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ASM Pacific Technology Limited and Gammon Construction Limited
Win Grand Awards of the 2019 HKMA Quality Award


Results of the annual HKMA Quality Award, one of the most prestigious business awards in Hong Kong, were proudly announced by Dr Y K Pang GBS JP, Chairman of the Quality Award Organizing Committee and Deputy Chairman of The Hong Kong Management Association, during the Award Presentation Ceremony held today (Friday, 19 July 2018) at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

ASM Pacific Technology Limited and Gammon Construction Limited were awarded the Grand Awards in recognition of their strong commitment and distinguished achievement in total quality management. The Special Award for established and medium enterprises went to Ho & Partners Architects Engineers & Development Consultants Ltd (hpa) and the Special Awards For Small Enterprises And Start-Ups went to Ascensia Diabetes Care Hong Kong Ltd and DSG Energy Ltd.

Following are some brief but specific comments on each winner:


ASM Pacific Technology Ltd - Hong Kong Operations
Named as one of the "Top 100 Global Tech leaders, 2018" by Thomson Reuters, ASMPT is an international market leader in semiconductor packaging equipment that serves global tech-giants across countries. The company has established a proactive approach to cultivating strategic foresight as a total solution provider, maintaining mindfulness to market volatility and any upcoming disruptive innovation which may significantly transform the industry. It is an exemplar of a homegrown company growing and transforming to a global company, and demonstrating systematic approaches responsive to the overall requirements of the Malcolm Baldrige criteria.

Gammon Construction Ltd
Gammon is a leading construction company offering a one-stop solution to customers with a full range of professional capabilities in areas such as civil engineering, foundation works, electrical and mechanical installation. It is the first Asian construction company to adopt ISO 20400 and the first construction company adopting B5 biodiesel, FSC/PEFC certified sustainable timber and plywood for formwork. Gammon`s early adoption of technology such as building information modelling (BIM) and modern off-site modular construction is remarkable and help established its competitive edge. It is a progressive company which demonstrates effective leadership with passion and clear focus on safety and innovations.


hpa (Ho & Partners Architects Engineers & Development Consultants Ltd)
hpa is a multi-disciplinary architectural firm in Hong Kong. It has been included in the "Band 1" List of Architectural Consultants and List of Building Surveying Consultants kept by HKSAR Government since 1992. The strong and forward-looking leadership has fostered a firm foothold in the Maintenance, Alteration and Addition (MAA) business which provides healthy and profitable business resources for fueling the lean and advanced new business initiatives originating from the smart city development. hpa is also actively engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility activities and help advocate innovation in the architectural and construction industries.


Ascensia Diabetes Care Hong Kong Ltd
Ascensia Diabetes Care is dedicated to improving the health and lives of people with diabetes by providing optimal and innovative solutions to patients. A clear vision statement is tied to achievable goals of team and individual members with recognition as motivation. The company treasures staff members as valuable resources and a homelike working environment is provided to enhance staff loyalty and productivity. Continuous learning is being emphasized as the company provides customized training, occupational training and life-long learning opportunities to maintain its workforce competitiveness.

DSG Energy Ltd
DSG operates as the sole licensee of Shell Gas, a market leading Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) brand in Hong Kong and Macao after a restructuring in 2018. It sustains its market position despite keen competition and shrinking LPG market. Safety is always the company`s priority and it has a "Goal Zero" target which hopes to achieve 6 million hours of lost-time injury free by September 2019. The company also demonstrates commitment to quality and strives to enhance customer engagement as exemplified by its innovative "myDSG" mobile app, first of its kind in the local LPG industry.

Introduction of the HKMA Quality Award

The Association introduced the annual Quality Award in 1991 to give recognition to those companies in Hong Kong which have made a lasting commitment to quality and also to provide an opportunity for companies to share with one another their experience in Total Quality Management. This year marks the 28th Anniversary of the HKMA Quality Award.

Members of the Panel of Judges include:

  • Mr James Thompson GBS, Chairman, Crown Worldwide Group (Chairman);
  • Mr Guy Bradley, Chief Executive, Swire Properties Ltd;
  • Mr Helmuth Hennig, Group Managing Director, Jebsen & Co Ltd;
  • Mr Herbert Hui, Managing Director, Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Ltd;
  • Ir Alkin Kwong JP, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive, Hong Yip Holdings Ltd;
  • Mr Patrick Lee, Executive Vice President, North East Asia & Australasia, Intertek Testing Services;
  • Mr Stephen Leung; Country Manager, Pfizer Corporation Hong Kong Ltd;
  • Dr Y K Pang GBS JP, Deputy Managing Director, Jardine Matheson Ltd;
  • Mr Wan Chi Tin, Managing Director, The HongKong Electric Co Ltd; and
  • Mr Michael Wu, Chairman & Managing Director, Maxim`s Caterers Ltd

Members of Board of Examiners include:

  • Professor Matthew Yuen, Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Chairman);
  • Mr Frankie Cheng, Senior Manager, Quality Assurance, Synergis Management Services Ltd;
  • Mr Eric Chow, General Manager - Corporate Treasury & Financing, The Hong Kong and China Gas Co Ltd;
  • Mr Charles Ho, Manager - Global Training, MTR Corporation Ltd;
  • Mr Peter Jung, Executive Director, Milton Exhibits Group;
  • Ms Katherine Lau, General Manager, Corporate Quality and Sustainability, Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Ltd;
  • Dr Brenda Lee, Founder & Director, Gold Rank Consultants Ltd;
  • Ms Ivy Leung, Head of Human Resources & Administration, Octopus Holdings Ltd;
  • Mr Teddy Liu, General Manager - Corporate and Talent Development, New World Development Company Ltd; and
  • Ms Louisa Tam, Director, Business Operations, Pfizer Corporation Hong Kong Ltd

Members of the 2019 Award Organizing Committee include:

  • Dr Y K Pang GBS JP, Deputy Managing Director, Jardine Matheson Ltd (Chairman);
  • Ms Agnes Chan, Managing Partner, Hong Kong and Macau EY;
  • Ms Shirley Chan, Managing Director, Hong Kong & Macau JCDecaux Transport;
  • Ms Mary Huen, Executive Director and CEO, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd;
  • Ms Alice Ip, Independent Management Consultant;
  • Mr Perry Mak, Managing Director and Executive Director, Publisher, Hong Kong Economic Times;
  • Mr Paul Poon, Vice Chancellor-CLP Power Academy, CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd; and
  • Ir Ben Wong, Vice President, Hong Kong Airlines Ltd.

Lead Award Sponsors:

  • AMOREPACIFIC (Hong Kong) Co Ltd
  • Maxim`s Group
  • Swire Pacific Ltd

Award/Media Sponsors:

  • EY
  • Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd
  • Hong Kong Economic Times (Holdings) Ltd
  • The Hong Kong and China Gas Co Ltd
  • The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.
  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • Hong Yip Service Co Ltd
  • The Kowloon Motor Bus Co (1933) Ltd
  • Manfield Coatings Co Ltd
  • Metro Broadcast Corporation Ltd
  • Sino Land Co Ltd
  • Synergis Management Services Ltd

Document Management Sponsor:

  • Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Ltd

Dinner Sponsors:

  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
  • CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd
  • Crown Worldwide Group
  • Intertek Testing Services
  • MTR Corporation Ltd

For more information, please visit the website of the HKMA Quality Award at:
For enquiries on the Award, please contact Ms Fion Sze on 2774 8504.

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Issued by The Hong Kong Management Association on Friday, 19 July 2019.

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