Taiwan's Hand Tools Seeking Opportunities Amid Global Crisis2020/07/10 | By
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, most of the international hardware shows slated for this year has been moved to 2021. However, as Taiwan's efforts combating the new virus has proven to be successful, the 2020 Taiwan Hardware Show (THS) will continue as scheduled, beginning on Oct. 13 and ending on the 15th at the Taichung International Exhibition Center, thus becoming the only show to go on this year.
In the face of the myriad challenges that the virus has posed, the THS hosting organization plans to incorporate efforts to promote Taiwan's manufacturing prowess as means to pave the way for restarting the economy. The THS hopes to cement its role as the world's sole hardware show and leverage companies in these challenging times.
With the global pandemic winding down, more and more countries are lessening restrictions on its borders and reopening its economies. The global economy is expected to get back on track in the latter half of 2020. As Taiwan's economy remained relatively undisturbed in the past months, companies here are capable of quickly taking in orders to meet resurging global demand. This October marks the opening of a number of trade shows in Taiwan – Taiwan's three metal industry trade shows, Taipei AMPA and AutoTronics Taipei, THS and Taiwan International Fastener Show. This presents a unique perspective of trade shows flourishing on the island despite global circumstances: “automotive in Northern Taiwan, hardware in Central Taiwan and fasteners in Southern Taiwan,” and showcasing Taiwan's industrial prowess in metals.