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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.


An Alliance Between Ford and VW Could be Announced as Early as Next Year

Dec 11, 2018

There is news of a far-reaching alliance between Ford Motor and Volkswagen, according to those familiar to the matter, reported CNBC. The two world’s largest automakers plan to announce the alliance next January, a partnership that would encompass sharing assembly plants in the U.S. to avoid new the wave of tariffs, joint marketing and distribution as well as product development, possibly on t...


China's New Face of E-Commerce Sees Rise of Smart Lockers

Dec 10, 2018

With the rise of the “unmanned economy” in China, new trends in the self-pickup market like the “smart shelf” are giving way to the “smart locker,” which has combined Internet of Things and AI technology. Chinese e-commerce JoyBuy Go has built a reputation based on its embracement of unmanned economy, its “smart shelf” that was introduced to the public last November has seen an upgrade to “sma...


Local Manufacturing Sector Flashes 5th Sluggish Growth

Nov 29, 2018

With the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute, uprooted financial sector, sluggish sales for the new Apple smartphone, the manufacturing industry sees a pessimistic forecast for the next six months. This has led to the local manufacturing sector to flash a “yellow-blue” light in October, said Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) on Thursday, making this the fifth consecutive month of slugg...


Archee International Cements Position as Go-To Rep of Auto Suppliers

Nov 27, 2018

Archee International Co., Ltd. is a young and passionate company specialized in all kinds of auto parts including a wide range of lighting products, auto mirrors, AM body parts, replacement components, and cooling systems. Archee has cemented its position as the go-to representative for manufacturers of products such as replacement automobile parts, performance automobile parts, and design par...


Yulong Group Cites Three Warning Signs in Local Auto Industry

Nov 22, 2018

Yulon Group lowered its car sales forecast for this year from 435,000 to 425,000 units, citing cautious consumers and economic uncertainty due to the U.S.-China trade war. Yulon Group hosted its institutional investor conference on Wednesday, where Yulon Motors General Manager Yao Chen-hsiang made the announcement. This year’s domestic automakers sales are likely to see a drop to only 210,000 ...


Machinery Exports Could See 10% Growth Next Year: TAMI

Nov 22, 2018

Taiwan’s machinery exports could see a 5% to 10% growth next year, said Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry Chairman Alex Ko, despite growing U.S.-China trade tensions. Ko, speaking at a Central Taiwan membership association meeting on Wednesday, cited declining fertility rates and automation as both irreversible global trends that are also influencing the local market, though held out a ...


Industrial Production Index Up for 8th Month in October: MOEA

Nov 20, 2018

Taiwan’s industrial production index saw an eighth year-on-year consecutive month growth in the third quarter this year, rising 8.39% from a year earlier in October, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). This is due to a stabilized global economy, the MOEA reported. The continual growth behind Taiwan’s industrial production index stems from the island’s traditional industries, ...


Thriving Global Fastener Industry Lending Growth Steam to Taiwan Makers

Oct 30, 2018

The global fastener industry, whether in a developed or developing market, is thriving on the current economic upswing, robust demand from the downstream industry, and increasing infrastructure investments by countries. Taiwan Fastener Trading Association stated that the Taiwan fastener industry clusters offer comprehensive product lines, having become a major hub of fasteners that are highly ...


How valuable is repair and maintenance to China's automotive future? Automechanika Shanghai reports

Oct 30, 2018

Two of Automechanika Shanghai’s industry association partners have laid out the details behind why China’s relationship the automotive service sector is starting to turn the heads of the world’s most successful car producing regions. The China Auto Maintenance Equipment Industry Association (CAMEIA) and the China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Trade Association (CAMRA) have a combined 1,700 me...


GaN Semiconductor Specialist Exagan Forms Taiwan Subsidiary and Opens Sales and Applications Center in Taipei to Accelerate the Use of GaN in Charger and Server Markets

Oct 18, 2018

Grenoble, France – October 18, 2018 – Exagan, a leading innovator of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology enabling smaller and more efficient electrical converters, has established Exagan Taiwan Ltd. with a new sales and applications center in Taiwan – the company’s first step in its global market deployment – to accelerate the development and use of fast, intelligent GaN power solutio...