Since its founding in 1972, Hwang Yu Inc. has been the largest supplier of high-quality aftermarket (AM) automotive steering and suspension components in Taiwan, as well as a leading player worldwide, offering several major products: ball joints, tie rod ends, rack ends, control arms etc.
The TS16949-certified company invests an average of US$1.5 million in product development annually. The maker supplies about 4,700 items, including 135 new items developed in 2010, and an additional 140 to 150 new items will be available in 2011. Already a significant supplier of parts for Japanese and American cars, the company is eyeing high-end European cars. In 2010, Fong says that 35 items have been developed for European cars Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Opel, and the number will increase to over 50 in 2011.
Hwang Yu distributes most of its steering parts globally under its own "Three Five" and "Three Star" labels, with the rest supplied as OEM parts to many global brands.
Hwang Yu kicked off a vital product-diversification project in 2009 by venturing into AM automotive brake calipers. For an investment exceeding US$4 million, Hwang Yu set up a brand-new facility near its factory in central Taiwan's Taichung City, incorporating fully automated OE caliper makers as well as various testing, measuring, and inspection equipment and self-developed, dedicated jigs to produce high quality brake calipers. The products have undergone life test of high temperature of 100 degrees and low temperature -40 degrees, as well as high pressure 250. gf/cm2 destruction test.
Hwang Yu also cooperated with Taiwan's Automotive Research & Testing Center to develop dedicated dust cover for Calipers, as well as test for dust cover. The firm's products pass numerous actual road tests on braking force, and reaction speed, accuracy, etc. to ensure the best quality. (QL)
Hwang Yu Automobile Parts Co., Ltd.
No. 2, Alley 15, Lane 1, Chungking N. Rd., Sec. 4, Taipei, Taiwan 111
Tel: 886-2-2812-9311, 2812-7777
(by Quincy Liang)