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Growth slows as October PMI sees slight rebound to 58.3: CIER

Nov 01, 2021

Chung-Hua Institution For Economic Research (CIER) announced October's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) of Taiwan's manufacturing industry today, which increased slightly by 0.5 to 58.3 after two months of decline. CIER President Chang Chuan-zhang said that although the PMI index has expanded for 16 consecutive months, port congestion, freight delays, shortage of key components, and delivery ...


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Magnesium shortages could further rock global production chains

Oct 18, 2021

Amid the news of product and raw material shortages due to many issues in the global production chain and export countries, aluminum makers warned about the incoming shortage of magnesium, a crucial component in the production of alloys. International news outlets have pointed to the energy crisis in China as the nexus point that further worsened the snowball effect of shortages of essential r...


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Global sea freight rates to see hikes in Oct.

Sep 06, 2021

The global transportation peak season is expected to worsen the port congestion problem, presented in how the global large container carrier's general rate increase (GRI) is slated for an uptick growth again in October, pushing shipping prices between East Asia and North America to an all-time high. Freight companies moving to increase prices include Evergreen, Yangming, COSCO, HMM, Hapag-Lloy...



Industry In-Focus

Sample of Mao Chuan's stamped parts.

Mao Chuan's Religious Adherence to Global Standards Works

Breeding staff loyalty one of secrets to sustained success

Mar 07, 2017

Mao Chuan Industrial Co., Ltd., founded in 1970 in Changhua County, central Taiwan, started up as a small OEM of clothing parts and related accessories and then, after gaining years of experience in punching, diversified into manufacturing leather accessories and footwear parts mainly for Nike and Reebok, hence significantly widening its product range. In recent years and having built considerabl...


Taiwanese garden tool makers continue to engage in developing high-end products.

Taiwan Garden Tool Makers Continue to Develop Cutting-edge Products

One maker aims to satisfy market demand for premium, easy-to-use items

Feb 21, 2017

Known as the "Kingdom of Hand Tools," Taiwan has long been the world's major supplier of general hand tools, and now some makers on the island are taking aim at the high-end market. With the help of industry and government-backed institutions, such as the Metal Industrial Research & Development Center and Taiwan Regional Hand Tools Association, Taiwanese hand tool makers have been upgrading to...


S.C. Yu (right) received the chairmanship seal from the ex-chairman Arthur Wu (left) under the witness of THTMA's honorary chairman Mark Lin (center) in mid-September 2016 (photo courtesy of EDN).

Re-Dai Chairman Elected New Head of THTMA

New chairman will set up new committees to help insiders ride on e-commerce trend

Dec 21, 2016

At the THTMA (Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers’ Association) annual general meeting held in mid-September, 2016, S.C. Yu, chairman of Re-Dai Precision Tools Co., Ltd., a high-profile manufacturer of hand tools, was elected the 14th chairman of the association, to continue to lead the industry to sustainable development. Meanwhile, chairman S.D. Huang of Allprofessional Mfg. Co., Ltd., a supplier...



Supplier News

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Taiwan-based Ray Fu supplies the world with quality fasteners

Aug 26, 2021

With countries introducing infrastructure plans to bolster their economies hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan's export-oriented fasteners market has seen a significant surge in demand. According to the data reported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, this year's fasteners and screws export value reached USD$2.93 billion between January to July, representing a 30.9% YoY growth, with the U...

RAY FU ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


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Steel Mark Well-recognized as Reliable Supplier of Lock Products

Apr 27, 2021

■ Tseng Lung-nan Founded in 1981, Steel Mark is specialized in manufacturing locks and other related hardware. The company's product catalog includes padlocks, motorcycle and bike locks, deadbolt locks, digital door locks, door locks, rim & euro profile cylinders, and concern hardware and parts. Presently, the company operates modern manufacturing facilities occupying 3,300 square met...

STEEL MARK ENTERPRISE LTD.


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Reliable Ratchet Wrench Supplier Chang Pu Keeps Innovating Pace

Apr 27, 2021

Chang Pu Enterprise, founded in 2005, focuses on producing high-quality ratchet wrenches. Under the leadership of Chairman Yang Cheng Pu, the R&D team has accumulated experience and researched to roll out the upgrades and innovative products. With the latest technology, Chang Pu continues to deliver the suitable hand tools to their clients. The company has set up a modernized, multifunctional ...

CHANG PU ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.



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

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CHINAPLAS 2022 to kick off on April 25

Jan 05, 2022

CHINAPLAS 2022, the world's biggest platform showcasing advanced rubber and plastic technology, is returning to the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) on April 25 for three days, using up 360,000 square meters of exhibition ground space. The show is slated to exhibit over 4,000 domestic and international quality exhibitors and prepare the rubber and plastic industry to engage wi...


1-on-1 Virtual Procurement Sessions on Day 1 of Taipei AMPA, removing restrictions on location and time for local and global buyers to get in touch. (Photo taken by Lin Yu-shuan)

2020 Taipei AMPA Post-Show Report

Nov 09, 2020

Preface The three-in-one Taipei AMPA wrapped up on Oct. 24 at the Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2. According to TAITRA’s statistics, the four-day event attracted approximately 6,000 professional visitors, including representatives from Tesla Taiwan, TOYOTA, FORD, NISSAN, the joint EV venture between Foxconn and Yulon, and Michelin Tires. Unlike previous events, TAITRA organized a virtual e...


Gearing up for Post-COVID Recovery, THS Coming Soon in October</h2>

Gearing up for Post-COVID Recovery, THS Coming Soon in October

Oct 07, 2020

As the only hardware and hand tools trade show taking place this year globally, the three-day Taiwan Hardware Show (THS) will soon kick off on 13th October at the Taichung International Exhibition Center. Positive industry outlook for the post COVID-19 era has led to over 370 companies signing up as exhibitors, in a bid to gear up for a long-awaited economic recovery and plan the next strategic m...



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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...

KAE DIH ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


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 ...

PLUS CRAFT INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.


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...

HUNG PUMP INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.