How protective clothing drove business growth in more ways than one for this company

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SINGAPORE (Jan 8): Amos International Holdings is one of many maritime support services companies that have sprouted up in Singapore over the decades to serve the growing number of vessels calling at ports around the region.

Now, it is also developing a line of protective clothing and related products under the brand Alcona, which could become a new growth driver for the company and distinguish itself from its peers.

“It is a noisy world out there. If you can’t present yourself with a clear role of who you are, then people will never recognise you. They might miss you altogether,” says Kyle Shaw, managing director of Shaw Kwei & Partners, a private equity firm that invested US$17 million in Amos in 2014 for a 60% stake... (Click here to read the full story.)