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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.


Angus Tseng(right) is aiming at SE Asia market (photo taken by Lailai King)

New Chairman of Taipei Kitchen Commerce Association Eyes SE Asian Market

Jun 27, 2017

Angus Tseng, Oddo Kitchen president and newly elected chairman of Taipei Kitchen Commerce Association, is aiming to explore more business opportunities in the international market through industrial upgrading. “Kitchenware industry is now facing the issues such as manpower shortage, inadequate brand differentiation, rapid rise of China, and chaotic market competition.” Tseng said. “Therefore,...


Kristy Chi, MIRDC's industry analyst.

MIRDC Analyst Shares Views to Dispel Doom of Red Supply Chain on Taiwan's Fastener Industry

Taiwan-to-China fastener exports in Jan.-July 2015 total 11,000 tonnes versus only 3,000 tonnes of imports

Oct 01, 2015

The rise of China’s “red supply chain,” a term coined by market observers for aggressive development of Chinese tech industries backed by the central government to minimize dependence on imports and secure sustained economic growth, is widely regarded a growing threat to Taiwanese manufacturers, especially those from the island’s industries supplying products and services overlapping those from t...


Y.D. Wu (right), PAT chairman, and CENS's general manager Tommy Ni.

Chairman Wu Talks about Bright Spots amid Challenges Facing Taiwan Plumbing and Bathroom Fittings Industry

Training programs set up to replenish labor pool for sustained growth

Sep 30, 2015

As mostly an unsung hero, Y.D. Wu, chairman of the Plumbing Association of Taiwan (PAT), the island’s only trade group representing several hundred manufacturers and subcontractors of plumbing, bathroom fittings and products in Changhua, central Taiwan, is in the last year of his second 2-year tenure and has under his belt many achievements that continue to lay the foundation for the industry’s s...

LONG TAI COPPER CORP.


Anchor Chang, new chairman of TIFI as well as owner of Anchor Group and vice chairman of Formosan Association for Promotion of Oral Biotechnology and Medical Devices, talks about Taiwan's fastener industry in an exclusive interview with CENS.

New TIFI Chairman Sheds Light on Development of Taiwan's Fastener Industry

To make TIFS a 3-day event being one of many targets for trade group leader

Feb 25, 2015

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG The Taiwan Industrial Fastener Institute (TIFI), the island’s only trade association composed of fastener manufacturers, is generally regarded as the driver of development of the industry over the past decades, and its newly nominated chairman, Anchor Chang, also the owner of Anchor Fasteners Industrial Co., Ltd. and Alliance Global Technology Co., Ltd., is taking over...


Prof. Lee Tzong-ru of the Institute of Electronic Commerce at National Chung Hsing University.

NCHU Professor Lee Tzong-ru Urges Hand Tools Makers to Embrace OBM

Jan 09, 2015

After years of progress in production capability and capacity, Taiwanese hand tool makers have steadily risen up the global supply chain from their original OEM (original equipment manufacturing) role to the ODM (original design manufacturing) level. Their success in connecting "Made-in-Taiwan" with high-end, high-profile hand tools owes to relentless R&D and product quality improvements, as well...


Strelka's Tool Book

Strelka's ToolBook:Makes Screwdrivers More Than Hand Tools

Dec 08, 2014

With a tip at one end of the metal shaft and a plastic handle at the other, a screwdriver is one of the earthiest, most commonly used tools with a stereotyped shape in the minds of the public. Strelka’s brand-new ToolBook is designed to give that stereotype a makeover. The ToolBook is a screwdriver set consisting of four screwdrivers and several hex keys, with lots of features to set itself a...


Matt Yang, deputy head of the MIRDC's Test Technology Development Section, has been helping Taiwanese hand tool suppliers to upgrade for years.

Taiwan's Hand Tool Sector Needs to Expand Distribution Channels: Matt Yang of MIRDC

Feb 06, 2014

By STEVE CHUANG Over the past decade, Taiwan’s hand tool industry has built up solid reputations among international buyers for supplying high-quality, high-precision tools catering to professional end-users, and as a result has enjoyed steady growth. The hand tool industry took off in Taiwan in the 1970s, and in the past decade has experienced a second "golden age." According to a report a...


Joe Chen has earned accolades for his contributions to the development of Taiwan's fastener industry over the past six years as chairman of TIFI.

TIFI Chairman Rallies Taiwan's Fastener Industry with an Eye on the World

TIFS set to highlight local strengths at biggest-ever show in April​

Feb 05, 2014

By STEVE CHUANG Joe Chen may be entering his last year as the chairman of Taiwan Industrial Fasteners Institute (TIFI), but the industry captain, also president of fastener supplier Saintec Enterprise Co., Ltd., is still going full-speed to boost Taiwan's competitiveness in the global market. Under his leadership, the third Taiwan International Fastener Show (TIFS) is set to hold its biggest-eve...


Jiin Haur's president, Neil Wu, is an industry veteran known for his ability to innovate.

Taiwan's Garden Tool Makers Stand Tall with Market-driven R&D

Beating rivals by developing their own niches with innovative high-end products

Sep 03, 2013

Taiwan’s garden tool manufacturers boast a consummate production capability and an abundance of experience that have given them a prominent status in the global market. Some of them stand out for strong, market-driven R&D efforts that have enabled them to keep growing every year. As consumers’ behavior and preferences have gradually changed along with global economic fluctuations, social c...


TFTA chairman Jim Chen (left) and advisor William Liao (right) play key roles in putting together pre-show plans for the first International Fastener Show, Tainan, TAIWAN.

New Fastener Show to Boost Fastener Industry's Global Presence: TFTA

Tainan fair to complement similar event held in Kaohsiung

Apr 16, 2013

Fastener production is one of the landmark industries of southern Taiwan, where 1,000 manufacturers, related upstream suppliers, and processing service providers clustered in Tainan and Kaohsiung cities form a highly efficient supply chain. To boost the industry’s global presence by exploiting this advantage, the Taiwan Fastener Trading Association (TFTA) is organizing a new trade fair, the Inter...