As it enters its 40th year manufacturing specialty chemicals for Taiwan’s water purification needs, family-owned Taiwan K.K. Corp (TKK) continues to hold its own amid the island economy’s growing industries.
Today, TKK is a leading diversified enterprise, having honed its manufacturing expertise to include firefighting suits, centrifugal oil filters, food supplements and packaging plastics for some of the world’s largest companies.
“We are well recognised in different market segments for our honesty, service and solution-driven mindset,” says Anderson Tsai, president.
TKK’s roster of customers includes multinational personal care brands Unilever, Nivea and Johnson & Johnson – all of which have chosen the multi-patented, high-quality plastic lotion dispensing pumps of subsidiary Taixing K.K. Plastic Company (TKPC).
In addition to being Johnson & Johnson’s major lotion pump dispenser supplier, TKPC is also the No 1 supplier of this product in Asia and is the region’s only manufacturer of roll-on balls.
TKK’s reputation for innovation, customised service and high quality is evident in its other business divisions. TKK is the only Taiwanese company that offers cleansing, disinfection and maintenance services for fire suits in line with its expertise in developing fire-resistant fabrics.
COSJAR, TKK’s world-renowned packaging department, also specialises in acrylic beauty packaging – offering a wide range of shapes and finishes such as metallised lotion bottles and cream jars with shiny rims.
The company also offers advanced water treatment technologies, such as the remote-controlled monitoring of water metres via cellular phone, and has patented a highly effective and widely acclaimed centrifugal oil filter.
With 70 per cent of its business coming from other Asian countries, TKK welcomes Southeast Asian distributors for its water treatment chemicals and channel partners that can help launch its new line of dietary supplements – marketed under the brand FlexPower – in mainland China.
“My father always told me that if you want to succeed, you have to work with successful people,” Tsai says. “We don’t choose our partners – our partners Anderson Tsai, president choose us.”