Based in St Louis, Missouri, United States (U.S.), Emerson is a leading global technology and engineering company offering innovative solutions for customers in commercial, industrial, and residential markets. To that end, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions adopted a Toco toucan – renowned for its large and colourful beak – from Jurong Bird Park, Singapore. Managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, a self-funded organisation committed to protecting biodiversity in Singapore and Southeast Asia (SEA), it is also Asia’s largest bird park as well as Singapore’s first wildlife park.
During the adoption ceremony at the park, Emerson reaffirmed its dedication to using its cutting-edge technologies and solutions to ensure a sustainable future and to improve the quality of people’s lives around the globe.
“Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions is committed to improving the quality of people’s lives around the world,” President, Asia and Middle East & Africa of Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, Hakan Erdamar, said. “This is at the heart of everything we do. And to ensure a sustainable future, we need to protect our environment and natural habitats. We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with Jurong Bird Park, which shares our vision for the future. We are grateful to work together to safeguard Singapore’s wildlife with our indoor comfort, [environmentally-friendly] and refrigeration solutions.”
Emerson has been working with Jurong Bird Park to help conserve, protect, and restore wildlife and natural habitats. The park’s “Penguin Coast” is where 100 penguins coming from five species call home, and is separated into indoor and outdoor exhibits. The indoor exhibit, which houses Humboldt, Macaroni, Rockhopper, and King Penguins, utilises Emerson’s refrigeration solutions to provide the comfortable, cooling, and quiet indoor environment that mimics the Subantarctic region conditions the penguins require and allows visitors to observe the birds in their natural environment.
Emerson is committed to offering innovative and reliable solutions and technologies. Presently, the company employs more than 1,500 staff in Singapore, and recently, in March 2017, launched an advanced additive manufacturing centre at its campus in the country, allowing Emerson engineers to produce 3D objects from digital models as well as develop state-of-the-art solutions to meet more demanding and stringent processes. For Emerson, the advancing environmentally-friendly measures, excellent infrastructure, educated workforce, and liberal business environment combined makes Singapore an essential location for their business.
Hakan added, “We look forward to working with more local organisations in the future, providing our commercial and residential solutions, and contributing to Singapore’s sustainable development.”
All photos are credited to Wildlife Reserves Singapore