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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.


Gogoro Targets Southeast Asia as First Overseas Market to Tap

Jan 26, 2018

With the investment and support from Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, Gogoro, a Taiwan-based venture-backed company that develops and sells electric scooters and battery swapping infrastructure, eyes Southeast Asia, an area suffering increasingly severe air pollution, as its next target market to explore. Bloomberg, an international business news provid...


Hiwin to Challenge Annual Revenue of NT$30 Bn. in 2018

Jan 25, 2018

Fostered by newly added capacity in China and Taiwan and new customers from automotive and semiconductor industries, Hiwin Technologies Corp., Taiwan's largest manufacturer of linear-motion components for precision machinery, is going to challenge annual revenue of NT$30 billion (US$1 billion) this year, according to chairman Eric Chuo. A few days earlier, Hiwin reported its consolidated reven...


Taiwan's Auto Parts Industry Gains Better Competitive Advantages than Ever in Era of EVs

Jan 24, 2018

In the era of electric vehicles (EVs), Taiwan’s auto parts industry may have gained better competitive advantages than ever, mainly thanks to the payoff of the R&D efforts by two bellwethers in different fields: Yulon Motor Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-based international automaker, who has actively developed new energy systems for EVs; and Hota Industrial Mfg. Co., Ltd., a high-profile maker of auto tran...


Local Market Research Firms Provide Insights into Prospects of Taiwan's Auto Parts Industry in 2018

Jan 24, 2018

Benefiting from the growing sales of recreational vehicles (RV) and new energy cars, Taiwan’s auto parts suppliers generally look forward to a rosy year in 2018. But still, multiple factors, such as whether or not China’s auto market will continue to grow this year, will directly influence performance by Taiwanese suppliers, especially those engaged in aftermarket (AM) products. According to...


Taiwan Fastener Industry's Impressive Performance in 2017 to Open Doors Wider for Local Companies in Global Market in Years to Come

Jan 23, 2018

Mainly thanks to strong demands from all over the world, total export value and volume of Taiwan’s fasteners both achieved record highs in 2017, an achievement by the industry, which is considered likely to ensure local insiders a promising start this year, or even for a longer period of time. Market insiders noted that Taiwan’s overall production of fasteners, which are mostly exported to oth...


Hota of Taiwan Confirms New Contract Orders from Two Global Automobile Tycoons

Jan 23, 2018

David Shen, chairman and CEO of Taiwan-based Hota Industrial Mfg. Co., Ltd., one of the largest precision auto transmission component makers by size in the global market, confirmed that the company has just won new contract orders for reduction gearboxes from two automobile tycoons in Europe and the U.S., to further pump up its revenues and profits in the coming few years. Responding to the tr...


IEK: Output Value by Taiwan's Auto Industry to Stand at Around NT$600 Bn. in 2018

Jan 22, 2018

Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK), an institute organized by Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), one of the world’s leading technology R&D institutions, with an aim to help businesses in Taiwan meet revolutionary changes in a fast moving knowledge economy, has published the Economic Outlook and Key Issues for Taiwan’s auto industry, forecasting that the industry’s outpu...


IEK Raises Growth Forecast of Taiwan Manufacturing Industry's Output to 3.49% for 2018

Jan 22, 2018

In light of a continued growth of the global economy coupled with other factors, Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK), a market research division under Taiwan's government-funded R&D institution, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), has just released its newest growth forecast of 3.49 percent in output value by the manufacturing sector on the island for 2018. The forecas...


Volkswagen Is Likely to Take the Lead in Sales of Global Auto Market

Jan 19, 2018

Volkswagen, a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front and headquartered in Wolfsburg, achieved a new high in its overall automobile sales in 2017, very likely to outperform its Japanese counterpart Toyota again as the world’s largest carmaker for the second consecutive year. On January 17, Volkswagen reported its combined auto sales of 1.074 million units, including sedans...


Japan's Core Machinery Orders Hit 10-year High in Nov., 2017

Jan 19, 2018

Mainly on strong demands from service sectors, Japan's core machinery orders have continuously surged, and hit a 10-year zenith in November, 2017, showing that the Japanese government's efforts on encouraging local enterprises to invest in capital expenditures have gradually paid off. Japan's Cabinet Office, an agency of the Cabinet of Japan, which is responsible for handling the day-to-day af...