Looking in-depth at the latest developments in production, sales, product design innovation, and technology advancements, as well as overall supply capabilities of Taiwan’s major export industries, these reports focus on machinery, auto parts, hardware, furniture, lighting and hardware etc. to keep global buyers and readers informed and better prepared to do business with Taiwan suppliers.
Established in 1988, Home Resource Industrial Co., Ltd., now a leading LED lighting manufacturer both in Taiwan and mainland China, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013 by extending its gratitude to customers, materials suppliers, and subcontract suppliers around the world, and to its employees,... Full Story
This has been a lackluster year in the international lighting market, and companies in the line are vigorously carrying out R&D and marketing activities in an effort to break out of the doldrums by offering improved functions and expanded applications.
Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye is full of ... Full Story
Mainland China’s LED (light emitting diode) lighting market is expected to get a further boost from a new government subsidy program to be inaugurated in January 2014. The program is designed to promote the use of energy-saving household electrical equipment, including LED lights.
The Chinese au... Full Story
Many exciting new products, bikes and concepts were unveiled at the 8th Taiwan International Motorcycle Industry Show (Motorcycle Taiwan 2013) and the 3rd Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show (EV Taiwan 2013) at the Taiwan World Trade Center Exhibition Hall on April 10-13, 2013.
The sh... Full Story
Thanks to their fuel efficiency, ease of use in congested traffic, and relatively low ownership and operating costs, two-wheeled vehicles including scooters, motorcycles, and bicycles are a very popular mode of transport in Asia, especially in China, Taiwan, India, and most of the Association of So... Full Story
Due to still unsteady peripheral economic conditions in the EU, the EU market for motorcycles, scooters, tricycles and other vehicles in the L-category, has declined the fifth consecutive year in 2012 with another drop of 12.7%, according to ACEM (Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers in Europe).... Full Story
With very high output of motor scooters for domestic and export sales, Taiwan is one of the top-three global suppliers of high-quality, innovative scooter performance-tuning parts. In recent years, however, the island has advanced furthered by supplanting Japan to take the lead in the sector.
Af... Full Story
Dinli Metal Industrial Co., Ltd., a major all terrain vehicle (ATV) manufacturer in Taiwan, recently announced that its 800cc motorcycle with continuous variable transmission (CVT), the first of its kind on the island, has passed emissions and safety certifications conducted by the Automotive Rese... Full Story
Impacted by uncertain economic prospects, sales of new cars in Taiwan dropped 1.9% year-on-year (YoY) in the first half of 2013, with about 182,000 units sold, lower than original expectations by local auto dealers early this year, according to domestic Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC).... Full Story
A delegation from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) recently signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in electric vehicles (EVs) with the Taiwan Transportation Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (TTVMA). The signing marks a significant step in cross-strait cooperat... Full Story
The Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC), a key transportation-vehicle testing and R&D body in Taiwan, recently signed a cooperation memorandum of understanding (MOU) with domestic National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), to develop automotive technologies of the future.
Dubbed "Vehicle Vi... Full Story
The Yulon Group, Taiwan’s biggest automobile manufacturing conglomerate, recently announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Derways Automobile Co. of Russia for the joint development of the promising Russian market, which has annual sales of about three million units.
Yulon said ... Full Story
Justine Su, president of Hotai Motor the Taiwanese agent of Toyota and Lexus, recently forecasted that the new-car market on the island may grow about 1.1% to some 370,000 units in 2013, as long as official policies can stimulate consumer confidence and thus spending.
Hotai registered revenue of... Full Story
Yang Ying-ming, chairman of Kenda Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd., a major tire manufacturer in Taiwan with global operations, recently said that, in the wake of the Federal Reserve of the United States announcing possible tapering of quantitative easing (QE), global material prices may drop in the third qua... Full Story
Delta Electronics, Inc. of Taiwan, a major maker of power supply and thermal management solutions, recently announced that its 240V/30A AC Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charger pulled ahead counterparts made on the island to be UL2594 certified, mandatory to build EV charging stations in North Ame... Full Story
Alongside China’s growth into the biggest car market by sales volume, the nation, where iconic brands as Buick sell better than in the USA, is also a key global supply system for auto parts and accessories, with virtually all the world's big names in car-making, parts and accessories running operat... Full Story
Despite holding potential for greener life for users, new energy products as solar panel, LED lighting etc. with less carbon emissions continue to be challenged by existing counterparts in their gradual entry into global markets, often due to consumer inertia and relatively higher retail prices as ... Full Story
Argentina attracts investments in energy sector
Argentina in July announced a new policy to attract investments in the energy sector, availing companies which invest US$1 billion within five years 20% tax exemption on exports of oil or gas, on the eve of the expected announcement of a joint ventur... Full Story
July 15 is a notable date in China’s auto industry, since it was on this day in 1953 that the country’s first automaker, First Automobile Works (FAW), set up its first auto plant near the city of Changchun. FAW recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.
Over the past six decades, China’s automobile... Full Story
Although the growth of car sales in China has slowed in recent years, the steady increase in car ownership there has continuously boosted demand for vehicle maintenance and repair services. The result has been an accelerated growth in the number of car service outlets and in the demand for aftermar... Full Story
After more than 10 years of vigorous development following China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the country’s automotive industry has been enjoying rapid and stable development thanks partly to the government policy of adjusting supply and demand as well as helping the industry ... Full Story
According to statistics compiled by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), China exported US$387 million worth of automotive brake parts in May, up 11.56% from the same period of last year. Exports of the products in the first five months of 2013 totaled US$1.63 billion, an 8.3% ... Full Story
According to statistics compiled by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), China exported US$108 million worth of automotive steering parts in May 2013, a 5.34% drop from the same period of last year; in the first five months of this year the export figure was US$498 million, an ... Full Story
Mainly due to uneven recovery and ongoing systemic problems in global economies along with depreciating Japanese yen against the greenback, Taiwan’s plastic and rubber machine industry experienced declining exports during the first half of this year, which will continue for the rest of 2013, accord... Full Story
Taiwan’s packaging machinery industry has been developed over the decades by local companies using skills and know-how learned from overseas, initially with the aim of replacing imports. The industry went on to become an exporter, and many companies in the line have built a reputation in the global... Full Story
The 2013 Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) drew a record turnout during its six-day run from March 5 to 10, confirming its place as Asia's second largest and the world's fifth largest machine tool show.
This year's show presented a broad array of products, from cutting, forming, p... Full Story
Pinnacle Machine Tool Co., Ltd., founded in central Taiwan back in 1976, has released a series of feature-laden five-axis (X, Y, Z, plus B and C axes) CNC machining centers to cater to high-end manufacturers looking for machines that are economical in price yet uncompromising in precision and quali... Full Story
When machine-tool maker Kasuga Co. of Japan decided to open its first overseas workshop around one year ago, it chose Taiwan over China on the advice of Jackson Wong, a Hong Kong citizen operating for more than 10 years as machine trader before becoming chairman of the Taiwan subsidiary, Kasuga Sei... Full Story
Leaderway CNC Technologies Co., Ltd. specializes in five-axis, vertical-type, and bridge-type machining centers for making vehicle parts, templates for electronics components, and parts for aircrafts and national-defense equipment.
The company has been focusing on five-axis technology, among th... Full Story
Reporting a 34% revenue increase year on year in 2012 and expecting sales for the second half of 2013 to climb from the flat first half, L&L Machinery Industry Co., Ltd., a leading heavy-duty-lathe maker in Taiwan, is moving in a new direction that departs from what it had comfortably accustomed to... Full Story