Taiwan R&D hub marks 3M's first green center in Asia-Pacific
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- 3M earlier this week opened its Taiwan R&D Center in Yangmei, Taoyuan County, the first green R&D center constructed by 3M in the Asia-Pacific region.
January 24, 2013, 11:49 am TWN
With the opening of the R&D center 3M has expanded its research and development capability in Taiwan to add to products' quality and value.
The opening ceremony was presided over by various 3M officials, including Hak Cheol Shin, global operating deputy CEO, who gave his approval of 3M Taiwan's competency and innovation.
3M Taiwan Chairman Paul Kim said in his remarks his company leads other 3M subsidiaries in many areas.
“Of the 69 3M subsidiaries worldwide, 3M Taiwan has ranked No. 1 in the group's new product vitality index for three years in a row,” Kim said. “The Taiwan team's capability and innovative spirit have won recognition throughout the world, and our desire to do better has prompted us to build the new R&D center.”
Several important government officials also came to the opening ceremony, including Duh Tyzz-jiun, vice minister of economic affairs, and Wu Chih-yang, Taoyuan County magistrate.
The facility is green and eco-friendly, a feature that won the approval of Magistrate Wu.