1966 Ho-Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd., the predecessor of Hota Industrial Mfg. Co., Ltd., was established for machining gears and shafts for various machineries, motorcycles and agricultural equipments. 1975 The company was renamed as Hota Industrial Development Co., Ltd. and focused on the development and production of automotive parts. 1979 Awarded the title of the first quality assurance demonstration plant of machinery in central Taiwan by Council of Commodity Inspection under Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
1980 Awarded again the title of the quality assurance demonstration plant of machinery in central Taiwan by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, MOEA. 1981 Awarded for the third time the title of the quality assurance demonstration plant of machinery in central Taiwan by MOEA. 1982 Signed and entered into a technical cooperation with Nippon Gear Co., Ltd. in Japan.
Signed with Mechanical and Systems Research Laboratories under Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) for technical cooperation in developing gear-pitched clutches.
Elected as Excellent Quality Plant by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, MOEA.
1990 The company changed its name to Hota Industrial Mfg. Co., Ltd. 1991 Established Howin Precision Co., Ltd. for producing and selling piston rings. 1995 Obtained ISO 9002 certification for quality assurance system accredited by MOEA and British Standard Institution (BSI) and became the first professional gear manufacturer in Taiwan with international quality recognition.
Successfully entered the US automotive, motorcycle and truck OEM markets.
1996 Made a reinvestment to establish Wuxi Hota Precision Gear Co., Ltd. in China. 1998 Obtained QS 9000 certification accredited by MOEA and BSI, and became the first qualified professional gear manufacturer in Taiwan recognized by three leading auto makers in the US.
2000 Stock officially listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange (OTC)
Established Hotatech, Inc., the Los Angeles branch, for developing and maintaining the US market.
2001 Listed on the stock exchange; established Hoga Industry Co., Ltd. in the same year for producing and selling engine valves. 2002 Successfully developed manual transmissions. 2003 Established Global Technos Ltd., the Osaka branch, for developing and maintaining the Japanese market.
Made a reinvestment to establish Amstrong Industry Corporation for producing all terrain vehicles (ATV), with sales expanded to various areas of the world in the same year.
Obtained ISO 14001 environmental management system certification.
Obtained ISO/TS16949 quality system certification.
2004 Established Hotatech, Inc., the Detroit branch, for customer development and service in the eastern US.
In order to the satisfy orders from various auto makers, official construction of Hota's new plant in Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) began.
2005 Set up the European business representative for developing the European market.
Made a reinvestment to establish Hartech Machinery Co., Ltd. for producing and selling gear making machines, becoming the sole gear-shaving machine manufacturer in Taiwan.
2006 The production line of new plant in CTSP began operation mainly for General Motors' products, becoming a tier one supplier of GM. 2007 Obtained controlling share and brought management team into Kao Fong Machinery Co., Ltd. and introduced a Japanese technology consultant team for refining Kao Fong's R&D and production capability.
Amstrong Industry Corporation and Hartech Machinery Co., Ltd. were integrated into the Hota business entity, becoming its power and machinery business divisions. Hota thereafter runs three business divisions, Transmission Division, Power Division, and Machinery Division.
Awarded GM 2006 Global Best Supplier by GM.
2008 Established Heat Treatment Plant. 2009 Successfully developed the first self-made precision gear-hobbing machine in Taiwan.
2010 Cooperated with a famous transmission giant in Belgium and entered the automotive continuous variable transmission (CVT) market in China. 2011 Awarded EATON 2011 Asia Pacific Best Supplier. 2012 Awarded The 20th Taiwan High-quality Goods Award by MOEA.
Awarded again EATON 2012 Asia Pacific Bast Supplier.
2013 Awarded by AGCO of Best Delivery. 2014 Obtained ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gases Emission Verification.
Obtained PAS 2050 Product Carbon Footprint Verification Statement.