Company Milestones About Hon Hai>Company Milestones


A. Founding date: February 20, 1974
Listing date:June 18, 1991

B. Formation History

In 1994
  1. Increased capital to NT$1,303,000,000.
  2. Reinvested Vate Technology Co., Ltd.
  3. Reinvested LUNG HWA Electronics.
  4. Many new products like AN and AT were developed.
In 1995
  1. Increased capital to NT$2,279,000,000.
  2. Reinvested Unimicron Technology Corporation.
  3. Reinvested United Microelectronics Corporation.
  4. Many new products like L/P MCA, SGC and RF were developed.
  5. Huyue Factory carried out its third phase for expansion.
In 1996
  1. Increased capital to NT$3,580,000,000.
  2. Reinvested Hongyang Venture Capital Investment Co., Ltd.
  3. Reinvested Guifeng Co., Ltd.
In 1997
  1. Increased capital to NT$5,118,000,000.
  2. Set up the heat transfer product business office and environmental-friendly electro-plating technique development department.
  3. Established the Material Testing Center.
In 1998
  1. Increased capital to NT$7,346,000,000.
  2. Established the High-Speed Electrical Test Lab, the EMI/RFI Lab and Heat Transfer Lab.
  3. Listed into The Information Technology 100 (IT 100) by the Business Week of America for the first time.
In 1999
  1. Increased capital to NT$11,000,000,000.
  2. Capital was first raised from the international finance market via GDR issuance with 10% premium for issuing, creating a new high in overseas capital raising by domestic enterprises.
  3. Selected as the Best Management Company in Taiwan by Asian Money.
In 2000
  1. Increased capital to NT$14,529,000,000.
  2. Issued US$345 million of overseas unsecured and transferable corporate bonds.
  3. Invested Foxconn Optical Technology Inc. through its subsidiary - FOTI Holdings Corporation.
In 2001
  1. Increased capital to NT$17,687,800,000.
  2. Evaluation of Taiwan Ratings as long-term issuer: grade AA- and its prospect: stability.
  3. Evaluation of Standard & Poor's (S & P): grade BBB and its prospect: stability.
  4. Became the first largest private manufacturing enterprise in Taiwan.
  5. It is the earliest manufacturer of quantity production around the world for Intel Pentium 4 CPU Stocket478.
  6. Issued NT$5 billion of domestic unsecured ordinary corporate bonds.
In 2002
  1. Increased capital to NT$20,648,970,000.
  2. According to survey of Taiwan Ratings, it was the first largest manufacturing enterprise in Taiwan.
  3. Won the first prize of the Best Corporate Strategy by Asiamoney.com.
  4. Became the first largest exporter in Greater China.
In 2003
  1. Increased capital to NT$25,109,744,000.
  2. Issued US$450 million of overseas unsecured and transferable corporate bonds.
  3. IR According to evaluation of IR Magazine, it was awarded the Best Investor Relation in Taiwan.
  4. Acquired Motorola Chihuahua Factory in Mexico.
In 2004
  1. Increased capital to NT$32,310,231,030.
  2. Acquired Eimo Oyji of Finland.
  3. Merged Taiwan Ambit Microsystems (Stock) Company.
  4. Became the first largest 3C OEM globally.
In 2005
  1. Increased capital to NT$40,383,230,780.
  2. Invested Antai Power (Stock) Company through its subsidiary - Hongyang Venture Capital Investment (Stock) Company.
  3. Invested Chi Mei Communication Systems Inc. through its subsidiary - Transworld Holdings Limited.
  4. Issued NT$11,500,000,000 of domestic unsecured ordinary corporate bonds.
  5. Its overseas subsidiary - Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. was listed in Hong Kong.
  6. Selected as the first largest enterprise in Taiwan firstly by Common Wealth.
  7. Ranked among the Top 15 of the World's Most Admired Companies in Electronics by Fortune.
  8. Became a member of Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (EICC), dedicated to promoting corporate social and environmental responsibilities (hereinafter referred to as SER).
In 2006
  1. Increased capital to NT$51,681,387,530.
  2. Merged Taiwan Premier Image Technology Corp.
  3. Issued NT$18,000,000,000 of domestic unsecured and transferable corporate bonds.
  4. Selected as the Happiest Taiwan Enterprise according to the questionnaire survey of 104 Job Bank.
  5. Selected as the Most Desirable Company of office staff of Taiwan according to the survey of Cheers.
  6. Nominated as the Best Investor Relation Company in Taiwan by IR Magazine.
  7. Nominated as the Best Corporate Governance of the Year in Taiwan by IR Magazine.
In 2007
  1. Increased capital to NT$62,907,665,030.
