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About Us

Our Journey

Sia Huat history

Founded in 1959 by Mr Tan Chah Sia, Chop Sia Huat started out as a household goods retailer. The team of four operated from a single unit on Temple Street in Singapore’s Chinatown district.

In 1967, our founder’s son Mr C.B. Tan took over the reins and saw the potential in supplying to the hospitality industry, particularly to hotels and restaurants. In 1978, CB’s younger sister, Katherine Tan, joined the company to assist him in executing his vision.

In 1982, Chop Sia Huat was incorporated as Sia Huat Private Limited with CB as the Managing Director and Katherine as the Executive Director. It was also the beginning of an era where Sia Huat obtained exclusive distribution rights to many established brands in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Our strong relationships with long-standing partners and renowned brands, such as Zebra and Nikko, have continued to this day.

Key highlights

1985 With a growing number of trade customers, we expanded our retail shop at Temple Street by purchasing both the leased unit we occupied as well as an adjacent unit.
1990s Secured major contracts with various hotels, retailers and F&B establishments, including the newly built Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
1995 Established our corporate office and warehouse at 20 Pandan Road.
2000 Further expanded our Temple Street retail shop by purchasing yet another adjacent unit.
2001 Opening of the newly renovated Sia Huat retail store at 7, 9 & 11 Temple Street to enhance our customers’ shopping experience.
2003 Opening of a brand new 10,000-sqf Corporate Showroom at 20 Pandan Road.
2005 Extensive renovations to set up a 40,000-sqf warehouse to further enhance our supply chain management.
2006 Recognized for our reliability and strong logistic support with the award of a contract to supply customized chinaware for Singapore Airlines Business Class.
2009 Rebranded and launched new corporate logo. 
Won Singapore Prestige Brands Award, Heritage Brands category.
2010 Opening of ToTT Store, a culinary destination offering over 11,000 kitchen selections, cooking classes and events. Visit tottstore.com for more information
2013 Tools of the Trade (ToTT) emerges National Winner at the 2012-2013 Global Innovation Award (gia) in Chicago. Click here for more information.
2013 Opening of a brand new concept showroom, retail space, and office of 10,000sqf at Jalan 225, Kuala Lumpur. Click here for more information on Hocatsu, a subsidiary of Sia Huat.
2015 ToTT Store opened its second store. Centrally located at Suntec City, ToTT @Suntec 4,800 square feet houses an open concept hands-on cooking studio for up to 24 participants.
2016 Official opening of S&P Foodservice Distribution Co. Ltd (S&P) in Yangon, Myanmar. A partnership between Sia Huat Pte Ltd and Premium Distribution Co., Ltd to provide for the growing F&B, hospitality and travel industries in Myanmar.