Chew’s Agriculture : SME Excellence Business Award And Top Business Service And Quality Award 2023/2024
Nestled in the heart of Singapore’s agricultural landscape, Chew’s Agriculture stands tall as a beacon of excellence, having dominated the production of labor eggs for over three decades. Under the leadership of Mr. Edvin Lim, director of Chew’s Agriculture, the company has consistently delivered premium quality eggs to discerning customers, leaving an indelible mark on the culinary landscape of the nation.
Back in 2021, Mr. Lim and his company managed to attain a production capacity of 800,000 eggs per day, solidifying their position as the largest layer farm in Singapore. With their target of producing over 1,000,000 eggs daily well within reach this year, their growth trajectory continues to soar.
However, his journey wasn’t always smooth sailing, just as how every business venture will encounter its share of challenges and hurdles. In 2018, when Mr. Lim assumed leadership of the company, an arduous undertaking awaited them—relocating their farm in a tight timeframe following the government’s acquisition of their previous land. Amidst this demanding transition, the task of constructing a new farm while simultaneously transferring assets from the old one presented a formidable test of perseverance. Finding a balance between these two tasks proved to be a significant challenge and the COVID-19 pandemic only served to complicate matters. The introduction of health measures like safe distancing and various work restrictions contributed to delays, hindering the relocation process.
Navigating these challenges required Mr. Lim’s strategic emphasis on open communication channels among consultants, contractors, and employees. Regular meetings became the cornerstone of their approach, facilitating synchronised efforts and minimising potential errors. Eventually, the invaluable cooperation and understanding displayed by the employees during the trying times of the pandemic played an instrumental role in curtailing the spread of COVID-19 and upholding uninterrupted business operations.
Looking ahead, the company plans to fully develop the farm’s production capabilities and implement sustainable efforts, such as installing solar panels to generate green energy and reduce the farm’s carbon footprint.
When inquired about their remarkable success thus far, Mr. Lim attributes it to a perfect blend of favorable circumstances, effective decision-making, and a dedicated team. The company’s expansion and farm design aligned perfectly with the government’s vision for boosting local food production, capitalising on the right timing and place. Singapore’s transparent policies and abundant opportunities further contributed to its achievements, making it an ideal environment for its operations. However, he also recognises that these accomplishments would not have been possible without his exceptional team, who consistently demonstrate effective communication and unwavering dedication, even in the face of challenges. Together, these elements have propelled Chew’s Agriculture to the forefront of the industry, cementing its reputation as a true success story. Driven by a desire to make a positive impact on society, Chew’s Agriculture finds success in fulfilling Singapore’s food requirements and supporting local communities. This noble mission serves as their guiding force, spurring them to strive for excellence.
Furthermore, what sets Chew’s Agriculture apart from other egg producers is their unwavering commitment to cage-free production, making them the first and only farm in Singapore to adopt such ethical practices. They prioritise the well-being of their animals, surpassing consumer expectations by providing eggs produced humanely. This dedication to animal welfare is underscored by their prestigious Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) certification, awarded by a US-based non-profit organisation that conducts regular audits to ensure compliance with humane production standards. Additionally, Chew’s Agriculture is renowned for its designer eggs, achieved through the implementation of nutritional feed that enhance the eggs’ nutritional value.
In conclusion, Chew’s Agriculture’s success story is a testament to the significant impact that can be achieved through a combination of strategic vision, ethical practices, and a relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction. As they continue to grow and innovate, Chew’s Agriculture remains committed to its mission of nourishing communities, one egg at a time.