  2. Awarded as the Most Admired Enterprise in Taiwan by Common Wealth.
  3. Nominated as the Best Investor Relation Company in Taiwan by IR Magazine.
  4. Awarded the Progress Prize for the best investor relation company in Taiwan by IR Magazine.
  5. Awarded the title of the World’s Top 10 Chinese Enterprises of the Year by Asiaweek.
  6. Ranked 154th among Fortune Global 500 Enterprises.
In 2008
  1. Increased capital to NT$74,146,234,780.
  2. Issued NT$5,180,000,000 of domestic unsecured ordinary corporate bonds.
  3. Awarded as the Most Admired Enterprise in Taiwan by Common Wealth.
  4. Ranked 132nd among Fortune Global 500 Enterprises.
In 2009
  1. Increased capital to NT$85,789,318,550.
  2. Issued NT$6,820,000,000 of domestic unsecured ordinary corporate bonds.
  3. Ranked 109th among Fortune Global 500 Enterprises.
  4. Ranked first among Taiwan enterprises for four consecutive years by Taiwan Ratings.
  5. Awarded as the Best Management Enterprise in Taiwan by Finance Asia.
  6. Recognized as one of Asia’s Fabulous 50 of Asia by Forbes.
In 2010
  1. Increased capital to NT$96,612,482,030.
  2. Issued US$1,000,000,000 of overseas transferable corporate bonds.
  3. Issued NT$6,000,000,000 of domestic unsecured ordinary corporate bonds.
  4. Ranked 176th among the Forbes Global 2000.
  5. Ranked first among Taiwan Top 1000 Enterprises for five consecutive years according to the evaluation of Common Wealth.
  6. Ranked first among Taiwan enterprises for five consecutive years by Taiwan Ratings.
  7. Ranked 194th among the Global 500 Enterprises by (Britain) Financial Times.
  8. Ranked 112th among Fortune Global 500.
  9. Awarded as the Most Admired Companies in Taiwan by Common Wealth.
In 2011
  1. Increased capital to NT$106,890,066,630.
  2. Issued NT$18,000,000,000 of domestic unsecured ordinary corporate bonds.
  3. Ranked 189th among Forbes Global 2000.
  4. Ranked first among Top 1000 Taiwan Enterprises for six consecutive years by Common Wealth.
  5. Ranked first among Taiwan enterprises for six consecutive years according to the evaluation of Taiwan Ratings.
  6. Ranked 60th among Fortune Global 500 by Fortune.
In 2012
  1. Increased capital to NT$108,358,665,270.
  2. Issued NT$16,300,000,000 of domestic unsecured ordinary corporate bonds.
  3. Ranked first among the Top 1000 Taiwan Enterprises for seven consecutive years according to the evaluation of Common Wealth Magazine.
  4. Ranked first among Taiwan enterprises according to the evaluation of Taiwan Ratings for seven consecutive years.
  5. Ranked 43rd among Fortune Global 500.
  6. Ranked 156th among Forbes Global 2000. 
In 2013
  1. Increased capital to NT$131,287,068,400.
  2. Issued NT$24,000,000,000 of domestic unsecured ordinary corporate bonds.
  3. Ranked first among the Top 1000 Taiwan Enterprises for eight consecutive years according to the evaluation of Common Wealth Magazine.
  4. Ranked first among Taiwan enterprises according to the evaluation of Taiwan Ratings for eight consecutive years.
  5. Ranked 30th among Fortune Global 500.
  6. Ranked 113th among Forbes Global 2000. 
In 2014
  1. Increased capital to NT$147,934,068,630.
  2. Issued NT$39,200,000,000 of domestic unsecured ordinary corporate bonds.
  3. Ranked first among the Top 1000 Taiwan Enterprises for nine consecutive years according to the evaluation of Common Wealth Magazine.
  4. Ranked first among Taiwan enterprises according to the evaluation of Taiwan Ratings for nine consecutive years.
  5. Ranked 32th among Fortune Global 500.
  6. Ranked 139th among Forbes Global 2000.
In 2015
  1. Increased capital to NT$156,382,882,280.
  2. Issued NT$34,650,000,000 of domestic unsecured ordinary corporate bonds.
  3. Ranked first among the Top 1000 Taiwan Enterprises for ten consecutive years according to the evaluation of Common Wealth Magazine.
  4. Ranked first among Taiwan enterprises according to the evaluation of Taiwan Ratings for ten consecutive years.
  5. Ranked 31st among Fortune Global 500.
  6. Ranked 122nd among Forbes Global 2000.
In 2016
  1. Increased capital to NT$173,287,382,620.
  2. Invested in Sharp Corporation.
  3. Issued NT$21 billion of domestic unsecured ordinary corporate bonds.
  4. Ranked 1st among Top 2000 Taiwan Enterprises by CommonWealth Magazine for eleven consecutive years.
  5. Ranked 1st among Taiwan enterprises by Taiwan Ratings for eleven consecutive years.
  6. Ranked 25th among Fortune Global 500.
  7. Ranked 117th among Forbes Global 2000.