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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.

Shin Chun Rises as Professional Auto Fastener Maker in Global Market

Jan 18, 2018

Located in Gangshan, an administrative district of Taiwan’s southern metropolis of Kaohsiung, where a large number of Taiwanese fastener makers cluster, Shin Chun Enterprise Co., Ltd. started out by supplying fasteners of standardized sizes and mostly for construction, and is today a professional auto screw manufacturer in the global market. In the face of an increasingly competitive landscape...


NFU's Newly Inaugurated Shoe Manufacturing Technology Center to Enhance Ties between Taiwanese Footwear and Machinery Makers

Jan 18, 2018

With support from Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), the establishment of Shoe Manufacturing Technology Center by National Formosa University (NFU) underlines the collective efforts by local shoemakers and machinery suppliers on the development of intelligent manufacturing technologies applied in footwear production. Alex Ko, chairman of TAMI, the only industrial federation of m...

Pickup Truck Returns to NAIAS 2018 as Highlighted Exhibit for Global Buyers

Jan 16, 2018

Taking place at Cobo Center in Detroit of the U.S. for the time being, Michigan North American International Auto Show 2018 (NAIAS 2018), a globally influential auto exhibition running from January 13 through 28, is noted for a greater range of pickup trucks on display than ever, underlining the persistent popularity of such vehicles in the local market. Mainly on a continued downward spiral o...

Linkwell Hails Continued Growth in Past 40 Years, and Looks for Another in Next 40 Years

Jan 12, 2018

At a year-end banquet held earlier, Kosky Yen, chairman of Linkwell Industry Co., Ltd., a high-profile maker of fasteners and headquartered in Taipei, northern Taiwan, hailed Linkwell’s continued growth achieved in the past four decades, and implied that the company will continue to build such growth momentum in the next four decades. The year-end banquet was held in the evening of January 5 i...


InnoLux Upstages Rivals at CES 2018 with AM mini LED Auto Panel and Other Innovations

Jan 12, 2018

With its executive vise president, Chin-Lung Ting; and VP & GM of AII Product section, Chu-Hsiang Yang, jointly hosting presentations for the latest results of its R&D at CES 2018, a globally known trade fair for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, InnoLux Corporation of Taiwan, a TFT-LCD supplier to information and consumer electronics product makers worldwide, effecti...

Taiwan's DCT and GDI Parts Makers to Benefit from Strict Global Carbon Regulations

Jan 11, 2018

With fuel efficiency already a buzzword in the global automotive industry amid concerns about carbon reduction and responsible energy use, dual-clutch transmission (DCT), and gasoline direct injection (GDI) have been broadly employed in engine systems in modern times, which has brought considerable opportunities to Taiwanese suppliers of auto parts in such applications, according to reports by lo...

Output Value of Taiwan's Machinery Industry Surpasses NT$1 Trillion in 2017

Jan 10, 2018

On January 8th, Alex Ko, chairman of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), claimed that overall production value of Taiwan’s machinery industry beat the NT$1 trillion (US$33.8 billion) mark, to NT$1.1 trillion, in 2017, a goal that has long been set since 10 years ago. Starting this year, Ko said, TAMI will actively integrate resources from the government, industry insiders and...

Taiwan's Auto Market Sees a Prosperous Year in 2017

Jan 09, 2018

Despite a relatively weak start and lingering inertia during the first half of 2017 due mainly to the impacts by many factors as the pension reform and “one fixed day off and one flexible rest day” policy, Taiwan’s auto market still ended the year with an encouraging result. According to statistics from local carmakers and dealers, Taiwan’s overall new-car sales in 2017 totaled 444,600 units, ...

Steadily Growing Global Market for Auto Electronics to Assure Taiwan Auto Parts Suppliers of Sustainable Development in Next Decade

Jan 02, 2018

For the past decades, Taiwan has built a solid ground in the global market for both automotive aftermarket (AM) and original equipment (OE) products. Now that new energy vehicles are heavily promoted by governments in world’s advanced countries, related technology such as electric vehicles (EV) and autonomous driving will become a main growth engine for the automotive industry in the coming decad...

Taiwan Auto Parts Suppliers Likely to Stay on Roll in 2018 despite Growth Slowdowns in China and U.S.'s Auto Market

Dec 29, 2017

In spite of overall new-car sales in China and the U.S., the world’s largest two automotive markets, expected to witness significant growth slowdowns in 2018, Taiwanese auto parts suppliers are still likely to stay on a roll in the year for a couple of reasons. The Taiwan-based Fubon Financial, one of the biggest financial firms on the island, released its latest automotive market research rep...