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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.


Taiwan's machine tool sectors cornered by rising costs</h2>

Taiwan's machine tool sectors cornered by rising costs

May 12, 2021

Taiwan's machine tool industry is experiencing a squeeze from all fronts as the COVID-19 situation in Taiwan and overseas is worsening. Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders' Association Chairman Hsu Wen-hsien remarked that while the industry reported order visibility well into Q3, exchange losses, rising costs for shipping, materials, and labor shortage made it difficult for suppliers to pr...


Chinaplas 2021 to Kick Off Amid Industry Breakthroughs</h2>

Chinaplas 2021 to Kick Off Amid Industry Breakthroughs

Apr 12, 2021

Taiwan's industrial production has maintained a steady growth since it rebounded last year, as the world had gradually opened up after almost a year of the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, the island's Ministry of Economic Affairs had reported that industrial production growth in February rose almost 3 percent from a year earlier, and also saw an increase of sales for plastics/rubber products...


Feb. Manufacturing Index Reads Stable Growth: TIER</h2>

Feb. Manufacturing Index Reads Stable Growth: TIER

Mar 31, 2021

February's manufacturing forecast index shone green, representing stable growth, reported the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER). The outlook index changed from yellow-red, showing fast growth, to maintaining stable growth. The latest outlook indicates fewer working-days in February due to the Lunar New Year holidays, leading to lower indexes in February compared to January and weak...


Taiwan's Machineries Looking Optimistic in Post-COVID Era</h2>

Taiwan's Machineries Looking Optimistic in Post-COVID Era

Mar 26, 2021

Industry-acclaimed expo TIMTOS 2021's online version gained over 120,000 visits during the six-day exhibition period since March 15, show organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) reported. TIMTOS 2021 Online interactive mode, which allows buyers to connect with exhibitors, wrapped up on March 20, though the online platform will continue to be up until April for viewing onl...


New TAMI chairman elected, promises greater industry-academic rapport</h2>

New TAMI chairman elected, promises greater industry-academic rapport

Mar 25, 2021

The Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) assembly elected its 29th chairperson and board members on March 25, seeing outgoing chairman Alex Ko handing over the mantel to the new chairman, Fong Kee International Machinery Co., Ltd. Chairman Wei Tsan-wen. Ko said under President Tsai Ing-wen's support, the administration included the smart machinery sector in the "5+2 Innovative Indu...


Machinery exports hits sixth-consecutive-month growth: TAMI</h2>

Machinery exports hits sixth-consecutive-month growth: TAMI

Mar 11, 2021

Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) announced export figures for machinery equipment in the past two months on Wednesday, boasting USD$4.718 billion in export value, a YoY 25.4% increase. In New Taiwan dollars, that would be 134.07 billion, an 18.7% growth. TAMI reported that suppliers' order visibility now lies in Q3, signifying a strong rebound in the market. What's critical is ...


Machine Tool Industry Reports Resurgence: TMBA</h2>

Machine Tool Industry Reports Resurgence: TMBA

Mar 05, 2021

The domestic machine tool industry's improving outlook and increase of short-term, urgent orders has prompted sector experts to revise export figures this year. Taiwan Machine Tool and Accessory Builders' Association (TMBA) Chairman Hsu Wen-hsien highlighted the sudden increase of orders has factories loaded to capacity for Q2. The association met on Thursday to revise the industry export's ou...


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Machinery exports to see 15% growth this year: TAMI

Feb 22, 2021

The resurging domestic machinery industry is looking up. According to Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) chairman Alex Ko, the sector could see orders increase by 15% this year. Taiwan's January machinery equipment export value reached USD$2.671 billion, a 33.4% YoY increase, Ko said, signaling the resurging growth from last year's Q4 has maintained its momentum into 2021. YoY...


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Machinery Industry Signals Positive Growth in 2021

Feb 08, 2021

The machinery industry experienced a months-long slump as the COVID-19 outbreak shut down economies worldwide and stifled demand to an all-time low. However, things are looking up for the sector. According to the Chung-Hua Institution Economic Research's (CIER) report earlier this month, in Taiwan, manufacturing activity expanded for the seventh consecutive month in January, rising 3.8 compared t...


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Hon Hai Stakes Future in EV Industry Through Software-Oriented Approach

Feb 08, 2021

Whether Hon Hai Precision can successfully transition its business model will depend on its move into the electric vehicle (EV) sector, media reported. The alliance between Hon Hai and Taiwanese car maker Yulon will offer the former much-needed automaking experience. Coupled with Hon Hai's aim to redefine the EV market into a software-oriented ecosystem, the Taiwanese multinational electronics co...