Unveiling the latest industry innovations, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan’s trade promotion organisation, hosted its first ‘Taiwan Excellence Building Material and Fastener Webinar’ in Taipei, Taiwan, on 30th October, welcoming more than 200 buyers and media from around the world.
This live streamed event transcended travel limitations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and provided global participants a closer look at Taiwan’s top brands and their innovative building material and fastener products. These brands – all winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award – included King Slide Works Co Ltd, TRONCO Electric Machinery Inc, Sheh Kai Precision Co Ltd, as well as Sheh Fung Screw Co Ltd.
Fastener products presented included those from Sheh Kai Precision, a specialist in high-end construction fasteners, such as
bi-metal screws, and ultimate performance bi-metal and carbon steel screw anchors. The company presented a comparison between screw anchors and expansion anchors, demonstrating the high-quality of its products available to buyers.
Its concrete screw anchor won the Taiwan Excellence Award in 2017, featuring high ductility within the load bearing area of the fastener, as well as lowering the sensitivity of the fastener to damage by embrittlement by way of hydrogen as well as corrosion.
Also presenting was Sheh Fung Screw, an affiliated enterprise to Sheh Kai and a fastener brand that is synonymous with quality and safety for the user. Sheh Fung reports it has developed an exclusive, superior corrosion resistance coating for its fasteners and offers customisation for different uses. Sheh Fung’s timber construction screws have the characteristics and function to let users handle them more easily and save more time – thanks to their patent design, which reduces screw torque and the risk of splitting wood.
After presentations by respective company executives showcasing their products, the webinar concluded with business matchmaking sessions for participants to further interact with brand representatives. Simon Wang, executive vice-president at TAITRA, said the brands are all ramping up production and actively seeking global, collaborative opportunities with buyers, as well as other product manufacturers.
As a leading player in the global hardware industry, Taiwan is one of the first Asian countries to invest in the development of high-value metal production products such as hardware, building materials, and fasteners. Bolstered by the country’s IT technology and complete supply chain, Taiwan’s hand tool industry has an export value of more than US$3.79 billion, placing Taiwan among the top three in the world in 2019. Within the fastener industry, Taiwan ranks among the top four globally with an export value of more than US$4 billion.
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