Key TP-LINK Stats
Number of Subsidiaries Worldwide: 20 Established Offices and 7 Subsidiaries currently being established
Established Subsidiaries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Singapore
, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, UAE, USA, UK, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
Subsidiaries currently being established: Argentina, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Romania, Sweden.
Headquarters: Hi-tech Industrial Park, Shenzhen China
Number of Employees: 15,573 (as of November
Year Founded: 1996
Company Overview: TP-LINK is a global provider of SOHO networking products and the World's No.1 provider of WLAN and Broadband CPE devices
, with products available in over 120 countries to tens of millions customers. Committed to intensive R&D, efficient production and strict quality management, TP-LINK continues to provide award-winning networking products in Wireless, ADSL, Routers, Switches, IP Cameras, Powerline Adapters
, Print Servers and Media Converters for Global end-users.
Product Overview: Wireless routers, wireless access points, outdoor wireless access points,3G/4G Routers , ADSL Modem Routers
, Powerline products, IP cameras, print servers, Power over Ethernet
, Adapters, 3G Modems, VPN routers, SOHO Router ,SMB Broadband Router
, SOHO Switches ,SMB Switches
Current Markets Served: TP-LINK products are available in over 120 countries, via 402 distributors:
North America: 14 Distributors in 2 countries
Europe: 141 distributors in 43 countries
Asia, Mid-East and Africa: 163 distributors in 55 countries
Latin America: 84 distributors in 19 countries
Sales Figures: Global sales 2012: (FOB) $1400 million USD
Global Sales Volume 2012: 110 million units
Media Contact: Daniel Beach – Global Communications Manager: Dan.firstname.lastname@example.org
More Information: www.tp-link.com
Competitive Differentiators: In-House Manufacturing: unlike other networking companies, TP-LINK owns its own manufacturing facilities with no outsourcing.
Original Developer: complete control of firmware source code; production uniformity and performance stability.
Best Quality/Price: RMA rate less than 1%; best operational cost control.
e-tail, Retail and Distributor Support: dedicated account managers and product engineers.
R&D Investments: more than 8% of annual sales revenues
TP-LINK Founders and Leadership Bios
Cliff and Jeffrey Chao co-founded TP-LINK in 1996 with Cliff at 32 and Jeffrey at 28. The young brothers began
from scratch with the company’s first ISA-bus 10Mbps LAN card as one of the first SOHO and SMB networking
companies in Mainland China. Since becoming China’s number one SOHO networking company in 2002, TP-LINK
now boasts a product line ranging from wireless routers and access points, outdoor wireless, 3G routers, ADSL
modem routers, Powerline adapters, to PoEs, IP cameras, SMB switches, and VPN routers and are now available
in over 100 countries worldwide.
Cliff Chao studied at Zhejiang University and directs the company’s China operations, while Jeffrey Chao, who
graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a Master’s degree in Computer Sciences, directs Global
operations. Both brothers continue to dedicate a great deal of their time to product development and other
aspects of the company to realize their dream of making TP-LINK the number one SOHO and SMB networking
company in the world.
TP-LINK is a global provider of SOHO networking products and the World's No.1 provider of WLAN and Broadband CPE devices, with products available in over 100 countries to tens of millions customers. Committed to intensive R&D, efficient production and strict quality management, TP-LINK continues to provide award-winning networking products in Wireless, ADSL, Routers, Switches, IP Cameras, Powerline Adapters, Print Servers, Media Converters and Network Adapters for Global end-users.
Visit us at www.tp-link.com.