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Delayed container ship production could worsen shipping in 2023

May 03, 2022

The new regulations on shipping carbon emissions are set to come into effect next year, and with the number of global container ships over 20 years old will reach 8.2%, experts warn there will be a wave of elimination of old ships starting as early as this year. However, the supply and production of these ships have been hampered by China's strict zero-COVID policy and the Russian-Ukrainian wa...


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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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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

Furniture industry to see lasting change in digitalized era</h2>

Furniture industry to see lasting change in digitalized era

Mar 18, 2022

If there's a keyword that can be used to summarize the past two years, it would be “digitalization.” Across different industries, companies and suppliers are seeking ways to tap into the post-COVID market, and the furniture sector is no different. Here are two trends we've identified that would and continue to shape the market in the coming year and more. Going Digital While the typical con...


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Construction cost index increase at all-time-high

Sep 11, 2021

Construction demand is at an all-time high, even amid rising prices and shortages of materials. The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics under the Executive Yuan released its latest statistics on Friday, indicating that the August Construction Cost Index (CCI) increased 13.57%. This is largely due to international scrap metal prices increasing, with steel rising around 50...


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Global brands signing long-term shipping contracts to bypass shipping crisis

Aug 30, 2021

An unprecedented situation is brewing in the shipping sector after over a year of supply chain issues. With port congestion, container shortages, and backed-up sea shipping, more and more companies are choosing to charter containerships long-term to bypass the logistics hurdles. The news comes after reports of TSMC chartering its own containership to ensure timely delivery of semiconductor ch...



Supplier News

CFU's latest product line of office cabinets is designed in a sleek, modern way that effortlessly blends into office and at-home environments. (Photo courtesy of CFU)

CFU's one-stop production creates quality OA office furniture

Aug 15, 2022

⬛ Huang Chi-ming Chyn Fuh Enterprise (CFU), founded in 1993, has been focused on mold design, and now, due to market demand, they have directed resources into designing and producing OA metal furniture. CFU also offers other diverse product lines, such as office filing cabinets, storage cabinets, table frames and various office furniture solutions in steel. The company has exhibited at expos u...

CHYN FUH ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


Wire Master's quest for quality and innovation puts them at industry top</h2>

Wire Master's quest for quality and innovation puts them at industry top

Mar 18, 2022

In the face of an ever-competitive global market and pressured by rising costs, Wire Master Industry believes the best chance of increasing its competitiveness is improving product quality and investing more into R&D. This allows Wire Master to be in a prime position to stake a good position in the market. Wire Master is looking to develop long-term partnerships with similar values and focus on p...

WIRE MASTER INDUSTRY CO., LTD.


CM-667 children's chair in Pink. (Photo courtesy of Kuang Shin)

Designing Furniture for Children's Future

Mar 18, 2022

Since the founders' humble beginnings in the 1960s, traveling from his hometown in Chiayi County to urban Taipei City to learn a trade, he has dedicated the eventually-formed Kuang Shin Enterprise to providing quality products. Kuang Shin offers children's desks and chairs, computer chairs, furniture hardware, OA office chair and desks, connected chairs, display shelves, chair bases, and parts...

KUANG SHIN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.



Insiders' Views

Chen Chang-hsiu, chairman of Formosa Design center, assumed the chairmanship of Taiwan Furniture Manufacturers' Association (TFMA) at the beginning of this year.

TFMA Seeks to Revitalize Taiwan's Furniture Industry

Industry association is forming a cross-business strategic alliance to create a platform for resource integration

Feb 09, 2015

By Michelle Hsu Founded in 1973, the Taiwan Furniture Manufacturers Association (TFMA) has witnessed Taiwan's furniture industry through its ups and downs. Today, the association faces new challenges in its mission to help local furniture makers adapt to changing business conditions and stay competitive. "With the furniture industry starting to revive from the downturn that started with...


Shake Shake Duck transforms into a rocking chair, making it no longer only a static chair.

