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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.


Trade War Impact Halves Machinery Exports</h2>

Trade War Impact Halves Machinery Exports

Jan 16, 2019

Taiwan’s machinery equipment export figures for last year showed an accumulation of US$27.4 billion worth of exports and signaling a 7.2% annual growth rate, according to a report released by Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) on Monday. While the report indicates a new-high of yearly growth, however, due to trade tensions between China and the U.S., it was still just half the origin...


Taiwan Firms Kicks off 2019 at ArabPlast </h2>

Taiwan Firms Kicks off 2019 at ArabPlast

Jan 10, 2019

The biannual ArabPlast 2019 is marked as the most indicative benchmark as the largest trade expo for plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry in the MENA region. The show kicked off on Jan. 5, attracting 336 exhibitors from 27 countries. Taiwanese exhibitors also attended, led by Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry in a 34-member strong delegation, a size just shy of China and India. ...


Local Manufacturing Sector Flashes 5th Sluggish Growth </h2>

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...


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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 ...


MOEA data shows Taiwan's industrial production index is on its 8th month of consecutive growth. (EDN file photo)

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, ...


Industrial Technology Research Institute industry analyst Alex Su offers suggestions for Taiwan companies in the 5G era. (photographed by CENS.com)

Industry experts weigh in on Taiwan's 5G possibilities

Oct 15, 2018

Taipei - With government plans to postpone announcing frequency spectrums for 5th generation mobile network (5G) until 2020, renewed interest in how Taiwan mobile network operators and the industry will proceed was ignited as the island’s top regulator National Communications Commission called their updated plans a move as a “smarter follower.” Rather than charging ahead of the pack, the Taiwa...


INDOPLAS, INDOPRINT and INDOPACK 2018</h2><p class='subtitle'>Plastics, printing and packaging amongst the fastest-growing industries in Indonesia and the region</p>

INDOPLAS, INDOPRINT and INDOPACK 2018

Plastics, printing and packaging amongst the fastest-growing industries in Indonesia and the region

Jun 28, 2018

Having gained momentum as the leading trade exhibition and a one-of-its-kind platform for global companies to boost their activities in the Indonesian market, the biennial Indonesian international plastics, printing, packaging and processing show continues to expand its showcase with the best from these diverse industries. The synergistic 3-in-1 colossal exhibition will bring together leaders fro...


Industrial Technology Research Institute Unveiled “AM as a Service” at MEDICARE TAIWAN 2018</h2><p class='subtitle'>A cloud platform for 3D printed medical assistive product development</p>

Industrial Technology Research Institute Unveiled “AM as a Service” at MEDICARE TAIWAN 2018

A cloud platform for 3D printed medical assistive product development

Jun 25, 2018

In view of 3D printing widely applied in manufacturing activities and expected to bring new opportunities to Taiwan’s healthcare industry, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) took the wraps off its “AM as a Service” along with a variety of 3D printed medical assistive products and supports developed via the platform at this year’s MEDICARE TAIWAN and SenCARE, running from June 21 thro...


Taiwan's Robot Industry Is Shaping Up as Ever More Companies Are Engaged</h2>

Taiwan's Robot Industry Is Shaping Up as Ever More Companies Are Engaged

Feb 08, 2018

As more and more local companies have decided to pour resources into R&D of advanced robots and related technology at a time when smart manufacturing and industrial automation have become trends, Taiwan’s robot industry is shaping up to have a relatively promising future. Presently, among the foremost Taiwanese company venturing into robot production is Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., t...


Taiwan's Tech Industries Are On Roll</h2>

Taiwan's Tech Industries Are On Roll

Oct 24, 2017

For different reasons, Taiwan’s technology-related industries, including electric vehicles and auto electronics parts, smartphone components, and artificial intelligence solutions, are generally on a roll, as reflected by the robust revenues posted by many of listed companies in the Taiwan bourse for the third quarter of this year, to hopefully continue to serve as growth engines for Taiwan’s eco...