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Surbana Jurong adds safety & security capabilities with acquisition of AETOS

Press Release   •   Oct 13, 2016 15:08 +08

Surbana Jurong acquires 100% shareholdings in AETOS Holdings Pte Ltd from Temasek, in a move that is set to expand SJ’s overall service offerings to include safety and security capabilities.

Singapore, 13 October 2016 – Singapore-based Surbana Jurong Private Limited (Surbana Jurong), one of Asia’s leading consultancies in urban and infrastructure developments, announced today that it has acquired 100% shareholdings in AETOS Holdings Pte Ltd (AETOS) from Temasek (an investment company based in Singapore), which will expand Surbana Jurong’s overall service offerings to include safety and security capabilities.

With this acquisition, the Surbana Jurong Group will now have a global workforce of almost 13,000 employees in over 95 offices across 40 countries in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, with an annual turnover of around S$1.3 billion.

Said Group CEO of Surbana Jurong, Wong Heang Fine: “Safety and security services have become an integral aspect in urban planning and infrastructure development amidst the changing nature of security threats globally. AETOS’ total security solutions will enable Surbana Jurong to provide holistic solutions for our clients as city governments, building and asset owners increasingly see the need to overlay their physical development plans with safety and security considerations.”

“Master plans and building designs which we develop for districts, cities and municipalities will now be able to include a security dimension. More importantly we will be able to integrate security and safety management as a total package in our facilities management services for the real estate sector, conducting audit and risk assessments of building designs and proposing security solutions that can be plugged into our ‘SMART City in a Box’ platform. Security solutions include surveillance and monitoring systems (CCTV, intruder detection), access control systems (RFID, biometrics) and screening systems (X-Ray screening, explosives & radiation detection). We will also be able to utilise AETOS’ state of the art Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to enhance our surveillance security services as well as enhance our land survey capabilities,” added Wong.

James Tan, Executive Director and Group CEO of AETOS said: “We are pleased to become a part of the Surbana Jurong group. The enlarged platform will provide immense new opportunities across the urban and infrastructure planning and development space, and allow AETOS broader scope to actively use technology to complement human resources in the security arena. We are also very keen to grow our security consultancy business together with Surbana Jurong, supporting its SMART City and Building Consultancy businesses. We can integrate our security management expertise with SJ's facilities management capabilities to provide value added services for building owners and operators in the real estate sector globally. With AETOS’ large force of armed and unarmed guards, we can provide Infrastructure owners with total infrastructure protection for their transport (rail, airports, seaports, tunnels) and industrial (petrochemical and pharmaceutical plants, biomedical facilities) assets.”

AETOS is one of the three licensed Auxiliary Police organisations in Singapore. It has the second largest auxiliary police force with a total Group staff strength of 2,900 and offers a complete range of security services including: Premises & Event Security; Enforcement, Protection & Outrider services; Security training and consultancy; Safety and Security technology & solutions; and Cash & Valuables management. AETOS has provided security solutions for signature events such as the year end Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, the Singapore F1 night race, Singapore Airshow and the 2015 South East Asian Games. It is also the region’s leading provider of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

About Surbana Jurong

Surbana Jurong (SJ) has a rich 50-year heritage in the development of Singapore’s urban, industrial and infrastructure landscape. SJ traces its roots to the Housing Development Board (HDB) and the Jurong Town Corporation (JTC), agencies synonymous with Singapore’s early township and industrialisation efforts.

Headquartered in Singapore, Surbana Jurong Private Limited (SJ) was formed in June 2015 through the merger of renowned urban planning & affordable housing design expert Surbana International Consultants, and Jurong International, Singapore’s premiere industrial and infrastructure engineering design stalwart. Surbana Jurong is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek, an investment company based in Singapore.

In August 2016, SJ acquired world-renowned infrastructure engineering designer SMEC Holdings. SJ also announced in October 2016 that it had acquired security firm AETOS Holdings Pte Ltd, bringing Surbana Jurong’s combined global workforce to almost 13,000 employees in over 95 offices across 40 countries in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. SJ is currently the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firm, providing one-stop consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure domains.

SJ’s motto ‘Building Cities, Shaping Lives’ reflects its belief that development is more than just steel and concrete. SJ creates spaces and infrastructure services where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish.

About AETOS

AETOS Holdings Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek, provides total security solutions to businesses and government agencies.

It was established in 2004 following the strategic merger of three very experienced and matured key Auxiliary Police Forces - PSA Corporation (PSA) (1947), Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics) (1967) and Changi International Airport Services (CIAS) (1981). Together, these three entities brought to AETOS more than 50 years of experience in providing security solutions to Singapore's key maritime, aviation and infrastructure installations.

Today, AETOS has close to 3,000 employees and four subsidiary companies namely AETOS Security Management, AETOS Guard Services, AETOS Training Academy and AETOS Technology & Solutions. It continues to grow from strength to strength with professionals from the police force, the civil defence force, the military and the public service entities, all bringing with them years of operational experience and know-how. In recent years, AETOS has become a key security service provider for signature events such as the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, Singapore F1 night race, Singapore Air Show and the 2015 South East Asian Games.

By combining the strength of its processes, methodologies, manpower and technological expertise, AETOS provides an integrated suite of security services that include training and consultancy, event and asset security management, and a host of other security and technology solutions.

For media queries, please contact:

Surbana Jurong

Alvin Hang

Group Director, Corporate Communications

T: +65 9222 1010 | alvinhangwy@surbanajurong.com

About Surbana Jurong

Surbana Jurong (SJ) has a rich 50-year heritage in the development of Singapore’s urban, industrial and infrastructure landscape. SJ traces its roots to the Housing Development Board (HDB) and the Jurong Town Corporation (JTC), agencies synonymous with Singapore’s early township and industrialisation efforts.

Headquartered in Singapore, Surbana Jurong Private Limited (SJ) was formed in June 2015 through the merger of renowned urban planning & affordable housing design expert Surbana International Consultants, and Jurong International, Singapore’s premiere industrial and infrastructure engineering design stalwart.

In August 2016, SJ acquired world-renowned infrastructure engineering designer SMEC Holdings. With this acquisition, SJ now boasts a combined global workforce of 10,000 employees in over 95 offices across 40 countries in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. SJ is also presently the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firm. SJ today provides one-stop consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure domains.

SJ’s motto ‘Building Cities, Shaping Lives’ reflects its belief that development is more than just steel and concrete. SJ creates spaces and infrastructure services where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish.