CSE commenced operations in 1985 as the engineering projects division of Chartered Electronics Industries, the electronics arm of Singapore Technologies (ST). As part of the ST Group’s corporate strategy of encouraging a higher level of management participation and ownership in selective companies, a management buyout was successfully concluded in January 1997.
CSE became a public listed company with its shares traded on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, since then CSE has adopted a global approach for sustained growth.
CSE acquired North America based W-Industries and has steadily grown the USA based business via organic and acquired means.
CSE acquired Uniserve Corporation, an electrical engineering solutions company servicing the utility and mining industries in Australia.
CSE acquired W Arthur Fisher, a leading manufacturer of process control and automation equipment. WAF also provides engineering services to a diverse range of industries.
CSE acquired ASTIB Group, a provider of tailored telecommunications solutions with a proven track record in designing, implementing and supporting large scale, mission critical telecommunications systems for companies such as BHP Billiton, Woodside Energy and Rio Tinto.
CSE acquired Crosscom, a market leader in providing two way radio communications systems for the transportation, health, government, construction, ports, security and industrial sectors.
CSE acquired Mobile Masters, a founding partner of the Orion Network, consolidating Orion’s position as a market leader in Australian digital two way radio communications.
CSE acquired Australian based Tetracom, a distributor of leading suppliers such as Motorola Solutions, Tait Communications and Icom among others.
CSE acquired EZI Communications, a specialist in integrated two way radio solutions, servicing the mining, government, civil, energy, industrial and oil and gas sectors.
CSE acquired Combined Communications, an expert in communications network engineering and design, civil and structural installation, technical installation and commissioning.
CSE acquired Genesis Communications, a New Zealand owned company specialising in critical communications and integrated business solutions.
CSE acquired RCS Telecommunications, a radio communications service provider based in Australia.
CSE acquired Australian based Marcom Watson, a provider to commercial and industrial users of radio communications and maritime electronics, in addition to broadening its portfolio to include high quality software solutions and custom applications to a range of industries in recent years.
CSE acquired Australian based Gambier Electronics, a provider of radios, radio systems and service support.
CSE acquired General Communications, a New South Wales based leader in wireless communications solutions.