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.
Printing has evolved remarkably since the days of manual typesetting decades ago as used in publication and traditional manufacturing industries. Recent breakthroughs have realized 3D printing that would have seemed science fiction even a decade ago, with printed electronics also being a trend exp... Full Story
Beginning this year, Jiuh Yeh Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. has entered into the second stage of its expansion plan, aiming to boost the company’s consolidated revenue to NT$2 billion (US$66.6 million) by 2020 from 2013’s NT$600 million (US$20 million) to make its brand known globally.
The compa... Full Story
Despite market outlook remaining hazy for Taiwan’s machine-tool makers, most of the island’s leading manufacturers will launch ambitious investment projects as scheduled this year.
The incumbent chairman of both the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association (TMBA) and Hiwin Technolog... Full Story
With markets in the U.S., the EU, and China increasingly on the mend, Taiwanese machine tool suppliers have taken in a flood of orders that have almost completely booked their production capacity for the first quarter of this year. The boom has prompted some companies to advance their capacity expa... Full Story
The 1949-founded Far East Machinery Co., Ltd. will spin off its four affiliates this year into independent companies as the first step of its plan to transform into a holding company in line with its business diversification strategy, according to chairman, K.H. Chuang.
Headquartered in Chiayi,... Full Story
Kenturn Nano. Tech. Co., Ltd., a leading spindle manufacturer in Taiwan, recently announced plans to boost its consolidated revenue to NT$10 billion (US$333.3 million) by 2020 from the estimated NT$430 million (US$14.3 million) for 2013 and NT$320 million (US$10.6 million) recorded in 2012, and go ... Full Story
In December 2013 alone, Taiwan’s machinery shipments surged 18.9% from the same month of 2012, to US$1.88 billion, bringing total shipments of the Taiwan industry for 2013 to US$19.7 billion to beat originally projected contraction rate of 2-3% year on year with a slower downtrend of 1.6%.
The T... Full Story
The machine-tool maker Tongtai Machine & Tool Co. recently entered into partnerships with the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Cheng Shiu University, and National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology with the objective of entering the ranks of the world’s top-20 ma... Full Story
Machine-tool maker Kao Fong Machinery Co., Ltd. is forecast to score new high in 2013 earnings and revenue, with the latter projected to stay above NT$2 billion (US$66.6 million) and former at NT$1.5 per share.
The company predicts its 2014 revenue to rise 20% from 2013 and earnings to rise to N... Full Story
Rechi Precision Co., Ltd., a major Taiwanese maker of compressors, announced that it is targeting the shipment of a record number of more than 13 million compressors this year, 8% to 10% more than 2013.
The company also reported that it will kick off mass production of brushless DC (BLDC) motors... Full Story
Chairman of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), H.T. Hsu, recently estimated the island’s machine-tool exports at US$3.5 billion for 2013, down 16% year on year to 2007’s level. Hsu attributed the drop mostly to declining demand in China, strengthening competitiveness of Japanese m... Full Story
According to the president of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), J.C. Wang, the island’s machinery exports as whole will rise an estimated 5%-10% year on year to hit new high of US$20.5-21.5 billion or so, due mostly to recovering demand worldwide for capital equipment from aircra... Full Story
The Victor Taichung Machinery Works Co.’s board of directors has appointed Bert Huang, the current president, as the company’s first chairman after 13 years of restructuring.
The company, which was founded in 1954, fell into financial difficulty in 1998 as creditor banks froze its line of credit... Full Story
Taiwan’s leading machine-tool makers have budgeted about NT$20 billion (US$666.6 million) for production expansion in 2014 in anticipation of recovering demand in national defense, automobile, and aircraft industries.
J.C. Wang, president of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), p... Full Story
While struggling for orders throughout the first half of this year when its export value plunged 17.4% year on year to US$1.7 billion, Taiwan’s machine-tool industry has been dealing with short-term rush orders since the third quarter.
