29.11.2001

Mammoet moves to Kuala Lumpur

Mammoet has decided to move it’s Asia Pacific headquarters from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. This follows difficult trading conditions in 2000.

Regional Director Ton Bakker, who has lived in Singapore for six years, said that 2000 was the worst year for the region’s heavy lifting industry that he had known. Turnover fell by over 20 per cent, and the work situation got so bad that Mammoet’s employees were being sent to other countries which had employment to offer. This meant paying their wages, travel and accommodation costs.

Cost cutting measures were taken, including the move to Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, where salaries are less than half the amount of those in Singapore. New facilities have been set up near the airport at Milai.

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