Times Publishing Group
Leveraging F&N's financial strengths, partnering skills, consumer knowledge and established distribution networks, a Publishing and Printing division was formed in January 2000 to drive F&N’s foresighted profit objectives with Times Publishing Group becoming the key vehicle in these aspects.
Throughout its history, Times Publishing Group has pursued a strategy of growth that has made the company one of the most reputable names in publishing, printing, distribution and retail in the Asia Pacific region. As a highly regarded media group, it is recognised for its strong heritage as well as financial stability and strength.
The Group's publishing business is marketed under the brand MARSHALL CAVENDISH. As a major international content provider, MARSHALL CAVENDISH publishes in 13 languages across the globe and in a spectrum of interests that includes mainly education, general interest and business information.
MARSHALL CAVENDISH publishes in formats that range from books and directories to magazines and digital platform, and the brand has many internationally acclaimed and award-winning imprints such as MARSHALL CAVENDISH EDUCATION and MARSHALL CAVENDISH EDITIONS. Its emphasis on innovative, authoritative and attractive value-added products created by a rich international talent pool, has generated wide appeal with professionals, learners, educators and laymen everywhere.
MARSHALL CAVENDISH has considerably strengthened its foothold in educational publishing in the US, Latin America, Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. In fact, MARSHALL CAVENDISH Maths, which has been brought to over 50 countries worldwide, is one of its biggest success stories in education. The high quality of materials from MARSHALL CAVENDISH EDUCATION has also contributed to the outstanding performance of Singapore students in international studies such as PISA, PIRLS and TIMSS since 1995. Its efforts to deliver effective and holistic educational solutions of curriculum, technology and professional development have gained positive reviews from adopters in the US and Asia.
TIMES PRINTERS is a leading print solution provider of integrated printing services. With a regional network of printing plants headquartered in Singapore, its span of production plants in Singapore, Malaysia and China are committed to delivering excellence in quality and client services.
TIMES PRINTERS strives to provide its clients with customised print solutions through state-of-the-art technology coupled with both digital and offset print services and the latest in digital data transmission and computer-to-plate technologies. With distributed print services across several plants, it is able to sustain and ensure business continuity to deliver uninterrupted and timely services to its clients. This superiority in service and quality has made TIMES PRINTERS the printer of choice for many corporations.
Some of the current ongoing projects include international publications like Time, The Economist, Forbes Asia and Readers’ Digest. With its sub-brand JCS Digital (Singapore), it is also geared into the print and supply of digital products and cross-media solutions to supplement the need for on-demand, personalised printing and advertising needs.
Established sub-brand EVERBEST Printing in China, as well as its plant Times Offset (Malaysia), are also renowned book printers supplying high quality printing to major local and international publishers in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Print Lab is Singapore’s only integrated marketing and print solutions provider. It has extensive capabilities in the new media, providing digital solutions and experiential marketing, interactive media and also own assets such as LED panels and video walls. They also provide event management services. They serve diverse industries and have worked with clients in the creative retail marketing segment, FMCG, retail, automobile and financial institutions, many of which are blue-chip companies.
Having acquired 60% of the issued share capital in 2019, Print Lab is part of Times Publishing’s continuing strategy to diversify its business portfolio and will further strengthen Times Publishing’s foothold into the growing integrated marketing and print solutions market.
PANSING Distribution Group, established in 1975, has become a leading player in the arena of distribution in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong representing high quality books and magazines of major publishers from the UK, US, Australia and Southeast Asia.
Its distribution network of more than 4,000 outlets covers a host of consumer touch points that include bookshops, newsstands, supermarkets, convenience stores, hotel outlets, petrol kiosks, libraries and universities. Supporting this cutting edge infrastructure is superior channel management expertise, sophisticated and efficient warehousing facilities, stock management systems and highly trained personnel.
Times Distribution is the leading trade book distributor in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, with exclusive relationships with publishing powerhouses including Penguin Random House, Dorling Kindersley, Faber & Faber, Oneworld Publication, Andrews McMeel and Little Tiger Press.
The official e-store of Times Bookstores, GoGuru features over a million listed products, from fiction, non-fiction, children, assessment titles to parenting resources, educational products, stationeries, and accessories. Customers can find what they need 24/7 and shop to their delight at GoGuru.
Established since 1978, TIMES BOOKSTORES is a leading retailer of English language books in the region including Singapore and Malaysia. Catering to the reading needs of generations of Singaporeans, TIMES BOOKSTORES continues to be the trusted bookstore brand. With an inspiring retail environment, customers are led to rediscover their own interest and find new dimensions in their world thus making book buying an exciting experience.