Ken Lu, Chairman
Founded in 1994 to meet innovation needs and overcome technical barriers faced by various industries, Winmate specializes in creating devices built for prolonged use, even in harsh environmental conditions. Their products include rugged tablet PCs, ultra-rugged tablet PCs, rugged laptops, industrial panel PCs, embedded applications, industrial display solutions, vehicle-mounted computers, military/marine/ATEX grade solutions, and healthcare grade solutions. The machines are a product of intensive research and development carried out by the company while focusing on durability and practicality. “We started as a touchscreen solutions provider for an American company. In a little over 25 years, we have cemented our place as a renowned manufacturer providing services to 12 different industrial sectors with its high-performance products,” states Mr. Ken Lu, the Chairman of Winmate Inc.
“Whether it is the actual processing of the food or the food packaging, automation is everywhere in today’s modern food plants. Plant floor automation helps keep costs down and food quality up,” says Mr. Lu. In context, the company’s stainless series of offerings was developed for food processing, packaging, and pharmaceutical industries, where there is a need for waterresistant devices that can withstand daily washdowns to keep a clean food production facility. Winmate solution devices include IP65 Stainless B series with Pushbuttons, IP69K Stainless P series Panel PC, IP69K Stainless PCAP Chassis Panel PC,
IP65 Stainless PCAP Chassis Panel PC, IP65 Resistive Chassis Panel PC, and IP67 Resistive Chassis Panel PC. The Stainless Series Panel PCs combine an elegant design with a rugged build for industrial food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications. They come with flexible mounting options, high performance, and IP69K/IP65 standards for ultimate water and dust resistance. In addition, the stainlesssteel alloy is non-corrosive to meet specific industrial health and safety requirements.
As a leading industrial computing vendor, Winmate is devoted to providing the most rugged solutions to help users complete their tasks even in the most extreme conditions. Winmate’s ground-breaking solutions have been adopted by numerous Fortune Global 500 companies and entire governments, with industrial applications in every corner of the world. The company has earned the trust of industry leaders with our best-in-class rugged solutions that are tailored to meet the needs of global applications.
In a little over 25 years, we have cemented its place as a renowned manufacturer providing its services to 12 different industrial sectors with its high-performance products
With its range of offerings, Winmate has certainly established a strong presence in the market. It is said that managing growth is one of the most challenging tasks in business, but if Winmate’s YTD 2021 growth is any indication, Mr. Lu and his team are up to the task. After winning long-term supply contracts from two global Tier 1 customers last year, Winmate’s earnings and revenues have grown handsomely in 2021, far outpacing its industry peers. In Q1 of 2021, Winmate delivered 67 percent growth in revenue, 56 percent growth in net income, and a net profit margin of 14 percent. No other local IPC player matched these numbers. Furthermore, May revenues reached a record high of NT$253mn, surpassing the previous single-month record high of Sep 2020 by 20 percent and rising by 114 percent versus May 2020.
Having carved a unique niche, when we asked Mr. Lu to comment on Winmate’s outlook for future growth, he says, “Our goal is to maintain a stable net margin in 2021, while delivering 20%+ revenue growth this year and over the next five years. We are very optimistic about new client wins and our prospects for success in the rugged laptop market. Additionally, we will continue to share earnings via cash dividend payouts, targeting a payout of 75 percent or above.”