Original post written by Jack Shumway ’19, participant in the Davidson in East Asia Internship Program.
For a product-testing and certification company, Singapore is a great place to do business. The country itself is fixated on quality and fervent in its desire to produce world class products, both of which lead to demanding regulations and a constant need for testing and certification. But opportunity also flows in from beyond the country’s compact borders. Singapore’s grade-A business infrastructure, and business-friendly rule of law make it a regional business hub for all of southeast Asia. Businesses in neighboring countries seeking to market products beyond their own borders naturally turn to Singapore for testing and certification services, making it a truly ideal place for such a company like TÜV-SÜD to set up shop.