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Growth slows as October PMI sees slight rebound to 58.3: CIER

Nov 01, 2021

Chung-Hua Institution For Economic Research (CIER) announced October's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) of Taiwan's manufacturing industry today, which increased slightly by 0.5 to 58.3 after two months of decline. CIER President Chang Chuan-zhang said that although the PMI index has expanded for 16 consecutive months, port congestion, freight delays, shortage of key components, and delivery ...


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Magnesium shortages could further rock global production chains

Oct 18, 2021

Amid the news of product and raw material shortages due to many issues in the global production chain and export countries, aluminum makers warned about the incoming shortage of magnesium, a crucial component in the production of alloys. International news outlets have pointed to the energy crisis in China as the nexus point that further worsened the snowball effect of shortages of essential r...


Taipower warns of stressed power grid in orange-level capacity</h2>

Taipower warns of stressed power grid in orange-level capacity

Oct 08, 2021

Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) announced that as of Thursday evening, the operating reserve of electricity was reported to be at only 4.32%, with the state power supplier's status index showing an orange light indicating a stressed capacity in the afternoon. The news comes amid heightened awareness regarding energy supply as countries around the world battle with impending power shortages or pow...



Industry In-Focus

A lots of Taiwanese talented makers are dedicated to engine parts.

Honing Production Caliber Sharpens Taiwan Auto Engine Parts Suppliers' Edge

Being a maverick in turbo charger segment helped one supplier to achieve success

Jan 10, 2017

As in many other manufacturing sectors, Taiwan-based suppliers have tapped their seemingly endless potential to focus on improving production capability to outdo rivals, an advantage they have been maximizing as well in the auto engine parts and accessories field. The increased competition in the global market for engine parts has waken up Taiwan-based suppliers as to the considerable progress...


Taiwan's overall light-vehicle sales increased to 37,878 units in May from 34,953 units in April (photo courtesy of UDN.com).

Taiwan's Light Vehicle Market Remains on Uptrend in May, Despite Imports Down

Jun 16, 2016

Compared to Taiwan’s anemic economic growth, the local light vehicle market has still expanded at solid pace so far this year, as reflected by the latest statistics compiled by Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) for May, when imports, however, posted negative growth. MOTC’s statistics show that Taiwan’s light vehicle sales totaled 34,953 units in May, up 8.4 percent month on ...


Worldwide New-car Sales (2006-2015) (Source: Markline, ARTC)

Global New-car Sales Up 2.3% to 88 M. in 2015

China's new-car sales up 4.7% in 2015 to 24.6 million units for new record

Apr 27, 2016

Continuing an uptrend in growth from 2013, when about 80 million units were sold, sales of new cars worldwide increased by 2.3 percent to reach a new record high of 87.28 million units in 2015, driven by robust demand from major markets like the U.S. and Western Europe; while sales in China, the world's largest automobile market continued to rise slightly, according to the Automotive Research & T...



Supplier News

The exterior of LC Fuel Tank's newly constructed factory. (Photo credit: LC Fuel Tank)

Top Supplier LC Fuel Tank Embraces Post-COVID Challenges

Nov 08, 2021

People in the future might regard 2021 as the "Year of the Electric Vehicle (EV)," when EV adoption has become more widely accepted, where greater cross-industry integration between automotive and ICT sectors bearing competitive results, and bringing significant advances of EV infrastructure to the forefront. However, for traditional auto parts suppliers, the EV revolution poses an existential cr...

LC FUEL TANK MANUFACTURE CO.


The colored ring embedded in heads was proven to be a successful design of Chang Loon's ratchet box-end wrenches. (Photo courtesy of Chang Loon)

Globally-Recognized ColorRing Ratchet Wrenches Seeks AAPEX Biz

Oct 29, 2021

Kuo Fan-lin Chang Loon Industrial Co., Ltd. is a leading Taiwanese developer and maker of ratchet wrenches, patented wrenches, bolt cutters, and patented clamps. The firm has built a reputation in fields like hardware DIY and automotive repair. Chang Loon has acquired multiple patents, with its ratchet wrenches the most significant among its product lines. Since 2004, Chang Loon has us...

