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2017

  • Ranked 5th on ASIA300 index for increased market share rate within six months.
  • Bath spa system received TFDA certification.
  • Ranked 227th in Top 1,000 Manufacturers for 2017 from Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Ranked in the top 5% of listed companies in the 3rd Corporate Governance Evaluation.
  • Wafer Robot wins the 25th Taiwan Excellence Silver Award.
  • Signed contract, “Exported Litchi Cultivation Pattern and Value-Added Key Preservation Technology” with National Chung Hsing University and Taiping District Farmers’ Association.

2016

  • Ranked No.14 for the Taiwan “Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility” in the large-scale enterprise category by Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Executive Assistant Manager Chen Congren receives National Production Manager Excellence Award.
  • Executive Assistant Manager Liao Kehuang receives National Manager Excellence Award.
  • Assistant General Manager Wu Yueqin selected as Excellent Accountant.
  • General Manager Enid Tsai receives Kwol-Ting Li’s Management Award.
  • Robotic Gait Training System receives SNQ certification and wins the bronze medal of “National Biotechnology & Medical Care Quality Awards”.
  • Groundbreaking ceremony held for new factory in Chiayi Dapumei Precision Machinery Park.
  • HIWIN and Siemens sign a memorandum.
  • Awarded “Taiwan Corporate Social Award”, “Taiwan Corporate Social Award-People Development Awards” and the Gold Award of Top 50 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Reports by Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy.
  • New factory construction begins in 2nd factory location for HIWIN Germany.
  • Awarded “the 17th National Standardization Award” by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, M.O.E.A.
  • HIWIN, HIWIN MIKROSYSTEM and Global MEMS sign a memorandum.
  • HIWIN and Etron sign a memorandum.
  • CNC rotating table achieved EU CE certification.
  • Chairman Eric Y. T. Chuo receives honorary Doctorate of Science from China Medical University.
  • Memorandum signed with IRCAD/AITS on “Robotic Endoscope Holder” surgey training courses and promotion.
  • CEO Ranked 25th in Top 50 Taiwanese CEOs for 2015 selected by Harvard Business Review.
  • Parallel Delta Robot wins Taiwan Excellence Silver Award.
  • The single axis robot module wins iF and Red Dot awards.
  • Ranked in the top 5% of listed companies in the 2nd Corporate Governance Evaluation.
  • Cornerstone-laying ceremony held for new HIWIN China plant.
  • Ranked No.5 in Top 100 Global Growth Enterprises by Nikkei Business Publications.

2015

  • Ranked 259th in Top 1,000 Manufacturers for 2015 by Common Wealth Magazine.
  • CEO awarded honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from National Tsing Hua University and honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Taiwan University of Technology.
  • Groundbreaking ceremony held for dormitories at Taichung City Precision Machinery Innovation Technology Park.
  • New project of “Jingke Plant II” begins.
  • Listed in Top 20 Innovative Companies selected by MOEA.
  • Cooperated with China Medical University to create R & D Center.
  • Ranked No.31 in the Taiwan “Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility” in the large-scale enterprise category by Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Awarded Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA) and Growth through Innovation Awards.
  • Released “Corporate Social Responsibility Report” 2013~2014 and acquired AA1000 certification.
  • General Manager Enid Tsai honored in “50 Power Businesswomen In Asia” by Forbes -  only winner from Taiwan.
  • Robotic Gait Training System MRG-P100 Awarded with the 23th “Taiwan Excellence Gold Award”.
  • Ranked No.37 in “The World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies 2015” by Forbes.
  • Acquired ISO 50001 certification for Energy Management System.
  • Acquired 48% stake in Luren Precision Co.,Ltd.

2014

  • Ranked 227th in Top 1,000 Manufacturers in 2014 from Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Acquired the Certification of Taiwan Intellectual Property Management System (TIPS).
  • Selected as one of the favorite enterprise for R&D alternative service.
  • Awarded the “Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA)” and honored with“Social Inclusion Award”.
  • Groundbreaking ceremony held for “Chuo Yung-Tong Memorial Library”.
  • Subsidiary in Suzhou, China founded.
  • HIWIN Robotic Gait Training System receives CE Medical Devices Certificate.
  • Awarded Taiwan Top 20 Innovative Enterprises by MOEA.
  • Held cornerstone cermony for the second HIWIN GmbH factory.
  • HIWIN teamed with industrial computer supplier, Advantech Co.
  • HIWIN-MPEI (Moscow Power Engineering Institute) Precision Electrical Engineering Research Center established.
  • HIWIN established collaborative research centers with National Tsing Hua University.
  • HIWIN was selected as No.1 weighted component in the investment benchmark Index “The ROBO-STOX Global Robotics & Automation Index “ among 81 promising worldwide companies.
  • Ranked No.50 of “The World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies 2014” by Forbes.
  • Introduced improvements to the Toyota Production System (TPS).
  • Tangential External Recirculation Ballscrew Super T Series Awarded the 22nd “Taiwan Excellence Gold Award”.

2013

  • Acquired ISO 13485 certification through SGS Yarsley Ltd., UK.
  • Received the "Taiwan TrainQuali System-Enterprise TTQS" Gold Award.
  • Awarded the 1st "Taiwan Mittelstand Award" by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  • Hosted "HIWIN Outstanding CEO Forum"
  • Hosted 6th Annual Hiwin Intelligence Robotic Competition.
  • Hosted 3st Annual Hiwin Doctoral Dissertation Award.

