Milestones

1906

C.F.F. Wearne and Co was founded

C.F.F. Wearne and Co was founded
C.F.F. Wearne and Co was founded by two brothers Charles and Theodore Wearne.
1912

United Engineers Limited FORMED

United Engineers  Limited FORMED
Riley Hargreaves & Co. and Howarth Erskine & Co. came together to form United Engineers Limited.

Wearne Brothers Limited formed

Wearne Brothers Limited formed
C.F.F. Wearne & Co became a public company under the name of Wearne Brothers Limited.
1920s

Car dealership showroom

Car dealership showroom
Wearne Brothers opened its car dealership showroom at Orchard Road.
1930s

Former Supreme Court

Former Supreme Court
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.

First Commercial Aviation Service

First Commercial  Aviation Service
Wearne Brothers launched the first commercial aviation service between Singapore and Malaya.
1940s

Second World War

Second World War
Business operations ceased during the Second World War.

The two companies rebuilt after the war and thrived.
1950s

Major player in Shipbuilding & Repair

Major player in Shipbuilding & Repair
United Engineers became a major player in the thriving ship repair and shipbuilding sectors.
1960s

Space deck structural system

Space deck structural system
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.
1970s to 1980s

Mr Tang I-Fang as Chairman

Mr Tang I-Fang as  Chairman
Mr Tang I-Fang was appointed as the Chairman of Wearne Brothers and United Engineers. Under his unified leadership, both companies achieved rapid growth.

ST report on WSJ listing

ST report on WSJ listing
Wearne Brothers was named as one of 66 companies of the future “that could make our world different tomorrow” by Wall Street Journal.
1990s to 2000s

New UE BizHub City

New UE BizHub City
The redevelopment of UE BizHub CITY was completed and its former glory was restored.

On The Road To China

On The Road To China
Wearne Brothers was one of the first Singapore companies to venture into Shenyang, China.

WBL Corporation Limited

WBL Corporation Limited
Wearne Brothers Limited was renamed WBL Corporation Limited.
2000 to 2010

WBL Group Centennial

WBL Group Centennial
WBL Group celebrated its centennial.

UE Square Designated A Historic Site

UE Square Designated A  Historic Site
UE BizHub CITY was marked a historic site by Singapore National Heritage Board.
2011 to 2016

Uel Group centennial

Uel Group centennial
United Engineers celebrated its centennial.

United Engineers acquired WBL Group, forming a historic union between the two centennial companies.
2017

NEW UEL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NEW UEL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Yanlord Land and Perennial Real Estate become major shareholders of the Group.