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  • Hotels in Abu Dhabi prepare to reopen facilities

    The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has shared detailed guidelines with the emirate's hotels in preparation for granting approvals to reopen the establishments' restaurants, lounges, bars, beaches, pools and gyms. Having closed due to health and safety precautionary measures imposed to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus, hotels will now be able to reopen their facilities and resume trading as soon as approval is granted from DCT Abu Dhabi. To obtain approval, the hotels must complete all the measures which are outlined in the document which DCT Abu Dhabi has compiled. The guidelines outline 'readiness assurance requirements' that cover general measurements, social distancing rules, crowd control measures and rules for returning employees in order to resume trading safely. Some of the general rules include restricted operating hours for outlets, which can only be open from 6am until 7pm. Additional rules include the sterilisation of the facilities on a regular basis, the provision of hand sanitisers at the facility entrance, the defining of clear and separate entry and exit points, and the installation of thermal cameras installed which have been integrated with the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority system. Also mandatory are an isolation room to isolate suspected coronavirus cases and a medical team that is on standby throughout operating hours. All visitors must also wear masks at all times and should be encouraged to use 'smart' payments as a preferred method to reduce contacts and contamination. "As per our mandate to support and guide the tourism sector in Abu Dhabi in all aspects, the set of measures we have shared with our hotel partners will ensure that not only will they be able to resume trading at the earliest opportunity, but that when they do they will be following guidelines which will keep all members of the community safe and secure," said HE Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi. "The guidelines set out stringent criteria for the hotels to follow, which our inspectors will confirm with on-site visits. Once these high standards of health and safety are met, DCT Abu Dhabi will approve the reopening, and trading can resume. We are adamant that both hotel staff and visitors should be 100 per cent confident in their own safety, as we start the resumption of 'normal' activities since the pandemic situation arose." The DCT Abu Dhabi guidelines also state strict social distancing and crowd control measures, which will also work to reassure staff and visitors that safety is paramount. Social distancing markings will be clearly defined on floors and escalators and elevators will be entirely dedicated to People of Determination. Seating arrangements will stipulate that only four people will be allowed on each table, with 2.5 metres between each table. Capacity for each establishment will be 'capped' at 30% only of the total capacity of the establishment, and restaurants and lounges will be required to hang signage at the entrance to indicate the maximum number of allowed customers are already inside. No entertainment activities of any kind will be allowed to begin with, and visitors will only be allowed to visit the facilities for a maximum of 3 hours. There will also be very strict rules for returning employees, with each employee having to undergo a Covid-19 test before being allowed back to work, with these being performed on a bi-weekly basis. Temperature checks will be carried out on all staff on a regular basis throughout working hours, with staff also trained for emergency response protocols for the Covid-19 virus.

  • Emirates SkyCargo increases operations to cover 75 destinations

    Emirates SkyCargo has expanded its weekly scheduled cargo flight operations to cover 75 destinations across six continents. Through its wider reach, Emirates SkyCargo is able to transport essential commodities and other urgently needed cargo more rapidly across the world, allowing exporters and importers across markets to benefit from direct access to widebody cargo capacity. Some of the destinations recently included in Emirates SkyCargos network include Colombo, Conakry, Dakar, Dhaka, Dublin, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, Perth and Quito. In addition, Emirates SkyCargo has also upped frequency of flights to several key destinations such as Amsterdam, Beijing, Bengaluru, Brussels, Chennai, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hanoi, Johannesburg and London allowing businesses more choice and flexibility in having their cargo shipped to customers and supplementing additional cargo capacity for the transport of urgent and necessary goods. Over and above scheduled flight operations, Emirates SkyCargo also operates charter flights in response to customer demand. Since March 2020, Emirates SkyCargo has played an important role globally in the transport of urgently required medical supplies including personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves, pharmaceuticals, healthcare equipment, electronics such as laptops and mobile phones as more people around the world have turned to online working and learning, food items including fruits, vegetables, sea food and meat. The carrier operated over 2,500 flights in the month of April. Currently Emirates SkyCargo is operating more than 100 flights a day from its hub in Dubai. Some of the destinations recently included in Emirates SkyCargos network include Colombo, Conakry, Dakar, Dhaka, Dublin, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, Perth and Quito. In addition, Emirates SkyCargo has also upped frequency of flights to several key destinations such as Amsterdam, Beijing, Bengaluru, Brussels, Chennai, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hanoi, Johannesburg and London allowing businesses more choice and flexibility in having their cargo shipped to customers and supplementing additional cargo capacity for the transport of urgent and necessary goods. Over and above scheduled flight operations, Emirates SkyCargo also operates charter flights in response to customer demand. Since March 2020, Emirates SkyCargo has played an important role globally in the transport of urgently required medical supplies including personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves, pharmaceuticals, healthcare equipment, electronics such as laptops and mobile phones as more people around the world have turned to online working and learning, food items including fruits, vegetables, sea food and meat. The carrier operated over 2,500 flights in the month of April. Currently Emirates SkyCargo is operating more than 100 flights a day from its hub in Dubai. Some of the destinations recently included in Emirates SkyCargos network include Colombo, Conakry, Dakar, Dhaka, Dublin, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, Perth and Quito. In addition, Emirates SkyCargo has also upped frequency of flights to several key destinations such as Amsterdam, Beijing, Bengaluru, Brussels, Chennai, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hanoi, Johannesburg and London allowing businesses more choice and flexibility in having their cargo shipped to customers and supplementing additional cargo capacity for the transport of urgent and necessary goods. Over and above scheduled flight operations, Emirates SkyCargo also operates charter flights in response to customer demand. Since March 2020, Emirates SkyCargo has played an important role globally in the transport of urgently required medical supplies including personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves, pharmaceuticals, healthcare equipment, electronics such as laptops and mobile phones as more people around the world have turned to online working and learning, food items including fruits, vegetables, sea food and meat. The carrier operated over 2,500 flights in the month of April. Currently Emirates SkyCargo is operating more than 100 flights a day from its hub in Dubai. Some of the destinations recently included in Emirates SkyCargos network include Colombo, Conakry, Dakar, Dhaka, Dublin, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, Perth and Quito. In addition, Emirates SkyCargo has also upped frequency of flights to several key destinations such as Amsterdam, Beijing, Bengaluru, Brussels, Chennai, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hanoi, Johannesburg and London allowing businesses more choice and flexibility in having their cargo shipped to customers and supplementing additional cargo capacity for the transport of urgent and necessary goods. Over and above scheduled flight operations, Emirates SkyCargo also operates charter flights in response to customer demand. Since March 2020, Emirates SkyCargo has played an important role globally in the transport of urgently required medical supplies including personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves, pharmaceuticals, healthcare equipment, electronics such as laptops and mobile phones as more people around the world have turned to online working and learning, food items including fruits, vegetables, sea food and meat. The carrier operated over 2,500 flights in the month of April. Currently Emirates SkyCargo is operating more than 100 flights a day from its hub in Dubai.

  • Youths involved in agriculture sector inclined towards entrepreneurship

    A study found that Malaysian youths involved in the agriculture sector are more inclined towards entrepreneurship, Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee said. Citing a study conducted by theKhazanah Research Institute (KRI) published on April 27, he said the youths were not only farmers,breeders and fishermen, but were also marketersand sellers oftheir own agricultural products. The study was published in aKRI Discussion Paper on April 27, 2020.

  • New heavy-lift vessel will work Taiwanese offshore wind market

    Belgian marine infrastructure contractor DEME has teamed up with Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC to develop the first Taiwan-built heavy-lift and installation vessel, the Green Jade. After delivery in 2022, the ship will be deployed in Taiwans burgeoning offshore wind energy market. The Taiwanese government plans to develop 5.5 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2025, and add another 10 GW between 2026 and 2035, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. DEME spokesperson Vicky Cosemans told JOC.com that opportunities in the heavy lift, oil and gas, and associated markets in the Asia-Pacific region will also be looked at on an ad-hoc basis. The vessel will be owned and operated by CSBC-DEME Wind Energy (CDWE), a Taiwan-registered joint venture company between CSBC and DEME Offshore. CDWE has contracts in hand in Taiwan for the first three years after delivery, Cosemans said. CDWE will participate in upcoming tenders following the next auction round of wind energy contracts in Taiwan and expects to secure additional contracts for the period 2025-2030. She declined to comment on the size and cost of the vessel or whether Green Jade is the first in a series of similar ships. Ship will have 4,000-mt capacity crane The 710-foot- long ship will have a 4,000-mt capacity crane and the highest dynamic positioning rating of DP3, which would allow the ship to continue operating even with multiple systems failures, according to a statement from DEME. The ships deck space has been maximized to enable the vessel to transport a multitude of the heaviest monopiles, jackets, wind turbine components, and structures in a single shipment," the company said. Starting in 2023, the vessel will help transport and install turbines and associated equipment for the Hai Long 2 and 3 portions of the 1,044-megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm being developed by Canadas Northland Power, Yushan Energy of Singapore, and Japans Mitsui Co. The ship will also transport and install foundations for the 300-MW Zhong Neng wind farm being developed by the Zhong Neng Wind Power Corp., a subsidiary of Taiwans China Steel Corp. CDWE has a preferred bidder agreement with the power company. The ship, named after East Asias highest peak, the 12,966-feet high Jade Mountain, will have dual-fuel engines

  • Malaysia: Govt to launch short-term economic recovery plan - Zafrul

    The government will be implementing a short-and medium-term economic recovery plan to rejuvenatethe countrys economic growth soon, said Finance MinisterTengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz. The plan will highlighthealth guidelines and safe operating procedures in the new norm,capacity building, hiring of workers,job creation as well as boostingconsumer spending, especially through digital channels. Additionally, the government will also support therestructuring, recovery and growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) especially viadigital technology, enhancingresilience and developing growth opportunities for medium and large-sized companies,boosting investor confidence and generatingshort-term economic growth, he said.