In light of such market twist, Chief Executive Officer C.C.... Full Story
Driven primarily by domestic demand, Taiwan’s mold and die industry saw its output value grow 2.2% year-on-year (YoY) or 10.5% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) in the second quarter of this year, to NT$13.7 billion, according to the latest report from the Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIR... Full Story
Local operators focus on individual R&D to overlook interchange amid peers
With the rise of e-books driving printed electronics as well as sapping demand for traditional printing equipment, Taiwanese printing machine suppliers should step up going upmarket and achieving vertical integration to ... Full Story
Hiwin Technologies Corp. will spend NT$20 billion (US$666 million) in three years to add production capacity for industrial robots and automotive servo brake systems, according to chief executive officer (CEO), Eric Chuo.
Chuo says the company’s efforts in developing presence in industrial-rob... Full Story
Amid market fluctuations, Taiwanese steelmakers turned out NT$330.9 billion of products in the second quarter of this year, up 9.4% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) but down 5.1% year-on-year (YoY), according to the latest report issued by Industry & Technology Intelligence Service (ITIS) of Metal Industri... Full Story
TAMI chairman remains cautiously optimistic about Taiwan’s machine tool export
With the number of Taiwanese machine-tool suppliers at the China International Machine Tool Show 2013, held in April in Beijing, totaling 117, up from the originally expected 60-70, Taiwanese makers may be opportunist... Full Story
Taiwan’s mold industry finished the fourth quarter of last year with an output value of NT$13 billion, down 5.1% from a year earlier but up 3.2% compared with the previous quarter, according the latest report issued by the Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC), an industry research... Full Story
Increasing competition from underselling rivals, along with market fluctuations, has prompted Taiwanese manufacturers of traditional metal products to look for ways to boost the added value of their production as much as possible. A report authored by Arthur Hsu, a senior industrial analyst at the ... Full Story
Local demand still relies on imports due to superior quality
Bearing manufacturing in Taiwan is a comparatively young industry that grew in the 1980s, whose operators today face increasingly competitive global markets and must look for new ways to fuel growth.
According to a report by the M... Full Story
Woven bag circular loom manufacturing is an important part of Taiwan’s globally competitive machinery industry, but in recent years operators in the line have been disturbed by underselling rivals in emerging countries. Woven bag circular loom production on the island has contracted as a result, an... Full Story
Taiwan is one of the world’s largest suppliers of paper-making and converting machines. Manufacturers in the line offer a comprehensive range of models, and some have transformed themselves into turnkey solution providers to keep ahead of the competition.
With demand booming in emerging markets ... Full Story
SAIC Motor, a carmaker in China, and Thailand's CP Group announced last December that they would set up a joint venture company in Thailand, marking the first among Chinese carmakers to expand southward as they used to focus on overseas markets such as Africa, the Middle East, and South America.
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Taiwan’s economy may be growing at a sluggish pace, but the island’s production of molds and dies in the third quarter of 2012 expanded at a brisk pace of 17.7% from the previous quarter and 8.5% from a year earlier, achieving an output value of NT$13.3 billion for the quarter, according to the lat... Full Story
Operators remain focused on upgrading technologies to prepare for rebound
Taiwan’s surface treatment industry saw output value for the third quarter of 2012 abruptly drop 6.4% compared to a quarter ago, or 15% from a year ago, to NT$36.4 billion, according to the latest report issued by the Meta... Full Story
FTAs between S. Korea and USA, EU and India work against Taiwanese makers
While Taiwan’s machine-tool sector achieved Jan.-Oct. 2012 some US$3.59 billion in exports, a 9.2% increase year on year, the 2013 outlook for the industry is uncertain on several fronts.
J.C. Wang, president of the Ta... Full Story
Taiwan’s machinery exports amounted to NT$139.1 billion in the first quarter of this year, a marginal improvement of l.4% from the year before, according to the latest statistics compiled by the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI). The rate of growth was depressed by declines in China a... Full Story