Our Journey

The brand Armstrong represents our founder, Mr Gilbert Ong’s passion and spirit in charting new territories. Inspired by the first man, Neil Armstrong, who landed on the moon in 1969, he decided to name the company after this iconic figure, believing that Armstrong too, can achieve great success and making the impossible possible. With focus on strong partnerships and innovation, Armstrong today offers market-leading solutions and services that empower customers to create products that touches everyday life.


Armstrong began its journey in Singapore.


Armstrong began its operations as a contract supplier of foam and rubber parts.


Business expanded to manufacturing of custom-made die-cut foam and rubber products.


Armstrong became a private limited company in Singapore.


The company moved its operations to Gul Street, Singapore


  • Armstrong first overseas subsidiary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Armstrong Rubber Manufacturing was established in Singapore


Formed joint venture with Bridgestone Corporation of Japan


Armstrong established presence in Thailand together with Bridgestone Corporation


  • Armstrong was listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) Mainboard
  • The company established presence in Jakarta, Indonesia and Wuxi, China


New plant set up in Johor Bahru, Malaysia


Singapore HQ and manufacturing plant moved to Bukit Batok Industrial Park


Joint venture with Odenwald Chemie Gmbh


First Armstrong Odenwald plant in Changchun, China


Armstrong expanded business in Malaysia with the third plant in Penang


Armstrong expanded business in Suzhou and Guangzhou, China


  • Armstrong Odenwald expanded business in Tianjin, China
  • Armstrong established presence into Hanoi, Vietnam


  • Armstrong Odenwald expanded business in Wuhan, China and the company entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indica from India
  • Armstrong shipped its first 1 billion parts to Data Storage Customers


Strategic Partnership with Germany’s Philippine GmbH and Canada’s Kristofoam


Armstrong Odenwald expanded business in Changshu, China


  • Strategic partnership formed with Japan’s Inoac and chose to delist from the SGX
  • Armstrong Odenwald expanded business in Chengdu, China. The Singapore manufacturing plant was transferred to Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • First in China to produce soft air duct for the Automotive Industry


  • Strategic partnership with PlusFelt from Spain
  • Singapore Head Office relocated to Toa Payoh North


Armstrong Odenwald expanded business in Shenyang, China


Armstrong established presence into Batangas, Philippines


Armstrong Philippines obtained ISO 9000 & 14000 certification and began operation to support Dyson Philippines and local contract manufacturers.


  • Armstrong celebrated its 45th Anniversary in Singapore with a Gala Dinner at the Conrad Hotel with 135 distinguished guests. Armstrong launched its 45th Anniversary Booklet to showcase our success stories and journey.
  • Armstrong Suzhou obtained ISO13485 certification.
  • Armstrong was placed as 1st Runner Up in Enterprise Singapore’s prestigious E50 Awards.


  • Armstrong launches its reusable mask project to mitigate Singapore’s face-mask shortage.
  • Armstrong donated more than 3 million reusable masks to the Red Cross, Migrant Worker’s Centre, NUH, SUTD, and various charities in Singapore.
  • Armstrong Kulai and Armstrong Thailand obtained ISO13485 certification.


  • Enterprise Singapore selected Armstrong for the Scale-Up program that lasts 18 months. The Scale-Up program aims to groom local companies with high-growth potential to be globally competitive and inspirational to others.
  • Armstrong Kuala Lumpur and Armstrong Penang obtained ISO13485 certification.


  • Armstrong, National Healthcare Group and CORI Innolab signed an MOU to explore development of Innovative Health, Medical Technology, and Biotechnology products, including but not limited to Dermatology and Wound Care.
  • Armstrong collaborated with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) to organise the 3D Printing & Design Innovation Challenge, to promote awareness of 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) technologies as an assistive tool in the food industry.
  • Armstrong Thailand was awarded the Excellent Supplier Award 2022 by Ford Thailand Manufacturing.