Established in 1991, Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited (”Lukfook” or the “Group”) was listed on Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in May 1997, with stock code “00590.HK”. Lukfook was founded by a group of jewellery specialists with over 50 years' experience who possess unique market sense and passion to strive for excellence. Throughout the years, its achievements have been reflected by the outstanding performance in merchandising, sales, administration, financial and marketing aspects.
The Group principally engages in the sourcing, designing, wholesaling, trademark licensing and retailing of a variety of gold and platinum jewellery and gem-set jewellery products, with a total of over 2,330 points of sale worldwide. The Group will continue to identify new business opportunities in the international market in response to its corporate vision, “Brand of Hong Kong, Sparkling the World”.
Since the establishment of the first shop in Mainland China in 1994, the total number of shops located in Mainland China has rapidly grown to over 2,250 by now. While the Group has installed many shops in the first and second tier cities of Mainland China, it is also keen on branching out in promising lower-tier cities for further expansion. The Group will also make a strategic move to open flagship stores in prominent cities to strengthen our penetration into the Mainland China market.
To further enhance cost effectiveness and production efficiency, the Group has established its own jewellery processing plant. In 2003, the Group set up a large-scale jewellery processing plant in Nansha, Guangzhou, with a total site area of over 350,000 square feet. The total plant production capacity will double upon full operation. Having a wholly owned jewellery processing plant enables the Group to offer stable good supply and carry out quality control effectively. The expanded production scale will also help the Group cope with its enlarging distribution network and provide stable jewellery supply to its jewellery shops. The jewellery processing plant attained ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems - Requirements and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certifications in 2008 and 2009 respectively for its international level quality assurance system and professionally recognized product quality standard.
The Group exercises strict quality control and is meticulous from raw materials procurement, production to after-sales services. In 1996, China Gems Laboratory Limited ("CGL"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group which is operated and managed by experienced and certified gemologists, was established to provide services including authentication and grading of diamonds, authentication of jadeite jade and coloured gemstones, and quality testing for jewellery. In 2005, CGL succeeded in applying for accreditation by the Hong Kong Accreditation Service and became one of the first accredited laboratories that conformed to ISO/IEC 17025 and obtained the accreditation in jadeite jade testing. Subsequently, in 2009, it obtained the accreditation in diamond authentication and grading. In 2015, CGL obtained ISO 11426 accreditation in gold fineness testing and was authorised to issue internationally recognised gold testing report. It is the only laboratory in Hong Kong that meets the requirements of accreditation in jadeite jade testing, diamond authentication and grading, and gold fineness testing. Besides, it is the first laboratory in Hong Kong to obtain Chinese national standards GB/T9288 accreditation in gold testing, affirming its international level quality assurance system and professionally recognised product quality standard.
In 2013, the Group set up Victoria Gemological Institute Limited, which principally engages in jewellery authentication and professional training. With branch offices established in Mainland China, the institute provides services for the jewellery sector and customers. The Victoria Gemological Institute has passed the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and the accreditation of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and is authorised to issue internationally recognised reports for diamond grading, jadeite jade, ruby, sapphire and emerald testing.