The Welsh Government will take a high-profile trade mission to Singapore 8 – 15 July 2017



Fifteen businesses from a wide range of Welsh industries are prioritising expansion to the Singapore market.


Businesses from a range of sectors include the creative industries, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, ICT and food and drink, are among the export market visit heading to Singapore this month. These businesses represent the diversity of the Welsh economy and demonstrate that Wales is at the forefront of innovation, cutting edge technology and quality products.


Singapore is a leading global business hub, located where the major east and west shipping lanes converge. Singapore accounts for half of UK exports to ASEAN, worth £5.6 billion in 2014, although some will be re-exported elsewhere. It is one of the UK’s largest trading partners in Asia and one of the few countries with which the UK has a trade surplus.


The Welsh Government is supporting companies to take part in this export market visit and is working with British Singapore Chamber of Commerce to facilitate meetings in the region with like-minded companies and potential customers. The visit will build on existing links with the market.



Aberystwyth-based Rachel’s Dairy produce bio-live organic yoghurts, desserts, milk and butter. Rachel’s Dairy would like to further develop their business in Singapore by securing direct deliveries and appointing a local distributor. International trade manager Anita Richards said: “Rachel’s Organic Dairy have been selling a range of products in Singapore for a few years now. The brand is well recognised by both ex-pats and locals. However, our products on sale instore and for online shopping is limited in Singapore so there is scope for an increased range to offer shoppers a wider choice. This is one of the reasons why Rachel’s Dairy is joining the trade mission. We want to meet with the key retail buying groups to talk them about increasing their range and also to talk to the buyers about the many alternate uses of Rachel’s Organic Yogurts – such as in cooking and baking. I need to identify with the buyers the mechanics of how this can be achieved instore, for example, recipe cards are very popular in the supermarkets in the UK, so would this work in Singapore? While meeting with the buying groups I will reinforce the fact that all Rachels Yogurts are produced in Wales, at the factory in Aberystwyth. Rachel’s Dairy uses only local Welsh milk which supports local farmers. The Welsh Government have been very supportive in terms of offering us a place on the trade mission, along with identifying suitable contacts for Rachel’s products.”


Cardiff-based Career Change Wales (CCW) Training Academy provides specialist training in management, ICT and specialist programmes and will be looking to meet potential partners to collaborate on business opportunities and on future student exchange opportunities. Managing director Mike Tan said: “As an approved i-l-m and BCS training centre, we can design bespoke accredited training courses to suit the needs of our oversea clients. In Wales, we are the leading company offering opportunities for young people in Erasmus+ exchange programmes for the last 5 years. We have partners from France, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Germany, Turkey, Poland, Moldova and Lithuania. We work closely with our partners in Europe to attract students, professionals and the unemployed to Wales. Our huge networks in the Erasmus programme gives us an opportunity to collaborate and to gain cultural experiences, vocational training and the experience in working abroad.


“The impending Brexit means that CCW-Training Academy must now look to establish links on a global market. This Trade Mission opportunity in Singapore presents an ideal platform and workshop to showcase our innovation and expertise in the bespoke exchange programmes which we have successfully delivered for the last few years. We firmly believe in being “proactive rather than re-active”.


Russel IPM in Deeside is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of insect pheromone based monitoring and control products, working in agriculture, home and garden, and public health sectors. Paul Sidebottom, business development manager for Russel IPM, said: “Russell IPM have been trading in Singapore in a small way for a number of years. This time I will be meeting a number of customers and potential customers to increase awareness of our company and products and to generate further business. With the assistance of Trade and Invest Wales it will allow more time in the market to generate that business. Russell IPM are one of the largest manufacturers of pheromone and glue based products in Europe with business in the agricultural, food processing and pest control sectors. I am looking forward very much to visiting Singapore again and to some fruitful discussions.”


Cardiff-based Delio is seeing demand for its offering across Asia and the Middle East and is looking to meet flagship customers across financial services with a view to establishing a full-time presence in Singapore in quarter four of this year. Gareth Lewis CEO and co-founder of Delio: “Singapore is an exceptionally exciting place for financial technology and we are keen to explore how we can refine our proposition to access this market. Singapore has a growing demographic of young, active high net worth clients who are keen to access a broader range of investment opportunities in the private markets. At Delio, we aim to help financial institutions unlock this emerging trend to enhance their offerings and levels of engagement with these potential clients. We are very much looking forward to the trip.”


