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					Newsletter of Jebsen & Jessen Group of Companies South East Asia
July 2004     I    Volume 16 No. 2/2004        I    Mita (P) No. 265/03/2004




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THE MACKEREL
MHE-Demag launches
new Vietnam facility
                                                                                                                       REGIONAL NEWS
                                                                      A business launch was held the same evening at
                                                                      Sofitel Plaza in Ho Chi Minh City.
                                                                                                                       Corporate News                     2-3

                                                                                                                       Chemicals                             4

                                                                                                                       Communications                        5

                                                                                                                       Life Sciences                         6

                                                                                                                       Marketing                             7

Mr Ho (second from right) unveiling the inauguration plaque,                                                           Material Handling                     8
using MHE-Demag’s very own lifting technology.
                                                                                                                       Packaging                             9

                                                                                                                       Technology                          10
M     HE-Demag signals its intentions to further
      establish itself in Vietnam with an inauguration
ceremony held for its new workshop in Binh Duong
                                                                 About 100 guests from the industry, local
                                                               authorities and the media attended the inauguration
                                                               ceremony, which was officiated by Mr Ho Minh            Features                       11-12
province on May 6, 2004.                                       Phuong, Chairman of the Binh Duong People’s
   Located at the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park,           Committee, and graced by a number of key
the 1,500sqm workshop has the capacity to produce              representatives including Mr Klaus Hoffmann, Vice
up to 70 cranes per year.                                      President for Handling Technology Business of the
   MHE-Demag has been operating in Vietnam                     Demag Cranes & Components Worldwide.
through a representative office since 1996. With the             In his address, Group Managing Director Manoj         About the Masthead
new setup, MHE-Demag can now service the                       Beri said, “We at MHE-Demag are looking forward         The Mackerel masthead combines
Vietnamese industry better, providing state-of-the-            to participating in Vietnam’s industrial development,   graphic images of the compass, sky,
                                                                                                                       clouds and vast ocean to symbolise
art technology on par with the latest material                 and are committed to exceeding our customers’           the Group’s sea-faring tradition and its
handling equipment and know-how from European                  expectations by being the preferred providers of        growth to become an important link
                                                                                                                       between East and West. The ripples
and North American leaders including Germany,                  innovative lifting and handling solutions.” — By        reflect the expanding and international
Finland, Switzerland and Canada.                               Darren How, JJSEA                                       character of the Group and the
                                                                                                                       communication function of this
                                                                                                                       newsletter.
      CORPORATE NEWS

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    Electra unveils new name and
    partnership with Agilisys
    E   lectra Data Services,
        the IT affiliate of
    Jebsen & Jessen (SEA),
                                      Electra is now the
                                   exclusive implementation
                                   partner for Agilisys in
                                                                the leading providers in
                                                                this field across US and
                                                                Europe.
    has been renamed               ASEAN, the first time           Under the agreement,
    Electra, in line with its      that Agilisys supply chain   Electra may also conduct
                                                                                                                            “Driven by business.
    overall business strategy      software will be             reselling and                                               Driven on IT.” is the
    to offer professional and      introduced here.             implementation activities                                   new tagline of Electra.
    specialised IT consulting         “We are delighted         for the North Asia and
    services.                      with this signing, as        India markets.
      In conjunction with          Electra can now bring a         With this solution,         use in such industries as    Malaysia, Thailand and
    the rebranding exercise,       world-class and proven       Electra helps customers        food and beverage,           Indonesia as a
    Electra launches a new         supply chain solution for    in the process industries      chemicals and                representative office.
    enterprise solution for        the process industries       make informed supply           pharmaceuticals.             The revamped website
    supply chain                   to this part of the          chain decisions and gain         Electra is now             at electra.jjsea.com
    management, in                 world,” said Managing        a competitive edge             established in four          details its new services.
    partnership with global        Director Gopal               through the intelligent        countries in South East         — By Darren How,
    supply chain software          Varutharaju, adding that     use of IT. The solution is     Asia, namely Singapore       JJSEA
    provider Agilisys.             Agilisys is already one of   designed especially for        as its headquarters,




