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Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles Economic Division Secretary Huang Tsuei-chuan (third from left) arrived at the Taiwan Pavilion to meet with exhibitors and the Economic Daily News (CENS) publication team. (Photo courtesy of Tai Chi-lan)

AAPEX opens with Economic Daily News helming Taiwan's largest exhibition group

Nov 03, 2022

As the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) opened on Nov. 1 and sought to move beyond the impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the show saw around 1,400 exhibitors using a total of 2,500 booths and traveling from all over the world to attend, making it one of the largest professional trade shows to open this year. Economic Daily News and the media group’s business division CEN...


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Industry Trends in Taiwan The Evolving State of the Automotive and Auto Parts Industry

Oct 25, 2022

∎ Chao Ting-yu Companies must balance the need to invest in new technologies and equipment with business operations. In the September 2022 edition of CENS' exclusively-published "Taiwan Transportation Guide" (TTG), we talked to Industrial Technology Research Institute’s Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center (ISTI) Intelligent Vehicle System Research Dept. Machinery & Sys...


EV revolution sees advancements in emerging smart cockpit solutions</h2>

EV revolution sees advancements in emerging smart cockpit solutions

Jul 12, 2022

Earlier in March 2022, before Taiwan’s second-biggest local COVID-19 Omicron-fueled outbreak began, the island’s top automotive electronic suppliers and leading R&D center in autonomous technology and testing, Automotive Research and Testing Center (ARTC), collectively announced the formation of the “Automotive AI Imagery Chip and Smart Cockpit Display Module Industry Alliance.” The press con...



Industry In-Focus

Protective components crucial in three areas for top supplier</h2>

Protective components crucial in three areas for top supplier

Dec 29, 2022

Major component suppliers are adjusting their operational strategies as long-term trends in specific markets have grown in size and demand. Circuit protection component maker Thinking Electronic is such a company, with its newly-appointed general manager Chung Shih-yin noting that the company will expand investment into three fields by 2025: automotive, industrial control systems, and power su...


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TECO EV power system sees rapid growth amid India market plans

Nov 15, 2022

TECO, a major electric motor manufacturer, offered future estimates that the performance of the electric vehicle power system will increase by 30% annually today. However, TECO believes the performance of the electromechanical system will fall flat next year, with smart energy expected to grow significantly and smart life solutions expected to rise steadily. TECO also revealed plans that the new ...


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Lithium prices soar as EV demand surges

Oct 31, 2022

Since the beginning of this year, global electric vehicle (EV) shipments have grown significantly, especially with the surge of production in mainland China. The increase in various battery shipments largely drove the growth in China, be it lithium ternary batteries or lithium iron phosphate batteries (LEP). Both types require the use of lithium metal, and the price of lithium has continued t...



Supplier News

The AC Charging Connectors for Electric Vehicles (Two Connectors) are patented for their unique design. It meets U.S. specification standards and features ease of use. Photo courtesy of Chung Kwang.

Chung Kwang targets N. America EV market with quality, certified charging connectors/cords

Nov 02, 2022

As central Taiwan's biggest electric wire producer, Chung Kwang Electric Wire and Cable has been in business for over 43 years, specializing in developing and making various electric wires and cables. Having seen the writing on the wall in recent years by anticipating the rise of the electric vehicle market, Chung Kwang decided to invest in developing EV charging guns and connectors. In 2013, ...

CHUNG KWANG ELECTRIC WIRE AND CABLE CO., LTD.


Sloop Spare Parts offers a range of high-quality aftermarket (AM) automotive steering and suspension parts. (Photo courtesy of Sloop Spare Parts)

SLOOP makes and markets quality AM steering and suspension parts

Oct 25, 2022

∎ Kuo Fang-lin The ISO 9001:2000-certified Sloop Spare Parts Mfg. Co., Ltd. was founded in 1984. As a veteran manufacturer of a large range of high-quality aftermarket (AM) automotive steering and suspension parts, Sloop Spare Parts mainly offers Tie Rod End, Rack End, Side Rod Assembly, Ball Joint, Center Link, Cross Rod, Stabilizer Link, Idler Arm, Drag Link, and Pitman Arm. The company uses...

SLOOP SPARE PARTS MFG. CO., LTD.


TOP-RANK creates excellent quality products with its high-precision production. (Photo courtesy of TOP-RANK)

Veteran auto tools and hand tools maker Top-Rank

Oct 25, 2022

∎ Lo Shu-hua TOP-RANK Industrial CO., LTD., established in 1979, has 40 years of production experience as a veteran specialist in developing and manufacturing high-quality automotive tools and hand tools. It is located at the heart of Taiwan’s hand tools hub in Taichung City. To expand its business operations, TOP-RANK founded its China-based subsidiary, TOP-RANK (Jiashan) Industrial in 19...

TOP-RANK INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.



Insiders' Views

Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Taiwan First brakes Technology Co., Ltd. </p>

Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd.

Taiwan First brakes Technology Co., Ltd.

Mar 04, 2021

Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd is one of the major manufacturers of automobile friction materials in Taiwan and globally. Chairman Austin Cheng has implemented the double-arrow strategy this year - own brand of “YangPo” is adopted to focus on global channels while the “NHC brand focuses on improving market shares in global markets, such as Europe, America, Asia, Australia, and the Middle E...

NAN HOANG TRAFFIC INSTRUMENT CO., LTD.