  • Industries urged to rethink, reinvent, revitalise in new normal: Azmin

    Industries must rethink, recover, and revitalise their businesses in the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic to move forward, said Senior Minister and International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri MohamedAzmin Ali. He saidfor many enterprises hit by this crisis, business survival was the main concern, andin the longer run, it isimperative that businesses remain sustainable. "In this regard, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) will do its best to bolster the industries and businesses, particularly the small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and to ensurethe sustainability of employment.

  • Taiwan's ban on mask exports to be extended until end of June

    Taiwan will extend its ban on exports of surgical masks and continue its requisition of factories that produce surgical masks until the end of June, the health minister announced recently. The current ban on exports of other protective items, such as protective and isolation gowns, could be eased, however, so that manufacturers can sell their products abroad, said Chen Shih-chung, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), at a daily press briefing. Chen, however, did not elaborate as to when the ban on exports of protective garments will be eased. Taiwan stopped exports of all surgical masks on Jan. 24, three days after it confirmed the first case of COVID-19 infection and domestic demand surged. One week later on Jan. 31, Taiwan requisitioned all factories able to produce face masks so that it could control the distribution and output of masks, as panic buying emerged after more cases of the new coronavirus infection were reported in the nation. From Feb. 6, a rationing system was launched, with each person in Taiwan, no matter whether they are locals or foreign nationals, allowed to buy three masks per week at a price of NT$5 each at pharmacies, using their National Health Insurance cards or other forms of ID. The rationing was not eased until April 9, when the number of rationed masks was increased to 9 pieces every two weeks, after mask output was significantly increased to 15 million per day from the 1.88 million before the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to government data. Meanwhile, after inaugurating three vending machines selling surgical masks two days earlier, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said he plans to install more such machines in all 12 administrative districts of Taipei city as an alternative option through which citizens can purchase masks. At present, the purchase of rationed masks can only be made online or in person at pharmacies. In normal circumstances, each vending machine can sell 60 packages of adult masks (nine pieces each) per hour, according to Ko, meaning that the three machines currently running on a trial basis in the Xinyi District Health Center near Taipei 101 can sell 180 packages per hour. Each day the machines can sell up to 1,800 packages in total, said Ko, who added that the vending machines will be an additional option that could help disperse the long queues of buyers outside pharmacies.

  • Dubai Silicon Oasis introduces additional economic relief measures

    Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) has introduced further economic stimulus measures for businesses operating within the freezone. The new Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) stimulus package include waiving both a Dhs12,000 licence fee and Dhs6,900 registration package for new clients for the first year until the end of June 2020. The new client registration package includes a one-time registration fee, shareholder resolution fee, specimen signature fee, trade name reservation fee, memorandum of articles and association. DSOA will also provide a one-month grace period for new companies. Amid the overwhelming support achieved by DSOAs previous relief package to support the business sector in DSO, we have launched additional incentives in line with the directives of Dubais government decision to gradually open up for businesses, said Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, vice chairman and CEO of DSOA. In April, DSOA announced several economic relief measures including flexible payment plans, waivers and rental reductions for residents, startups, companies and commercial tenants located within buildings owned by the authority. Residents were allowed to make monthly payments for their rents, while retrieval fees on bounced cheques for first-time offenders were waived. Also, residential villa tenants could avail a discount of Dhs5,000, while other residential tenants receive a discount of Dhs2,000, if they paid the annual rent as one deposit. For retail businesses, rent waivers were offered to restaurants, shops, and gyms at DSOA-owned buildings affected by the closure of businesses, commencing from March 15, 2020 and ending once the government allows retail outlets to reopen. The DSOA waived all late payment and overstay fines until August 31, 2020 for startups based at Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (DTEC), the largest tech hub and co-working space in the MENA region. DTEC is providing entrepreneurs deferred rent payments for up to three months, and a five per cent discount on their annual rent, if paid on time and in one deposit. Meanwhile, on renewal of their tenancy contracts, flexi desk and fixed desk tenants can pay their rents in up to six instalments, while also leveraging their visa security deposits to pay off their financial dues to DSOA. DSOA also issued a waiver on all late payment fees until August 31 for companies, and granted a five per cent discount on the annual rent if paid on time and in one deposit. The authority will allow customers to use their visa security deposits to pay off their rental financial dues. New companies establishing their offices in DSO for the first-time are offered a grace period on monthly rent payments until the end of May 2020, and a discount of up to 10 per cent on their monthly rent. Furthermore, DSOA is waiving the service charge until the government allows companies to continue working from their offices.

  • SABIC to build one of the world’s biggest mega-battery factories

    Saudi petrochemical giant SABIC has established a joint venture company to build one of the worlds biggest utility-scale battery factories. SABIC unit Nusaned Investment has teamed up with SCHMID Group to develop the vanadium redox flow batteries. The Riwaq Industrial Development Company will also join the JV, SABIC said in a statement. The new factory is expected to be in production in 2021. Battery storage is attracting a wave of international investment as demand increases to store the energy being produced by new renewable projects worldwide. Investing in such renewables projects is also a cornerstone of Saudi Arabias energy reform plans as it weans itself off reliance on oil revenues. The closing marks a milestone for Saudi Arabia in its quest to localize manufacturing for technologies in emerging industries, said Fuad Mosa, CEO of Nusaned Investment The new company will produce energy storage systems for use alongside utility-scale renewables projects, telecom towers, mining sites, remote cities and off-grid locations, SABIC said. Saudi Arabia is aiming to install 57.5 GW of renewable capacity by 2030, spurring demand for new battery storage capacity in the Kingdom. The project will be developed in Dammam 3rd Industrial City and will have an annual production capacity of 3 GWh making it among the biggest Flow Battery production facilities worldwide. Nusaned Investment is an investment company based in Riyadh with a mandate to increase local content in the Kingdom.

  • Self-driving vehicles get in on the delivery scene amid Covid-19

    Self-driving cars, trucks, sidewalk robots and shuttles are rolling out of the labs and parking garages and onto American streets to help deliver groceries, meals, and medical supplies. Although self-driving car companies have paused on-road testing in the US, as it is not considered an essential business, pivoting to deliveries allows them back on the road to gather more data. Since mid-April, the cars of General Motors Co'sself-driving unit Cruise have flashed a "SF Covid-19 Response" sign on their windshields as they deliver food from SF-Marin Food Bank and SF New Deal to seniors in need. Each car has two safety drivers; one wears a mask and gloves to drop bags off at the door. "We're not making a fundamental pivot away from ride-sharing," said Rob Grant, vice president of government affairs at Cruise. "What I do see is this pandemic really showing where self-driving vehicles can be of use in the future. That includes in contactless delivery like we're doing here." Toyota-backed Pony.ai said its cars are back on the street in California after a pause. Now they are delivering groceries in Irvine from local e-commerce platform Yamibuy and work with the City of Fremont to deliver meals to a local emergency shelter program. Meanwhile, in early April Softbank-backed Nuro became the second company in California to receive a permit to operate a driverless vehicle on public roads. Co-founder Dave Ferguson said Nuro was putting its latest R2 vehicles to work delivering medical supplies to a temporary COVID-19 hospital in Sacramento and a temporary medical facility in San Mateo County. None of the those three companies are making any money from their deliveries, but are gaining experience and data on delivery operations, several operators said. Beep, an autonomous shuttle service provider, said in early April that it was partnering with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and shuttle maker Navya to transport Covid-19 tests at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Self-driving truck company TuSimple, in which United Parcel Service Inc has invested, has kept its 40 autonomous trucks on the road for paying customers, but is offering a free service for food banks in Texas and Arizona, according to its chief product officer, Chuck Price. And on Wednesday, Russian tech giant Yandex, which has a self-driving car team, said the pandemic helped speed up the signing of its first commercial contract with the city of Skolkovo, a tech hub, to help deliver mail and small packages using its sidewalk robot, Yandex.Rover.

