Aik Swee Tong

Aik Swee Tong, Malaysian
Managing Director

Aik Swee Tong was appointed to our Board on 29 August 2014. He is the co-founder of our Group. He is currently primarily responsible for setting the business direction and overseeing the business development, finance and corporate strategies functions of our Group.

After completing his secondary education in 1979, he worked at various hardware establishments before joining Pipeline Engineering Sdn Bhd (“Pipeline Engineering”), a company involved in the sale of PCE and Measurement Instruments, in 1980 as a Sales Representative where he was responsible to sell and market PCE and Measurement Instruments in the palm oil industry in the state of Selangor. In 1981, he resigned and co-founded Crosfield (M) Sdn Bhd (“Crosfield”) with former colleagues from Pipeline Engineering, a company which was involved in similar business to Pipeline Engineering and was responsible as Sales Manager of the company to promote and market Valves as well as other PCE and Measurement Instruments in the palm oil industry in Peninsula Malaysia until 1989. At Crosfield, he established business relationships with British Rototherm Co. Ltd. and LESER Germany and they supplied their products to the company on an order by order basis. In 1989, he sold his stake in Crosfield to a third party and left the company. Currently, Crosfield is no longer in operation.

In 1989, Aik Swee Tong co-founded DET together with Aik Hui Luan and Wong Chiau Siew. DET was a sole proprietorship that was mainly in the business of the trading of PCE and Measurement Instruments to end users in the Malaysian palm oil industry. During his tenure in DET as Sales Manager, he played a vital role in the growth of the company by focusing on the marketing and distribution of PCE as well as Measurement Instruments to end users in palm oil industry in Peninsula Malaysia. After 3 years at DET, he began the sourcing of products direct from foreign manufacturers where the company was previously obtaining its supply of products from local importers.

In order to facilitate the expansion of the businesses of DET, in 1993, Aik Swee Tong, Aik Hui Luan and Wong Chiau Siew established Dancomech (M) Sdn Bhd to take over the business of DET. Aik Swee Tong was a director of Dancomech (M) Sdn Bhd, responsible for the development of the company’s strategies and policies. He also managed the day-to-day operations of the company and led the sales team in developing the client base in the palm oil industry in Peninsula Malaysia and hardware retailers in Malaysia including Sabah. He also played an active role in soliciting new customers and establishing networks with local and foreign manufacturers of the products carried by the company. In 1995, due to Dancomech (M) Sdn Bhd’s continued track record of sales for British Rototherm Co. Ltd., the company was appointed as an approved vendor for the brand in Malaysia.

As our co-founder and as the Managing Director of Dancomech, Aik Swee Tong has been instrumental in our development, growth and success of our Group. With his extensive experience and in-depth knowledge in the industrial automation industry of approximately thirty five (35) years amassed from his experience in among others DET, Dancomech (M) Sdn Bhd and Dancomech Engineering, he has contributed significantly to our success, particularly in driving our Group’s business direction.