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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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TIER warns of prosperity decline post-boom due to trade war and other factors

Sep 25, 2018

With the trade war between the U.S. and China escalating, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) has sounded the alarm as forecasts for both manufacturing and service indexes tumbled. The think tank warned that Taiwan’s business climate will likely see a sudden down drop and urged increased awareness of the potential impact of the trade war would have on Taiwan’s exports. The think tank ...


Taiwan International Fastener Show Set to Continue Leading the Way for Taiwanese Fastener Industry</h2>

Taiwan International Fastener Show Set to Continue Leading the Way for Taiwanese Fastener Industry

Mar 29, 2018

The upcoming Taiwan International Fastener Show 2018, scheduled from April 10 through 12 at Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in Taiwan’s southern metropolis of Kaohsiung, will host 415 exhibitors with 1,107 booths and 2,000 overseas buyers from 75 countries, to not just retain its reputation as Asia’s second- and the world’s third-largest fastener exhibition, but continue to lead the way for Taiwan’s ...


ND to Maintain Its Lead in Global Market for Fasteners</h2>

ND to Maintain Its Lead in Global Market for Fasteners

Mar 13, 2018

Founded in 1955, ND Industries is a globally known fastener manufacturer headquartered in the U.S. Bolstered by its cutting-edge manufacturing process, the firm has effectively served many global customers, and successfully taps the supply chain Tesla, the world’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, with its anti-loose coating technology. Excelling at applied technology of materials, ND is cap...


Taiwan Fastener Industry's Impressive Performance in 2017 to Open Doors Wider for Local Companies in Global Market in Years to Come</h2>

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...


Japan's Core Machinery Orders Hit 10-year High in Nov., 2017</h2>

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...


Shin Chun Rises as Professional Auto Fastener Maker in Global Market</h2>

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...

SHIN CHUN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


Linkwell Hails Continued Growth in Past 40 Years, and Looks for Another in Next 40 Years </h2>

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...

LINKWELL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.


2018 Taiwan International Fastener Show to Solicit Professional Buyers in ASEAN Member Countries</h2>

2018 Taiwan International Fastener Show to Solicit Professional Buyers in ASEAN Member Countries

Oct 25, 2017

As the rapid economic development of ASEAN ( Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market has brought large market demands for fasteners used in industries of vehicle, machine and architecture, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), a non-profit government co-sponsored trade promotion organization in Taiwan, held an information session to promote the 2018 Taiwan International Fast...


Taiwan's First Smart Manufacturing Demo Site to Start Up in Taichung</h2>

Taiwan's First Smart Manufacturing Demo Site to Start Up in Taichung

Sep 04, 2017

The development of Taiwan’s first smart manufacturing demo site, jointly developed by Taichung City Government, Industrial Technology Institute of Taiwan (ITRI), and Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), was officially kicked-off on Aug 31st in Taichung, with an aim to turn the central metropolis of the island into a model city of smart manufacturing. The smart manufacturing site, situated in T...


Taiwan-made fasteners have been increasingly applied in production of aircrafts and automobiles, as well as railway construction and professional purposes (photo courtesy of UDN.com).

Taiwan Gov't to Invest Over NT$300 M. in Upgrading Local Fastener Industry

Dec 27, 2016

To help local fastener makers cope with intensifying rivalry from Chinese underselling competitors over the global market, the Taiwanese government recently announced the so-called “NICE” program, to invest over NT$300 million (US$9.52 million) to further upgrade the industry in the years to come. Deputy Director-General Leu Jang-hwa of Industrial Development Bureau under Ministry of Economic ...