Makino

The Throne Of Innovation

Despite having more than 60 years of experience in the machine tools industry, Makino continually strives to be at the forefront of innovation. This is what they call – the Makino Way. We speak to two engineers from Makino as they share with us how Makino plays a role in our lives without us even knowing about it.

By Farhan Shah

One’s a German who came to Singapore after being approached despite having never been to this part of the world before while the other had an innate interest in developing innovative engineering solutions for a better world.

Despite hailing from vastly different backgrounds, the both of them found what they were looking for in Makino – a global engineering company that influences the lives of tons of people, without them even knowing about it.

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Making It Happen At Makino

Climbing to the top is easy. Staying there is harder. Makino has been able to remain the leader of advanced machine tools manufacturing with the brilliant engineering talents it has at its disposal.

By Farhan Shah

Engineering is a field strongly dominated by men but that did not deter Charlene Kwan Yee Ling from pursuing her passion in engineering. After receiving a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from NUS in 2003, Charlene scored a position with Makino Asia the following year and slowly carved out a niche for herself in the company’s R&D department.

However, it was not an easy journey for Charlene. She had to battle both internal and external pressures when she first joined.

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Makino: Nothing Is Impossible

“Never say never” is the mindset that researchers must have in the field of R&D. Two experts from Makino Asia share what really makes them tick.

By Joyce Lin

Whenever a car drives by or plane flies past, SKC Mohanan feels a sense of pride in knowing that part of it was made from Makino machines.

The R&D Manager from Makino Asia Pte Ltd has worked in R&D ever since he graduated from the University of Kerala in India. It is this relentless passion for the field that has motivated him to work in Singapore for close to 18 years.

His younger counterpart, Jason Wan, an Engineer in the same company for three years, has remained enthralled by R&D ever since his first brush with it during a work stint at the Logistic Institute Asia Pacific after his graduation. The 31-year-old has an honours degree from National University of Singapore in Computer Engineering and a master’s degree in Computer Science.

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