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MANUFACTURING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Heraeus Materials Singapore Pte Ltd named Team of the Year in the Manufacturing category

The company has achieved high growth and consistent innovation due to strong employee engagement.

Since it was founded in 1985, Heraeus Materials Singapore Pte. Ltd. (HMSL), a subsidiary of the German technology giant, has focused its efforts on advancing technology in multiple industries. Over the years, the company’s business portfolio has expanded significantly, and now consists of four manufacturing sites and a logistics center for precious metals.

HMSL’s manufacturing capabilities support industries in medical components, electronics, photovoltaic and precious metals. The well-being of employees is our utmost priority and we place a strong emphasis in the areas of safety and health and the environment. Employee engagement is strengthened through many activities such as recognition awards and appreciation luncheons, monthly town halls, quarterly sports & team building events, weekly team exercises, and joint activities in corporate social responsibility. Employees view HMSL as a highly favorable workplace as evident through the Culture survey result.

This inspiring growth and positive culture were achieved due to the commitment of the team. As an acknowledgment of their efforts, the judges at the SBR Management Excellence Awards 2020 granted the company the Team of the Year prize in the Manufacturing category.

One of the key drivers for growth and innovation in HMSL is Heraeus Medical Components Singapore (HMCS) which was established in 2012. It started with a small team of 6 engineers which has grown to over 100 employees. The medical wires produced at HMCS are mainly used in cardiovascular, neurovascular, neuromodulation therapies as well as sensors in continuous glucose monitoring applications. HMCS has seen rapid growth fueled by products which improves lives of patients around the world.

This can only be achieved through close collaboration with the world’s leading medical technology companies. Heraeus has a robust stage-gate process for rapid product commercialization. The Heraeus Production System drives manufacturing excellence to deliver quality products to our customers.

In the area of innovation, the R&D team continuously pushes the boundaries of technology with the development of next generation processing technologies in the field of coatings & laser ablation. The development of these advanced technologies was supported by the Singapore Government via EDB grants. HMCS is the Medical Wire R&D center for the global Medical Components business.

Another noteworthy subsidiary is Heraeus Asia Pacific Holding Pte. Ltd. (established in 2013), which provides corporate support services to all sites. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company provides accommodation and allowances to support employees who are affected by the border closures.

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