Our Businesses

Trading and Logistics

Our traditional food trading and logistics business in Singapore remains one of our core businesses. We are a leading importer and distributor of a wide range of international food brands, including our very own Cowhead and Farmland brands.

Trading and Logistics

Ben Foods

Our food trading activities are carried out by Ben Foods. We import and distribute a wide variety of food and beverage products including meat, milk and dairy products, frozen vegetables, soups, pastries, confectionery, sauces, spreads, snack products, wines and juices.

Ben Foods’ own proprietary brands of food products have not only become familiar household names, but are exported regionally to countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei, Bangladesh and China.

Our Cowhead range of quality milk, dairy products and Farmland processed food products have both been awarded “Superbrands” status. Our other house brands are Haton (seafood products), Orchard Fresh (beverages, fruit jams, and fruit bars) and Spices of the Orient (sauces and seasonings).

Our trading and logistics activities are wholly integrated and supported by our own fleet of refrigerated trucks, multi-temperature warehousing facilities, and comprehensive logistics operations.

Our customers are the foodservice sector and include food manufacturers, fast-food chains and restaurants, supermarkets, wholesalers, independent retail outlets, hotels, hospitals, bakeries, in-flight kitchens and ships.

Our Wine & Spirits division represents and distributes wines from various countries, including France, Italy, Spain, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Cowhead Fresh Milk (left), Cowhead Sliced Cheese (top), Cowhead UHT Pure Milk (right) and Cowhead Butter Cookies (bottom)

We strive to strengthen our proprietary brands by launching new, innovative and functional food products each year. Our distribution activities are supported by our own multi-temperature storage, logistics and distribution facilities.

NCS Cold Stores

NCS is a large, fully-equipped independent public cold store in Singapore. Featuring multiple temperature storage rooms, the warehouse complex in Jurong, less than 10 minutes’ drive from Jurong Port, is automated with computerised facilities. It has a total storage capacity of over 50,000 cubic metres or 14,000 pallets. Two of its cold rooms are fitted with a storage and retrieval system using a semi-automatic crane and a pallet transfer unit that can handle cargo in just 2 minutes.

NCS provides an efficient one-stop service for our customers. Its integrated facilities includes document clearance, container plug-in and trucking services, rooms for processing, repacking of cargoes and cargo deliveries through our fleet of refrigerated trucks. The company has been awarded the HACCP certification since October 2008. It is a member of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), USA, and Seafood Industries Association, Singapore.

QAF Fruits Cold Store

QAF Fruits is a joint venture with a number of fruit wholesalers. The complex provides cold storage facilities for fresh fruits and vegetables. The custom-built chiller rooms have a total storage capacity of 15,000 cubic metres. Other integrated facilities include 48 container-loading bays with refrigerated container plug-in points, and high-tech logistical equipment.