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Delayed container ship production could worsen shipping in 2023

May 03, 2022

The new regulations on shipping carbon emissions are set to come into effect next year, and with the number of global container ships over 20 years old will reach 8.2%, experts warn there will be a wave of elimination of old ships starting as early as this year. However, the supply and production of these ships have been hampered by China's strict zero-COVID policy and the Russian-Ukrainian wa...

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New March PMI continues to expand for 21 months

Apr 01, 2022

The Chung-Hua Institution Economic Research (CIER) released the March manufacturing PMI on Friday, which has expanded for 21 consecutive months, but the index has fallen back to 57.8%. Concerns were expressed that geopolitics will lead to a decline in the outlook index for the next six months; scholars believe that the Russian-Ukrainian war factor has not fully been factored into the PMI performa...

Financial Events for Upcoming Week (March 14)</h2>

Financial Events for Upcoming Week (March 14)

Mar 14, 2022

1. Foxconn MIH Alliance Sees Over Hundreds of Japanese Suppliers Join Foxconn's foray into the electric vehicle industry is seeing big gains, as The Nikkei reported that notable Japanese brands like Toyota, and auto part supplier Denso, which has invested in TSMC's Kumamoto factory project, are all slated to join Foxconn's MIH Alliance initiative. Other benchmark Japanese suppliers, such as Ho...

Industry In-Focus

SinBon and Axman's co-developed electric bicycle launches at Taipei Cycle 2022.

Taipei Cycle introduces innovative IoT solutions for e-bikes

Mar 11, 2022

Taipei Cycle, which kicked off on March 9 and is scheduled to last until the 12th at Nangang Exhibition Center, SINBON Electronics is one of the few electric assistive bicycle solution suppliers in Taiwan. Together with business partner Axman Enterprise, both companies were able to showcase Taiwan's electric bike capabilities at the show in hopes of entering the global market. Axman Enterprise's ...

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Manufacturing index signals flat growth amid Omicron wave for November

Dec 30, 2021

Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) announced the November manufacturing index on Thursday, signaling that the overall index rose by 0.14 points from 15.14 points revised last month to 15.28 points in November. The index signal, representing the state of the manufacturing index, has remained in the green index for two consecutive months now. The application of emerging technologies an...

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Omicron variant spooks markets: Taiwan's shipping giants pledge space for domestic demand

Nov 29, 2021

As the newest highlighted COVID-19 variant of concern, Omicron has the European region and the U.S. on high alert. In response to potential worsened snags in the global ports, the media has reported Taiwan's top four major container carriers and shipping companies -- Evergreen Marine, Yangming, Wan Hai, and T.S. Lines -- pledging to do their best in prioritizing shipping space of domestic indust...

Supplier News

Young Shang thrives beyond obstacles</h2>

Young Shang thrives beyond obstacles

Apr 28, 2022

OVERVIEW The spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has made a deep impact across all sectors. As health authorities and scientists around the world work towards identifying solutions to bring the situation under control, demand for Food Packaging solution has increased dramatically as consumers attempted to stay away from public gatherings. This has led to let food producers requiring m...


Taiwanese professional supplier LeeKuma offers tailor-made rubber parts</h2>

Taiwanese professional supplier LeeKuma offers tailor-made rubber parts

Aug 10, 2021

Based in Taiwan, LeeKuma Inc. (WeiFeng) is a professional manufacturer of rubber products and can offer clients varied materials, such as NBR, EPDM, CR, silicone, and Viton due to their 40 years of accumulated expertise. Clients can request customized products in rubber hoses, rubber stripes, foam profiles, and customized molded components. What's notable about LeeKuma is that they're one of the ...


German Pavilion Debuts at Medical Taiwan for the First Time Seeking, Fostering Biz Opportunities and Relations</h2>

German Pavilion Debuts at Medical Taiwan for the First Time Seeking, Fostering Biz Opportunities and Relations

Jul 05, 2019

The German Pavilion is showcasing at Medical Taiwan for the first time and has brought two companies under its banner. This marks the beginning of, hopefully, what would be a growing mutually, beneficial relationship between Taiwan and Germany, both huge presences in the ICT, IT and medical fields. There is hope that such a relationship would reap positive results, thanks to German quality “Made ...

Exhibition Highlights

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Smart City & IoT expo kicks off showcasing energy solutions

Mar 23, 2022

The 2022 Smart City and IoT exhibition kicked off on March 22, featuring top Taiwanese brands showcasing related applications in the sector. It is worth noting that in addition to 5G-related extension and other mainstream smart city applications, energy storage has become a highlight at this show, notably, TECO, Far EasTone, and Gogoro all have offered relative solutions. According to statisti...

2022 Smart City Summit & Expo to kick off on Tuesday</h2>

2022 Smart City Summit & Expo to kick off on Tuesday

Mar 21, 2022

With the 2022 Smart City Summit & Expo scheduled to kick off on Tuesday at the Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2 from March 22 to March 25, and Kaohsiung Exhibition Center from March 24 to 26, exhibitors are quickly rolling out new products for this year, including TECO Group. In the past few years, TECO has exhibited at the show exhibiting the group's subsidiaries, concentrating on AI, IoT, n...

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CHINAPLAS 2022 to kick off on April 25

Jan 05, 2022

CHINAPLAS 2022, the world's biggest platform showcasing advanced rubber and plastic technology, is returning to the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) on April 25 for three days, using up 360,000 square meters of exhibition ground space. The show is slated to exhibit over 4,000 domestic and international quality exhibitors and prepare the rubber and plastic industry to engage wi...

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Special Protectors Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Healthcare and rehabilitation equipment</p>

Special Protectors Co., Ltd.

Healthcare and rehabilitation equipment

Sep 01, 2015

Special Protectors Co., Ltd. started life in 1978 as a contract manufacturer of sports braces that typically target sports-related injuries, and then in 1982 branched into the healthcare and rehabilitation equipment sector. The company offers all kinds of equipment for post-surgical patients and those undergoing physiotherapy or rehabilitation, including abdominal belts, arm slings, orthopedic...


Young Shang Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Wide-mouth plastic jars, PET bottles, aluminum easy-open ends, plastic molds</p>

Young Shang Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.

Wide-mouth plastic jars, PET bottles, aluminum easy-open ends, plastic molds

Feb 24, 2015

The Young Shang Plastic Industry Co., founded in 1969, has earned a strong reputation for quality and reliability, and is now positioned at the forefront of its industry. Its high-quality plastic products include aluminum easy-open ends, water dispensers, plastic molds, plastic jars, wide-mouth jars, PET preforms, PET/PVC/PS containers, and other plastic containers. The company uses advanced ...


Aero Pro Co.,Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Disposable surgical masks, air filters, non-woven filtration products</p>

Aero Pro Co.,Ltd.

Disposable surgical masks, air filters, non-woven filtration products

Nov 28, 2014

Founded in 1993, Aero Pro Co., Ltd. has been dedicated to manufacturing surgical face masks, air filters and related medical equipment, having built a profile among peers in Taiwan for commitment to quality. To offer customers unbeatable quality, Aero Pro strictly carries out by-the-book quality control to turn out products that meet international standards, including ISO13485 and ISO9001: 200...