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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.

Machine Tool Maker Fair Friend Plans to List on Taiwan Stock Exchange in 2017

Chairman Jimmy Chu of the Fair Friend Ent. Group, Taiwan’s biggest machine-tool conglomerate by revenue, announced plans to go public in Taiwan around the end of 2017 by consolidating resources of all of its subsidiaries worldwide. The group’s machine-tool business operates 40 manufacturing site... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/31

Kwang Dah Chairman B.S. Ke to Be Shoe-in as Next TAMI Chairman

The directors and supervisors of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) have agreed to select chairman B.S. Ke of Kwang Dah Enterprise Co., Ltd., concurrently the convener of the association’s board of executive supervisors, as the association’s next chairman. On March 26, the TAMI,... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/27

TIMTOS 2015 Proves Fruitful for Taiwan Machine Tool Makers

Taiwan’s leading machine tool makers landed sizable orders during the Taipei International Machine Tool Show 2015 (TIMTOS 2015), held March 3-8 in Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei, thanks to encouraging recovery in Europe due to its quantitative easing, lowered interest rate in China, and foreseeabl... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/23

Taiwan Machine Tools Column

TIMTOS 2015 in Taipei to Set New High in Turnout The Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) 2015, staged March 3-8, is projected to draw over 1,000 exhibitors from 17 nations to occupy 5,400 booths this year, setting new high and unseating the Japan Machine Tool Fair as the No.2 machin... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/06

Hiwin Technologies Runs 24-Hour Shifts During Chinese New Year

Hiwin Technologies Corp., reportedly the world’s No.2 maker of linear guide ways and ball screw bearings, kept 24-hour shifts during the weeklong Chinese New Year holidays to deal with backlogged orders, bucking the typical trend of light workloads in first quarters. Chairman and chief executive... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/02

Major Taiwanese Machine Tool Makers See Surging Orders So Far in Q1, 2015

Despite a low-season factor, Taiwan’s leading machine-tool makers, including AWEA Mechantronic Co., Ltd., Goodway Machine Corp., Roundtop Machinery Industries Co., Ltd., Kao Fong Machinery Co., Ltd., Falcon Machine Tool Co., Ltd., Shieh Yih Machinery Industry Co., Ltd., Tong Tai Machine & Tool Co.,... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/25

Machine Tool Maker Tongtai Set for Bullish 2015 on Ample Orders from Auto and Aircraft Sectors

Industry executives project Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Ltd., a leading machine-tool maker in Taiwan, to generate consolidated revenue in excess of NT$10 billion (US$322.58 million) this year, an increase from 2014’s NT$9.13 billion (US$294.58 million). The bullish forecast is based on swarming ... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/16

Goodway Sees Bright Outlook in First Half

Goodway Machine Corp., one of Taiwan's leading machine-tool makers, has filled production capacity through the first quarter and is filling its second quarter capacity, largely due to an influx orders from aircraft builders and carmakers, according to company chairman, Edward Yang. Yang says tha... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/12

Delta Unveils SCARA-branded Industrial Robots

Delta Electronics Inc., the world’s No.1 power-supply maker for electronic devices by volume, on Jan. 22 debuted its SCARA-branded industrial robots at its R&D center in Taoyuan County, northern Taiwan, as its first step into the manufacturing of smart-factory equipment. Company chairman, Yancy ... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/12

Taiwan's Top-end Blown Film Machine Suppliers Keep Developing High-performance Models to Take On Underselling Rivals
One maker applies gear motors to keep up with industry trends

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG After seeing sharp shrinkage in size mostly due to overwhelming rivalry from underselling rivals worldwide, it may have been impossible for Taiwan’s blown film sector to return to its heyday. However, local surviving insiders are still working hard on improving machines ... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/10

Taiwanese Extrusion Machinery Makers Respond to Market Trends Differently
High performance with competitive costs is among striking features of Taiwan-made machines

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG High performance, excellent energy efficiency and low requirements for manpower and space are growing trends in the global market for machinery. And lots of Taiwanese extrusion machine makers have followed well those trends by developing top-caliber models and solutions ... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/10

Taiwanese Packaging Machine Makers Take Different Strategies for Sustainable Development
One maker holds technology exchange conferences to be known by local young people

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG The packaging machine industry has developed into one of Taiwan’s export contributors over the past decades after local companies began production using skills and know-how absorbed from abroad to reduce the industry’s dependence on imports, and many insiders have built ... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/10

Taiwan Machine Tool Makers to Raise Wages by 3-5%

Taiwan’s leading machine-tool makers, including Hiwin Technologies Corp., Goodway Machine Corp., AWEA Mechantronic Co., Ltd., and Kao Fong Machinery Co., Ltd., have decided to increase wages by 3-5% for the their sizable profits achieved in 2014. Industry executives estimate Hiwin, reportedly th... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/09

Taiwan Machinery Export Falls Short of Expectations in 2014 on High NT-Dollar-to-Greenback Issue

Throughout 2014, both Taiwan’s machinery industry and machine-tool industry delivered fewer machines than originally ordered due chiefly to the higher NT-dollar-to-greenback ratio than that between the U.S.-dollar and the Japanese yen and South Korean won. J.C. Wang, president of the Taiwan Asso... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/29

Hiwin Techologies Reports 2014 Revenue Over NT$15bn and EPS Estimated at NT$9

Hiwin Technologies Corp., a major Taiwan-based manufacturer of linear guide ways and ball screws, reported revenue of NT$15.08 billion (US$471.25 million) throughout 2014, rising 21.3% from 2013’s NT$12.44 billion (US$388.81 million) to trail modestly NT$15.81 billion (US$494.34 million) it posted ... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/28