CHANG LOON INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.


Deeplet keeps vehicles safe with high-quality surveillance products</h2>

Deeplet keeps vehicles safe with high-quality surveillance products

Sep 08, 2021

In pursuit of perfection, Deeplet is a Taiwan-based DVR/IPCam manufactory with 30 years of experience in the corporation group, all the while placing innovation at the forefront in the development and manufacturing of high-quality surveillance products with sophisticated networking capabilities. The company's products have been certified with a variety of CE/FCC/BSMI/VSCC/RoHS/UL, based on mar...

DEEPLET TECHNOLOGY CORP.



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

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Automechanika Shanghai 2021 announces onsite-to-online touchpoints that support knowledge sharing and networking

Nov 15, 2021

Automechanika Shanghai continues to address the demand for knowledge sharing and network building that industry professionals crave. Players can access valuable online content in the lead-up to the physical show, offering a sneak peek into the global automotive trends discussed during onsite events on 24 to 27 November 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). The show rei...


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Leading brands at Automechanika Shanghai 2021 hint at opportunities along the value chain

Nov 02, 2021

In recent years, public opinion has continued to shift in favour of more sustainable and eco-friendly mobility options. The new energy passenger vehicle market illustrates this direction with a record surge of sales by over 40 percent during 2020 and a separate one million new energy commercial vehicles on the road. Of this, China accounted for nearly 38 percent of last year's electric vehicle pu...


TAITRA Chairman James Huang and VIPs tour an electric bus at the 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan show. (Photo credit: TAITRA)

2035 E-Mobility Taiwan draws to a close, presents tangible results of recent trends

Oct 22, 2021

The first edition of the three-day in-person 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan wrapped up to a close on the 22nd, with its virtual edition continuing to Nov. 20. E-Mobility is an international exhibition that showcases the electric vehicle and self-driving car ecosystem. As show organizer TAITRA's Chairman James Huang said during his opening ceremony remarks on the 20th, the much-touted show is intended ...



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 Liege International Co., Ltd</h2><p class='subtitle'>Professional manufacturer of rubber parts for engines</p>

Liege International Co., Ltd

Professional manufacturer of rubber parts for engines

Nov 06, 2017

Established in 1992, Liege International Co., Ltd, a Taiwan-based company specializing in making rubber parts and suspension links, has been committed to satisfying its domestic and overseas customers with high quality and professional services. To meet ever-changing market demands, Liege has been continuously putting efforts on the R&D of new products. Hydraulic Engine Mounting, for instance...

LIEGE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.


AEPS Trading Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Pistons, cylinder liner kits, piston rings, cylinder liners, engine bearings, gasket overhaul kits, engine gaskets, engine valves, and other engine parts</p>

AEPS Trading Co., Ltd.

Pistons, cylinder liner kits, piston rings, cylinder liners, engine bearings, gasket overhaul kits, engine gaskets, engine valves, and other engine parts

Nov 18, 2016

AEPS Trading Co., Ltd. is a specialized and experienced supplier of various engine parts specifically for Japanese and Korean makes and models as well as other vehicles, having built sound reputation among the automotive segment, particularly in the aftermarket. The company’s product lineup encompasses a wide spectrum of engine system parts, including cylinder liners, pistons, piston pins, pis...

AEPS TRADING CO., LTD.


Mashin Electric Corp.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Intelligent battery chargers; LiFePO4, Lead-acid Batteries</p>

Mashin Electric Corp.

Intelligent battery chargers; LiFePO4, Lead-acid Batteries

Sep 07, 2016

Ever since established in 1996 in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, Mashin Electric Corp. has worked on the development and production of battery chargers for automotives, motorcycles, industrial applications, mobility scooters, generators and other purposes. Mashin’s product lines includes battery chargers, adaptors, transformers, battery analyzers and jump starters, which are globally marketed un...

MASHIN ELECTRIC CORP.