Product innovation policy: Based on the core value of TECO Vision “Energy Conservation, Emissions Reduction, Smart Application, Automation” to create new applications for product itself or for manufacture process.
After the successful setup of SmarAuto manufacture line in Taiwan, inaugurated in July 2019, the Vietnamese plant in Becamex industrial park boasts cutting-edge environment-friendly process and automated smart production line, promising to become the group's major production base.
Motor product innovation
In addition to high-efficiency smart motor, TECO invests also in ship motor, permanent-magnet motor, and electric-vehicle motor.
Home appliances innovation
Rollout of variable-frequency electromagnetic-suspension centrifuge for high-end energy-conservation market and whole-series variable-frequency DC light business air conditioners.. Concerning refrigerators, in addition to expanding domestic market share for medium- and large-sized whole-series variable-frequency models, launch first indigenous variable-frequency business 1000L refrigerator and residential refrigerator with automatic switch between freezing and preserving modes, the first such model in Taiwan
Energy engineering innovation
Implement marketing digitalization plan, expanding and optimizing various high-performance marketing platforms and gradually executing business intelligence systems, to induce precision marketing and facilitate growth
R&D Investment in thousand NT$
Definition of New Product
Motor and Dive
Sales from new products (%)
Sales from Significantly improved products (%)
What is a high efficiency motor?
The motor is classified into five grades: IE1 (lowest), IE2, IE3, IE4, and IE5 (highest) according to the rated efficiency. Each country also formulates industrial standards to regulate domestic energy efficiency. TECO defines products above the IE3 level as high efficiency motors. What is the difference between using traditional (IE1) and high efficiency (IE3) motors? We illustrate it by carbon emissions:
Emission from Production Stage kgCO2e
Emission from One-Year Usage kgCO2e
370,040 (+700 trees)
Emission from Lifecycle UsagekgCO2e
5,550,600 (+10 thousand trees)
based on IE3 AEHF150hp motor specifications
Calculated by operating 250 days per year, 20 hours per day, the high efficiency (IE3) motor can reduce emissions by 9,104 kg of CO2 per year, which is equivalent to the carbon uptake of 700 trees. In the 15 years of the life cycle, it is equal to the carbon absorption of 10,000 trees.
What is the special threshold for manufacturing high efficiency (IE3) motors? The answer lies in the full-in rate of enamelled copper wires. The neat and tight the copper wire upgrades motor efficiency. The full-in rate of copper wire inside the high-efficiency motor must be more than 85%. It has been difficult to achieve more than 75% in the past by human hands. TECO invested more than US$10 million to build a world's first and most complete industrial motor smart line in Asia by using 3D vision robots and AGVs. We commit to build the production capability for high efficiency motors.
Energy-saving statistics for sales of high performance energy-efficient motors
・Total energy savings about: 496,516.35 MWh
・Total emission reduction about :252,726.82tonCO2e
Calculations based on 5,000 operating hours per year
Per public notice of the Bureau of Energy in 2020, the power emission coefficient is 0.509 (kgCO2e/kWh)
Sales ratios of high-performance energy-efficient motors below 300hP (224kW)
Since the founding of first factory in 1956, TECO manufactures motor more than 60 years in Taiwan. We have acquired the Westinghouse Motor Division in USA and became the largest manufacturer in Taiwan; and one of the top five in the world. In the 50s, TECO accompanied Taiwanese people entring industrialized age after World War II. The employees wore shoes, uniforms and hats that were given by the company, and worked hard in production stations. Today, TECO as a Taiwanese company that established a global map, our social responsibility lies in continuously improving energy converting efficiency of motor and delivering more rotating power from electricity. TECO's high-efficiency motor saves 624 million kWh of electricity per year for global customers. And as it says,
TECO Motors Rotate the World.
Smart, Energy-Saving, and IoT Home Appliances
TECO’s array of air conditioning appliances encompassing different models, capacity bands, and project sites demonstrates the omnipresence of TECO’s AC products. In addition to its firm commitment to the Taiwanese market, the Company also strives to expand into overseas markets to increase its scope of operations. TECO has unveiled a brand-new water chiller series with large-capacity, down-sizing, and ultra-slim characteristics. These chillers can be flexibly disassembled and reassembled to facilitate transportation in accordance with construction site needs. In recent years, the Company has ventured into the high energy-efficient, magnetic-suspension centrifugal machine market with its eye on large public construction projects. It has also launched IPLV chiller solutions. In the field of air conditioning appliances, the Company has ambitious growth targets (35% and 25% for commercial and domestic air conditioning appliances, respectively). It is further committed to exporting its large-sized chillers to Southeast Asia.
Energy-efficient product emission reduction
Unit: Metric tons
Emission reduction by 100,000MWh53,105Ton CO2e cumulatively for 3 years
The sales of green energy-saving home appliances (Note)accounted for 59.16% of the net sales attributed to Home Appliance Division in 2020.
Note: Energy-saving home appliances refer to the models satisfying any of the following circumstances:
Home A/C and commercial A/C: To obtain class-1 under “Energy Efficiency Rating for Non-conducted air conditioner Products” promulgated by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) via its letter under Bureau of Energy Document No.10504606420 dated December 28, 2016.
Refrigerator: To obtain class-1 under “Energy Efficiency Rating for Refrigerators” promulgated by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) via its letter under Bureau of Energy Document No. 10604601990 dated May 10, 2017.
Dehumidifier: To obtain class-1 under “Energy Efficiency Rating for Dehumidifiers” promulgated by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) via its letter under Bureau of Energy Document No. 10604601460 dated April 17, 2017.
Television: Before July 1, 2019,no more than the limit identified in the energy consumption standards promulgated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in the attachment to its letter under Bureau of Energy Document No. 10405003751 dated April 28, 2015. From July 1, 2019, the Ministry of Economic Affairs issued Document No. 10705015400 to replace the previous regulations.
Electric fan: Energy efficiency more than or equivalent to the benchmarking identified in the attachment to the letter of Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) under Bureau of Energy Document No. 10505001040 dated February 5, 2016.
Washing machine: To satisfy the “Gold” grade identified in the “Scope of Products Applicable to Water Efficiency Label and Specifications & Standards” attached to the Regulations for Management of Water Efficiency Label promulgated by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) via its letter under Water Resources Agency Document No. 10604602300 dated June 7, 2017.
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