FFG, AIDC Form Aircraft Composite Material Alliance

Chairman Jimmy Chu of the Fair Friend Ent. Group (FFG) announced that his company will enter into alliance with Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC) to develop and manufacture composite materials for aircrafts. FFG, Taiwan’s biggest machine-tool maker, will provide equipment to the mate... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/23

Goodway, Tongtai Poised to Become NT$10bn Tool Makers in 2015

Goodway Machine Corp. and Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Ltd. are expected to join the NT$10 billion (US$322.58 million at US$1:NT$31) revenue club of Taiwan's machine-tool sector in Taiwan with consolidated revenue in 2015. Only a handful of machine-tool makers on the island have crossed the NT$10... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/13

Taiwan Shin Kong Security Set to Deliver Robots in 2015

Taiwan Shin Kong Security Co., Ltd. (SKS), Taiwan's second-biggest private security company, will begin to export entertainment robots sometime in 2015. The company aims to ship about 100 units over the year and generate revenue up to NT$100 million (US$3.22 million at US$1:NT$31). SKS' robot op... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/06

Cheaper Yen and Won Among Hurdles for Taiwan Machinery Shipments in 2015

In Jan.-Nov. 2014, Taiwan shipped US$19 billion of machinery, up only 6.4% year on year, with the island’s machine-tool industry having exported US$3.43 billion of equipment, growing at lower-than-expected rate of 6.2% year on year. According to Taiwan government statistics, local machinery make... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/29

Fair Friend of Taiwan to Add Five Factories in 2015

Chairman Jimmy Chu of the Fair Friend Ent. Group, Taiwan’s biggest machine-tool maker by revenue, said the group will add five factories in 2015 through acquisition or partnership at cost exceeding US$100 million to expand into machine tools for mobile device casings. The group is in talks with... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/12

Hiwin's Nov. Revenue Hits 3-Year High

Hinwin Technologies Corp., Taiwan’s biggest manufacturer of crucial components for precision machines, announced consolidated revenue of NT$1.5 billion (US$50 million) in November, up 0.7% from a month earlier and 12.67% year on year to hit a 3-year high, to which industry executives attribute most... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/12

Taiwan's Machine Tool Makers Speed up Expansion Plan

Taiwan’s leading machine-tool makers are accelerating their investment plans to alleviate the problem of insufficient production capacity, despite the hazy business outlook for 2015. The Tongtai Group’s board of directors recently approved an investment of NT$600 million (US$20 million at NT$30:... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/11

Fair Friend Sets up Joint Venture in India

Fair Friend Group recently set up with its local agent in India a 50-50 joint venture, Feeler Cosmos, to make machining centers for the Indian machine-tool market, which is projected to bring in NT$5 billion (US$166.6 million) in revenue by 2020, according to group chairman Jimmy Chu. Having se... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/24

Orders Received at 2014 TMTS Drive Optimism of Taiwan's Machine Tool Makers

Landing better-than-expected orders at the Taiwan International Machine Tool Show 2014, held Nov. 5-9 in Taichung, central Taiwan, Taiwan’s leading machine-tool builders are upbeat about business in Q1, 2015. Chairman D.H. Yang of the Goodway Group said its Goodway Machine Corp. and Awea Mecha... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/18

Machine Tool Maker Fair Friend to Launch IPO in Taiwan by 2017

The Fair Friend Group (FFG) will launch initial public offering (IPO) in Taiwan in 2017, to be Taiwan’s largest listed machine-tool manufacturing conglomerate by market revenue. With KGI Securities as the IPO underwriter, FFG will set up a holding company by the end of 2014 to operate all subsi... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/14

Hiwin Tops Taiwanese Machine Tool Makers in Jan.-Sept. Per-share Earnings

Hiwin Technologies Corp. outperformed all its Taiwanese peers in machine-tool industry earnings for the first three quarters by making NT$6.21 per share, with Q3 earnings of NT$2.91, based upon which industry executives estimate its 2014 earnings at NT$9 per share. The company, a major maker of ... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/14

Weak Yen Triggers Taiwanese Acquisitions of Japanese Machine Tool Makers

Taiwanese machine-tool makers Fair Friend Enterprise Group, Goodway Machine Corp., and Hiwin Technologies Corp. have decided to acquire Japanese machine-tool makers in a move widely seen as an attempt to convert the threat of the weak yen into an opportunity. The yen's value plummeted to a six-y... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/11

TAMI Lists Several Risks for Taiwan's Machine Tool Makers in 2015

Taiwan’s machine-tool makers show guarded optimism about their 2015 outlook, with over NT$10 billion (US$333.3 million) of combined orders booked and yet jittery about several potentially risky factors. According to the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), the U.S. government’s annou... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/11

Fair Friend Announces Plant for New Headquarters in Hangzhou

Chairman Jimmy Chu of the Fair Friend Group has announced plans to spend around US$50 million on a new operations headquarter and R&D center in Hangzhou City, mainland China, as part of the group's effort to quickly boost its share of China's machine-tool market. Construction on the facilities, whi... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/07

Goodway Projected to Earn NT$5.5 Per Share This Year

Industry executives predict that Taiwan's machine-tool maker Goodway Machine Corp. will earn NT$5.5 per share this year on consolidated revenues of NT$7.5 billion (US$250.0 million at NT$30:US$1) and NT$8 billion (US$266.6 million), thanks to the recovery of the automobile, aircraft, and energy ind... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/07

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