Life sciences firm TrakCel hope to develop a robust understanding of the cell therapy industry in Singapore and meet companies who may benefit from using the technology they have developed. Matthew Lakelin VP Business Development and Scientific Affairs for TracCel in Cardiff said: “TrakCel’s software is being used by EU and North American companies to support complex global supply cycles of cell therapy products. I have been impressed with the rate at which cell and gene therapy products are being developed in Singapore and I am looking forward to speaking with development companies as part of the Welsh Government’s trade mission. I have been delighted with the support that the Welsh Government’s team has provided in the lead up to the in-market visit.”


Thermal Compaction Group in Cardiff offers unique patented products offering cost effective solutions to waste management. The company will be looking to secure the services of a distributor in Singapore. Technical and Compliance Manager Tim Hourahine said: “Thermal Compaction Group is a green business focused on sustainable waste solutions with a vast network of industry partners. This is our first ever trade mission and we are using it to seek out possible distributors and Healthcare suppliers for our unique world first “Sterimelt” healthcare recycling technology in Asia and Australasia. To be invited to be part of a Welsh Government delegation is a proud moment for Thermal Compaction Group as we begin our journey to increase exports throughout the world.”


SOFT Care Training and Development provides support and guidance to the social care workforce and specialises on improving the way dementia care is delivered. Director Laura Green said: “I’ve always found Singapore to have such an exclusivity about it, full of culture yet with extortionary growth over the past thirty years. Recently my studies have found that alongside the rest of the world, Singapore faces great strains on their healthcare system with figures of dementia increasing dramatically. By 2020 it is projected that around 53,000 people aged 65 plus will have dementia, with an increase of around 187,000 by 2050. Experiencing first-hand the difference we can make to a person’s life just by simply thinking about the way we interact, and considering the direct environment, was something so remarkable that I wanted to share this with the world. Our main aim at SOFT is to reach out to as many people as possible and to improve their journey through dementia for as long as we possibly can.”


Symltech is a specialist remote worker and transport software solution provider based in Ammanford, and will be focussed on build presence and business in the region with Singapore as its based. Symltech director Adrian Sutton said: “At Symltech we see new markets as central to our growth strategy. We have a cloud based product offering covering transport, logistics and the management of field based assets and staff resource. Singapore and the ASEAN region is leading the global market in the adoption of such technologies and this has naturally become a target market for us. This will be our second visit to Singapore and we hope to build on the relationships and contacts we have established and secure our first sales into the region on this forthcoming trip. The support and advice from the International Trade team at Welsh Government is second to none and as a business we are very grateful to be benefiting from this professional service – it’s a credit to Wales.”


Creative agency Atticus Digital develop virtual reality, 360˚ video production, 3D animation, websites and apps, and will be looking or clients and partners in the region to develop virtual and augmented reality experiences for marketing, and learning and development purposes.  Managing director Martin McCabe said: “Atticus Digital offers immersive learning experiences for advertising, entertainment, education and industrial sectors. We have received a lot of support from the Welsh Government over the years and we are going to Singapore in order to follow up on a recent trade mission with the EU. We already have some new business opportunities will be conducting several follow-up meetings and doing a recce for a 360˚ Video shoot for a virtual reality tour for Chevron in Singapore. We value the support of the Welsh Government and look forward to the reception at the British High Commission, where we have invited five new clients to discuss future collaboration.”



Attending Welsh companies: Al-Met, Atticus Digital, CCW-Training Academy Ltd, Delio, Geolang, Patent Seekers, Pinacl GDA, Rachel’s Dairy, Russel IPM Ltd, SOFT Care Training & Development, Symltech Ltd, Thermal Compaction Group, Trackcel Ltd, Vessel Protection Solutions Ltd, WE Bridge Academy.

Bydd Llywodraeth Cymru yn mynd ar daith fasnach proffil uchel i Singapore o 08-15 Gorffennaf 2017


Mae pymtheg o fusnesau o ystod eang o ddiwydiannau Cymreig yn blaenoriaethu ehangu i farchnad Singapore.


Mae busnesau o amrywiaeth o sectorau yn cynnwys y diwydiannau creadigol, gwyddorau bywyd, gweithgynhyrchu uwch, TGCh a bwyd a diod, ymhlith y rhai sy’n mynd ar y daith marchnad allforio i Singapore y mis hwn. Mae’r busnesau hyn yn cynrychioli amrywiaeth o economi Cymru ac yn dangos bod Cymru ar flaen y gad o ran arloesi, y dechnoleg ddiweddaraf ac ansawdd cynnyrch.


