Transistor radio manufacturers in Hong Kong

In 1963 Hong Kong exported 2,550,000 transistor radios, and increase of 1,150,000 from 1962. Here are a few of the many companies involved in this business. Thanks to IDJ for supplying the Aero Electronics, Atlas and International Electronics adverts. Aero Electronics Brand Names: Herald Atlas Electronics Corporation (環球電子) York Lo: In May 1962, [Peter HT] Woo incorporated Atlas Electronics Corporation (環球電子) […]

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An Emerging Industry: Hong Kong’s transistor radios, 1962 Government trade bulletin

HF: A 1962 Commerce and Industry Department trade bulletin, “An Emerging Industry” is subtitled Hong Kong transistor radios. An extract from the report, The structure of the industry is international, some units being entirely owned and operated by Hong Kong firms, and others either joint ventures between local and overseas companies or financed by foreign capital, chiefly American. Hong Hong’s initial […]

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Tatt Sing Sanyo (達誠三洋電器)

Tatt Sing Sanyo Detail Image 4 York Lo

York Lo: Tatt Sing Sanyo (達誠三洋電器) Tat Sheng Trading’s ad for the entire range of Sanyo products ranging from fans, cookers and transistor radios in 1958 (WKYP, 1958-6-5)  Earlier on the website, we have covered several Japanese brands such as Sony, Minolta and Ricoh which entered the HK market through partnerships with local firms such as Chung Yuen Electrical, Goddard […]

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From Sony to American Standard: the story of Chung Yuen Electrical and Acme Sanitary Ware

Chung Yuen Electrical & Acme Sanitary Ware Detail Image 4 York Lo

York Lo: From Sony to American Standard: the story of Chung Yuen Electrical and Acme Sanitary Ware Left: Chiu Oi-wah delivering speech as vice chairman of Radio Association of HK in 1959 (Ta Kung Pao, 1959-7-12); Right: The opening reception of Fook Yuen’s new offices in Central in 1975. Left to right: Peter Chiu, Chiu Oi-wah, Shigeo Maruyama (MD of […]

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Tai On Machinery Works (泰安機器廠)

Tai On Machinery Works Detail B Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: Tai On Machinery Works (泰安機器廠) Tai On Machinery Works ad in the 1958 HKBCA Yearbook showcasing its “Three Stars” brand construction machinery  The construction boom in Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960screated significant demand for construction machinery and while many of the equipment were imported by the likes of China Engineers, a number of domestic equipment manufacturers such […]

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Index

Last updated 14th February 2020. note: – all Hongkong companies are listed as Hong Kong – all shipyards/dockyards are listed under Shipyard except Hong Kong & Whampoa (Kowloon) and Tai Koo Abdoolally Ebrahim & Co (HK), Ltd. – founded in 1842 Aberdeen, Shek Pai Wan Aberdeen Reservoirs, The Acid factory, To Kwa Wan, BAAG reports Acquisition, The, and Clearance of […]

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Asia International Electronics Ltd (亞洲無線電工廠)

Asia International Electronics Detail Image 6 York Lo

York Lo: Asia International Electronics Ltd (亞洲無線電工廠) Asia International Electronics booth at the 1971 HK Products Expo (HK Memory) In the 1970s, Asia International Electronics Ltd (hereafter refer to as “AIE”) was one of the leading Chinese owned electronics firms in HK, being one of two Chinese-owned firms (the other being Atlas) amongst the top 10 radio manufacturers in HK […]

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Behind the Shades: David Miao (繆德維 1912-2006) – the low-profile partner of George Ho behind many high-profile products (Minolta cameras and copiers, Philips radios …) and services (Commercial Radio, ABC Paging) in HK

David Miao And George Ho Image 2 Detail York Lo

York Lo: Behind the Shades: David Miao (繆德維 1912-2006) – the low-profile partner of George Ho behind many high-profile products (Minolta cameras and copiers, Philips radios …) and services (Commercial Radio, ABC Paging) in HK David Miao (right) and George Ho at the 30th anniversary party for Commercial Radio in 1989. As the leading radio station in town, Commercial Radio […]

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George Baker – an American Pioneer of the HK Electronics Industry

International Service Corporation 1963 Detail Advert Transistor Radio From IDJ

York Lo: George Baker – an American Pioneer of the HK Electronics Industry Several years ago I wrote an article for this group about Peter HT Woo, the “Father of the HK Electronics Industry”, whose radio assembler Champagne Engineering (founded in 1958 and later renamed Atlas Electronics) is often credited as the first electronics company in Hong Kong. Another early […]

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