  • Taiwan textile makers respond to need for protective gear amid COVID-19

    Several companies in Taiwan's textile sector have been modifying their production lines and ramping up output to help meet the soaring demand for surgical masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Among the companies that have stepped up to the challenge is a "national team" of six manufacturers, which are producing protective hospital gowns that have P3 particulate filters. Leading the team is Makalot Industrial, a top Taiwanese manufacturer that normally supplies textiles to global clothing brands but has moved quickly into the production of special protective gowns for people on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. Makalot Industrial Chairman Chou Li-ping said the company had the advantage of research and development conducted 17 years ago when the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic hit Taiwan. At that time, he said, Taiwan was importing most of its protective hospital gowns, and the government began encouraging domestic manufacture of PPE. Against that backdrop, Makalot Industrial filed an application in 2003 for license to manufacture protective gowns, a product it had never made before, Chou said. The company's research team came up with a design, which it patented three months later, according to Liao Pai-jung, a project manager at Makalot Industrial's innovation center. The company was about to present its research and development results when the World Health Organization declared that the SARS outbreak had been contained, and Taiwan was removed from the list of affected areas on July 5, 2003, Liao said. This time around, with the outbreak of COVID-19, Makalot Industrial decided to lead a "national team" to domestically produce protective and isolation gowns, according to Chou, who noted that the disease, which is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was first detected in China late last year. Makalot Industrial made that decision within minutes of receiving a phone call from the Ministry of Economic Affairs on the matter, Chou said. The company is now on schedule to domestically produce 100,000 protective gowns by late April and is aiming to manufacture another 220,000 at its factory in Vietnam, he said. Makalot Industrial also plans to set up a production line in Chiayi in southern Taiwan, which will manufacture 10,000 gowns per month initially and gradually increase its monthly output to 50,000, Chou said. In the critical battle against COVID-19, Makalot Industrial, Eclat Textile and four other manufacturers on the "national team" have been contracted by the government to deliver 1.1 million isolation and protective hospital gowns by April. Meanwhile, Kang Na Hsiung Enterprise, a manufacturer of hygiene products and synthetic textiles, has revived its production lines for meltblown nonwovens -- the main raw material used to make surgical masks -- which had been mothballed for at least five years. Since the Taiwan government took the step of requisitioning all domestically produced surgical masks, Kang Na Hsiung Enterprise said, it has ramped up its daily production of meltblown nonwovens to 2.4 tonnes, which can make more than 3 million face masks. With the ready response of manufacturers to increasing demand for PPE during the COVID-19 epidemic, Taiwan's textile industry is seeing a strong revival after its decline in recent years due to an exodus of companies, according to Justin Huang, secretary-general of Taiwan Textile Federation.

  • Santan opens opportunity for AirAsia employees to deliver food

    Food and beverage business Santan, AirAsias in-flight menu brand,has opened anopportunity for AirAsiaemployees whose jobs have been affected by the pandemic outbreakto become delivery riders and and actively deliverSantan food. Santangeneral manager Catherine Goh said to date, over 50 AirAsia Allstars, whoinclude cabin crew, pilots, ground service agents as well as those in day-to-day jobs, have signed up for the opportunity in this current 'new normal' condition. "In these unprecedented times, we believe that we should remain stronger than ever to brave through this storm of uncertainty. The Santan team has worked tirelessly to ensure that the familiar taste of Pak Nasser Nasi Lemak and other crowd favourites are available to everyone throughout this period.

  • Santan opens opportunity for AirAsia employees to deliver food

    Food and beverage business Santan, AirAsias in-flight menu brand,has opened anopportunity for AirAsiaemployees whose jobs have been affected by the pandemic outbreakto become delivery riders and and actively deliverSantan food. Santangeneral manager Catherine Goh said to date, over 50 AirAsia Allstars, whoinclude cabin crew, pilots, ground service agents as well as those in day-to-day jobs, have signed up for the opportunity in this current 'new normal' condition. "In these unprecedented times, we believe that we should remain stronger than ever to brave through this storm of uncertainty. The Santan team has worked tirelessly to ensure that the familiar taste of Pak Nasser Nasi Lemak and other crowd favourites are available to everyone throughout this period.

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  • Taiwan biomed company donates COVID-19 detection kits to Malaysia

    Taiwans Geneaid Biomed recently donated a shipment of COVID-19 detection kits to the Ministry of Health of Malaysia. The GeneAid Biomed COVID-19 RT-PCR kit is for in vitro diagnostic test. It is a one-step real time RT-PCR for detection of COVID-19 corona virus in human nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab or sputum specimens. The ongoing outbreak of the recently emerged novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses a challenge for public health laboratories as virus isolates are unavailable. According to Geneaid Biomed, the closest RNA sequence similarity is to two bat coronaviruses, and it appears likely that bats are the primary source. Geneaid (established in 2002) is a leading manufacturer of DNA/RNA purification products including plasmid kits, DNA extraction kits, RNA kits, virus DNA RNA kits, gel extraction kits, PCR cleanup kits, cloning kits, magnetic bead genomic DNA kits, PCR products, enzymes, protein products, DNA markers as well as high-throughput 96-Well DNA/RNA extraction kits. While serving the needs of the global biotechnology industry for 12 years, Geneaid has expanded its international distribution network to over 50 countries and continues adding to its long list of esteemed business partnerships around the world. In Taiwan, some of the companys partnerships include the CDC (Center for Disease Control), the CIB (Criminal Investigation Bureau), the AVRDC (World Vegetable Center), Academia Sinica and all major university labs.

  • Simplo Tech Group invests in e-bike industry

    The multi-billion Simplo Tech Group (SMP), headquartered in Taiwan, debuted at the 2019 Eurobike show. This battery maker, which is the main supplier for Apple computers, notebooks, tablets and I-phones, presented itself through one of its subsidiaries; Trend Energy Technology Co. Ltd. The e-bike is currently a leading development project in our company. Therefore, we collaborate with a wide variety of companies in the e-bike industry, including brands, app developers, e-bike manufacturers, system manufactures and OEMs, said SMPs high power sales marketing department manager Kevin Chang during a visit to Bike Europe. The relevance of e-bikes for Simplo Group Tech Energy (SMP) is explained by Kevin Chang, we are a specialist in lithium battery development and production, which makes e-bikes a strategic product for us. By sharing know-how, developing more resources and gaining experience, we hope to create more and new product lines. We have seen more and more system suppliers entering the e-bike industry recently which creates a lot of business opportunities for us. We expect to generate more openings with these parties in the market through cooperation on the battery development in the near future.

  • Egypt: SAHARA EXPO 2020

    In the importance of events and their ability to help rebuild societies and connect industries, rebuilding trade and relationships when this pandemic has been overcome. Hence, Egypt: SAHARA Expo are continuing to plan and prepare for the Sahara 2020 exhibition and are working hard to ensure this important platform for the Agricultural community can proceed this year. The event will take place in its due date between13-16 September 2020 at the Egypt International Exhibitions Center (EIEC) in Cairo.however, appreciate the difficulties that Egypt: SAHARA EXPO customers may face in planning and committing during these uncertain times. The health and safety of Egypt: SAHARA EXPO 2020 customers and colleagues is always top priority. As such, Egypt: SAHARA EXPOare following all safety advice and precautions as recommended by the Egypt Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) and closely monitoring the developments of the virus.

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  • QIB rolls out Qatar’s NRGP to support private sector

    Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) yesterday announced the implementation of its COVID-19 National Response Guarantees Program (NRGP), which follows the Emiri decree that supports the economic and financial sectors in Qatar. The Qatari government has allocated guarantees to local banks, amounting to QR3bn, to help mitigate COVID-19 impacts on the countrys private sector. The program will relieve some of the most critical short-term payments that local businesses will struggle with, in the next three months, such as staff salaries and rentals. The program, administrated by Qatar Development Bank, is a 100 percent guaranteed scheme brought to the private sector by the Qatari government to finance staff payroll as per the Wage Protection System registry (WPS) for a period of up to three months, April to June 2020, paid on a monthly pro-rata basis. In addition, the guarantee will cover rental amounts for factories, business outlets, warehouses and labour accommodations for the same period paid on a monthly pro-rata basis. In a statement, QIB Group CEO Bassel Gamal said: At QIB, we have been proactive and fully supportive of the measures implemented by the government, the Qatar Central Bank and Qatar Development Bank to help local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Maintaining business continuity and keeping the local economy afloat is a commitment that both the government and Qatar Islamic Bank have undertaken. The preventative measures put in place to protect public health and stop the spread of the virus are having a significant impact on businesses, making it difficult for companies to meet critical short-term payments. With the National Response Guarantees Program in place, private companies will be able to relieve some of the pressing payments that they will face in the next three months, namely staff payrolls and rents. Companies that are 100 percent privately owned with a valid commercial license that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, except those operating in real estate, construction and contracting industries, are eligible to apply for this program. The company must also be registered with a minimum of 10 percent Qatari national ownership and using QIBs WPS service to process their employees salaries in order to qualify. Each application will be assessed individually and a maximum financing allowance of up to QR2.5m per month, for a period of three months, will be made available per beneficiary company. The financing allowance will be based on the actual amounts of employee salaries and rentals. QIB is offering four different financing options for impacted companies to choose the one that is best suited to their needs. Guarantees will be issued for a period of up to three years to cover the financing of companies for a tenor period of up to two years and grace period of up to 12 months. Actual finance tenor and grace period will be verified and agreed with each company. Qatar Development Bank is administrating the COVID-19 National Response Guarantees Program and has partnered with QIB to deliver it. The financing window will be available for just three months, starting from April 01 and ending on June 30, 2020. Companies can only apply during this period.

