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Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF) has expanded its business platform – TAIWAN TEX SOURCING – to help Taiwan's textile businesses maintain their connections with the international community. (Photo credit: TTF)

Taiwan Functional Textiles Expand Business Opportunities Worldwide

Sep 29, 2022

By Emily Ho, Economic Daily News In the early days, Taiwan's textile industry imported raw materials for processing and exported textile products. Now, Taiwan has shifted its focus to producing raw materials through the petrochemical industry and actively developing artificial fibers. Supplemented by imported cotton, fur, and natural fiber-textile, artificial fibers are bleached, dyed, printed...


Net-zero pledges are crucial for improving the machinery industry's resilience and sustainability</h2>

Net-zero pledges are crucial for improving the machinery industry's resilience and sustainability

Sep 05, 2022

With countries pledging to achieve net-zero emissions, industries such as manufacturers must step up to implement greener solutions to production. The machinery industry in Taiwan has been on the cusp of significant changes in the past decade, as Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing were increasingly introduced into this sector. In a discussion with CENS, which published the article in the newest...


A member of the Economic Daily News (CENS) publication team helps a buyer fill out a biz matchmaking card at the 2022 TIMTOS x TMTS at Nangang Exhibition Center. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

Taiwan's machinery suppliers prepare to strengthen global networking at trade shows

Sep 05, 2022

Entering 2022 was an optimistic time for Taiwanese machinery suppliers. While the COVID-19 pandemic persisted, the idea was that global economies would eventually bounce back. However, these hopes would be dashed after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, further disrupting the supply chain and global food production, prompting price hikes on materials, natural gas, and oil and the subsequent infl...



Industry In-Focus

Cross-industry collaboration is now the norm </h2><p class='subtitle'> Learn from successful a case study between machinery and auto parts suppliers</p>

Cross-industry collaboration is now the norm

Learn from successful a case study between machinery and auto parts suppliers

Sep 23, 2022

The arrival of new technologies in the automotive-related industries has challenged traditional production models, especially those commonly seen among auto parts suppliers. Suppliers can no longer expect to handle increasingly complex client needs independently, leading to the rise of industry alliances formed and MOUs inked in recent years. For example, an alliance focusing on automotive chips,...


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Taiwan's machine tool suppliers brace for brief downturn

Sep 12, 2022

With the U.S. interest rate hike policy remaining unchanged, the Russian-Ukrainian war is showing no signs of stopping, and in addition, the exchange rate of the Japanese Yen and the Korean Won has greatly depreciated; these multiple factors present challenges to Taiwan's machinery industry. Domestic companies, including Goodway Machine, Tongtai, Kao Fong, AirTAC, Hiwin, and other machine tool...


Machine tools association warns of order cuts in following months</h2>

Machine tools association warns of order cuts in following months

Sep 08, 2022

The Japanese yen exchange rate against the U.S. dollar has fallen sharply, hitting a new low in the past 24 years. Hsu Wen-hsian, chairman of the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessories Builders' Association (TMBA), said that the average orders received by machine tool factories have declined by 30% to 40%. Taiwan's machine tool suppliers could face even worse situations as the Japanese Yen, and South ...



Supplier News

Two-layer Plastic Inflation Machine Model: KMTL-65 (A/B LAYER). 
(Photo courtesy of Kang Chyau)

Kang Chyau molds industry with quality machines

60-year experience in BLOWN FILM & PLASTIC FILM and plastic bags making machines whole plant solutions

Sep 26, 2022

Kang Chyau Industry Co. is dedicated to molding the industry through devoted persistence in developing plastic processing machines for bag-making, plastic inflation, and plastic recycling since its inception in 1988. The company supplies various machine models, including plastic bag-making machines, plastic inflation machines, printing machines, cutting machines, waste plastic recycling machin...

KANG CHYAU INDUSTRY CO., LTD.


Gerious makes high-quality steering and suspension replacement parts</h2>

Gerious makes high-quality steering and suspension replacement parts

Sep 23, 2022

Gerious Co. Ltd is the go-to supplier for steering and suspension replacement parts, such as tie rod ends, rack ends, and ball joints, for forklifts, agricultural tractors, ATVs, and snowmobiles after expanding its business scope in 2016. Beginning as a chemical trader in 2014, Gerious’ manufacturing history and experience make it capable of producing high-quality parts with a competitive pric...

GERIOUS CO., LTD.


Steel Mark features Digital Door Locks with over 16,000 codes. (Photo courtesy of Steel Mark)

Steel Mark well-recognized as a reliable supplier of lock products

Sep 15, 2022

■ Tzeng Lung-nan Founded in 1981, Steel Mark is specialized in manufacturing lock and security hardware. The company's products include digital door locks, bike/motorcycle locks, padlocks, deadbolt locks, euro profile cylinders, rim, and related hardware parts. With advanced equipment and the outstanding R&D team, Steel Mark is able to provide the product sample as required in six weeks. Th...

STEEL MARK ENTERPRISE LTD.



Insiders' Views

Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Taiwan First brakes Technology Co., Ltd. </p>

Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd.

Taiwan First brakes Technology Co., Ltd.

Mar 04, 2021

Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd is one of the major manufacturers of automobile friction materials in Taiwan and globally. Chairman Austin Cheng has implemented the double-arrow strategy this year - own brand of “YangPo” is adopted to focus on global channels while the “NHC brand focuses on improving market shares in global markets, such as Europe, America, Asia, Australia, and the Middle E...

