Tracing our roots to agencies synonymous with Singapore’s early township and industrialisation efforts, Surbana Jurong has played an instrumental role in the development of Singapore’s urban, industrial and infrastructure landscape for more than five decades. Alongside with the Nation, Surbana Jurong has grown from strength to strength to become Singapore’s largest engineering firm today.
Surbana started out as the Building and Development Division of the Housing & Development Board (HDB). It was established to solve Singapore’s housing crisis and to provide affordable and quality housing for the growing population.
Jurong International is synonymous with Singapore’s industrialisation efforts since the 60s. It started out as the Technical Services Group in Jurong Town Corporation (now JTC Corporation), Singapore’s lead government agency responsible for developing and managing industrial estates and their related facilities. JTC oversaw the rapid development of the Jurong Industrial Estate, Singapore’s pioneer industrial park developed in the 1960s through the 1990s.
Jurong International established a HQ office in Suzhou, China.
JTC Corporation corporatises its Technical Service Group into a Government owned private limited company – Jurong International Holdings, where they serve as Singapore’s leading international consultancy service provider, offering masterplanning and engineering expertise, with a special focus on industrial developments.
Surbana opened its first China office in Shanghai.
Jurong International established a new India HQ in Bangalore.
HDB’s Building and Development Division was corporatised as HDB Corporation Pte Ltd (HDBCorp) in a bid to export Singapore’s decades of urbanisation expertise and experience to other countries. In the same year, it ventured into the China market.
HDBCorp was acquired by Temasek Holdings, the Singapore Government’s investment vehicle.
HDBCorp was rebranded as Surbana Corporation Pte Ltd.
CapitaLand, one of the largest real estate developers in Singapore, acquired a 40% stake in Surbana, with the rest held by Temasek Holdings.
Surbana set up first branch office in Yangon as part of expansion plans in Myanmar.
Surbana Jurong Private Limited formed after merger between Surbana International and Jurong International completed with a 51%/49% share split between Temasek and JTC.
Surbana Jurong Private Limited acquired KTP Consultants Pte Ltd in Singapore and Sino-Sun Architects & Engineers Co. Ltd in China.
Surbana Jurong Private Limited took up a 20% equity stake in China’s CITICC (Africa) Holding Limited and a 8.4% stake in FLUX Factory, Inc, a spin-off from Google X.
Temasek acquired JTC’s share in the company. Surbana Jurong is now 100% owned by Temasek.
Surbana Jurong acquired Australian-based, SMEC Holdings Limited to be one of Asia’s largest consultancy powerhouses in urban & infrastructure developments.
Surbana Jurong acquired AETOS Holdings Pte Ltd, which will expand our overall service offerings to include safety and security capabilities.