1960s

Humble Beginnings

“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

1970s

Automation

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.

1979

Installed first fully-
automated machine

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.

1980

Started supplying
to wet markets

1982

Started supplying
to supermarkets

1983

Started supplying
to convenience stores

1992

Began first international
export to Brunei

1994

Company is privatised

1996

Started supplying to Singapore
hotels and caterers

2000s

Professionalisation

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.

 
2001

Attained ISO9001 and
HACCP certifications

2005

Began to export to
the Middle East

2008

The Official Supplier to
the Inaugural Singapore
Grand Prix, Formula One's
first night race

2009

Appointed Tasty Singapore
Brand Ambassador

2010

The Official Supplier to the
Inaugural Youth Olympics Games
in Singapore

 
Present

New Horizons

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.