An old teacher offers a strong friendship, business opportunity


HUGEWIN Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd executive director Tay Jin Kok, 36 was a student in mechanical and electrical engineering at a university in Taiwan when he got acquainted with Taiwanese professor Dr Weng Lin Song, who was then the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the university. 

“We developed a strong friendship at the university and even after my graduation, we maintained our friendship and have been corresponding for over 12 years,” said Tay. 

Sometime in mid-90's, Weng invited Tay to become a shareholder in his business in Taiwan and to market his electrical appliances wireless remote control (AWRC) system in South-East Asia and Australia. 

“I jumped at the opportunity to join him. I also convinced my brother-in-law Henry Tiong to get into the business as the managing director since he was good at marketing,” said Tay, adding that he was more inclined towards the technical aspects of the business. 

“We believe the AWRC system will be a standard household item in the not so distant future as everyone is looking for home conveniences,” he said. 

Besides providing convenience, Tay believes the AWRC system has many commercial and safety applications. 

Tay Jin Kok (left) explaining the wireless bulbs as Henry Tong looks on.

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