    Garnet opens DH5 million
    processing facility in Dubai
    A      ustralia-based sister
           company Garnet
    International Resources
                                   services to customers in
                                   the UAE, throughout the
                                   Middle East and the
                                                                                                                            in the Government of
                                                                                                                            Western Australia.
                                                                                                                               Garnet International
    has recently established a     Caspian Region.                                                                          Resources is a
    fully integrated garnet           The investment                                                                        partnership between
    processing facility in the     decision was made                                                                        GMA Garnet (Europe)
    Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai.    following its success in                                                                 and Jebsen & Jessen
       The DH5 million plant       the marketing of high                                                                    Hamburg. — By
    is designed with an output     quality Garnet abrasive                                                                  Stephanie Cheong, JJBSM
    capacity of 50,000mt per       products in the area for
    annum, to provide better       over 15 years.               Managing Director Torsten Ketelsen with guest-of-honour
                                                                Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem at the official opening.

                                                                    “The Jebel Ali               Director Torsten
                                                                processing plant will add        Ketelsen.
                                                                flexibility and high levels        The opening on Mar
                                                                of local product                 18, 2004 was officiated
                                                                availability as well as          by Sultan Ahmed bin
                                                                substantial cost savings         Sulayem, executive
                                                                to our Middle East               chairman of Dubai Ports,
                                                                operations. These                Customs and Free Zone
                                                                benefits will be directly        Corporation, and Mr
     The Dh5 million plant in Dubai has an output capacity of   passed on to our valued          Clive Brown, Minister
     50,000mt per annum.                                        clients,” said Managing          for State Development
                                                                   CORPORATE NEWS

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Regional BSU meeting
held in Malaysia
R    epresentatives from
     Jebsen & Jessen
Business Services and
                            relevant to member
                            companies.
                              More than 40
                                                        the BSU meeting was put
                                                        on hold due to the
                                                                                       Group’s restructuring
                                                                                       exercise. — By
                                                                                                                       Stephanie Cheong, JJBSM


senior management           representatives from the
gathered from June 24-      region attended this
26, 2004 for the annual     meeting. Some of the key
Business Services Unit      areas discussed included
(BSU) meeting.              developments in Group
   The meeting at Sofitel   Human Resources, SAP
Palm Resort, Johor in       and Finance &
Malaysia facilitated a      Accounting.
discussion on strategic       The last BSU meeting
direction and challenges    was held in Singapore
for BSU, and how to stay    two years ago. In 2003,     About 40 staff members from the region attended the meeting.




S L Wuu celebrates 25 years
M     r Wuu Sok Lan of
      Jebsen & Jessen
Technology, better
                            the Industrial
                            Engineering Group and
                            made General Manager
                                                        including Group
                                                        Managing Director
                                                        Manoj Beri, his very first
                                                                                       wonderful and
                                                                                       supportive people
                                                                                       around me, from my
                                                                                                                       colleagues whom I have
                                                                                                                       worked with over the
                                                                                                                       years.” — By Darren
known as Mr S L Wuu,        within a year.              boss 25 years ago.             various superiors to            How, JJSEA
celebrates 25 years with       After a restructuring       To the delight of all,
the Group this year.        in 2001, he became          Mr Beri remarked in his
  Now Regional              Managing Director of        address that Mr Wuu still
Director for the Process    Jebsen & Jessen Process     sports the “school boy
Engineering Division, Mr    Engineering before he       look” after all these
Wuu started his career      assumed his current         years.
here as a Sales Engineer    position at the start of       In an exclusive email
on May 22, 1979, and was    2004.                       interview with The
promoted to Sales              A lunch reception was    Mackerel, Mr Wuu said
Manager on Feb 1, 1986.     held at his Gul Circle      of his time with the
  On Mar 1, 1990 he         office in Singapore         Group, “I am happy and
                                                                                       Chairman Heinrich Jessen (left) and Group Managing Director
became Deputy General       where some 100              have enjoyed my stay           Manoj Beri (centre) with Mr Wuu (right) at his lunch
Manager responsible for     colleagues were invited,    mainly because of the          reception.




