Asia’s Most Promising Brands 2017 – Ogawa Malaysia

Asia's Most Promising Brands 2017 - Ogawa Malaysia
Asia's Most Promising Brands 2017 - Ogawa Malaysia



Ogawa is a Malaysian healthcare and wellness retail store. It was founded in 1996. The company offers a wide range of health and wellness equipments. It is the leading player in the design, development and marketing of these products. The company is dedicated to promoting a healthier lifestyle among the populace. It plans to do so by creating innovative and high quality products that appeal to masses.


The brand was founded in 1996 when Mr. Wong Lee Keong and Ms. Lim PohKhian ventured into the health and wellness equipment market. The enterprising duo brought their product design and brand development into the marketand started about setting up the Ogawa brand. Healthy. The company is mainly involved in product design and development, marketing, retailing, distributing and servicing of health andwellness products and also supplementary products. The company currently has 150 outlets and across 26 cities and 9 countries.Ogawa products are popular in Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Australia, Vietnam, Myanmar andSaudi Arabia. The company is presently the leader in the health and wellness industry in Malaysia and South East Asia.


The word ‘Ogawa’ means ‘stream’ in Japanese.The company remains true to this name bycreating business strategies and corporate ideals that are as swift and dynamic as a river. Thecompany follows the philosophy that its businessemerges out of a ‘river source’ and shall grow to be as ‘mighty as the ocean’. The company is focused towards helping people lead balancedand healthy lives. The company helps the handicapped and disabled who are oftenneglected. Ogawa donates in the form of cashand kind to the National Society of Deaf so that this overlooked community can progress and develop.


Ogawa engages in regular research and marketstudies so that they can gather informationabout the latest market trends. The company strategizes after carefully looking over market observations and noting the feedback of their customers. Ogawa strives to provide quality equipmentat sensible prices so that their customers can provide comfort to their parents. The company is well accepted in the demographic of those who are willing to spend to ensure health and comfort for themselves and their loved ones.


The company caters to lots of different groups of people who have varying needs and preferences. This is why the company’s Product and Development team is always conceptualizing and designing new products that can help make people’s lives better and healthier. The company’s priority is the development of innovative products. Ogawa puts emphasis on product design and development of technology to provide customers with the best and latest products.


Ogawa wants to make the world a better and heal thier place. The company plans on doing thisby providing people with high quality products that are innovative in design and technology. The company promotes healthy lifestyles andshall keep on doing so by providing the public with new and innovative products.



Ogawa received the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand 2012 Golden Award

The company was honored with the title of Most Promising Brand at the PUTRA Brand Awards in 2012

The company was acknowledged as the 29th Most Valuable Brand in Malaysia with a brand value of RM 104 million in 2008

Asia’s Most Promising Brands 2017 – PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk (MNC)

Asia's Most Promising Brands 2017 - PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk (MNC)
Asia's Most Promising Brands 2017 - PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk (MNC)



PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk (MNC) is a media company in Indonesia, founded in 1997. It is owned by PT Global Mediacom Tbk. MNC has core businesses in content and the ownership and operations of three of the 10 national free-to-air televisions in Indonesia. MNC has 3 free-to-air (FTA) TVs – RCTI, MNCTV and GlobalTV – as well as 18 channels created and produced by MNC that are broadcast on Pay-TV. MNC also has other media based businesses that support the company’s core businesses. Those businesses consist of radio, print media, talent management and a production house.

In 1989, RCTI started its operation as the first private national TV station in Indonesia. RCTI later on became MNC’s flagship national FTA TV broadcast unit after its acquisition by MNC in 2004. In year 1991, MNCTV (formerly known as TPI) started its operation as the third private national TV station in Indonesia. It was in the year 1997 when MNC was established as a media holding company. In 2001, MNC acquired Global TV’s shares. In year 2002, MNC re-launched Global TV with a new format. A number of channels like MNC Comedy, MNC Drama, MNC Infotainment, MNC Movie, MNC Fashion and Golf Channel were launched on Indovision in 2012.


Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) focuses on developing and expanding the content business and free-to-air television (FTA TV). As Indonesia is an archipelago consisting of over 17 thousand islands, TV is an effective and efficient media platform to promote products and services on a national scale.


For the company, social activities are a form of an ongoing commitment towards all stakeholders. The company is striving to provide added values in all of its operational aspects by maintaining a balance between its business interests and those of the general public.


MNC aspires to be a fully integrated media and multimedia group, with a focus on television broadcast and quality content delivered via appropriate technology to meet the market demands. It promises to provide the most comprehensive family entertainment concept and serves as Indonesia’s most trusted source of news and information.



At the end of 2013, MNC’s three FTA TVs in aggregate, had 40 per cent prime time audience share

RCTI is the number one TV station with a 21.5 percent average audience share

MNCTV has a 12.2 percent prime time audience share

GlobalTV has a 6.4 percent prime time audience share

Asia’s Most Promising Brands 2017 – Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd

Asia's Most Promising Brands 2017 - Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd
Asia's Most Promising Brands 2017 - Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd



Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd (Frasers) has evolved to be one of the top brands among service dapartment operators globally and has become the preferred choice of accommodation formany international travelers, expats and their families. Frasers is a part of the 135 year old Singapore based conglomerate, Fraser & Neave with diverse business verticals in food& beverage, property, printing & retail etc.


