Name of Recipient:
Mr. Mohammed Yahaya
New Flint is a company that specializes in ship repair, shipbuilding, supplies of shipping goods, and many more. They are also a company that is able to list Keppel FELS Ltd as one of their clients.
The company’s director, Mr Yahaya mentions that entrepreneurship is a very big challenge for anyone to undertake. This is because entrepreneurs have to be able to multitask and manage all aspects of the business. However, it is this very challenge that intrigues Mr Yahaya, he goes on to say that being able to work in a sector that is different and challenging is personally satisfying to him.
New Flint’s path to success has not always been easy. During the early days, there was a shortage of manpower of people with expertise. To that, Mr Yahaya decided to employ foreign talents who will then be able to fill the void. Furthermore, it is perhaps due to the company being relative newcomers at the time, but New Flint also saw a lower customer base. The team at New Flint combated this problem the old-fashioned way – through sheer hard work. Mr Yahaya says that he saw a huge increase in customer confidence after their initial projects were completed. He credits that to the hard work, determination, and the expertise of his staff.
In 2008, New Flint founded one more innovation with PT FARA’s Shipbuilding & Shiprepairs in Batam (Indonesia). PT FARA’s in Batam is the leading Shipbuilding Company with manpower of 350. PT FARA’s has a large workshop with 5 TON Overhead Crane, and they are equipped with all kinds of machinery. PT FARA’s also specializes in Steel Work, Piping, Chemical cleaning, flushing, mechanical and electrical sections. PT FARA’s has a long list of satisfied clients in every field, i.e. PT ASL SHIPYARD, DDW PAX OCEAN ASIA PTE LTD, PT MULTI OCEAN SHIPYARD (Tj. BALAI), PT. BINTAN OFFSHORE (Tj. PINANG) and etc.
In Nov 2013, New Flint became a group of companies with the foundation of PT NEW FLINT INDONESIA for Rental & Sales of Machinery solely manufactured by NEW FLINT machinery with top brand Engine. PT NEW FLINT is a big success in the Rental Business in Indonesia due to great service and quality equipment. Customer satisfaction is the main aim for this company. PT NEW FLINT INDONESIA is providing a wide range of Quality Industrial and Construction Equipment i.e. Diesel Gen sets, Aerial Platforms, Forklifts, Scissor Lifts, Welding Sets & many more.
The power of unrivalled service and diligence is fully exemplified by New Flint, as their wider customer base is largely the result of word-of-mouth and glowing reviews. This stand as actual proof that the services offered by New Flint is one of quality and standard. These in turns create brand awareness for New Flint.
When asked about the major distinction of New Flint, Mr Yahaya says that it is the company’s unrelenting stance on safety that sets them apart in the marine industry. He went on to mention that it is always the little things that make the difference. New Flint is also an organization that is highly skilled and experienced in their area of expertise. By combining a strict adherence to safety and ensuring that all members of the staff are individuals who are robust and well equipped to serve their roles, New Flint is more than ready to serve any customer who walks through their door.
Plans of expansion are on the horizon for New Flint, as they hope to take on more projects in the near future so as to offer their services to more people. Furthermore, New Flint also hopes to set up their own workshop in the near future so as to better provide their services.
Mr Yahaya practices self-motivation. For someone with a vision, Mr Yahaya says that the power of every individual lies inside oneself. It is with determination and belief that one can tap into this potential. It is only when this potential is unleashed, that success will come around at every turn.
When asked about the origins of the company’s name, Mr Yahaya said that the word “flint” suggests a spark in life that may lead to greater things. Therefore, by combining the words “new” and “flint”, it symbolizes a new flame or spark in the industry.
According to Mr Yahaya, the recipe to success is similar across the board, he said, “Be hardworking, persevere, and never give up”. In addition, he advises young and potential entrepreneurs to not give up regardless of how difficult a situation may be.
Ultimately, what is more than evident is that the discipline and hard work of everyone at New Flint has yielded its much-deserved rewards. As Mr Yahaya has so clearly said, the ability to be hardworking in the face of insurmountable obstacles is surely the key to success, and it is also this very quality that will see New Flint to more success in the foreseeable future.
NEW FLINT GROUP of COMPANIES:
NEW FLINT OFFSHORE & MARINE PTE LTD
NEW FLINT MACHINERY PTE LTD
PT FARA’S SHIPBUILDING & SHIP REPAIRS (BATAM, INDONESIA)
PT NEW FLINT INDONESIA (SALE & RENTAL HEAVY MACHINERY)
18 Boon Lay Way #02-116
TradeHub 21 S(609966)
T| 6294 6031
F| 6294 6032