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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.


FERRO-CARBON ENT.CO., LTD.</h2><p class='subtitle'>TILING TOOLS</p>

FERRO-CARBON ENT.CO., LTD.

TILING TOOLS

Mar 12, 2019

Ferro-Carbon Ent. Co, Ltd.’s humble beginnings began with producing construction-focused hand tools, primarily producing products in their tungsten carbide series for Taiwan’s tiling tools factories. The firm began to accept OEM production and integrating their tile-focused peripheral tools in 1991, enabling them to expand into the American and European markets. However, with the ever-changing...


Hand Tool Trends: Cautious but Hopeful of 2019 Outlook?</h2>

Hand Tool Trends: Cautious but Hopeful of 2019 Outlook?

Jan 29, 2019

Taiwan’s hand tools industry has always enjoyed a positive global reputation, thanks to industry members’ strive to improve and refine their products in face of an increasingly, competitive industry. In 2018, the island’s hand tool production kicked off to a slow start, as it was coming back from 2017’s fourth quarter boom season; the first quarter produced NTD$16.1 billion, a slight 2.7% decr...


Local Manufacturing Sector Flashes 5th Sluggish Growth </h2>

Local Manufacturing Sector Flashes 5th Sluggish Growth

Nov 29, 2018

With the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute, uprooted financial sector, sluggish sales for the new Apple smartphone, the manufacturing industry sees a pessimistic forecast for the next six months. This has led to the local manufacturing sector to flash a “yellow-blue” light in October, said Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) on Thursday, making this the fifth consecutive month of slugg...


CENS.com will be offering Taiwan Industrial Suppliers (TIS) trade magazine for buyers to secure at the International Fastener Expo. (photo courtesy of CENS.com)

Thriving Global Fastener Industry Lending Growth Steam to Taiwan Makers

Oct 30, 2018

The global fastener industry, whether in a developed or developing market, is thriving on the current economic upswing, robust demand from the downstream industry, and increasing infrastructure investments by countries. Taiwan Fastener Trading Association stated that the Taiwan fastener industry clusters offer comprehensive product lines, having become a major hub of fasteners that are highly ...


Chart indicates export and growth rate value in the past year versus export value in U.S. dollars.The blue-coded bar graph represents export value; orange line graph represents annual growth rate. (photo taken from Ministry of Finance)

Sept. Exports Sees 2nd High Year-On-Year

Oct 09, 2018

Taiwan’s exports reaches a second-high for September at US$296.20 billion, compared to the same figures as last year, reported Ministry of Finance (MOF) statistics. The island’s exports have reached a three-month consecutive growth rate, however, among the four prime markets that Taiwan is exporting to, Southeast Asian markets have performed dismally: exports to the region have fallen for thr...


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TIER warns of prosperity decline post-boom due to trade war and other factors

Sep 25, 2018

With the trade war between the U.S. and China escalating, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) has sounded the alarm as forecasts for both manufacturing and service indexes tumbled. The think tank warned that Taiwan’s business climate will likely see a sudden down drop and urged increased awareness of the potential impact of the trade war would have on Taiwan’s exports. The think tank ...


INDOPLAS, INDOPRINT and INDOPACK 2018</h2><p class='subtitle'>Plastics, printing and packaging amongst the fastest-growing industries in Indonesia and the region</p>

INDOPLAS, INDOPRINT and INDOPACK 2018

Plastics, printing and packaging amongst the fastest-growing industries in Indonesia and the region

Jun 28, 2018

Having gained momentum as the leading trade exhibition and a one-of-its-kind platform for global companies to boost their activities in the Indonesian market, the biennial Indonesian international plastics, printing, packaging and processing show continues to expand its showcase with the best from these diverse industries. The synergistic 3-in-1 colossal exhibition will bring together leaders fro...


THTMA Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary</h2><p class='subtitle'>THTMA chairman shared his visions for future development of Taiwan's hand tool industry and association</p>

THTMA Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

THTMA chairman shared his visions for future development of Taiwan's hand tool industry and association

Dec 11, 2017

Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers’ Association (THTMA), an organization that has led Taiwan’s hand tool industry into the world’s second-largest exporter of hand tools in terms of value and has assisted Taiwan to earn a solid reputation as “the Kingdom of Hand Tools” among global professional buyers for years, proudly celebrated its 40th anniversary on Aug 18, 2017, witnessed by a large number of an...


Taiwan's High-profile Hand Tool Manufacturers Showcase Innovative Products and Outstanding Manufacturing Process at THS 2017 </h2>

Taiwan's High-profile Hand Tool Manufacturers Showcase Innovative Products and Outstanding Manufacturing Process at THS 2017

Dec 04, 2017

By Alan Lu With support from Taichung City Government, Taiwan Hardware Show 2017 (THS 2017), organized by Kaigo Co., Ltd. and Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers’ Association (THTMA), again lived up to its reputation as the most significant trade show for hand tools and related hardware products in Taiwan, for it gathered a large number of Taiwanese hand-tool makers, who mostly have established hig...


Taiwan's Tech Industries Are On Roll</h2>

Taiwan's Tech Industries Are On Roll

Oct 24, 2017

For different reasons, Taiwan’s technology-related industries, including electric vehicles and auto electronics parts, smartphone components, and artificial intelligence solutions, are generally on a roll, as reflected by the robust revenues posted by many of listed companies in the Taiwan bourse for the third quarter of this year, to hopefully continue to serve as growth engines for Taiwan’s eco...