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Domestic container shipping warns choppy waters in supply chain ahead

Feb 08, 2022

The domestic container shipping industry believes that the container ship market is still experiencing difficulties as Asian countries enter the Year of the Tiger. The current information obtained by domestic companies is that the port congestion situation in the U.S. is still difficult and unlikely to lessen in the short term. Fortunately, shipping prices were able to experience a brief repr...


Minister of Economy: Stand by Taiwan's fastener industry</h2>

Minister of Economy: Stand by Taiwan's fastener industry

Jun 03, 2020

Taiwan's fastener industry has been severely affected by the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, with a 13% decline in output value and miserable operations. Entering the post-epidemic period, Minister of Economy Shen Rongjin again communicated face-to-face with people in the fastener industry this morning. He emphasized that he would use empathy to assist the fastener industry to overcome difficult...


China Announces New Raft of US Imports for Tariff Waivers </h2>

China Announces New Raft of US Imports for Tariff Waivers

May 13, 2020

China announced on Tuesday a new list of 79 U.S. products eligible for waivers from retaliatory tariffs imposed at the height of the bilateral trade war, amid continued pressure on Beijing to boost imports from the United States. China’s finance ministry said in a statement the new waivers will take effect on May 19 and expire on May 18, 2021. The latest list waives tariffs on products includi...



Industry In-Focus

ITRI Leads Laser Industry With New 2.5-500ns Nano-Second Pulse Laser Tech</h2>

ITRI Leads Laser Industry With New 2.5-500ns Nano-Second Pulse Laser Tech

Sep 14, 2020

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is leading the ten-billion-valued laser market by pushing innovative technologies. Thanks to the backing of the Economic Ministry's Department of Industrial Technology, ITRI serves its role to integrate the nationalization of Taiwan's production. Combining Taiwan's domestic supply chain and implementing a pilot run platform aims to bolster Taiwa...


SINOSTEEL Corporation: Rising price in Steel</h2>

SINOSTEEL Corporation: Rising price in Steel

Jun 05, 2020

Brazil’s new crown pneumonia epidemic has rapidly increased. Brazil’s Vale, the world’s largest iron ore producer, is facing an out-of-control impact. The market is worried that iron ore production and sales will be affected. new highs. Experts from Sinosteel (2002) evaluated that steel prices will rise steadily under the effect of rising costs, with a promising outlook. According to a legal p...


To Set up an Upgrade Platform for Machine Tools</h2>

To Set up an Upgrade Platform for Machine Tools

May 05, 2020

Under the epidemic situation, the regulations on production and creation were useless. Minister of Economy Shen Rongjin promised in the Legislative Yuan yesterday (4) that he would build a machine tool to upgrade the automated production platform, discuss with the industry within a period, and put forward specific plans. When the international economy recovers, the unit can be transported to all ...



Supplier News

Shin Chun's recent offerings of auto-use screws have maintained consistent upward growth due to market recognition.

Taiwan-based Screw Maker Shin Chun Offers Clients Only the Best

Jan 11, 2021

■ Huang Chih-ming Shin Chun Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a Taiwan-based professional screw manufacturer, currently producing a wide-range of varied screws, ranging from dental screws, car screws, drywall screws, threading screws, plastic board screws, self-drilling screws, and machine screws. Shin Chun's screws often find application in diverse fields, such as electronics, automotive, and building ...

SHIN CHUN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


Ray Fu can fulfill varied buyer demands with their diverse, special fasteners. (Photo courtesy of Ray Fu Enterprise)

Ray Fu's Branding Builds up Stellar Q3 Performance

Jan 11, 2021

■ Huang Chih-ming Ray Fu Enterprise performed admirably well this year regarding revenue, reporting a YoY growth for orders on par with last year before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the economy. The firm saw the most increase in the Americas, followed by Europe and the Asian-Pacific region. Steel prices warming up in Q4 and a high China Steel Corp price have buoyed the steel metal indus...

RAY FU ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


Robots Pave Makeover for Plumbing Industry</h2>

Robots Pave Makeover for Plumbing Industry

Jun 13, 2019

Dingfanpo in Changhua County of Central Taiwan is a globally well-known town, roughly 6 square kilometers, yet creating over 60 billion value, and raising many generations of locals. Under the impact of globalization, the labor-intensive plumbing industry began to move its factories overseas. Left behind are the second-generation of children who were raised under the glory days of the plumbing bu...



Insiders' Views

Kristy Chi, MIRDC's industry analyst.

MIRDC Analyst Shares Views to Dispel Doom of Red Supply Chain on Taiwan's Fastener Industry

Taiwan-to-China fastener exports in Jan.-July 2015 total 11,000 tonnes versus only 3,000 tonnes of imports

Oct 01, 2015

The rise of China’s “red supply chain,” a term coined by market observers for aggressive development of Chinese tech industries backed by the central government to minimize dependence on imports and secure sustained economic growth, is widely regarded a growing threat to Taiwanese manufacturers, especially those from the island’s industries supplying products and services overlapping those from t...


