SINGAPORE – Razer™ today announced plans to setup, within 30 days, Singapore’s first fully automated mask production and packing line. Frasers Property, JustCo and PBA Group are the first Singapore-based companies that have each committed US$50,000 upfront for the initial shipments of masks from the line in support of Razer’s efforts.
“The COVID-19 virus situation has had an immense impact around the world,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. ”Everyone at Razer understands that we all have a part to play in combating the pandemic, no matter which industry we come from.”
Razer initially converted existing product manufacturing lines in China to make and donate masks for immediate relief, with initial shipments of masks going out earlier this week. However, Razer has been inundated by requests due to an extreme shortage of face masks and PPEs – particularly in Southeast Asia.
In addition, many of the face masks in the market are not properly manufactured, do not meet certification standards and offer little or no protection to the users.
Accordingly, Razer plans to set up a domestic mask manufacturing line in Singapore to manufacture and deliver certified face masks – made in Singapore and certified to Singapore and international standards – to supply the Singapore market and the region.
FRASERS PROPERTY, JUSTCO AND PBA GROUP COMMIT TO SUPPORTING INITIAL SHIPMENTS
Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan posted plans to set up the line earlier today on his Facebook Page and did a call-out to Singapore-based organizations to purchase the initial shipments from the line. This was met with swift support from numerous corporations including Frasers Property, JustCo Global and PBA Group that are each committing US$50,000 upfront to help support Razer’s efforts.
“Frasers Property is here to support in whatever way we can during these unprecedented times. Nothing matters more than the health, well-being and safety of the communities we operate in. While we continue to take measures to help our customers and partners navigate through these extraordinary circumstances, this is a moment that calls on us to care for one another in Singapore through our support of Razer’s initiative,” said Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi, Group Chief Executive Officer, Frasers Property Limited.
“JustCo has always been a community-first company,” says Kong Wan Sing, CEO and Founder of JustCo. “JustCo’s strong community of members across Asia Pacific has supported us through good times, and now we need to step up when they need us most. I am proud and happy to stand alongside Razer, Frasers Property, and PBA Robotics to protect the safety and well-being of our community in Singapore and the region.”
“As a Singaporean company, we are proud to join this initiative. This is just one of the ways PBA Group helps our fellow Singaporeans. It’s all part of our broader effort to battle against Covid-19 as we seek to continue to leverage our technology and resources for good. This mask initiative complements our range of mobile robots that combats the virus,” said Derrick Yap, Chief Executive Officer, PBA Group. “We are rallying everyone to Go Make a Difference. We are offering help, and calling companies and individuals to join us in our shared purpose.”
Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.
The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.
Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.
Razer’s software platform, with over 80 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).
In services, Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest virtual credit services for gamers, and Razer Fintech is one of the largest offline-to-online digital payment networks in SE Asia.
Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in Irvine and Singapore, Razer has 16 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).
ABOUT FRASERS PROPERTY LIMITED
Frasers Property Limited (“Frasers Property” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), is a multi-national company that develops, owns and manages a diverse, integrated portfolio of properties. Listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”) and headquartered in Singapore, the Group has total assets of approximately S$38.8 billion as at 31 December 2019.
Frasers Property’s assets range from residential, retail, commercial & business parks, to industrial & logistics in Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and China. Its well-established hospitality business owns and/or operates serviced apartments and hotels in over 70 cities across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group is unified by its commitment to deliver enriching and memorable experiences to customers and stakeholders, leveraging its knowledge and capabilities from across markets and property sectors, to deliver value in its multiple asset classes.
Frasers Property is also the sponsor of 3 real estate investment trusts and 1 stapled trust listed on the SGX-ST. Frasers Centrepoint Trust, Frasers Commercial Trust, and Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust are focused on retail, commercial & business parks, and industrial & logistics properties respectively. Frasers Hospitality Trust (comprising Frasers Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust and Frasers Hospitality Business Trust) is a stapled trust focused on hospitality properties. In addition, the Group has two real estate investment trusts listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Frasers Property Thailand is the sponsor of Frasers Property Thailand Industrial Freehold & Leasehold REIT, which is focused on logistics and industrial properties in Thailand and Golden Land Property Development Public Company Limited is the sponsor of Golden Ventures Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust, which is focused on commercial properties.
For more information on Frasers Property, please visit www.frasersproperty.com.
ABOUT JUSTCO GLOBAL
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Singapore, JustCo is Asia’s leading premium flexible workspace provider. We continually disrupt the status quo and redefine collaborative working.
In our communities, we connect dynamic entrepreneurs, start-ups and large corporations. People are at the heart of what we do, as we create networking events and strategic partnerships for our members and partners to gain insights, collaborate, and help each other. Our passion for customer satisfaction ensures our members find comfort and peace of mind – the same JustCo hospitality, no matter where they are.
We make work better by revolutionising how people work, empowering our ever-growing community with exceptional flexibility, opportunities and experiences.
For more information, please visit www.justcoglobal.com.
ABOUT PBA GROUP
PBA Group (PBA: Platform for Bots and Automation) is a leading regional robotics and automation company that allows businesses of every size to leverage Industry 4.0 technologies to optimise and scale up their operations. From building tech products; specialising in precision and general robotics; to offering turnkey automation solutions, PBA is a technology partner that never stops reinventing. Our purpose is to meet the challenges of the everyday world by making robotics tech accessible to everyone.
PBA’s core capabilities involve the development of technology which can be applied to businesses across all industries, including a full suite of solutions in Warehouse Automation and Factory Automation. PBA also designs and manufactures its own products, including made-in-Singapore Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), Collaborative robot (cobot) arms – the first-of its kind manufactured in Southeast Asia – as well as Motion Control and Direct Drive Technology.
PBA Group has over 30 companies in 10 countries and over 500 employees regionally, with a strong focus on Southeast Asia. For more information on PBA and its robotics and automation capabilities, please visit www.pbarobotics.com.