Overcoming different adversities brought about a sense of achievement that has and will continue to encourage him to break new boundaries and reach even greater heights.

Christopher Ng

Rigel Technology Pte Ltd

Any visitor who has been to the restrooms in Changi Airport is bound to notice the efficient and energy-saving facilities featured there. The state-of-the-art facilities at Changi Airport are but a few of the many projects that Rigel Technology Pte. Ltd. oversees. Founded by Mr. Christopher Ng in 1992, Rigel Technology is a key player in the commercial sanitation sector in Singapore. Their vision is to create and promote eco-friendly sanitation around the world.

Mr Ng had always been interested in businesses from a young age and at the age of 29, he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey. Looking at how prominent Rigel is now, one cannot imagine that the company started up from very humble beginnings. Mr Ng smiles as he recalls the hardships that he had faced in the past 23 years. Starting out from practically nothing, Mr Ng managed to draw out the potential from the few resources that he had and built an empire with it. Overcoming different adversities brought about a sense of achievement that has and will continue to encourage him to break new boundaries and reach even greater heights.

To reach out to more customers, Rigel has manufacturing facilities in the Chinese cities of Luzhou and Ningbo, and an additional marketing facility in Malaysia. Rigel also has showrooms in Malaysia, Chile, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. However, this success did not happen overnight. Mr Ng recalls one of the greatest challenges that he faced in the opening of his first factory in China. He had to adapt to a very different group of stakeholders, government and people. That alongside his lack of experience created numerous obstacles for him – he had conflicts with his Chinese partners and he did not have enough capital to set up a factory on a huge scale. However, these challenges did not deter him and slowly but surely, he saw the light at the end of the tunnel. Despite having presence all over the world, Rigel continues to stay close to its root and its headquarters remains in Singapore.

Rigel is also dedicated to offering innovative and user-friendly products to encourage eco-sustainability and intelligent technology. With the evolution of building regulations, more ‘green’ requirements will be expected in the future. To remain current, this Singaporean brand is intimately familiar with the strict regulatory frameworks.

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