1950's upon finishing basic education, Mr. Man-Chung Chai apprenticed in tool-making. He developed his career in tool-making and became a tool room manager as a young adult. He soon started his own business in plastic-injection tooling production.
Mr. Man-Chung Chai and Mrs. Shu-Hua Chai-Lee established Fook Tin Plastic Factory, which manufactured plastic toys, and decorative plants, fruits and flowers.
Fook Tin was one of the first manufacturers in Hong Kong to develop battery-operated lanterns. Some of these items are still being sold worldwide today.
70's to 80's, Fook Tin continued its development of mechanical and battery-operated consumer items such as battery-operated shavers, vacuum cleaners, tire inflators, mechanical kitchen scales, and battery operated or rechargeable lanterns.
Mr. Man-Chung Chai originated designed and developed Fook Tin's first mechanical kitchen scale. It put Fook Tin in leading position in consumer scale business market and the industry.
Fook Tin was incorporated in Hong Kong as a limited liability company, Fook Tin Plastic Factory Limited.
Fook Tin put its manufacturing operations gradually from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, China.
Mr. Sunny Chai joined Fook Tin and assisted in applying modern management systems such as computerized integrated manufacturing system and quality system etc to the company. He also consolidated the product ranges to define market position of core product lines.
Fook Tin established its manufacturing facilities in Shenzhen, China with 150 workers in the beginning.
Began the in-house operation of assembling electronic PCBA.
Upon the clear market positioning of core product lines, mechanical kitchen scales was well accepted by the market due to the product quality and the right target strategy.
Fook Tin was the only manufacturer of its kind in Hong Kong passing the French standard of mechanical scales imported into France.
Started the research and development of electronic scales.
1991 - 2000
Mr. Fredy Chai joined Fook Tin and assisted in improving Fook Tin's operation, engineering and quality systems. These improvements eventually led Fook Tin receiving awards and recognitions in the industry.
Started the production of electronic kitchen scales.
Started the production of load cells.
Established of Cha's Electronic Industries (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. with a production facility of over 300,000 sq.ft.
Started the production of electronic bathroom scales.
First launched the automatic-on electronic bathroom scales in the world.
Mr. Fredy Chai designed the first quarto-sensor for electronics glass bathroom scales.
First launched the electronic bathroom scale with EL backlight in the world.
Certified ISO 9001 by SGS in the Quality Management System.
The FS-036 Glass Kitchen Scale and FS-032 Glass Bathroom Scale awarded Certificate of Merit in Consumer Product Design by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.
FS-060 Body Fat Scale awarded Certificate of Merit in Consumer Product Design by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.
Acquisition of Scaime S.A.S., one of the world's market leaders in magnitude sensor production based in Annemasse, France.
2001 - 2010
Dr. John Chai joined Fook Tin and assisted in improving Fook Tin's Financial, Legal and Research Management.
Fook Tin Group Holdings Ltd. was established as the holding company.
Fook Tin Plastic Factory Ltd. was renamed as Fook Tin Technologies Ltd. to ensure its business nature.
Certified ISO 14001 by SGS in the Environmental Management System.
Acquisition of Terraillon S.A.S., of the word's market leaders in consumer scales in Paris, France. Terraillon (U.K.) Ltd. a subsidiary of Terraillon S.A.S. was also acquired in the process.
Awarded the HKSTP Technological Achievement Award of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP).
Started the expansion of construction of the second phase.
Awarded the Productivity Grand Award of Hong Kong Awards for Industry.
Awarded the Environmental Performance Grand Award of Hong Kong Awards for Industry.
Awarded Certificate of Merit in Quality by Hong Kong Awards for Industry.
Qualified in OHSAS 18001 by SGS in the Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
Mr. Sunny Chai, Managing Director, was awarded 2004 Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong.
Awarded Certificate of Merit of Export Marketing of Hong Kong Awards for Industry.
Awarded the Grand Award of Hong Kong Smoke Free Workplace Leading Company Awards by the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH).
Awarded Gold Award of Hong Kong Eco-Products Award by Business Environment Council.
Awarded Certificate of Merit in Consumer Product Design of Hong Kong Awards for Industry.
Awarded 2005-2006 Caring Company Recognition.
The world's 1st certified in IECQ QC 080000 HSPM (Hazardous Substances Process Management) System complied with Green Process Supplier and Manufacturing Systems as well as the European Directive 2002/95/EC RoHS requirements and 2002/96/ED WEEE requirements.
To pursuit of excellence in various areas, in July 2006, Fook Tin successfully acquired ARPEGE MASTER K S.A.S in Lyon, France. The company is specialized in the design, manufacturing and distribution of industrial weighing products and it is one of the leading brands of weighbridges.
Mr. Sunny Chai was awarded 2006 Capital: Leaders of Excellence Awards.