  • MITIN Racing Suspension, the specialist in suspension systems

    MITIN Racing Suspension specializes in manufacturing suspension systems for car modification under strict production processes, developing and offering suspension systems for all kinds of vehicles to meet the needs of car owners. In terms of technical resources, the company cooperates with a Spanish technical team in regard to suspension modification and calibration for racing cars, for technical exchanges. In addition, the company obtains technical support for German professional applied materials, as well as a strict production process and technical guidance related to Japanese car modification parts, and real vehicle testing on race tracks, A state-of-the-art damping test machine enables our products to receive a higher rating on the market. MITIN Racing Suspension possesses its own brand in Taiwan. The company also provides OEM services for customs with no minimum order quantity required. MITIN Racing Suspension home:https://www.mitin-suspension.com.tw/?lang=en

  • UAE officially asks to postpone Expo 2020 Dubai

    DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has officially requested to postpone the start of the Expo 2020 Dubai until October next year due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the body that oversees the world fair said on Saturday. Dubai, the glitzy city-state which is part of the UAE, had hoped to attract some 25 million visits to the multi-billion-dollar, six-month event, which was scheduled to launch on Oct 20 this year. The government of the United Arab Emirates has formally requested the postponement of World Expo 2020 Dubai, the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions said in a statement. Following consultations with the BIE, participating countries and key stakeholders, the UAE has proposed 1 October 2021 - 31 March 2022 as the new opening dates of Expo 2020 Dubai. The UAE government also requested approval to continue using Expo 2020 Dubai as the events official name. The BIE said it would hold a virtual meeting on April 21 to discuss options for a change of dates. The request of the UAE government has been sent following in-depth discussions by the Expo 2020 Dubai steering committee with the organiser and the BIE on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, said the statement. A final decision on a change of dates can only be made by a two-thirds majority vote of BIE member states. Dubai, known for hosting hundreds of conferences annually, has already scrapped a string of cultural and entertainment events in recent weeks over the spread of the deadly disease. The United Arab Emirates has announced 1,264 cases of coronavirus, and nine deaths. It has enforced extensive lockdown measures to curb the spread of the disease including an ongoing nighttime curfew.

  • HUARONG PLASTIC MACHINERY CO., LTD.

    Company Name:HUARONG PLASTIC MACHINERY CO., LTD. Business Type:Exporter, Manufacturer, ODM, OEM Year Established:1982 Main Product:Horizontal and Vertical injection molding machine, Automation tools and so on Main Export Market:Algeria, China, India, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates Contact Information Owner:Log in to view details Contact Person:Log in to view details Business Phone Number:Log in to view details Contact Supplier Company Fax Number:+886-6-7951666 Office Address:72351NO.21-6, ZHONGZHOU,CHIN AN VIL., XIGANG DIST., TAINAN CITY 72351, TAIWAN Office Hours:Monday-Friday 8:30-17:30, Company Website:http://www.huarong.com.tw

  • Expo 2020 Dubai to seek one-year postponement

    Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract 11 million visitors to the six-month-long event, which will feature pavilions from 192 countries. Expo 2020 Dubai will explore the possibility of postponing the event by one year in order to allow the world recover from coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced today. In a statement issued today, Expo 2020 said the BIE will now work with its member states and Expo 2020 Dubai organisers to establish a change in dates. A final decision on postponement can only be made by the BIEs executive committee and the General Assembly, the statement said, adding a two-thirds majority vote from member states of the organisation is required. The global situation is fast moving, and remains unpredictable, Reem Al Hashemy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai. Over the last several weeks, we have been consulting with key UAE and international stakeholders to review the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on our plans and preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai. She said many of the countries due to participate in Expo 2020 have been significantly impacted by Covid-19, and have sought a delay to the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai by one year, to enable them to overcome this challenge. The UAE and Expo 2020 Dubai have listened. And in the spirit of solidarity and unity, we supported the proposal to explore a one year postponement at todays steering committee meeting," she said. Al Hashemy said Expo 2020 will follow due BIE processes on making the decision to delay. Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, Secretary General of BIE, welcomed Expo 2020 organiser's decision. "The UAEs decision to support a one year postponement demonstrates pragmatism, openness, and commitment to delivering an Expo that lives up to our shared ambition, he said. We retain full confidence in the UAEs ability to host a World Expo that inspires and delights millions, when the time is right."

  • Expo 2020 Dubai to seek one-year postponement

    Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract 11 million visitors to the six-month-long event, which will feature pavilions from 192 countries. Expo 2020 Dubai will explore the possibility of postponing the event by one year in order to allow the world recover from coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced today. In a statement issued today, Expo 2020 said the BIE will now work with its member states and Expo 2020 Dubai organisers to establish a change in dates. A final decision on postponement can only be made by the BIEs executive committee and the General Assembly, the statement said, adding a two-thirds majority vote from member states of the organisation is required. The global situation is fast moving, and remains unpredictable, Reem Al Hashemy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai. Over the last several weeks, we have been consulting with key UAE and international stakeholders to review the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on our plans and preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai. She said many of the countries due to participate in Expo 2020 have been significantly impacted by Covid-19, and have sought a delay to the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai by one year, to enable them to overcome this challenge. The UAE and Expo 2020 Dubai have listened. And in the spirit of solidarity and unity, we supported the proposal to explore a one year postponement at todays steering committee meeting," she said. Al Hashemy said Expo 2020 will follow due BIE processes on making the decision to delay. Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, Secretary General of BIE, welcomed Expo 2020 organiser's decision. "The UAEs decision to support a one year postponement demonstrates pragmatism, openness, and commitment to delivering an Expo that lives up to our shared ambition, he said. We retain full confidence in the UAEs ability to host a World Expo that inspires and delights millions, when the time is right."

  • HOLTEK launches new BS83B04L ultra-low power I/O touch MCU

    Holtek has recently announced the release of a new generation ultra-low power I/O Touch Flash MCU, the BS83B04L. The ultra-low power device has a single touch key standby current of less than 150nA at a voltage of 3V/25℃, making it ideal for battery powered or low power consumption applications, such as smart cards, smart wristbands and electronic door locks. The device supports 4 touch keys and has an operating voltage of 1.8V~5.5V which can meet the requirements of a large range of electronic products with different operating voltages. The device contains a 2K16 Flash Program Memory, 1288 Data Memory, 328 True EEPROM and an I2C interface. It is supplied in 8-pin SOP, 10-pin MSOP and 10-pin DFN (330.75mm) package types which can meet a range of different packaging requirements. Holtek also fully supports the device with a comprehensive suite of hardware and software development tools. The supporting software includes a touch key function library which enables designers to develop their products more rapidly by eliminating the need to write code for the touch key functions. The hardware development tool is known as the e-Link which works together with an OCDS evaluation MCU to provide users with an actual MCU device with which emulation and debug can be implemented, thus reducing significantly the development to market time.

  • Mask production ramping up with new equipment

    Taiwan is ramping up production of surgical masks using newly acquired equipment with a goal of 10 million per day by next week as domestic demand surges amid the COVID-19 epidemic, Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin said. With delivery of the machines, 60 new production lines have been opened at manufacturing plants across Taiwan, although some of the equipment still needs fine tuning, Shen said. Taiwans daily output of masks is expected to reach 9.2 million on average this week and when the production lines reach full capacity next week, it will be 10 million per day, he said. The Ministry of Economic Affairs said that US$2.99 million would be spent to set up another 32 production lines to help meet demand. The equipment for those 32 lines is expected to be delivered by the end of March, Chen said. Taiwan has enough raw materials to produce up to 15 million masks per day until the end of June, the ministry said. Meanwhile, President Tsai Ing-wen recently visited a Yi Ting Non-Woven Co mask manufacturing plant in Taoyuan and thanked everyone involved in the efforts to contain COVID-19. The company is one of several contracted by the government to help ramp up mask production. The factory has four machines churning out roughly 400,000 masks per day, Yi Ting said. Its daily output is expected to rise to 600,000 when it adds two more machines to its production lines, the company said.

  • Taiwan pavilion for African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

    TAITRA will lead six Taiwanese enterprises to African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, to be held on May 12-14, 2020. This year marks TAITRAs first participation. A wide range of products will be found at the Taiwan Pavilion: Solar power system, Solar Module, BIPV, Solar Module Roofing, Solar Charge Controller, Power Supply and Power Control System. South Africa is among the world's top 10 hard coal producer and exporter. More than 75% of the electricity produced in the country is derived from coal. A switch to more green energy comes as South Africa faces pressure to meet emissions-reduction targets. The enactment of government policy and the decrease in green energy costs both point to develop the renewable energy industry. In response to green energy development opportunities, Taiwanese companies have created unparalleled renewable energy solutions by taking a research and development-focused approach. This has been successful as the country now reigns as the worlds second-biggest photovoltaic cell producer. The innovation has made it possible for the production of very light panels for rooftop photovoltaic systems and photovoltaic curtain walls that are environmentally friendly and highly efficient. Each year, TAITRA organizes trade missions to visit various expo and cities in Africa to promote the representative industries of Taiwan, which include automobile parts, hardware, flat panel display, sports equipment, and medical equipment. Beyond providing local enterprises with the unique opportunity to meet with Taiwanese companies in person to explore possible business cooperation, all of the events also serve as a great occasion to establish closer trade relations between Taiwan and 54 countries in Africa. African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa is a big success, attracting more than 360 exhibitors from 70 countries and showcasing some of the most advanced products and technologies throughout the 3-day event.

