1F Corporate Image of the FPG
‧Corporate Image of the FPG
‧The Symbolic Meaning of this Unique Wood
‧Information Desk & Lockers
‧Interactive Touch Panel Displaying the Timeline of the FPG History
A magnificent piece of petrified Kauri gum from New Zealand at least 50,000 years old and 8.5 tons (or 18,739 lbs.) in weight is located at the center of the first-floor lobby. Behind the Kauri burl are the FPG corporate symbol and a golden 16-character verse describing the FPG operating philosophy, handwritten by Chairman Wang Yung-Ching. Surrounding them is a timeline of the FPG’s most important developments over the past 60 years and a documentary film introducing the 11 industries in which the group engages.
2F History of the Growth of the FPG
‧Important Events in the Life of the Group Founder
‧Founder & His Family
‧Hometown & Background
‧Introduction to Mr. Wang Yung-Ching’s Entrepreneurial Process
‧Contributions to Society
On the 2nd floor of the museum, there is an introduction to the family of Chairman Wang Yung-Ching, founder of FPG. The story begins with Chairman Wang leaving his hometown at the age of 15, starting work as a rice delivery boy, and eventually running his own rice mill. During the postwar period, he entered the plastics industry and developed the fundamental structure of the FPG that would sustain 60 years of growth. Both FPG’s business operations and Taiwan’s economy flourished during that period. Chairman Wang Yung-Ching also devoted himself to philanthropy throughout his life. He was best known for his kindness, which was evident in his generous donations to the Wenchuan earthquake disaster, as well as his donation of Cochlear implants and his dedication to education.
3F Exhibition of Plastics and Fiber
‧Introduction to the Plastics Industry
‧Plastics and Fiber Application Chart
‧The Theatre of Garments
‧Introduction of the Fiber Industry
‧Fiber Application Chart
Plastics and fiber are two important inventions in human history because they have diversified and made daily life more progressive and convenient. In fact, they are indispensable in most aspects of everyday life, including food, clothing, housing, transportation, exercise, entertainment, aerospace, mechanics, medical instruments, industrial applications, and high-tech electronics. All the plastics and fiber materials produced by FPG are displayed on the third floor. Also included are their applications and potential for future development as well as the production machinery in use in earlier periods.
4F Exhibition of Energy and Electronics Industry
‧Chronology of the 6th Naphtha Cracking Project
‧Mailiao Industrial Complex
‧Achievements of the 6th Naphtha Cracking Project
‧Introduction to Electronics Industry
Energy sources (including petrochemical and power generation) and electronics are critical cornerstones that enable FPG to attain vertical and horizontal integration. For example, the 6th Naphtha Cracking Project took over 20 years for approval and site selection before construction began. Then the group persevered in the construction of the world's largest land reclamation project in a hostile climate. As a result, the project not only ushered in a new era for the petrochemical industry in Taiwan, but also boosted the growth of Taiwan's plastics industry. These achievements are collected and presented on the fourth floor of the museum.
5F Exhibition of Diversified Development
‧Marine Transportation Businesses
‧Inland Transportation Businesses
‧Heavy Industries and Public Works Businesses
‧Green Energy Industry
Relying on its reliable and solid foundation, FPG further diversified its operations by entering into various plastics and petrochemical-related industries, including electronics, machinery, marine and land transportation, biotechnology environmental protection, and various “green” industries. Simultaneously, FPG expanded its operations worldwide by establishing affiliates and subsidiaries in the U.S.A., China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. On the fifth floor, you will see the current status of FPG’s globalization and diversification, and the achievement of developing its green industry.
6F Exhibition of Social Responsibility
‧Concern for Education
‧Care for the Land
‧Campus Reconstruction after Earthquakes
FPG believes “that which society gives should in turn be repaid for the betterment of society.” With this in mind, FPG has enhanced the overall quality of medical services in Taiwan with its successful hospital operations model. FPG has also subsequently expanded comprehensive medical services for children, those suffering from chronic diseases, care for the elderly, and traditional medicine. In addition, FPG has founded three educational institutions for cultivating professional industrial and medical personnel. Moreover, the group expresses its concern for this land with outstanding achievements in environmental protection and resources for socially disadvantaged groups in order to be a model for social responsibility.
B1 Briefing Room& Kauri Experience Area
‧Kauri Experience Area with Unique Wood Products
The briefing room on B1 broadcasts a 30-minute documentary film celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the FPG. The film chiefly narrates the struggle of Chairman Wang Yung-Ching and his contributions to the economic development and to the people of Taiwan. The basement floor also houses the New Zealand Kauri Experience Area, a unique wood product showroom, and a DIY classroom, as well as a gift shop that provides Chairman Wang Yung-Ching’s publications and FPG souvenirs.