100 years-old business, re-creating peak performance
2022 coincides with the 98th year of HH Glass Group. The overall operation of the group is stable, efficiency and per capita output value all show the positive operation of the overall group, and gradually demonstrate the ability of operation capabilities . I am very grateful to everyone in such a special period. It can stabilize hard targets at the operating level such as production capacity, sales, and cost control. Thank you for your tireless colleagues for your unswervingly advancing towards the goal of "a hundred years of great cause, creating new heights.
Public health events on operation
AI+IOT is critical in operation efficiency
Create value of glass＆define sustainability
Fearlessly lead the glass industry despite of endless challenges
At the year of 2021,in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Taiwan, how to stabilize our stakeholders: the customers, suppliers, employees, and shareholders under various uncertainties is a common challenge for all of us. At the time of pandamic, all colleagues must fully abide under the government's regulations in order to operate for the safety of themselves and their families. In case of emergencies, immediately notify the company personnel so that we can minimize the risks associated with COVID-19 in a timely fashion.
There are many challenges every year, but I believe that when we gather the strength and wisdom of the crowd, no challenge is too great. I believe there lies birght future for the company, and with the efforts of everyone, HwaHsia Glass can become the world's top company representing Taiwan's glass industry.
Combine smart manufacturing and hundred years of experience
AI+IOT is critical for the improvement of operational efficiency. The company is accelerating its progress towards “digitalization, paperless, and data driven decision-making”. In facts, with rapid development of new technologies, our small-volume & diversified production model will reach to a whole new level: with smart manufacturing and our 100 years worth of experiences coming from our craftsman , the goal of HwaHsia Glass Group's transformation into an intelligent factory is the most important goal in 2022.
Create value of glass＆define sustainability
The transformation to a total solution provider in the glass industry in the past few years has gradually shown good results. The next goal should focus on making consumers more aware that glass, due to its aesthetics character and sustainability to our earth, is the better choice compare to plastic or other materials when it comes to packaging material. Besides announce this idea through general media , we also need to establish a model of ESG, following the expectation set by the government, so that ESG is not just a slogan heard in the general news, but instead we actually practice here at Hwahsia Glass.
New era of digital transformation- facing future
2020 is a year filled with uncertainties. After going through various unstable factors in 2019, no one expected a pandemic outbreak coming from COVID-19 storm. However in 2022, HwaHsia group will continue to work hard to face various challenges, maintain good product quality, and provide more valuable and diversified product services to our customers. We need to prepare to face the risks and crises that may be encountered in the near future.
I think digital transformation will be the focus of our group in the future, and our goals will also grind towards it: respectively in digital business, smart manufacturing, and digital integration.
Digital saling process
Since in the post-epidemic era, people's consumption habits have been greatly changed: a large number of physical channels have been converted to the virtual/web-based channels, and online marketing will be very important. Whether it is for general consumers or companies, this is an unstoppable trend in 2020 and will only continue to grow in the future. In this regard, we will plan and redesign our company's website as one of the focuses this year. We will also continue to invest resources in the development of online sales platforms. In the last half of the year, we have seen business growth of more than 60% for this area.
The COVID-19 situation is not over yet, and it is likely that there are many uncertainties we could foresee in 2021. Therefore we should treat these uncertainties as a risk factor in terms of management. Risk management is like facing a “receding sea” - it seems like a lucky offer of an extra piece of a nice beach, but at the same time you need to watch out for an upcoming tsunami. Deploy preventive measures and invest necessary resources for risk control allows you to deal with such crises, and minimize the damage.
Social Media, especially for the Youtube channel Glass Brothers, we made some differences in contents last year, including co-op with bars and restaurants, but I think we still have a lot to work on. There will be some adjustment this year.。
In terms of smart manufacturing, there have been many breakthroughs after the introduction of collaborative robots and the AOI developed within our group in the past few years, but it also has also reached a stable point. We believe that the next stage is to explore the possibilities of these devices differently and upgrade them accordingly. There are many applications for collaborative robots . At present time, they are mainly used for packaging bottles, but in fact there are many production jobs that may use this equipment to achieve higher efficiency. For this reason, we will also put some resources in this area. As for the AOI, integrating past few year's experience, we continue to have new discoveries and breakthroughs for improvement. After building various prototypes, I expect to build a finalized version this year; AI learning and data analysis could be developed in the second half of 2021. Additionally, building an IOT within production line will also be something we are thinking of this year, paving the way for future digital integration.