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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.

Auto fasteners have been increasingly a major growth drive of Taiwan's fastener industry for the years.

Taiwanese Fasteners Suppliers Aggressively Venture into Auto Sector

Jun 24, 2016

Following over six decades of development, fastener manufacturing has been one of Taiwan’s traditional industries with sustaining global competitiveness. Having upgraded from low-end, DIY-caliber fasteners to higher ends, Taiwanese fasteners suppliers have increasingly joining the global supply chain of automotives to carve out niches. With more and more insiders venturing into the production ...

Gardening product production makes up a significant part of Taiwan's hardware industry.

Taiwanese Gardening Product Makers Pursue Sustainable Growth with Different Strategies

Makers generally resort to R&D as means to stay competitive

Jun 17, 2016

Garden tools along with related accessories, which totally generate export revenue of around US$95 million on average every year, are a major contributor to overall exports by the industry of hand tools in Taiwan, with most of which have been well received by professionals and DIY in the U.S. and European countries. Despite global economic uncertainty and market fluctuations, most Taiwanese ma...

Taiwan's overall light-vehicle sales increased to 37,878 units in May from 34,953 units in April (photo courtesy of UDN.com).

Taiwan's Light Vehicle Market Remains on Uptrend in May, Despite Imports Down

Jun 16, 2016

Compared to Taiwan’s anemic economic growth, the local light vehicle market has still expanded at solid pace so far this year, as reflected by the latest statistics compiled by Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) for May, when imports, however, posted negative growth. MOTC’s statistics show that Taiwan’s light vehicle sales totaled 34,953 units in May, up 8.4 percent month on ...

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Five Golds Given Among 48 Winners of TAIPEI CYCLE d&i Awards 2016

Full-carbon wheel for disc brakes among Gold Award winners

Apr 28, 2016

After considerable deliberation by an international jury panel, 48 entries were announced as winners of the prestigious TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2016; while among them, five products were granted the TAIPEI CYCLE d&i gold awards, and the special “Gold Award – Young Enterprise” was given to startups showing outstanding achievements. Makers and designers could until Dec. 31, 2015 submit products fo...

Taiwan Talents Win Record Number at iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 by Taking 175 Awards, including 5 Golds</h2>

Taiwan Talents Win Record Number at iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 by Taking 175 Awards, including 5 Golds

Apr 28, 2016

Designers from Taiwan again bring home encouraging news to perhaps further confirm the undeniable fact that the relatively small island contains a sizable pool of talent in design. A record number of awards at the iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 has been won by Taiwanese designers. iF DESIGN AWARD is widely recognized globally as the “Oscars” of the design world, of which the 2016 edition saw Taiwanese ...

Worldwide New-car Sales (2006-2015) (Source: Markline, ARTC)

Global New-car Sales Up 2.3% to 88 M. in 2015

China's new-car sales up 4.7% in 2015 to 24.6 million units for new record

Apr 27, 2016

Continuing an uptrend in growth from 2013, when about 80 million units were sold, sales of new cars worldwide increased by 2.3 percent to reach a new record high of 87.28 million units in 2015, driven by robust demand from major markets like the U.S. and Western Europe; while sales in China, the world's largest automobile market continued to rise slightly, according to the Automotive Research & T...

AUO's bezel-less ALCD TV display expands field of view to its maximum. (photo from AUO)

AUO of Taiwan Showcases Bezel-less ALCD TV Display at 2016 CITE in China

Apr 21, 2016

To showcase its considerable technological capability achieved via continued R&D efforts, AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), widely recognized as the second-largest maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, recently exhibited a series of new products at the CITE 2016 (China Information Technology Expo) held from April 8 to 10 in Shenzhen, China. AUO was f...

An Ultra HD Premium TV set unveiled by Panasonic. (photo from Internet)

2016 CES Features AMOLED and TV Tech: WitsView of TrendForce

Mar 07, 2016

Television technology occupied center stage at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, with major vendors showing off their latest high-resolution sets during the event, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, which says its website was founded in 2000 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan as a global provider of market intelligence on the technology industries, with members...

Taiwan exported and imported less machinery in 2015 than in 2014.

Taiwan Machinery Makers' Imports and Exports Both Contract in 2015

Trade group president urges further depreciation of NT-dollar vs. greenback

Feb 26, 2016

Throughout 2015, Taiwan shipped US$19.43 billion of machines and imported US$21.88 billion of machines, which represented 6.9 percent and 0.8 percent declines from the previous year, respectively, according to the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), a trade group made up of over 3,000 local machinery makers. Clearly last year was an uphill battle for Taiwanese machinery exporters ...

An automated turnkey production line by the W-Team.

W-Team Project Launches Woodworking Machine Tools to Help Taiwan Near Goal of Being World's No. 3 Woodworking-Machinery Maker in 2016

Team 1's turnkey wood flooring line replaces 7 machines

Feb 22, 2016

Various trade groups and governmental bodies have been working aggressively to help Taiwan to meet the goal of becoming the world’s No.3 woodworking-machinery supplier in 2016 and boosting production revenue of its machine-tool industry to US$6.91 billion by the end of 2020. Currently, Taiwan is the world’s No.4 woodworking machine tool supplier by market share, trailing only Germany, Italy an...