Highlighting specifics such as major R&D achievements, branding strategies, market trends and prospects of Taiwan’s export industries, these analytical, informative reports are designed to give buyers and readers a better grasp of the pulse of the industries and significant events in business.
Compiled by STEVE CHUANG
With TV news reports that certain parts of the USA have seen home prices rise sizably since last year, in particular those in San Francisco, and the Greek debt deal tentatively extended, and car sales stateside increase due to falling gas prices, some say the global econ... Full Story
Compiled by STEVE CHUANG
Responding to a downward trend of international steel prices, China Steel Corp. (CSC), Taiwan’s largest steelmaker by size, has decided to continue reduce its nominal prices of domestically sold steels by 2.27 percent, or NT$425 (US$13.49) per tonne, on average, in line ... Full Story
By STEVE CHUANG
Taiwan's media has over the years dubbed the nation "Economic Miracle," a deserved title in the 1980s and 1990s, especially considering the small island has scant natural resources as minerals and fossil fuel. But Taiwan's economic might has been undermined on many fronts by Chin... Full Story
By STEVE CHUANG
Hand tool manufacturing, which has been one of Taiwan’s traditional industries with strong presence in the global market for decades, is now looking forward to brighter prospects than ever thanks mainly to new applications and upgraded production technologies developed jointly by... Full Story
By QUINCY LIANG
Taiwan's hand-tool industry has developed strongly for many years to become a key player in the international market for high-quality, innovative, and reasonably priced products to global users, especially in the professional and industrial application segments.
Despite its so... Full Story
By STEVE CHUANG
Wise Center Appliance Precision Co., Ltd. has worked hard in recent edge to pull ahead of its competition by sharpening its operational efficiency and worker training, and by enhancing its product development and marketing. The results of this effort are already being realized.
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By KEN LIU
Beginning on July 1 this year, nine types of institution—colleges, libraries, medical organizations, social welfare institutes, government offices, railway stations, civilian airports, mass rapid transit stations, and shopping centers—became subject to the provisions of Taiwan's Indoo... Full Story
China Steel Corp. (CSC), the largest steelmaker in Taiwan by size, finished Q1, 2014 with consolidated revenue of NT$92.415 billion (US$3.805 billion), up 4.47% year-on-year (YoY), according to the firm’s latest financial report.
For the quarter, CSC scored pretax profits of NT$5.073 billion (US... Full Story
After landing a big order for commercial large-sized air conditioners from a Japanese customer to mark its entry into the market, TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., a Taiwanese leading supplier of motors, plans to set up an assembly plant in the country to enhance service quality and local sales,... Full Story
With the global economy recovering, Taiwanese fastener manufacturers, including Tong Ming Enterprise Co., Ltd. and Chun Yu Works & Co., Ltd., are expecting rosier performance this year than last year, when Taiwan’s fastener exports hit a record high, according to institutional investors.
Accordi... Full Story
The third Taiwan International Fastener Show (TIFS), to be held April 14-15, 2014 in the newly constructed Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, is expected to further buoy Taiwan’s fastener suppliers, after the sector’s annual exports hit a record high in volume last year.
Despite average prices driftin... Full Story
With a planned price hike for April and May still pending, Taiwan-based China Steel Corp. (CSC), the island’s biggest steelmaker by size, scored pretax profits of NT$1.499 billion, or about NT$0.1 per share, in January, up 27% from a month ago to meet market expectations, according to the firm’s la... Full Story
Mainly fueled by surging shipment, Taiwan-based China Steel Corp. (CSC), the island’s largest steelmaker by size, scored consolidated revenue of NT$32.313 billion in January, up 11% from NT$29.11 billion a month ago as an annual high, according to the firm’s latest financial report.
In the month... Full Story
With graying population increasingly a problem that forces global governments to revive and reform domestic healthcare systems to ensure sustainable economic and social development, the international market for medical alloys and related products shows great growth potential, and is gradually openi... Full Story
With prospects of the global steel market brightening for various reasons, Taiwanese suppliers of re-rolled steel, a camp including Yieh Hui Enterprise and Sheng Yu Steel, are generally optimistic about their performance in the first quarter of this year.
