THS 2017 Set to Showcase Unparalleled Prowess of Taiwan's Hardware Industry

Oct 16, 2017 Ι Industry News Ι Hardware & Tools Ι By Alan Lu, CENS
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Taiwan Hardware Show 2017 (THS 2017) is slated from October 11th through October 13th at Greater Taichung International Expo Center nearby the High Speed Rail Taichung Station, to showcase strong prowess of Taiwan's hardware industry to global buyers in need of such products with excellent quality and innovation.

The exhibition will highlight 409 professional exhibitors at home and abroad, and is expected to attract over 30,000 visitors and professional buyers from 70 countries during its three-day run.

Lin Chia-lung, Taichung Mayor, noted that Taichung, a central metropolis in Taiwan, is home to most of local manufacturers of hand tools and accessories. Presently, over 70% of Taiwanese hand tool makers and related subcontractors cluster in the city, together forming a unique supply chain of great advantage that can hardly be emulated in other regions.

This year is the fifth consecutive year that THS takes place in Taichung, with the show's size and benefits having continuously expanded in each of the past years. It is forecast that the 2017 edition of the exhibition will help generate NT$25 billion (US$820 million) worth of on-spot and post-show orders.

With an aim to solicit more investments from global-known companies and further bolster the development of the local hand tool and hardware industries, Taichung City Government is dedicated to creating an investor-friendly environment and actively assisting industry insiders to upgrade and transform their production capabilities and businesses, so as to become a “creative lifestyle capital” in Taiwan.

The exhibition is divided into eight major areas, namely Tools & Accessories, Locks & Fittings, Fasteners & Fittings, Building Supplies, Garden & Outdoor Equipment, Automotive Supplies & Accessories, Machines & Plant Equipment and Safety Equipment & Products, to feature the rich diversity of Taiwan-made hardware products of premium quality.

At the same time, industry forums, procurement conferences, new product launches and factory tours are organized to foster the exchange of experiences between local industry insiders and foreign experts, to turn THS 2017 into not just a trade fair, but a communication platform for the global hardware industry.

S.C. Yu, chairman of Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers'''' Association (THTMA), emphasized that Taichung's hardware industry boasts the most complete supply chain in Taiwan. With local hardware and hand tool manufacturers across Taichung together forming the largest industrial cluster in Taiwan, THS 2017, which has leveraged the unparalleled advantage, is noted for offering international buyers the ONE-STOP SHOPPING service, allowing interested customers to visit the nearby manufacturing factories within an hour's drive, and place orders immediately.

The grand opening of THS (photographed by jason.soong)

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