Our founder, Mr. Yoshimi set up TM Hong Kong as a private trading
company in Hong Kong engaged in the trading of raw materials
such as adhesive tapes and plastic sheets from Hong Kong to
The Group identified
the trend of the large Japanese corporations shifting their
production facilities to the PRC for cost reasons. The Group
started to supply to these corporations cost efficient precision
accessories sourced from the Hong Kong and PRC manufacturers.
The Group established TM Shanghai
in Jiading Shanghai and started to manufacture precision accessories
for the customers used primarily for the production of office
The Group acquired a small factory in Dongguan
and started to produce metal and plastic frames products used
by gamebox entertainment equipment and GPS navigators.
TM Shanghai diversified its
product range to other electrical appliances including microwave
ovens and washing machine. The Group set up CD Shanghai in Jiading
Shanghai and planned to produce LCD backlight units for colour
CD Shanghai commenced operation after setting up its first clean
room with a GFA of approximately 500 sqm.
The second clean room of CD
Shanghai became fully operational for the production of LCD
The Group established CD Suzhou to replace the
small factory in Dongguan for the manufacturing businesses of
metal and plastic frames and began to produce precision metal
and plastic components for notebook monitors.
The China Fund, Inc. became
a shareholder of the Group.
The Group established TM Pudong to serve as a
material cutting facility primarily for our backlight units
CD Shanghai was further expanded and setup a new factory to
cope with the increasing demand for the backlight units for
colour mobile phones. New clean room facilities with a GFA measuring
about 2,400 sqm was set up and became fully operational immediately.
TM Hong Kong commenced the trading of flexible
printed circuits for their customers.
The Group set up a clean
room in Hong Kong and started to produce the precision accessories
for the LCD TVs.
CD Shanghai started to produce LCD backlight
units for the gamebox entertainment equipment.
CD Suzhou was further expanded to
cope with the increasing businesses of the precision metal and
plastic frame products.
26 Jan 2005
Shares of the Company was listed on the main
board of the Singapore Exchange.
The Group established TM Dongguan with planned clean room facilities
with a GFA measuring about 2,100 sqm for the manufacturing of
the LCD backlight units for colour mobile phones and other consumer
IT and entertainment equipment.
The Group acquired a controlling stake in Japan Tomoike to capitalize on its technical know-how and market intelligence through its extensive business network in Japan.