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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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Zimmer Group Promotes Multiple-purpose Robotic Arm System

Feb 02, 2023

Zimmer Group, a world-caliber robot maker from Germany and enjoying a high profile with its advanced automation technology, has launched its newly developed "MATCH" series, a multifunctional robotic end-of-arm platform, with an intent to continue to lead the industry. The "MATCH" series can be incorporated with various mechanical gripper jaws produced by Zimmer Group, and is applicable to rob...


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Taiwanese suppliers take aim at lucrative biz networking at NHS 2023

Dec 29, 2022

■Stephanie Chao The National Hardware Show 2023 (NHS) will see over a dozen of quality Taiwanese suppliers exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), led by Economic Daily News (CENS) exhibiting at Booth No. SL10178. With trade shows carrying on after the economic slowdown since COVID-19 and industries reinvigorated by strong interest in recalibrating and rebuilding business connect...


A file photo of various tools and hardware. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

Maturing trends challenged by global stressors

Dec 29, 2022

■Stephanie Chao The hand tools and hardware industries, like many other areas, are pressured to remain competitive as large-scale trends like digitalization and increasing awareness of carbon impact among customers have grown over the years. Other trends that signal, along with many others, are here to stay, and will shape the market in the future as these trends have matured over the years. ...


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Taiwan's hand tools industry is on the cusp of change

Dec 29, 2022

■Stephanie Chao As the third largest hand tools exporter in the world, Taiwan’s total hand tool exports value reflected the surge in demand in 2021, with the overall figures steadily reaching USD$4.79 billion, a significant increase of 27.4% compared to 2020 and breaking the historical value on the record as the economy had rebounded and metals had seen a considerable price hike. Growth statis...


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Post-COVID puts digitalization into spotlight in hand tool and hardware sectors

Dec 27, 2022

Coronavirus lockdowns and travel restrictions around the world have generally lifted this year, prompting a flurry of activity as suppliers and buyers alike seek to take advantage of the resurgence of demand, as well as changed market landscape in the post-pandemic world. Taiwan’s hand tools industry sits on the cusp of change, as many seek to find opportunities to reinvent business operations an...


Buyers pose with CENS' publication team at Eisenwarenmesse in Cologne. Photo courtesy of CENS.

Industry embraces return to in-person events throughout 2023

Dec 27, 2022

Professional trade shows in the hand tools and hardware sectors have endured the past over two years of cancellations caused by COVID-19, and with travel restrictions easing up for the latter half of 2022 and this year, more events are gearing up for a resurgence of demand. As observed among most buyers and exhibitors’ in the past two years in Taiwan, as well as from trade expo organizers abro...


Hand tools suppliers have targeted high-value industries such as the aerospace sector to provide quality products while expanding its product reach. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

Maturing trends challenged by global stressors

Dec 27, 2022

The hand tools and hardware industries, like many other areas, are pressured to remain competitive as large-scale trends like digitalization and increasing awareness of carbon impact among customers have grown over the years. Other trends that signal, along with many others, are here to stay, and will shape the market in the future as these trends have matured over the years. Added-Valued Mark...


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October PMI sees slight rebound amid warnings of fastest contraction in future months: CIER

Nov 04, 2022

Chung-Hua Institution Economic Research (CIER) released the latest manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for October earlier this week, showcasing a slight uptick in growth. After seasonal adjustment, while the previous PMI contracted for four consecutive months, the index edged up by 0.5 percentage points to 45.4% for October as a brief respite. The future outlook looks to be less op...


Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles Economic Division Secretary Huang Tsuei-chuan (third from left) arrived at the Taiwan Pavilion to meet with exhibitors and the Economic Daily News (CENS) publication team. (Photo courtesy of Tai Chi-lan)

AAPEX opens with Economic Daily News helming Taiwan's largest exhibition group

Nov 03, 2022

As the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) opened on Nov. 1 and sought to move beyond the impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the show saw around 1,400 exhibitors using a total of 2,500 booths and traveling from all over the world to attend, making it one of the largest professional trade shows to open this year. Economic Daily News and the media group’s business division CEN...


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Industry Trends in Taiwan The Evolving State of the Automotive and Auto Parts Industry

Oct 25, 2022

∎ Chao Ting-yu Companies must balance the need to invest in new technologies and equipment with business operations. In the September 2022 edition of CENS' exclusively-published "Taiwan Transportation Guide" (TTG), we talked to Industrial Technology Research Institute’s Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center (ISTI) Intelligent Vehicle System Research Dept. Machinery & Sys...