CTBC Holding says goodbye to Xinyi headquarters
By Adam Tyrsett Kuo , The China Post
May 17, 2014, 12:09 am TWN
CTBC Holding (中信金控) yesterday bid farewell to its headquarters in Xinyi District after 18 years and is slated to begin operations at its new headquarters in Nangang District on Monday.
CTBC Holding said that it witnessed the rise of Xinyi District with the residents of Taipei, and that it decided to relocate its headquarters to fulfill expansion needs.
An event was held at the bank's Xinyi headquarters to mark a proper farewell. The event was attended by CTBC Holding Chairman Yen Wen-long (顏文隆) and other high-level executives who thanked their clients for their support over the past 18 years.
Yen said that the roots of CTBC Holding can be traced back to 1966, and that what started out as a small company of 19 has now grown into a large entity with nine subsidiaries and 13,000 employees.
The chairman said that for most people within the company, the headquarters in Xinyi has been a second home from which many outstanding achievements have been made.
Yen said that he was both reluctant to bid farewell to the headquarters in Xinyi and at the same time very much looking forward to moving into Nangang.
To mark the occasion, CTBC Holding commissioned and showed a film with the theme "Thank You" at the event. The company previously arranged a series of activities that lasted one week to mark the upcoming relocation, attracting as many as 4,000 visits to all events in total.
CTBC Holding will begin operating in its new financial park on Monday, May 19. The park, which covers 9,284 ping, is located on No. 168, Jingmao 2nd Rd. in Nangang District. Its gross floor area, 80,000 ping, is four times that of the old headquarters in Xinyi District. The financial park also features a stretch of greenery measuring 6,800 ping.
"Family" is the main concept behind the financial park's design, echoing CTBC Holding's motto "We are family." The three buildings in the park were designed to signify a mother, a father and a child supporting each other.