Mae Singapore yn ganolbwynt busnes byd-eang blaenllaw, wedi lleoli lle mae’r prif lonydd llongau y dwyrain a’r gorllewin yn cydgyfeirio. Mae Singapore yn cyfrif am hanner allforion y DU i ASEAN, oedd gwerth £5.6 biliwn yn 2014, er bod peth o’r allforion yn cael eu hail-allforio i rywle arall. Mae’n un o’r partneriaid masnachu mwyaf sydd gan y DU yn Asia ac yn un o’r ychydig wledydd mae gan y DU gwarged masnach ag ef.


Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cefnogi cwmnïau i gymryd rhan yn y daith marchnad allforio. Try gweithio gyda Siambr Fasnach Brydeinig-Singapore i hwyluso cyfarfodydd yn y rhanbarth gyda chwmnïau tebyg a darpar gwsmeriaid. Bydd y daith marchnad allforio yn adeiladu ar gysylltiadau presennol gyda’r farchnad.


Mae’r cwmni Rachel’s Dairy sy’n seiliedig yn Aberystwyth, yn cynhyrchu llaeth bio-fyw organig, iogwrt, pwdinau, llaeth a menyn. Byddai Rachel’s Dairy yn hoffi datblygu eu busnes yn Singapore ymhellach drwy sicrhau dosbarthu uniongyrchol a phenodi dosbarthwr lleol. Dywedodd ei rheolwr masnach ryngwladol Anita Richards: “Mae Rachel’s Organic Dairy wedi bod yn gwerthu amrywiaeth o gynnyrch yn Singapore ers rhai blynyddoedd bellach. Mae’r brand yn cael ei gydnabod yn dda gan alltudion a phobl leol. Fodd bynnag, mae ein cynnyrch sydd ar gael ar werth mewn siopau adwerthu ac ar gyfer siopa ar-lein yn gyfyngedig yn Singapore, felly mae lle i fwy o amrywiaeth ac i gynnig dewis ehangach i siopwyr. Mae hwn yn un o’r rhesymau pam fod Rachel’s Dairy yn ymuno â’r daith fasnach. Rydym yn awyddus i gwrdd â grwpiau prynu manwerthu allweddol i siarad â nhw am gynyddu eu hystod cynnyrch a hefyd i siarad â’r prynwyr am y llu o gyfleuon am ddefnydd ehangach Iogwrt o Rachel’s Organic Dairy – fel coginio a phobi. Mae angen i mi godi gyda’r prynwyr sut gall y mecanwaith o sut y gallwn gyflawni hyn mewn siopau adwerthu, er enghraifft, mae cardiau ryseitiau yn boblogaidd iawn yn yr archfarchnadoedd yn y DU, felly byddai hyn yn gweithio yn Singapore? Wrth gyfarfod â grwpiau prynu byddaf yn atgyfnerthu’r ffaith bod Rachels Yogurts yn cael eu cynhyrchu yng Nghymru, yn y ffatri yn Aberystwyth. Mae Rachel’s Dairy yn defnyddio dim ond llaeth Cymreig lleol sy’n cefnogi ffermwyr lleol. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi bod yn gefnogol iawn o ran cynnig lle i ni ar y daith fasnach, ynghyd â nodi cysylltiadau addas ar gyfer cynnyrch Rachel.”


Mae’r cwmni o Gaerdydd Academi Hyfforddiant Newid Gyrfa Cymru (Career Change Wales CCG) yn darparu hyfforddiant arbenigol mewn rheoli, TGCh a rhaglenni arbenigol a bydd yn edrych i gwrdd â phartneriaid posibl i gydweithio ar gyfleoedd busnes ac ar gyfleoedd cyfnewid myfyrwyr yn y dyfodol. Dywedodd y rheolwr gyfarwyddwr, Mike Tan: “Fel canolfan hyfforddi i-l-m a BCS cymeradwyedig, gallwn ddylunio cyrsiau hyfforddi achrededig pwrpasol i weddu i anghenion ein cleientiaid tramor. Yng Nghymru, ni yw’r cwmni blaenllaw sy’n cynnig cyfleoedd i bobl ifanc yn y rhaglenni cyfnewid Erasmus+ am y 5 mlynedd diwethaf. Mae gennym bartneriaid o Ffrainc, yr Eidal, Sbaen, Slofenia, Slofacia, yr Almaen, Twrci, Gwlad Pwyl, Moldova a Lithwania. Rydym yn gweithio’n agos gyda’n partneriaid yn Ewrop i ddenu myfyrwyr, gweithwyr proffesiynol a’r di-waith i Gymru. Mae ein rhwydweithiau enfawr yn y rhaglen Erasmus yn rhoi cyfle i ni gydweithio ac i gael profiadau diwylliannol, hyfforddiant galwedigaethol a phrofiad o weithio dramor.


