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CSC Likely to Raise Steel Prices for Q4 amid Optimism for Market Recovery

Aug 19, 2015

Amid optimism towards recovery of the global steel market, Taiwan-based China Steel Corp. (CSC), the island’s largest steelmaker by size, is widely expected by market observers to raise its nominal prices of domestically-sold steel for Q4 on August 26, when the firm will announce new prices. The reported expectation for higher steel prices to be charged by CSC in Q4 than in Q3 makes sense, giv...


Taiwan's IPI in June Drops 1.35% YoY to 106.42

Jul 31, 2015

Impacted by steadily shrinking exports and local economy battered by a slowing Chinese economy, recent upheavals in the Chinese stock market, dropping oil and commodity prices, Taiwan’s industrial production index (IPI) continuously dropped by 1.35 percent year-on-year (YoY) to 106.42 in June, albeit having inched up only 0.02 percent over May, according to the latest report issued by the Ministr...


EVA Air Spends US$1.58 Bn. on Five New Boeing 777 Freighters

Jul 29, 2015

Apparently shrugging off impact from protracted downtrend in the global air cargo industry, as well as betting on better prospects on the back of lower fuel prices, EVA Airways Corporation (EVA Air), Taiwan’s top-2 airline by size, has just finalized an order for five new Boeing 777F freighters for less than NT$50 billion (US$1.58 billion) as part of its fleet expansion plan that involves NT$65.5...



Industry In-Focus

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

Special Rivets Corp.

Blind rivets, blind rivet nuts, riveters, hand riveters, pneumatic riveters, hand rivet nut tools

Jan 09, 2018

Established in 1983, Special Rivets Corp (SRC) is a veteran, top-end supplier of blind rivets, blind rivet nuts and riveting tools, with more than 30 years of expertise and a high profile in the global market. The ISO 9001 certified maker noted that, apart from manufacturing high quality rivets and nuts, it also offers various related tools such as hand riveters, air riveters and etc., aiming ...

SPECIAL RIVETS CORP.


Nan Dee Precision Co., Ltd.

High precision turning service

Sep 15, 2015

The 1982-founded Nan Dee Precision Co., Ltd. is a contract supplier of compact, high-precision lathed parts with outer diameter ranging 0.3mm to 120mm and precision of plus/minus 0.005mm for industries as automotive, pneumatic & hydraulic, automation, communication, aerospace, medical, defense, laser sights, fastener and radio frequency connector. Operating 110-plus computer numerical control ...

NAN DEE PRECISION CO., LTD.


HCT Enterprise Co., Ltd.

CNC turned parts, high-precision turned parts

Jul 09, 2014

Established in 1991, HCT Enterprise Co., Ltd. has been engaged in offering CNC turned parts and has been certificated by ISO 9001:2008 as a professional manufacturer of this kind. With outer diameters ranging from 2mm to 42 mm and length of up to 300mm, the company’s CNC turned and high-precision parts are widely applied in fasteners, bicycles, automotives, electronic devices, bathroom fitting...

HCT ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.



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

Taiwan's Fastener Makers to Show Bigger Presence at Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2015

Over 180 exhibitors from the island to show off technical prowess at the venue

Feb 17, 2015

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG Fastener production is one of Taiwan’s globally competitive traditional industries, with production value exceeding NT$100 billion (around US$3.17 billion) yearly. Mostly clustered in Taiwan’s southern region across Tainan and Kaohsiung, insiders generally boast exceptional quality, high production efficiency and flexibility, achieved mainly through high concentration ...


CENS at TIFS 2014, the World's No. 3 Fastener Show by Size

Event is Asia's No. 2 and globally No. 3 by booth number

Jan 12, 2015

By STEVE CHUANG In its 40th anniversary this year, China Economic News Service (CENS), founded in 1974 and now a leading Taiwanese export promoter, participated in the opening of the Taiwan International Fastener Show (TIFS) 2014 to witness the island’s only specialized exhibition for the fastener industry and the world’s third-largest, or the largest in Asia, by size. TIFS 2014 celebrated ...


CENS at TIFS 2014, the World's No. 3 Fastener Show by Size

May 02, 2014

In its 40th anniversary this year, China Economic News Service (CENS), founded in 1974 and now a leading Taiwanese export promoter, participated in the opening of the Taiwan International Fastener Show (TIFS) 2014 to witness the island’s only specialized exhibition for the fastener industry and the world’s third-largest, or the largest in Asia, by size. TIFS 2014 celebrated its third anniversa...