Taiwan-based KAOYI Electronic Company has been a distinguished supplier in the field of custom-built illumination products for special specifications and purposes since 1992. Its four branches on the mainland, located in Guangdong, Xiamen, Zhangzhou and Yunxiao Industrial Park, cover a total workshop area of 150,000 square metres. As an original design manufacturer for more than 600 lighting companies from Europe, the United States, Australia, and more than 800 lighting factories on the mainland, KAOYI stands out with its innovative and specialised lighting solutions. KAOYI rolls out more than 10 million lighting units per year for sale in western Europe and North America. Rigorous testing and certification requirements in both regions ensure that KAOYI's products consistently uphold high quality standards lasting five or 10 years, compared to other brands which normally last one to two years. "We only use the best materials available. That is why we have high quality and long-lasting products. We design our products based on 20 years' lifespan," says president and CEO Vincent Chao. KAOYI invests 8 per cent of its annual revenues on research and development (R&D), which is key to its continuing growth. KAOYI maintains three R&D centres on the mainland and one in Taiwan. Providing a green alternative through energy efficient lighting products, KAOYI benefits residential and commercial establishments and helps customers reduce their carbon emissions. KAOYI is enthusiastic about forming partnerships with companies on the mainland that can show the advantages of using high-end and sustainable lighting products. "We started entering the mainland at the beginning of this year and we are still looking for qualified local agents," Chao says. This plan completes the company's established partnerships in Fujian, Shanghai, Zhejiang and Dongbei. KAOYI also intends to expand its network in Western Europe and North America. "We want to integrate, collaborate and form a strategic alliance with well-known companies in Europe and Asia," Chao says. "We already have four strategic alliances and adding to that number will be our focus in the future."