Tru-Marine has announced the take-off of a Mentorship Programme, a structured learning journey that allows regular contact time between mentor and mentee.
Tru-Marine clinched the 18-month Mentorship Programme with Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd (SAESL), a joint venture by Rolls-Royce and Singapore Airlines Engineering Company known for aero engine and component repair services for the Rolls-Royce Trent engine facility.
With Tru-Marine’s reclamation technologies mirroring those of SAESL’s engine overhaul and component repair for the aerospace industry, the Mentorship allows the mentee to cross reference more stringent quality benchmarks so as to elevate its service delivery and exceed current industry expectations.
Supporting the Tru-Marine Mentorship Programme as a Technology Resource Partner is Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC). An initiative by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), in partnership with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and industry partners, ARTC collaborates with cross sectorial companies in R&D to fast track the development of advanced remanufacturing and manufacturing solutions.
Tru-Marine Group founding and group managing director David Loke said: “To remain relevant in today’s fast-evolving business environment, we need to transform by looking beyond the sectors we serve and challenge our current mind-set and best practices constantly. This Mentorship gives us the rare opportunity where we would be exposed to the world’s pre-eminent engineering service expert, allowing us to discover new disruptive approaches and service innovations.
“For our clients, this translates into reducing down time and maintenance costs,” Mr Loke added.
Committing 3% of its sales yearly towards R&D, Tru-Marine has introduced at least one new repair technique every two years.
In 2015, it introduced the 3D printing of a marine turbocharger nozzle ring using metal alloy.
More recently during the third quarter of this year, Tru-Marine launched a super-coating against component erosion using High Velocity Oxygen Fuel Coating (HVOF) technology.