Review: Taiwan Hardware Show
The Taiwan Hardware Show (THS), held from October 12 to 14 at the Greater Taichung Int’l Expo Center, announces that visitors from more than 68 countries have participated this year.
Having recorded promising results from both exhibitors and visitors, THS connected 403 international and local exhibiting companies with over 29,903 buyers and trade professionals from around the world.
According to Mr Gerd Keim, Managing Director of Kaigo Co., Ltd. organizer of THS, “With large global demand and popularity of Taiwan manufactured hardware, THS moved the market towards in-trend hardware and latest industrial tools characterized by the country’s innovation and technological capabilities.” This year, the exhibition floor space increased by 16 percent as compared to the previous year, states the organsier. The total number of international exhibitors also rose by 33 percent. Exhibitors in the Automotive Supplies & Accessories section increased by 17 percent, and exhibitors in the Tools & Accessories section increased by 19 percent respectively.
All visitors were able to find innovative products and new business partners from the exhibition. Those looking to identify multiple local partner or distributor agents were able to tap onto Taiwan’s abundant material resource and technology capital from its many OEM and ODM businesses.
Taiwan is a highly active and strategic market that pushes technological advancements to shape further development of the international hardware industry. International hardware producers from Europe and other parts of the world look forward to partner local companies to boost domestic manufacturing capabilities and provide access for Taiwanese companies to enter export markets.
The 16th THS delivered a robust one-stop sourcing and information experience for visiting buyers and trade professionals. The various seminars and concurrent events that augmented the show managed to highlight issues on future hardware trends for the home and commercial segments, opportunities for market players to optimize innovation and social changes that will change user behavior and buying preferences.