Institutional investors expect a strong fi... Full Story
To cash in on the promising growth potential of Taiwan’s wind power market, China Steel Corp. (CSC), the largest steelmaker on the island, plans to join forces with Swancor Ind. Co., a Taiwanese producer of vinyl ester resin and wind blades, to supply 600 wind turbines to be erected off Taiwan’s we... Full Story
Sustained by U.S.’s slow economic recovery along with Europe gradually shaking off debt problems, Taiwan’s fastener industry is very likely to see annual exports cap 2011’s 1.422 million tonnes, an all-time high, in 2013.
According to the latest statistics from the Taiwan Industrial Fasteners I... Full Story
With markets demanding eco-friendly, energy-saving, lightweight metal products, Taiwan’s metal industry has been increasingly working on value-added, non-ferrous metals and alloys as aluminum, magnesium and titanium to go upmarket and boost overall competitiveness.
Development in Taiwan
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New head wants to reorganize the association and get more government resources
The 13th annual general meeting of the Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers’ Association (THTMA) concluded on Sept. 13, 2013 in the central city of Taichung with the election of a new board of directors and supervisors as w... Full Story
With the second straight quarter of growth, Taiwan’s hand tool industry finished the third quarter of 2013 with output of NT$18.4 billion, up 9.6% year-on-year (YoY), according to the latest report authorized by Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC), a government-funded research i... Full Story
Taiwan’s surface treatment industry, which is composed primarily of surface finishing companies and coated steel plate and sheet suppliers, finished the second quarter of this year with output value of NT$34.1 billion, down 13% year-on-year (YoY) and 10% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) from 2012, accordin... Full Story
Amid still slowly recovering global economies, Taiwan’s fastener industry finished the first half of this year with output of NT$59.6 billion, compared to NT$61.5 billion scored a year ago, according to the latest report issued by Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC).
The repor... Full Story
With the yen-to-greenback rate having risen above 100 from sub-90 over the past year, some of Taiwan’s export-driven industries, especially those able to rival against Japanese counterparts, such as machine tools, have seen mixed impacts. But, the Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIR... Full Story
Taiwan’s hand tool manufacturers produced NT$17.79 billion of products in the second quarter of this year, up 6% year-on-year (YoY) but down 13.2% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), according to the latest report authorized by Industry & Technology Intelligence Service (ITIS) of Metal Industries Research & ... Full Story
Three largest export outlets being China, Japan and Malaysia
Taiwan’s steelmaking industry posted output value of NT$302.4 billion in the fourth quarter of last year, slightly up 1.31% from a quarter ago, according to the latest report issued by the Metal Industries Research & Development Centre... Full Story
Export to the USA rises 7% last year compared to 2011
Dampened by the fiscal cliff turbulence in the U.S., a persistently slack market in the EU bloc due to lingering debt crisis, Taiwan’s fastener industry saw output value decline 7% quarterly to NT$28.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, ... Full Story
Supplier group to Chennai, India attract intense interest among local buyers
Taiwan’s hand tool industry experienced a low season in the fourth quarter of last year, when output value reached NT$15.18 billion, up 0.4% over a year ago but down 4.3% from a quarter earlier, according to the latest... Full Story
Chang Loon Industrial Co., which was founded in the central Taiwan county of Changhua in 1978, has sharpened its focus on R&D in the hope of finding a new growth engine in its ProRatchet® brand.
Chang Loon has specialized in making wrenches meeting GeprUfte Sicherheit (GS) standards for over thr... Full Story
Taiwan’s Indoor Air Quality Act took effect in November 2012, bringing more stringent rules for indoor air quality and giving a boost to the island’s green building materials industry.
The new law imposes strict requirements for air quality inside houses to keep residents from inhaling hazardou... Full Story
Focused on improvement of products and manufacturing, the Taiwanese bathroom and kitchen fitting industry has come a long way since originating in Taiwan’s central county of Changhua more than a half century ago, also helping to drive exports on the island. Uncertain economic growth in 2013 motivat... Full Story