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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.


Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou (front row, center) with the 2015 Taiwan Excellence Gold Award winners and other VIPs. (Photo from TAITRA)

Winners of 2015 Taiwan Excellence Gold Awards Show Taiwan's Moving Up to Upper Global Value Chain

How value is generated by innovation is increasingly the concern among local inventors

May 11, 2015

By QUINCY LIANG The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) recently announced the 10 winners of the 2015 Taiwan Excellence Gold Award at a ceremony in Taipei. The ceremony was joined by a number of VIPs, including President Ma Ying-jeou, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Yang Wei-Fuu, and TAITRA Chairman Liang Kuo-hsin. Sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) an...


King Liu is nicknamed "Godfather" of Taiwan's bicycle industry and chairman of high-profile bicycle maker Giant. (photo from UDN)

Taiex-listed Bike & Parts Makers Report Revenue Gains in Jan.-Feb.

Apr 07, 2015

Both of the high-profile Taiwan Stock Exchange (Taiex)-listed bicycle manufacturers in Taiwan, Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Merida Industry Co., Ltd., as well as the reportedly world's largest bicycle chain supplier KMC Chain Industrial Co., posted year-on-year (YoY) revenue growths in the first two month. In February, Giant and KMC reported YoY revenue growths of 4.8 percent and 9.3 ...


MINDBIKE can be assembled and disassembled with bolts alone.

TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2015 Presents Innovations in Cycling Designs

Mar 31, 2015

A total of 209 product innovations from 15 countries competed for the jury's favor at the the Fourth Taipei Cycle d&i Awards at the 28th Taipei International Cycle Show (Taipei Cycle 2015), held from March 18 to 21 in Taiwan. The six-member jury of international experts acknowledged 57 of the entries with an award, including five winners of the Taipei Cycle Gold Award. The "Gold Award – Young ...


Only 20 Winners Among 331 Entries at 2015 Int'l Bicycle Design Competition Held in Taipei</h2><p class='subtitle'>Event recognized as key platform to promote young designers</p>

Only 20 Winners Among 331 Entries at 2015 Int'l Bicycle Design Competition Held in Taipei

Event recognized as key platform to promote young designers

Mar 27, 2015

Compiled by QUINCY LIANG The International Bicycle Design Competition (IBDC) is recognized as the launching pad that uses motivation-breeding competition to promote young talent in the international bicycle industry, with its prominence enhanced by its being staged in Taiwan, home to Giant and Merida and many subcontractors who supply parts to renowned brands. This competition, hosted by th...


A high-end road racer by Giant, a major global vendor of high-end bicycles headquartered in Taiwan. (photo from Giant)

Giant of Taiwan Targets to Sell 7 M. Bikes in 2015

Mar 25, 2015

Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, one of the world's largest manufacturers of bicycles, recently said it will raise the annual production capacity at its factory in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province of China from 1.5 million to two million units this year. With an eye on expanding demand in Europe due to the recent quantitative easing, as well as recovering overall sales in China, Giant said it pl...


Wu Cheng-chin (from left), chairman of Excel, L.W. Chen, president of CPC, and C.Y. Sun, chairman of Uni-Shine at  joint venture signing ceremony. (photo from UDN)

CPC and Taiwanese Partners to Set up JV to Produce Lubricants in Vietnam

Feb 17, 2015

CPC Corp., reportedly Taiwan's largest petrochem and fossil energy company, recently announced a partnership with local petrochem company Excel Corp. and petrochem logistic firm Uni-Shine Chemical Corp. to produce lubricants and solvents in Vietnam. With total investment of NT$1.58 billion (US$52.6 million), the joint venture is scheduled to kick off mass production by 2017 with annual production...


A high-end bicycle by Giant, the world's largest bicycle maker. (photo from Internet)

Giant and Merida Especially Optimistic About European Sales This Year

Feb 16, 2015

After reporting record revenues in 2014, the recognized top-two Taiwanese bicycle manufacturers, Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Merida Industry Co., Ltd., are very optimistic about their 2015 operations, with especially strong sales in Europe. Giant, reportedly the world's largest bicycle maker, reported a 10.8 percent revenue growth in 2014, to outstrip NT$60 billion (US$2 billion) for the...


Giant's president Tony Lo. (photo from UDN)

Bicycle Makers Giant and Merida Report Record High Revenues in 2014

Feb 12, 2015

Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Merida Industry Co., Ltd., recognized as the top-two bicycle manufacturers in Taiwan, recently announced improved 2014 results. Giant, reportedly the world's largest bicycle maker, had consolidated revenue of NT$4.48 billion (US$149.4 million), up about 19 percent year-on-year (YoY), with 2014 registered group consolidated revenue of NT$60.22 billion (US$2 bil...


Chaney Ho, president of Advantech, reportedly the largest IPC maker in Taiwan. (photo from UDN)

IPC Maker Advantech President Expresses Confidence in Market Over Next Five Years

Feb 09, 2015

Advantech Co., Ltd., reportedly the largest maker of industrial PCs (IPC) in Taiwan, recently said that IPCs have become a key ingredient in the IOT (Internet of Things) and Smart City, with its president Chaney Ho expressing confidence in IPC market growth over the next five years, and a 16 percent corporate revenue growth this year. Ho pointed out the three major growth trends in the IOT era...


Taiwan's exports total US$313.84 billion in 2014, up 2.7% YoY for an all-time high. (photo courtesy of UDN.com)

Taiwan Performs Well in 2014 International Trade Amid Growing Threats

Feb 09, 2015

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG Amid growing threats as continuous devaluation of Asia’s major currencies against the greenback and intensifying rivalry from Korea, China and other emerging countries, as well as tepid economies in the EU periphery, Taiwan still scored robust international trade figures in 2014. The latest report by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) shows Taiwan’s overall exports amou...