“Mae’r Brexit sydd ar fin digwydd yn golygu bod yn rhaid i Academi Hyfforddiant CCW yn awr yn edrych i sefydlu cysylltiadau ar farchnad fyd-eang. Mae’r daith fasnach i Singapore yn cyflwyno llwyfan delfrydol a gweithdy i arddangos ein arloesedd ac arbenigedd yn y rhaglenni cyfnewid pwrpasol yr ydym wedi cyflawni’n llwyddiannus dros yr ychydig flynyddoedd diwethaf. Credwn yn gryf mewn bod yn “rhagweithiol yn hytrach nag adweithiol.”


Russel IPM yng Nglannau Dyfrdwy yw un o gweithgynhyrchwyr a chyflenwyr mwyaf Ewrop o gynhyrchion monitro a rheoli yn seiliedig ar fferomon pryfed, sy’n gweithio yn y sectorau iechyd cyhoeddus, amaethyddiaeth, cartref a’r ardd. Meddai Paul Sidebottom, rheolwr datblygu busnes ar gyfer Russel IPM: “Mae Russell IPM wedi bod yn masnachu yn Singapore mewn ffordd fach am nifer o flynyddoedd. Y tro hwn byddaf yn cyfarfod â nifer o gwsmeriaid a darpar gwsmeriaid er mwyn cynyddu ymwybyddiaeth o’n cwmni a’n cynnyrch, ac i gynhyrchu mwy o fusnes. Gyda chymorth Masnach a Buddsoddi Cymru mae’n golygu y bydd yn caniatáu mwy o amser yn y farchnad i gynhyrchu’r busnes hwnnw. Russell IPM yn un o gynhyrchwyr mwyaf o fferomon a glud cynnyrch yn seiliedig yn Ewrop gyda busnesau yn y sectorau amaethyddol, prosesu bwyd a rheoli pla. Rwy’n edrych ymlaen yn fawr iawn at ymweld â Singapore eto ac i fod yn rhan o drafodaethau ffrwythlon.”


Mae Delio o Gaerdydd yn gweld y galw am ei offrwm ar draws Asia a’r Dwyrain Canol ac yn edrych i gwrdd â chwsmeriaid blaenllaw ar draws y gwasanaethau ariannol gyda’r bwriad o sefydlu presenoldeb llawn-amser yn Singapore yn y bedwaredd chwarter o’r flwyddyn hon. Dywedodd Gareth Lewis, Prif Swyddog Gweithredol a chyd-sylfaenydd Delio: “Mae Singapore yn le hynod o gyffrous ar gyfer technoleg ariannol ac rydym yn awyddus i archwilio sut y gallwn wella ar ein cynnigion i gael mynediad at y farchnad hon. Mae Singapore yn demograffig cynyddol o gleientiaid ifanc, egnïol, uchel eu gwerth sy’n awyddus i gael mynediad i amrywiaeth ehangach o gyfleoedd buddsoddi yn y marchnadoedd preifat. Yn Delio, ein nod yw helpu sefydliadau ariannol ddatgloi’r duedd hon, sy’n dod i’r amlwg, i wella eu offrymau a lefelau o ymgysylltu â chleientiaid posibl fel rhain. Rydym yn edrych ymlaen yn fawr at y daith.”


Mae’r cwmni gwyddorau bywyd TrakCel yn gobeithio datblygu dealltwriaeth gadarn o’r diwydiant therapi celloedd yn Singapore a chwrdd â chwmnïau a allai gael budd o ddefnyddio’r dechnoleg a ddatblygwyd ganddynt. Meddai Matthew Lakelin Is-Lywydd Datblygu Busnes a Materion Gwyddonol TrakCel yng Nghaerdydd: “Mae meddalwedd TrakCel yn cael ei ddefnyddio gan gwmnïau UE a Gogledd America i gefnogi cylchoedd cyflenwi byd-eang cymhleth o gynhyrchion therapi celloedd. Rwyf wedi cael argraff dda gyda’r gyfradd y mae cynhyrchion celloedd a therapi genynnau yn cael eu datblygu yn Singapore ac rwy’n edrych ymlaen at siarad â chwmnïau datblygu fel rhan o daith fasnach Llywodraeth Cymru. Rwyf wedi bod yn hapus iawn gyda’r gefnogaeth mae tîm Llywodraeth Cymru wedi darparu yn y cyfnod cyn yr ymweliad i’r farchnad hon.”


