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Taiwanese suppliers take aim at lucrative biz networking at NHS 2023

Dec 29, 2022

■Stephanie Chao The National Hardware Show 2023 (NHS) will see over a dozen of quality Taiwanese suppliers exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), led by Economic Daily News (CENS) exhibiting at Booth No. SL10178. With trade shows carrying on after the economic slowdown since COVID-19 and industries reinvigorated by strong interest in recalibrating and rebuilding business connect...

A file photo of various tools and hardware. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

Maturing trends challenged by global stressors

Dec 29, 2022

■Stephanie Chao The hand tools and hardware industries, like many other areas, are pressured to remain competitive as large-scale trends like digitalization and increasing awareness of carbon impact among customers have grown over the years. Other trends that signal, along with many others, are here to stay, and will shape the market in the future as these trends have matured over the years. ...

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Taiwan's hand tools industry is on the cusp of change

Dec 29, 2022

■Stephanie Chao As the third largest hand tools exporter in the world, Taiwan’s total hand tool exports value reflected the surge in demand in 2021, with the overall figures steadily reaching USD$4.79 billion, a significant increase of 27.4% compared to 2020 and breaking the historical value on the record as the economy had rebounded and metals had seen a considerable price hike. Growth statis...

Industry In-Focus

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Popular biz networking events and seminars an optimistic prelude to 2023

Dec 19, 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, industries are ramping up to re-engage with international buyers and suppliers. In the manufacturing industry, for instance, seminars sharing digital transformation experiences and solutions, as well as trade networking events, were popular gatherings at the year-end to help companies to prepare for 2023. According to an Economic Daily News article, at a metal process...

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Suppliers must get an edge in the new economic landscape

Sep 05, 2022

Hardware, fasteners, and hand tools sectors are among the top exporters in Taiwan, delivering quality products to various global markets promptly thanks to their competitive edge of operating under an industry hub model. Managing lead times and delivery expectations have become crucial under disrupted supply chains. Prices for raw materials and energy have risen as prolonged global events like...

Economic Daily News (CENS) publication team at the 2018 IHF helps a buyer fill out a business matchmaking form. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

Taiwanese manufacturers seek new partnerships at IHF

Aug 02, 2022

⬛ Chao Ting-yu The top hardware show EISENWARENMESSE- International Hardware Fair (IHF) is relaunching on September 25 to 28 in Cologne, with event organizers bringing back in-person events and welcoming buyers alike to source quality products in categories like tools, industrial supply, fasteners and fixings, and home improvement. Economic Daily News (CENS) is also returning to IHF, exhibi...

Supplier News

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Tai Cheer heavy-duty ball-bearing drawer slides serves best fit for tool cabinets

Jan 18, 2023

Tai Cheer Industrial Co., Ltd. is a professional maker of varied ball-bearing drawer slides, ranging from light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty variants, with functionalities in four categories: soft-closing, lock in & out, self-closing, and Interlock(anti-tilt) system. Drawer slides are primarily seen in household furniture, living room furniture, kitchen furniture, office furniture, tool ki...


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Qiao Song Tool enters the international auto repair market

Jan 10, 2023

■Kuo Fan-lin Maxx is a hand tool service brand of Qiao Song Technology that focuses on car repair and maintenance. One of our advantages is that we are not only from Taiwan, a world-renowned hand tool origin, but we can also provide a series of related auto repair hand tools. Various repair items are available due to the wide range of services in the automotive repair market, including auto...


Colored ring embedded in heads have proven to be a successful design
of Chang Loon's ratchet box-end wrenches.(Photo courtesy of Chang Loon)

Chang Loon Globally-Recognized Thanks to Patented ColorRing Ratchet Wrenches

Jan 03, 2023

■Kuo Fan-lin Chang Loon Industrial Co., Ltd. is a leading Taiwanese developer and maker of ratchet wrenches, patented wrenches, bolt cutters, and patented clamps. The firm has built a reputation in fields like hardware DIY and automotive repair. Chang Loon has acquired multiple patents, with its ratchet wrenches the most significant among its product lines. Since 2004, Chang Loon has used a...


Insiders' Views

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...

