SAEKO was founded in Taipei in 1979 by Mr. Goggle Chen. Mr. Goggle Chen helped his family business for manufacturing torches and other hardware to local and overseas. With his knowledge of engineering/technical drawing, plastic-injection production and passion in swimming, he decided to design his first of swimming goggles at that era when folks in Taiwan have improved healthy consciousness.
At the same year 1979, the first SAEKO swimming goggles is made of sponge foam.
SAEKO was seeking for technique of ANTI-FOG COATING and procured a well designed automatic anti-fog equipment from a company in Japan. SAEKO is the leading company who implemented anti-fog process onto swimming goggles in Taiwan.
The first anti-fog swimming goggles was born from SAEKO.
With the technology and knowledge of optics, SAEKO developed the first OPTICAL swimming goggles.
SAEKO launched the first RACING swimming goggles with successful sales feedback from the market.
Renew SAEKO Tradmark.
"SAEKO" in Japanese pronunciation (Saikō) means "the best", "the highest level" and the new trademark design include "wave" with the connection to the waves in the ocean and swimming.
The founder Mr. Goggle Chen and his wife participated the largest International Sporting Goods Fair (ISPO) in Munich, Germany. At the first year being at ISPO, they successfully received orders from abroad.
SAEKO launched the first MIRROR COATED swimming goggles, makes the goggles with reduction of light penetration from outdoor fierce glare when swimmers go swimming in open water.
With the growth of SAEKO team, Mrs. Chen realized the importance of customer satisfaction by offering the best product and service quality with consistency and realiablity. SAEKO conducted Total Quality Managment (TQM) and ISO 9002 Quality Management System in whole business operations. In 1999 an early phase, SAEKO is one of the pioneers who follow the International Organization for Standardization, ISO.
Meanwhile, SAEKO looked into the various phases of the MIS (MRP) System and decided to develop a customized software accordingly the functions, needs and operations of the business.
SAEKO was established at two of connected apartments. With the growing business, SAEKO moved to the new facility with size of 1700 square meters in Hsin-Chuang District. Meantime, SAEKO renewed production equipments and expanded production line.
SAEKO launched the first one-piece design goggles, one-piece swimming goggles become mainstream in the swimming industry.
SAEKO renewed ISO 9002 to updated ISO 9001 system, ISO 9001 includes more requirements about R&D ability and customers satisfaction.
SAEKO launched the first mask goggles K5 Marlin - with ultra-vision for open water swimmers.
A breakthrough development for swimming goggles with Ultra-FUSE technique, make the goggles design fashionable, ensure no leakage between lens and gasket.
A friendly and functional rear-buckle design (Ultra-FAST buckle R7B) was announced, Patent registration in US, Europe, Taiwan and China.
Golden Award from EECA Taiwan (2009-2010)
We are honored to be rewarded Golden Award from EECA Taiwan. (EECA is an association which resolving & promoting public health and consumer protection issue.) We will committed to make quality products in the future and maintain this good reputation.
Honor of Taiwan Excellence Award 2015 – Blade (S53) swim goggles, the most trendy and best-selling model from year 2015.
2nd factory was organized in Gueishan District, to increase production capacity. Family Collection of Swimming Goggles are recognized by the Taiwan Excellence Award 2016 (Vision & Vision Jr. and Pacific & Pacific Jr.).
First Italian CP lens swimming goggles - Pacific (S50) with features of ultra-light, flexible lens and easy adjustment of headstrap.
Upgrade to ISO 9001 : 2015 Quality Management System.
ISO 14051: 2011 Environmental management -- Material flow cost accounting.
Honor of Taiwan Excellence Award 2017 – Marlin (K9) with features of ultra wide vision, large gasket shape, designed for open water swimming and other watersports.
The nice JET (S58) and Torpedo (S62) are rewarded of Taiwan Excellence Award (2018).
Carina (S68) and Falcon (S67) are rewarded of Taiwan Excellence Award (2019).
Pacific Max (S63) is rewarded of Taiwan Excellence Award (2020).
SAEKO has built credible and reliale reputation in the swimming industry. So far, SAEKO has thirty one (31) overseas distributors and agents. Also, SAEKO offer the highest quality and service at customized projects with customers.
SAEKO development and operation is based on sustainability, long-term basis and considerations.