We chat with four gentlemen who have been with Komoco since its engines started 30 years ago in 1986.
( Left to Right )
Albert Ho 62, Technical Executive.
Chua Seng Huat 69, Operation Coordinator.
William Chua 57, Workshop Manager.
Ismail Bin Taib 52, Customer Service Manager.
Your favourite part of the job?
Albert Ho (AH): When we return the vehicles to satisfied customers, with their issues resolved.
Chua Seng Huat (CSH): Meeting new people of different backgrounds and nationalities.
William Chua (WC): Making sure that all cars sent in for servicing are returned on time.
Ismail bin Taib (IT): Meeting regular customers who are now my friends.
If you weren't in this line, what would have been your occupation?
AH: Still vehicle-related, since that's my expertise.
CSH: Taxi driver.
WC: Construction industry.
IT: Maybe a property agent.
What made you stay with the same company for three decades?
AH: Because Mr Teo has been a caring and helpful boss throughout, who thinks of the staff.
CSH: Because of the way Mr Teo looks after the welfare of his staff, and the faith in me that he has shown personally.
WC: I am happy with my job!
"Those were happy times back in the 1980s and 1990s."
"I hope that Hyundai achieves more brand recognition."
What do you miss most about the early days of Komoco?
AH: When we reminisced about the old building, old colleagues and the first Hyundai car models.
CSH: I miss the noise and quarrels in the office, but we end up having a good laugh after that!
WC: The annual dinner held in Batam long ago.
IT: Overseas travel for training. Those were happy times for me.
If you could drive back in time to your younger self in the 1980s, what advice would you give?
AH: I would choose to study harder in school and upgrade myself.
CSH: To work even harder and also save up a lot more money.
WC: Take more courses to improve myself.
IT: Try to go for higher education.
What are your hobbies/pastimes?
AH: I love to go pond fishing during my free days.
CSH: Watching football.
WC: Jogging and exercising.
IT: Spend time with my family.
What's your birthday wish for Komoco? And your hopes for Hyundai in the future?
Albert Ho (AH): Hyundai to achieve more brand recognition. Happy 30th birthday, Komoco! Huat ah!
Chua Seng Huat (CSH): I wish Komoco a happy 30th birthday, and may the business grow for the next 30 years. Hope we'll be one of the best distributors in Singapore and become recognised worldwide.
William Chua (WC): Sell more cars!
Ismail bin Taib(IT): To be more successful in Singapore's motor industry business.
"Our boss looks after the welfare of his staff."
"I am happy with my job!"