2016 Sands Supplier Excellence Awards Acknowledges Outstanding Suppliers

(Macao, Dec. 5, 2016) – The 2016 Sands Supplier Excellence Awards was held at The Venetian® Macao Thursday, with Sands China Ltd. recognising the outstanding cooperation and services of its suppliers. Held at the end of each year, the awards are a global initiative of Sands China’s parent company, Las Vegas Sands Corp.

“This is Sands China’s fourth year to hold these awards,” said Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. “The success of our company and the success of our suppliers are connected, creating a mutually beneficial relationship. Each year, we take time to recognise the most outstanding of these suppliers, acknowledging the important role they play in helping Sands China execute our company strategy: delivering unforgettable experiences to our many guests and visitors. We appreciate and value our suppliers, and we hope these business partners – from large companies to medium and small enterprises – have the opportunity to develop a long-term business partnership with us.”

From among thousands of service providers and suppliers working with Sands China, more than 300 companies were nominated for this year’s Sands Supplier Excellence Awards by Sands China’s business units and employees. The nominated companies represent industries such as construction and development; furniture and equipment; facilities and services; food and beverage; and many others. The winners include long-established local companies that have contributed to Macao's development over the years. Besides some large companies, three out of the seven winners are local SMEs (Ka Ming Trading, Wa Toc Engineering Company Limited, and ICON Gaming Technology Limited), a testament to Sands China's ongoing support of local Macao enterprises.  

The 2016 Sands Supplier Excellence Awards featured entertainment and an appreciation dinner, and recognised outstanding suppliers in seven categories: small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME), corporate culture and sustainability, cost management, service excellence, project management, total quality management, and innovation. Winners were selected by a judging committee comprised of Sands China executive management. Judges examine a range of criteria including suppliers’ leadership, vision and strategy; product consistency and process capability; and creative partnership opportunities, among other criteria.


The winners of 2016 Sands Supplier Excellence Awards are:

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WINNER

Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME)

Ka Ming Trading
  • Ka Ming Trading has been working with Sands China since the opening of Sands Macao in 2004.
  • In the past five years, the company has focused on the area of premium gifts, providing Sands China with a wide variety of good quality products at reasonable prices.
  • Ka Ming Trading never misses opportunities to respond to Sands China’s requests and enquiries, and has continuously invested in its human resources and office equipment in order to keep up with Sands China’s development needs.
  • Ka Ming is one of a handful of suppliers able to provide creative design while replying to requests efficiently, always ready to solve any problems.

Corporate Culture and Sustainability

Wa Toc Engineering Company Limited
  • Wa Toc was founded in Macao in 2010, providing Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) supplies and services.
  • After a six-year period of growth and development with Sands China as its major client, Wa Toc is now one of Macao’s largest local HVAC vendors.
  • Wa Toc aims for continuous development of long-term goals through internal training of local talent and engineering graduates, on-the-job project experience, and cooperation with major global brand manufacturers and control systems.
  • Wa Toc has been a strong supporter of Sands China’s daily sustainability operations through its involvement in the company’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) project, daily repair and maintenance, energy optimization services, automation control testing, and the installation of various types of VFDs and control systems for Sands China properties.

Cost Management

Diamond Life Lighting Manufacturing (HK) Ltd
  • Diamond Life is a custom lighting manufacturer having worked with Sands China for over nine years.
  • The company most recently helped provide cost effective lighting solutions for The Parisian Macao, meeting both design parameters and budget restrictions.  
  • Diamond Life has provided excellent performance in cost management for the last few years by using a combination of technology, manufacturing design and budget control.

Service Excellence

Tim Fung (Macao) Professional Dry Cleaner Ltd (Tim Bondi)
  • Tim Bondi has been providing Sands China with consistent and sustainable laundry services since 2004, growing its business capacity to match Sands China’s business growth over the past 12 years.
  • Tim Bondi offers excellent service quality, on time delivery, prompt response to problem solving, and documentation accuracy.  
  • The company’s tight control on costs has allowed it to offer very competitive pricing.
  • Tim Bondi also supports environmental protection, using environmentally responsible products in its daily operation, in line with Sands China’s own sustainability policies.

Project Management

Top Builders Group Ltd

  • Top Builders Group has been a construction partner to Sands China since 2004, having won and completed over 50 contracts with Sands China.
  • Projects have included land reclamation works for The Venetian Macao, the Four Seasons Hotel and The Parisian Macao; piling, sub- and superstructure works for The Venetian Macao, the Four Seasons Hotel, and Sands Cotai Central; and more recently, The St. Regis and Parisian Macao.
  • Able to mobilise a large and skilled workforce, Top Builders has poured thousands of cubic meters of concrete for Sands China properties, has waterproofed pools and roofs, provided architectural finishes to back-of-house areas, and built an air-conditioned footbridge.
  • The company has tackled all of these projects and more with an undiminished enthusiasm, able to continually adapt to the changing needs of the business.

Total Quality Management

Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L (CTM)
  • CTM, as the only full telecom service provider in Macao, was founded in 1981, and has been working with Sands China since the beginning of the company’s business in Macao.
  • The co-operation between CTM and Sands China has covered many different areas, including mobile services, Internet services, fixed line and leased line services, and other business solutions such as PABX telephone systems, Mobile Tetra services, and AV solutions like large outdoor screen displays.
  • CTM has been continuously providing first-class quality products and reliable services, and has played an important role in Sands China’s daily operations.

Innovation

ICON Gaming Technology Limited
  • ICON Gaming Technology Limited is a Macao SME supplier working with Sands China for custom products in support of gaming operations.
  • As an SME, ICON has grown much since being first established in 2015. ICON developed a screen capture device for use in progressive slots, working with Sands China on development and installation, and in compliance with local gaming industry regulations.
  • ICON’s service and development workshops are managed by a young entrepreneur locally, with the company also having a trained technical support and repair team.
Dr. Wilfred Wong
Photo caption: Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd., addresses supplier representatives at the fourth Sands Supplier Excellence Awards Thursday at The Venetian Macao.
 
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Photo caption: Dr. Wilfred Wong (fourth from right), President of Sands China Ltd., and Jaehong Choi (third from left), vice president of procurement and supply chain for Venetian Macau Limited, presented awards to the representatives of seven outstanding companies at the fourth Sands Supplier Excellence Awards Thursday at The Venetian Macao.

 

About Sands China Ltd.

Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza™ Macao and Sands® Cotai Central. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities, a wide range of restaurants, shopping malls, world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena and The Venetian Theatre, and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s property development projects on Cotai have the goal of transforming it into Asia’s premier entertainment and business destination. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.
 

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Email: mabel.wu@sands.com.mo

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