The CHIMEI Group has secured a solid footing in the global petrochemical industry for over five decades since its inception in 1960 with the Chi Mei Corporation, founded by Wen-lung Hsu, as its pioneering business. Over the past 50 years, CHIMEI has grown into a massive organization with 30-odd affiliated businesses. It is currently one of the Top 100 Chinese companies with a reputation as the most iconic “Happy Company” in Taiwan. It registered a record-breaking group-wide (including Chimei Innolux Corp.) sales figure exceeding NT$ 700 billion in 2010 and is still expanding corporate-wise.
CHIMEI registered the world’s largest ABS/AS production capacity in 1990 and stepped into the manufacturing of TFT-LCD panels eight years later. The affiliated Chimei Innolux Corp. is ranked as one of the top three corporate in the world, and the other affiliates of CHIMEI Group have also won a series of awards over the years. For instance, from 2004 to 2008, CHIMEI had been announced as one of “The Most Prestigious Benchmark Companies” for five consecutive years by CommonWealth Magazine. It was voted the Most Popular Employer in a 2004 poll conducted by Career Magazine on graduating college students, and appeared on Forbes’ list of Asia’s best 50 Companies in 2006 and 2007. After coming second in CommonWealth Magazine’s list of “Top 10 Local Corporate Citizens Voted by Taiwan-Based Companies” in 2006, and CHIMEI went on to receive the CSR Award from Global Views Monthly for two years starting 2007.
Born in 1928 in Tainan, the CHIMEI Group’s founder Wen-lung Hsu was dubbed "Father of Taiwan’s acrylic industry” when he started Chi Mei Corporation at age 31 and “The King of Global ABS Industry” at age 63, due to the world’s largest ABS production capacity he achieved by then. Hsu founded Chimei Innolux Corp. when he reached 70 which later became one of the three giants in the global panel market and in the same year won the 4th Nikkei Asian Prize awarded by Nihon Keizai Shimbun. He was the first private business owner and also the first Taiwanese to receive that award.
Operated according to Hsu’s philosophy that “Business as a way to pursue fulfillments”, the CHIMEI Group has grown into a massive organization with 30-odd affiliated businesses over the past 50 years. It is currently one of the Top 100 Chinese companies with a reputation as the most iconic “Happy Company” in Taiwan. It registered a record-breaking group-wide (including Chimei Innolux Corp) sales figure exceeding NT$ 700 billion in 2010 and is still expanding corporate-wise.
Hsu continually gives corporate profits back to the society for the construction of hospitals and museums, among others, hoping to take care of the general public’s physical and mental health. In his free time Mr. Hsu is engaged in hobbies such as fishing, reading, violin, mandolin and painting. He is an expert thinker, an unostentatious person, one of a handful of influential and legendary artists in Taiwan, and also highly respected as a happiness-advocating entrepreneur.