Multinational manufacturer 3M is investing S$135m over the next two and a half years as part of its plans to expand its Tuas manufacturing plant.
The 100,000-square-metre plant is expected to be completed by end- 2018, and will add to the company’s manufacturing capabilities. The company, famous for products like scotch tape and N95 masks, also said research and development is an important part of its business. New areas, such as smart urban solutions are also being developed, including energy-efficient lighting in places like carparks. Other innovations include a vertical farming platform which could help urban farmers in land-scarce Singapore.
The company has been operating in Singapore for 50 years. Beyond its highly-visible footprint in the city-state, 3M has invested more than S$1bn in the Republic to-date.