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Enterprise 50 Award Presented to Gaylin International

Posted on December 16, 2009


Gaylin International has been a leader in supply and rigging for the marine, oil and gas industries in Asia-Pacific for over 30 years.   It comes as no surprise the company was recently awarded Singapore’s Enterprise 50, the definitive list of the 50 most enterprising, privately-held, local companies in Singapore.
In 1974, Mr. B. Y. Teo, the original founder of Gaylin, came together with his brothers including current managing director, Desmond Teo, selling miscellaneous items and products, and did a little bit of manufacturing of cargo nets.   It was from these humble beginnings in which Gaylin International was started.  Today, the company sits on two parcels of land in Jurong, Singapore with a total land area of 320,000 square feet with 125 employees.
In a recent article ran by The Straits Times, Alex Lim discusses with managing director, Desmond Teo, on the company history, their current success and their goals for the future.
When the company was first started, the Teo brothers would splice steel ropes and cables used by the offshore oil and gas industries by hand.  More than three decades later, Gaylin boasts a wide range of sophisticated equipment.   The company has two test beds, one being 2,600tons and the other 650tons. Their 2,600ton test bed is 330ft in length, the biggest capacity and the longest test bed in Southeast Asia.   Gaylin also has the most advanced splicing equipments and wire rope swaging presses ranging from 300 ton(t), 650t, 1000t, 2000t, 3000t & the largest in Singapore, the 4500t.
As Mr. Teo states “We believe in quality products and quality service.”  Even amongst the economic downturn, Gaylin International was able to maintain a growth rate of between 30 and 35 percent over the last five years.  Teo credits the company’s strong foundation and reputation for their growth and success.
Gaylin’s vision and plans for the future are to continue their success through the business strategy that his stood the company well all these years: expanding the variety of products it has in stock and paying close attention to the new trends in the industry so as to meet the growing customers’ needs for safe and new products.
As Desmond Teo says, “We can’t afford to stay where we are today.  We have to keep going.”