Abdullah Yusuf receives long
service award
C     hairman Heinrich Jessen (left) presented the 25-year service award to Mr Abdullah Yusuf (right)
      in the Medan branch of MHE-Demag in Indonesia on June 1.
   Dullah joined as a delivery driver on Oct 10, 1978. According to General Manager Henry Tio, he is
a quiet man who is diligent and committed to his job. — By Stephanie Cheong, JJBSM
        CHEMICALS

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    SPOC makes email
    filing a breeze
    J  J-Degussa in Singapore (JJDS) has found a solution to their email
       filing needs in SPOC (Single Point of Contact), a centralised
    system from Denmark’s IT-Inspiration, implemented by Electra.
        Previously, important email messages were printed and manually
    filed, an unattractive practice by today’s standards. After a series of
    discussions and reviews, SPOC was implemented early this year.
        A committee of JJDS sales staff coordinated by Ms Lim Siew Tin
    was formed to oversee the initial system implementation and fine-
    tune it with additional features.
        With SPOC, key information such as email, fax, and minutes of
    meeting are now captured in a centralised platform. Employees
    found the system user friendly and information in the database
    could be easily accessed.
        The company discovered that information sharing and
    communication flow among the staff had also improved. The use of
    SPOC also reduced paper usage as manual printing and filing was no
    longer necessary.
        The system is now enhanced, allowing employees to retrieve old        Electra’s Lim Jew Pean (second from left) explaining the SPOC system to
                                                                              JJDS staff.
    mail and information outside the office. — By Liow Song Hock, JJDS




     JJDT and Purolite join
     Water Asia 2004
                                                                              J J-Degussa in Thailand (JJDT) and business partner Purolite
                                                                                participated in Water Asia 2004 in Bangkok, Thailand from June
                                                                                3-6.
                                                                                 The four-day exhibition attracted over 5,000 visitors from
                                                                              various industrial sectors from all continents.
                                                                                 This year’s exhibition was a constitution of four shows related
                                                                              to the water and wastewater industry namely Entech, Pollutec
                                                                              Asia 2004, Pumps & Valves Asia 2004, Lab Tech 2004 and Water
                                                                              Asia 2004.
                                                                                 During the exhibition, Purolite Regional Manager Ivor Le and his
                                                                              team took the opportunity to demonstrate the performance and
                                                                              effectiveness of removing dissolved solids or contaminants from
                                                                              water using ion-exchange resins to end-users, equipment
                                                                              manufacturers and engineering companies.
                                                                                 Former contacts of Purolite were re-established and
                                                                              prospective customers were introduced to JJ-Degussa’s extensive
    From left: JJDT Department Manager Komon Lomchantrasilp, Purolite
    International Regional Manager Ivor Lee and JJDT Senior Sales Executive   range of solutions including the TMT 15® for the precipitation of
    Supaporn Monprasit.                                                       heavy metals. — By Daniel Franke, JJDT
                                                                      COMMUNICATIONS

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JJCS offers upgrade at Avaya IP
Telephony breakfast meet
J ebsen & Jessen
  Communications in
Singapore (JJCS) and key
                              Servers & Gateways.
                                 JJCS also took the
                              opportunity to reinforce
technology partners           its value proposition and
Avaya, NICE and               core competencies as a
Trendicate jointly            premier business partner
organised a breakfast         of Avaya and NICE.
seminar at                       The successful
Intercontinental Hotel        turnout included
on May 7, 2004.               valuable customers such
   The seminar entitled       as Singapore Mint,
“Enriching your business      Singapore Police Force,
with Avaya IP telephony”      HDB, AIG, DBS Bank,
aimed to provide              Standard Chartered
technology updates on         Bank, Great World
Avaya’s IP telephony          Service Apartments,
solutions and offer Avaya     Singapore Turf Club,         The meeting was held at Intercontinental Hotel in Singapore.
legacy (TDM) PABX             Creative Technologies
customers an incentive        and Hewlett Packard,            The seminar                  JJCS” promotion. This is       customers and
to upgrade to the new         representing the key         concluded with a launch         available from May 7-          prospects. — By Betty
S8000 series Media            industry segments.           of the “Upgrade with            Sept 30 to key                 Philomena, JJCS




