In 1974, a company that has become one of the world's leading industrial giants was born in Taiwan. Hon Hai Technology Group, also known as Foxconn, of which Foxconn Czech Republic is a part, celebrates its 50th birthday in February!

The company was founded in 1974 by Taiwanese entrepreneur Terry Gou. At that time, it started as a small company specializing in the production of electronic components. Over time, however, it grew to gigantic proportions and became one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers.

Global expansion

Since its establishment, Hon Hai Technology Group has built an extensive network of manufacturing and research centers around the world, including China, India, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, the US and more. In 2000, the Czech Republic added to this list when a plant was opened first in Pardubice and a few years later in Kutná Hora. On a global level, the company has become a key partner for many technology leaders and has become an indispensable player in the electronics industry.

Today, the company has over 150 subsidiaries and branches in more than 20 countries worldwide, and has become one of the worlds largest private employers with offices on almost every continent. Thanks to its focus on research and development, it holds more than 54,000 patents, boasting numerous international awards and recognitions. It was ranked 20th on the Fortune Global 500 in 2022 and 25th on the Forbes magazine's 2019 list of the 100 Best Digital Companies in the World. In addition, it ranked No. 1 in Taiwan in Forbes magazine's World's Best Employers 2021. It is also the only Taiwanese private company to be awarded in the Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators for 6 consecutive years (2018 to 2023).

Innovation and Sustainability

The company is not limited only to the production of electronic components. Over the years, it has expanded its reach into various industries including information technology, telecommunications, consumer electronics, electro-mobility, robotics and more. This diversification has made it more resilient to market changes and enabled it to adapt to new trends.

Hon Hai Technology Group places great emphasis on innovation and sustainability. It invests in research and development to stay one step ahead of the competition. At the same time, it is committed to sustainable production and reducing the environmental impact of its operations.

Leaders' vision

Founder Terry Gou has led the company to deliver a global ecosystem in support of next-generation technology solutions in all aspects of daily life, including work, education, entertainment, social, security, healthcare, e-commerce, environment and transportation. Mr. Gou also actively contributes to philanthropic projects, particularly through the YongLin Foundation, which supports education and healthcare.

The current Chairman and CEO, Mr. Young Liu, is a prominent entrepreneur and innovator who joined Foxconn in 2007. Mr. Liu actively promotes technological innovation, nurtures industry talent, and advocates the company's digital transformation.

Present and future

Under the guidance of these two exemplary leaders, Hon Hai has committed itself to the advancement of research and development capabilities and to the investment in emerging industries and future technologies. With a rich history spanning 50 years and a demonstrated capacity for adaptation, Hon Hai is poised to remain a pivotal force in the evolution of the technology sector.

As Foxconn Czech Republic commemorates this milestone anniversary, we take immense pride in being a member of the Hon Hai family of companies. We are equally proud to highlight the contributions of our local employees, customers, and partners who have been integral to this worldwide tapestry for more than two decades. Here's to continuing this remarkable journey!

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