Celebrating 60 Years of SEYI - Appreciation Tea Party and Seminar
While the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world, it has not been able to slow the pace of climate change. As a global, corporate citizen, world-renowned servo and mechanical press manufacturer SEYI (4533TT) has the obligation and responsibility to contribute to the earth’s sustainability in addition to the organization’s wellbeing. In celebration of its 60th anniversary, SEYI held a 60th-anniversary Appreciation Tea Party and Seminar on November 3rd at Le Méridien Taipei. SEYI is moving into the ranks of smart manufacturing by combining cutting-edge technology and promoting three key initiatives that push towards a 100-year sustainable enterprise: “The FUTURE is NOW,” “SEYI 60: Working Together to Reach Great Heights,” and the ESG Vision Project.
At the event, Mr. Jong-chin Shen, the Vice Premier of the Executive Yuan; Mr. Ching-Chang Lien, Director General of the Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA; Mr. Simon Wang, the Secretary General of the TAITRA; Ms. Betsy Shieh, Deputy Commercial Chief, American Institute in Taiwan; and Mr. Axel Limberg, Executive Director, German Trade Office Taipei; Tsan-Wen Wei, Chairman, Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry; Wen-Hsien Hsu, Honorary Chairman of the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association; and representatives from central and local government agencies, academia, and research institutions attended the event.
Founded in 1962, SEYI has marketed its products worldwide under its brand name "SEYI." The company has thrived for over six decades through integrity in management, witnessing Taiwan's rapid industrialization and economic development. During this time, the product development and manufacturing have evolved from traditional mechanical and gantry presses to environmentally friendly servo presses.
In recent years, SEYI integrated IoT technology to develop smart stamping press solutions. "In anticipation of the future, we will continue to promote 'dual sustainability,' said Claire Kuo, Chairman and CEO of SEYI Machinery. She continued, "The first sustainability is that SEYI shall strive forward towards a 100-year enterprise and continue to integrate advanced IoT, big data, and digital technology into the ranks of smart manufacturing in the stamping press industry. The second sustainability is to continue to promote the ESG Vision Project, responding to 2050 net-zero carbon emissions and focusing on all aspects of ESG. We will instill the responsibility and spirit of sustainable development into practice in the company's daily operations and harness innovative metal forming technology to enrich the new look of modern life. Furthermore, we shall continuously care for the local community, remaining deeply rooted in Taiwan, while having global ambitions."
Servo Press Green Manufacturing Tool to Empower Green Transformation
The Appreciation Tea Party kicked off with the keynote theme, "Servo Press Development Trend." Climate change profoundly affects the global ecological environment, and automobile manufacturers are the first to bear the brunt. As a result, producing new energy vehicles (NEV) has become a top priority for all auto manufacturers. SEYI provides high-efficiency, energy-saving, and low-carbon green stamping press equipment, i.e., the servo press – a strong pillar of support for the automotive metal stamping press industry. The servo press production line consumes half the power of conventional presses, significantly reducing the carbon footprint during the production process. Furthermore, to address the challenge of forming composite materials used in various NEVs, SEYI's servo press products can control the movement and speed of the stroke with its powerful servo motor and control system. Doing so allows the press to match different processing purposes by setting the most suitable curve for productivity enhancement and quality improvement. The production mode of NEVs is also revolutionizing the traditional production process and is moving towards improved smart application and automation in the future. In response to this trend, SEYI has also developed a smart stamping solution integrated with IoT technology to help customers keep track of the machine and production status in real time.
Digital Transformation to Enhance the Momentum of Sales and Services
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic serves as a catalyst to propel a contactless economy. The Russia-Ukraine war further exacerbates the global supply chain crisis. As a result, the manufacturing industry has been compelled to collaborate and reorganize its business in a variety of agile approaches, among which is the digital transformation of smart manufacturing, a necessity in the post-pandemic era. SEYI actively faces the development of digital transformation, breaking the barriers of time and space, and providing marketing services through various digital technologies. One such service is the introduction of a "Virtual Showroom" to showcase the smart stamping production line through online platforms and product details through 3D modeling. By introducing Service 2.0, the company is leveraging digital tools to dispatch work and provide remote connectivity for timely maintenance and service, effectively improving operational efficiency and service quality.
Talent Cultivation for a Sustainable Future in the Industry
Taiwan has a well-developed manufacturing ecosystem, but the shortage of workers is becoming more and more dire due to a falling birth rate and brain drain. SEYI remains deeply rooted in Taiwan, and in light of labor shortages, the company is committed to talent cultivation. In addition to the decades of industry-academia research and teaching internships, SEYI actively targets the stamping press industry by organizing the "SEYI Cup" stamping competition. The "SEYI Cup" helps identify the potential of young students and cultivate talents for the stamping industry. In addition, SEYI also works with social welfare organizations to support technical vocational education in remote areas and inspire children's talents by exploring aptitudes and interests. From elementary schools to universities, SEYI will continue cultivating sustainable talents for the stamping press industry to enhance further the technical prowess and productivity of Taiwan's stamping press industry.
The machinery industry is a $3 trillion industry in Taiwan! Taiwan needs more "Core Industry Guardians” to build more core industries. Therefore, in addition to government support, we need to consolidate the efforts of industry, academia, and research institutes to take on the international market together and create a win-win situation for all. Facing global competition and looking forward to a century-long enterprise, SEYI shall be committed to grasping international industry trends, future customer needs, and implementing deep roots in the local market. Through continuous adjustment of operation strategies and directions, we will build up stamping technology applications and service capabilities that meet market demands and create new momentum for the next wave of growth of SEYI.