Angus Tseng(right) is aiming at SE Asia market (photo taken by Lailai King)

New Chairman of Taipei Kitchen Commerce Association Eyes SE Asian Market

Jun 27, 2017

Angus Tseng, Oddo Kitchen president and newly elected chairman of Taipei Kitchen Commerce Association, is aiming to explore more business opportunities in the international market through industrial upgrading. “Kitchenware industry is now facing the issues such as manpower shortage, inadequate brand differentiation, rapid rise of China, and chaotic market competition.” Tseng said. “Therefore,...

Kristy Chi, MIRDC's industry analyst.

MIRDC Analyst Shares Views to Dispel Doom of Red Supply Chain on Taiwan's Fastener Industry

Taiwan-to-China fastener exports in Jan.-July 2015 total 11,000 tonnes versus only 3,000 tonnes of imports

Oct 01, 2015

The rise of China’s “red supply chain,” a term coined by market observers for aggressive development of Chinese tech industries backed by the central government to minimize dependence on imports and secure sustained economic growth, is widely regarded a growing threat to Taiwanese manufacturers, especially those from the island’s industries supplying products and services overlapping those from t...

Exhibition Highlights

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...

Crowds at the 2022 International Hardware Fare Cologne as pictured here. (Photo credit: Koelnmesse, INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR)

2022 International Hardware Fair Cologne Post-Show Report

Oct 19, 2022

Show Info After a four-year-long hiatus, the 2022 edition of the International Hardware Fair Cologne (IHF) wrapped up on Sept. 28 after returning to the Cologne Exhibition Center in person for the first time after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. According to the event organizer Koelnmesse GmbH's compiled statistics after the show, the four-day event saw approximately 25,000 visitors fro...

Buyers pose with an Economic Daily News (CENS) publication team member at the 2018 IHF. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

International Hardware Fair to kick off on the 25th

Sep 21, 2022

“International Hardware Fair (IHF) in Cologne,” an industry-benchmark hardware and tools trade fair, is returning to the Koelnmesse Cologne Exhibition Center on Sept. 25 after a four-year hiatus. Having seen two consecutive shows canceled entirely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s IHF is slated to kick off in a hybrid manner. Event organizer Koelnmesse show statistics indicate that th...

CENS Global Pass

Kae Dih Enterprise Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Electric random orbital sanders, professional vacuum cleaners, centralized vacuum cleaner systems, industrial vacuum cleaners</p>

Kae Dih Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Electric random orbital sanders, professional vacuum cleaners, centralized vacuum cleaner systems, industrial vacuum cleaners

Jun 19, 2017

Founded in 1983, Kae Dih Enterprise Co., Ltd. is an ISO 9001-certified developer and manufacturer of wet/dry vacuum cleaners, industrial vacuum cleaners, dedicated vacuum cleaners and electric random orbital sanders. After gaining solid foothold in the global vacuum-cleaner market, KaeDih tapped its strong R&D capability to successfully diversify its extensive catalog into high-end electric sa...


Superbco Industrial Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Wrenches, suction lifters,sockets, workshop tools,screwdrivers, hammers, etc.</p>

Superbco Industrial Co., Ltd.

Wrenches, suction lifters,sockets, workshop tools,screwdrivers, hammers, etc.

Jul 21, 2016

To address the perpetual demand of both DIY users and professionals for effortless, easy-to-use torque tools, Superbco Industrial Co., Ltd., a specialized manufacturer of hand tools, has been promoting its brand new product, Diamond Force combination ratchet wrench. Diamond Force has quite a few appealing features that are developed with Superbco’s abundant knowledge of hand tools. For higher ...


Hung Pump Industrial Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Water pumps and industrial pumps</p>

Hung Pump Industrial Co., Ltd.

Water pumps and industrial pumps

May 18, 2016

Established in 1989, Hung Pump Group (HPG) is renowned as one of Taiwan’s leading pump makers and branded vendors for a comprehensive lineup encompassing clear and dirty water pumps, garden pumps, sewage pumps, high-pressure pumps, grinder pumps irrigation pumps, well pumps and industrial pumps, as well as related accessories and peripherals. HPG’s products are widely sought-after among buyers...