Awarded Supplier Qualification Program Achievement Award and Global Security Verification by Intertek
Achieved IATF 16949 Certification
IATF 16949:2016 replaces ISO/TS 16949. The new certification from the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) provides an interdisciplinary approach that is more focused on risk management, customer satisfaction, leadership and process.
Designed and Built New Consolidated Taiwan R&D Center (300 Person Capacity)
Established subsiduary in Indonesia
PT. K.S. Terminals Technology (Indonesia)
Established subsiduary in Vietnam
K.S. Terminals (Vietnam)
Achieved ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory certification in Suzhou, China
Invested in Honley Autoparts Co., Ltd.
An International, specialized, large-scale parts manufacturing services company including hot stamping technology, hydroforming pipe fittings, tailored welding technolgoy
Established Thai Subsiduary, K.S. Terminals (Thailand) Co. Ltd
Achieved IECQ QC 080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management certification
The IECQ QC 080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management (HSPM) system is based on the international quality management system ISO 9001. It covers the key requirements of the various environmental protection directives such as the Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
Established Cable Tie Factory in Changbin Industrial Park, Taiwan
SO/IEC 17025General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is the main ISO standard used by testing and calibration laboratories. In most countries, ISO/IEC 17025 is the standard for which most labs must hold accreditation in order to be deemed technically competent.
2006 – December
Achieved ISO TS 16949 certification and began developing KST products for the automotive industry
IATF 16949:2016 is a technical specification aimed at the development of a quality management system which provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the automotive industry supply chain and assembly process.
2005 – July
Established Taipei Office to develop IT/IA/IO Connectors
2004 – December
Achieved ISO 14001 certification
ISO 14000 is a family of standards related to environmental management that exists to help organizations (a) minimize how their operations (processes, etc.) negatively affect the environment (i.e. cause adverse changes to air, water, or land); (b) comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements; and (c) continually improve in the above.
Underwent digital transformation by integrating financial, warehouse and inventory information through centralized ERP, PLM and EIP information management systems.
2003 – November
Achieved QC 9000 certification for Quality Assurance in production, servicing, and installation
Established Suzhou China factory
Recieved license for UL authorized independent testing laboratory
Recieved DAP license in 2003, with WTDP starting the same year. CTDP qualification was first obtained in 2004.
2002 – February 19th
K.S. Terminals Inc. was officially listed on the Taiwan Stock Market (3003)
Prodouction processes are in full compliance with government environmental regulations and emission standards.
Established ISO 9001 Electroplating Factory in the National Industrial Zone.
Production processes are in full compliance with government environmental regulations and emission standards.
2001 – January
Achieved JIS Standard certification from the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and industry
Developed and implemented over 300 automated terminal assembly machines
Launched pre-insulated continual terminals and crimping tool product lines
Introduced and implemented Total Quality Control (TQC) System
Total Quality Control (TQC), System for optimizing production based on ideas developed by Japanese industries from the 1950s on. … The concept of kaizen, the notion that improvement must involve all members of a company, is central to TQC.