NAN HOANG TRAFFIC INSTRUMENT CO., LTD.


OmniEyes CEO and Co-Founder Chun-Ting Chou. (Photo courtesy of OmniEyes)

OmniEyes' AI Technology Paves the Way for Traditional Industries' Digital Transition

Dec 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the industries' timeline for implementing digital transformation. However, the how's and what's of applying new technologies and improving the added value to existing products and services can be daunting. Three professors from the National Taiwan University College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science founded the startup company "OmniEyes," basi...


Caption: Pictured from front row, third right, Changhua County Government Economic Affairs Department Director Liu Yu-ping, County Magistrate Wang Huei-mei, Secretary Chen Bo-tsun pose in front of the exhibition booth. (Photo provided by CHCIA)

Changhua County Government Shores up Biz-Matching to Global Buyers

Nov 18, 2019

■Yang Feng-Chun In a bid to assist manufacturers in Changhua County to expand their market reach overseas against severe competition in the globalized market, Changhua County Government has been an active player in pushing for a makeover and innovation of its local small and medium-sized enterprises. This is done in hopes of establishing stronger connection with international markets. An ex...



Exhibition Highlights

Economic Daily News (CENS) publication team member poses with domestic buyers at CENS' I0024 booth at 2022 TaipeiPLAS. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

TaipeiPLAS reopens after 4 years, CENS as bridge for buyers and suppliers alike

Sep 29, 2022

TaipeiPLAS and the concurrent ShoeTech Taipei return to Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 after four years in a hybrid manner on Sept. 27. This year’s edition of the biennial show would mark the series’ first since the COVID-19 pandemic officially broke out in 2020. Both shows have gathered 300 exhibitors using 1,300 booths, coming from 12 countries and regions. From the upstream material supp...


Buyers pose with an Economic Daily News (CENS) publication team member at the 2018 IHF. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

International Hardware Fair to kick off on the 25th

Sep 21, 2022

“International Hardware Fair (IHF) in Cologne,” an industry-benchmark hardware and tools trade fair, is returning to the Koelnmesse Cologne Exhibition Center on Sept. 25 after a four-year hiatus. Having seen two consecutive shows canceled entirely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s IHF is slated to kick off in a hybrid manner. Event organizer Koelnmesse show statistics indicate that th...


Economic Daily News (CENS) publication team member poses with a buyer at Automechanika Frankfurt, while holding the Taiwan Transporation Equipment Guide (TTG). (Photo courtesy of CENS)

CENS and Taiwanese suppliers seek biz at Automechanika Frankfurt

Sep 16, 2022

The biennial Automechanika Frankfurt 2022 show kicked off on Sept. 13 and is slated to last five days. As the world's top-quality trade fair in the industry, the show presents a wide range of products, including various auto parts, maintenance and repair equipment, tools, automotive electronics, MaaS solutions, and autonomous vehicle-related products. In addition, this year's edition would be the...



CENS Global Pass

Fasteners, screw, rivet, and nail-making machineries</h2>

Fasteners, screw, rivet, and nail-making machineries

Aug 24, 2022

KONFU Enterprise specializes in fastener production, and has gained ample know-how in materials, machines, forming tools, production, and finishing through cooperating with many domestic manufacturers. The company provides various screw, rivet, and nail-making machines from low-priced options to advanced 5-station and 6-station bolt formers. Their featured products include high speed heading ...

KONFU ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


Hiwin Technologies Corp.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Ballscrew, Linear Bearing, Linear Guideway, Linear Actuator, Aerospace Parts, Intelligent Linear Guideway, Motor Driver, Magi-Encoder, Linear Motor System</p>

Hiwin Technologies Corp.

Ballscrew, Linear Bearing, Linear Guideway, Linear Actuator, Aerospace Parts, Intelligent Linear Guideway, Motor Driver, Magi-Encoder, Linear Motor System

Jun 20, 2022

In 2020, Hiwin was awarded as a top ten Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Award, while in the previous year, the company's Cool Type III ballscrew received the Outstanding Award of the Statistics Monitoring Machine Tool Key Components Category at the 2019 14th Annual Machine Tools “R&D Innovative Products” Competition. Affiliated Hiwin Mikrosystem's CRE Absolute Direct Drive Motor TMY65D also won a...

HIWIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP.


Hiwin Technologies Corp.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Ballscrew, Linear Bearing, Linear Guideway, Linear Actuator, Aerospace Parts, Intelligent Linear Guideway, Motor Driver, Magi-Encoder, Linear Motor System</p>

Hiwin Technologies Corp.

Ballscrew, Linear Bearing, Linear Guideway, Linear Actuator, Aerospace Parts, Intelligent Linear Guideway, Motor Driver, Magi-Encoder, Linear Motor System

Jun 16, 2022

In 2020, Hiwin was awarded as a top ten Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Award, while in the previous year, the company's Cool Type III ballscrew received the Outstanding Award of the Statistics Monitoring Machine Tool Key Components Category at the 2019 14th Annual Machine Tools “R&D Innovative Products” Competition. Affiliated Hiwin Mikrosystem's CRE Absolute Direct Drive Motor TMY65D also won a...

HIWIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP.