Sands showcases Macau SMEs

Sands China has held another roadshow aimed at showcasing Macau’s small-to-medium sized enterprises as part of a drive to improve local procurement and support local business.

Macau Cheers Hotel Supply Trading and Wa Toc Engineering Company Limited were featured in the program, which supports micro enterprises, young entrepreneurs and “made in Macau” products.

Founded by local entrepreneur Anthea Wai in 2011, Macau Cheers Hotel Supply Trading specialises in hotel supplies such as slippers, umbrellas, leather products and customised paper bags. The local SME began doing business with Sands China after attending the company’s Local Supplier Open Day in August 2015, and its sales volume with Sands China has increased by more than 200 times to approximately MOP3.4 million as of 2017.

The company also now provides its non-woven bags to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and Las Vegas Sands in the U.S.

“Our business has risen to new levels since becoming one of Sands China’s suppliers,” said Wai, who is general manager of her company. “The invitational matching session we attended gave us a chance to showcase our products directly to the right people at Sands China, and they ended up purchasing from us as a result.”

Wa Toc Engineering Company Limited was founded in Macau in 2010, and is a provider of Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) supplies and services, including installation and maintenance. The local SME started off with only eight employees working as a subcontractor to other contractors. After an eight-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, and has nearly 100 employees.