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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.


CSC chairman Wong Chao-tung. UDN File photo

Machinery and steel stakeholders open communication channels to ensure material supply

Jul 16, 2021

State-owned China Steel Corporation passed an internal solution on Thursday to adjust steel sales for domestic and outbound markets to help Taiwan's machine tool industries maintain a consistent supply of raw materials. Machine tools and the machinery industry were impacted by steel suppliers stocking up, causing price increases or even suppliers refusing to sell—meetings between the Industria...


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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...


Machinery boasts double-digit growth in first half of 2021</h2>

Machinery boasts double-digit growth in first half of 2021

Jul 09, 2021

In a report released on Thursday, the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) announced the export value of machinery and equipment in the first half of the year was valued at US$15.758 billion (TWD$444.508 billion), an annual increase of 27.1% in USD, and 19.5% in Taiwan dollars, both marking a record high for the same period in history. Exports of machinery and equipment have experience...


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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Machine Tool Industry Maintains Steady Growth

Jun 18, 2021

With machine tool market conditions recovering, coupled with strong market demand in China and Europe, the delivery time of linear slides and other transmission components have been extended, and orders for pneumatic components have outpaced supply-demand, according to media reports on Friday. Companies benefiting from this latest boom include Hiwin Group, AirTAC-KY, TBI Motion, and Chieftek P...


Hon Hai's next step to realize EV goals: acquiring Malaysian DNeX </h2>

Hon Hai's next step to realize EV goals: acquiring Malaysian DNeX

Jun 11, 2021

Hon Hai announced on Thursday evening that it had invested MYR$108 million (about NT$780 million) in the Malaysian technology company DNeX, holding 5.03% of the shares, which is equivalent to indirectly investing in the Malaysian 8-inch wafer fab SilTerra. The move is highly regarded as Hon Hai's furthering attempt to cement its status in the electric vehicle industry. Hon Hai announced that ...


Exchange loss impeding machinery industry's profits this year</h2>

Exchange loss impeding machinery industry's profits this year

Jun 10, 2021

The Taiwan Machinery Industry Association has warned that the government should address the impact of exchange rates on the machinery industry, which has led to lowered profits due to exchange loss. The export value of Taiwan's machinery in May was US$2,915 billion, an annual growth of 27.3%, which is a yearly increase for nine consecutive months. In Taiwan dollars, that would be NTD$81,662 bi...


The photo of King Yuan Electronics Corp. facility workers awaiting to take their COVID-19 tests had ignited concerns over the lack of social distancing, prompting the government health department to step in. Photo courtesy of UDN.

COVID, material shortages impact Taiwan's machinery and electronics

Jun 04, 2021

Material shortages Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders' Association (TMBA) Chairman Hsu Wen-hsien has named shortages in the machine tool industry as the biggest concerns that could impact the sector's revitalizing efforts in the short term, according to media reports on Thursday. The machine tool sector was booming from orders coming in during the latest three quarters, however, Hsu p...


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Manufacturing could see record-breaking growth in 2021: ITRI IEKCQM

Jun 03, 2021

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) IEKCQM, having reviewed the political and economic situations at home and abroad, released its report for Taiwan's manufacturing 2021 forecast on Thursday. ITRI predicted the manufacturing output value this year will hit TWD$20.92 trillion, and the output value growth rate will be 10.03%. All industries are showing positive growth, among the...


Workforce shortages and prolonged delivery as top machine tool sector concerns</h2>

Workforce shortages and prolonged delivery as top machine tool sector concerns

May 27, 2021

Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders' Association (TMBA) Chairman Hsu Wen-hsien said on Wednesday that the most worryingly concern the domestic COVID-19 outbreak posed to the industry would be the potential impact on the supply chain. A shortage of the workforce and the longer delivery time would mean that customers may gradually switch orders, Hsu said. Any advantages that Taiwan gained o...