  • Virus Outbreak: Taiwan to become world No. 2 in mask production

    Due to added production lines, the nation is poised to become second in the world in terms of mask production, Premier Su Tseng-chang said. Su made the remarks while inspecting mask manufacturing facilities at Nonwoven Converting Machinery Co in New Taipei City in February. Thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the nation is set to finish adding 60 mask production lines to its current production capacity in March, Su said. The nation would be able to produce about 10 million masks per day, he said. Disease prevention is a joint effort, Su said, thanking the company and the Taiwan Machine Tool and Accessory Builders Association for helping to boost mask production amid an outbreak of COVID-19 in China. He also thanked pharmacists for cooperating with the governments mask rationing policy and for maintaining order when people line up to buy masks, as well as postal workers for delivering masks to every corner of the nation. All of these efforts have enabled prices to be capped at an affordable NT$5 (US$0.165) per mask and kept the number of confirmed cases low, compared with neighboring countries, Su said, adding that the nations tenacity has shone through under such harsh conditions.

  • Never stop pursuing innovation in 27 years!

    One of the leading plastic packaging manufacturers in Taiwan, GREEN PACK is intent on keeping customers products safe in the logistics process with significant packaging technology and all the innovative research is based on environmental protection 3R concept: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It has been a company that delivers not only quality product experience from start to finish with innovative design and solutions coupled with timely deliveries. To ensure that all customers receive consistently high-quality products and services, the company introduced the ISO 9001 management system in 2008 and later obtained a new version of ISO 9001: 2015 certification. Its products include bakery trays, food containers, high tensile film packaging of G-boxes series, and customized packaging design, etc. Among them, the leak-proof microwaveable container solves the problem of take-out for many restaurants and that have been patented in some countries. The company has been exporting its products to the catering industry in the United States, Australia, China, Malaysia, and several other countries since 2010. In the near future, food contact material compliance is an essential part of a risk management system in the food industry. Monitoring and testing packaging material become a very important issue. Green pack provide SGS certification of packaging material for every batch products. They determine to be a part of the food safety chain in the world. http://www.g-pack.com.tw/TC/home.html https://gp.en.taiwantrade.com/ Contact person: Ms. Rita Cai ([email protected])

  • One-stop partner in electronics

    Founded in 1979, Sheng Yeong Products Co., Ltd. specializes in supplying and distributing all kinds of electronics components to a worldwide client base from design concept to finished products that satisfy their niche markets. As a professional business partner, Sheng Yeong not only provides components, but also manufacture customized parts and products that meet each clients particular requirement in every step. Sheng Yeong houses three main vertically integrated departments: Electronics Components: Distribute and offer a wide array of passive, active components and telecom parts which includes, accessories, SMD capacitors/resistors, connector, RF connectors, SIM card connectors, cable assembly, crystals, diodes, transistors, fuses, fuse holders, buzzers, PTC/NTC thermistors, transistor, varistors, transformers, ICs, relays, receivers, LEDs, mics, hinges, line cords, wires, coils, switches, keypads, conductive rubbers, buzzer, heat sinks, GSM/CDMA antennas, TNC cables, IC sockets, terminals, terminal block, pin headers, filters, chokes, inductors, adaptor, switch key locks/cam lock, potentiometers, regulators, LCD glass/module, SATA, USB cables, hardware parts and the customized accessories/products. Plastic housing development and plastic injection service also provided for OEM/ODM business. Follows given sample to develop, to design and to the mass production. PCB Volume Production: A one-stop solution for all PCB-related needs. Double-sided, rigid-flex and multilayered PCBs- available with up to 28 layers. Constructed with materials sourced from the US and Taiwan, as well as highly compact copper circuits that maintains both durability and high performance. All manufacturing equipment are from the US, Germany, and Japan. Regular updating of technology ensures high-quality PCBs that comply with RoHS Directive. Send Gerber files for quotations within 24hours. PCB Assembly Manufacturing: Providing turnkey EMS solutions for consumer electronics, security systems, networking production and telecom devices. A trustworthy, reliable supply chain partner, Sheng Yeong offers comprehensive and integrated design and manufacturing service that are vertically integrated with the Electronic Components department to optimize customers operations and time to market, from concept to initial products design and volume production. OEM and ODM of all kinds of applications for a wide variety of industries. Sheng Yeong homepage: http://www.sytml.com

  • Taipei Cycle Show: 25% more floor space for 2020

    Against a backdrop of increased bicycle goods exports and increased demand from exhibitors, Taipei Cycle Show is set to grow again this year, with 25% more floor space, an Italian pavilion and an e-bike and motor area that has more than doubled on previous years. Acting as a gateway to the Asia-Pacific markets, Taipei Cycle Show 2020 is a key show for suppliers to both the aftermarket and OEM. It is pitched as a must-attend event in the global trade show calendar, where the whole industry gets together and does business. This year, the show will host a dedicated section for accessories and components, giving even more companies a stage from which to promote their products to an international audience via approximately 3,800 booths and 1,200 exhibitors. The show is attended by the worlds leading brand owners, specialist media as well as distributors and an increasing number of retailers, according to the organisers, seeking to buy direct from source; all flock to the halls visiting brands and manufacturers from Taiwan and across the globe with pavilions dedicated to visiting exhibitors from key markets including Europe, Japan and Korea. E-bike exports up 140% Having witnessed an export growth of 131% in the first three quarters of 2019, the Taiwanese e-bike industry will, of course, be well represented; giving visitors the opportunity to source and network in a rapidly-growing sector. The 2020 e-bike and motor system pavilion will be double the size than previous years and will include brands such as Bafang, Shimano and FSA. The brands co-founder Douglas Chiang said: At this years Eurobike we launched our own FSA System that combines a rear hub motor with a compact battery, resulting in lightweight e-road bikes that look like conventional models. We offer alloy and carbon cranks and chain guides for models with mid-motors from various suppliers. The latest developments we are working on include hollow alloy cranks that combine low weight with attractive looks. Exhibitor Nuvo, HQd in Taiwans Changhua County, has seen sales of dedicated e-bike parts such as battery and motor covers grow quickly. The company is also finding success with durable kickstands that can support heavier e-bikes and cargo bikes. Taiwaneese e-bike exports are also thriving, with an increase of 139.32% on 2018s figures, according to Customs and Excise Department, Ministry of Finance. World exhibitors A growth area for the Taipei Cycle Show has been through major international brand exhibitors including: ABUS, CatEye, Continental, Dahon, DT Swiss, FSA, Goodyear, Hayes, Michelin, Miranda, Saris Cycling Group, Shimano, SRAM, Wahoo Fitness and WTB. The Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry will also be there alongside Selle Italia, Selle Royal SPA, Schwalbe and Polisport. The pavilion dedicated to Italian exhibitors will host brands such as Basso Bikes, Bottecchia, and new for this year Italian manufacturing company Polini. Taipei Cycle Show 2020 will run 4-7 March.

  • Eaton to help firms cope with Taiwan renewable energy requirements

    Eaton will help manufacturers in Taiwan to cope with the compulsory use of renewable energy as dictated by law, according to the company's Taiwan country manager Howard Kung. Taiwan's Renewable Energy Development Act requires large power-consuming factories to set up own-use renewable energy generating facilities or purchase green power from outside. Pursuant to the act, large power-consuming factories should have 10% of contract capacities for their power demand signed with state-run Taiwan Power Company rely on self-generated renewable energy or purchased green power. Eaton will provide power management solutions to capitalize cost incurred, enhance information security and provide flexibility in power use, Kung said. UPS and energy storage systems are two separate systems at present, but can be integrated to reduce total cost, Kung noted. Eaton saw 2019 sales in Taiwan grow 50% on year, Kung indicated. Eaton's factory in Taiwan is one of its four factories around the world that focus on production of large-size and high-end products, Kung said. In Taiwan, Eaton is currently the largest procurer of lithium and acid batteries and gives priority to local suppliers.

  • High-pressure oil-free air compressors for PET bottles

    Hsing Yow Co., Ltd. is a whole system solutions provider specializing in high-pressure oil-free air compressors for PET bottles. High-quality, energy-saving, environmentally friendly In addition to whole system solutions, Hsing Yow also provides the related equipment including refrigerant dryers, air receivers, and precision filters to enable complete factory solutions. Fast reaction in an ever-changing market With 20 years of experience in the air compressor field, Hsing Yow supplies air compressor solutions globally and has set up offices in Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand to better serve the fast-emerging Southeast Asia markets. Creating win-win partnerships As a long-term partner of air compressor maker FUSHENG, over the years Hsing Yow has been recognized as a top service provider of excellent performance and a champion of Taichung region. Hsing Yow Co., Ltd. was founded in year 2000. HSING YOW Co., Ltd. No. 29, Sec. 2, Tanfu Rd., Tanzi Dist., Taichung City 42753, Taiwan Phone: +886-4-25312146 Fax: +886-4-25352734 Email: [email protected] Website:www.hsingyow.com.tw;https://hsingyow.en.taiwantrade.com Source: Hsing Yow Co., Ltd. Nina Lin ([email protected])

  • Hussaini Hanging Bridge (Pakistan)

    The Hussaini Hanging Bridge is considered to be the most dangerous bridge in the world. You don't need to stare long and hard at this photo to see why. This rope bridge crosses over the Borit Lake in the Upper Hunza. The bridge is poorly maintained and shakes viciously when you walk across it. If you take a wrong step, you'll end up flying into the Hunza River below. Nonetheless, brave (or foolish) hikers like to test their bravery by crossing the bridge when they visit.