JJCT wins THB 7.8 million ETA
network system upgrading project
                                                           J ebsen & Jessen Communications in Thailand (JJCT) and main contractor UCOM
                                                             secured a network system upgrading project for the Ministry of Interior,
                                                           Expressway and Rapid Transit Authourity Thailand (ETA).
                                                              The THB 7.8 million project was awarded on March 23 and completed by the
                                                           end of June 2004. It involved using an IP telephony system to enhance the current
                                                           system infrastructure with new high-speed network equipment and
                                                           communication technology.
                                                              With the Avaya Data Networking Solution, JJCT installed two high-speed core
                                                           switches at the main control centres and 28 edge switches at every toll plaza
                                                           areas linked with high-speed fibre optic cables. These toll plaza areas were
                                                           installed with Avaya IP phones controlled by three Avaya IP PABX units.
                                                              ETA is a state owned organisation responsible for the construction,
                                                           maintenance and management of expressways and public transportation
New system upgrades using Avaya solutions from JJCT help   infrastructures. — By Pornchai Chongkasempaiboon, JJCT
improve Bangkok’s traffic conditions.
        LIFE SCIENCES

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    JJ-Lurgi offers bio fuel as
    alternative energy source
    J J-Lurgi is marketing the
      technology to exploit
    bio fuel to meet rising
                                  diesel and bio ethanol.
                                     Bio diesel is a clean,
                                  renewable fuel, which
                                                                comes from sugar in
                                                                cane and beet or starch
                                                                in corn and cassava.
    demands for alternative       can be a stand-alone             The market potential
    energy sources in the         product or blended with       for bio fuel is especially
    agricultural sector.          its fossil equivalents in     high in Asian countries
       Bio fuel is gaining        diesel vehicles. The          with strong agricultural
    steady ground as an           feedstock for bio diesel      sectors. JJ-Lurgi, an
    alternative to fossil fuel,   production is derived         expert organisation in
                                                                                                Bio ethanol plant for Adkins Energy, USA.
    as organisations bow to       from either palm oil or       renewable resources
    increasing price and          seed oil.                     technology, has already
    environmental                    Bio ethanol can be         received numerous
    pressures.                    used as a replacement         inquiries to provide
       Bio fuel comprises         for MTBE (methyl              technical solutions and
    plant material and animal     tertiary-butyl ether) as a    set up bio fuel plants.
    waste from which              motor fuel additive           — By Connie Lo, JJLEM
    energy can be produced.       (oxygenate) or blended
    Two examples are bio          with regular gasoline. It                                     Bio diesel plant for Natural EnergyWest, Germany.




    After sales service
    department comes good
    J J-Lurgi today is
      realising the rewards
    from the setting up of an
                                  significant increase in the
                                  sale of spare parts since
                                  the formation of this
    after sales service           department.
    department two years             The objective of the
    ago.                          setup is to enhance
       Through the                customer relationship,
    department’s hard work        provide a channel for JJ-
    and commitment, JJ-Lurgi      Lurgi to receive
    has so far managed to         feedback from existing
    secure numerous plant         customers regarding
    upgrading projects,           plant performance and
    which includes                operational
    expansion of plant            improvements, and
                                                                Plant upgrading of refining plant from 400TPD to 500 TPD for Cai Lan Oils and Fats Ind.
    capacities, increasing        obtain market
                                                                Ltd. Vietnam.
    product quality to cater      intelligence and
    for the more stringent        performance of                Customer Care                   which the consistent             important way in which
    requirements in the           competitors’ plants.          programme objectives            fulfillment of customer          JJ-Lurgi distinguishes
    specialty oil markets.           This is also in line       — to generate an                needs becomes the                itself. — By Connie Lo,
       There is also a            with the Group’s              organisational culture in       central focal point and an       JJLEM
                                                                                      MARKETING

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JJMT regains Best Distributor
Award 2003 for Samsung cameras
                                                           J  ebsen & Jessen
                                                              Marketing in Thailand
                                                           (JJMT) reaffirmed its
                                                                                           share in Thailand from
                                                                                           5% in 2002 to 10% in
                                                                                           2003. Last year, JJMT
                                                           market position by              together with Samsung
                                                           winning the Best                launched two successful
                                                           Distributor Award 2003          digital camera models —
                                                           for Samsung cameras.            Digimax V3 and V4.
                                                              The last time Samsung           These cameras came
                                                           honoured JJMT with this         with many attractive
                                                           award was in 1999. The          features including the
                                                           award, presented at the         world’s first Thai
                                                           6th Asian Convention at         language interface menu.
                                                           the Grand Hyatt Nusa            Other models include
                                                           Dua Bali in Indonesia,          the Digimax 240, and
                                                           recognised the                  Digimax UCA3, a trendy
                                                           company’s outstanding           camera with superior
                                                           performance and                 movie MPEG4 functions.
                                                           excellence in the sales            — By Kim Jurgensen,
                                                           and marketing of                JJMT
                                                           Samsung cameras.
                                                              JJMT has successfully
Samsung President & CEO Techwin Joong-Koo Lee (left)       increased Samsung’s
handing the award to Jebsen & Jessen Marketing Regional
Managing Director Hans Ulrich Hansen.                      digital camera market




