Taiwan Industry Updates
By STEVE CHUANG
Shifting locales of global furniture production to emerging countries over the past few decades has profoundly uprooted market dynamics, with out-migration of Taiwanese furniture makers over the years also having destabilized the erstwhile prosperous furniture industry in Taiwan.
Interviews with the following makers of bathroom fittings and accessories help to clear the air ... Full Story
The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) recently issued a green light to a new subsidy program to encourage adoption of eco-friendly electric scooters (e-scooters) in Taiwan.
The program will be effective from October 1, 2014, to the end of 2018. Small/light e-scooters purchased during that time will be eligible for an NT$7,200 (US$240) subsidy, while light models can receive an NT$10,000 (US$333) subsidy.... Full Story
While the global economic climate has improved a bit in 2013, China’s growth has remained sluggish. This weakness, coupled with the short-term impact of the government’s revision of regulations to cool off the overheated real estate market, has confronted China’s furniture manufacturers with declining sales and profits. The industry seems destined to either stagnate or shrink, and the result will... Full Story
By STEVE CHUANG
Linking over 4,500 exhibitors to some 140,000 visitors worldwide, the biannual Automechanika Frankfurt was held this year on September 16 to 20. As an important exhibition for the global automotive industry, the event attracted a strong turnout by Taiwanese suppliers seeking to build their businesses and connections with global buyers in the sector.
More than 470 Taiwanese exhib... Full Story
By KEN LIU
From the very first day of Just Power Integrated Technology Inc.’s founding in 2009, the company's president, Ching Yang, has clung to the idea of incorporating only useful and handy designs into the company’s LED lighting fixtures, which are all for indoor use.
The firm's initial offering, a light tube dubbed “Anytime,” was based on that idea, and it has since introduced a slew ... Full Story