S&techs is a full-service Construction Manager headquartered in Hong Kong. The company was founded with an objective to provide professional construction service to international Clients requiring commercial office fit-out in Hong Kong.
The inception of the company traces back when StructureTone, a US based Construction Manager/ Main Contractor headquartered in New York was being approached by some of their multinational corporation clients to provide this service in Hong Kong. StructureTone joined forces with Nobuo Shigemitsu, CEO of S&techs to form the company S&techs in May 2000.
Over two decades in the industry, S&techs under the leadership of Nobuo Shigemitsu CEO and Mike Kavanagh COO has solidified its position and has emerged to be one of the regions foremost Contractors Specialising in interior fit-out, refurbishment and out-of ground construction projects on a lump sum, construction management and or design & build basis.
Unwavering Journey through the Years
S&techs has been a leading contractor offering a full construction service commencing with building the core structure to completing the interior fit-out. Since its inception, the company has constantly strived to be in the forefront of delivering highest quality services in the sectors ranging from Commercial, Banking & Finance, Mission Critical, Retail to Hotel & Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Luxury Residential and Industrial and Manufacturing. Over the years, S&techs has seen massive growth and has already been recognized by industry players for constantly treading innovation.
Extensive Suite of Services
Utilizing comprehensive in-house capabilities and state-of-the-art systems, S&techs provides a full range of main contracting as well as construction management services. They work undera number of different contractual arrangements depending on the Clients preference. The formats include Design & Build, Traditional Main Contracting, Construction Management at Risk and Construction Management Consulting. Their finely honed professional approach is based on a core group of services that are designed to best meet the client’s needs and objectives.
“We felt that in order to grow the company we need to diversify into additional sectors and markets,” shares Mike Kavanagh.”Today we focus on a number of sectors in addition to the Commercial Office sector including Hotel & Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Mission Critical (Data Centres), LuXury Residential, Retail and Industrial Manufacturing. This holistic approach of expanding operations has helped us to gain new heights of growth and success!”
Adopting an attitude of ownership can help you develop a sense of responsibility and a deeper understanding of management.
Cornerstone of Success
Nobuo and Mike believe that their core values of Client Service, Excellence, Partnering, Relationship Building, Integrity, Enthusiasm and Technology Innovation are the cornerstone of their success. These values align the company around core beliefs and principles, helping to thrive for excellence.
The company’s 80% of annual work comes from repeated assignments by their satisfied clients. Mike says, “Our success is measured by the amount of work we receive on an annual basis from our repeat Clientele”
Embracing Innovation and Technology
S&techs embraces the challenge of innovation by looking at how they are carrying out the projects right from the inception to completion and developing ways to be more efficient and to be a head of the curve.
Disruptive innovations are creeping through the new market footholds into the incumbent’s mainstream market. It is imperative to businesses to invest in technology. Nobuo explains, “One of our core values is technology innovation and we have formed a sister company REMOC Limited to focus on Smart Technology for construction sites. We are currently keeping our focus on the latest technology trends to stay relevant, enhance Safety, Quality Control and Project Close-Out/ Snagging.
Staying Ahead of Curve
Through their unwavering commitment, dedication and persistent effort, S&techs has established itself as a leading Contractor in the Asia Pacific region. With offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Taipei and five offices in Mainland China, their Asia Regional reach is unique. The company possesses more than 23 years of experience in delivering projects throughout the APAC Region.
The team of Engineers specializing in Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Drainage and Fire Services both engineering and delivery, possess a unique ability to merge their domains and combine the skillsets to deliver outcomes that meet the unmet needs of clients. Mike further elaborates, “We view ourselves as a true professional team partner and thrive for the success of projects with common goals to the Client and Consultant team. Our approach to innovation technology also helps us to be in the forefront of dynamic market demands and trends.”
Budget is the main pain point they see engulfing the industry in recent years. But S&techs has excelled in providing value engineering solutions to clients & consultants. Their commitment to service serves asa testament to the strength and impact of their brand. Customer satisfaction further attests to their success.
In the coming years, S&techs thrives to expand its operations further and serve clients throughout the APAC Region, Nobuo Shigemitsu says.
Mike Kavanagh shares his valuable words for the future leaders who are entering the industry and wanting to achieve success. “Adopting an attitude of ownership can help you develop a sense of responsibility and a deeper understanding of management. Furthermore, do not hesitate to seek out senior management in the company for mentoring and guidance. Building strong relationships is another key factor in the growth of any business. This can help expand your company’s reach and develop new business opportunities, both locally and internationally!”
“Going the extra mile for your clients is another crucial element” he adds. “lIt’s also important to gain diverse experience across different parts of the business to gain broad understanding of how the business works and help you develop a diverse set of skills. Finally, continue to learn and educate yourself. Investing in your personal development will help you stay ahead of the curve and advance your career.