C.F.F. Wearne and Co was founded by two brothers Charles and Theodore Wearne.
Riley Hargreaves & Co. and Howarth Erskine & Co. came together to form United Engineers Limited.
C.F.F. Wearne & Co became a public company under the name of Wearne Brothers Limited.
Wearne Brothers opened its car dealership showroom at Orchard Road.
United Engineers had been actively involved in the construction of several prominent buildings, including the former Singapore Supreme Court; sea vessels; and rubber-processing machinery.
Wearne Brothers launched the first commercial aviation service between Singapore and Malaya.
Business operations ceased during the Second World War. The two companies rebuilt after the war and thrived.
United Engineers became a major player in the thriving ship repair and shipbuilding sectors.
United Engineers was the first contractor to launch light-gauge steel for roof structures and the Space Deck structural system, as well as the first local private company to computerise operations.
Mr Tang I-Fang was appointed as the Chairman of Wearne Brothers and United Engineers. Under his unified leadership, both companies achieved rapid growth.
Wearne Brothers was named as one of 66 companies of the future “that could make our world different tomorrow” by Wall Street Journal.
The redevelopment of UE BizHub CITY was completed and its former glory was restored.
Wearne Brothers was one of the first Singapore companies to venture into Shenyang, China.
Wearne Brothers Limited was renamed WBL Corporation Limited.
WBL Group celebrated its centennial.
UE BizHub CITY was marked a historic site by Singapore National Heritage Board.
United Engineers celebrated its centennial. United Engineers acquired WBL Group, forming a historic union between the two centennial companies.
Yanlord Land and Perennial Real Estate become major shareholders of the Group.
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