Cement is the foundation of economic development and urbanization. It was also the first step the Far Eastern Group took as a diversified conglomerate. Asia Cement, founded in 1957, outperforms its peers in the industry in terms of operation results, product quality and profitability. It owns two cement plants – Hsinchu and Hualien – in Taiwan as well as numerous ready-mixed concrete plants strategically located throughout the island. In Mainland China, Asia Cement has invested in the following facilities: Jiangxi Yadong, Sichuan Yadong, Hubei Yadong, Huanggang Yadong, Wuhan Yaxin, Wuhan Yadong, Nanchang Yadong, Yangzhou Yadong, Sichuan Lanfeng plus clinker cement product plants in Shanghai, Nanchang, Wuhan and Chengdu, spanning provinces in central, eastern and western China along the Yangtze River. These facilities make up a production and sales network that vertically integrates upstream and downstream operations in Taiwan and China. In 2008, Asia Cement (China) had a successful IPO in Hong Kong.
Asia Cement places cutting-edge precalcining suspension preheater kilns in service and utilizes waste heat to generate power. In this way, the company uses energy more efficiently and reduces production costs. The firm also actively deploys electric dust collectors and invests in green coverage and environmental improvements. As a result, the company earned its first ISO-14001 Environmental Management System Certification and has won the Enterprise Environmental Protection Award for three consecutive years, making it an excellent example of how best to balance environmental protection and efficiency in the cement industry.
With its “full production and full sale” policy, Asia Cement's “Skyscraper” brand is distinguished worldwide for the quality it represents. It continues to lead the industry with a sales network covering China, Taiwan, Europe, the US and Asia. Combined annual capacity on both sides of the Taiwan Straits is already more than 40 million tons. In the future, Asia Cement will continue to expand capacity and aims to become leader in the market. Asia Cement has a target of 50 million tons annual capacity and is looking to become one of the top 10 players in the cement industry in the China-Taiwan market.
Yuan Long Stainless Steel Corporation was established in 2005. Besides the BA glossy stainless steel rolls, which are its major product, it also supplies various stainless steel rolls. Stainless steel is widely used in kitchen utensils, furniture, electrical appliances, transportation vehicles and building materials. Yuan Long Stainless Steel Corporation has a solid sales team; its products are sold in over 40 countries globally.