cens logo

These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.


ARTC, NPTU, and company representatives pose in front of a PA self-driving prototype bus in Pingtung. Photo credit: ARTC

ARTC's successful self-driving WinBus paves way for smart roads in S. Taiwan

Jan 20, 2021

Taiwan's indigenous SAE Level 4 self-driving bus WinBus, spearheaded by the Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC), was built on support from a government project framework under the Ministry of Economic Affairs Department of Industrial Technology. Thanks to Taiwan's smart driving laboratory testing grounds, WinBus became the first self-driving vehicle to hit the road in Taiwan last year. Th...


Fast-Growing EV Market Buoys Taiwan's Electronic Component Makers</h2>

Fast-Growing EV Market Buoys Taiwan's Electronic Component Makers

Jan 18, 2021

With Apple Car entering the electric vehicle market and bolstering the overall attention and investments in this fast-growing, lucrative industry, Taiwanese electronic parts suppliers that have played the long-term strategy in the past four to five years are finally seeing results. In the past decade, the IT industry has plateaued, leading NB and PC-related connectivity parts to seek out green...


Taiwan Machine Tool Sector Seeing Positive Rebound Ahead: TMBA</h2>

Taiwan Machine Tool Sector Seeing Positive Rebound Ahead: TMBA

Jan 13, 2021

Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders' Association (TMBA) Chairman Hsu Wen-hsien said Taiwan's machine tool industry has finally moved on from its slump since the majority of 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. In 2021, Hsu expects to see substantial production and export growth in the industry, ranging from 15% to 20%, as demand increases in the Chinese and American markets. The re...


Taiwan Machinery Exports Reach 4-Month Consecutive Growth: TAMI</h2>

Taiwan Machinery Exports Reach 4-Month Consecutive Growth: TAMI

Jan 12, 2021

Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) reported Taiwan's machinery exports saw a four-month-consecutive growth as of December 2020, signaling a rebounding industry. However, TAMI also pointed out that the rebound is still stunted by a shortage of global shipping containers, causing delay and blockage at ports. The unstable Taiwan Dollar fluctuating more than usual has also limited the...


Taiwan's Industry Reps Respond to U.S. Anti-Dumping Tariff Preliminary Ruling</h2>

Taiwan's Industry Reps Respond to U.S. Anti-Dumping Tariff Preliminary Ruling

Jan 08, 2021

The Taiwan Rubber & Elastomer Industries Association (TREIA) lamented that the latest U.S. anti-dumping tariffs are an apparent attempt to push Taiwanese tire exporters out of the American market on Friday. The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) on Dec. 30 released a preliminary ruling based on its anti-dumping duty investigations. Results indicated that passenger vehicle and light truck tire m...


Photo credit: Pixabay

5G Era to Accelerate Smart and Autonomous Vehicles

Jan 07, 2021

At the Taichung "Dadu Mountain Cross-Industry Innovation Summit," Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung said with the advent of the 5G era, the possibilities of smart transportation has become endless thanks to 5G capabilities of wider broadband, low latency, and high connectivity. The Transportation Ministry has set up a division overseeing transportation technologies, including 5G applicatio...


Germany's Repair Clause Highlights Challenges in Taiwan's AM Auto Parts Industry</h2>

Germany's Repair Clause Highlights Challenges in Taiwan's AM Auto Parts Industry

Jan 06, 2021

Taiwan's NTD$200 billion-valued auto parts aftermarket (AM) market could see a bright future ahead as Germany's introduction of a "repair clause" into design protection laws last month. Tong Yang Industry President Wu Yung-hsiang said Germany's latest movement is critical, as it creates space for the AM sector to continue doing business and further bolster Taiwan's auto parts industry. Ger...


TMTS Virtual Undeterred by Distance and Timezone</h2>

TMTS Virtual Undeterred by Distance and Timezone

Dec 16, 2020

The virtual Taiwan International Machine Tool Show (TMTS Virtual) kicked off on Nov. 10 after organizers canceled the 6th edition offline version (TMTS2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TMTS Virtual would be the world's first machine tool expo hosted in a digital 3D virtual format. Organized by the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders' Association (TMBA), TMTS 2020 has 719 exhibitors on d...


Fastener Taiwan is postponed to September 2021. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

Fastener Taiwan Postponed to Sept. 2021

Dec 07, 2020

Taiwan's only professional fastener expo is slated to return to Kaohsiung on Sept. 1 to 3 in 2021. The show aims to showcase its most comprehensive fastener production chain, spanning across central and southern Taiwan, to entice international buyers. Show organizer implementer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) expects to see 20,000 domestic and international buyers at Fastener T...


Innovation‌ ‌and‌ ‌Digitalization‌ ‌in Taiwan's Fasteners Industry</h2>

Innovation‌ ‌and‌ ‌Digitalization‌ ‌in Taiwan's Fasteners Industry

Dec 07, 2020

In an unprecedented event in modern history, the COVID-19 crisis has ignited firms to pursue new approaches to overcome restricted mobility, teleworking challenges, and disrupted production chains. In keeping with the theme of innovation and digitalization, the following two fastener firms are examples of what companies can achieve when they prioritize innovation and forward-looking planning. ...