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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.

For the first time, Taiwan is ranked among the top 10 global aerospace industry players. (photo courtesy of UDN)

Taiwan Makes it into Top 10 of Global Aerospace Players

Apr 23, 2019

After Taiwan’s aerospace industry made it past the billon-New Taiwan dollar mark in 2016 at NTD$100.27 billion, the industry reached new heights the year after by hitting NTD$108.499 billion in 2017. The Ministry of Economic Affairs Industrial Development Bureau expects to see the aerospace industry perform exceptionally well in 2018, reporting production value past NTD$120 billion. Aerospace ...

Kaohsiung Industrial Automation Exhibition Rakes in Big Money</h2>

Kaohsiung Industrial Automation Exhibition Rakes in Big Money

Apr 01, 2019

Southern Taiwan’s biggest expo “Kaohsiung Industrial Automation Exhibition 2019” (KIAE) entered its second day over the weekend. Coupled with favorable weather, crowds of waiting visitors were already seen outside the venue before opening hours, crowding the show grounds throughout the entire day. Reports indicate visitor numbers exceeding 10,000 people in a single day alone, prompting exhibitors...

Chuan Fan Electric Co. Ltd. offers multipurpose blowers. (Photo courtesy of Chuan Fan)

Chuan Fan's Multipurpose Blowers are All the Rage

Mar 28, 2019

Chuan Fan Electric Co. Ltd. has over 35 years of experience in manufacturing air blowers, primarily focusing their businesses in making high-pressure ring blowers, turbo blowers, turbo multi-stage blowers and more, coming in medium, and low-powered blowers. Chuan Fan also offers industrial-use vacuum cleaners, pressure exhaust fans and industrial fans. The type of multipurpose blowers Chuan F...


Taiwan's Metal Forming Machinery Industry Outlook in 2019 </h2>

Taiwan's Metal Forming Machinery Industry Outlook in 2019

Feb 15, 2019

Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry Metal Forming Machinery Committee Chairman and Forwell Precision Machinery Company President Hsiao Wen-long touched base on Taiwan’s metal forming machinery industry scene at the 2019 Taipei Int'l Machine Tool Show pre-show press conference. The 2019 Taipei Int'l Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) is slated to kick off on March 4 to March 9 at Taipei World Trad...

Trade War Impact Halves Machinery Exports</h2>

Trade War Impact Halves Machinery Exports

Jan 16, 2019

Taiwan’s machinery equipment export figures for last year showed an accumulation of US$27.4 billion worth of exports and signaling a 7.2% annual growth rate, according to a report released by Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) on Monday. While the report indicates a new-high of yearly growth, however, due to trade tensions between China and the U.S., it was still just half the origin...

Taiwan Firms Kicks off 2019 at ArabPlast </h2>

Taiwan Firms Kicks off 2019 at ArabPlast

Jan 10, 2019

The biannual ArabPlast 2019 is marked as the most indicative benchmark as the largest trade expo for plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry in the MENA region. The show kicked off on Jan. 5, attracting 336 exhibitors from 27 countries. Taiwanese exhibitors also attended, led by Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry in a 34-member strong delegation, a size just shy of China and India. ...

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...

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Machinery Exports Could See 10% Growth Next Year: TAMI

Nov 22, 2018

Taiwan’s machinery exports could see a 5% to 10% growth next year, said Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry Chairman Alex Ko, despite growing U.S.-China trade tensions. Ko, speaking at a Central Taiwan membership association meeting on Wednesday, cited declining fertility rates and automation as both irreversible global trends that are also influencing the local market, though held out a ...

MOEA data shows Taiwan's industrial production index is on its 8th month of consecutive growth. (EDN file photo)

Industrial Production Index Up for 8th Month in October: MOEA

Nov 20, 2018

Taiwan’s industrial production index saw an eighth year-on-year consecutive month growth in the third quarter this year, rising 8.39% from a year earlier in October, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). This is due to a stabilized global economy, the MOEA reported. The continual growth behind Taiwan’s industrial production index stems from the island’s traditional industries, ...

Industrial Technology Research Institute industry analyst Alex Su offers suggestions for Taiwan companies in the 5G era. (photographed by CENS.com)

Industry experts weigh in on Taiwan's 5G possibilities

Oct 15, 2018

Taipei - With government plans to postpone announcing frequency spectrums for 5th generation mobile network (5G) until 2020, renewed interest in how Taiwan mobile network operators and the industry will proceed was ignited as the island’s top regulator National Communications Commission called their updated plans a move as a “smarter follower.” Rather than charging ahead of the pack, the Taiwa...