Monsanto Singapore Co (Pte) Ltd
151 Lorong Chuan #06-07/08
New Tech Park
Tel: 65 6488 5501
Fax: 65 6488 5641
Monsanto began operations in Singapore in August 1969 as a regional sales and marketing office for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The first products sold were mainly industrial chemicals. The agricultural chemicals business management function was relocated from Hong Kong to Singapore in 1973, the year Singapore became the regional headquarters for what was known as Southern Asia. The next significant milestone in Monsanto's history was the establishment of the Asia Pacific regional headquarters in 1984. Its status as the Asia Pacific headquarters was short-lived, as it was disbanded in 1988 following an area-wide restructuring resulting in the area director for the former Monsanto Chemical Company being relocated to Hong Kong. Despite these changes, several staff functions, such as human resources, management information systems and Finance covering Asia Pacific remain in Singapore today. The latest round of restructuring in 1995 resulted in the most dramatic change in the structure of Monsanto Singapore -- for the first time since its inception, the Singapore office is not operating as a separate administrative entity, but rather, as a home to several sectors' direct salespersons.