Tatung Company

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Tatung Company
Public (TWSE: 2371) since 1962-02-09
IndustryComputer hardware
Home appliances
Key people
Weishan Lin, Chairman of the Board, General Manager
ProductsPersonal computers, LCD TVs, home appliances, and others
RevenueIncrease NT$ 43.072 Billion (2007)
(US$ 1.351 Billion)

Tatung Company (TWSE: 2371) (Tatung; Chinese: 大同股份有限公司; pinyin: Dàtóng Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is a multinational corporation established in 1918[1] and headquartered in Zhongshan, Taipei, Taiwan.[2]


Established in 1918 and headquartered in Taipei, Tatung Company holds 3 business groups, which include 8 business units such as Industrial Appliance BU, Motor BU, Wire & Cable BU, Solar BU, Smart Meter BU, System Integration BU, Appliance BU, Advanced Electronics BU. As a conglomerate, Tatung's investees involve in some major industries such as optoelectronics, energy, system integration, industrial system, branding retail channel, and asset development.



   Establishment of Xie Zhi Business Enterprise, the forerunner of Tatung Company, by founder and chairman, Mr. Shang-Zhi Lin

   Completed over 600 constructions, including the Tamsui River embankment project and the Executive Yuan building


   Tatung Iron Works was established. (When Taiwan was handed over from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, Tatung Iron Works was renamed "Tatung Steel and Machinery Manufacturing Company.")


   Mr. T. S. Lin succeeded as chairman of Tatung and principal of both Tatung High School and Tatung University

   Establishment of Tatung High School


   Mass production of electric fans and motors


   Mass production of Tatung rice cookers


   The Company became publicly listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange


   Establishment of Wire & Cable Plant in Taoyuan County


  The Company renamed from Tatung Steel and Machinery Company to Tatung Company and officially registered as so


   Company mascot (Tatung Boy)and song launched

   Mass production of color televisions


  Revenues exceeded NT$2.2 billion, making Tatung Taiwan's foremost private company


  Mr. W. S. Lin appointed as president of Tatung


   Participated in the Ten Major Construction Projects with the construction of a slag treatment facility for China Steel and provision for Chiang Kai-shek International Airport's power control station


   Chunghwa Picture Tubes was listed on the OTC market


   Global Management Division set up at the company's headquarters

   Chunghwa Picture Tubes was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange


   Mass production of LCD and PDP TVs


   Set up a new subsidiary Toes Opto-Mechatronics Company

   Established SeQual Technologies Co. to produce the oxygen generator for clinical therapy and home health care uses

   Established Tatung Compressors (Zhongshan) Co. in China


   Consolidated Tatung's Desktop PC Business Unit with Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), making Tatung the largest shareholder of ECS

   Established Tatung Wire & Cable Technology (Wujiang) Co. in China


   Mr. W. S. Lin was elected as chairman and president of Tatung

   Green Energy Technology started trading on the emerging stock market


   Forward Electronics invested in Apollo Solar Energy Co. to expand its scope into the market of solar cell module


   Green Energy Technology was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on 25 January

   Established Tatung Electric Technology (Vietnam) Co. for the manufacturing and sales of wires and cables


   Tatung University launched WiMAX network, the first wireless broadband network ever built in campus alike

   To help the victims of Typhoon Morakot, Tatung initiated a Special Service Project in which 1,000 technicians and 70 service trucks were mobilized in and around the affected areas to help handle damaged home appliance items. The employees of Tatung Group together with the staff of Tatung University and Tatung High School also donated their one-day earnings totaling to NT$10 million to those in need


   New Energy Business Unit set up a crystal growth center to manufacture multi-crystalline silicon bricks, a milestone for HQ's involvement in the crystal-related business

   Luxury condominium, "Tatung Noble Residences (Phase Ⅱ of Tatung Tomorrow World)", the 2nd project in Nangang by Shan Chih Asset Development, was under construction


   Mrs. W.Y. Lin was appointed President of Tatung


   Lithium iron phosphate cathode material by Tatung Fine Chemicals successfully entered into Japanese market of energy storage


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tatung Co Ltd (2371:Taiwan): Company Description". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Contact Us Archived 13 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine." Tatung Company. Retrieved on 15 March 2010.