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SPH signs strategic MOU with Times Printers to collaborate on commercial print services

Singapore, 31 July 2019 – Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) and Times Printers Private Limited (TPPL) have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate and strengthen their capabilities in commercial print services for the next two years.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed today by Mr Anthony Tan, Deputy CEO of SPH and Mr Siew Peng Yim, CEO of TPPL at SPH News Centre.

The MOU will see SPH and TPPL leveraging on each other’s strengths and capabilities in digital and offset printing and post-finishing production. With the combined experience and sales network, this partnership sets out to achieve a comprehensive and cost-effective commercial print service, where both parties can be more responsive and well-equipped to undertake commercial printing assignments.

Under the MOU, the collaboration further facilitates the referral of commercial printing jobs between the two companies based on their printing capabilities and business capacities.

Mr Anthony Tan, Deputy CEO of SPH, said: “It is our privilege to forge a deeper partnership with TPPL, which has been our long-time partner. As we face challenges in the printing industry, this is a timely and strategic move to build up our business capabilities and offerings. By pooling together our expertise and resources, we are able to redefine our competitive edge as we continue to ensure quality and efficiency in our commercial printing services.”

Mr Siew Peng Yim, CEO of TPPL, said: “Both SPH and TPPL will build on our combined track record and expertise in the printing industry, and together bring our unique digital print services and capabilities to the market. Combining our investments in digital printing technologies, we will be able to offer a comprehensive suite of solutions to our customers. We are privileged and glad about this partnership as we continue to build and strengthen our business relationship with SPH.”

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Photo 1 - (Left-Right) SPH Senior Vice President of Production Lim Swee Yeow, SPH Deputy CEO Anthony Tan, Times Publishing Group CEO Siew Peng Yim and Times Publishing Group, Head Printing Group & Strategic Development Tan Chin Sing.  

Photo 2 - SPH Deputy CEO, Mr Anthony Tan and Times Publishing Group CEO, Mr Siew Peng Yim signed the MOU in the presence of SPH Senior Vice President of Production, Mr Lim Swee Yeow and Times Publishing Group Head Printing Group & Strategic Development, Mr Tan Chin Sing.


 

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited 

Co. Regn. No: 198402868E

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Mike Ong

Senior Production Manager

Operations

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Tel: 6319 6734

Email: ongkhm@sph.com.sg

 

Desmond Pang

General Manager

Times Printers Pte Ltd

Tel:  6311 2709

Email: Desmondpang@timesprinters.com

 

Sherleen Ng
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications and CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Tel: 6319 1579
Email: ngwts@sph.com.sg

 

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

SPH's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.

On the property front, SPH owns approximately 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road, The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall and The Rail Mall, a stretch of shopping and dining outlets along Upper Bukit Timah Road. SPH REIT also holds 85% equity stake in Figtree Grove, a freehold sub-regional shopping centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. SPH owns and operates The Seletar Mall and is developing a new commercial cum residential site, The Woodleigh Residences and The Woodleigh Mall. It also owns a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom.

It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore's largest private nursing home operator.

SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.

Facebook: facebook.com/officialsph/

Twitter: @official_sph

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/singapore-press-holdings/

 

About Times Publishing Group

Times Publishing Group is one of the premier media groups in Asia-Pacific highly regarded for our dedication to four core competencies – publishing, printing, distribution and retail. With a strong heritage that stretches as far back as the 1950s, the Asian-based Group, owned by Fraser and Neave Limited, is recognised for combining a solid business tradition with the capacity for innovation and quality solutions.

The Group's prominent standing is driven by our integrated businesses' brands, Marshall Cavendish, Times Printers, Pansing, Times bookstores and GoGuru.