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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.


Intai to Set Up New Branch for R&D of High-end Products and Fasteners in Taichung

Mar 23, 2018

Intai Technology Corp., a precision fastener manufacturer of Taiwan, has invested NT$850 million to set up a branch in Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) in Taichung. The branch will be dedicated to the R&D of minimally invasive surgical instruments, aerospace processing equipment, and precision fasteners. Intai started its business as a precision fastener manufacturer. With years of R&D exper...


Hota of Taiwan Allegedly Garners Big Order for Reduction Gearboxes for EVs from Ford

Mar 22, 2018

It is reported that after receiving massive orders from the globally known automaker, BMW, Hota Industrial Mfg. Co., Ltd., one of the largest precision auto transmission component makers by size, has continued to land a new contract order for its reduction gearboxes for use in electric vehicles (EVs) from Ford, an American multinational automaker. Presently, Hota’s existing capacity has been almo...


MOEA Inaugurates TIIC to Help Upgrade Taiwan's Traditional Manufacturing Industries

Mar 22, 2018

To help upgrade Taiwan’s traditional manufacturing industries, Metal Industries Research Centre (MIRDC), a Taiwanese government-funded R&D institution, inaugurated Traditional Industry Innovation Center (TIIC), a program initiated by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), on March 20, 2018. Many officials and celebrities, including Kung Ming-hsin, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs; Lin Ren-yi,...


Volkswagen Guns for Leading Status in EV Industry

Mar 21, 2018

Aiming to take the leading place in the global electric vehicle (EV) industry, Volkswagen (VW), an large-sized international automaker headquartered in Germany, has signed a contract with overseas battery suppliers to ramp up its production of EVs and hybrid cars. On March 13, VW made an announcement that by 2025, the firm will set up at least 16 EV manufacturing bases in Europe, China, and t...


Taiwan Exhibitors Upbeat with Results from Their Participation in IHF 2018

Mar 21, 2018

With over 2,700 exhibitors from 55 countries and 80 percent of them from outside Germany, International Hardware Fair Cologne 2018 (IHF 2018), held on March 4 through 7 in Cologne, Germany, again lived up to its reputation as the world’s most influential show for the global hardware industry. To assist Taiwan-based hand tool makers further tap overseas markets, Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trad...


Low-to-Middle-End Products Likely to Serve as Growth Engine in Global Smartphone Market

Mar 21, 2018

In light of stagnant growth of the smartphone market in China, gradual changes in customers buying behaviors and continuous evolution of smartphones, market observers forecasted that in the future, demands for low-to-middle-end models will play as main growth engines for nowadays smartphone manufacturers. Dampened by China’s anemic smartphone market, output of the global smartphone industry i...


Valens Provide Total Solution to LED Auxiliary Driving Lights

Mar 20, 2018

The Taiwan-based Valens Co., Ltd. has been dedicated to the development of LED auxiliary driving lights and well recognized by professionals for its well-honed R&D technologies. With high quality and performance, Valens’ products, including truck light, warning light, side light, etc., all have been certified to ECE R65, SAE CLASS 1 and ICAO Type3. Three decades ago, the firm received a big or...

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FST Provides Total Solution to Shock Absorber Products

Mar 19, 2018

Fashion Auto Parts Enterprise Co., Ltd. (FST) has been dedicated to developing shock absorber assembly, shock absorber, shock strut mount kit, and other related parts. With satisfying after-market (AM) services and products of fine quality, FST has successfully built robust grounds in several overseas markets including Southeast Asia and North America. Howard Ching, sales manager of Internati...


Global EV Makers Forced to Scramble for Stable Supply of Neodymium

Mar 19, 2018

Tesla, the world-known electric vehicle (EV) maker, has added pressure to the already limited supply of neodymium since the firm turned to a magnetic motor using the said rare earth in its Model 3 long-range EV. To further reduce the volume of petroleum cars and carbon emission, ever more countries around the world have increased their demands for lithium and cobalt, the key elements for the p...


Rise of EVs Brings Windfalls to Global Battery Industry

Mar 19, 2018

With governments around the world scheduling to replace petroleum vehicles with electric vehicles (EV), global sales of EVs are estimated to post an annual compound growth of 35.8 percent in the coming years, to trigger considerable demands for lithium batteries and related materials, reported Frost & Sullivan, an international well-known consulting firm. The firm said that prices of lithium ...