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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.


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Construction cost index increase at all-time-high

Sep 11, 2021

Construction demand is at an all-time high, even amid rising prices and shortages of materials. The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics under the Executive Yuan released its latest statistics on Friday, indicating that the August Construction Cost Index (CCI) increased 13.57%. This is largely due to international scrap metal prices increasing, with steel rising around 50...


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Global brands signing long-term shipping contracts to bypass shipping crisis

Aug 30, 2021

An unprecedented situation is brewing in the shipping sector after over a year of supply chain issues. With port congestion, container shortages, and backed-up sea shipping, more and more companies are choosing to charter containerships long-term to bypass the logistics hurdles. The news comes after reports of TSMC chartering its own containership to ensure timely delivery of semiconductor ch...


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COVID-19 ushers in flexible corporate office space future: survey

May 05, 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, commercial office spaces are seeing a huge overhaul as teleworking makes its mark in the corporate sector. CBRE Taiwan Consulting and Trade Service manager Chen Song-min analyzed that since work is now not limited to office spaces, flexible office space lease packages are on the rise. Chen emphasized that this new type of flexible office space leasing will...


Healthier and Sustainable Furniture: Trends of 2021</h2>

Healthier and Sustainable Furniture: Trends of 2021

Jan 29, 2021

In the furniture and related industries, the growing trend to adopt greener, healthier, and more sustainable practices have accelerated in recent years, as consumers become more conscious about their purchases' impact on their health and the environment. Even companies are looking for ways to lift employee morale by investing in improving the office environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has made...


CENS.com Gets First-Hand Biz News at 43rd CIFF in Guanzhou for Furniture Industry</h2>

CENS.com Gets First-Hand Biz News at 43rd CIFF in Guanzhou for Furniture Industry

Apr 01, 2019

The 43rd China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) in Guangzhou kicked off on March 28 and is slated to last until the 31st at the China Import and Export Fair exhibition hall. The fair is Asia’s largest furniture manufacturing event, boasting the most diverse selections of areas and categories to browse from. This year saw over 4,300 companies exhibiting at CIFF, featuring 12 large-scale pavilio...


Taiwanese furniture parts makers aims for niches by tapping higher-end segments.

Metal Furniture Parts Makers in Taiwan Create Blue Oceans

Taiwanese suppliers target high-end niches to battle low-end competition

Dec 16, 2016

With their advanced manufacturing technology, skilled workers, and a strong global reputation for quality and on-time delivery, Taiwanese metal furniture parts makers have plenty of reasons for optimism in their showdown with emerging rivals from mainland China and Southeast Asia. Even though the global competition has become increasingly harsh over the decade, a few domestic companies are car...


Taiwan's parts suppliers in the furniture industry mostly depend on persistently solid market demand for office furniture.

A Glimpse of Taiwan's Office Furniture Parts Makers Faring Well

Quality and innovation are bread and butter for insiders

Nov 21, 2016

In the OA furniture parts sector, Taiwanese makers’ attention and devotion to R&D and quality have helped to sustain their businesses for the past few decades. Interviewing the following three OA chair parts makers confirm an inextricable link exists between their gung-ho attitudes toward product innovation and quality, the future and current achievements in the line. Chern Shing Top Co., Ltd....


Taiwan boasts a large number of globally competitive manufacturers of furniture parts, to enjoy solid presence in the global furniture supply chain.

Taiwanese Furniture Parts Suppliers Take on Economic Uncertainty with Different Strategies

Jun 24, 2016

Despite global economic uncertainties, most of Taiwanese furniture parts makers have yet to slow their pursuit of sustainable development through improving production capability and product quality to win trust from global buyers. The following sums up three manufacturers noted for consistent efforts on sharpening competitive edges differently. Liang Harng One supplier who competes well ...


Deep seating sofas are widely used in outdoor spaces.

Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor Furnishings Are Blurred in the U.S.

Global Industry Analysts Inc. says U.S. outdoor furniture market to exceed US$5 billion by 2017

Aug 13, 2015

Outdoor furniture was once generally regarded as inexpensive furnishings with monotonous, frumpy styles and often distasteful tones, but no longer. Today alfresco furniture can have the same features as indoor furniture, mostly thanks to ever more consumers' changing lifestyles and entertaining habits, which inspire them to turn outdoor spaces into living areas as lavish, relaxing as indoor space...


A giant chair greets visitors at the entry to the Tainan Furniture Museum.

Tainan Furniture Museum Looks at an Industry in Transition

Tainan Furniture Museum has teamed up with Yung Shing subsidiaries to arrange a variety of cultural programs and exhibitions

Feb 09, 2015

By Michelle Hsu The Tainan Furniture Museum, transformed from an idle furniture factory of Yung Shing Furniture Company, is the first private eco-themed furniture museum in Taiwan. Based in southern Taiwan, the museum's mission is to display and educate the public about Taiwan's furniture industry. Wood furniture maker Yung Shing began to shift the focus of its manufacturing operations to s...