Singapore's factory future: Taking manufacturing to new highs

The Republic wants to grow its manufacturing sector by 50 per cent by 2030. What are the factors that can pave the way to success – or scupper its chances? Insight reports.

An automated stocker system in Soitec's Singapore facility, which stores wafers and is at full capacity.
An automated stocker system in Soitec's Singapore facility, which stores wafers and is at full capacity.PHOTO: SOITEC/TOMOYA FUJIMOTO

SINGAPORE - Sit in any train or bus and you will soon notice Singaporeans' attraction to their mobile phones, but the connection goes far deeper than merely the use of an integral tool.

The phone itself is ringing testament to the power of the country's manufacturing sector, which punches far above its weight for a land-scarce nation.

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