The plant was established in March, 1949, with the original name of “Printing Plant, Secretariat of the Taiwan Provincial Government.” In 1951, due to expansion of business, the plant was renamed as “Printing Plant, Taiwan Provincial Government.” Since 1st July, 1999, due to the “The Simplification Policy of Taiwan Province,” the plant was transferred to be under the Ministry of Finance and renamed as “Printing Plant, Ministry of Finance” thereafter.
Vision and philosophy
The Plant is a public enterprise with the attributes of a public agency. It is based on the operation concepts of innovation, efficiency, quality, service, industrial harmony, and sustainable management. Adhering to the business model of corporatization, efficiency and informatization, the Plant cooperates with the government's fiscal policy to strictly control the printing and supply of the tax collection certificates, such as the government-issued uniform invoices and revenue stamps, used by industrial and commercial enterprises. The Plant actively engages in developing anti-counterfeiting measures to help prevent the drawbacks of tax evasion and falsely claimed prizes, and to protect state taxes. The Plant also provides the most effective services for the government’s confidentiality, regulatory and policy printing needs, to serve the policy functions of a state-owned enterprise.
In recent years, the Plant has continuously updated the equipment, improved the production capacity and quality, and continued restructuring organization and optimizing human resources. In addition to the continuously stable printing and supply of uniform invoices, the Plant has been vertically integrating printing, distribution and redemption to provide effective real-time control. The Plant actively uses the open innovation strategy to establish the Discovery Link Innovation Team (D.C.I.T.), and cooperates with industry and academia to develop core technologies and intellectual properties, in order to build a competitive advantage, and provide customers with quality service and explore new markets as a total solution provider.
In response to the promotion of electronic invoices, the Plant actively cooperates with the changes in the market environment and consumers’ needs. In the printing aspect, the Plant uses innovative combinations to reduce operating costs and increase differentiation to expand product lines. In the transformation aspect, the Plant expands in to the cultural and creative industry, develops the experience economy, and established the country's first printing-type tourism factory. Through diversification, the Plant hopes to create new revenue growth, in order to achieve the economic goal of "increasing revenue through innovation and enriching the national treasury with revenue.”