Frencken Group, listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) since 2005, has been named overall sector winner and has also topped this sector in returns to shareholders. In the evaluation period, Frencken’s shareholders’ returns grew at a CAGR of 22.4%.
The company, which has some 3,400 employees servicing customers from more than 50 countries, has two main business lines. The first is mechatronics, which is a one-stop solution for the design, development and production of precision-engineered systems and complete machines, as well as complex electromechanical assemblies and high-precision parts and components.
The next major business line is integrated manufacturing services, where Frencken offers integrated contract design and manufacturing services to the automotive and office automation industries. Over the years, Frencken has evolved from high-volume production, where margins tend to be thinner, to high-mix, low-volume products that require more skill and planning but tend to also command better earnings.