History & Milestones
● Held the first preliminary meeting, ● Named company Advantech Co.,Ltd
● Advantech formally began operations.
● Company organization changed to company limited by shares. ● Introduced many standard PC-based automatic test system products.
● Invested in PC/XT/AT Plug-in Data Acquisition Card series development and manufacture, named PC-Lab Card. ● First participated in an exhibition, starting business in mainland China and international markets. Set up branch office in San Francisco, Ca, USA.
● Purchased plants in Xindian City, Taiwan. ● Imported industrial personal computer (IPC) line and succeeded in its production and marketing, which became the second main product line after the PC-LabCard.
● Introduced the first industrial PC - IPC-600.
● Independently developed and manufactured industrial CPU Card and IPC Chassis series, which combined as complete IPC combo, and formed a complete system component supply plant for IPC industrial automation, gradually building international visibility.
● Introduced Industrial Workstation series products. ● Successfully developed ADAM-4000 Series Remote Data Acquisition Module, which became the breakthrough product in remote measure signal processing and communication field. ● Set up office in Beijing, China.
● Won the 2nd National Award of Small & Medium Enterprise by National Association of Small & Medium Enterprise, ROC; passed ISO-9001 certification. ● Finished development of AWS-850/860 Type II industrial PC Workstation. ● Set up offices in Düsseldorf, Germany and Paris, France. ● Set up office in Milan, Italy.
● Invested and founded Advantech Germany. ● Expanded overseas sales locations. ● Assisted Mechanical and Systems Research Laboratories of Industrial Technology Research Institute to introduce PC and industrial controllers as well as motion control cards. ● Finished development of embedded computer module series.
● Invested in the foundation of Advantech Singapore. ● Invested in the foundation of Advantech Hungary.
● Won Industrial Technology Advancement Outstanding Award by Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs (Fourth) ● Set up quality guarantee laboratory, which greatly improved product quality. ● ADAM-4000 series product won Taiwan Excellence Award by Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs.
● Public issue approved. ● Set up auditing department and built internal control and auditing system. ● Set up branch offices in Japan, England, France and other locations; purchased American branch office. ● Won Industrial Technology Advancement Most Outstanding Award by Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs (Fifth) ● PPC-102 series product won Taiwan Excellence Award by Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs.
● Set up branch offices in Holland, Germany, British Virgin Islands and other locations, and joint venture company in Italy. ● Purchased land for Advantech Neihu building. ● PPC-102T Panel Computer received the 6th Gold National Award of Excellence, Taiwan. ● PPC-140T won the 7th Taiwan Excellence Award. ● PPC-140T won Singapore 1998 Comdex Asia Best Hardware System Award. ● ADAM-5000 series product won Taiwan Excellence Award by Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. ● (MOEA) Awarded Most Representative Outstanding Company by Industrial Development Bureau, Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs ● Passed ISO 14001 environment standard certification.
● ADAM module won 1st Outstanding Safety Instrument Award of Taiwan. ● Started building Advantech Neihu building. ● Purchased 2,147 square meters of plant space in Donghu District, began operations at the end of September. ● IPO on Taiwan Stock Exchange.
● Purchased another 1,445 square meters of plant space in Donghu. ● Merged American industrial computer design and manufacture company PCS Computer. ● Set up Yan Industries, Advantech (Guangzhou Bonded Zone) Co., Ltd., ABR (Advantech Brazil S/A), AAC (Advantech Automation Corp.) and other investor corporations. ● Won 1989 Corporate Professional Training Blue Chip Company "Gold Businessman Award" selected by National General Trade Association.
● Started operation of Advantech Neihu building in July. ● Set up AHK (Advantech HK Technology), Advantech (China) Co., Ltd., and invested in AAU (Advantech Australia Pty Ltd.) and other companies. ● WEB-2143, EH-760, ES-510, PPC-153 products won "Taiwan Excellence Award".
● Set up AASC and invested in ABB, Grantech and other companies. ● Accomplished the "1991 Technology Development Program for the Industrial Sector" by Department of Industrial Technology, Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. ● Approved to execute "Innovative Research Center Operation Plan Embedded System Research Center" by Department of Industrial Technology, Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. ● Won One & Only Gold-Level Partner in Microsoft's Windows Embedded Partner ODM Category, allowing direct sell of Microsoft ODM embedded software and Advantech hardware integrated products. ● EH-7102G/GH product won "Taiwan Excellence Award". ● WebLink2059-BAR/CE/SDA/SKT product won "Taiwan Excellence Award".
● Set up AEU (Advantech Europe B.V.). ● Accomplished the "1992 year Technology Development Program for the Industrial Sector" by Department of Industrial Technology, Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. ● ADAM-6000 Series Intelligent Network Data Acquisition Control Module won "Taiwan Excellence Award". ● Opened China's Kunshan Manufacturing Center.
