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2013 .SMV signed a Cooperation Agreement with Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd. in China for the model SJ.

.The“Design Methodology and Advantages of Centrifugal Type Decompression Devise of Engine” published by Sanyang won the Taiwanese Special Award of the 19th Small Engine Technology Conference (SETC 2013).

.Sanyang signed a Technology Cooperation Agreement with Hyundai for the model SANTA FE.

.VMEP celebrated her 20th Anniversary.

.SYM GT EVO 125 was rated the most fuel-efficient 125cc model in the 2012 “Fuel Economic Guide” published by the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C.

.Hyundai won the 2012 Taiwan Yahoo Cars of the Year award in four categories.

.SYM launched two brand new big scooters, MAXSYM 400i and GTS 300i.
2012 .SYM’s T2 (with a Brazilian name ‘Next’) was honored with the DUASRODAS 2013 Award.

.Sanyang continued to participate in social welfare activities and provided 10 RV 250 to fulfill 10 Grand Riders’ dreams of riding around Taiwan.

.SYM’s T2 was awarded the 2012 Taiwan Excellence Award.

.Collaborated with the Hsinchu Municipal Government, Sanyang held the 2012 Environmental Friendly Low-Carbon Summer Camp in Hsinchu County.

.VMEP was honored by the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Dong Nai Province with the Grand Award for the Achievements of Excellence Performance in Movement in the category of Good Building Labor Relations in the Enterprises.

.Sanyang launched the domestically manufactured Hyundai All New Elantra.

.SYM launched MAXSYM 400i ABS, a model for the overseas markets.

.VMEP was honored by the People’s Committee of Dong Nai Province with the Certificate of Merit for the Achievements of Excellence Performance in the Red Cross of Dong Nai Province.

.SYM was the best selling scooter brand in Greece for 2011.

.SYM launched a new version of 125cc Jet Power EVO, equipped with the Swirl Tumble Control System.

.SYM launched E-WOO, a light electric scooter.
2011 .SYM T2 won the 20th Taiwan Excellence Awards.

.Hyundai cars were crowned the fastest growing domestic passenger cars and the best sale domestic SUV for 2011.

.Sanyang performed the best in the Voluntarily CO2 Reduction for Passenger Cars and was rewarded by the Environment Protection Administration of the Executive Yuan, Taiwan.

.SYM Dealers were certificated the Good Service Practice (GSP) by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan

.SYM won the title of 2011 Best Brand in Germany for the scooter category.

.The SYM vehicle won the championship in the Korea Mini Moto Race Championship (KMRC).

.SYM Citycom was elected the best Maxi Scooter by the Brazilian press, including Quatro Rodas Moto.

.SYM T1 participated the China Superbike Championship(CSBK) for the first time and was crowned the race champion.

.Sanyang had its first Global Dealers’ Convention and announced three brand new models, MAXSYM 400i, T2 and iRX115.

.Sanyang GT125evo and e-st@r, one of Sanyang’s electric scooters, were certified as green vehicles by the Environment Protection Administration of the Executive Yuan, Taiwan.

.The Groundbreaking Ceremony of Sanyang Nei-Hu Headquarter Park was held.

.Xiashing Motorcycle Co., Ltd. was certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and the China Compulsory Certification.

.Hyundai ix35 was recognized as one of the safest SUV by the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety of the U.S. ( IIHS).

.SYM started its Mobile Site.
2010 .New Fighter 150, a proud invention of 150cc scooter with STCS (Swirl Tumble Control System), was launched.

.New Fighter 150 was the winner of the 18th Taiwan Excellence Award, while GTS 300i EVO was presented the 18th Taiwan Excellence Gold Award.

.VMEP R&D Centers in Vietnam was inaugurated.

.Sanyang was honored with the 6th National HRD InnoPrize.

.SMV T1000 and SYM V5/V9/V11 were launched in Vietnam.

