History

1970s

Our early years

  • Gaylin Trading Company established in 1974 with 5 employees at a shophouse located at Jalan Sultan / Beach Road in Singapore.

  • Acquired first splicing machine in 1978 to cater to strong customer demand.

1980s

Significant expansion of business

  • Acquired warehouses at Kian Teck Drive and Joo Koon Way between 1981 and 1984.

  • Set up ship supply department to complement product and service range in 1985.

  • Expanded inventory range between 1986 and 1989 to include wire ropes with up to 103mm in diameter and 1,000m in length.

  • Began developing offshore markets for products and services in 1989.

1990s

Evolution of Gaylin to become a one-stop specialist provider of rigging and lifting solutions

  • Started manufacturing cable laid sling; Largest to date produced is 321mm diameter.

  • Started manufacturing cable laid grommet; Largest to date produced is 270mm diameter.

  • Expanded services to include load testing services, inspections and spooling services.

  • Recognised with international ISO 9002 certification for the manufacture of wire rope slings in 1998.

2000s

Further business expansion

  • Renamed Gaylin International Pte Ltd in 2001.

  • Set up representative office in Vietnam in 2001 and commenced full operations in Vietnam in 2008 with a press machine and a test machine.

  • Acquired 7 Gul Avenue in 2004 to house present head office, warehouse and fabrication facilities.

  • Began distribution of high performance synthetic ropes manufactured by Samson Rope (USA) in 2004 and subsequently Slingmax (USA) in 2007.

  • Expanded capability in load-testing services between 2001 and 2005, including the purchase of a 2,600 tonne by 330 feet test machine.

  • Implemented online inventory database system and secured long term contracts with customers in 2005.

  • Conferred the "Enterprise 50 (E50) award" in 2009.

2011

  • Conferred the "2011 Singapore Brand Award" in 2011.

2012

  • Received the "Promising SME 500 Award" and "Circle of Excellence in Offshore & Marine Industry"

  • Commenced construction of new facilities in Malaysia.

  • Listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGXST" or "SGX" or "Singapore Exchange") on 25 October 2012.

2013s

Further business expansion

  • Expanded ship chandling business with the acquisition of Allseas Marine Services Pte Ltd.

  • Awarded the Certificate of Approval (SS506:Part 1:2009, OHSAS 18001:2007) by DAS Certification Singapore.

  • Accorded the bizSAFE STAR by the Workplace Safety and Health Council, Ministry of Manpower.

  • Expanded into China with the acquisition of Lv Yang (Tianjin) Offshore Equipment Co. Ltd.

  • Expanded into Korea with the acquisition of Phoenix Offshore Co. Ltd.

  • Formation of PT. Gaylin in Indonesia

2014

  • Awarded the Certificate of Accreditation (ISO/IEC 17020:2012) by Singapore Accreditation Council