Frasers takes inspiration from the entrepreneurial instincts of the founders — John Frasers and David Chalmers Neave. Frasers also captures the group’s business ethos. It caters to the needs of diverse travellers planning for an extended stay. The company has ventured intothe creation of an unmatched range of innovative, enhanced bespoke service offerings so that the guests can experience a gratifying and hassle-freestay. The services are customized to the specificneeds of its guests.

Their impetus towards attaining excellence has led them to expand their global footprint in North Asia with its first Gold-Standard serviced residence in Japan.


Frasers provides fully equipped service residences that are completely furnished with kitchen and laundry facilities. The idea is to offer Gold Standard for serviced residences. Guests can enjoy a widerange of high-end hotel services such as daily orweekly housekeeping, 24-hour reception andconcierge, high-speed internet at all their properties, and business services. Its outstanding reputation for excellence has attracted an extremely loyal clientele that dividesevenly between Asia-Pacific, Europe, Australia, Middle East and the Americas.


Frasers recognizes the importance of managing its corporate brand and identity. As a key component within its corporate strategy, the Frasers brand has become the central organizing principle within the organization, guiding every decision and action.The Frasers brand has been highlighted through consistent messages and communication in the advertisements, promotions, direct mailers, press/public relations, sponsorship programs, strategic alliances and the website. The company tries to look beyondthe current and provide innovative solutions that often surpass the guests’ expectations. In providingthese offerings, it has succeeded in achieving a new milestone in the serviced apartment industry.


Frasers’ outstanding properties benefit from their prime locations in key cities such as London, Paris, Glasgow, Singapore, Seoul, Manila, Bangkok,Tokyo, Sydney, Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hanoi and Shenzhen, which have provided them with significant competitive advantage in the local and global market place. Frasers’ properties are strategically located in each city to reduce unnecessary time spent commuting to work, with easy access to local attractions and amenities such as shopping, dining and entertainment. Its obsession forexcellence has resulted in outstanding customersatisfaction, innovative lifestyle offerings and increased customer preference through acustomer-oriented culture with a combination of co-operation, communication and commitment.


In addition to state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities, an extensive range of leisureand lifestyle facilities such as fully equipped gymnasiums with steam and sauna rooms, swimming pool, restaurant, residents’ lounge, children’s playroom are available to support thework-life balance needs of its residents. Breakfast, daily housekeeping, room service and 24-hour concierge and security are also available.

Asia’s Most Promising Brands 2017 – FLAIR pens

Asia's Most Promising Brands 2017 - FLAIR pens
Asia's Most Promising Brands 2017 - FLAIR pens



FLAIR, the leading exporter of fine writing instruments from the Asian continent, commenced its success story five decades back with an exclusive range of fine writing metal pens under the able guidance of Mr. K.J. Rathod, the visionary and Founder of Writing Instruments Manufacturer Organization, India.


Flair boasts of a state-of-the-art automatic production facilities which contribute to its inbuilt production capacity of 5 million pieces per day. Its production lines are spread across 600,000 sq. ft. at different locations with approximately 225 sets of multi cavity moulds, designed & fabricated in Germany, Korea and Taiwan. Flair has recently launched facilities to cater to the ever increasing demand from international markets. It has set up an additional facility in Special Economic Zone in Surat to facilitate growth of exports by 20%, Similarly, an additional production area at Daman has increased over all production capacity by 30%. Flair has set up dedicated production lines locally to explore untapped market potential in the African continent. A new unit in East Africa spread across an area of 50,000 sq. ft. has commenced in the year 2014 which will manufacture 3 different product lines to cater to the local market.


Flair, being an ISO 9001:2008 & SA 8000:2008 certified company, abides to all the global guidelines. Flair has joint venture and tie ups with some of the pioneers of writing instrument industry. Its in-house brands FLAIR, HAUSER, LANDMARK, RUDI KELLNER are conquering the global markets, while, PIERRE CARDIN and PENTEL are capitalizing the Indian market potential.


Flair’s operations are diversified throughout the Indian sub-continent with its production facilities concentrated in the western and northern region of India, primarily in Mumbai, Daman, Dehradun and Surat (Special Economic Zone) to promote exports. The brand is the number 1 exporter from last 2 years.


Commitment to quality and innovation are Flair’s pillar-stones. These competencies have led Flair to become one of the ace manufacturers for the complete range of writing instruments from India. Thus, today it is exporting to more than 75 countries across the globe.  Flair specializes in OEM business as well, with its clientele including major global brands.


Constant Quality, Capacity and Diversity have contributed in sustaining the brand’s position as a market leader for half a century. Exemplary manufacturing quality, innovative designs and dedicated customer support; crafts benchmark to its endeavors. With a complete range of writing instrument, Flair welcomes to experience the pleasure of fine writing products.



