|1983||Established parent company “ Kolinker Industrial Equipments Limited” – commenced business on crystal testing & measurement equipment|
|1989||No. 1 Crystal Factory began production of metal can crystals in Shenzhen|
|1991||“Hong Kong X’tals Limited” (HKC) established|
|1992||No. 2 Crystal Factory established in Shandong|
|1997||No. 1 Crystal Factory (Shenzhen) certified by SGS to ISO9002: 1994|
|1999||No. 2 Crystal Factory (Shandong) certified by SGS to ISO 9002: 1994|
|No. 1 Crystal Factory (Shenzhen) certified by SGS to QS9000; production of metal can crystals for automotive airbag application began|
|2000||Commenced production of ceramic SMD crystals|
|2000||“Hong Kong Automotive X’tals Ltd” (HKA) established|
|2001||No. 3 Crystal Factory established in Qingdao|
|2002||No. 4 Crystal Factory established in Fujian|
|2003||HKA & No.1 Crystal Factory certified by SGS to ISO/TS16949|
|2004||No.1 Crystal Factory started production of SMD crystal for automotive airbag application|
|2005||No.1 Crystal Factory started to produce SMD crystal for automotive TPMS application|
|Achieved ROHS and Lead Free certification for ALL production lines|
|2007||No. 1 Crystal factory moved to Shenzhen Futian Tax Bonded Zone|
|2008||Oracle EBS went online for improving order and production processing|
|2010||No. 1 & No. 2 Crystal Factory certified by SGS to ISO 14000: 2004|
|2011||No.1 Crystal Factory certified by SGS to OHSAS 18001: 2007|
|2014||Planning for new factory project at Huizhou commenced (land and production facilities 4+ times larger than existing No.1 Crystal Factory)|
|2015~2016||Construction works commenced at Huizhou|
|2016~Q1 2017||Consolidating Factory No.1, 3 & 4 to Huizhou|
|2018||Increased capacity of ceramic SMD crystals especially small size from 3.2*2.5mm onwards|
|2018~2019||GPSDO for broadcast base stations and wireless communication systems — 5G demo unit was ready|
|2019||Focus on developing high frequency oscillators especially for application in autonomous driving|
Chairman and CEO, Mr Arthur Lee established the parent company, Kolinker Industrial Equipments, Ltd. in 1983. The main strategic focus was on designing and producing quartz crystal equipment. The motto of the company is to act as a CORE of various up-to-date high technologies and to LINK these technologies to specific fields of industry: the CORE-LINKER, hence KOLINKER.
By 1989, the Group diversified into the quartz crystal manufacturing and trading and Hong Kong X’tals Ltd was formed in 1991. The global brand “HKC” has since gained wide recognition in global automotive, electronic networking and industrial/consumer electronic appliances industries. All the production plants at Zibo, Qingdao and Shenzhen in China are endowed with QS9000 and TS16949 certification.
Besides global recognition for its products, the Group has twice received industrial grand awards — “the Hong Kong Award for Industry – Machinery and Equipment Design Grand Award” (2002) for the KH6800 Automatic Final Frequency Adjustment System, and “Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Machinery and Machine Tools Design Grand Award” (2011) for the KH2000 Ion Etching System.
One of our important technical publications “Direct Impedance Method for Load Resonant Measurement of Crystal” was presented in the Piezoelectric Device Conference & Exhibition, USA in 1999. It has been recognized as the de facto standard in the quartz industry since its publication.