Established in 1986, Xpress was listed on the SGX Mainboard on 28 June 1999. Headquartered in Singapore, the Group offers the full range of print management services including time-sensitive financial printing, conceptualisation, design, copywriting, translation, typesetting, colour proofing, printing, post-press packaging, global distribution and delivery.
In October 2016, Xpress expanded its core businesses to include Smart Technologies Businesses, Publishing Businesses, and Investment Businesses. To better refl ect its new profile, business activities and business direction, the Company changed its name from Xpress Holdings Ltd to “A-Smart Holdings Ltd” (“A-Smart”).
Under the Smart Technologies Businesses, the Group aims to be a leading developer of one-stop smart IT solutions and applications mainly for the food and beverage (“F&B”) and retail industry in Southeast Asia.
The Group’s printing arm will continue operations under its subsidiary - Xpress Print Pte Ltd (“Xpress Print”) supported by a comprehensive network of printing partners in the region. Xpress Print has over 30 years of track record of innovating one-stop print solutions for its clients including time-sensitive financial research reports, annual reports, asset management reports and IPO prospectuses. It also produces on behalf of its commercial clients, corporate brochures, year books, magazines and other commercial publications, collaterals and corporate gifts/premiums.
The print business has also added publishing services to diversify its revenue streams.
Xpress produces on behalf of clients, financial research reports, annual reports, asset management reports, IPO prospectuses, corporate brochures, year books, magazines and other commercial publications, collaterals and corporate gifts/premiums.
The Group has also recently launched its 8 to 8 Biz Butler concept which leverages on the latest digital technology to deliver a full range of value added services to clients beyond print management services. The Group currently has 8 to 8 Biz Butler outlets (which operate as full-service business centres) in Singapore.