Cultural Exposition Showcases Creativity of Furniture Design

This expo aimed to boost cultural/creative vitality by highlighting localization and infusing energy into cultural enterprises

Jan 21, 2014

By MICHELLE HSU The Taiwan International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo, organized by the Ministry of Culture since 2010, is now in its 4th iteration. During its short life the expo has strived to turn “creative ideas” into “commercial value” and play the role of a platform for communication between original creators and industry, making the abstract nature of culture more concrete and ex...


Welltrust's metal furniture comes in a colorful array of light and bright colors.

Taiwan-made Metal Furniture Shapes to New Lifestyles

Manufacturers adapt to the mobile generation

Dec 17, 2013

Exports of metal furniture from Taiwan have held steady despite market fluctuations, underscoring the global competitiveness of the domestic industry. Metal is more flexible than many other furniture materials, such as wood, rattan, glass, and plastics, making it well-suited to making furniture a variety of shapes. Metal parts are also commonly used to complement other materials in furniture....



Exhibition Highlights

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MIFF 2023 WELCOMES GLOBAL BUYERS FROM 1-4 MARCH FOR ASIA FURNITURE BUYING SEASON

Jan 13, 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23: Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2023 is ready to welcome global buyers from March 1-4 with leading Malaysian exporters and manufacturers headlining the show to provide global buyers with fresh opportunities to rebuild their inventory and businesses after Covid-19.There are no pandemic restrictions for international arrivals as Malaysia had abolished all rules f...


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MIFF 2022 SETS A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR NEXT SHOW 1-4 MARCH 2023 THUMBS UP FROM EXHIBITORS AND BUYERS

Aug 09, 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, AUGUST 2: Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2022 the first industry event to open in person in Asia this year, concluded on a high note with praises from exhibitors and buyers for the busy business atmosphere throughout the special edition show from July 6 to 9. A total of 10,017 buyers from 94 countries and regions crowded the booths of 192 exhibitors from 11 countries...


2022 Smart City Summit & Expo to kick off on Tuesday</h2>

2022 Smart City Summit & Expo to kick off on Tuesday

Mar 21, 2022

With the 2022 Smart City Summit & Expo scheduled to kick off on Tuesday at the Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2 from March 22 to March 25, and Kaohsiung Exhibition Center from March 24 to 26, exhibitors are quickly rolling out new products for this year, including TECO Group. In the past few years, TECO has exhibited at the show exhibiting the group's subsidiaries, concentrating on AI, IoT, n...



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Jason Auto-Machinery Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Combination jointers and planers, slider-rail assembly machines, brake cable & steel rope welding machines</p>

Jason Auto-Machinery Co., Ltd.

Combination jointers and planers, slider-rail assembly machines, brake cable & steel rope welding machines

Jun 24, 2016

Jason Auto-Machinery Co., Ltd. was founded in 1987 by its owner Mr. Jason, who was originally inspired to pursue a career in machining while in an internship course during his school years, where he was awestruck by a cutter on a lathe that shaped a rotating iron bar into a fluted workpiece or ball-tipped cylinder. Such deeply-etched impression sparked his curiosity ever since to, also due to ind...

JASON AUTO-MACHINERY CO., LTD.


Ho Shuan Enterprise Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Flipper tables, teacher desks, whiteboards, functional units, student desks, childhood furniture</p>

Ho Shuan Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Flipper tables, teacher desks, whiteboards, functional units, student desks, childhood furniture

Jun 24, 2016

Insisting that customers are always our first priority, we provide the best possible functional and Modular workstations and equipment storages to fulfill all customer requirements. Our business goal is to create lucrative business opportunities for and share profits with our customers. Established in 1986, Ho Shuan Enterprise Co., Ltd. has experienced and devotes in OEM and ODM markets after ye...

HO SHUAN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


Tung Yu O.A. Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Office chair components</p>

Tung Yu O.A. Co., Ltd.

Office chair components

Dec 04, 2015

Tung Yu O.A. Co., Ltd., founded in 1986, is a leading manufacturer of office chair components in Taiwan, being known for products boasting multi-functionality. The company’s products, including synchronizing mechanism, self-weighing mechanism, tilt mechanism, seat slider, and back bar, feature ergonomic and safety-oriented designs. Its SN89 synchronizing mechanism, for instance, allows the ...

TUNG YU O.A. CO., LTD.