OmniEyes CEO and Co-Founder Chun-Ting Chou. (Photo courtesy of OmniEyes)

OmniEyes' AI Technology Paves the Way for Traditional Industries' Digital Transition

Dec 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the industries' timeline for implementing digital transformation. However, the how's and what's of applying new technologies and improving the added value to existing products and services can be daunting. Three professors from the National Taiwan University College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science founded the startup company "OmniEyes," basi...


Caption: Pictured from front row, third right, Changhua County Government Economic Affairs Department Director Liu Yu-ping, County Magistrate Wang Huei-mei, Secretary Chen Bo-tsun pose in front of the exhibition booth. (Photo provided by CHCIA)

Changhua County Government Shores up Biz-Matching to Global Buyers

Nov 18, 2019

■Yang Feng-Chun In a bid to assist manufacturers in Changhua County to expand their market reach overseas against severe competition in the globalized market, Changhua County Government has been an active player in pushing for a makeover and innovation of its local small and medium-sized enterprises. This is done in hopes of establishing stronger connection with international markets. An ex...



Exhibition Highlights

INAPA 2023 – The ASEAN's Largest International Trade Show for Automotive Industry</h2><p class='subtitle'>https://inapa-exhibition.net/</p>

INAPA 2023 – The ASEAN's Largest International Trade Show for Automotive Industry

https://inapa-exhibition.net/

Dec 20, 2022

The previous event of INAPA 2022 has warmly welcomed 1,048 exhibitors from 34 countries from transportation sectors background. There were 20,502 interactions from 28 countries. The statistics has shown that INAPA become the most comprehensive exhibition in Southeast Asia, especially in automotive aftermarket and OEM industry and it has been proved with the enthusiasm of the exhibitors and visito...


Automechanika Dubai to Highlight Potential of ‘Made in GCC' in the Auto Aftermarket</h2><p class='subtitle'>Global supply chain disruption has fuelled region-wide interest in home-grown marques </p>

Automechanika Dubai to Highlight Potential of ‘Made in GCC' in the Auto Aftermarket

Global supply chain disruption has fuelled region-wide interest in home-grown marques

Nov 21, 2022

Dubai, UAE: The GCC automotive aftermarket is on the cusp of seismic change, and Automechanika Dubai 2022 is perfectly placed to allow the industry access to the resulting opportunities and provide a platform to discuss the challenges. In particular, disruptions in the global supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has driven rising demand for locally produced products. In a report produc...


Latin America's #1 tire and auto parts exhibition is back for 2023</h2><p class='subtitle'>The Latin Tyre & Auto Parts Expo returns to Panama next year</p>

Latin America's #1 tire and auto parts exhibition is back for 2023

The Latin Tyre & Auto Parts Expo returns to Panama next year

Nov 08, 2022

Panama City, Panama— October 12, 2022 — Latin America’s #1 tire and auto parts exhibition the Latin Tyre & Auto Parts Expo is returning once again next year to Panama next June 14-16, 2023. “After a hiatus due to Covid-19 the show is finally back and is being held in the brand-new Panama Convention Center,” Gustavo Lima, CEO of the Latin Expo Group. “It’s double the size of the size of the las...



CENS Global Pass

HWANG YU AUTOMOBILE PARTS CO., LTD.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Ball Joints, Tie Rod Ends, Rack Ends, Center Links, and Control Arms, Side Rod Assy, Brake Calipers, Etc.</p>

HWANG YU AUTOMOBILE PARTS CO., LTD.

Ball Joints, Tie Rod Ends, Rack Ends, Center Links, and Control Arms, Side Rod Assy, Brake Calipers, Etc.

May 24, 2021

Founded in 1972, Hwang Yu Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. is a IATF 16949 and ISO 14001-certified company specializing production of high-quality aftermarket (AM) automotive steering, suspension and brake components, with over 50 years of manufacturing experience. The company's products are marketed worldwide under its own-brands “3 Star” and “Hwang Yu” and are all popular with global customers. Cu...

HWANG YU AUTOMOBILE PARTS CO., LTD.


 Liege International Co., Ltd</h2><p class='subtitle'>Professional manufacturer of rubber parts for engines</p>

Liege International Co., Ltd

Professional manufacturer of rubber parts for engines

Nov 06, 2017

Established in 1992, Liege International Co., Ltd, a Taiwan-based company specializing in making rubber parts and suspension links, has been committed to satisfying its domestic and overseas customers with high quality and professional services. To meet ever-changing market demands, Liege has been continuously putting efforts on the R&D of new products. Hydraulic Engine Mounting, for instance...

LIEGE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.


AEPS Trading Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Pistons, cylinder liner kits, piston rings, cylinder liners, engine bearings, gasket overhaul kits, engine gaskets, engine valves, and other engine parts</p>

AEPS Trading Co., Ltd.

Pistons, cylinder liner kits, piston rings, cylinder liners, engine bearings, gasket overhaul kits, engine gaskets, engine valves, and other engine parts

Nov 18, 2016

AEPS Trading Co., Ltd. is a specialized and experienced supplier of various engine parts specifically for Japanese and Korean makes and models as well as other vehicles, having built sound reputation among the automotive segment, particularly in the aftermarket. The company’s product lineup encompasses a wide spectrum of engine system parts, including cylinder liners, pistons, piston pins, pis...

AEPS TRADING CO., LTD.