iRiver launched in Singapore
  J  ebsen & Jessen Marketing in Singapore (JJMS) is
     proud to be the sole distributor for iRiver digital
entertainment products in Singapore.
   iRiver was officially launched on May 5, 2004 at Bar
None, Marriott Hotel. During the event, 200 guests
including dealers and media representatives were
entertained with music and dance performances and
product demonstrations.
   The products showcased were super-slim CD-
MP3 players, Flash MP3, and superior MP3 hard disk
players. iRiver is set to heighten the digital music and
entertainment industry standards with its user
friendly and high quality products designed using
cutting edge technology.
   Dealers anticipated a surge in MP3 player sales and
the trend would continue for the next few quarters.
iRiver targets to increase its global market share
from 23 per cent in 2003 to 40 per cent this year.
— By Surbjit Kaur, JJMS                                    Guests trying out the various iRiver MP3 players during the launch.
      MATERIAL HANDLING

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    New innovative in-house
    products from MHE-Demag
                                                                          The Syncrowinch® was further developed and integrated into
    M     HE-Demag’s three-year research and development with
          Swiss business partner Plumettaz flourished with the launch
    of the revolutionary personal winch lifter — Syncrowinch®.
                                                                        building maintenance gondolas under the Chameleon range and
                                                                        roof powered gondolas known as the Eagle.



                                                                          Eagle
                                                                          The structure of this roof powered BMU gondola is based
                                                                          on the principle of two active ropes with two sophisticated
                                                                          inter-linked safety catch systems.
                                                                            This simple motorised unit is ideal for installing onto
                                                                          existing roofs as very limited wheel loading is required. The
                                                                          design characteristics give rise to the name ‘Eagle’ as the unit
                                                                          will always be landing on top of roofs.
                                                                            The high degree of standardisation coupled with the two-
                                                                          rope principle and double safety catch system has made it
                                                                          possible to launch the Eagle at very competitive prices
                                                                          without compromising on quality or compliance with
                                                                          relevant standards and code of practices. — By Jorgen R
                                                                          Hansen, MDS




       The Chameleon gets to unreachable places from ground to
       sky unobtrusively.



       Chameleon
       The chameleon product range was developed in full
       compliance with the EN1808, a worldwide recognition for
       access equipment well known for its stringent standards.
          Chameleon 1 is a price competitive single-winch, lifting
       product with double safety catch and anti-rotation rope
       suspension systems. The façade “reachability” is better than
       many two-winch platforms.
          Chameleon 2 incorporates two Syncrowinches® and
       platforms could be built up to 10 metres in length.
          MHE-Demag has secured distribution rights to market
       these products in the ASEAN region. Over 50 units were
       ordered within a short span of four months after the initial
       product launch.
          Plans to market this product internationally are underway
       with one unit making its way to Tanzania, Africa.                  The Eagle is a innovative gondola that lands on roofs.
                                                                                   PACKAGING

