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October PMI sees slight rebound amid warnings of fastest contraction in future months: CIER

Nov 04, 2022

Chung-Hua Institution Economic Research (CIER) released the latest manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for October earlier this week, showcasing a slight uptick in growth. After seasonal adjustment, while the previous PMI contracted for four consecutive months, the index edged up by 0.5 percentage points to 45.4% for October as a brief respite. The future outlook looks to be less op...


Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles Economic Division Secretary Huang Tsuei-chuan (third from left) arrived at the Taiwan Pavilion to meet with exhibitors and the Economic Daily News (CENS) publication team. (Photo courtesy of Tai Chi-lan)

AAPEX opens with Economic Daily News helming Taiwan's largest exhibition group

Nov 03, 2022

As the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) opened on Nov. 1 and sought to move beyond the impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the show saw around 1,400 exhibitors using a total of 2,500 booths and traveling from all over the world to attend, making it one of the largest professional trade shows to open this year. Economic Daily News and the media group’s business division CEN...


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Industry Trends in Taiwan The Evolving State of the Automotive and Auto Parts Industry

Oct 25, 2022

∎ Chao Ting-yu Companies must balance the need to invest in new technologies and equipment with business operations. In the September 2022 edition of CENS' exclusively-published "Taiwan Transportation Guide" (TTG), we talked to Industrial Technology Research Institute’s Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center (ISTI) Intelligent Vehicle System Research Dept. Machinery & Sys...



Industry In-Focus

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TECO EV power system sees rapid growth amid India market plans

Nov 15, 2022

TECO, a major electric motor manufacturer, offered future estimates that the performance of the electric vehicle power system will increase by 30% annually today. However, TECO believes the performance of the electromechanical system will fall flat next year, with smart energy expected to grow significantly and smart life solutions expected to rise steadily. TECO also revealed plans that the new ...


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Lithium prices soar as EV demand surges

Oct 31, 2022

Since the beginning of this year, global electric vehicle (EV) shipments have grown significantly, especially with the surge of production in mainland China. The increase in various battery shipments largely drove the growth in China, be it lithium ternary batteries or lithium iron phosphate batteries (LEP). Both types require the use of lithium metal, and the price of lithium has continued t...


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Giant Group seeks carbon rights for bicycle industry from EU

Oct 27, 2022

As climate change impacts the world, understanding and incorporating ESG has become a necessity. Giant Group Chairman Bonnie Tu has pointed to bicycling eventually becoming the best option for commuters due to its energy-saving advantages. Tu and other Giant Group corporate representatives attended a sustainability forum co-hosted with Commonwealth Magazine ahead of the bicycle maker's 50th an...



Supplier News

The AC Charging Connectors for Electric Vehicles (Two Connectors) are patented for their unique design. It meets U.S. specification standards and features ease of use. Photo courtesy of Chung Kwang.

Chung Kwang targets N. America EV market with quality, certified charging connectors/cords

Nov 02, 2022

As central Taiwan's biggest electric wire producer, Chung Kwang Electric Wire and Cable has been in business for over 43 years, specializing in developing and making various electric wires and cables. Having seen the writing on the wall in recent years by anticipating the rise of the electric vehicle market, Chung Kwang decided to invest in developing EV charging guns and connectors. In 2013, ...

CHUNG KWANG ELECTRIC WIRE AND CABLE CO., LTD.


Stand Tools representatives at their 2022 SEMA booth. (Photo courtesy of Stand Tools)

Stand Tools at 2022 SEMA features new products

Nov 02, 2022

In 2022 SEMA show, Stand Tools launches the new BIG-display electronic torque wrench, new window-type adjustable torque wrenches for the automotive market, adjustable wrench inserting accessories for torque wrenches, and new magnetic telescoping pick-up tools with releasing function. The new BIG-display electronic torque wrench can measure the torque and angle, and with a larger LCD, users wil...

STAND TOOLS ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


Sloop Spare Parts offers a range of high-quality aftermarket (AM) automotive steering and suspension parts. (Photo courtesy of Sloop Spare Parts)

SLOOP makes and markets quality AM steering and suspension parts

Oct 25, 2022

∎ Kuo Fang-lin The ISO 9001:2000-certified Sloop Spare Parts Mfg. Co., Ltd. was founded in 1984. As a veteran manufacturer of a large range of high-quality aftermarket (AM) automotive steering and suspension parts, Sloop Spare Parts mainly offers Tie Rod End, Rack End, Side Rod Assembly, Ball Joint, Center Link, Cross Rod, Stabilizer Link, Idler Arm, Drag Link, and Pitman Arm. The company uses...

SLOOP SPARE PARTS MFG. CO., 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

Automechanika Dubai to Highlight Potential of ‘Made in GCC' in the Auto Aftermarket</h2><p class='subtitle'>Global supply chain disruption has fuelled region-wide interest in home-grown marques </p>

Automechanika Dubai to Highlight Potential of ‘Made in GCC' in the Auto Aftermarket

Global supply chain disruption has fuelled region-wide interest in home-grown marques

Nov 21, 2022

Dubai, UAE: The GCC automotive aftermarket is on the cusp of seismic change, and Automechanika Dubai 2022 is perfectly placed to allow the industry access to the resulting opportunities and provide a platform to discuss the challenges. In particular, disruptions in the global supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has driven rising demand for locally produced products. In a report produc...


Latin America's #1 tire and auto parts exhibition is back for 2023</h2><p class='subtitle'>The Latin Tyre & Auto Parts Expo returns to Panama next year</p>

Latin America's #1 tire and auto parts exhibition is back for 2023

The Latin Tyre & Auto Parts Expo returns to Panama next year

Nov 08, 2022

Panama City, Panama— October 12, 2022 — Latin America’s #1 tire and auto parts exhibition the Latin Tyre & Auto Parts Expo is returning once again next year to Panama next June 14-16, 2023. “After a hiatus due to Covid-19 the show is finally back and is being held in the brand-new Panama Convention Center,” Gustavo Lima, CEO of the Latin Expo Group. “It’s double the size of the size of the las...


Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles Economic Division Secretary Huang Tsuei-chuan (third from left) arrived at the Taiwan Pavilion to meet with exhibitors and the Economic Daily News (CENS) publication team. (Photo courtesy of Tai Chi-lan)

AAPEX opens with Economic Daily News helming Taiwan's largest exhibition group

Nov 03, 2022

As the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) opened on Nov. 1 and sought to move beyond the impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the show saw around 1,400 exhibitors using a total of 2,500 booths and traveling from all over the world to attend, making it one of the largest professional trade shows to open this year. Economic Daily News and the media group’s business division CEN...



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.