CEO Inderbethal Singh Thakral says Thakral Corp is very different from what it was 25 years ago as a distributor of electronics goods. PHOTO: THAKRAL CORP
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SINGAPORE - Established 115 years ago as a textile trading firm, the Thakral group has been riding the waves of Singapore history.

The company became a distributor of consumer electronics goods in the 1980s - first videocassette recorders, then TVs and eventually cameras - as then chairman Kartar Singh Thakral found the credit period for textiles too long.

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