PBA Group


Founded in 1987, PBA Group is an Industry 4.0 technology partner with leadership in Robotics and Automation (R&A) solutions, to enable the everyday. The Group has over 30 companies in 10 countries and over 500 employees regionally, with a strong focus on Southeast Asia.

As experts in creating motor coils of the highest power density, PBA draws on this motion control know-how to build intelligent robotic platforms, and deliver these robotic solutions as modular cells or end-to-end automation lines.

PBA is a pioneer in manufacturing collaborative robot arms in this region. Also, PBA's proprietary autonomous vehicle platforms and warehousing technologies are robust yet offer unparalleled price-performance outcomes, having been built from scratch in Singapore. PBA's direct drive technologies allow direct coupling to the driven load, eliminating mechanical transmission components, which delivers outstanding performance with higher throughput, dynamic speeds and accelerations, positional accuracy and repeatability, zero maintenance and compact mechanical designs.

With PBA's in-depth knowledge in the fields of mechatronics, engineering and software, PBA's precision robotics offer a wide range of positioning stages and actuators for linear, rotary and vertical motion as well as combinations of multiple axes that have been deployed across various industries and applications, that meets or exceeds customers’ expectations.

PBA’s team of engineers and researchers are hence at the forefront of agile platform development, tapping on PBA’s rich capabilities in motion control, manufacturing process technologies, proprietary vision and control algorithms, robotics design, precision stages, and direct drives. PBA breaks down, reinvent and integrates technologies to create better solutions for customers' unique applications.

Beyond technology, PBA offers 4 other platforms to empower partners to leverage Industry 4.0 in the areas of Partnership, Education, Community and Talent. RACE is PBA’s independent not-for-profit academy committed to the education and promotion of robotics, automation and digital manufacturing technologies, through mentorship and applied training drawing on real-world projects.

At PBA, employees' career interests are highly valued and PBA aims to provide the necessary progression for them to fulfill their career aspirations.

Graduates who join PBA will be able to work closely and learn from experienced professionals in their respective fields and be exposed to hands-on opportunities in a an dynamic and rapidly progressing industry.

Employees are encouraged to be in the know on what they want to progress towards and be open with their managers during the yearly appraisals so that the company can chart out the necessary training or developmental opportunities for them.

Potential career path and developmental opportunities for scholars

The career path for scholars will depend on their interests.

Scholars who are passionate about developing engineering solutions to serve the needs of the world will be exposed to a 2-3 year rotation program among the various engineering teams (Direct Drive Motion Control Systems, Robotics & AI, Warehouse Automation, Factory Automation).

Scholars who are more interested in Sales or Operations career path will likewise have a rotation program with the Engineering teams to gain essential foundation knowledge before moving on to preferred Sales or Operation career path.

Preferred courses of study

  • Business & Accountancy (Business, Business Analytics)
  • Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Product Development, Engineering Science, Engineering Systems & Design, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design Engineering, Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics)
  • Information & Communications Technology (Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science & Analytics, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence)