About Compolite

Founded in 1994, Compolite started as a supplier of components for lights, hence its name “Compolite”, which is a portmanteau word of its core business. We provide lighting solutions for industrial and commercial applications before moving into the offshore marine & shipyard market. Our latest venture is into the luxury yacht and boating industry, working with the boat builders & boat servicing companies, boat dealers and private boat owners, bringing our lighting expertise and our newfound nautical solutions into the scene. Check our company’s history in the timeline below.

Why Work With Us

26 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Since 1994, we have been providing high quality lighting and marine solutions

ASIAN LEADING SOLUTIONS

Exclusive distribution to wide range of reliable products & services

Fast & Affrodable Solutions

Serving well over 100+ customers we have solutions for every need

RELIABLE HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS

Wide range of products to meet every business needs

Products & Services

26 Years of Lighting and Marine Solutions

Founded by James & partners - 1994

Founded by Managing Director James Lee and partners in a 2500 square feet Hong Joo warehouse in Tagore Lane. The warehouse has since been renamed.

1994 - exclusive distributor for Magnetek’s May & Christe

Acquired exclusive distributorship for South-East Asia with Magnetek’s May & Christe GmbH, selling lighting magnetic ballasts and ignitors for high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps, metal halide lamps, mercury lamps, fluorescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps

Exclusive distributor for Electronicon - 1997

Acquired exclusive distributorship for South-East Asia with Electronicon Kondensatoren GmbH, selling lighting capacitors for power factor correction (PFC)

 

1998 - Turnover of SGD$1million

Record sales turnover of SGD$1million in a year!

Exclusive Distributor for Mellert SLT - 1998

Acquired exclusive distributorship for South-East Asia with Mellert SLT GmbH & Co. KG, selling lampholders

1999 - Shifted from 2500 to 7000 square feet warehouse

Company grew & moved over to Yishun Five Star Building at 61 Yishun Industrial Park A with a 7000 square feet factory space – more than double the size of the previous Hong Joo warehouse!

Exclusive Distributor for BJB - 1998

BJB GmbH & Co. KG bought over Mellert SLT GmbH & Co. KG. We became exclusive distributor for Singapore & Malaysia with BJB GmbH & Co. KG

2000 - James takes 100% ownership of Compolite

James bought back all the shares from his partners, taking 100% ownership of Compolite Pte Ltd.

Turnover of SGD$3Million - 2000

Sales peaked with a turnover of SGD$3million in year 2000! Compolite then had a staff strength of 6 people.

2011 - Exclusive Distributor for BLV Licht

Acquired exclusive distributorship for South-East Asia with BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH, selling halogen lamps, high-pressure discharge lamps and LED lamps to lights / systems and control devices

Managed LightPartner Far East Sales & Operations - 2014

Managed the sales & operations for LightPartner Far East, Singapore from 2014 to 2017

2016 - Exclusive Distributorship for Quick SpA

Acquired exclusive distributorship for South-East Asia for Quick SpA, selling LED lighting and marine parts such as anchor-windlass, bow & stern thrusters, battery chargers, water boilers, etc. for yachts and small boats

Distributor for Faeber Lighting System SpA - 2016

Acquired distributorship for South-East Asia with Faeber Lighting System SpA, selling lights for industrial applications such as floodlights, street lighting, etc.

Jonavan joins the business - 2018

 Founder & Managing Director James Lee’s son, Jonavan, joins the 24 year-old business

First Gyro Stabilizer Installation - 2018

Installed our first Quick MC2X 16k gyro stabilizer on a Beneteau GT 46 in Singapore!
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2018 - First Gyro Stabilizer Sea Trial

Embarked on our first sea trial of the Quick Gyro Stabilizer MC2X 16K with 8 guests!
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2019

The future is to be written. We hope that you as a reader will join us in our journey to write a mutually beneficial future that will continue to light the way for the world’s lighting and marine needs.

James Lee

Founder and Managing Director

1976

Joined the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) as an electrical technician

1981

  • ROD-ed from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)
  • Joined Tasin Electric Co. Pte. Ltd. as a sales executive

Tasin Electric has been absorbed by Lim Kim Hai Electric

1983

  • Left Tasin Electric Pte Ltd
  • Joined Diethlem & Co. Ltd. as a sales engineer. Diethlem & Co. Ltd is now DKSH (DiethelmKellerSiberHegner)

  • Began studying part-time for his Diploma in Marketing & Sales from Marketing Institute of Singapore

1986

Graduated with Diploma in Marketing & Sales from Marketing Institute of Singapore

1988

  • Left Diethlem & Co. Ltd
  • Joined Intraco Ltd as a sales engineer
  • Began studying for Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK (IMuk)

1989

  • Graduated with Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK (IMuk)
  • Got his first son, Jonavan

1991

  • Left Intraco Ltd
  • Joined Vossloh Schwabe as the pioneering regional sales manager
  • Began studying part-time for his Business Degree

1994

  • Left Vossloh Schawbe
  • Joined Magnetek Asia Pacific as Regional Sales Manager
  • Founded Compolite Pte Ltd with partners

1996

  • Graduated with Bachelor of Business from Australia’s Charles-Sturt University
  • Left Magnetek Asia Pacific
  • Joined Compolite Pte Ltd full-time with partners

2000

  • Bought all the shares back from his partners, taking 100% ownership of Compolite
  • Sales peaked with a turnover of SGD$3m with a staff strength of 6 people

2008

Took over chairmanship of charity “Touching Young Lives International”

2014

  • General Manager of LightPartner Far East from 2014 to 2017
  • Managed the sales & operations of the Singapore office

2016

Graduated with Masters in Ministry, Colorado Theological Seminary

Jonavan Lee

Sales Manager

2009

Graduated from Temasek Polytechnic (TP) Engineering School with a Diploma in Microelectronics (Director’s List)

2009

Worked as a lab teaching-assistant in Temasek Polytechnic for 3 months – teaching and troubleshooting his students’ lab work on logic gates design & implementation – before enlisting in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)

2011

ORD-ed from Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) as an infantry specialist with the rank of 3rd sergeant (3SG) and commenced tertiary education in Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) degree course

2013

  • Went overseas for work-&-study exchange program for 6 months in Shanghai, China
  • Studied in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU aka 上海交通大学)
  • Worked in Shanghai Venture-GES Information Technology Co. Ltd as a New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineer

2014

Graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with an honours degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. B.Eng, EEE (Hons)

2014

Became a professional freelance emcee and performer

2015

Joined People’s Association (PA) as a constituency manager at Tampines North CC. Worked with Mr. Baey – then MP for Tampines and Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth – managing volunteers and different committees to bring community events to Tampines North

2017

Left job in People’s Association (PA) in late 2017

2018

Joined Compolite Pte Ltd as the sales manager