Despite the pandemic, Taiwan Excellence has successfully hosted the Virtual Hardware and Fastener Industry Press Conference and Exhibition to help Taiwanese businesses reach the world from online. Simon Wang, Executive Vice President of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan’s foremost trade promotion organization stated that although the world is still facing the setbacks from COVID-19, Taiwan is fortunate to be an ICT powerhouse, allowing Taiwan to continuously strengthen our relationships with our business partners online. This virtual event is an excellent showcase and platform to exhibit how Taiwan closes the gap with the physical world and connect to the world through our latest technologies.
The event focused on four winners of the prestigious Taiwan Excellence Award: Jing Fong industry Co., Ltd., Medical Intubation Technology Corporation (Mitcorp), Sheng Tai Brassware Co., Ltd. (Justime), and Air Tools Co., Ltd (Airboss), it has more than 170 registration from buyers and media , and attracted more than 400 viewers attend online, including renowned media such as MM from Poland, International DIY from Germany, MTM Subfornitura magazine & Ferrutensil from Italy, Metal Industry Media from Japan, Fastener Eurasia Magazine from Turkey, etc. Notable buyers included famous fastener companies Eurofix Srl & Fontana Gruppo from Italy, Böllhoff GmbH from Germany, and BRYMOREX SP. Z O.O. from Poland.
With innovative thinking, precise division of labor and a complete supply chain – the country’s hardware industry has been gaining strong momentum. In 2019, its hand tool industry export value surpassed 3.79 billion US dollars, earning Taiwan a top three worldwide ranking with top four for fastener export value. The Taiwan Industry Image Enhancement Project (IEP), organized by the bureau of foreign trade and TAITRA, took the opportunity to host the event to help the winners of the Taiwan Excellence awards to promote their products online and with virtual pavilions in spite of the ongoing pandemic, reaching out to potential buyers all around the globe.
During the virtual press conference, Taiwan’s finest hardware and hand tool innovations were exemplified by these companies:
Jing Fong industry Co., Ltd. – Prevailing Torque Type Hexagonal Nuts with Flange
Jing Fong’s new take on the standard nut-and-thread design improves contact tightness without stripping the threads, allowing for extraordinary anti-loosening and anti-vibration ability. This leap forward in driver safety has prompted German auto-manufacturer Daimler to utilize the Jing Fong nut technology in their luxury Mercedes Benz automobiles.
Medical Intubation Technology Corporation – X2000 HD Videoscope
This videoscope series have already been exported to the United States and more than 20 countries in Europe. The technology, which was originally used in medical endoscopy, allows auto and aircraft repair technicians to see the inside of an engine and diagnose problems, saving disassembly time and avoiding related maintenance risks. For example, the maintenance personnel at the Ferrari Maintenance Factory in Italy took out an industrial endoscope and extended the thin tube at the front end into the engine to investigate the fault through the screen.
Sheng Tai Brassware Co., Ltd. – JUSTIME YES 2 Single Handle Wall-Mounted Basin Mixer
Recipient of the “2020 Taiwan Excellence Award” and the “2019 Red Dot Award,” Sheng Tai’s modernized faucet is designed as a Y-shaped geometric column with agile lines and circles, forming a perfect ratio. Free of past redundancies, it provides an attractive appearance with the purest composition and a new handle design using metal cutting techniques to increase the holding torque, thus presenting a delicate texture.
Airboss Air Tools Co., Ltd. – Air Discharge Adjustment Pneumatic Wrench
Dispensing of the need to set up additional control switches, this high-quality, newly developed pneumatic wrench effectively solves the shortcomings and limitations of existing pneumatic tools which lack the ability to change speed and torque once they are powered up. The pneumatic has many applications, such as for manufacturing and assembling vehicles, auto locomotives and bicycles to increase production capacity.
Taiwan Excellence will continue to promote innovative products through our official social media communities and professional network platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook to enhance Taiwan’s reliable, high-quality, and craftsmanship image of hardware hand tools and fasteners in the international market, and further help the industry develop and find blue oceans amongst the digitization trend.
Registration for 29th Taiwan Excellence Award
The 29th Taiwan Excellence Award selection has started registration. The most innovative products from Taiwan in line with the four criteria including “Value”, “R & D”, “Design”, “Quality” and “Marketing” will be selected. Winners of the award will be eligible to join the Taiwan’s IEP events and promote to the global market with TAITRA. Please refer to the official website (www.taiwanexcellence.org) for registration details.
2020 Taiwan Excellence Hardware and Fastener Industry Online Press Conference livestream link: