The History of Globe Union

Since 1979

Timeline

2019

Group Chair transition from Scott Ouyoung to Shane Ouyang.

CEO transition from Andrew Yates to Todd Talbot.

Sold Home Boutique International Co., Ltd. to Singular Point Ltd.

Acquired NAMCE S. DE R.L. DE C.V. in Mexico, specialized in manufacturing of vitreous china sanitary ware.

2016

CEO transition from Scott Ouyoung to Andrew Yates.

2015

Expanded VC factory to increase production capacity.

2013

ShenZhen Globe Union Industrial Corp. completed the signification material asset reorganization and was integrated with ShenZhen Globe Union Enterprise Co. Ltd.

Globe Union Group holds 100% share of faucet manufacturing business.

2012

Opening of new research & development center (Taiwan Headquarters).

2007

Acquired PJH in the United Kingdom. Main product lines are:

  • Plumbing products
  • Kitchen electronic applications.

Established Union Precision Industrial (Qingdao) Corp. Ltd.  Main operations include:

  • Tooling, plating, machining, and forging of faucets, bath accessories and showerheads.

Global Technologies (Qingdao) Corp. Ltd. established.

Main operations include:

  • Plating, forging, zinc die-casting, polishing, welding, machining, and gravity casting of faucets, bath accessories and showerheads.

2006

Acquired Home Boutique International Co., Ltd., a well-known distributor of kitchen and bath products in both Taiwan and China.

2005

Globe Union ShenZhen Industrial Corp. publicly listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

This made Globe Union the first company to be both listed in China and Taiwan.

2004

Acquired Lenz Badkulture GmbH & Co. KG in Germany.

Lenz specializes in marketing distribution of bath accessories.

2003

Acquired Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, LLC in United States.

Gerber specializes in the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of vitreous china sanitary ware.

Acquired Milim G&C Ceramics Co., Ltd. in China.

Milim specializes in the manufacturing and marketing of vitreous china sanitary ware.

Joint Venture with Arte En Bronce, S.A.DE C.V in Mexico.

Arte En Bronze specializes in producing and marketing of faucets.

2002

Established Globe Union Enterprise Co., Ltd. specializing in the production of bath accessories.

Established joint venture with Fusion Hardware Group Inc., specializing in marketing and distribution of decor hardware.

2000

(Taiwan) Globe Union Industrial Corp. publicly listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange.

1999

(Taiwan) Globe Union Industrial Corp. officially listed on Taiwan O.T.C Exchange.

Acquired Globe Union Canada Inc. (Canada), specializing in distribution and sales & marketing of faucets, showerheads and bath accessories.

1998

Products received U.S. low lead certification.

Received Rising Star Award in Taiwan.

1997

Received ISO 9001 Certification by BSI.

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1995

CSA Category Certification (the only certified lab in Asia).

1994

Danze established and GOBO rebranded.
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1990

Established Shen Zhen Globe Union Industrial Corp. specializing in the production of faucets and bath accessories.

1986

GU Products received certification from the United States IAPMO association.

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1985

Reorganized into a trading company of plumbing products, simultaneously, the GOBO brand was established.

1979

Globe Union Industrial Corp. founded in Taichung, Taiwan, as a trading company of building material.