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Taiwan International Fastener Show Set to Continue Leading the Way for Taiwanese Fastener Industry

Mar 29, 2018

The upcoming Taiwan International Fastener Show 2018, scheduled from April 10 through 12 at Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in Taiwan’s southern metropolis of Kaohsiung, will host 415 exhibitors with 1,107 booths and 2,000 overseas buyers from 75 countries, to not just retain its reputation as Asia’s second- and the world’s third-largest fastener exhibition, but continue to lead the way for Taiwan’s ...

ND to Maintain Its Lead in Global Market for Fasteners

Mar 13, 2018

Founded in 1955, ND Industries is a globally known fastener manufacturer headquartered in the U.S. Bolstered by its cutting-edge manufacturing process, the firm has effectively served many global customers, and successfully taps the supply chain Tesla, the world’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, with its anti-loose coating technology. Excelling at applied technology of materials, ND is cap...

Taiwan Fastener Industry's Impressive Performance in 2017 to Open Doors Wider for Local Companies in Global Market in Years to Come

Jan 23, 2018

Mainly thanks to strong demands from all over the world, total export value and volume of Taiwan’s fasteners both achieved record highs in 2017, an achievement by the industry, which is considered likely to ensure local insiders a promising start this year, or even for a longer period of time. Market insiders noted that Taiwan’s overall production of fasteners, which are mostly exported to oth...

Industry In-Focus

Taiwanese Fasteners Suppliers Aggressively Venture into Auto Sector

Jun 24, 2016

Following over six decades of development, fastener manufacturing has been one of Taiwan’s traditional industries with sustaining global competitiveness. Having upgraded from low-end, DIY-caliber fasteners to higher ends, Taiwanese fasteners suppliers have increasingly joining the global supply chain of automotives to carve out niches. With more and more insiders venturing into the production ...

Reported Rosy 2016 Light-vehicle Market Forecast Encourages Taiwan's Fastener Makers

Boltun Corp. of Taiwan is approved as direct supplier to VW's global factories

Jan 18, 2016

With recent TV reports on CNN and CNBC stating encouraging vehicle sales in the U.S., likely due to record-low gasoline prices across North America, the global automotive market may be one sector of the volatile global economy that is set for steady growth, despite widely reported economic slowdown in China for 2016. In addition and as reported on CNN, CNBC TV news on January 16, crude oil pri...

Taiwan's 2014 Fastener Production Again Sets Record High Volume

Production volume in 2014 exceeds new high of 1.812 million tonnes for second straight year

Feb 25, 2015

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG With TV news reports that certain parts of the USA have seen home prices rise sizably since last year, in particular those in San Francisco, and the Greek debt deal tentatively extended, and car sales stateside increase due to falling gas prices, some say the global economic climate looks promising and should drive manufacturing and construction industries worldwide, w...

Supplier News

Hose Clamps by Scheme Development Are Deemed Top-tiers in Global Market

May 09, 2018

■ Fan Wen-shing Following over 35 years of unremitting effort on continuous improvements of product quality and production efficiency, Scheme Development Co., Ltd., a Taiwanese high-profile maker of hose clamps, has witnessed its products renowned by customers as top-tiers for comparable quality to those produced in developed countries. More notable is that some of Scheme Development’s hose...


On-Spring's Fastener Products Received Praises from Global Customers

May 09, 2018

■ Tsai Yao-chang On-Spring Industrial Co., Ltd. is a business specialized in fasteners. Its waterproof covers, featured in this year's Kaohsiung International Fastener Show, have received high praises from buyers throughout the world. Ms. Julie Chu, who is mainly responsible for corporate marketing, said that what makes the product special is its superior adhesion which leads to highly-effi...


Ray Fu Offers Quality Fasteners and Steel Wire Products

May 09, 2018

■ Huang Chi-ming Founded in 2000 in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, Ray Fu has been a professional manufacturer of various fasteners and steel wires. Ray Fu supplies an extensive range of products: self drilling screws, drywall screws, chipboard screws, self tapping screws, collated screws, window screws, concrete screws, decking screws, roofing screws, machine screws, automotive screws, specia...


Insiders' Views

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...

New TIFI Chairman Sheds Light on Development of Taiwan's Fastener Industry

To make TIFS a 3-day event being one of many targets for trade group leader

Feb 25, 2015

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG The Taiwan Industrial Fastener Institute (TIFI), the island’s only trade association composed of fastener manufacturers, is generally regarded as the driver of development of the industry over the past decades, and its newly nominated chairman, Anchor Chang, also the owner of Anchor Fasteners Industrial Co., Ltd. and Alliance Global Technology Co., Ltd., is taking over...

TIFI Chairman Rallies Taiwan's Fastener Industry with an Eye on the World

TIFS set to highlight local strengths at biggest-ever show in April​

Feb 05, 2014

By STEVE CHUANG Joe Chen may be entering his last year as the chairman of Taiwan Industrial Fasteners Institute (TIFI), but the industry captain, also president of fastener supplier Saintec Enterprise Co., Ltd., is still going full-speed to boost Taiwan's competitiveness in the global market. Under his leadership, the third Taiwan International Fastener Show (TIFS) is set to hold its biggest-eve...

Exhibition Highlights

Shanghai Fastener Professional Exhibition 2018 Proved a Huge Success

Jul 05, 2018

"Fastener Expo Shanghai 2018 Shanghai Fasteners Exhibition & the 9th Shanghai Auto Fasteners Exhibition", as one of the top three fastener exhibitions in the world, which are organized by ITE (Asia) Exhibition Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Ebseek Exhibition Co., Ltd., has gained the overwhelming success at the National Convention and Exhibition Center during June 20th -22th, 2018. The exhibition has ...

2018 Taiwan International Fastener Show to Solicit Professional Buyers in ASEAN Member Countries

Oct 25, 2017

As the rapid economic development of ASEAN ( Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market has brought large market demands for fasteners used in industries of vehicle, machine and architecture, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), a non-profit government co-sponsored trade promotion organization in Taiwan, held an information session to promote the 2018 Taiwan International Fast...

INAFASTENER 2017 Allows for Easy Access to Indonesia's Vigorous Market for Fasteners

Exhibition benefits from country's growing car production and civil construction

Nov 08, 2016

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, and at the same time is one of the largest economies, agriculture, industry and service industry in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The largest economic sector in Indonesia is manufacturing and processing, which contributes around 24% of the Gross Domestic Product and one of the local industries that have been on rap...