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Singapore-based myFirst Tech and Fu Yu Corporation Join Hands for a Significant Expansion Drive


Singapore-based myFirst Tech and Fu Yu Corporation Join Hands for a Significant Expansion Drive | Plug and Play APAC

Singapore-based myFirst Tech Holdings Pte Ltd has appointed Fu Yu Corporation Limited as its exclusive contract manufacturer for a North American expansion of its kid-safe digital platform, aiming for 20,000 locations globally. The $15 million contract aims to begin mass production this month. 


myFirst offers the world’s first kids’ tech ecosystem, centered around its myFirst Circle app, providing a secure digital community for children to socialize and share experiences. With increasing concerns about children's online safety, myFirst's products offer a solution by combining physical interactivity with child-centric technology. 


Backed by a Pre-Series A funding round from Lynx Asia Partners and angel investors, myFirst plans to expand its presence in North America, targeting major retailers like Walmart and Best Buy. 


Fu Yu, a leading manufacturer of high-precision plastic products, will provide manufacturing and assembly solutions, leveraging its Smart Factory in Tuas. Before mass-producing myFirst’s products, Fu Yu’s New Product Introduction (NPI) team will collaborate with myFirst to provide customized product design support, while streamlining the production process to enable quicker time-to-market and enhance quality and production efficiency. Additionally, both companies will explore the use of bio-rated materials for manufacturing specific components, thereby boosting sustainability throughout the production process.


The partnership aims to meet the demand for kid-safe technology while ensuring high-quality production and sustainability. Both companies express enthusiasm for the partnership, highlighting the importance of addressing parental concerns about children's safety online and in the real world.


G-Jay Yong, Co-founder and CEO of myFirst, said, “myFirst is excited to partner with a fellow Singaporean homegrown company in our global expansion. Every time myFirst has expanded, we have faced a sudden surge in demand. We are globally available but the US is a big market and this partnership has given us the backing to be able to cater to this demand surge.


“Parents in the US have been asking us when they could get onto our kids tech ecosystem as they’re very concerned about their kids' safety online and also in the real world, so now we can assure them we are ready.”


Mr David Seow, Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Fu Yu, said, “We are honoured to play such a key role as myFirst embarks on its most significant expansion since its inception. The partnership underscores our ability to meet the high-precision demands for new devices and potential product ramp-ups. Over the past year, Fu Yu has been tirelessly evolving, developing new NPI capabilities to provide early-stage engagement and enhancing our capabilities with cutting-edge manufacturing techniques.”


“Our business transformation led to us being appointed as myFirst’s exclusive contract manufacturer, marking our inaugural venture into box-building manufacturing of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled smart devices. We are now well-poised to meet the advanced manufacturing requirements of our customers, and will continue to build upon our strong record and maintain a healthy project pipeline.”


About myFirst

Real tech for kids with fun devices, connected services, and kid-safe social network to socialize, share, and go anywhere, all safely connected with their friends and family. Our fun devices are the gateway to our kids’ suitable social circle network, myFirst Circle, which is specially designed for kids, family, and friends to interact within circles of trust with no ads, no strangers, only real connections. A safe digital world for our kids to be social. 


myFirst is a participant of the Plug and Play Batch 1 Global Innovation Alliance San Francisco Program and a startup booth exhibitor at our APAC Summit November 2023. 


About Fu Yu Corporation Limited

Established in 1978, Fu Yu is Singapore’s oldest and one of Asia’s largest manufacturers of high-end precision plastic and metal components, and products. Backed by more than 45 years of operating knowledge, Fu Yu provides vertically-integrated manufacturing services to a diversified and loyal customer base across segments and geographies. We operate 6 strategic manufacturing sites across Singapore, Malaysia, and China, and have more than 1.5 million square feet of production floor capacity. Our Supply Chain Solutions arm was established in 2021 to provide commodity supply chain management services for our customers.


For further information on Fu Yu, please visit the Group’s website at: http://www.fuyucorp.com/


Fu Yu Corporation Limited Contact:

Chief Financial Officer

Tel: (65) 6578 7393

Daisy Ong, ir@fuyucorp.com


Investor/Media Relations Contact:

WeR1 Consultants Pte Ltd

Tel: (65) 6721 7161

Isaac Tang, fuyu@wer1.net


 

myFirst is a part of our Batch 1 GIA San Francisco Program. 

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Written by: Joie Ong, Senior Marketing Associate

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