In 2014, ShawKwei acquired a 60% stake in a leading marine supply and logistics firm, AMOS International Holdings Pte. Ltd., for US$17 million.
ShawKwei saw an opportunity to transform AMOS into an industry leader and increase its market share by improving its facilities, strategic acquisitions, introducing world-class management practices and building a strong single brand for its range of products.
In April 2016, Amos opened a brand new 175,000 sq. ft. modern automated logistics centre on the site of its previous 50,000 sq. ft. facility, improving the company’s capacity and efficiency.
ShawKwei have introduced new online systems for accounting, ordering, delivery and warehouse management that have had a major impact on efficiency and speed of service to customers.
In September 2016, AMOS expanded into Hong Kong by acquiring a ship supplies company, World Hand Shipping. In 2017, ShawKwei applied for and received an expanded license for AMOS’ wholly owned Shanghai subsidiary in order to offer a range of services in Shanghai to its customers.
At the same time, ShawKwei overhauled and launched a new consistent, sharper corporate identity to AMOS. In 2018, AMOS launched its ALCONA branded product lines – inhouse developed professional-grade products for the regional Maritime and Offshore industry at a value price point.
Alongside the ALCONA products ShawKwei also introduced an ecommerce capability – alconasupply.com, a dedicated eCommerce website where registered AMOS customers can browse and order ALCONA products online.