The king of stock in Taiwan

The current King of Taiwan Stock Exchange is Largan Precision. It hit 85 USD per share recently.

Largan Precision was founded in 1987 by Mr. Scott Lin and Mr. Tony Chen, and went public in 2002. Group headquarter is located in Taichung Precision Machinery Technological Park, Taiwan. The company currently owns four factories in Taiwan, two in China, and is known as one of the world’s major players in plastic aspherical lens design and production. Largan’s products are widely distributed globally; product lines include but are not limited to lens for mobile phones, NB/laptops, tablets, automobiles, and digital cameras (DSC).

Company history

1987 Established Largan Precision Co.,Ltd. in Nantun District, Taichung City.
1990 Completion of new factories in Taichung Industrial Park.
1991 Leading Taiwanese company to introduce UPL, developed manufacturing skills, and successfully produced plastic aspherical lens.
1992 First to develop Hybrid lens applied in traditional cameras and enter mass production.
1993 Started manufacturing development program ‘Cameras Fitted With Auto-focusing F35-70 mm zoom lenses’ authorized by the Industrial Development Bureau Ministry of Economic Affairs.
1995 Awarded “Top Ten Companies in Industrial Automation in 1995” by the Ministry of Economic Affairs R.O.C.
Mr. Lee Teng-hui, former President of R.O.C, visited headquarters in Taichung.
Invested in new factory in Dongguan in order to increase productivity, reduce cost, and expand market share.
1997 Pioneered the development of Hybrid lens in scanners and bar-codes.
Successfully developed high precision optical components applied in projectors.
1998 Successfully entered mass-production of hybrid scanner lens.
First Taiwanese company to develop 2X view finder and enter mass production.
Developed hybrid lens applied in digital cameras.
Developed and offered a series of high precision optical components used in SVCD and VCDs.
1999 Integrated technology platforms, IBM hardware and ERP system to coordinate and integrate business processes across the entire group.
Produced 400 dpi scanner lens.
Produced world-leading 600 dpi scanner hybrid lens.
Developed autofocus module for digital camera.
Developed high precision optical components and assemblies applied in DVDs.
2000 First Taiwanese company to develop 4X view finder and enter mass production.
2001 Certified as a compliant of ISO 90001.
Merged with “Largan Optronic Co.,Ltd. to ensure sustained growth and scale to enhance company’s competitiveness.
2002 Publicly listed in Taiwan Stock Exchange(TWSE) on March 11. Operational headquarters was approved in September.
Developed projector zoom lens
Developed VGA lens used in mobile phones.
Developed 3.0 Megapixels 3x zoom digital camera lens.
Ranked #2 by profit rate, #92 by net profit after tax, #141 by revenue growth rate, and overall # 919 in CommonWealth Magazine’s Top 1,000 survey in the manufacturing industry.
2003 Commenced operation of new factory in Suzhou in order to increase productivity and reduce costs.
Produced 3x Zoom lens for digital cameras and 1.3 Megapixels lens for mobile phones.
Expanded floor space in plant #1.
Ranked #2 by profit rate, #73 by net profit after tax, #76 by revenue growth rate, and overall # 628 in CommonWealth Magazine’s Top 1,000 survey in the manufacturing industry.
2004 Developed 2.0 Megapixels auto focus lens for mobile phones.
Ranked #3 by profit rate, #70 by net profit after tax, #202 by revenue growth rate, , and overall # 555 in CommonWealth Magazine’s Top 1,000 survey in the manufacturing industry.
2005 Developed 3.0 Megapixels Auto Focus lens for mobile phones.
Ranked #5 by profit rate, #104 by net profit after tax, #894 by revenue growth rate, and overall # 635 in CommonWealth Magazine’s Top 1,000 survey in the manufacturing industry.
Ranked #462 in the Top 1,000 survey in the manufacturing industry by Business Weekly Magazine.
2006 Ranked #3 by profit rate, #73 by net profit after tax, #69 by revenue growth rate, and overall # 485 in CommonWealth Magazine’s Top 1,000 survey in the manufacturing industry.
Ranked # 10 in the Top 100 technology company in Taiwan by Business Next Magazine.
Developed 5.0 Megapixels Auto Focus camera lens for mobile phones.
2007 Ranked # 479 in the Cross-Strait Top 1,000 Company by Business Today Magazine.
5.0 Megapixels Auto Focus lens for mobile phones entered mass production.
2008 Certified as a compliant of ISO14001.
Ranked #7 by profit rate, #74 by net profit after tax, #959 by revenue growth rate, and # 413 in CommonWealth Magazine’s Top 1,000 survey in the manufacturing industry.
2009 New headquarters opened for operation in Taichung Precision Machinery R&D Park.
Ranked #2 by profit rate, #38 by net profit after tax, #116 by revenue growth rate, and overall # 341 in CommonWealth Magazine’s Top 1,000 survey in the manufacturing industry.
8.0 Megapixels Auto Focus lens for mobile phones entered mass production.
Developed 12.0 Megapixels Auto Focus lens for mobile phones.
2010 Ranked # 53 in the Top 100 Tech Company in Taiwan by Business Next Magazine.
2011 Ranked # 16 in “Most Innovative Companies of 2011” survey by the central government’s Industrial Development Bureau.
2012 Ranked # 13 in “Most Innovative Companies of 2012” survey by the central government’s Industrial Development Bureau.
2013 Selected as one of the Top 200 “Best Under A Billion” companies in 2013 by Forbes Asia.
Ranked # 19 in “Most Innovative Companies of 2013” survey by the central government’s Industrial Development Bureau.

Source: http://www.largan.com.tw/html/about/about_en.asp

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