2012

  • Passed Greenhouse Gas Emissions ISO 14064-1 and Product Carbon Footprint PAS 2050-1 Certificates.
  • Forbes 2012 Honor "200 Best Under A Billion".
  • Ranked the No.21 of the Taiwan "2012 Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility" under the category of large-scale enterprise by Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Awarded "Taiwan Top 20 Innovative Enterprises" by Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  • Hosted "HIWIN Outstanding CEO Forum"
  • Hosted 9th Annual HIWIN THESIS AWARD.
  • Hosted 5th Annual Hiwin Intelligence Robotic Competition.
  • Hosted 2st Annual Hiwin Doctoral Dissertation Award.

2011

  • Awarded the 4th prize of "2011 Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility" under the category of mid-size enterprises by Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Received the "Taiwan TrainQuali System-Enterprise TTQS" Silver Award.
  • Ranked No.33 by the intellectual Property Office in total approved Patents among Top 100 Corporations in Taiwan.
  • Ranked No.233 of the Top 1000 Manufacturers by Common Wealth Magazine; Ranked No.1 of the Best Business Performance from 2009-2011.
  • Awarded with "Taiwan Green Classic Award", "The 1st Monte Jade Innovation Award" and "Top 100 Taiwan Brands".
  • Awarded the 1st National Industrial Innovation Award-Excellence and Innovative Enterprises from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  • Awarded "Taiwan Top 20 Innovative Enterprises" by Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  • Hosted 8th Annual HIWIN THESIS AWARD.
  • Hosted 4th Annual Hiwin Intelligence Robotic Competition.
  • Hosted 1st Annual Hiwin Doctoral Dissertation Award.

2010

  • Hiwin awarded 2rd place of Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility =honor from Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Energy Conservation Driving Module SK Series awarded with the 18th "Taiwan Excellence Gold Award"
  • Hosted 7th Annual HIWIN THESIS AWARD.
  • Hosted 3rd Annual Hiwin Intelligence Robotic Competition
  • Ranked 313 Taiwan Largest Manufacturing Company out of Top 1,000 from Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Ranked 41 in total approved number among Top Patents 100 of National Institutional Corps in Taiwan.

2009

  • Taiwan Superior Brands
  • Elected 3rd place of “Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility” honor in mid-size company category from Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Hosted 6th Annual HIWIN THESIS AWARD.
  • Hosted 2nd Annual Hiwin Intelligence Robotic Competition
  • Ranked 473 Taiwan Largest Manufacturing Company out of Top 1,000 from Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Ranked 20 in total approved number among Top Patents 100 of National Institutional Corps in Taiwan.

2008

  • Acquired Taiwan Occupational Safety & Health Management System Certificate
  • Hosted 5th Annual HIWIN THESIS AWARD.
  • Elected 3rd place of “Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility” honor in mid-size company category from Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Hosted 1st Annual Hiwin Intelligence Robotic Competition
  • Ranked 397 Taiwan Largest Manufacturing Company out of Top 1,000 from Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Ranked 32 in total approved number among Top Patents 100 of National Institutional Corps in Taiwan.

2007

  • Hosted 4th Annual HIWIN THESIS AWARD.
  • New factory started in Taichung Precision Machinery & Innovation Park
  • Ranked 32 in total approved number among Top Patents 100 of National Institutional Corps in Taiwan.
  • Ranked 439 Taiwan Largest Manufacturing Company out of Top 1,000 from Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Elected 4th place of “Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility” honor in mid-size company category from Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Acquired ISAT certification from Applied Material (USA)
  • Invested subsidiary in France.

2006

  • Hosted 3rd Annual HIWIN THESIS AWARD.
  • New factory started in Chicago, US
  • Ranked 43 in total approved number among Top Patents 100 of National Institutional Corps in Taiwan.
  • Ranked 508 Taiwan Largest Manufacturing Company out of Top 1,000 from Common Wealth Magazine.

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2005

  • Hosted 2nd Annual HIWIN THESIS AWARD.
  • Ranked 552 Taiwan Largest Manufacturing Company out of Top 1,000 from Common Wealth Magazine.
  • Elected “Enterprise Citizen” honor from Common Wealth Magazine.

2004

  • Hosted the first annual HIWIN THESIS AWARDS.
  • Completed Business to Business Project promoted by Industry Bureau of Economic Affairs.
  • Ranked 88 in total approved number among Top Patents 100 of National Institutional Corps in Taiwan.
  • Ranked 77 among Top Patents 100 of National Institutional Corps in Taiwan.
  • Ranked 603 largest manufacturing company out of Top 1,000 from Common Wealth Magazine.

2003

  • Ranked 734 largest manufacturing company out of Top 1,000 from Common Wealth Magazine.
  • New factory started in Yun-Lin Science Industrial Park.
  • Ranked 101 in total approved number among Top Patents 100 of National Institutional Corps in Taiwan.

2002

  • Acquired OHASA 18001 certificate from TÜV Germany in 2002.
  • Ranked 855 largest manufacturing company out of Top 1,000 from Common Wealth Magazine.

2001

  • Invested subsidiary in Czech Republic.
  • Ranked the 816 largest manufacturing company out of Top 1,000 from Common Wealth Magazine.

2000

  • Invested subsidiary in Switzerland.
  • Ranked 72 in total approved number among Top Patents 100 of National Institutional Corps in Taiwan.

1999

  • Subsidiary in Kobe, Japan founded.
  • Strategic alliance formed with Parker Hannifin, USA.

1998

  • Ranked 874 largest manufacturing company out of Top 1,000 from Common Wealth Magazine.

1997

  • Acquired ISO 14001 certification from TÜV Germany.
  • Associated company HIWIN Mikrosystem was established.

1996

  • Merge with Finest Ballscrew Company, Taiwan (founded in 1981).

1993

  • Acquired Holzer GmbH, Germany (founded in 1975) and started HIWIN GmbH in Germany.

1992

  • Subsidiary in Chicago, USA, was founded.
  • Acquired ISO 9001 certification through SGS Yarsley Ltd., UK.

1989

  • Company established.

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