Singapore, 26 February 2016 – The winners of the 2016 SICC Awards: Innovations in Productivity were announced at a dinner held at Marina Bay Sands this evening. Guest of Honour Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) presented the winners with their awards. The winners of the two award categories are as follows:
The award for the Most Transformational Collaboration was presented to: HP Inc. + Mega Plus Technology Pte Ltd + Super Pak Manufacturing.
Their green packaging collaboration achieved a new environmentally friendly replacement for HP ink canisters’ foam packaging.
“These awards help raise the profile of SMEs. We have collaborated with a few MNCs before but this is the first time for moulded pulp packaging” said Mr Long Tin Ping, Group General Manager of Super Pak Manufacturing.
The award for the Most Scalable Transformation was presented to: SATS Ltd + Freightmen Pte Ltd
Their collaboration achieved the simplification of the cargo lodge-in acceptance process for freight forwarders. This one-stop e-Acceptance initiative (SATS e-Acceptance) benefits 340 freight forwarders at Changi Airport.
“These awards recognise the partnership between large organisations and SMEs and encourage everyone to learn and improve” remarked Alex Hungate, President and CEO, SATS Ltd.
Victor Mills, Chief Executive of SICC commented:
“The Chamber congratulates this year’s winners and all shortlisted nominees. SICC is convinced that innovation via collaboration is one of the very best ways for SMEs to grow their capabilities, sustain their business, keep relevant and become more productive. SICC encourages more businesses to step forward, to collaborate and to share their journeys in next year’s SICC Awards.”
About the Awards
The Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) launched its new annual awards called the SICC Awards: Innovations in Productivity in April 2015. These awards are designed to recognise, celebrate, encourage and, most importantly, learn from collaborations where large organisations help Singapore SMEs innovate to improve their capabilities and increase their growth and productivity.
The SICC Awards are an extension of the Chamber’s support for SPRING Singapore’s Partnerships for Capability Transformation (“PACT”) programme. This programme seeks to match make large and small organisations and bring them together to collaborate for mutual benefit.
SICC Awards will be presented in the following two categories:
- Most transformational collaboration
- Most scalable collaboration
The inaugural awards dinner will be held at Marina Bay Sands on 26 February 2016. The gala dinner will be preceded by a late afternoon seminar on the same day showcasing the key lessons learned from all the nominated collaborations.
About the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)
The Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) is Singapore’s and the region’s most established, independent business association. Founded in Singapore in 1837 its mission then and now is to represent business interests in Singapore to help maintain a vibrant economy. SICC delivers its mission by building greater mutual understanding between business and policy makers. Always seeking win-win, practical outcomes, SICC also takes thought leadership positions on human capital related issues and promotes innovation through collaboration. The Chamber’s members represent the diversity of the Singapore business community: foreign and local MNCs and SMEs. With members from 40 nationalities and over 20 industry sectors SICC remains the voice of international business in Singapore.
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