Anchor Chang, new chairman of TIFI as well as owner of Anchor Group and vice chairman of Formosan Association for Promotion of Oral Biotechnology and Medical Devices, talks about Taiwan's fastener industry in an exclusive interview with CENS.

New TIFI Chairman Sheds Light on Development of Taiwan's Fastener Industry

To make TIFS a 3-day event being one of many targets for trade group leader

Feb 25, 2015

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG The Taiwan Industrial Fastener Institute (TIFI), the island’s only trade association composed of fastener manufacturers, is generally regarded as the driver of development of the industry over the past decades, and its newly nominated chairman, Anchor Chang, also the owner of Anchor Fasteners Industrial Co., Ltd. and Alliance Global Technology Co., Ltd., is taking over...


Joe Chen has earned accolades for his contributions to the development of Taiwan's fastener industry over the past six years as chairman of TIFI.

TIFI Chairman Rallies Taiwan's Fastener Industry with an Eye on the World

TIFS set to highlight local strengths at biggest-ever show in April​

Feb 05, 2014

By STEVE CHUANG Joe Chen may be entering his last year as the chairman of Taiwan Industrial Fasteners Institute (TIFI), but the industry captain, also president of fastener supplier Saintec Enterprise Co., Ltd., is still going full-speed to boost Taiwan's competitiveness in the global market. Under his leadership, the third Taiwan International Fastener Show (TIFS) is set to hold its biggest-eve...



Exhibition Highlights

Source: show organizer

The 19th Fastener Trade Show Suzhou - China's leading one-stop purchasing platform for fasteners, machinery and supporting products

Mar 05, 2019

As a large international fastener specialized exhibition, the 19th Fastener Trade Show Suzhou will connect the upstream and downstream of fastener manufacturing industry. Focusing on end users and building a global fastener trade platform are the highlights of the show. Highlight 1: Large Scale 12,000 sqm exhibition area at 2 exhibition halls, expected 400 exhibitors & 12,000 professional vis...


Source: ITG Group

Shanghai Fastener Professional Exhibition 2018 Proved a Huge Success

Jul 05, 2018

"Fastener Expo Shanghai 2018 Shanghai Fasteners Exhibition & the 9th Shanghai Auto Fasteners Exhibition", as one of the top three fastener exhibitions in the world, which are organized by ITE (Asia) Exhibition Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Ebseek Exhibition Co., Ltd., has gained the overwhelming success at the National Convention and Exhibition Center during June 20th -22th, 2018. The exhibition has ...


2018 Taiwan International Fastener Show to Solicit Professional Buyers in ASEAN Member Countries</h2>

2018 Taiwan International Fastener Show to Solicit Professional Buyers in ASEAN Member Countries

Oct 25, 2017

As the rapid economic development of ASEAN ( Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market has brought large market demands for fasteners used in industries of vehicle, machine and architecture, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), a non-profit government co-sponsored trade promotion organization in Taiwan, held an information session to promote the 2018 Taiwan International Fast...



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Stead Fast Industrial Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Hex head screws, socket cap screws, hex flange screws, rivets, fasteners</p>

Stead Fast Industrial Co., Ltd.

Hex head screws, socket cap screws, hex flange screws, rivets, fasteners

Dec 15, 2014

Stead Fast Industrial Co., Ltd. was founded in 1975 and today is a veteran manufacturer of a variety of standard and special fasteners based in Kaohsiung City, southern Taiwan. The company's constant business mantra is “Quality First, Service First and Competitive Prices.” The key to Stead Fast’s sustainable development over the decades has been its continuous effort to improve technology and up...

STEAD FAST INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.


WL HARDWARE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Door Look With Keys, Lock With Keys, Pulley for Window, Auminum Keys, Screw, screws </p>

WL HARDWARE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.

Door Look With Keys, Lock With Keys, Pulley for Window, Auminum Keys, Screw, screws

May 30, 2014

WL HARDWARE ENTEPRISE CO., LTD was established since 2000, is a professional supplier and exporter, designing and manufacturing a wide range of Fasteners and Architectural Hardware in Taiwan. We are specialized in Fasteners --- Tapping Screw, Self Drilling Screw, Taptite Screw, Wood Screw, Lag Screw, Bolt, Special Bolt, Security Screw, Multi Stage Screw, Nuts, Rivets, Thumb Screws, Clinch...

WL HARDWARE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


Mega Link Enterprise Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Nut tapping machines, NC/CNC grinding machines, thread rolling machines, bolt formers, mini parts formers, open die re-headers, heading machines, nut formers</p>

Mega Link Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Nut tapping machines, NC/CNC grinding machines, thread rolling machines, bolt formers, mini parts formers, open die re-headers, heading machines, nut formers

May 15, 2014

Founded in 2002 in southern Taiwan's Tainan City, Mega Link Enterprise Co., Ltd. started as an exporter of mechanical and automotive parts. In 2005, it began to export industrial machines and used machines as well. The firm is now an OEM/ODM producer of products applicable to the fastener and steel processing industries. The company's product line encompasses nut tapping machines, NC/CNC grindin...

MEGA LINK ENTERPRISES CO., LTD.