History

2022

Expanded production capacity of EV Charging assembly line.

2021

Expanded Automation Center into new facitlities

2020

2020

Awarded Supplier Qualification Program Achievement Award and Global Security Verification by Intertek

2018

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.

Achieved IATF 16949 Certification
IATF 16949: 2016 Certification

2018

Designed and Built New Consolidated Taiwan R&D Center (300 Person Capacity)

Research & Development Center
Research & Development Center (300 person capacity)

2016 June

Established subsiduary in Indonesia

PT. K.S. Terminals Technology (Indonesia)

2016 February

Established subsiduary in Vietnam

K.S. Terminals (Vietnam)

2014

Achieved ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory certification in Suzhou, China

Achieved ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory certification in Suzhou, China
ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory certification in Suzhou, China

2013 December

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

2013

Established Thai Subsiduary, K.S. Terminals (Thailand) Co. Ltd

KST Thailand Warehouse
KST Thailand Warehouse

2012

Launched EV Charging Solution product line

EV Charging Connectors
EV Charging Connectors, CCS1 & CCS2 plugs and inlets

2012

Established US Subsiduary

KST United States Branch Office
KST United States Branch Office

2010

2010 – January

Achieved IECQ QC 080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management certification

IECQ QC 080000
IECQ QC 080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management System 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).

2010

Established Cable Tie Factory in Changbin Industrial Park, Taiwan

2008 – September

Achieved ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory certification

ISO/IEC 17025
ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory certification

SO/IEC 17025 General 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

Achieved IATF 16949 Certification
IATF 16949: 2016 Certification

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 14001 certification
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.[1]

2004

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

QC 9000 certification
QC 9000 certification

2003

Established Suzhou China factory

Suzhou Factory
Suzhou Factory

2003

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.

K.S. Terminals Inc. (3003)
K.S. Terminals Inc. (3003)

2002

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

2000

2000 – July

Completed construction of KST new headquarters and factories

KST HQ in Changbin Industrial Park, Changhua, Taiwan
KST HQ in Changbin Industrial Park, Changhua, Taiwan

2000

Launched Battery Modular Connector (BMC) Product Line

KST Battery Modular Connector (BMC)
KST Battery Modular Connector (BMC)

1996 – January

Achieved ISO 9001 certification for Quality Assurance in production, servicing, and installation

ISO 9001 certification for Quality Assurance in production, servicing, and installation
ISO 9001 certification for Quality Assurance in production, servicing, and installation

 

1990

1981

Launched solderless copper insulated / non-insulated terminals product lines

Non-insulated Copper Tubular Lugs
Non-insulated Copper Tubular Lugs

1983

Developed and implemented over 300 automated terminal assembly machines

KST Terminal & Connnector Assembly Factory
KST Terminal & Connnector Assembly Factory

1984

Launched pre-insulated continual terminals and crimping tool product lines

1987-1993

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.

1980

1976

Started developing automated continuous manufacturing techniques for electrical terminals

Electrical Terminals
Electrical Terminals

May 13, 1973

Registered in 1973, Changhua, Taiwan

Originally K.S. Workshop Ltd.