CAPCO was founded in 1976
as a joint venture among the Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) process
technology developer--BP, CPC
Corporation,Taiwan. PTA is the raw material for manufacturing polyester
fiber and chips with a wide range of applications in our daily lives.
At present, CAPCO's capital reaches NT$7.072 billion, with more
than 60% of the stocks held by BP while the rest are held by Chinese
In 1979, the first PTA manufacturing plant in Taiwan was set up by CAPCO with an annual capacity of 150 thousand tons.
Afterwards, CAPCO endeavored in the expansion of the second, the third,
the fourth, and the fifth plants in Lin Yuan Petrochemical Industrial
Complex, Kaohsiung County in southern Taiwan, from
1982, 1989, 1990, up to 1995 respectively. With a total land area of 31
hectares and 1.42-million-ton annual production capacity, the site of
the five plants has become the largest PTA single production site in the
world. In May of 2003, CAPCO began production in the Taichung plant
which situates at the West Terminal of Taichung Harbor in Wu Chi Town,
Taichung County of central Taiwan. It has a total land area of 30
hectares and 700-thousand-ton annual production capacity. As a result,
the total production capacity of the Kaohsiung plants and the Taichung
plant can reach 2.12 million tons annually. CAPCO has become the largest
PTA producer in Asia.
Over the years, CAPCO has always been at the leading position in this
industry and continuously introduces new concepts, methodologies, and
advanced technology and equipment. CAPCO not only created immense value
for itself but also contributed to the developments of related
industries. Persisting on the company's management principles of
"Quality, Integrity, and People", CAPCO is moving towards its goal as
one of the world leaders in PTA business. In order to attain this goal,
CAPCO regularly provides training courses for the employees, establishes
its own core technology, and improves the qualities of products and
services. CAPCO runs its businesses not only by following the principle
of integrity, but also respects local cultures and puts forth a great
effort towards safety, hygiene and environmental protection. In
addition, CAPCO also strives for both company development and natural
environment preservation in a scientific and responsible manner. With
stable raw material supply from BP and CPC, and technology support from
BP, CAPCO is not only the largest PTA producer in Asia but also one of
the top two in the world. CAPCO is committed to satisfying customers'
requirements as well as integrating quality, cost, and speedy delivery
for a more prosperous future.