Sulzer inaugurates new cutting-edge Innovation Technology Hub in Singapore to support adoption of sustainable manufacturing in APAC

7 March 2024

Sulzer celebrated yesterday the official opening of its new Innovation Technology Hub (InTecH) in Singapore’s Jurong Innovation District. The new 700-square-meter Singapore-based InTecH includes a state-of-the-art chemical engineering R&D test center, laboratories and small-scale production plants. Sulzer’s Singapore InTecH will test and deliver clean process technologies to enable sustainable manufacturing in the region.

The new Singapore InTecH is located in the JTC CleanTech Three within the Jurong Innovation District. To commemorate its launch, Sulzer hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and guided tours of the facility for approximately 160 distinguished guests and employees on March 5, 2024. Attending dignitaries included Switzerland’s Ambassador to Singapore and Brunei Darussalam, Mr. Frank Grütter; Senior Vice President and Head of Global Enterprises Division to Singapore’s Economic Development Board, Ms. Elaine Teo; and Group Director of JTC Corporation’s Industry Cluster Group, Mr. Leow Thiam Seng.

Sulzer Executive Chairwoman Suzanne Thoma said: “We are delighted to expand our global network of advanced R&D, manufacturing and service facilities with our new Singapore InTecH. This investment strengthens our commitment to Singapore and the wider APAC region, where our process technologies and solutions will increasingly enable both prosperity and sustainability for our customers and the region.”

Sulzer Chemtech Division President Uwe Boltersdorf added: “From carbon capture to battery and plastic recycling or the production of bio-based chemicals, our separation processes are enabling the transition towards more eco-conscious, circular operations. We look forward to welcoming customers to our new InTecH, where we will drive development of innovative solutions for customer applications in the Asia Pacific region.”

Ambassador Grütter commented: “Sulzer's InTecH is another example of a great Swiss company bringing innovation and engineering excellence to Singapore. I look forward to seeing Sulzer thrive in Singapore and the region, joining the more than 400 Swiss companies that call Singapore their home and provide more than 25,000 jobs to Singaporeans.”

JTC Corporation’s Mr. Leow commented: "The opening of Sulzer’s InTecH facility in CleanTech Three marks a significant milestone in our efforts to promote sustainable manufacturing in Singapore, and the region. We look forward to closer collaboration with the Sulzer team to reach out to the industries to advance sustainability and innovation.”

JTC CleanTech Three is located right in the heart of Jurong Innovation District, a premier advanced manufacturing hub and Singapore’s first eco-business park master planned by JTC. The 600-hectare District hosts a full value chain of Industry 4.0 activities from prototyping and test-bedding to production and distribution. As a global hub for clean technology projects, urban and advanced manufacturing solutions, JTC CleanTech Three’s design creates a new, sustainable and integrated work-play environment essential to support the research and businesses in the estate.