  • Taiwan at forefront of e-bike boom

    Taiwan has the potential to break new ground in the electric bicycle industry, according to a report by CNA. After reaching the peak of the global electric bicycle industry in 2015, the famous "e-bike kingdom" of Taiwan was hit by the rise of the sharing economy and began freewheeling downhill. That is, until last year, when sales of electric bikes quickly pedaled upwards. This reversal was not only due to new trends in sports vehiclese-bikes have also eaten into the scooter market. This popularity, manifested through quantity reduction and price increase trends, has caused the overall bicycle industry's value to rebound. Bicycles are increasingly becoming electrified, with innovations in drive systems, battery technology, and wireless connectivity. These all bring new opportunities to Taiwanese manufacturers in the IT supply chain, according to CNA. Among next-generation industry trends, Taiwan's industry chain boasts highly flexible RD and manufacturing advantages. It is expected that blue oceans (unexplored new market areas) will be created through digital transformation. Wu I-Hsueh, senior commissioner of the Exhibition Business Office of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), said that it is almost impossible for any medium- to high-end bicycle not to contain Taiwan-manufactured components. There are more than 800 registered companies in bicycle-related industries in Taiwan, including frame, chain, and light manufacturers. Among these, KMC Chain Industrial dominates the global bike chain market with a share of more than 80 percent. Wu added that Taiwanese manufacturers demonstrate flexible productivity and are strong collaborators. At present, the most important need in the industry chain is to improve RD and design capabilities and add value as the current wave of e-bikes is upgraded from generation to generation. Traditional bicycles must screen out old ways of thinking and use the strengths of Taiwan's IT industry to give the industry a head start, he went on to say. In contrast to the global consumer markets drive towards small-scale and customized production models, Taiwans traditional bicycle manufacturing process is still highly dependent on technical manpower and faces problems such as mechanical faults and insufficient labor, according to the report. In order to accelerate the industrys transformation, the Bicycle AI Digital Transformation Alliance was officially established early October under the endorsement of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Industrial Development Bureau along with the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute, China Times reported. According to statistics from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the output value of electric bikes broke a new record of over NT$10 billion (US$329 million) in 2018, an increase of 50.2% from the previous year. The Bicycle and Health Technology Industry Research and Development Center stated that Taiwan is trusted by the European market for its high-quality products, and the EU's anti-dumping duties on China are also beneficial to Taiwanese manufacturers. As the US-China trade war heats up, bicycle giants Giant and Merida will return orders to Taiwan for production, Liberty Times reported.

  • A laser cutter and engraver that fits on your desk

    Beamo is a powerful and robust CO2 laser cutter and engraver that is packed with features normally found in industrial equipment, but Beamo has bundled these features into a manageable size that fits on your desk. The wait is nearly over for Beamo it became available for pre-order this week. Taking on Glowforge and Dremel, Beamo offers a serious competitive advantage. The company behind Beamo, FLUX, got their start back in 2014 with a very successful Kickstarter for the FLUX Delta 3D printer that shipped to 64 countries. The FLUX Delta 3D was shortly followed by the Beambox, and now the Beamo. Starting this week, the Beamo launches for pre-order for $799, at nearly half the price it will cost at retail. Using the Beamo is extraordinarily simple. Setup is supposed to take a mere 10 minutes and then with detailed tutorials, you have all the hand holding you could need to get through the already streamlined-for-ease process. Draw your image. Take a picture and upload it. Drag it to position and print. The HD camera that is built into Beamo provides an augmented reality preview of the item you are engraving with your image overlayed on it. Beamo uses a 30W laser that is thinner than a human hair and can engrave to a 0.05mm layer depth at 1000 DPI resolution. Its Wi-fi connected with an easy to navigate interface and simple to use design tools that make it exceptionally unintimidating to even a novice. It is also compatible with JPG / PNG / SVG / DXF files. If you want a more chill mobile approach, the BeamCam app provides a simple and direct experience to do all the basics like edit texts and vector files, modify bitmap images, align, distribute objects, and plenty more. Made to fit comfortably in a home office or even a classroom environment, Beamo weighs less than 50lbs and is about 24 x 17 x 7 inches. That makes it a very portable option. It is also incredibly versatile for its size. Here are some of the materials you can use it on: wood, leather, cardboard, acrylic, fabric, stainless steel, anode metal, glass, cement, and more. Another thing that makes the Beamo a standout is that it offers modular capabilities like the add-on rotary printing option and autofocus, which allows it to adjust to the thickness of the material and cut deeper with multiple passes. You also have the option to use a semiconductor/diode in order to get better results with specific materials. Internal cooling acts as an efficient and reliable temperature control. Its also worth noting that Beamo is safe around kids as it has an autopause if the lid is lifted, as well as a one switch shut down if needed.

  • Ørsted Issues Green Senior Bonds in Taiwan

    Ørsted has issued green senior bonds in Taiwan for the purpose of raising green financing for its investments in the local offshore wind sector. Ørsted has completed the pricing of new unsecured green senior bonds of nominal TWD 12 billion (circa EUR 342.6 million) in total comprising a 7-year TWD 4 billion fixed-rate tranche and a 15-year TWD 8 billion fixed rate tranche. Both tranches have settlement on 19 November, the company said. We are very pleased with the completion of this historic transaction which is an important step in the financing of the Changhua 1 2a project. We are proud to help develop the local financial market with respect to green financing and this underlines our commitment to Ørsteds activities in Taiwan, said Ørsted CFO Marianne Wiinholt. The transaction marks the first-ever green TWD bond to be issued by a foreign corporation in Taiwan, Ørsted said. BNP Paribas and Bank of Taiwan are the mandated lead arrangers alongside Deutsche Bank and CTBC as arrangers on the transaction.

  • Auto Strong demonstrates globally competitive R&D capabilities

    Auto Strongs hydraulic chuck production and sales have achieved a leading position in the cross-strait market. In order to meet the full range of market demand, in recent years, the company has developed various hydraulic chucks and pneumatic chucks, such as super large, long stroke, super large aperture, hollow ultra-short, anti-chip waterproof. Product richness and cost-effectiveness lead other peers, while highlighting the companys strength as a professional international company, and whether it is general-purpose, professional and customized products, has excellent and fast supply capabilities. It is worth mentioning that after strengthening the market in Taiwan and China, Auto Strong will expand to ASEAN and Europe and the US market this year. It will actively participate in key international countries such as Southeast Asia and Europe EMO, Chicago IMTS and other international machine tools exhibitions. This way, it demonstrates their determination to build on Taiwan and move toward the worlds largest plant. In order to highlight the high-end and exquisite image of hydraulic chucks, oil cylinders, etc., Auto Strong also let the outside world know that they plan to expand the international market. They have participated in the TMTOS in March and the CIMT in April. During the exhibition, they specially arranged the exhibition hall like an international airport terminal, and gave it the meaning of high technology, wisdom and environmental protection. This symbolizes that Auto Strong will take off to the world and expand to overseas markets. The overall visual shape is amazing, attracting many buyers at home and abroad to visit and purchase. Auto Strong has continued to invest in research and development. In recent years, it has developed a variety of rear pull hydraulic chucks such as 6 inches, 8 inches and 10 inches, and another 12 inches product will be available soon. The companys production will constitute the industrys most complete product line, which can fully meet the needs of steam locomotive parts and components manufacturers for the processing of special-shaped forgings and castings, thereby adding new momentum to future operational growth.

  • Taiwan Biotech Co., Taiwan’s Leading Pharmaceutical Brand with 7 Decades’ Experience

    Established in 1945, Taiwan Biotech is the first local pharmaceutical company in Taiwan. The company has devoted over 70 years to develop and supply the superior generic drugs with an affordable and total resolution for the patients healthcare concern. The company offers a wide product range of therapeutic categories focus on cardiovascular, CNS, diabetic, respiratory and eye care drugs. With the complete production capability in almost every dosage form you could think of like oral dosages form, blow-fill-seal injections, SVP, LVP, eye drops, TDDS patch, creams and ointments. The quality system meets the up-to-date regulation and has been audited by the overseas health authorities from USA, Japan, South Korea and Belarus. It will be the companys steady goal to continually dedicate to provide the innovative and safe pharmaceuticals to enable the patients a better life. The company provides OEM and customized ODM services for several pharmaceutical companies in Japan and USA and is also expanding business in ASEAN countries. Contact Info: Email:[email protected] Website:http://bit.ly/33qcg2s

