Our Philosophy

We believe in integrity and always upholding our promises to customers. It is this philosophy that has helped Allinton Engineering weather through several financial crisis since the founding days in 1982. Our founder, Mr Albert Chin, leads by example and has even personally delivered goods to customers for urgent cases. Integrity and going the extra mile for customers have become one of the core values that we stand by.


Our Core Values





Our Mission

To set the professional Standard in the hardware distribution industry with superior services and a wide range of products at competitive pricing.

Our Founding

It all started when our founder began working at a hardware trading company as a sales assistant after his National Service.

1982Founded Allinton Engineering & Trading. Supplied mainly to shipyards and factories.

1987First financial crisis faced. Diversified business portfolio to include construction and manufacturing.

1988Setting up of first branch office at Pioneer.

Building Experience
and Expertise

From 10 workers to 100 employees. From zero inventory to a 30,000 sqf 2-storey warehouse at Tuas. From Singapore to the region.

1991Shifted to a 30,000sqf warehouse at Tuas.

2000Attained distibutorship of major international hardware brands such as Ridgid, Bosch and LPS. Expansion into Vietnam, Shanghai and Kazakhstan.

2012Formed a partnership consortium with T-Dynamic Systems and Kenetics Innovations for the LTA card reader project.

Onwards to the
Next Phase of Growth

2013Winner of SME One award.

2014 – 15Participated in several overseas exhibition such as Buildtech Yangon, Oil & Gas Indonesia and Malaysia.

2016Winner of E50 Award

2018Achieved BizSafe and BizSafe Star Awards

The Allinton Logo

Inspired by a strong helical spring, the symbol represents dynamism and adaptability of Allinton. This is supported by the synergistic unity of different pillars of the organisation, distinct yet interconnected.

Just like a spring stretching outwards, the icon also symbolises how Allinton goes the extra mile to meet varying customer needs.


Allinton was founded in 1982. In those days, it was difficult to source for quality hardware and engineering tools. Procuring tools meant visiting numerous hardware stores just to get the suitable ones at fair prices – a tedious and time-consuming chore. This inspired our founder, Mr Albert Chin, to create a large hardware store that offers quality hardware tools at good value so that engineers are able to find the right tools easily.

Today, we are one of Singapore’s largest hardware distributors. Our two warehouses combine a capacity larger than 30,000 sqft and carry ready stocks worth close to $12million. Behind this immense inventory is a fleet of trucks and dedicated drivers supporting deliveries islandwide. With a deep understanding of our customers’ needs, we offer complimentary deliveries regardless of volume and amount, and strive to go the extra mile to make the entire procurement process as straightforward and fuss-free as possible.

Headquartered in Singapore, we’ve expanded our regional presence to Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Kazakhstan serving customers across a spectrum of industries including Construction, Oil and Gas, Shipyards, Petrochemicals, and Manufacturing. Whatever and wherever our customers need, we go the extra mile for to make things work for them.

Our Regional

  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Batam
  • Shanghai
  • Myanmar
  • Vietnam
  • Kazakhstan
The title of the page