Singapore has become a global hub for engineering companies. Between its strong emphasis on urban planning and sustainability, and its ideal geographic location, the city-state is an ideal spot for innovators looking to serve both regional and international markets. Learn more about some of Singapore’s most prominent engineering companies below.
Top Engineering Companies in Singapore
- Surbana Jurong
5 Top Engineering Companies in Singapore
As Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing conglomerate, Siemens has divisions focusing on transportation, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. The German company has been in Singapore since 1908, initially establishing a sales office here. The city-state now serves as the Asia Pacific regional hub for Siemens Mobility, which focuses on transportation technology like rail automation and AI-enabled road infrastructure. And in 2023 Siemens announced plans to invest €200 million into building a new high-tech plant in Singapore, where it will serve as a primary export hub to Southeast Asia.
Swiss company ABB specializes in electrification and automation, with a particular focus on supplying more low-carbon, energy-efficient power. It also produces process automation and industrial robots, which are capable of performing tasks like welding, sorting and packaging and quality control thanks to their use of machine vision. Between its main office in Ayer Rajah and its service center in Taus, ABB employs about 900 people in Singapore, where they work on various engineering projects for local and regional organizations.
Hitachi, a Tokyo-based conglomerate that spans both the technology and industrial sectors, has a long history in engineering innovation. Founded in 2010 by a Japanese engineer, the company has since expanded from building heavy electrical equipment and industrial grade machinery, to working in the automotive, defense, telecommunication, logistics, energy and financial industries as well — engineering everything from nuclear energy equipment to ATMs. Hitachi has offices all over the world, including in Singapore, where it mainly focuses on its energy division.
Surbana Jurong is a Singaporean consultancy firm that focuses on infrastructure and urban development. The government-owned company plans, designs, develops and manages all kinds of engineering projects, including houses, work spaces, roads and hydropower dams. To date, Surbana Juron has built more than a million homes in Singapore, created master plans in more than 60 countries and developed more than 100 industrial parks globally, according to its website. The company’s global headquarters is located in the Jurong Innovation District, where its campus accommodates more than 4,000 employees.
Texas-based infrastructure consulting firm AECOM enhances its engineering and architecture work by prioritizing environmental sustainability. With a portfolio ranging from civil construction projects to industrial solutions, the company has engineered power plants, water treatment facilities, mass transit terminals and skyscrapers. All the while, it helps its clients meet compliance standards in areas like air quality and natural resource management. From its Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore, AECOM has played a crucial role in building many of the country’s most iconic facilities and landmarks, including its longest bridge and its first resort, according to the company.