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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.


(File cabinets, photo courtesy of Chyn Fuh Enterprise Co., Ltd.)

Taiwan's Furniture Industry Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Oct 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected global and Taiwan's political and economic landscapes. Unlike some industries, the furniture sector did not escape unscathed, facing a squeeze from management and costs. While Taiwan continues to implement a stable, successful outbreak response, the industry has also misjudged the economic downturn duration. The furniture industry has yet to fully recover...


(Reference: IMM Cologne official website)

2020 imm cologne and the Furniture Industry at a Glance

Sep 07, 2020

The 2020 edition of imm cologne wrapped up on January 19, just before the COVID-19 pandemic peaked in Europe. The show saw over 128,000 visitors, as many regard imm cologne as the most important date on the industry's calendar. Among the approximate 82,000 buyers who visited the show grounds, around 50% are from outside of Germany. Expo statistics indicate that visitor numbers still saw a small g...


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Furniture Industry Was Hit Hard by Coronavirus

Mar 30, 2020

Due to the spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in the United States, many retail industries adjusted their business hours and even closed for two weeks before opening. The furniture factories listed in Taiwan such as Shengsheng, Jisheng, Shangyi, and Kestar were affected. The industry pointed out that this wave of epidemic will cause the furniture industry to freeze operations, in addition...


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Agio to Tap Building Material Market in Greater China with Resysta

Aug 14, 2017

Wang Ping-Sheng, chairman of Agio, a high-profile furniture company in the global market, is poised to tap the building material market in Greater China with its Resysta, a new material mainly of rice husk and plastic for furniture and building construction. A patented technology developed in Germany, Resysta is made out of finely ground rice husk mixed with over 20 secret additives and featur...


Persistent makers in Taiwan's wooden furniture sector adopt different strategies to survive a severe recession caused by insiders continuously migrating.

Taiwan's Wooden Furniture Sector Struggling, but Undaunted

Oct 03, 2016

Taiwan’s wooden furniture manufacturers experienced a golden age back in the 1970s and ‘80s, but beginning in the late ‘70s they began suffering from such calamities as (for them) industrial transformation, oil crises, lumber export embargoes, inflation, and competition from emerging markets in the third world. In the 1990s most of the Taiwanese producers in the line joined the mass migration to ...


Despite the continuous shrinkage of local furniture production, Taiwan still has a couple of globally competitive makers in the bathroom segment.

Taiwan's Bathroom Furniture and Fittings Makers Fare Well Amid Emerging Rivalry

Jul 13, 2016

In the face of growing rivalry from underselling competitors at a time when global furniture production has mostly shifted to emerging countries, Taiwan’s furniture industry has been on an persistent downturn for the decades, but suppliers in the sector of bathroom fittings and accessories are still able to fare well, mostly thanks to devotion to the continuous sharpening of their core competenci...


Deep seating sofas are widely used in outdoor spaces.

Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor Furnishings Are Blurred in the U.S.

Global Industry Analysts Inc. says U.S. outdoor furniture market to exceed US$5 billion by 2017

Aug 13, 2015

Outdoor furniture was once generally regarded as inexpensive furnishings with monotonous, frumpy styles and often distasteful tones, but no longer. Today alfresco furniture can have the same features as indoor furniture, mostly thanks to ever more consumers' changing lifestyles and entertaining habits, which inspire them to turn outdoor spaces into living areas as lavish, relaxing as indoor space...


Kuang Shin's ET-100 BK worktable has adjustable tabletop and legs.

Three OA Furniture Makers in Taiwan Highlighted for User-friendly Designs

Integrated and BIFMA-certified manufacturing among local makers' advantages

Feb 09, 2015

Compiled by KEN LIU While some furniture makers in Taiwan have caught some global buyers' attention for being able to supply ergonomic OA (office automation) and residential furnishings, the majority continue to take a backseat to high-profile, branded makers in the West, who traditionally have been aware of the health-enhancing benefits of well-designed chairs, sofas and beds. The discussion ...


Yao I Fabric's QSHION-brand mattress sponge is completely made  of TPE fiber.

Taiwan's Furniture Makers Adapt to Take on Underselling Rivalry in Emerging Markets

One maker's TPE mattress sponge has super-long life cycle as tested by BIFMA

Jan 30, 2015

By KEN LIU Ever since China's market liberalization some 30 years ago that has drained much of Taiwan's furniture making resources to migrate offshore, the island's furniture makers have had to cope with thinning profit margins as Chinese suppliers gradually emulate Taiwanese peers on the mainland, set up their own shop with local labor to undersell Taiwanese partners. While business dynami...


Axuru's USB-integrated, NEMA 5-15 desktop power strip is perfect for charging iPad, iPhone safely and reliably.

Four Furniture Parts Makers in Taiwan Talk Products and Strategies Amid Report of Recovering Market

One maker launches power strip to tap rising popularity of mobile devices

Jan 28, 2015

By STEVE CHUANG While uncertain what effects lower crude oil prices will have on macro-economics globally, except that consumers in the U.S. and non-oil-producing nations will have more disposable cash, a report by Bloomberg BusinessWeek notes that housing starts across the U.S. in 2015 are projected to grow to 1.2 million from less than 1 million in 2014, indicative of a slow, but positive re...