ABOUT US

PBA Group (PBA: Platform for Bots and Automation) excels in direct drive motor design and manufacturing, motion control, and precision modular assemblies. Our research & development (R&D) teams and engineers have played an integral role in developing and building on the core capabilities that have enabled our company to break into and thrive in the robotics industry, specifically in general and precision robotics.

Founded in 1987, PBA Group has evolved from its early beginnings as a bearing distributor to a regional player in robotics solutions.

Mission

In a world shaped by technology, we seek to disrupt, redefine and break the mould.

Our purpose is to innovate, enable and push limits. Until the line separating technology and the routine in our everyday fades, and they become one and the same — simple and accessible to all.

Go make a difference.
Go mad.

PBA Group.


PBA Group - Our Business

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PBA is diversified into: 80% Robotics and Automation, 20% Parts Trading & Maintenance Repair & Overhaul services (MRO) which include the sale of motors, motion control, precision robotic parts, aerospace parts, and repair and maintenance for spindles and aircraft seats.


Our Presence

PBA Group makes a difference in 10 countries. with a strong focus on
Southeast Asia. and has over 500 employees regionally


Today

Today, PBA (Platform for Bots and Automation), is a regional robotics and automation company that allows businesses of every size to leverage Industry 4.0 technologies to optimise and scale up their operations. From building tech products; specialising in precision and general robotics; to offering turnkey automation solutions, PBA is a Tech 4.0 enabler, and a technology partner that never stops reinventing.


PBA Group has over 30 companies in 10 countries and over 500 employees regionally, with a strong focus on Southeast Asia.


1987

Incorporated PBA Group

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1988

Incorporated PBA Malaysia

1990

Incorporated PBA Technology

1999

Incorporated PBA Systems

2000

Incorporated PBA Industries (Penang)

2002

Established Indonesia Rep Office

2006

Incorporated PBA Spindles

2007

Established PBA Industries (Johor) Established India Sales Office

2008

Established Thailand Sales Office

2011

Established Taiwan Sales Office

2012

Incorporated PBA Advantech (M)
Established China Sales Office
Established South Korea Rep Office

2013

New PBA Facility @ Singapore & Kuala Lumpur

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2014

Established India Rep Office
Established Philippines Rep Office

2015

Acquired Ultra Industrial
Automation
Acquired Leader Motion
Acquired Techware/Hongguan
(Dongguan and Suzhou)
Incorporated Ultraxis
Incorporated Simplexity

2017

ANTI awarded Accredited Mentor Partner status
JV setup with Delta Electronics Thailand
Incorporated Teddy Lloyd
Incorporated PBA Taiwan

2018

JV setup with Hanwha Techwin


Management Team

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Tony Yap Chairman, PBA Group
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Derrick Yap CEO, PBA Group
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Kenneth Neo Chief Financial Controller, PBA Group
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Wilson Hon Chief Human Resource Officer, PBA Group
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Chua Su Yen Chief Financial Officer, PBA Group
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Steven Tan Head of Aerospace, PBA Group
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Sim Gian San Senior Advisor, PBA Group
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A S Sundaram Head of Factory Automation

Awards

Singapore SME 1000 Company Singapore SME 1000 Company

Since it’s previous win in 2016, PBA (S) Pte Ltd was once again amongst the winners of the nation’s corporate accolade which honours the top 1000 most valuable corporations and SMEs as determined by their annual financial performance.

Distinguished Winner for Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) Business Model Innovation Award Distinguished Winner for Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) Business Model Innovation Award

The SMF Business Model Innovation Award recognises companies that have achieved success in transformational growth through business model innovation.

Overall Winner in the Established Entrepreneur Category ASME (Association of Small & Medium Enterprises) Overall Winner in the Established Entrepreneur Category ASME (Association of Small & Medium Enterprises)

Started in 1989 by the Rotary Club of Singapore, The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the most established award in Singapore, which honours local entrepreneurs who have shown outstanding performance as business owners in their respective industry fields.

Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year - Diversified Engineering Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year - Diversified Engineering

The EY Entrepreneur of The Year is an annual awards program that honours Singapore’s top entrepreneurs for their contributions to the economy and society. For more than a decade, EY has been committed to supporting the entrepreneurial cause in Singapore, coinciding with the government's focus on fostering entrepreneurship and grooming local entrepreneurs to take on the world market.

ASEAN Business Awards – SME Excellence ASEAN Business Awards – SME Excellence

PBA (S) Pte Ltd was once again presented the ASEAN Business Awards (ABA), under the SME Excellence Category. PBA won its first ABA Award in 2011, acknowledging PBA’s outstanding performance and presence as a robotics and automation enabler in the region.

Singapore SME 1000 Company Singapore SME 1000 Company

Singapore's highest corporate accolade, honouring the nation's top 1000 most valuable corporations and SMEs by annual financial performance. The awards celebrate the transformation of Singapore companies within an economy and is produced and hosted by DP Information Group, a company of Experian.

Promising SME 500 – Corporate Social Responsibility Award Promising SME 500 – Corporate Social Responsibility Award

PBA (S) Pte Ltd was awarded the Promising SME 500 in 2013. Initiated by the SMBA (Small Medium Business Association), the Promising SME 500 is awarded to small and medium enterprises whose business practices provide employment, drive innovation and create a competitive edge for the Singapore economy. Nominees for the award are judged based on several criteria such as leadership, innovation, operational and financial performance, business and environmental sustainability, and value creation.

Enterprise 50 Enterprise 50

PBA (S) Pte Ltd was once again presented the Enterprise 50 (E50) Award. PBA won its first E50 Award in 2007, proving that with over two decades of experience, wholly owned offices and distributors in 15 countries, PBA continues its unwavering commitment to provide excellent products and services to our customers.

ASEAN Business Awards: Innovation (SME) Category ASEAN Business Awards: Innovation (SME) Category

PBA (S) Pte Ltd was selected as one of the top 5 finalists under the Innovation (SME) Category in the ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) 2011 held in Bali, Indonesia alongside the ASEAN Summit. Organised by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC), The ABA aims to profile ASEAN enterprises which have contributed to the ASEAN economy as well as to profile promising ASEAN SMEs which could become global players.

ASME (Association of Small & Medium Enterprises) Entrepreneur of the Year Award (EYA) ASME (Association of Small & Medium Enterprises) Entrepreneur of the Year Award (EYA)

In 2010, then PBA Group President and CEO Mr. Tony Yap was selected as one of the winners in that year's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award which is co-organised by the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises and Rotary Club of Singapore. With its 22-year legacy, The Rotary ASME Award is the oldest Award in Singapore that honours local entrepreneurs who have established and sustained a successful and profitable business.

Enterprise 50 Enterprise 50

PBA (S) Pte Ltd was awarded the prestigious ENTERPRISE 50 on the first year that we joined. The Enterprise 50 (E50) Award, first established in 1995, recognises the contributions that local, privately-held companies have made in economic development at home and abroad. A valuable endorsement and a mark of recognition, it is jointly organised by The Business Times in collaboration with KPMG in Singapore and supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, International Enterprise Singapore, and SPRING Singapore.