Unlike most entrepreneurs in Taiwans risk phobic security industry, Nally Chang is a daring CEO. Her experience in the USA Trading Center as an interpreter fostered her business acumen, while her technology-savvy background allowed her to see opportunities in various industries. In 1980, Taiwan-based Everspring was founded as a burglar alarm manufacturer, but has never limited itself to just being a security maker. Fastforward 30 yearsÜChang is now leading the 1000-employee enterprise in a transition, which began in 2011, toward becoming a total solution provider for the smart home.
_We started in 1980 by making sensors and alarm systems, later expanding to lighting and video surveillance. In 2001, Everspring started to integrate disparate product lines into a home automation system, which is the foundation of our current smart home solutions,î said Chang. _Our shift from device provider to integrated system provider to smart home solution provider will contribute to this transition.î
Taking a 30-year-old company and turning it in a new direction takes a lot of courage. _In 2013, we began to gradually move away from OEM and ODM services, focusing instead on becoming a service provider,î Chang continued. _We had to do it because we saw Chinese manufacturers competing aggressively in price and improving rapidly in quality; we also saw abundant opportunities in a changing market. Everspring needed to transform itself in order to continue its growth.î