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Industry Reports > Machinery & Machine Tools
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.

Hiwin's Q3 Revenue Hits Seven Year High

Hiwin Technologies Corp. recently announced that consolidated Q3 revenue hit a seven-year high of NT$4.2 billion (US$141.7 million), with the September revenue of NT$1.4 billion (US$49 million) reaching a 34-month high. The September result represented a 2.8% increase from the previous month and... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/16

Taiwan's Machine Tool Makers See Improving Q3 Profitability

Taiwan’s leading machine-tool makers estimate Q3 sales of this year to be more profitable than that of last year, with orders booked to keep production lines humming throughout the final quarter and potential orders being tracked for Q1, 2015. Among those manufacturers are Hiwin Technologies Co... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/15

Teco of Taiwan Gains Steam from Wind Turbine and EV Businesses

Teco Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., Taiwan’s veteran manufacturer of heavy-duty motors and household appliances, is increasingly gaining steam from its wind turbine and electric vehicle businesses, hence expected by institutional investors to finish this year with double-digit revenue growth and E... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/08

Hiwin of Taiwan Starts German Factory Construction Plan

Hiwin Technologies Corp., a major maker in Taiwan of precision components for machinery, has set in motion the plan to construct a factory in Offenburg, Germany for €17 million (US$20.4 million). The factory will make high-performance ball screws and linear guide ways once started up in 2015, an... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/07

Rechi to Attain 2014 Goal with Steady Monthly Shipments in Low Season

Rechi Precision Co., Ltd. executives predict the company to comfortably attain its goal of shipping 13 million air conditioner compressors in 2014 due to steady shipments in the low months. While Q3 is typically a low season, Rechi has been fortunate due to the unusually simmering summer in July... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/06

IMTS 2014 in Chicago Exceeds Taiwanese Exhibitors' Expectations

The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 (IMTS 2014) of Chicago, held Sept. 8-13, brought Taiwan’s exhibitors some US$50 million of orders on-site, suggesting bright market outlook for the island’s machine-tool makers at least in Q4, 2014 and Q1, 2015. The Taiwanese exhibitors includ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/30

Precision Parts Maker Hiwin's August Revenue Hit 33-Month High

Hiwin Technology Co., Ltd., a major, Taiwan-based maker of precision components for machines, reported consolidated revenue of NT$1.4 billion (US$47.6 million) for August, up 5% from the previous month and 33.6% year on year to hit a 33-month high. Industry executives ascribe the striking gr... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/22

MIRDC Signs MOU with Zelenograd to Enhance Taiwan-Russia Cooperation on Semiconductor Equipment Industry

Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC), a Taiwanese government-funded R&D institute, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zelenograd, a scientific industrial district in Moscow, Russia, to enhance bilateral cooperation on development of the semiconductor equipment industr... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/16

TECO's Green Energy and High-efficiency Motor Businesses Continue Humming

Following years of developing its green energy products and high-efficiency motor businesses, TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., an established Taiwanese supplier of household appliances, motors and electrical machinery, has seen the efforts gradually pay off to enjoy sustainable development. ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

TECO's Green Energy and High-efficiency Motor Businesses Continue Humming

Following years of developing its green energy products and high-efficiency motor businesses, TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., an established Taiwanese supplier of household appliances, motors and electrical machinery, has seen the efforts gradually pay off to enjoy sustainable development. ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

TECO's Green Energy and High-efficiency Motor Businesses Continue Humming

Following years of developing its green energy products and high-efficiency motor businesses, TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., an established Taiwanese supplier of household appliances, motors and electrical machinery, has seen the efforts gradually pay off to enjoy sustainable development. ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

TECO's Green Energy and High-efficiency Motor Businesses Continue Humming

Following years of developing its green energy products and high-efficiency motor businesses, TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., an established Taiwanese supplier of household appliances, motors and electrical machinery, has seen the efforts gradually pay off to enjoy sustainable development. ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

Taiwanese Suppliers Develop High-speed, Versatile Packaging Machines to Tap Promising Markets
One maker's OPP labeling machine has 600 bottle-per-minute capacity

By STEVE CHUANG According to Visiongain, a British market research firm, the global flexible packaging market has reached some US$143.83 billion, mostly driven by growing sales of consumer products in emerging nations. In the next decade, the firm forecasts the global market will likely peak, gi... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/10

Taiwan's Premier Announces Plan to Capture 30% of Global 3D Printer Market

Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah has announced the goal of helping Taiwan’s 3D-printing industry boost production capacity to capture 30% of global market for 3D printers from the current 18%, set up self-sufficient supply chain, and cultivate one million specialists by 2018, after having been briefe... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/05

Taiwan's Machinery Exports up 8.2% YoY in H1, 2014

According to the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), the island shipped US$10.1 billion of machinery in the first half (H1) of the year, up 8.2% year on year, with such increase to reach a 10.6% year-on-year growth to NT$307 billion (US$10.2 billion) if denominated in the New Taiwan do... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/27

Hiwin Predicts Bright Outlook for H2 Despite Disappointing Q2 Earnings

Regardless of the lower-than-expected earnings for the second quarter (Q2) of 2014, Hiwin Technology Co., Ltd. Chairman Eric Chuo remains sanguine about corporate sales in the second half (H2) of the year. The company, a major Taiwanese maker of precision components for machines and a global mak... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/26