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Boiler system enhanced
to reap green benefits
                                                 water that feeds the boiler. This means less
J ebsen & Jessen Broadway has completed
  two key enhancements to the boiler
system in its Singapore facility that pave the
                                                 fuel is required to convert water to steam.
                                                 Since its introduction, fuel consumption
way for significant cost and environmental       has dropped by about five per cent,
benefits.                                        according to Technical Director K G Lim.
   First, natural gas has replaced fuel oil in      “We feel that our commitment to
the combustion chamber of the boiler             protect the environment has to be
system early this year. Natural gas is a more    continuously backed up by action,” said
environmentally friendly option, as sulphur      Regional Managing Director Chui Tau Siong.
content in fuel oil emits a harmful and             The boiler system is an important
corrosive vapour. Combustion of natural          component in the production of packaging
                                                                                                Mr K G Lim explaining how the boiler system
gas is also more complete, which will result     material, as the heat generated goes into      benefits from the new enhancements.
in a cleaner boiler system and hence a           expanding raw material and fusing moulded
lower maintenance cost.                          foam, as well as “firing” the drying ovens.      Buoyed by the initial results, the
   Second, the boiler system has been               Besides promoting resource                  organisation will introduce similar
installed with an economiser which               productivity in line with good EHS             enhancements to the boiler systems at the
intelligently harnesses waste heat for           practices, the boiler system enhancements      production facilities in Tebrau and Nilai,
productive use. With the economiser, flue        make economic sense, as the Packaging          Malaysia in the second half of the year. —
gas leaving the exhaust at as high as 240        Regional Business runs up a bill of about      By Darren How, JJSEA
degree Celsius is redirected to preheat the      S$700,000 annually on fuel consumption.




Keen response to hospital’s
blood bank shortages
T    he Sports & Recreation Club of Jebsen & Jessen
     Broadway (Johor) and Jebsen & Jessen
Broadway Moulded Fibre organised a blood
donation campaign on May 5, 2004 for Sultanah
Aminah Hospital, Johor.
   A total of 35 staff registered for the campaign,
which was held at the company’s meeting room.
General Manager C J Loh praised the donors their
kind hearts.
   The favourable response to this campaign
prompted the club to consider making this beneficial
                                                                                                                 Kind hearted donors part with
activity an annual event. The hospital greatly                                                                   their blood.
encourages such campaigns and has agreed to give
their full support to such events in future. — By
Norzila Omar, JJBJM
         TECHNOLOGY

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     Healthcare Division honoured
     by GE five years in a row
     F   or the fifth
         consecutive year, the
     Healthcare Division of
                                 the Star Aquarius cruise
                                 ship, JJTM received the
                                 award for “Best Dealer
                                                                  A market leader in
                                                               cardiology equipment,
                                                               JJTM aims to maintain its
     Jebsen & Jessen             and Top Overall Sales”        current leadership and
     Technology in Malaysia      and “Top Cardiology           growth expansion in this
     (JJTM) was honoured by      Sales & Marketing” for        industry. Mr Puru added
     GE Medical Systems for      South East Asia.              that he is confident the
     outstanding sales              These excellent            profitable partnership
     achievements in 2003.       achievements were             with GE Medical Systems
        At a recent GE           made possible by a team       will carry on for many
     Medical Systems             of dedicated sales staff,     more years to come.
     Information Technology      said Regional Director R      — By Yuki Wan, JJTM         From left: GE Sales Manager Murali Krishna, GE General
                                                                                           Manager Arun Sharma and JJTM Regional Director R S Puru.
     sales meeting held on       S Puru.




     JJ-Lapp Cable joins
     automation and assembly
     exhibition in Thailand
       J  J-Lapp Cable in Thailand was only four months old when it
          participated in its first exhibition, WorldTech/Assembly Tech 2004,
     in Bangkok from May 6-9 this year.
        The exhibition was held together with Automotive Manufacturing
     2004, which represented the fast-growing automotive industry in
     Thailand.
        Nearly 40,000 professionals from the process and factory
     automation industry in Thailand visited South East Asia’s largest
     exhibition hall, The Impact Arena, to get first-hand knowledge about
     the newest cutting-edge technology within the industry.
        The JJ-Lapp Cable team, supported by Lapp Logistics Singapore, was
     on location with a 30sqm booth and particularly focused on the
     Unitronic® Bus and Ölflex® control cable range.
        The exhibition over four days helped to establish the Lapp Cable
     brand among a wide range of potential customers. — By Michael
     Nielsen, JJLT
                                                                                    The team focused on the Unitronic® Bus and Ölflex® control cable
                                                                                    range at the exhibition.
                                                                                            FEATURES

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Two senior staff for Jebsen &
Jessen companies in Thailand
M      r Kamolwat Chandvirach joined Jebsen & Jessen
       Communications in Thailand (JJCT) as the new General
Manager on May 6, 2004.
                                                                              relevant experience and will be a valuable addition to the finance
                                                                              and accounting team. — By Benjawan Sutchiewcharn, JJBST

