Sing Swee Bee – Life blood of the region


Humble beginnings
Peh started trading business from his house back in 1978, located in a small kampong village on Singapore main island. His family encouraged him to be an entrepreneur and he saw an opportunity in exporting and importing gas equipment. This was mainly related to LPG equipment but some similarities led him to look at the industrial gases market as well. The fact that Peh had no experience in the business beforehand makes this company even more interesting.

Mr Lim Hung Cheng was the first employee of the company in 1981, and together they began trading in gas cylinders, valves, welding equipment and other related accessories. Most of the products were bought from local manufacturers in the region and in China but Peh soon developed links with internationally recognised brands.

Where did the name of the company come from?
“Well that is interesting because I made it up and felt really good about it so it remained despite it not having any direct relevance to industrial gases,” says Peh

Sing Swee Bee and Singapore
Peh originally built his fledgling business in Singapore – in his first year of operations making S$100,000 of income from trading. Sing Swee Bee Enterprise (SSBE) is the first company for what has grown into a group of 8 companies, many of which are involved in the industrial gases business and spread throughout SE Asia.

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