Cement is the fundamental material that facilitates economic growth and urban development. It is also Far Eastern Group's first venture into business diversification. Asia Cement Corp., established in 1957, now is far ahead of its peers in terms of operating performance, product quality and profitability. The Company owns two cement plants in Hsinchu and Hualien of Taiwan as well as several pre-mix concrete plants throughout the island. In China, Asia Cement has invested in several cement plants, including Jiangxi Yadong Cement, Sichuan Yadong Cement, Hubei Yadong Cement, Huanggang Yadong Cement, Wuhan Yadong Cement, Nanchang Yadong Cement and Yangzhou Yadong Cement. The Company also owns cement product factories in Shanghai, Nanchang, Wuhan and Chengdu. Along the Yanzi River that runs through several western, central and eastern Chinese provinces, the Group has created a vertically integrated cement production and marketing network integrating Taiwan and China markets.
Asia Cement not only utilizes state-of-the-art precalcining suspension preheater kilns but also generates power to lower costs through its waste energy recycle system. With its efforts on leveraging electric dust collection equipments and promoting green environments, it was awarded Taiwan's first ISO-14001 Environmental Management System Certification and has won the accolade of "Enterprises Environmental Protection Award" for three consecutive years, setting a remarkable example for the cement industry of focusing on both environment protection and operational efficiency.
With "full production and full sale" policy, Asia Cement's "Skyscraper" brand is well acclaimed for quality at home and abroad. It continues to lead the industry with sales network covering China, Taiwan, Europe, the US and Asia and annual capacity already exceeds 15 million tons. In future, Asia Cement will continue to enlarge its capacity on both sides of the Taiwan Straits and rank among top two operators in Taiwan, the midstream area along the Yanzi River, and Sichuan markets. Asia Cement aims to achieve 37 million tons of annual capacity and become the world-class cement empire.