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China Announces New Raft of US Imports for Tariff Waivers </h2>

China Announces New Raft of US Imports for Tariff Waivers

May 13, 2020

China announced on Tuesday a new list of 79 U.S. products eligible for waivers from retaliatory tariffs imposed at the height of the bilateral trade war, amid continued pressure on Beijing to boost imports from the United States. China’s finance ministry said in a statement the new waivers will take effect on May 19 and expire on May 18, 2021. The latest list waives tariffs on products includi...


Taiwan's Manufacturing Activity Contracts</h2>

Taiwan's Manufacturing Activity Contracts

May 05, 2020

Taipei, Manufacturing activity in Taiwan contracted in April because of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on global demand, hurting Taiwan's export-oriented manufacturers, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) said Monday. Taiwan's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for April fell 5.5 points from a month earlier to 47.6, the steepest monthly decline since the think tank started to...


Taiwan's Hand Tools Industry Overview 2020</h2>

Taiwan's Hand Tools Industry Overview 2020

May 04, 2020

Taiwan's hand tools are the world’s unsung champions! Every year, Taiwan’s tool industry earns US$4 billion from exports of OEM wrenches and pliers. Globally reputed as the “Kingdom of Hand Tools,” Taiwan is one of the world’s top three export countries in this sector, which is one of the island’s most prominent industries. Nearly 70% of enterprises in the hand tool industry are concentrated in t...



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

Chang Loon's 100-tooth gear wrench features each turn at surefire 3.6 degrees to attain effortless operation and torque accuracy.

Chang Loon Acclaimed Topped Wrench Supplier from Taiwan

May 28, 2020

With over 40 years of experience, Chang Loon Industrial Co., Ltd. is a leading Taiwanese supplier of ratchet wrenches, gear wrenches and embedded its color ring trademark on the box end of the wrench. Please identify the red, blue, yellow, and orange color ring trademark when purchasing the ratchet wrench products. Chih-ming Chang, deputy general manager said in order to allow users to easil...

CHANG LOON INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.


Power & Hard Industry Co., LTD.</h2><p class='subtitle'>crimping tools, steel-wire cutters, cable cutters, steel-rope cutters</p>

Power & Hard Industry Co., LTD.

crimping tools, steel-wire cutters, cable cutters, steel-rope cutters

Feb 05, 2020

Power & Hard Industry Co., Ltd. specializes in designing and producing professional pliers. Having been in the industry for over 20 years and rolling out their own brand called “Flying Fish,” the firm has largely concentrated on producing high-quality hand tools and various pliers as a professional manufacturer. Power & Hard Industry’s newly announced 17” Steel Wire & Cable Cutter has especially ...

POWER & HARD INDUSTRY CO., LTD.


A-Tina Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Home Pair Tool, Power Tool Accessories, Household Tool Kit</p>

A-Tina Co., Ltd.

Home Pair Tool, Power Tool Accessories, Household Tool Kit

Jan 10, 2020

Founded in 1975 in Taichung, A-Tina Co., Ltd. is an industry leader in hand tools. With around 45 years of manufacturing experience, it can provide customization in accordance to client requirements. The company offers various tool cases in materials such as hollow molding in plastic, aluminum, iron, and nylon. and a wide variety of tool kits for different project purposes, including auto repair,...

A-TINA TOOLS COMPANY 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

EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne 2020 : the entire hardware industry on four days in Cologne </h2>

EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne 2020 : the entire hardware industry on four days in Cologne

Feb 10, 2020

From 1 to 4 March 2020, Cologne will once again become the meeting point for the entire international hardware industry. For four days, around 3,000 suppliers from more than 55 countries will present tools, products from the industrial supply, fasteners and fixings, fittings and home improvement segments. The product offering of the exhibitors is complemented by an extensive and diverse event pro...


Taichung International Exhibition Center housed the complete spectrum of high-grade products for multi-sector applications available for direct orders, which is expected to reach more than NTD$25 billion (Photo photographed by Sung Chien-Sheng)

THS 2019 Polishes Reputation as the Place to Go for Hardware Industry

Jan 10, 2020

Turnout surges despite turbulent economy Taiwan Hardware Show (THS), the best business platform for the hardware industry in Taiwan, took place at the Taichung International Exhibition Center from Oct. 17th to 19th. The show saw participation from 430 domestic and foreign exhibitors, taking up more than 1,000 booths in total, the highest record in the show’s history. Last year was the seven...


EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne 2020-the entire hardware industry on four days in Cologne</h2>

EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne 2020-the entire hardware industry on four days in Cologne

Dec 16, 2019

From 1 to 4 March 2020, Cologne will once again become the meeting point for the entire international hardware industry. For four days, around 2,800 suppliers from more than 55 countries will present tools, products from the industrial supply, fasteners and fixings, fittings and home improvement segments. "The exhibitor quality once again shows that the EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fa...



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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.