Koh Guan Chua Workshop

Name of Recipient:
Mr. Koh Dan Jian

It is not the honor that you take with you; it is the heritage which you leave behind. What Koh Guan Chua Workshop left behind is a deep and comprehensive heritage comprising more than four decades of hard work, sweat and dedication. A roaring trade that has been passed down from generations, a skill passed down from father to son for generations. What it does is precipitate the fine, intricate art of car spray painting, and the fabrication of car body kits.

At fore of the legacy is Mr Koh Dan Jian, the third generation leader of Koh Guan Chua Workshop. With an extensive history of more than four decades, it is certainly a tall order then, for a young man to propel Koh Guan Chua Workshop to greater heights. “Koh Guan Chua Workshop is initiated in 1967. It is a business that binds my family together. As we look at it rise into what it is today.” Mr Koh recollected with glee. Koh Guan Chua Workshop is eponymous to Mr Koh’s grandfather. Not wanting to put his grandfather’s name in vain, Mr Koh is resolute in sowing the seeds of success for Koh Guan Chua Workshop.

“It was really tough at first, as i know nothing about the industry.” Mr Koh uttered. “Occasionally i would fumble, and give wrong price quotes and explanations to customer. Everything to me seem ‘foreign.’ Customized car body kits were common back in those days. But to me, it seem as if it was created just yesterday.” Despite Mr Koh’s inclination to mismanage the operations, it was transient. Mr Koh was not chary and decided to be tenacious in doing well. With incessant guidance from his parents, Mr Koh managed to learn the ropes of bringing success to fruition for Koh Guan Chua Workshop. “It was a blessing for me; to have such great parents. Who would unconditionally support me in running this business.” Mr Koh said serendipitously; with much adulation for his parents.

With a great leader at helm, Koh Guan Chua Workshop flourished propitiously. Koh Guan Chua Workshop digressed over competing workshops with its ability to pander customers in the facets of superlative workmanship, perennial reliability and empathetic service. Along with Mr Koh’s acumen, Koh Guan Chua is able to extirpate all signs of hindrance in its way to success, and manifested what segregates Koh Guan Chua Workshop from the pack. “I am happy to see that Koh Guan Chua Workshop has been prominent in this industry for so many years. When an establishment has so many years of prosperity, it’s certainly not luck.” Mr Koh quipped with a smile.

“What really pulls us away from the pack is our excellent workmanship.” Mr Koh divulged without hesitation. Without a doubt, scintillating; quality products is what most customers seek for these days. “It always has been the pride of Koh Guan Chua Workshop. Being able to provide such high quality products for the masses.” Mr Koh added. Being able to purvey such high quality yields multitude of complements from satisfied customers. “This has been our driving force throughout. The ability to put a smile on the faces of our customers.”

Since young, Mr Koh has revered his father a lot. Whenever Mr Koh is feeling nebulous pertaining to the operations of Koh Guan Chua Workshop, Mr Koh’s father would be the guiding light for Mr Koh to seek for the perfect resolution to the stumbling block. “He’s my role model. I strive to be like him. He has been my motivation all these while. I am very grateful for him.” Mr Koh dilated. “As i said before, workmanship is also one of our major motivation, the motivation to put a smile on the faces of our customers. It’s the only way for us to stay ahead in this competitive industry.”
“An entrepreneurship is all being oneself. Sculpting to be what you want. Your business reflects your personality. How you behave, your principles, every aspect of yourself.” Mr Koh said sprightly. “To run a successful business, you need to give a good impression about yourself. You have to be reliable; dependable. You need to be competent enough to take on challenges.” Mr Koh adjourned, “A sprinting champion is always an enthusiastic one. This applies in business as well. You need to be enthusiastic in order to excel.”

An entrepreneurship is always fraught with hurdles. What distinguishes a good entrepreneur from the pack is one who is discerning enough to eradicate the hitch efficaciously. “A good entrepreneur is determined. He will always pack a positive mindset; a never say die mindset.” Mr Koh elucidated. “In business, customer satisfaction is more important than the money. Nobody likes someone who’s obsessed with money. Customer satisfaction is what sets apart a successful business.”

Koh Guan Chua Workshop is planning to progress into other labels to provide a comprehensive one-stop service for customers. This would set a greater, and deeper heritage for Koh Guan Chua Workshop.

Contact Details:
7 Sin Ming Industrial Estate Sector C
#01-78 S(575642)
T| 6453 6279
F| 6456 5410
E| kenkdj@hotmail.com


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