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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.


Local auto parts suppliers brace for Q3-Q4 demand surge</h2>

Local auto parts suppliers brace for Q3-Q4 demand surge

Jul 19, 2021

Taiwanese auto parts suppliers are preparing for the surge in demand in Q3, prompted by the reopened economies overseas and improving auto chip shortages. Suppliers are already reaping the benefits. However, other shortages, ranging from workers and raw materials, could also challenge and disrupt supply chain resiliencies, a situation shared by many different suppliers in varied industries. Fo...


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Auto parts, machine tools, textiles hit hard in continued global container shortages

Jul 14, 2021

Global shipping shortages, capacity shortages, and port congestion issues are expected to continue until the second half of this year. Industries including machine tools, auto parts, and garments impacted by port congestion have reported full production capacity yet unable to ship at all due to the shipping shortages. Auto parts supplier Tong Yang Group (TYG) reported that their storage has be...


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EV supply chain awaits peak season after fruitful Q2

Jul 12, 2021

Electric vehicles have seen a record-breaking growth; Tesla's delivery figures broke records this Q2, while Chinese-owned companies NIO and XPeng reported similar performances in June. Brands are looking forward to Q3, Q4 figures, as the latter half of the working year, is traditionally peak season. With EVs' market penetration rate growing steadily, experts believe supply-demand will continue...


New TECO, Phihong partnership eyes U.S. EV power charging market</h2>

New TECO, Phihong partnership eyes U.S. EV power charging market

Jul 06, 2021

The electrical manufacturer TECO and power supply manufacturer Phihong announced that an MOU was signed between the two companies on Monday. The parties concerned included a three-way partnership: TECO's American subsidiary Westinghouse, Phihong, and U.S.-based energy group Getka Group's newly established Getka Manufacturing. The three companies will set up a manufacturing base in Oklahoma fo...


State-owned steel maker encourages tariff talks amid resumed TIFA</h2>

State-owned steel maker encourages tariff talks amid resumed TIFA

Jul 01, 2021

The resumed Taiwan-US TIFA talks have been invigorating domestic industries. Under this backdrop, Wong Chao-tung, chairman of the Taiwan Iron and Steel Association and China Steel Corporation (CSC), said with the steel industry as a part of the restructuring of the global supply chain, and with the U.S. promoting green energy infrastructure, Wong sees potential cooperation. Among the products ...


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Auto parts suppliers brace for Q3 surge

Jun 25, 2021

Taiwanese auto parts suppliers are preparing to see a surge in demand in Q3, prompted by warming auto demand in overseas markets and improving auto chip production. Suppliers are already reaping the benefits: LED auto lamp module maker LaserTech reported sustained revenue growth through consecutive months and expected to see similar performance in Q3 to Q4. Hota Industrial is experiencing an i...


Hon Hai-Gogoro partnership to scale up electric scooters in India, China</h2>

Hon Hai-Gogoro partnership to scale up electric scooters in India, China

Jun 24, 2021

Multinational electronics contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision announced a partnership with Taiwan's electric scooter maker Gogoro on Wednesday, marking a significant advancement in terms of expanding business operations on both sides. Hon Hai will be in charge of OEM manufacturing for Gogoro by setting up factories in China and India, including scooters, Gogoro's battery-swapping system, a...


EV charging lots coming to parking lots with North-Star-City Parking MOU</h2>

EV charging lots coming to parking lots with North-Star-City Parking MOU

Jun 17, 2021

Domestic gas station chain company North-Star Petroleum is taking proactive measures to stake a seat in the booming electric vehicle market by charging in metropolitan parking lots. North-Star has announced an MOU agreement with domestic parking lot provider City Parking, which has 610 parking lots in Taiwan. Initial plans include setting up EV DC charging lots in popular parking lots and usi...


Formosa Plastics to launch EV truck debut in July with prototype</h2>

Formosa Plastics to launch EV truck debut in July with prototype

Jun 15, 2021

Formosa Plastics Group is slated for an electric vehicle (EV) launch through investment with the Formosa Plastics Transport Corps, supervised by Wang Wen-chao, a member of the Standing Committee of the Formosa Plastics Enterprise Management Center. The first EV truck prototype will be launched in July. Formosa Plastics Group has invested and obtained three key technologies for EVS, such as bat...


Container shortage continues impact on auto parts industry despite growth</h2>

Container shortage continues impact on auto parts industry despite growth

Jun 08, 2021

Auto parts manufacturer Tong Yang reported consolidated revenue of NTD$1,383 billion in May, marking a decrease of 5.5% from April's NTD$1,463 billion and a year-on-year increase of 35.1%. However, industry watchers warned that Tong Yang, and possibly many other companies in the industry, would still need to contend with container shortages in Q3. Tong Yang's after-sales maintenance market (AM...