Overview and History
Laying Solid Foundations
The seeds for GATES PCM CONSTRUCTION LTD, were sown as early as 1983, when CEO & FOUNDER, MR KRISHNA, founded his first Piling & Civil engineering company known as Denwick Piling & Civil Engineering. Having worked on projects locally in Singapore and regionally in countries like Malaysia and Sri Lanka, the company and its management had garnered much experience and expertise in not just piling works, but also a variety of construction works that included those in the railway industry locally and regionally. In 2000, with an abundance of opportunities emerging in the railway construction sector, Denwick found it to be the right time to change tracks and focus on the railway construction sector. It re-branded itself as GATES PCM CONSTRUCTION LTD and forged to become a specialist in railway projects.
Since the birth of GATES PCM CONSTRUCTION LTD, the company has transformed itself from a firm dealing in Civil Engineering works & manpower resource management to become a sub-contractor in major railway projects such as the CIRCLE LINE project, DOWNTOWN LINE 1, 2 & 3. In recent times, with its staff gaining more experience in railway linking and laying works, it has further diversified its capabilities to handle track maintenance works as well. With the solid foundations that GATES PCM CONSTRUCTION LTD built under its long history in the construction and railway industries, the company has found the courage to move forward from strength to strength and the tenacity to take adversity in its stride.
The Right Track
Today GATES PCM CONSTRUCTION LTD hires over 500 employees, most of who make up the experienced and skilled manpower pool that engage in on-site works. The company cares for this manpower pool by providing them with the best possible accommodation, provisions, welfare, food, and transportation. In turn, this workforce has assisted the company to excel in its railway track laying and linking works and at the same time, make in-roads into track maintenance works as well. GATES PCM CONSTRUCTION currently works with both major train operators in Singapore to conduct track maintenance in order for Singapore’s biggest mode of public transportation to engage efficiently. GATES PCM CONSTRUCTION LTD has also started work on its expansion plans to make inroads into regional countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
More than just securing and completing large scale projects, the company has worked on building a strong brand in the eyes of clients and publics. Its efforts have allowed for the awarding of local awards such as the Singapore Brands Award and SME Top 100 Award and also regional awards like the Asia-Pacific Entrepreneurship Award for outstanding entrepreneurship.
“With its staff gaining more experience in railway linking and laying works, it has further diversified its capabilities to handle track maintenance works as well.”