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Founded: Year 1996
Business:  Provision of surface and mechanical engineering services
Global Presence:

17 service facilities in 7 countries
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, China and Taiwan

Workforce: 900 employees
Industries Served:

Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Semiconductors, Marine

Public Listing:

0128.KL on Bursa Malaysia since Year 2006


RM 309 Millions (Y2014)

Corporate HQ: Suite 301, Block F
Pusat Dagangan, Phileo Damansara I
No. 9, Jalan 16/11, Off Jalan Damansara
46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

T +60 3 7968 3312
F +60 3 7968 3316
Chairman: Nicholas Ng

Coating, Hardfacing & Plating

Protection, lifetime extension, performance and efficiency improvements via advanced surface engineering technologies such as Thermal Spray Coating, PTA overlay, Electroless plating and dry-film lubrication

Mechanical Restoration
& Overhaul

Assessment, assembly, balancing, recovery and upgrading works on industrial rotating/non-rotating equipment such as Pumps, Valves, Turbines & Compressors, Diesel Engines and Generators, Motors and more.

Machining &

Comprehensive range of large capacity machining lathes for turning, boring and grinding of huge cylindrical components such as crankshafts and piston rods.


Decontamination of newly manufactured parts, routine recycling and kit management of semiconductor manufacturing components.


Quality fabrication and mass-production via Aerospace standard manufacturing facility. Complementary activities include re-engineering, prototyping, assembly and integration.

Plant Engineering
& Construction

Structural, mechanical & piping, electrical, instrumentation & control, equipment maintenance & overhaul, testing & commissioning for process & chemical facilities.

Frontken is a leading provider of surface metamorphosis and mechanical engineering solutions, serving a wide-range of heavy industries such as Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Semiconductors, Marine and more.

We perform overhaul, repair and maintenance services for critical industrial equipment such as Pumps, Valves, Compressors and Turbines.

The company also specializes in engineering services that include coating, machining and grinding, manufacturing, precision cleaning and more. Through surface technologies such as Thermal Spray, PTA overlay and plating - we offer components protection, lifetime extension, performance and efficiency improvements to bring the best out of our customers' equipment.

As a one-stop comprehensive service provider, Frontken works with OEMs and our clients to develop customized cost-effective engineering solutions to overcome tough industry-specific challenges; constantly striving to deliver customer satisfaction through high quality products and technical reliability.

Founded in Year 1996 in the Republic of Singapore, Frontken Corporation is a publicly listed company with strong, established presence in the Asia Pacific region. We have a combined workforce that exceeds 1,000 employees and more than a dozen engineering plants that are certified with, amongst others, ISO 9001:2008, OHAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004.

Surface Metamorphosis Solutions
Our core expertise is in the application specialized surface engineering solutions and improvements of coatings quality for specific industrial applications through materials research and modification of micro structural surface properties. Thermal spray coating technologies - the flagship technology of Frontken’s surface engineering capabilities, enable deposition of virtually any materials, such as metals, alloys, ceramics, cermets, polymers, composites or graded materials onto surfaces for increased performance, protection, lifetime extension and other highly specialized functions. Frontken Surface Metamorphosis Solutions also include cold build-up coating, plating, conversion coating, specialized cladding services, precision cleaning and more; while equally important synergistic mechanical processes encompass small/large capacity machining and grinding, precision manufacturing, dynamic balancing, mechanical fitting, heat treatment, in-situ machining, metal-stitching, laser alignment and others. Such comprehensive service offering is unprecedented in the industry and allows Frontken to provide truly world-class integrated engineering solutions.

Technology & Innovations Frontken as the leading service provider of advanced surface metamorphosis technology is dedicated to continuous surface engineering research with emphasis on improvements of coatings’ quality and application methodologies for specific industrial applications - through materials research, modification of micro-structural surface properties and process innovation. For more than a decade, the group has been honing its Research & Development capabilities and aligning Frontken’s business models toward new applications and markets. And the result is significant breakthroughs, innovations and technological patents in a broad spectrum of domain essential to the success and sustainability of its business.

The history of the FCB Group began in 1996 with the establishment of Frontken Singapore Pte Ltd, with a staff force of twelve (12) and rented factory space of 1,600 square metres. Frontken Singapore was founded by two enterprising engineers, Willie Wong and Alvin Yeo. Through their prior training and work experiences with major global thermal spraying companies such as Tocalo and Sulzer Metco (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Willie Wong has garnered tremendous capabilities in material engineering and R&D in thermal spray coating processes, while Alvin Yeo has capabilities in production techniques and skill sets. Their combined capabilities provided the foundation for surface metamorphosis technology of the FCB Group.

The principal activities of Frontken then were machining, metal fabrication and thermal spray coating for the general engineering industry. It started with a wire metallizing spray system, which was among the lowest range of thermal spray coating systems from the spectrum of thermal spray coating systems available in the market.

Over the next few years, Frontken continued to grow, invest and acquire more advanced thermal spray system, including the Flame Powder/Rod spray system, HVOF, Plasma Transferred Arc Cladding, Plasma Spray System aided with multi-axes robotic automation arm. Frontken relocated to a rented production plant with an area of 3,500 square metres which it subsequently acquired in 2001. With better operation facilities and advanced equipment, Frontken's customer base in Singapore expanded to include companies in the oil and gas, semiconductor, petrochemical and power generation industries.

In 2001, Frontken stepped up R&D on Surface Metamorphosis Technology for new applications and new market sectors, with an aim to establish Frontken Singapore as a centre of research excellence and build its technology network with suppliers, partners and customers in order to identify new business opportunities.
In the years that followed, Frontken continued to develop and refine its capabilities and techniques towards innovative surface metamorphosis engineering and have since developed significant expertise in a broad spectrum of surface metamorphosis technology areas essential to the success of the Group’s business.

Today, Frontken is a leading service provider of mission critical services for industries such as the semiconductor (comprised of Semicon Manufacturing, Optoelectronics, Flat Panel Display and Data Storage industries), Power Generation, Petrochemical, and Oil & Gas industries with a combined workforce of about 1,000 employees spanning across our engineering plants in the Asia Pacific region, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines & Taiwan.
The Group has an established reputation and foundation for quality, prompt delivery and reliable service in this industry & also has proven track records in providing mission critical surface metamorphosis engineering projects that are rapidly architected, engineered and delivered with speed and reliability, as well as demonstrated the engineering capabilities, financial resources and human capital in completing projects of any size given by the customers.

We are committed to preventing workplace injury & ill health through continuous improvement and implementation of our HSE policy. We will comply and wherever possible exceed local legislations that are in place to protect and preserve our environment. We are also dedicated to providing high quality products and services through research, innovation and quality management systems.

Maintenance & Refurbishment

Re-Engineering (Modifications & Upgrade)

Repair & Overhaul

Re-manufacture / Life Extension

Technological R&D

Reliability & Conservation

Efficiency Improvement

Recovery & Restoration

Renew & Reuse

Eco-Friendly Innovations