ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS COMPANY LIMITED

ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS COMPANY LIMITED

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Company Overview
Asia Vital Components Company Limited is a publicly-traded company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange which is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of Central Processing Unit (CPU) coolers and other related thermal products in Taiwan. The company was established in 1991 and has its registered business address located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Asia Vital Components is the largest supplier of CPU cooler in the world. The company produces intel cooler, AMD cooler, DC -fan series and NB-thermal products. The company is also involved in the design, import and export of semiconductor parts, electronic spare parts, electrical and computer coupling, and communication and computer peripheral equipment as well as other business activity related to the provision of investment services.
Asia Vital Components has production facilities located in Taipei, Gaoxiong, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Suzhou. The company exports its products to Asia, Europe, and the United States of America.
Asia Vital Components has established a manufacturing contract with Asetek, the world’s leading thermal management solution provider of vapor phase, vapor chamber and liquid-cooling solutions.
Some of the company’s customers include IBM, Dell, HP, Intel, AMD, Sony, Toshiba, Siemens, LG, Samsung, Asus, and Lenovo.
Business Summary
The Company is principally engaged in manufacturing and selling of CPU cooler. Other activities include designing, processing, trading, importing and exporting of semiconductor parts, electronic spare parts, electrical and computer coupling and communication and computer peripheral equipment. Company also provides investment services. Products include Intel cooler, AMD cooler, DC -fan series and NB thermal products.
Description and history
The Company in Taiwan was eatablished on 17 December 1991. The Company principally engaged in manufacturing and selling of CPU cooler. Other activities include designing, processing, trading, importing and exporting of semiconductor parts, electronic spare parts, electrical and computer coupling and communication and computer peripheral equipment. Company also provides investment services. Products include Intel cooler, AMD cooler, DC -fan series and NB thermal products. During 27 September 2002, the Company has successfully listed on TSEC.

Company’s Milestones:
1991
Company was set up in Taipei and started to establish the foundation of cooler and fan.

1992
Taipei factory and RD lab were set up, introducing series of experimental and testing equipments including temperature and humidity chamber, thermal test platform and thermal shocker, etc. In the same year we are certificated by ISO 9001 and ISO14001

1995
As a result of technique getting ripe and scope getting expanded, Company set up the second manufacturing station, the largest one in scale, in Kaohsiung, to where the headquarter of the Company moved, therefore the strategically development plan was accomplished by and large.

1999
Company supplied INTEL the service of whole course in the field of cooler and fan and got the Best Cooperation Award from Intel Asia

2000
Company directorate was restructured first time. Company took the lead in implementing the strategy of heat pipe and in Taipei set up the heat pipe factory and N/B thermal module factory, which are both certificated by ISO 9001 and ISO14001. As the production of heat pipe and N/B thermal module was carried out, Company began to advance upon the international market. August 7 th, Company brand was registered successfully.
The revenues in that year broke the amount of 1.5 billion for the first time.

2001
Feb 22 nd, Company was set up, with the registration capital of 8 million US dollars. At the same time, Shenzhen manufacturing station and large-scaled RD laboratory were established. The plant occupied an area of 25,000 M2 and possessed about 2700 employees. Company is certificated by ISO 9004 as well. Therefore we started to advance upon the mainland market.
In the year Company ranked Top 353 manufacturer in Taiwan and became the number one CPU cooler supplier. Under great Cooperation with customers, cooler and fan received the prize of Golden Award from China Quality Association, GiGa-byte The Best Partner Award, and continue to hold the title of Best Cooperation Award from Intel Asia.

2002
In order to both develop the mainland market and meet the need of foreign market, Shanghai and Suzhou factory were set up.
Company went public successfully in Taiwan, being the first Company sold share on the stock exchange in the world in cooler manufacture industry.
Global purchase strategic centre was sited the year.
The sales volume got a breakthrough of 0.1 billion USD, and the Company ranked top 281manufacture in Taiwan.
Chassis and computer-related products are brought into manufacturing range.
Received the Intel FMB2 Solation certification, and continued to received the prize of INTEL until now.

2003
In order to meet the requirement of the strategy of chassis, Company combined Macetech (Dongguan) factory and operated as a whole.
The products cooler and fan entered the DIY market formally and got a 15% share in DIY markets though the excellent behavior of C86.

2004
To fill the requirement of the international business, Datech and Jalink was absorbed by Company, so the global DC fan strategy was launched.
The cooler sales reached a rate of 35% in global market and the revenues reached 230 million USD. The Company ranked top255 manufacture in Taiwan.

2005
The new factory joined the operation in September in Shenzhen, the China headquarter. The new factory occupied an area of 120,000 M2 with 4000 employees.
The business in China grew rapidly and AVC received SEB Excellent Supplier Award from Lenovo in 2005.
This year AVC ranked top 249th manufacturer in Taiwan and owned more than 270 RD engineers.

2006
AVC adopted the 6-Sigma management systems in internal processes to achieve more efficient design, more reliable quality and lower cost.

2007
AVC’s innovative technologies were adopted by key players in telecommunication industry such as Ericsson, Motorola, Huawei, ZTE and etc which had announced the new era of AVC specialties.
Being aware of the mega trend of eco requirements worldwide, AVC released the ‘Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report’.

2008
AVC began the cooperation with the transportation customers including cars, trains and boats.
With continuously soaring business, AVC ranked top 683th manufacturer in Great China Region.

2009
AVC continues to extend its profession platform into even challenging territories such as energy and power industries.
This year AVC ranked top 20th electronic components manufacturer and top 43th patent awarded company in Taiwan.
In addition, AVC was also included by Russell Global Index

Business Line
Manufacture and distribution of Central Processing Unit (CPU) coolers and other related thermal products in Taiwan
Subsidiary
AVC AMERICA, INC.
Advisor
ERNST&YOUNG
IPO date
9/27/2002
US SIC Code
3679
Company Address
248-27, Hsin-Sheng Rd., Chien Zhen District

City province or state postal code
KAOHSIUNG
Phone: +886 7 815 7612
Fax:
Country address: TAIWAN
Website url: www.avc.com.tw