Mr. Robert Meyer is fascinated with the rubber material which is not only stretchy but also durable. It is made from latex material that is milky white in appearance. Rubber is an ingredient in many products including rubber bed, condoms and car tyres.
Meyer is currently the chief executive officer of Halcyon Agri Corporation, a company listed in Singapore. He admitted that ever since as a child,his playground has been factories of rubber.
His father used to be a rubber trader and he is the reason why Meyer is interested with the business ever since as a child. He remembered their dinner table is always filled with rubber talks. He was born in Germany but his family relocated to Singapore when he was barely a year old.
He shared how he used to ride with his dad once a month as they drive around Malaysia in order to inspect rubber factories in the area.
Mr. Meyer studied in the European Business School located in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany. He took up Bachelor of Arts and graduated in 1999. After that, he came back to Singapore and after fiveyears he was able to establish Halcyon Group which is holding company. They are investing in various types of businesses.
He bought rubber factories between 2010 and 2011 thus,Halcyon Agri was born. Between 2013 and 2015, the company bought 12 more rubber factories located in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Last year, through the partnership of GMG Global and Sinochem International, Halcyon set to become the biggest supply chain manager of natural rubber in the world.
Sinochem now owns 55 per cent of Halcyon with 33 factories of natural rubber located in various countries such as China, Africa, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. They are able to distribute 2 million tonnes of rubber every year. Its plantation in Malaysia and West Africa spans 122,000 hectares.
It is the goal of Mr. Meyer to change the industry of natural rubber which is used in making rubber bed and other consumer products. He hopes that Halcyon will be able to bridge the gap between the price of rubber and the process used in manufacturing.