Mae Thermal Compaction Group yng Nghaerdydd yn cynnig cynnyrch patent unigryw sy’n cynnig datrysiadau cost effeithiol i reoli gwastraff. Bydd y cwmni yn edrych i sicrhau gwasanaethau dosbarthwr yn Singapore. Dywedodd y Rheolwr Technegol a Chydymffurfio Tim Hourahine: “Mae Thermal Compaction Group yn gwmni ‘gwyrdd’ sy’n canolbwyntio ar ddatrysiadau gwastraff cynaliadwy gyda rhwydwaith helaeth o bartneriaid yn diwydiant. Dyma ein taith fasnach gyntaf erioed ac rydym am ei defnyddio i chwilio am ddosbarthwyr posibl a chyflenwyr Gofal Iechyd ar gyfer ein cynnyrch unigryw, cyntaf yn y byd,  “Sterimelt”, technoleg ailgylchu gofal iechyd yn Asia ac Awstralasia. Mae cael ein gwahodd i fod yn rhan o ddirprwyaeth Llywodraeth Cymru yn foment balch i Thermal Compaction Group wrth i ni ddechrau ar ein taith i gynyddu allforion ledled y byd.”



Mae Symltech yn ddarparwr arbenigol o feddalwedd ‘gweithio o bell’ a datrysiadau trafnidiaeth a leolir yn Rhydaman, a bydd yn canolbwyntio ar adeiladu presenoldeb a busnes yn y rhanbarth gyda Singapore fel ei sail. Dywedodd cyfarwyddwr Symltech Adrian Sutton: “Yn Symltech gwelwn y marchnadoedd newydd yn ganolog i’n strategaeth twf. Mae gennym gynnyrch sy’n seiliedig ar ‘Cloud’ sy’n cwmpasu trafnidiaeth, logisteg a rheoli asedau yn y maes, ac adnoddau staff. Mae Singapore a’r rhanbarth ASEAN yn arwain y farchnad fyd-eang wrth fabwysiadu technolegau o’r fath, ac mae hyn wedi dod yn naturiol yn farchnad darged i ni. Dyma fydd ein hail ymweliad â Singapore ac rydym yn gobeithio adeiladu ar y berthynas a’r cysylltiadau rydym wedi sefydlu ac yn awyddus i sicrhau ein gwerthiant cyntaf i’r rhanbarth ar y daith sydd yn dod. Mae’r gefnogaeth a chyngor gan y tîm Masnach Ryngwladol yn Llywodraeth Cymru heb ei ail ac fel busnes rydym yn ddiolchgar iawn i fod yn elwa ar y gwasanaeth proffesiynol hwn – Mae’n glod i Gymru.”


Mae’r asiantaeth greadigol Atticus Digital yn datblygu realiti rhithwir, cynhyrchu fideo 360˚, animeiddio 3D, gwefannau ac apps, a byddwn yn edrych am gleientiaid a phartneriaid yn y rhanbarth i ddatblygu profiadau rhithwir ar gyfer marchnata a dibenion dysgu a datblygu. Dywedodd y rheolwr gyfarwyddwr Martin McCabe: “Mae Atticus Digital yn cynnig profiadau dysgu trochol ar gyfer hysbysebu, adloniant, addysg a sectorau diwydiannol. Rydym wedi derbyn llawer o gefnogaeth gan Lywodraeth Cymru dros y blynyddoedd ac rydym yn mynd i Singapore er mwyn dilyn lan ar genhadaeth fasnach ddiweddar â’r UE. Mae gennym eisoes rhai cyfleoedd busnes newydd, yn cynnal nifer o gyfarfodydd dilynol a gwneud recce i saethu taith rhithwir Fideo 360˚ ar gyfer Chevron yn Singapore. Rydym yn gwerthfawrogi’r gefnogaeth gan Lywodraeth Cymru ac edrychwn ymlaen at y dderbynfa yn Uchel Gomisiwn Prydain, lle rydym wedi gwahodd pump o gleientiaid newydd i drafod cydweithio yn y dyfodol.”


Cwmnïau o Gymru sy’n mynychu: Al-Met, Atticus Digital, CCW-Training Academy Ltd, Delio, Geolang, Patent Seekers, Pinacl GDA, Rachel’s Dairy, Russel IPM Ltd, SOFT Care Training & Development, Symltech Ltd, Thermal Compaction Group, Trackcel Ltd, Vessel Protection Solutions Ltd, WE Bridge Academy.

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