Taiwan Industry Updates
By MICHELLE HSU
Despite consumers’ concern over high cost, technological bottlenecks, inconvenience of recharging, among other problems of new energy cars, new energy vehicles have found a promising market in China where, according to official statistics, production and sales of new energy cars surged 2.3 and 2.2 times, respectively, during the first half (H1) of 2014 from a year earlier.
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Taiwan-based Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd., the world's largest manufacturer of assembled bicycles, recently announced plans to develop its global business through a multi-brand strategy.
King Liu, chairman of Giant, said after his company's recent shareholder meeting that Giant would launch the world's first female bicycle brand, "Liv," this year. In addition, the group's "Momentum" brand, or... Full Story
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... Full Story
Driven by operators’ growing optimism towards brighter economic future across the EU, International Hardware Fair Cologne (IHF Cologne) 2014, held March 9-12, in Germany, saw increasing exhibitors to again confirm its lead globally as a trade fair for hardware products.
IHF Cologne 2014 occupied some 142,500 square meters to accommodate 2,873 exhibitors from over 50 countries, compared to ... Full Story
By KEN LIU
Founded only last year, Green Ideas Technology Co., Ltd. focuses on the development of smart lighting control systems for LED lights and solar-powered LED streetlights. Recent field tests carried out by the company prove that its dedicated control system can send signals to all of the 120-some streetlights on the National Taipei University campus, whether in building blocks or at ro... Full Story