Singapore Motor Cycle Trade Association was approved by the registry of Societies and founded on September 9, 1970. Its official founding date is January 2, 1971.
Why was the Singapore Motor Cycle Trade Association founded?
After the Second World War, Singapore's economy developed gradually and its population increased unceasingly. This trend boosted the demand for vehicles. Motorcycles and scooters which were cheap and convenient means of transportation thereby became great in demand.
According to statistics collected in 1970, there were more than 200 motorcycle and scooter shops then. Some of there imported their own vehicles directly from the manufacturers and some exported spare parts to neighboring countries as well.
The springing-up of motorcycle business gave rise to competition. In addition, the authorities concerned imposed various regulations, some of which were disputable.
Under these circumstances, to promote unity and cordial contacts among fellow businessmen to study and solve the common problems in the trade and to effectively advance national transport, our forerunners founded the Association 30 years ago.
The Committee of the Association was chaired by Mr. Lim Kim Guan of Hong Guan Motor Pte Ltd and Mr. Robert Tan Bee Chuan of Ban Hock Hin Co Pte Ltd as its Secretary and Mr. Lee Seng Choa of Ying Tong Motor Co as its Treasurer.
SMCTA 38th Anniversary Annual Dinner Celebration.
8 SMCTA Representatives attended Lunar New Year Dinner @ JB Motorcycle Trade Association.
SMCTA - CASTROL Annual Walk-A-Jog for year 2009.
Representatives attended Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries (FAMI) Management Meeting and Research & Planning Sub-Committee's Meeting in Japan, Fukuoka.
SMCTA make preparation for printing of Executive Diary 2010.
SMCTA arranged factory visit to Hong Leong Corporation Holdings for Singapore ITE students.
Celebration the year of OX at SMCTA premise with Lion and Dragon dance troupe, food, drinks and lucky draw prizes.
Represented EXCO members attended regular dialogue session with Land Transport Authority on motorcycle trade related issues.
Represented EXCO members attended 9th Meeting of the ACCSQ Automotive Product Working Group (APWG)
Karaoke night @ SMCTA Lounge on every Saturday (excluding public holiday) from 8.00 p.m to 12.15 a.m.
SMCTA 38th Annual General Meeting for Members - 2009
Assisted ITE in the survey of motorcycle course syllabus evaluation.
Attended National Road Safety Outreach Campaign organized by Traffic Police. Launch @ Changi Exhibition Centre.
Represented EXCO members meet up with the new Vice President of Singapore National Safety Council.
Represented Executive Committees attended the bereavement of our SMCTA member, M/s. Hock Kim Leong Trading Co.
SMCTA Representatives attended FAMI meeting in Manila from 2nd Mar to 5th Mar 2009.
SMCTA participated in Bike Asia 2009.
Represented Executive Committees attended the bereavement of our member, M.s. Heng Motor.
DACUM (Developing A Curriculum) was formed. A syllabus for 2 years course of 2 Elective Courses of motorcycle module was drafted. ITE planned to start full time course from 2010 & part time course on 2011.
SMCTA Representatives attended ITE Workshp for the discussion of setting up of 3 Elective Modules of motorcycle engineering.
Representatives attended the bereavement of our SMCTA member-M/s. Ching Kang MotorCycle.
SMCTA - CASTROL Annual Walk-A-Jog 2008 for all members and their families at East Coast Park, Castle Beach.
SMCTA responded to Traffic Police calling to review existing 3-tier motorcycle licensing system. Evaluated the review and made proposals to Traffic Police for interest of motorcycle trade industry.
Representatives attended FAMI Road Safety Meeting in Jakarta.
Program to provide skill upgrading and create a pool of competent young mechanics for local motorcycles industry. Conduct market survey and identify labour problems facing motorcycles repairing industry.
Representatives attended Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries (FAMI) Management Meeting and Research & Planning Sub-Committee's Meeting in Cebu Philippines.
SMCTA President deliver speech at the opening ceremony of Motor Trade Association's Motor Show.
Representatives attended Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries (FAMI) Management Meeting and Research & Planning Sub-Committee's Meeting in Bangkok.
Celebrated SMCTA 37th Anniversary Annual Dinner at Qian Xi (Paya Lebar) Restaurant.
Hold meetings with ITE to establish Motorcycle Mechanic Training.
Attended National Road Safety Outreach Campaign organized by Trafic Police. Launch @ East Coast Park.
Participated in LTA regular open dialogue sessions. An important two-way platform allowing motorcycle traders and LTA to share, review & resolve related trade issues.
NEA intent to lower the noise emission level for motorcycles.
Commissioning of SMCTA Web-site - http://www.smcta.org.sg.
Corresponded with LTA on a make-up briefing for the launching of Enhanced Vehicle Inspection and Type Approval System (VITAS) through E-Services Authorisation System (EASY).
SMCTA's official founding date is January 2, 1971.
Singapore Motor Cycle Trade Association was approved by the registry of Societies and founded on September 9, 1970.