● Indirectly invested in ATH (Advantech Corporation (Thailand) Co., Ltd.) and ADMC. ● Received Readers' Choice Award for the best Industrial Computer from Control Design Magazine, USA. ● FPM-3170 17" Flat Panel Monitor received First Prize of 2004 Editor's Choice Award under Human Machine Interface category from Control Engineering Magazine. ● Selected Taiwan Top Ten Global Brands by the famous brand valuation company Interbrand.
● Reached strategic alliance with Asus and found Advansus Co., Ltd. ● TPC-60S, UNO-3062, AWS-8100G won "Taiwan Excellence Award". ● Received Readers' Choice Award for the third best Industrial Computer from Control's Buyer's Guide, USA. ● TREK-755 Sunlight Readable Model nominated for Gold Award by Embedded Control Europe (ECE) magazine readers. ● Received Outstanding Innovation Award at the 13th annual Award for Industrial Technology Advancement by Department of Industrial Technology, Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs.
● Received Readers' Choice Award for Single Board Computer from Control Design Magazine, USA. ● Received the 2nd "Corporate Social Responsibility Award" from Global Views Magazine, Taiwan. ● Received Microsoft "The Most Growth Award". ● Received Intel "Intel Associate Partner of the Year" & "Multi-Core Solution Contest Award".
● Received the 3rd "Corporate Social Responsibility Award, Top Honor" by Global Views Magazine. ● Received the 1st "Corporate Social Responsibility Award" by CommonWealth Magazine. ● ARK-3381 receives Best Choice Award from Computex Taipei in Taipei International Computer Exhibition. ● UibQ-230/ARK-4170/ADAM-5550KW won 15th Taiwan Excellence Award by Department of Industrial Technology, MOEA.
● Received the 2nd "Corporate Social Responsibility Award, Fourth Best Elite Enterprise" by CommonWealth Magazine. ● UbiQ350/VITA350/UNO-2182/TPC-30T/TPC-32T/IPPC-7157A/ IPPC-7158B won the 16th Taiwan Excellence Award. ● Set up Advantech Shanghai Co., Ltd. ● Set up Advantech Xi'an Co., Ltd. ● Purchased Advantech Sunny Building as the office building in Neihu District of Taipei ● Honored as Taiwan Top Ten Global Brands by Interbrand.
● Received honors of "Giant Corporation for Ten Years" and "Leading Enterprise for Ten Years" by Gongkong.com ● IPPC- 8151S/APAX- 5000 all series/ UNO- 1100 series/ UTC-W101E/ NCP-7560/ MIC-5322 won the 18th "Taiwan Excellence Award" by Department of Industrial Technology, MOEA. ● Advantech and branch office in America together acquire 60% shareholding from Advantech Brazil S/A (ABR). ● Set up Advantech Intelligent Services.
● Ranked the 12th for Taiwan Global Brands Award from Interbrand. ● Acquired 100% shareholding of DLoG GmbH under Augusta Technologie AG. ● Acquired 100% shareholding of Innocore Gaming Ltd. in England.
● Acquired 100% shareholding of ACA Digital Corporation. ● ARK-VH200/ FWA-6500/ NCP-5260/ PC/104 / PCM 9562/PIT-1501W/ SOM-5788/low power wide temperature industrial touch panel PC/ TREK-550 won the 19th Taiwan Excellence Award by Department of Industrial Technology, MOEA. ● Received the award for Taiwan Top 10 Global Brands from Interbrand.
● Advantech wins the 2012 Taiwan Top 20 Global Brand Award from the Bureau of Foreign Trade. ● Advantech receives "Corporate Social Responsibility Award, Top Honor" from CommonWealth Magazine, Taiwan, ROC. ● Advantech's Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) products, SPC and TPC series has won an iF product design award 2013.
● Advantech organizes global "Cycling with Advantech @ 30" event to celebrate its 30th Anniversary. ● Advantech establishes Advantech Plus Technology Center (A+TC), Kunshan, China. ● Advantech receives "Taiwan Top 12 Global Brands" award from the Bureau of Foreign Trade. ● Advantech acquired professional POS maker AdvanPOS. ● Advantech acquired professional controller manufacturer LNC.
● Grand Opening of Advantech Linkou IoT Campus. ● Advantech receives Taiwan Top 10 Global Brands award from the Bureau of Foreign Trade. ● Advantech receives the 10th CSR Best Workplace Excellent Award by Global Views Monthly.
● Taiwan Top 7 Global Brands Award. ● MICA-071 Wins Taiwan Excellence Gold Award. ● MIT-M101 Wins Taiwan Excellence Silver Award.
● Taiwan Top 6 Global Brands Award. ● PWS-870 Won 2016 iF Design Award. ● TREK-773 Won Taiwan Excellence Silver Award.
● Advantech named Asia no.36 and Taiwan no.5 in Nikkei’s Asia 300 list.