SDG Group

Message from Founder

Message from Founder

Established in 1982, MEAN WELL has been focusing on the switching power supply industry for more than 30 years, all the while upholding a brand spirit of good intentions and corporate culture of honesty and sincerity. The name MEAN WELL was initially derived from the principle of "having good intentions", which is also my life philosophy. By starting from goodwill and mutual benefit and persistently pouring your heart and soul into it, a corporate culture of righteousness and sincerity can be created; this is also the most critical characteristic of the MEAN WELL family.

In 1980, two years before MEAN WELL was established, I was only 26 years old. I deeply realized that if a company wants to continue growing, it must go out of Taiwan and look to the whole world. Therefore, it is very important to have the ability to communicate in English. So I spent 19 years studying English hard every day. Although my career was taking off and the work was burdensome in those years, I still insisted on flipping through the dictionary every day, never giving up halfway! And the company name MEAN WELL was also derived from the English dictionary at that time.

If a person is doing something with integrity, s/he will persist and strive to achieve the goal. I have had this ancient dictionary accompany me for 40 years, like the power of striving for excellence that drives me to keep going. I hope this strength can affect all SDG Group employees and our thousands of partners!

In recent years, I have been thinking about the future of MEAN WELL. MEAN WELL employees used to implement various policies and programs in Jerry's way. This fact reminds me that in 2017 at the Global Distribution Conference in Huadu, Guangzhou, when the United States Distributor was singing the song "My Way" on the stage and changed the lyrics "My way" to "Jerry's Way". However, I thought it would be "Our Way". Because I hope the MEAN WELL's future should be "From my way to our way", not just going by myself but going by ourselves together with our partners.

After reading tons of articles about sustainable development, I started to draw MEAN WELL's future. Combining with the sustainable development goals of the United Nations and the concepts of Sustainable Development Group, the SDG Group has integrated MEAN WELL, PowerNex, Share Well, and MEAN WELL Foundation as a whole. With the slogan "Reliable Partners, Sustainable Development", we will cultivate more ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) companies in the near future.

We are looking forward to new friends and MEAN WELL partners joining our SDG partners and creating a better environment for our next generation!

Jerry Lin
Founder of SDG Group