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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.


Taipei AMPA showcases electric and smart-enabled electric buses. (Photo courtesy of TAITRA)

Taipei AMPA Post-Show Report

May 13, 2019

The 2019 Taipei AMPA 6-in-1 show congregated at Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 and 2. The shows wrapped up on April 28, having attracted roughly around 7,000 domestic and foreign buyers to the event to search and procure. This year’s show theme is an extension of the continual tech trends in the industry – “Motorization, Electrization and Intelligentization,” and the promotion of more matured n...


TAITRA Promotes the Taipei AMPA 6-in-1 Show at the International Auto Aftermarket Expo in Tokyo</h2>

TAITRA Promotes the Taipei AMPA 6-in-1 Show at the International Auto Aftermarket Expo in Tokyo

Apr 11, 2019

The 17th International Auto Aftermarket Expo (IAAE) was held at Tokyo Big Sight from March 13th to 15th. A total of 296 exhibitors occupied 549 booths. According to the organizers, the number of exhibitors that attended this year grew by 7.2% compared with last year. The exhibition was more popular and attracted 34,129 visitors during the three-day exhibition. To promote Taipei International Auto...


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Taipei AMPA will be bigger than ever!

Apr 10, 2019

The first four shows are April 24-27, while Motorcycle Taiwan and Taiwan Car Tuning run April 25-28. All six exhibitions will assemble together at Nangang Exhibition Center Halls 1 and 2. Organizers expect the 2019 event to be the largest ever, with 1,530 exhibitors spread over 4,550 booths. Organizers expect more than 7,000 international buyers from 120 countries to attend the show — up from ...


Moving Past 2018's Trade War Effects on the Auto Industry Top Trends to Look at This Year</h2>

Moving Past 2018's Trade War Effects on the Auto Industry Top Trends to Look at This Year

Mar 20, 2019

By Chao Ting-Yu As the world settles into 2019, the automotive industry is still feeling the effects brought on by last year's trade tensions between auto powerhouses -- the U.S. and China. Such tensions have hurt the industry, as shown in the mass layoffs and government intervention to buoy the local industries. In China, the automotive industry saw the first decline in sales in the past 2...


February Tempers LED Packaging and Lightbulb Price Decline: Report</h2>

February Tempers LED Packaging and Lightbulb Price Decline: Report

Mar 13, 2019

TrendForce LED research (LEDinside), in its newly published price trend report, indicated that mainstream high-power and medium-power LED packaging products in the Chinese market had seen a price-drop in January, but swung back to ride a stable trend in February. Such a trend reflected a struggling global economy at the start of the year, LEDinside analysist Wang Ting said, pointing out that c...


Electric Cars Under Taiwanese Supply Chains Expect to See Huge Demand</h2>

Electric Cars Under Taiwanese Supply Chains Expect to See Huge Demand

Jan 16, 2019

Electric cars are expected to enter a fast-growth period this year – media reports indicated that traditional automotive heavyweight Hota Industrial Mfg has seen a huge increase of orders from one of its major clients, Tesla Inc. Reports indicate that Tesla is likely to become Hota’s biggest client this year should the rumors turn out true. Also, Ford’s electric cars is currently in its mass p...


Latest Chinese-U.S. Trade Talks Mark Chance of Higher-Level Meetings and Ease Market Tensions</h2>

Latest Chinese-U.S. Trade Talks Mark Chance of Higher-Level Meetings and Ease Market Tensions

Jan 14, 2019

The world waited with bated breath as Chinese and U.S. representatives met during this week to deliberate over whether the trade war would finally come to a reasonable conclusion. Throughout the entirety of the trade war early last year, from escalation to the tentative 90-day truce borne from the G20 Summit in Argentina between President Xi Jinping and U.S. counterpart President Donald Trump...


ARTC Teams Up With 18 Companies to Form Self-Driving Vehicle Union</h2>

ARTC Teams Up With 18 Companies to Form Self-Driving Vehicle Union

Dec 28, 2018

November 20 marks a huge milestone in Taiwan’s self-driving industry. The Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) joined hands with 18 brands, including Acer ITS Inc., Global UniTek, Shin Wei Automotive Industrial and others of Taiwan’s top-to-bottom industrial chain to form the Autonomous Vehicle Industry Alliance. Their overall aim is to shore up support for a new, innovative operation m...


An Alliance Between Ford and VW Could be Announced as Early as Next Year</h2>

An Alliance Between Ford and VW Could be Announced as Early as Next Year

Dec 11, 2018

There is news of a far-reaching alliance between Ford Motor and Volkswagen, according to those familiar to the matter, reported CNBC. The two world’s largest automakers plan to announce the alliance next January, a partnership that would encompass sharing assembly plants in the U.S. to avoid new the wave of tariffs, joint marketing and distribution as well as product development, possibly on t...


Archee International aims to make their clients' life easier. (photo courtesy of Archee International)

Archee International Cements Position as Go-To Rep of Auto Suppliers

Nov 27, 2018

Archee International Co., Ltd. is a young and passionate company specialized in all kinds of auto parts including a wide range of lighting products, auto mirrors, AM body parts, replacement components, and cooling systems. Archee has cemented its position as the go-to representative for manufacturers of products such as replacement automobile parts, performance automobile parts, and design par...