   His responsibilities include a major emphasis on Operational
Planning and Control and overall performance of the company.
   With 18 years of experience in IT sales and marketing as well as
programming, software implementation and technical support, Mr
Chandvirach is well equipped to spearhead the growth and
development of JJCT.
   Earlier in April 2004, Ms Itchaya Savanayana joined Jebsen &
Jessen Business Services in Thailand (JJBST) as Financial Controller
supervising the Finance and Accounting team.
   Before this appointment, she was the Director of Finance at a
US-based distributor of pharmaceutical, consumer products and
medical equipment.
   Coincidentally, Khun Itchaya has also more than 18 years of                  JJCT GM Kamolwat Chandvirach and JJBST FC Itchaya Savanavana.




New HRD Manager for Jebsen &
Jessen Communications
                                                               W        ith effect from April 1, 2004, Ms Lee Lai Kheng takes on a new challenge
                                                                        as the new Human Resource Development (HRD) Manager for Jebsen &
                                                               Jessen Communications.
                                                                  Ms Lee has been with the Group for seven years since May 1997. She joined as
                                                               a Human Resources Manager for Jebsen & Jessen Marketing in Malaysia. In April
                                                               2001, she assumed a new role as Training Manager for Jebsen & Jessen Business
                                                               Services.
                                                                  Ms Lee was the pioneer member and later the team leader for the SAP-
                                                               Human Resource module implementation project for the Group.
                                                                  In her new role, Ms Lee will be responsible for the human resource
                                                               development needs of the Communication Regional Business Unit (RBU). Her
                                                               foremost priority is the implementation of the People Development System
                                                               (PDS) in JJCS and to obtain certification by June 2005.
                                                                  Other regional roles include the formalising of business objectives and the link
                                                               to staff competencies and performance, reviewing all current job descriptions,
                                                               recruitment and selection process and the preparation of training needs analysis.
                                                                  — By Stephanie Cheong, JJBSM



Malaysia-based Ms Lee will oversee the HRD needs of the RBU.
     FEATURES

12




     “I saw how they
     hatched an ostrich”
     O      n June 12, 2004, a group of employees
            from Jebsen & Jessen companies and
     their families gathered for a one-day trip to
                                                                       ostrich farm. The farm keeps over 100
                                                                       ostriches ranging from one-day old chicks
                                                                       to seven-year old breeders. The life span of
                                                                                                                                         fruit orchard. Many did not pass up the
                                                                                                                                         chance to buy home some fresh fruits.
                                                                                                                                            “The trip to the ostrich farm was fun
     Penggarang, Johor in Malaysia.                                    an average ostrich is 50 years.                                   especially for the kids. We even posed for
        The group, mostly comprising staff from                           There, the group got to see a state-of-                        pictures with ostrich eggs,” said Ms Renee
     Singapore, departed for Johor at 8am and                          the art incubation system and even                                Toh of Jebsen & Jessen Business Services,
     after a two-hour journey, arrived for an                          witnessed an ostrich chick breaking out                           one of the organisers from the Sports and
     early seafood lunch at Sungei Rengit.                             from its shell!                                                   Recreation Club. — By Stephanie Cheong,
        The highlight of the trip was a visit to an                       The itinerary also included a visit to the                     JJBSM




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     Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) Group of Companies is part of a business enterprise that dates its origins to a trading partnership formed in Hong Kong in 1895. The Group,
     incorporated in the early 1960s in South East Asia, is today a highly-diversified entity engaged in seven core businesses: Chemicals, Communications, Life Sciences, Marketing, Material Handling,
     Packaging and Technology. With a focus on South East Asia, the Group has established a firm foothold in the region through more than 40 subsidiaries and associate companies in Singapore,
     Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, employing approximately 2,500 people. Since its incorporation, the Group has grown dramatically in tandem with the region’s dynamic
     economic growth, strengthening its reputation as a leading provider of state-of-the-art technology and products — committed to fulfilling customer needs with professionalism and integrity.
     Outside the region, the Group enjoys close ties with sister companies in Hong Kong, China, Denmark, Germany and Australia.

				
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