In 1851, Schaar and Niemeyer founded their namesake ship chandlery firm in Hamburg, Germany. Decades of local expansion followed as other ship suppliers in Hamburg merged their businesses with Schaar and Niemeyer. A century later, the brand was exploring opportunities for international expansion, particularly in Singapore. By now, the Strait of Malacca had become an important passage due to growing maritime trade in the region and busy seaports in Singapore. Finally, in 1993 the Asian headquarter of the firm was established in Singapore. This marked a strategic move amidst the rise of globalisation and growing international trade.
Today, HMS Far East is renowned ship supplier, with presence in the region that runs close to three decades.
Besides Singapore, we have offices in Shanghai, Qingdao and Panama as well as a worldwide network of partners to serve your vessels in any port.