Sapphire Corporation Limited ("Sapphire" or the "Group") is an investment management and holding company with a business model aligned towards urbanisation trends. Particularly, the Group has businesses that are principally engaged in the engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") business related to the land transport infrastructure and water conservancy and environmental projects in China.
Sapphire is incorporated in Singapore and has been listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange since 1999. The Group owns a 48.82% effective interest in China-based EPC business Ranken Holding Co., Limited ("Ranken") and its subsidiaries.
Founded in 1998, Ranken is incorporated in Hong Kong and based in Chengdu. It is a full-fledged EPC firm and one of the largest privately owned integrated urban rail transport infrastructure groups in China. Ranken holds full Triple-A qualifications and licences for design, supervision, construction and project consultation in the urban rail sector. Ranken’s expertise includes civil engineering works for metro lines, urban rail transit, expressways, roads and bridges as well as water conservancy and environmental projects. Its track record includes major infrastructure projects in China and South Asia.
In 2019, Ranken was awarded a certification from the Science and Technology Bureau of Sichuan Province for its achievement in “Intelligent Project Management Cloud Platform for BIM Technology” and a business award from Chengdu Wuhou Business Association.