Hana Microelectronics might never have become the industry power it is today if Richard Han had done what his father had told him to do some 20 years ago.
His instructions had been to sell the struggling family-founded busi¬ness in Bangkok, and while he tried, he was unhappy with the price offered. In the end, Mr Han took it upon himself to keep the business going.
At the time, Hana was a midsized company employing about 400 workers and its main business was assembling wristwatches. Today it is one of the leading independent electronic manufacturing service (EMS) producers in the region with facilities in Bangkok, Lamphun and Ayutthaya in Thailand, another plant in Shanghai and an R&D centre in the US state of Ohio.
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