Date: March 10, 2016
A Tainan City firm is leading the way in transforming the textile sector in
Taiwan through industry 4.0 innovation while cementing the country’s top-tier position in the global functional fabric supply chain.
Everest Textile Co. Ltd., a long-term supplier to international sportswear giants like Adidas, Nike and Under Armour, has championed intelligent automation since 2014. This undertaking reflects company President Roger Yeh’s firm belief in the value of business innovation.
“We are the first smart textile firm in Asia employing big data, cloud computing and smart networking technology to re-engineer operations,” Yeh said.
This NT$350 million-plus (US$10.59 million) root-and-branch upgrade should raise Everest’s production efficiency by 30 percent while eliminating 30 percent of manual labor processes by year-end. “We expect to fully recover our capital outlay in 18 months,” Yeh added. [FULL STORY]