Milestones

A lovely face of TTS employee

Starting her career with TTS Group 15 years ago has impacted her life positively, and she had never looked back. Tan Swat Leng (SL Tan) currently holds the position of Senior Sales Engineer in TTS Group Headquarters, Singapore and was recently awarded the Long Service Award in recognition of her years of service, commitment and contribution to the TTS Group.

Talking about her work experience in TTS Group, she said, “This is the kind of work environment that I enjoyed.” TTS Group is known for its teamwork, which has been a culture of the organization. She added, “I work with a wonderful team where everyone is supporting each other and is cohesive.”

Throughout her career in TTS, SL Tan has the opportunity to be exposed to different departments and this had broadened her knowledge of the overall aspects of the ATE test and tooling operations. “I was given a chance to be involved in various functions such as Purchasing, QA, and Quality Management System and now, I am in Sales. These valuable exposures in various functions have given me an insight of the end-to-end test tooling solutions; right from design to the realisation of the end product, as well as on the engagement with stakeholders,” says SL Tan.

Quality time in sharing and interacting with other TTS colleagues is what SL Tan enjoys the most. She says, “I enjoyed our company trips, which are great bonding time, where I get to know other colleagues from different sites.” Such employee events nourish the cohesiveness of the team towards the development of a progressive work culture.

Nevertheless, she reminisced that her path with TTS Group was also fraught with challenges. She remembered the time that she had to step up to the challenge of getting the ISO 9001 Quality Management System accreditation for the TTS facility in Johor.

“We have to work relentlessly against time and convince every one of the benefits to sustain an organised workflow with proper documentation. At that time, I have zero experience of handling the ISO 9001 QMS process – there were tight timelines to meet, training to attend, processes to align and work procedures to be put in place,” says SL Tan. The period then was chaotic and hectic, but our efforts paid off when our Johor site was successfully certified under ISO 9001.

On her experience with customers, she shared the time that she had to resolve a situation where a customer was facing a line down issue on their test floor, “The issue was resolved using a ‘win-win’ partnership approach; one of the FIVE Core Values advocated in the TTS Values commitment to its stakeholders. The customer was very happy and until today, this customer is still with us.”

When asked about the best part of working in TTS, she shared that it is happiness, “I believe that happy employees are infectious, and their enthusiasm and passion shape the positive work environment of TTS.” SL Tan enthused that the strong growth and stability of TTS made it an attractive place to grow her career.

A lot of changes have taken place in TTS since the time she had joined. From a small cosy office, TTS is today one of the reliable names in the field of ATE test and tooling solutions in Asia and around the world. The growth of TTS Group that she had witnessed is also parallel to her long-term personal career goal. She believes that there is much to learn and contribute in TTS.

2016

2016 Highlights

  • Consolidation of CNC production to one site for better production efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • Span off the PCB division to align with our mid to long term objective of focusing on probe pins and test socket business
2015

2015 Highlights

  • TTSG celebrates its 35 years of engineering success in the semiconductor test tooling industry. Our growth and progression have been made possible with the help and support of our stakeholders including our customers, employees, shareholders, community, and others. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to these individuals and institutions that have collaborated with us over the last 35 years.

    To mark this significant milestone, TTSG has launched a “Celebrating 35 Years” logo, which will appear on all TTSG’s marketing collateral.
2014

2014 Highlights

  • Test Tooling Solutions Group announced the merger and integration of Kenshi Singapore and rebrand the new entity under the Test Tooling Solutions Group, effective 1st Sept 2014.
    The merger is expected to further strengthen the core competency and technical capability of the combined unit in the provision of test and tooling solutions and to better position the Group to capture any new business opportunity, in a fast changing landscape.
    The integration exercise is expected to be completed before end of the year.
  • In line with its expansion plan, TTS Taiwan has moved to a bigger facility in Hsinchu. The new office, housing the sales, application and design centre, is within a 5 mins walking distance from the Hsinchu HSR Station. In conjunction with the Semicon Show Taiwan, the new office was officially declared open by the Group CEO and we are glad to receive our first visitor from Toshiba Japan. Our office is located at 8F-3, No.229, Fuxing 2nd Rd., Zhubei City, Hsinchu (新竹縣竹北市復興二路229號8樓之3)
  • TTSG today announces the successful registration of the company logo and tagline. The trade mark is granted under the registration number 2012018638 for a period of 10 years.
2013

2013 Highlights

  • TTSG has been granted the patent for its new probe pin design in Japan. This new probe pin design has a longer spring coil that tapered gradually to reduce stress and improve the electrical performance as well as life span of the pin.
2012

2012 Highlights

  • TTSG is pleased to introduce the new green logo and tagline- feel green, live green and be green ©
  • Received an award from Broadcom Inc in recognition of our outstanding service and support
  • TTSG has acquired another 10 units of brand new CNC machines from Citizen and Fanuc with a list price of more than USD1 million as part of the expansion plan
  • TTSG has been granted the patent for Offset Taper Spring (OTS) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filed on Dec 27, 2011
2011

2011 Highlights

  • Setup secondary processing plant in JB
  • Expansion of TTS Thailand to double the capacity
  • Launch of New Corporate Branding
  • Arrival of 10 more new Citizen machines, latest model auto lathe machines from Japan as part of the overall expansion plan for 2011
  • Integration of Kenstronics Malaysia with Test Tooling Solutions Group
2010

2010 Highlights

  • Expansion of TTS Japan to a new office at Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
2009

2009 Highlights

  • Launched first Intranet to enable employees to share, view and locate company/department's information
  • 5S implementation to approach for productivity, quality and safety improvement into the production floor
  • Test Tooling Solutions (TTSM) and Test Tooling Designs (TTDM) have achieved the certification of ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Systems
2008

2008 Highlights

  • Obtained the certification for RoHS (Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) for its Test Probe
  • Acquired 100% of the R-Squared Circuits Inc, a Printed Circuit Board Manufacturer for ATE testers located in Folsom California
2007

2007 Highlights

  • Setup Auto Lathe factory in JB
  • TTSM officially took possession of Plant A in Penang
2006

2006 Highlights

  • Purchased 50,000 sq. ft of a new production facility in Johor, Malaysia
  • Completed the expansion and renovation of Plant B in Penang
  • Acquired BigHub Technology Sdn Bhd and change its name to Test Tooling Designs (M) Sdn Bhd (TTDM)
  • Established its wholly owned subsidiary in Malaysia, Test Tooling Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd. (TTSM)
  • Incorporated Test Tooling Solutions Group Pte Ltd in Singapore (TTS Group)
  • Relocation of Corporate HQ from USA to Singapore