“When I first embarked on this business in the early 60s,
my children were all very young. Never planning beyond the present,
my wife and I started making Dim Sum from home
and we had to learn the ropes through hands-on experience.
Back then, I would never have envisioned
what the company would be like today.”
Mr. Tay Yeong Kwee
Founder and Executive Chairman
In the 70s, SMH became the first Dim Sum company in South East Asia
to automate its manufacturing processes. Since then,
technology and hands-on experience have culminated into
a methodology for the production of chilled and frozen Dim Sum
that retain its nutrition, freshness and taste.
Installed first fully-
1980s - 1990s
Growth & Expansion
The early 90s witnessed a boom in the demand for convenience food.
SMH‘s Malaysia factory was established to meet the demand.
This in turn opened another market for SMH products, specifically the Muslim community.
SMH Foods Enterprise (Singapore) was set up in 1997 to serve the Halal market.
to wet markets
to convenience stores
Began first international
export to Brunei
Company is privatised
Started supplying to Singapore
hotels and caterers
SMH in its dedication to produce Dim Sum of the highest quality
continuously employs the most stringent production methodology.
It is through this commitment to high standards that in 2001,
SMH becomes the first Dim Sum company in Singapore to be awarded
both the ISO 9001 and HACCP certifications.
Attained ISO9001 and
Began to export to
the Middle East
The Official Supplier to
the Inaugural Singapore
Grand Prix, Formula One's
first night race
Appointed Tasty Singapore
The Official Supplier to the
Inaugural Youth Olympics Games
In the last decade, SMH has steadily increased its exports overseas,
making headway into Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australia.
The export market will remain SMH's strategic thrust
in the near future as it builds business relationships with
new country and region-specific distributors.