Established in Singapore in 1906, the company has since expanded its operations to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Vietnam.
The brands under its portfolio include Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Infiniti, Renault, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo.
The company claims that its customer base in Singapore has grown by over 50 percent in the last five years.
Wearnes has played a key role in evolving Singapore’s transport system over the past century. The company built wooden bodies onto the chassis of Singapore’s first buses, the “Mosquito Bus”, a small six-passenger motor bus commonly seen on Singapore roads in the 1920s and 1930s.
The firm also put the first “yellow top” taxis on Singapore roads in May 1933, and added double decker buses into the public transport system, too.
In 1937, Wearnes Air Service was established, enabling easier travel within Malaya, serving the Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and Penang routes.
Expanding infrastructure and enhancing technology
To accommodate customer growth and enhance the overall vehicle ownership experience, Wearnes will continue to invest in infrastructure by scaling up current facilities.
Apart from building a dedicated delivery centre, Wearnes is also planning to double its current workshop capacity over the next two years, to provide better aftersales support.
In its next phase of growth, Wearnes is also investing in new technologies such as analytics, which will better anticipate customer needs and help make vehicle ownership a more seamless experience.
Gearing Up for New Opportunities
Wearnes is closely monitoring industry developments such as the area of car sharing, the emergence of electric vehicles and ongoing trials in autonomous driving.
“We remain optimistic about the opportunities present in the region’s premium passenger car market, and continue to keep an eye on emerging trends that concern the transport and automotive sector.”
“Wearnes remains committed to exploring new solutions and strengthening long-standing partnerships with international automotive brands that will help to address the evolving needs of the region and Singapore’s future economy.” said its CEO, Mr. Andre Roy.