LAS VEGAS — Taiwan’s dynamic auto parts sector is poised for new successes as global demand rises for smart-enabled auto products, services and solutions that comprise the “Internet of Vehicles,” say Taiwan’s Ministry of Economy Affairs and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
By 2016, it is expected about 90 percent of all new cars will be equipped with wireless-communication equipment or V2V (vehicle to vehicle) communication devices. Taiwan is already moving in this direction, buoyed by robust government support and collaboration between manufacturers and research institutes. Brands such as Advantech, Eagle Eyes, Eclatorq, E-lead, Federal Corporation, Holux, Mitac, Orange Electronic and TYC Brother Industrial are at the forefront of this fast-growing sector and will showcase their most cutting-edge products to the U.S. market from Nov. 3-5 at AAPEX (Booth 10834) in Las Vegas.
Taiwan has a strong foothold in the global auto parts market. For instance, Taiwanese manufacturers supply 80 percent to 90 percent of global aftermarket supplies of lamps, bumpers, rubber and plastic parts. Taiwan also supplies 90 percent of the world’s collision parts, auto metal plates and back mirrors. Furthermore, Taiwan is No. 1 globally in mold manufacturing technology, as well as in mold quantity and quality, Taiwan’s manufacturing officials say.
One of Taiwan’s greatest advantages as a maker of auto parts is its comprehensive supply chain, characterized by extensive center-satellite systems and seamless integration between central and satellite factories. This system, bolstered by a wide network of clusters strategically placed island wide, ensures production flexibility, a diversified product range and low production costs. There are currently around 2,800 auto parts and accessories makers in Taiwan, with around 300 of them providing original equipment.
Meanwhile, Taiwan’s ICT acumen is increasingly playing a larger role in interactive automobile systems, thus boosting cooperation between traditional auto parts makers and technology giants, who see an opportunity for diversifying their business in the emerging smart vehicles sector.
Taiwan’s exceptional high-tech R&D capabilities are being deployed globally with the introduction of many telematics devices, from traditional GPS systems to TFT displays, front collision warning systems, CMOS cameras, engine control units (ECU), personal navigation devices (PNDs) or head-up displays (HUDs).
According to statistics from the Taiwan Transportation Vehicle Manufacturers Association, the total output of Taiwan’s auto components industry in 2014 amounted to US$6.6 billion, up about 5 percent from the previous year. The United States was the top destination of Taiwanese auto parts with a share of 40.79 percent, followed by Japan, China, UK and Australia.
Prospects for 2015 are bright. The North American market will likely continue growing, while low fuel prices will stimulate new car purchases around the world and allow drivers to take their vehicles longer distances, thereby boosting demand for aftermarket parts.
Taiwan Excellence award-winning companies have contributed significantly to Taiwan becoming a global leader in the emerging smart vehicle segment. Taiwan Excellence is an initiative of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economy Affairs through the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), and carried out by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support; all backed by industry-leading front and back office e-business solutions. Advantech has always been an innovator in the development and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms. Advantech cooperate closely with its partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. Advantech will showcase its TREK-674 Fully Integrated In-Vehicle Computing Box.
Eagle Eyes, a professional automotive lamp supplier has been specializing in the development and production of auto lamps for more than 30 years. The firm’s product line covers 100 percent automotive lamps, including head lamp, rear lamp, corner lamp, side lamp, bumper lamp, fog lamp, and center high mounted stop lamp (CHMSL). Eagle Eyes always focuses on the best quality management of its products to guarantee the driving safety of all of its customers. Eagle Eyes will showcase its HD CVIC 4D 13-15 Rear Lamp with LED Light Bar.
Eclatorq, as the first professional digital hand tool company in Taiwan, has integrated the leading hand tool companies and IT resources into the production of digital hand tools. Eclatorq fuses the tools of today with the technologies of tomorrow to create a new generation of high tech tools. Eclatorq’s “The Smart Tool Standard™” is with micro electromechanical system (MEMS) that incorporates signal-sensing, data-processing and LCD data-display capabilities. It allows users to set torque in different modes, store previous torque data, and convert measurement units. Eclatorq will showcase its Mini Digital Torque Wrench.
Pursuit of perfection, consistency, rigor, quality control policies are the key to E-lead’s R&D’s engineering results. Through integration of product design and executing product development, the production and quality control both meets the strict requirements of quality norms of car manufacturers. Through EMC, resistance to moisture, static discharge, heat, dust, and shock are tested through real vehicle operation simulation. E-lead will showcase its Smart HUD-Head Up Display.
Federal Tire was founded in Taiwan in 1954. Technical cooperation with Bridgestone Corporation from 1960-1979 and with Sumitomo Rubber Industries (Dunlop Tires) from 1981-2000 has given Federal the necessary and strong technical capabilities and know-how to produce its own brand tires today – Federal Tires. Today, Federal has established a strong network of overseas distributors with more than a hundred national/regional representatives throughout 70+ countries. Domestic channels are managed by its subsidiary, Federex Marketing Corporation. Federal Tire will showcase its Federal Couragia XUV All Season Touring Tire.
Holux Technology, Inc. is a professional consumer GPS (Global Positioning System) products provider. It was established in 1994. Since then, Holux has developed and sold GPS and RF products. Current products include PND, Outdoor GPS, GPS Receiver/ Data Logger, GPS Tracker, GPS Module, DVR, HPV/ Fatigue Detector. Holux’s R&D teams constantly develop new applications for GPS and RF. Holux will showcase its 2-in-1: Car Navigator + driving vehicle recorder, featuring 7″ High resolution LCD touch screen and 720p HD video recording and playback.
A leader in the global ICT industry, MiTAC International Corp. was founded in 1982. The company began operations in the Hsinchu Science Park (HCSP), Taiwan, and was the HCSP’s first system manufacturer. By 1990, MiTAC was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Shifting global industrial trends, the proliferation of smartphones and tablet products, the emergence big data and the growth of cloud computing have prompted MiTAC Group to devote its resources to transforming business, enhancing our core competence, planning for the key businesses to independently operate in specialization, and to seek a broader development outlook. MiTAC will showcase its Digital Video Recorder.
Orange Electronic was founded in Nov. 2004 and focuses on the design of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. Since it made its debut, Orange’s products have received a lot of notice and became one of the most popular products in the sector. Orange Electronic is also dedicated to developing its own brand; besides, Orange TPMS is qualified by many honors, operated with OE and used by racing sports events such as Best New Product Award in US SEMA show, racing sports: Renault Formula, Formula Nippon, Ferrari C1 super cup, Formula China, F3 Japan, D1 Grand Prix Professional Drift series, LE-MANS 24hr. The Orange O-SENSOR (an universal sensor) has the same functions as OE sensors and is compatible with 90 percent of the OE sensors in the market, including the most reputable car brands and models.
Built on decades of experience and technological advancements, TYC Brother Industrial Co. has become a beacon of light in the night. Bringing safety and a smile to people is what has driven TYC Brother all these years, and is what continues to motivate the company daily. Hence, at TYC, we put a lot of focus and devotion on each one of our products in the hope that TYC will one day shine on every corner of the world. The “Vehicle Lighting Device”, our core product, regularly exceeds all customers’ expectations globally in terms of quality and performance. We are blazing forward as the company who knows, understands and delivers light. TYC Brother will showcase its Adaptive Front Lighting System.
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.