  • Your Best Choice – APEXBIO

    As the pioneer in biosensing technology, APEXBIO established in the Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park since December 1997, and successfully became the first IPO listed biotechnology company in 2000. APEXBIO is recognized by international and regional publications as one of the top medical device company in Taiwan. The main products are sold over 80 countries worldwide, solidifying our position as a leading provider of biosensor-based blood glucose monitoring systems for home care medical device for chronic disease patients to maintain and control their health or professional use in hospital and laboratory. APEXBIO was founded to develop into a full range of IVD company and is actively engaged in the research, development, manufacture and sales worldwide. At beginning using biosensor technology to develop a self-testing handheld blood glucose monitoring systems, uric acid, hemoglobin, cholesterol, lactate, HbA1c, ketone, coagulation and multifunctional self-testing systems. Our Products have been approved by CE, FDA, TFDA, CFDA, PDMC, and our manufacturing facilities also have been notified by Taiwan GMP, ISO 9001 13485, FDA, and CMDCAS. To satisfy the demand of consumer, we have long-term cooperation with OEM/ODM/OBM customers. Also, alliance with vendors and customers to strengthen the partnership. APEXBIO is dedicated to become a leading IVD company and a total solution provider in healthcare industry. 4 in 1 HANDHELD MONITORING SYSTEM MultiSure GCTU Monitoring System is a portable biosensor-based device for use at home or in a professional setting to conveniently measure the four important markers of metabolism all in one pocket-sized instrument. Blood Glucose, Cholesterol Triglycerides Uric Acid MultiSure GCTU Monitoring System features a large backlit LCD screen designed for easy reading and requires very little blood sample as compared to standard laboratory testing. The wireless Bluetooth feature enables testing results to transmit seamlessly into a smart device for cloud storage, analysis, and record keeping. Test strips are individually packaged to minimize contamination and ensure optimal performance with every test. MultiSure GCTU Monitoring System is one of its kind device designed with accuracy and ease of use in mind. Upcoming Events: MEDICA 2019, DESSELDORF, GERMANY, NOV 18-21, BOOTH # 3D28 Contact Info: Email:[email protected] Website:http://bit.ly/34JMeHJ

  • Mobiletron Expands Manufacturing Base in Taiwan with Taichung Factory

    The Taiwanese automotive parts manufacturer has invested US$48 million for a new factory in Taichung to be finished in 2020 Mobiletron has reportedly invested NT$1.5 billion (US$48.6 million) into the construction of a new plant in Taichung, Taiwan which is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Currently about 60 percent of Mobiletrons manufacturing in Asia is based in Taiwan, with the other 40 percent in Ningbo, China. After the new facility begins operations, 80 percent of output will be based in Taiwan, versus 20 percent in China, reports Digitimes. According to Chairman Kim Tsai, over the past five years, Mobiletrons business has increased its focus on innovative technologies like energy storage and battery management systems. The company is also developing products to integrate automotive vehicles with the Internet of Things, and improve overall vehicle safety. In 2018, consolidated revenue for the company has so far surpassed NT$2 billion. Third quarter revenues in 2018 for the company totaled NT$656.6 million, with a net profit of NT$49.4 million. According to Digitimes, 48.7 percent of the companys recent revenue was from the United States, making North America the companys largest overseas market. The company also has facilities in the U.K., and partner business facilities in the U.S., according to the company website. Contact Info: Email:[email protected] Website:http://bit.ly/2qSzgc0 Source: Taiwan News

  • Hu Lane Associate Inc. Explores Taiwanese and Vietnamese Investments to Avoid Trade War Fallout

    Hu Lane Associate Inc. has been actively developing new products to mitigate the impact of the decline of Chinas automotive industry. New products, such as the PCB fuse box and the high-speed, high-frequency connector will see fruition by the first half of 2020. Additionally, connectors for electric car headlights will have the opportunity to enter the Volkswagen supply chain and results expected in 2020. To reduce the impact of the Chinese automotive recession, Chairman Zhang Zixiong stated that the proportion in the European and American markets is over 10%, which is the same as that of the Taiwanese market. The market has been actively decentralized and operational performance has improved. Zhang states that the current progress in the European automotive market is faster, and has already cooperated with international manufacturers of electric car headlight connectors. Volkswagen will be launching a budget electric car available for the global market in 2022. The market for electric cars is expected to steadily increase with sales of electric cars predicted to be between 2 and 3% of total sales next year. Other new products such as PCB fuse boxes, high-speed high-frequency connectors, high-current high-voltage connectors are all under development. These technologies are used in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and blindspot detection devices. Hu Lane Associate Inc. is focusing RD efforts on intelligent vehicle technology. Expect to see results by the first half of next year. As for the Taiwanese market, the focus is on developing electric motorcycles. Given that motorcycles are ubiquitous in Indonesia and Vietnam, the demand will continue to grow in the long term. Expansion into the Indonesian and Vietnamese markets is underway with the latter occurring at a faster pace. Contact Info: Email:[email protected] Website:http://bit.ly/2XeUEEk Source: UDN News

  • Aeon counting on electric scooter, ATV to lift sales

    Motorcycle vendor Aeon Motor Co. expects its business in the second half of the year to outperform that in the first half as orders for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) grow and its first electric scooter enters the market this summer. Orders for our ATVs are expected to rise every quarter, thanks to higher demand from US clients, including Polaris Industries Inc and Yamaha Motor Corp USA, a public relations official, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Taipei Times by telephone. Given robust ATV sales this year, Aeon reported a 37.12 percent increase in revenue for the first five months to NT$1.08 billion (US$34.84 million), compared with NT$786.02 million a year earlier. We also expect motorcycle shipments to surpass 100,000 units this year, bolstered by sales of AI-1 electric scooters and gasoline-powered Dory 115 scooters, he said. The AI-1 electric scooter, which is scheduled to enter the market this summer, is a collaboration with Gogoro Inc. and uses Gogoros battery swapping system, the official said. The AI-1s smart dashboard provides riders with audio road guidance, as well as alarms for speed limits and calls, the company said. The official declined to give more details about the AI-1, including its price tag. The prices of similar electric scooters, such as the Yamaha EC-05 and Gogoro S2 series, are close to NT$100,000, according to the companies Web sites. Aeon entered the Chinese market late last year and is planning to produce heavy motorcycles at its Chinese unit this or next quarter, the company said. Source: Taipeitimes.com Rita Chen ([email protected])

  • Latest Travel News: Saudi Arabia's New Tourist Visa Program Open Doors to Leisure Travel & DIY Umrah

    More than just a country for pilgrims, Saudi Arabia has finally opened its doors to tourists. With hopes to diversify the economy away from oil, Saudi Arabia has finally opened its doors to tourists from 49 states to visit one of the worlds most unexplored destinations. During an event in Ad-Diriyah, Chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Heritage, Ahmad Al-Khateeb, announced the launch of a new tourist visa program to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tourists from these 49 states can now obtain their own visa online, on arrival, from embassies and consulates. Travelers can now obtain one-year or multiple-entry visas that allow them to enter the country for up to 90 days. Each visa costs 440 Riyal. Following the launch, Saudi Arabia has also announced that the country will issue fines for 19 offenses related to public decency within the kingdom. These violations include littering, spitting, queue jumping, taking photographs and videos of people without permission and playing music at prayer times. Female tourists will also have to be modestly dressed according to the law. Women can now wear colorful abayas that are loose-fitting. We are opening Saudi Arabia to our guests, we want them to come and we dont want anyone to pre-judge. We want them to come and experience Saudi Arabia and how welcoming is Saudi Arabia. We are very sure they will find a great experience an authentic experience, said Saudi Tourism Chairperson Ahmad Al-Khateeb in an interview with CNBC International TV. With the launch of visas, Saudi Arabia is starting plans on expanding the tourism industry in the kingdom. This includes the partnership with Qiddiya and the Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, one of the biggest regional theme park company in the world, to venture on the first and largest theme park in Saudi Arabia, located just outside Riyadh. The theme park was said to be completed by the beginning of 2023. With partnership plans with industry leaders from the hospitality and entertainment sectors, Al Qiddiya is envisioned to be the biggest entertainment city around the world. Saudi Tourism Chairperson Ahmad Al-Khateeb also said that the kingdom aims to increase the percentage of gross domestic product from 3 percent to 10 percent by 2030. Mastercard-Crescent Rating Halal Travel Frontier 2019 Report leased in January already predicted that the The Umrah and Hajj segment has been ripe for disruption for some time. 2019 will see an accelerated momentum in this direction. The disruption will happen in a number of fronts enabled by technology; disruption of the traditional Umrah operators role, training of pilgrims to perform the rites and helping in the performance of the rites itself. Though the list of eligible countries has not been finalized, the Saudi Government has already announced that the eVisa will be available to citizens of the: Australia, Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brunei, Canada, China (including Hong Jong and Macau), Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco,, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

  • Acer’s Predator Thronos gaming chair wins gold at Computex d&i Awards 2019

    Acer recently announced that it has been honored with seven 2019 Computex di awards in recognition for design excellence, in the categories of Gaming Hardware, Information and Communication Hardware, AR, VR and Content, and IoT categories. Among them, the Predator Thronos has won the Computex di Gold award, and the Smart Parking Meter System has won the Computex di Specialty award. Other award winners include the Predator Triton 900 gaming notebook, the ConceptD 500 high-end desktop, the thin-and-light Swift 7, the Acer OJO 500 Windows Mixed Reality Headset, and the aiSage edge computing device. A total of 222 entries from 90 companies were assessed by a 20-person jury of multi-disciplines, including academia, venture capital, industrial design, media, and more.

  • TAITRA signs business MoU with Kosovo Chamber of Commerce

    Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) President and Chief Executive Walter Yeh on June 20 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chamber of Commerce of Kosovo President Berat Rukiqi that will further improve business cooperation. Kosovo, in the central Balkan Peninsula, gained independence from Serbia in 2008 and has a population of 2 million. Yeh said Kosovo still faces challenges after gaining its independence in 2008, but TAITRA is pleased to cooperate with Kosovo in sectors which Taiwan is well positioned in, such as ICT, auto parts, machinery, chemistry, and textiles. Rukiqi said Kosovos demand for ICT products has been increasing every year. Established in 1962, the Chamber of Commerce of Kosovo has 16,000 members and is one of the most influential business groups in Kosovo, according to TAITRA.

  • Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition 2019

    Industrial automation Increases Quality and Flexibility in Your Manufacturing Process. UNi-CROWN Co., Ltd. is a professional manufacturer, specializing in Oilless Vacuum Pumps and Oilless Air Compressors, DC Air Pumps, Silent Air Compressors. UNi-CROWN is specialized in manufacturing oilless vacuum pumps and air compressors. Featuring the design of oilless and low noise running level, our pumps are being widely used in automatic machinery (electronic industry, packaging industry, Automotive, printing machine, exposure machine). UNi-CROWN provides vacuum system solutions for the automated world, helping thousands of end users and machine producers in robotic gripping, vacuum conveying, Automated pick-and-place, Blister, Ergonomic lifter, Labelling and Decoration machines, Transfer tablet/fragile material, gripping systems, and other manufacturing industries to improve energy efficiency, productivity and working environments. UNi-CROWN offers a variety of gripping systems solutions for both industrial and lightweight robotics. Applications for Vacuum Technology in Robotics like Pick-and-place applications, Loading, and unloading of machines and systems, Palletizing and depalletizing applications, Assembly processes, for example in body shops in the automotive industry, Automated warehouses. Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition 2019 Show Dates: August 14 (Wed.) - August 17 (Sat.), 2019 Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 14F, Hall 2 4F UNi-CROWN Booth: K022, K023

  • Taiwan’s NTHU and iStaging introduce smart 3D panorama reconstruction

    The researchers at College of Electronic Engineering Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU-EECS) collaborated with iStaging Corp. (iStaging), connecting experts from both academic and industry community, and completed the study of Smart 3D Panorama Reconstruction. The study creates immersive experiences in viewing house tours with virtual reality technologies for users at their homes via myriads of panoramic images taken by iStaging. The iStaging indoor panoramic image house tour recorded by a mobile device, more and more real estate agents and platforms around the world, for instance, Yung-Ching Realty, HB Realty, Zillow or Redfin, provide remote house tour services to greatly increase the access rate of the object and speeding up the transaction process. A large number of house buyers or potential tenants can take tours online. However, various similar real estate house tour services have sprung up. Our competitive technology brings users a new experience to explore the online house tour just like the real house visits -- being able to move around in three dimensions. Through the 3D space technology, not only the consumer experience is improved, but the content generation process simplification and cost reduction is a breakthrough for the developers and agents. Therefore, NTHU started to collaborate with iStaging and conducted Smart 3D Panorama Reconstruction research under Digital Economy Project of Department of Engineering and Technologies, MOST. The most eye-catching improvement features that we only need one panoramic image to build an indoor 3D layout leveraging novel machine learning technique. They further merry smart reconstruction with virtual reality to provide user a realistic sense of 3D and visually immersive experience. Current capture solutions depend on expensive Lidar equipment to acquire indoor depth information and massive laboring to complete 3D indoor layout modeling. Their research enables a high-end online house tour experience with a single panoramic image, which implies a considerable cost reduction in human resources and hardware expenses. Furthermore, it sustains scalability to enable penetration through the market, and more importantly, brings the online house tour service into our daily lives. This breakthrough technology can be effectively extended to overseas markets through iStaging's current business network of house agents in more than 50 countries around the world. To fully leverage the power of industrial-standard data provided by iStaging, 2500 pieces of indoor panoramic images are used for training and testing. Comparing to the state-of-the-art, namely LayoutNet, the technology brings an impressive 15% accuracy increase in terms of 2D and 3D IoU. The research has been accepted by the top-tier conference on computer vision and will be officially published in California later this June.

  • Taiwan Expo 2019 in India to Show Smart Living in Taiwan

    As urbanization advances, developing countries are trying to solve city management issues using technology. As a result, developing smart cities is a core policy being promoted by governments. Smart City Mission is an urban renewal and retro-fitting program developed by the Indian government, which aims to develop 100 cities across the country. The estimated project investment is $3 billion dollar by 2022. By providing citizens with a friendly and sustainable environment, potential industrial innovations and economic development are limitless. Taiwan has a robust smart city industry equipped with an entire ICT supply chain, vast experience in research and manufacturing that serves as its foundation, and abundant smart city applications. Taiwan provides its urban residents with a variety of convenient smart living solutions. India Taiwan Expo, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), kicked off on May 16 at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Center in the countrys capital, New Delhi. The three-day-exhibition not only attracted 20,000+ Indian visitors who can further understand Taiwans different culture, and software and hardware industries, but also created a bridge among Indian government agents, buyers and Taiwanese companies. The India Taiwan Expo saw itsIoT Smart LivingPavilion exhibiting 10 Taiwanese companies, including ITRI, PaKing, JS Power, OmniEyes, and more. These companies focus on smart transportation, smart security and safety, and smart home. ITRI demonstrated SWAGO, an electric motor vehicle sharing system, which meets both the local public and government needs. On the one hand, local buyers showed great interest to further discuss cooperation and technique exchange. On the other hand, Indias government is promoting an electric-power vehicle policy to solve air pollution. In this regard, the prime ministers office led the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Investment Department to understand the feasibility of feature application. With large domestic market demand, India has plenty of business opportunities. TAITRA helps Taiwanese companies explore new business opportunities in the global market.

  • Taiwan Green Industry International Media Day 2019

    In order to promote Taiwans green industry to the international market, Ministry of Economic Affairs commissioned TAITRAs international green promotion arm Green Trade Project Office (GTPO) to implement the Green Trade Promotion Program inviting media reporters from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Turkey Germany to Taiwan from May 19 to May 23, 2019. Invited media included German electric car magazine Emobility tec, Turkish trade magazine Anadolu Agency, Indias professional energy magazine, Terra Green Magazine, Thailand green industry media GreenNews Agency, Viet Nam Clean Energy Magazine and Malaysias Asia Success. On May 20thTAITRA held the Taiwan Green Industry International Media Day at 3F in Taipei International Convention Center (TICC). To provide more business opportunities, GTPO also arranged green industry company visits to leading Taiwanese companies from the afternoon of May 19 and continued until May 23. There were nine company visits, including Energy Storage/Energy Saving electronics giants Delta Lite-On, Lithium battery storage Molicel; Energy Creation solar companies United Renewable Energy (URE), Eterbright; Recycling companies included Everclear which produces industrial water treatment technologies, Spring Pool Glass, the largest glass recycling company in Taiwan, Oright which makes organic shampoos including the famous Oright Recoffee products; Environmental Equipment company Ecove which produces power through incineration of wastes. On the competitiveness of Taiwan's green industry, Director Chiu pointed out that because Taiwan's solar energy industry has a complete supply chain and high RD capabilities, with global production ranking second after the merger of three solar companies into United Renewable Energy (URE) last year, the solar supply chain is even more complete. This helps Taiwan's solar industry to be more competitive globally. As the demand for renewable energy and electric vehicles increase, global demand for lithium batteries will continue to expand. The energy storage industry export in Taiwan grew more than 30% last year. Furthermore, after 20 years of hard work, Taiwans recycling performance was recognized by the Wall Street Journal and the British research institute Eunomia. In 2017, the recycling rate was as high as 58%, ranking 5th in the world, led by recycling giants such as Far East New Century, Spring Pool Glass, and Enrestec. The companies achievements are well-known in the world, and highly innovative companies such as TCI Co., Ltd. (Bioscience) was the first Taiwanese company to receive the prestigious United Nations RE100 award by turning agricultural wastes such as banana peel, peanut shells, kitchen wastes, etc. into high value-added biomedical products. During the forum, Andy Shen, URE Module Business President, Dr. Steve Hsiao from E-One Moli Energy, William Kuo, Everlights GM Office Consultant, and Remi Lee, TCIs Chief Sustainability Officer shared insights and observations on future markets, development trends, industrial advantages, and successful overseas business development experiences. Last year, United Renewable Energy (URE), which emerged from the merger of three solar companies has received many orders for new solar energy projects. URE is committed to expanding their solar module and system business. Steve Hsiao, Technical Service Sales Division Director at E-One Moli Energy Technology stated that Taiwan has strong IT, and that their products emphasize safety. They feel optimistic about future development of the market driven by global developments in renewable energy and EV. In face of the trade war between the United States and China, they have received many new orders. William Kuo, GM Office Consultant at Everlight thanked TAITRA in helping them establish cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), making it the first Taiwanese company to obtain a large-scale government procurement case in Kazakhstan. Remi Lee, Chief Sustainability Officer of TCI Co., Ltd. was invited to speak at the UN Climate Change Summit, said for a company to be selected for RE100, a certain proportion of electricity supply must come from renewable energy. TAITRA still has many overseas events this year in the countries mentioned, including ThaiWater, VietWater, Taiwan-Turkey Green Energy Forum, Renewable Energy India (REI), etc. By inviting the international media to Taiwan, knowledge of Taiwans green products is disseminated, interaction and bilateral cooperation are also facilitated. For more information on TAITRAs events, or signing up: (Tel: +886-2-27255200 ext. 1250-1262, E-mail: [email protected]w, Website:http://www.greentrade.org.tw)

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