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.
Mainly driven by strong market demand in North America, China, Europe and Central and South America, Kenda Rubber Industrial Co., Ltd., a leading Taiwanese supplier of tires for bicycles, motorcycles, cars and industrial vehicles, reported revenue of NT$3.104 billion (about US$103.46 million) for M... Full Story
Kuozui Motors Ltd., an assembler of Toyotas and largest exporter of cars in Taiwan, hit a record export volume of more than 81,000 units in 2013, which is also the highest-ever in local automotive industry.
Another local automaker, China Motor Corp. (CMC), assembler of Mitsubishi and own CMC br... Full Story
Established in 1985, Hao-Guo Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a veteran company specializing in developing and making aftermarket (AM) auto door and window handles, manual and electric window regulators, and other hardware such as door locks, door hinges, engine hood locks etc.
The firm promises to live ... Full Story
Founded in 1975, the ISO/TS 16949-certified Hon Yu Auto Parts Co., Ltd. has been an innovative developer and maker of various auto accessories, including interior scuff plates (kick plates), bumper protectors, fog lamps, stainless steel scuff plates, and scuff plates with electro-luminescent (EL) a... Full Story
With more than 20 years of experience and know-how, Howell Auto Parts & Accessories Ltd. is a veteran company specializing in designing, developing and making automotive performance-tuning parts, chromed parts and accessories.
With strong design and development capability, the firm claims not to... Full Story
Founded in 1999, Ying Han Industrial Co., Ltd. specializes in developing and manufacturing high-quality, stylish and innovative automotive mirror covers with light-emitting diode (LED) indicators and accessories, as well as LED bumper lights, aerodynamic body kits etc., for major Japanese and Korea... Full Story
Yuan Rong Auto Parts Co., Ltd. is a young and dynamic company dedicated to designing, developing, and manufacturing high-end automotive performance-tuning parts and accessories.
The company was set up in 2005 and manufactures a variety of LED mirror covers, car mirrors, BMW grilles, BMW body mol... Full Story
Established in 1988, Yungli Traffic Equipment Co. , Ltd. is a veteran developer and manufacturer of wide-ranging auto lamps including head lamps, auxiliary lamps (spot, driving, and off-road driving lights) for both the aftermarket (AM) and original equipment (OE) market.
The ISO 9001:2000-appro... Full Story
By CARMEN LO
The ignition system is one of the key components in a gas-powered engine. It also sets the bar for the overall powertrain performance, especially in terms of horsepower, fuel efficiency and emissions. Developing reliable and high-performance ignition systems is consequently a perennia... Full Story
By JENNY WU
Bearings are among the most common and most important of all automobile components, serving vital functions in transmissions, engines, drive-shafts, and other systems and parts. Though individual bearings are relatively small in size, they have a huge relationship to vehicle reliabil... Full Story
Local manufacturers keep years ahead of the pack through innovation
Automotive electronics are playing a vital role in the move toward safer, higher-performance, cleaner, smarter, more energy-saving, and connected vehicles. And Taiwan is playing a vital role in the supply of such products.
Ba... Full Story
By JENNY WU
Statistics compiled by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) show that in 2013, automobile production and sales in China were 22.12 million and 21.98 million units, respectively, up 10.2% and 9.6% from the previous year.
China's annual new-car sales, CAAM foreca... Full Story
By JENNY WU
Along with the rapid advancement of new technologies, automotive electronics--vital to upgrading the powertrain performance, safety, and comfort of modern vehicles--have been drawing intense attention in recent year through the constant development of newer and better products and ap... Full Story
By MICHELLE HSU
In the burgeoning Chinese auto market, safety has joined worsening air pollution as a focus of major concern. With more and more new cars on the road and more and more novice drivers behind the wheel, traffic accidents are soaring and casualty figures skyrocketing.
“How can we... 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
Since its incorporation in 1972, Hwang Yu Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. has specialized in quality aftermarket (AM) automotive steering and suspension components in Taiwan,as well as leading player worldwide, offering several major products: ball joints, tir rod ends, rack ends, control arms etc.
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The Tainan City Government in southern Taiwan recently kicked off a low-carbon intelligent electric vehicle (EV) pilot project by adopting 26 LUXGEN7 MPV EV+ battery vehicles (BEVs) in its fleet, whose introduction to eight offices marks the first EV pilot project by Tainan City Government.
Ta... Full Story
Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd., a major tire manufacturer in Taiwan with global manufacturing sites, recently reported consolidated revenue of NT$134.5 billion (US$4.48 billion) for 2012, up 16% from the previous year and a record high for the company.
With prices of natural rubber to stay low ... Full Story
Sales of electric vehicles (EVs), two-, three- or four-wheels, have been falling short of expectations of governments, makers, maybe not consumers but eco-conscious buyers for years, though likely to see "visible" growth over the next several years.
Currently, sales of four-wheel EVs and elec... Full Story
Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are concentrating in major markets such as the United States and Europe, though the volume has fallen short of governments and EV makers’ anticipation, and are expected to continue going forward in the major markets, as interest in these vehicles is growing... Full Story
The top-two thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel manufacturers in Taiwan, AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) and Innolux Display Corp. (formerly Chimei Innolux Corp.), together accounted for about 13% of the global shipments of automotive TFT-LCDs, according to the NPD DisplaySearch 20... Full Story
With ever advancing ITC technologies, automotive electronic systems are playing an increasingly important role to upgrade horsepower output, comfort, safety and driver convenience, hence creating great demand for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in the automotive segment in recent years.
G... Full Story
Automotive electronic systems are making modern cars more comfortable, powerful, connected and safer. Global Tier-1 auto component suppliers are driving this trend forward through intensive development and innovation that is bringing these systems to a whole new level.
Many key global players an... Full Story
Clean energy transportation is charting new territory as fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology attracts industry attention. The technology got a boost with a series of recent announcements of FCEV alliances among leading automakers, adding critical mass that could help the FCEV market to blo... Full Story