Flair is an ISO 9001:2008 and SA 8000:2008 certified company and abides to all the global guidelines

Flair boasts of a state-of-the-art automatic production facilities which contribute to its inbuilt production capacity of 5 million pieces per day. Its production lines are spread across 600,000 sq. ft

Asia’s Most Promising Brands 2017 – Cathay Singapore

Asia's Most Promising Brands 2017 - Cathay Singapore
Asia's Most Promising Brands 2017 - Cathay Singapore



Cathay – the premier organisation engaged in providing quality family entertainment, lifestyle and property management services to the community, strives to be innovative and is constantly on the forefront of the industry to develop new and interesting entertainment and leisure experiences for the enjoyment of its customers in Singapore.



Cathay organisation’s history in the local movie entertainment industry began on July 18, 1935, when it was incorporated in Singapore as Associated Theatres Ltd. Its first cinema, The Pavilion, opened in Kuala Lumpur in 1936. Three years later, curtains were raised at The Cathay Cinema on 3rd October to an audience of more than a thousand who watched the premiere of “The Four Feathers” in Singapore’s first air-conditioned cinema housed in Singapore’s first skyscraper, the Cathay Building.


Cathay is committed to providing safe and fun quality entertainment, leisure and lifestyle products and services to its customers in Asia, by enhancing customer satisfaction, using state-of-the-art technology and entertainment venues.


In the 1990s, Cathay expanded beyond film production, distribution and exhibition into other businesses. On July 14, 1999, when Cathay Organisation mounted a reverse takeover on IMM Multi-Enterprise Ltd (IME) which was then listed on the SESDAQ, IME was subsequently renamed Cathay Organisation Holdings Ltd.


Cathay in its quest to innovate and re-invent made a trend-setting move, its single-screen Cathay cinema at Handy Road was converted into a multi-screen theatre and another cinema located in the heart of Orchard Road was converted into a six-screen cineplex housed within a major entertainment complex. With superior projection and sound facilities, Cathay Cineplex, Orchard quickly became a top draw for avid movie-goers looking for top-of-the-line cinematic experience.


Cathay is a leading company engaged in the businesses of entertainment, leisure, lifestyle and property management services. Cathay Cineplexes Sdn Bhd operates and manages 26 screens in Malaysia. Cathay Cineplex has 16 screens while Cathay Cineplex City Square Johor Bahru has 10 screens. These cineplexes are all equipped with digital sound systems, plush cinema seats and a computerised ticketing system with seat selection features.



In December 2000, Cathay Cineplexes Pte Ltd became Singapore’s first cinema operator to achieve ISO 9002 certification awarded by the Singapore Productivity and Standards Board (PSB)

In the 1990s, Cathay expanded beyond film production, distribution and exhibition into other businesses

Cathay strives to be innovative and is constantly on the forefront of the entertainment industry to develop new and interesting experiences for the enjoyment of its customers in Singapore

Asia’s Most Promising Brands 2017 – Berina Cosmetics Private Ltd

Asia's Most Promising Brands 2017 - Berina Cosmetics Private Ltd
Asia's Most Promising Brands 2017 - Berina Cosmetics Private Ltd



Berina Cosmetics Private Ltd., launched by the Berina Professionals from Thailand, sells a variety of products ranging from professional hair colours to professional range of hair gadgets and cosmetics.


Berina presents the widest range of hair care products of unique, peerless and international standards at reasonable prices to cater to the dream of long, beautiful hair. Berina is famous for creating the most innovative, sophisticated, high-performance and natural hair care products in keeping with people’s needs and desires. Their mission is to educate people about the hair and update people by executing workshops, seminars, testimonials and conferences. Berina’s R&D (Research & Development) team works on finding best hair treatments.


Berina is well received in the Indian market and the brand has seen a significant increase in their consumption ratio and is doing specific promotion across print media, emphasising strong presence on online news portals and social media platforms to target digital consumers. The brand also conducts educational programs through seminars, workshops, conferences and free testimonials to reach out to the consumers.


Berina aspires to be synonymous to the phrase ‘Best hair care solution’and make every hair type shiny and soft. Berina competes with the likes of L’Oreal, Wella, Matrix, TRESemme and Revlon. Their hair colour range enacts true colours; hair spa and hair serum have been received enthusiastically by the market. The products stand to their promises; meet the requirement and desires of their consumers making them strong competitors to the market leaders.

They have several touch points like social networking accounts, websites, exhibitions and seminars to educate the customers about hair, hair care, and hair maintenance.


Berina‘s success goes beyond the hair colour category, they also excel in hair professional products viz. hair straightener cream, extra straight cream, rebonding cream, bleaching powder, highlighter, peroxide cream, hair spa, heat protector, hair solution, hair coat, shiny wax, almond milk, shine up spray, hair setting, shampoo, conditioner, leave on conditioner, hair spray, hair styling mousse.

Berina is one of the most innovative and costs sensitive brands and live up to its name by consistently introducing hair products to redefine the women of times.


The management promises to provide the best quality at a reasonable price, with prompt delivery and satisfactory services. The brand follows its motto “The success of the company lies in the satisfaction of our customer”.



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