Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd was established under the laws of the BVI on February 6, 2006, as HLS Systems International, Ltd., in order to merge with Chardan North China Acquisition Corporation, or Chardan, a Delaware purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, originally established on March 10, 2005, with the mainly purpose of effecting a business combination with an unidentified operating business that has its primary operating facilities located in China, in any city or province north of Yangtze River. The Company is a provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China. It serves customers in the industrial, railway, subway, nuclear power, building retrofit and mechanical and electronic industries in China, Southeast Asia, and Middle East. Its proprietary technologies are applied through its industrial automation solution suite, including the DCS (Distributed Control System), PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), RMIS (Real-time Management Information System), HAMS (HolliAS Asset Management System), OTS (Operator Training System), HolliAS BATCH (Batch Application Package), HolliAS APC Suite (Advanced Process Control Package), SIS (Safety Instrumentation System), high-speed railway signaling system of TCC (Train Control Center), ATP (Automatic Train Protection), Subway Supervisory and Control platform, SCADA (Surveillance Control and Data Acquisition), nuclear power non-safety automation and control system HolliAs-NMS and other products. The Company sells its products and services to, or carries out engineering projects for, national or multi-provincial companies with subsidiaries located across 30 provinces in China. Its main competitors in the international rail and subway signaling markets are Bombardier and Alston, and local competitors including Kurihara, Sanyo, Bintai KDK and Gammon Construction.