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Fastest sell-out ever for Taiwan Hardware Show

Buyers from all over the world order at the three-day show in Taichung.

Buyers from all over the world order at the three-day show in Taichung.

Booths at the Taiwan Hardware Show have sold out faster than ever this year, according to the fair organiser Kaigo. The show will take place in Taichung from 11 to 13 October 2017. By May the entire exhibition floor space of 15 000 ² in the Greater Taichung International Expo Centre had been reserved for the 17th edition of the THS in the autumn. Around 350 local and foreign manufacturers have registered their participation, equating to an eight per cent increase in booth numbers and twelve per cent enlargement of the floor area compared to the last edition in 2016.

The three-day event will cover eight showcase categories: tools and accessories, locks and fittings, fasteners and fittings, building supplies, garden and outdoor equipment, automotive supplies and accessories, machines and plant equipment and safety equipment and products. Of these, tool manufacturers constitute the largest exhibitor category.

Officials at Kaigo believe that the THS will be held amidst a confident business landscape when Taiwan's industrial position is at an all-time high. According to statistics from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, the country's tool hardware industry reached an export value of NTD 110 bn last year, surpassing market analysts' expectations as it doubled the value earned by the medical supplies and bicycle sectors respectively. The tools hardware export achievement also exceeds the machine tools numbers for the first time since the mid-1980s, when Taiwan began its revolutionary industrial development and new industrial clusters such as Taichung were established.

|21 June 2017


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