King Wan was founded in 1977 as King Wan Construction Pte Ltd (KWC) offering an entire spectrum of Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Engineering services for Housing Development Board (HDB) residential projects.
In 1993, KWC moved into the private sector with her first Private Residential Condominium project – The Melville Park.
In the same year we secured our first HDB design and build project at Tampines Neighbourhood 4 Contract 25 (The design and build scheme was launched by HDB in 1991 to give a unique and high-class design for public housing with participation of private architects and engineers).
KWC was awarded her first HDB upgrading project in Bukit Ho Swee Contracts 1 & 3 in 1994 (Older HDB estate came into focus with the launch of the interim upgrading programme in 1993 – to improve and upgrade these estates to bring their standards on par with newer HDB towns).
Also in 1994, our services were extended to include the industrial sector – namely JTC factories @ Tuas Link.
1996 saw the expansion of our business into the rental and cleaning of portable chemical lavatories for use at property development showrooms, construction worksites and public events. K&W Mobile Loo Services Pte Ltd (K&W) has grown to become one of the leading players in the market with a fleet of more than 1400 portable lavatories and accessories.
KWC was awarded its first Executive Condominium project in 1998 – The Rivervale (The Executive Condominium Housing scheme was launched by HDB in late 1995 to give HDB residents more choice to upgrade their living standards).
In recognition of our quality systems for our services, the European Quality Assurance Limited awarded KWC and K & W with the ISO 9002 certification in 1999.
Successful listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
With our impeccable records, we secured Cisco Recall Centre II in Year 2001. This marked the beginning of many more commercial projects that KWC undertook.
Upgraded to the Singapore Exchange Mainboard.
Subscribed for 30% interest in Cables International Pte Ltd (Cables international).
Acquired a 20% stake in Thailand-based Environment Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd (EPPCO).
Subscribed for a 20% interest in ethanol production firm Ekarat Pattana Co., Ltd (Ekarat Pattana).
Entered the property market through our associate Dalian Shicheng Property Development Co., Ltd (Dalian Shicheng) and associate, Meadows Bright Development Pte Ltd (Meadows Bright).
M&E Engineering arm – KWC accredited ISO 9001: 2000.
Dalian Shicheng successfully launched the 1st phase of her Singapore Garden project in Dalian, China in 2005. The Singapore Garden project, when completed, comprises approximately 3000 units of high and low rise apartments, terrace houses, commercial buildings, hotels and shop fronts.
“The Inspira”, Meadows Bright first development, was fully sold.
KWC was awarded the iconic and significant HDB project – The Pinnacle@Duxton.
Successfully placed out 24 million new ordinary shares.
Completion of Ekarat Pattana’s production plant and commencement of commercial production.
KWC attained bizSAFE level 2 awarded by Singapore’s Work Safety and Health Advisory Committee (WSHAC).
EPPCO expanded into the non-wood fibre market to include the food and food packaging industry.
Subscribed for 30% stake in S.I Property Co., Ltd in Thailand.