A longtime specialist in Asia's precision mold and hot runner tooling markets Jean Cherng Enterprise Co. Ltd. is eager to boost its European profile.
Founded in 1987, the Taiwanese firm has aimed at delivering custom parts and tooling for molds and hot runners, catering to the aerospace, medical, semiconductor and consumer electronics business, sales representative Andy Lin said in an interview at the Taipei Plas show in August.
"A major customer makes contact lenses," Lin said. "We also make molds for the smartphone industry."
Sixty percent of the New Taipei City-based company's customers are in Taiwan, Lin said. But facing stiff competition from mainland China, Jean Cherng has gone global.
With an established customer base in France, Germany and Turkey, Jean Cherng is coming to Fakuma with the goal of extending its European reach, Lin said.
Lin ticked off some of the tooling services Jean Cherng provides, including CNC manufacturing, lathing, milling and wire cutting.
For hot runners, Jean Cherng can customize the nozzle body, cap, valve pin and piston. Customers can specify the material, such as alloy steel, stainless steel and copper and aluminum. Jean Cherng's craftsmen can finish with custom surface-coating and blackening.
When tooling tungsten-carbide parts, Jean Cherng's specialists can deliver surface precision up to 0.002 millimeter after mirror processing, the company claims.
Jean Cherng's workshop is stocked with CNC equipment from Taiwan-based Victor Taichung, a universal tool grinder from Switzerland's EWAG AG and measuring equipment from Japan's Nikon Corp. and Germany's Mahr GmbH.
Since 2011, Jean Cherng has had ISO 9001:2008 quality management certification.
The company has 100 employees at its New Taipei City headquarters, and it also has plants in Dongguan and Kunshan, China.
The company also shows at Düsseldorf's K show.
Lin believes the U.S.-China trade war will help Jean Cherng in the American market: "There aren't U.S. tariffs on Taiwan molds."