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Our Humble Beginnings: 1955 to 1980s
The YCH Story started way back in the 1950s when the company was only doing passenger transportation. Known as Yap Chwee Hock Transport and General Contractors, we ferried workers from the Public Utilities Board (PUB) and British soldiers to-and-fro their workplaces.
Then in the 1970s, the company faced its first crisis when it lost its main business contract of ferrying the PUB workers. Coupled with the set-up of Singapore’s Bus Service (SBS), YCH was left with 103 empty trucks and hardly any passengers.
Your Partner in Total Logistics™: Early 1980s to 1990s
Refusing to give up and leave his workers jobless, the late Mr Yap Chwee Hock roped in his oldest son and current CEO of YCH Group, Dr. Robert Yap, to join the company and help salvage the business. Freshly graduated from university, Robert saw new opportunities to turn the company around by leveraging on the growing trade activities of the Singapore Ports. This marked the start of the company’s venture into the cargo transportation business, which from then on grew rapidly to include extended logistics services such as freight and warehousing management.
Together with the company’s change in direction, was a change in our name to Yap Chwee Hock Transport Pte Ltd, which marked the company’s new suite of services.
Regional Expansion – Going Where You Want To Be™: 1995 to 2005
Building on this strong foundation, Yap Chwee Hock Transport Pte Ltd began its forays into the region and also started exploiting IT by developing proprietary applications to integrate the various logistics services. This pioneering effort paved the way for the company to develop a solid logistics network with state-of-the-art DistriParks.
The 90’s marked the organisation’s transformation into a Supply Chain Management Company, as the company embarked on providing award-winning solutions for its MNC clientele. Accompanied by another rebranding effort, the company was from then known simply as YCH, with the mantra of growing and going with our customers where they wanted to be.
Asia Pac’s Leading Supply Chain Company: 2006 till date
Throughout YCH’s history, the organisation has never backed down in the face of challenges, but continued evolving to forge new breakthroughs in the supplychain industry. With a strong ‘RISE’ Corporate Philosophy to support its ambitious mission of becoming Asia Pacific’s number 1 Supply Chain Management Company, YCH has over the years garnered international recognition and praise from the industry, governments and its MNC clientele. Having grown to become Singapore’s largest home-grown Supply Chain Solutions Company today, YCH prides itself in seamlessly connecting complex supplychain systems for its world-class customers, enabled by cutting-edge, award-winning SCM solutions and comprehensive Asia Pacific presence.
As a leading player in the industry, YCH’s keys to success have always rested on being right at the heart of ‘supplychain’. By combining advanced hardware capabilities, agile customer software skills, and over five decades of passion for supplychain excellence, YCH is committed to continuously innovate and stay at the forefront of the industry; because YCH is - where supplychain connects™.