.Hyundai ix35 was chosen as the Car of the Year and the Best Domestic SUV in Taiwan for 2010.
2009 .Sanyang announced the application of Swirl Tumble Control

System (S.T.C.S.) and cooperated with Uniteks Gida Tekstil

Motorlu Araclar San. Ve Tic. A.S. in Turkey to manufacture

motorcycles; another Ministry of National Defense bid to

manufacture 3598 units of military tactical trucks was won;

ISO14064 was certified; VMEPH issued Taiwan Depository

Receipts (TDR) in Taiwan; electric bicycles were launched.
2008

.Sanyang Global (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. started operations;


Sanyang King Long Buses were launched and the first batch

of 20 units were delivered; SMV started operations and

launched the mini-truck, SYM T880


2007 .The ground-breaking ceremony of SMV was held; Sanyang

entered into a technology cooperation with Mahindra&

Mahindra Limited (MTWL) in India; VMEPH was listed on the

Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
2006 .Sanyang announced her brand new logo, the Moving Arrow.


2005

.Sanyang won the Ministry of National Defense bid to
manufacture 4988 units of military tactical trucks; Sanyang

Motor Vietnam Company Limited (SMV), the 13th automaker in


Vietnam was established; Sanyang Italia S.R.L. in Italy started

operations; PT.Sanyang Industri Indonesia was formally

granted license to commence production.
2004 .Sanyang acquired 25% stake in King Long United Automotive

Industry Co., Ltd.; the Product Life Cycle Management System

(PLM) was applied.
2003 .The Engineering Division was certified to QS 9000;

VMEP was certified to ISO 9001.
2002 .Sanyang severed ties with Honda, Japan and engaged in

a technology cooperation with Hyundai Motors, Korea;

Aerospace Ceramic Cylinders and Electronic Fuel Injection

System were able to be applied to all lines of products.
2001 .The engine plant of VMEP started operations.


2000 .Sanyang acquired VMEP, Xiashing and Qingzhou.


1999 .The Engineering Division was inaugurated; administration

and other functional offices in Neihu were relocated to the

Hsinchu Plant and Sanyang resettled in Hsinchu completely.


1998 .Sanyang was certified to ISO 9000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS

18001, the three-in-one integrated management system.
1996 .Sanyang was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
1995 .Sanyang entered into technology alliances with Xiashing

Motorcycle Co., Ltd. and Qingzhou Engineering Industry Co.,

Ltd.,in China; ISO 9001 and ISO 9002 were certified.


1992 .Sanyang entered into a technology alliance with VMEP in Vietnam.
1990 .Sanyang Safety Driving Center was opened to the public;
 Sanyang Educational and Training Center was inaugurated;

Taiwan’s first automatic auto body welder G/W M/C was 

utilized in the production lines.
1989 .Hsinchu Automobile Plant was inaugurated; automobile

production lines in Neihu were relocated to the Hsinchu Plant.
1982 .Sanyang started to export motorcycles to the Dominican Republic.
1980 .Dr. Shi H. Huang succeed Mr. Chi-Chun Huang as Chairman

of the Board; motorcycle production lines in Neihu were

relocated to the Hsinchu Plant.
1978 .Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of Hsinchu Plant was held.
1977 .The first 1200cc automobile, Honda Civic, was launched and Nanyang Industries Co., Ltd. became the exclusive distributor

of Sanyang automobiles.
1976 .Sanyang independently developed and applied Steadite AlloyCylinders to her products with a 50,000km warranty; Steadite
Alloy Cylinders were exported to Honda, Japan.
1969 .Sanyang’s automobile plant was inaugurated to manufacture
automobiles.
1967 .Sanyang signed a technology agreement with Honda, Japan on automobile production.
1962 .Sanyang collaborated with Honda, Japan to manufacture motorcycles.
1961 .Sanyang Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd. was reorganized as
Sanyang Industry Co., Ltd.
1959 .Sanyang Electric Machinery Plant was reorganized as Sanyang Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd.
1954 .Sanyang Electric Machinery Plant was founded in Neihu District, Taipei to manufacture dynamoelectric light sets for bicycles.