Surbana Jurong acquires AETOS
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Expanding its overall service offerings to include safety and security capabilities, Surbana Jurong has acquired AETOS Holdings Pte Ltd from Temasek, an investment company based in Singapore. With this acquisition, Surbana Jurong will now have a global workforce of almost 13,000 employees in over 95 offices across 40 countries in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, with an annual turnover of around S$1.3 billion.

“Safety and security services have become an integral aspect in urban planning and infrastructure development amidst the changing nature of security threats globally. AETOS’ total security solutions will enable Surbana Jurong to provide holistic solutions for our clients as city governments, building and asset owners increasingly see the need to overlay their physical development plans with safety and security considerations,” explained Wong Heang Fine, group CEO of Surbana Jurong.

“Master plans and building designs which we develop for districts, cities and municipalities will now be able to include a security dimension. More importantly, we will be able to integrate security and safety management as a total package in our facilities management services for the real estate sector, conducting audit and risk assessments of building designs and proposing security solutions that can be plugged into our ‘SMART City in a Box’ platform. Security solutions include surveillance and monitoring systems (CCTV, intruder detection), access control systems (RFID, biometrics) and screening systems (X-Ray screening, explosives & radiation detection).”

Mr Wong added, “We will also be able to utilise AETOS’ state of the art Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to enhance our surveillance security services as well as enhance our land survey capabilities.”

James Tan, executive director and group CEO of AETOS, commented, “We are pleased to become a part of the Surbana Jurong group. The enlarged platform will provide immense new opportunities across the urban and infrastructure planning and development space, and allow AETOS broader scope to actively use technology to complement human resources in the security arena.

“We are also very keen to grow our security consultancy business together with Surbana Jurong, supporting its SMART City and Building Consultancy businesses. We can integrate our security management expertise with SJ’s facilities management capabilities to provide value added services for building owners and operators in the real estate sector globally. With AETOS’ large force of armed and unarmed guards, we can provide Infrastructure owners with total infrastructure protection for their transport (rail, airports, seaports, tunnels) and industrial (petrochemical and pharmaceutical plants, biomedical facilities) assets.”

AETOS is one of the three licensed Auxiliary Police organisations in Singapore. It has the second largest auxiliary police force with a total group staff strength of 2,900 and offers a complete range of security services including: premises & event security; enforcement, protection & outrider services; security training and consultancy; safety and security technology & solutions; and cash & valuables management.