Industry leading and innovating Taiwanese companies showcased their latest products at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas

May 14, 2014

International press conference and product launch included executives from Chang Yi Shin, Duen Yih Metal Industrial, Nusharp, Plumbing Association of Taiwan and Win Chance Metal

LAS VEGAS, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Taiwan’s hand tool and faucet industry leaders were on-hand at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas to display a full line of Taiwanese innovations and products. Members of the international press community and buyers were able to meet with representatives from Chang Yi Shin, Duen Yih Metal Industrial, Nusharp, Plumbing Association of Taiwan and Win Chance Metal. Over the past few decades, Taiwan has strengthened its position in the hand tool and faucet industries due to continuous developments in structure and optimization of work processes.

The International Press Conference and Product Launch was kicked-off with prepared remarks from Taiwan Trade Center Los Angeles Director Mr. Moses Yen and the Director of Economic Division for Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Los Angeles Mr. Ming-Shy Chen. Both directors stressed the importance of Taiwanese products and the country’s relationship with its largest importer, the United States. Mr. Chris Wang of Changy Yi Shin Electronic Faucets gave an informational talk on how Taiwan can set itself apart from China by being innovative. Following that, Ms. Susan Shih from Duen Yih Metal Industrial Co., showed off a new smart lock for homes that can be opened simply by waving a smartphone in front of it. Mr. Huang Mu Wei from NuSharp, Mr. Jack Lin from the Plumbing Association of Taiwan and Ms. Jenny Lu from Win Chance Metal Co., rounded out the speakers who presented on topics ranging from industrial heavy-duty shears to ratchet buckles for commercial, recreation and consumer usage.

In 2013, Taiwanese hand tool manufacturers hit the export volume of 1.95 Billion USD and with a stable year-on-year growth of 6.9 percent the prospects for the future are even better. With 29 percent of overall exports the U.S is the most important export partner for Taiwanese hand tool companies and suppliers. These figures are the result of an ingenious and sustainable development in the recent years.

Around 80 percent of the 600-hand tool manufacturers are gathered in Central Taiwan, providing a collaborative and short supply chain for the whole industry, all falling within a 10 km radius. The flexibility of its supply chain allows Taiwanese hand tool companies to meet any demand of the manufacturing process, such as molds, heat treatment, surface treatment, plating and packaging. Their product-oriented work processes result in high quality products and continuous innovations, creating novel materials as well as multifunctional and digital tools to enhance product value and meet the demands of the market.

Chang Yi Shin Co., Ltd. is the leading manufacturer of electronic faucets in Taiwan. They design and manufacture electronic faucets for commercial and home applications. The range of their projects goes from original equipment manufacturing to original design manufacturing. Through their unique production processes they develop entire faucets or partial components for their customers, using brass, stainless steel, aluminum etc.

Duen Yih Metal Industrial Co., Ltd was established in Changhua County, Taiwan in 1973. For more than 30 years they have designed and produced heavy mortise locks. In the past few years, Duen Yih has focused on combining machinery and electronics to develop electric lockers that meet the latest trends. In strict adherence to provide the best quality and service to our customers has been Duen Yih’s business motto for many years.

Nusharp Inc. is a cutting-edge supplier of shears, scissors, and knives. Its core competence is in cutting edges, from the most delicate barber scissors to the toughest cutters for aramid (e.g. Kevlar), composite fabrics, and component blades for plastic pipe cutters, etc.

The Plumbing Association of Taiwan was founded in 1940 grouping family-style plumbing hardware factories. Up to the 1970s, when Taiwanese plumbing industry reached its peak, the association helped to develop company-style businesses and expand their products in foreign markets. In the last decades, it has continued promoting modern management, high quality production and innovative designs, thus contributing to the resurgence of The Faucet Kingdom. They endorsed their vision of integrating all resources and highlighting the effectiveness of clustering to promote Taiwan’s plumbing goods overseas. By uniting all of its members, the Plumbing Association of Taiwan plans to increase Taiwan’s plumbing industry to new peaks.

Win Chance Metal Co., Ltd. is a professional supplier and manufacturer of metal hardware accessories and ratchets with more than 20 years of experience in its field. Their main objective is to provide the customers with a superior quality and outstanding competitive prices. They are specialized in all sorts of metal parts, whether they are cables, boards, hot & cold forgings, hooks, metal rings or buckles.

About the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) was founded in 1970 to promote Taiwan’s foreign trade and competitiveness in world markets. Over the past 40 years, TAITRA has played a key role in the development of the Taiwanese economy. TAITRA is jointly sponsored by the government and commercial associations and is viewed by all as the business gateway to Taiwan for the international business community. Please visit http://www.taiwantrade.com.tw/ for more information.

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