Tawan's Machine Tool Industry Sees Upbeat Q3

Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association (TMBA) Chairman Eric Chuo expressed his optimism for the island’s machine-tool industry in the the third quarter (Q3) based on the strong growth in the first half (H1) of 2014 of most of the local manufacturers and rising demand for intelligent ... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/26

Hiwin and Fair Friend to Launch Acquisitions in H2, 2014

Taiwanese machine-tool makers Hiwin Technology Co., Ltd. and Fair Friend Group will engage in acquisitions overseas in the second half (H2) of the year to support robotic projects and build global presence. Hiwin, a major maker of ballscrews and precision components for machine tools in Taiwan, ... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/25

Parts Makers Race to Develop More Efficient Products for Taiwan's Machine-Tool Industry
Manufacturers strive to offer uniquely efficient products that outpace the low-price competition

By KEN LIU At a time when machine-tool makers are rushing to introduce machines that are more durable, more precise, faster, and more energy-efficient, Taiwan’s parts makers are rushing just as fast to offer the improved components they need. Marox Tools Industry Co., Ltd., founded back in 19... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/19

Taiwanese Extrusion Machinery Makers Meet Demand for High Performance, Energy Efficiency and Low-Cost

By STEVE CHUANG According to insiders there is growing demand globally for high performance, energy-efficient, low labor input and compact machinery. And lots of Taiwanese extrusion machine makers are rising to such challenge to develop top-caliber models that help users to achieve high profit a... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/14

Taiwan's Top-end Blown Film Machine Suppliers Prosper in Turbulent Seas
Local manufacturers beat the competition through R&D and innovation

By STEVE CHUANG Taiwan's makers of plastic and rubber machinery, including blown film machines, have generally experienced a business slump so far this year mainly because of increasing rivalry from emerging competitors as well as sluggish corporate investment in fixed assets over the past few y... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/13

Taiwan's Machine Tool Makers Compete to Develop Smart Machines
Manufacturers race to keep ahead of rivals by developing high-end and robotic models

By KEN LIU Taiwan’s machine-tool makers are rushing to keep up with market trends and address the issues of labor cost, production efficiency, and quality by introducing machines that are ever-more automatic, intelligent, and efficient. Already the world’s No. 4 machine-tool exporter with exp... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/12

Taiwan's Machine Tool Export Surges 13.3% YoY in June

In June, Taiwan shipped US$352 million of machine tools, up 13.3% year on year to help boost Taiwan's H1 exports by 4.9% YoY to US$1.8 billion or so, according to the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI). TAMI President J.C. Wang pointed out that the June figure shows the island’s mac... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/11

Hiwin and Advantech Partner to Foster Robotic Industry Cluster

Hiwin Technologies Corp. and Advantech Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement to foster the formation of Taiwan’s robot-industry cluster in order to boost international competitiveness of Taiwan’s robotic and intelligent-automation industry. The first step of the agreement is to set up a venture spe... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/08

TAMI President Fears Out-migration of Taiwan's Machinery Makers to China

J.C. Wang, president of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), J.C. Wang, said at a meeting held recently by the National Development Council and Taiwan’s Cabinet that he fears the island’s machinery manufacturers may migrate to China or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASE... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/08

Foxconn to Use Self-made Robots to Assemble iPhone 6

The Foxconn Technology Group of Taiwan will reportedly use self-made “Foxbot” to assemble Apple’s iPhone 6, which will be the world’s first smartphones to be assembled by robots. According to online media 9to5 Mac, Foxconn, Taiwan’s No.1 ITC subcontractor by revenue, is preparing to automate ass... Full Story

Published: 2014/07/21

Taiwan's Machine Tool Makers Stay Profitable Despite Forex Losses

Taiwan’s leading machine-tool makers remained profitable in the first half (H1), 2014 despite the revaluation of the new New Taiwan dollar against the U.S. dollar, which seriously compromised gains from foreign exchange in H1. Industry executives ascribe such profitability mostly to the recoveri... Full Story

Published: 2014/07/15

Taiwan's Machine Tool Makers to Speed Expansion to Get Ready for Better H2, 2014

Taiwan’s leading machine-tool makers are speeding expansion plans to get ready for H2 of this year, which they forecast to be brisker than in H1 due to recovering global economy and increasing demand for automation systems. Chairman of the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association, E... Full Story

Published: 2014/07/14

MIRDC Transfers Technology to Taiwanese Firm for Making Dripping Pill Machine

With people increasingly concerned about healthcare nowadays to trigger considerable demand for health-enhancing food, Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC), a Taiwanese government-funded R&D institute, has transferred its dripping-pill- forming technology to Ivorist International ... Full Story

Published: 2014/07/03

Bright Market Outlook Drives Kao Fong to Take out Loan for Expansion

Kao Fong Machinery Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hota Industrial Mfg. Co., Ltd., has signed a syndicated loan of NT$1.1 billion (US$36.6 million) with eight Taiwan-based banks to finance its expansion amid promising market outlook. The company projects its revenue for this year to rise 23% year on ... Full Story

Published: 2014/07/01

 
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