Taiwan Excellence picks up 3 awards at ARCHIDEX 2022
ESG initiative launched by utilising innovative household fittings and eco-friendly building materials
Taiwan Excellence is a globally recognised mark of quality that has earned the trust of consumers and businesses around the world, and it led 10 Taiwanese brands to participate in ARCHIDEX 2022 held in Kuala Lumpur Convention and Exhibition Centre from 29 June to 2 July 2022. Three products from Taiwan Excellence were selected for the Archidex Star Award, proving once again the strength of Taiwanese innovation.
The three wining products are the e+AutOff from YZTEK Co., touch-free sensor flush kit from Jye Li An Technology, and the eco-friendly waterproof liquid additive from Hua Tsai Paints.
ARCHIDEX is Southeast Asia’s premier architecture business exhibition. After a two-year hiatus following the pandemic lockdown, Taiwan Excellence made a return to the show under the theme Modern Living Redefined to develop business opportunities with Malaysian counterparts.
Mr. Tim Liu, Chief Operating Officer of YZTEK Co., expressed his delight on learning that his company’s product has won the award considering that this was the first time the company had participated in an exhibition overseas. According to Liu, the company’s auto-off device for gas stoves is the first-of-its-kind and he hopes that it will be widely adopted globally to improve fire safety and reduce fire hazards. He added that he hopes for Taiwan Excellence to gain a stronger footing in the global market.
The Taiwan Excellence Pavilion for ARCHIDEX 2022 was located at Hall 1, and the booth was designed to highlight multiple perspectives to create a lively and interactive atmosphere which subtly but clearly showcased the Taiwan Excellence award-winning products. The focus this time was on kitchen and sanitaryware, as well as environmentally friendly building materials and equipment designed for modern living. Featured products include ventilation fans, non-contact activation devices, energy and environmentally friendly devices, safety devices and other value-added products.
According to Mr. James Chang, Representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia, Taiwan is a global leader in water hardware. The industry has been actively upgrading its capability through intelligent manufacturing to further increase efficiency and improve product lines. Many of the tasteful designs, coupled with high-quality and innovative features, make Taiwan’s products very popular in the EU and American markets.
In addition to the live display, Taiwan Excellence had also invited IDr Ooi Boon Seong, Deputy President of the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID), to a dialogue with Taiwan manufacturers to discuss and analyse design concepts and philosophy from a professional perspective as well as talk about the use of products in commercial applications.
Two online product launches were held, on 30 June and 1 July, and received over 280 registered participants including architects, designers, building material wholesalers, tools retailers, office equipment suppliers and other industry players.
ESG to Help Orang Asli
Taiwan Excellence also took the opportunity to highlight corporate Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiative and worked with Malaysia’s local environmental protection group EcoKnights to revamp a Orang Asli school in Bukit Tadom by applying HUA TSAI’s i-WaterProof liquid type additives, installing YZTEK’s e+AutOff kitchen safety device, JYE LI AN’s sensor flush kits; as well as JUSTIME’s three-stage hand shower. Taiwan Excellence hopes the upgrading of Bukit Tadom school in Selangor and its ecosystem can help improve the school environment to become more pleasant and comfortable for the students and teachers alike.
Mr. Johnson Chen, General Manager at Hua Tsai Paints, was pleased to see 15 gallons of his company’s Medusa i-WaterProof liquid type additives being used to improve rural schools. He added that an invention is only good when it is used for the betterment of humanity, and seeing them in use for the Orang Asli is heartening.
Liu, who came to Malaysia to participate in the exhibition expressed his aspiration to expand the ESG to improve the lives of Malaysians and hoped that the beneficiaries will enjoy the safety and convenience of their improved living spaces.