Milestones

 

1969

Collins Co., Ltd. was founded to explore oversea markets, increase foreign exchange income of Taiwan, and foster skilled persons of international trading. With capital of NTD 1 million as a start-up, Collins was initially engaged to export of building material and its related products.

 

1970’s

Collins was named “Major Trading Company” by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) of ROC (Taiwan). We expanded our business field by exporting general merchandise produced by small and medium businesses of Taiwan. To focus on US market and to provide spontaneous and comprehensive services, Collins set up offices in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and Los Angeles. 

 

1980’s

Keeping the national leading position in term of export amount from Taiwan, Collins set up sourcing offices in Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok, and Jakarta to capture global product resources. In addition, Office in Düsseldorf, Germany, was established to explore the European market.

Collins started the domestic business by being involved in car loan financing industry and franchising G2000 apparel (Hong Kong).

 

1989

Collins’ shares have been listed in Taiwan Stock Exchange, becoming a public company with integrated trading businesses.

 

1990’s

Collins International Co., Ltd in US and Commend Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong were established to facilitate the trading business. Colltex Co., Ltd. in Dominican Republic was established to carry garment manufacturing and export. GLGK Giftware Co., Ltd. in China was set up to control the products made in China. Collins International (Private) Ltd. in Sri Lanka was set up for manufacturing of garment export. Collins also purchased majority of shares of Quality Craft Ltd., to be engaged in import and export business in US and Canada.

Holland apparel brand “Mexx” and European luxury brands, including Ermenegildo Zegna, Sonia Rykiel, Verri, Versace Classic V2, Mondi, etc, were included in Collins franchise business.     

ISO9002 standard was applied to Collins’ quality management systems.

 

2000’s

Colltex Garment MFY Co., Ltd. in Viet Nam was established for garment manufacturing and export.

Presto International Co., Ltd. was founded for oversea equity investment.

Collins started car leasing service.

Nike launched a strategic alignment with Collins to expand the brand’s active and casual product lines. 

Collins became the exclusive distributor of popular Japanese lifestyle brand “Francfranc”.

“U2” apparel was included in Collins franchise business, then merged under brand name of “G2000”. 

 

2010’s

Collins started in-house-design apparel business in Taiwan by launching the brands “FIC” and “FOMO” and merging the brand “U’db”.

Collins was involved in E-commerce business of China by setting up Cosmos Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong with other shareholders.

Collins has become the exclusive distributor of several brands under Hyungji Group from Korea, including Chatelaine, BON g-floor, and Wildroses.

Collins has had the controlling power of the listed company Hiclearance Inc. and been developing bio-tech business.

A major office in NanKang Software Park has been purchased for future operation.