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By Nabeel A Khan ,2014-09-24 10:36:21
New Delhi: After a lull of two years, positive sentiment has returned to the automotive component industry, and companies are considering investment in capacity building as they expect demand to return. Component supplier Uno Minda Group is looking at expansion. "We are quite bullish and see that the market has bottomed out and a revival is around the corner," Chairman and Managing Director Nirmal Minda said. "I hope that soon our capacities will be fully utilised and we need to have additional capacity." Nirmal Minda is considering a new plant in Gujarat to manufacture alloy wheels. Another component maker, National Engineering Industries Ltd, a CK Birla Group company, is investing Rs 500 crore towards setting up of a new plant, also in Gujarat. The component industry had been struggling for the past two years due to subdued demand, as auto makers cut back on production in a slowing economy. The vehicle manufacturing industry is now showing signs of a pickup - car sales have grown for four straight months through August, while volumes of commercial vehicles have turned positive in the past month for the first time in two-and-half years. Capacity utilisation in the auto component segment, which has come down to 60%, is expected to rebound to 80-90% in the next two-three years. In 2013-14, the segment's total revenue declined by 11.5% from a year earlier to $35.1 billion, leading also to major job cuts during this period. "The government has instilled confidence in the market with assurance of positive policy changes. We hope that by the fiscal year 2014-15, capacity utilisation will go up to 90%," Harish Lakshman, president of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), said on the sidelines of the industry body's 54th annual conference here. Vikram Kirloskar, vice chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor and president of the Society of India Automobiles Manufactures, said the component industry should be prepared for an uptake in vehicle manufacturing so that it doesn't suffer from capacity constraint when demand picks up. Offering his support, Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete said the government is committed to ensuring positive and conducive environment for auto manufacturers so that they can compete with their global rivals. On extension of the current excise duty concessions beyond December, Gete said the government is already discussing the matter. "We will take the decision at an appropriate time," he said. Under the current scheme introduced earlier this year, small cars, scooters, motorcycles and commercial vehicles attract an 8% excise duty, compared with 12% previously. The duty on large cars is 24% compared with 27% earlier, and on mid-size cars 20%, down from 24% previously. A joint report of ACMA and McKinsey forecast automotive component to be a $100 billion industry by 2020, compared with $35.1 billion now. The report forecasts revenue to come from both local sales and exports. Currently, India is ranked 22 among global component exporting countries. China is at the third spot on the list led by Germany and the US. Only one Indian manufacturer features among top 100 global suppliers. According to the McKinsey report, India will jump to 9th spot in exports by 2020. "I don't see any reasons as to why we cannot get Indian suppliers for global consumption. They are equally competent in terms of quality," said Nigel Harris, president of Ford India.
By Alex tsai ,2014-09-22 00:00:00
Taiwan exported over 1 million tons of screw during the first eight months with export value of US$2.8 billion, showing an excellent performance. It is estimated that exports of screw will reach 1.5 million tons in 2014 with export value of US$4 billion. According to related statistics from the Taiwan Industrial Fasteners Institute, Taiwan's total screw exports in 2013 hit a record high of 1.4594 million tons, up by 5.78% from a year earlier. Taiwan’s exports of screw reached over than 1.4 million tons only in 2004 and 2011.
By Bernadette Baum ,2014-09-19 10:06:11
Federal auto safety regulators came under scrutiny in a Senate hearing on Tuesday for their role in General Motors' failure to promptly report and recall cars with defective parts that led to at least 19 deaths. A report released by a House committee earlier on Tuesday said officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration repeatedly failed to identify the potential problems with the faulty ignition switches and could have acted more quickly to catch the problem. Senator Claire McCaskill, who chaired Tuesday's hearing, criticized the auto regulator for not pushing hard enough for information from GM by issuing subpoenas. true "That reflects obviously on an agency that is perhaps more interested in singing kumbaya with the manufacturers than being a cop on the beat," McCaskill said. The regulator's deputy administrator, David Friedman, defended NHTSA, reminding the Senate committee that the agency sent investigators to examine crashes involving the now-recalled cars but that GM withheld information. "NHTSA did not shrug," Friedman said. According to the House panel's findings, NHTSA staff had the power and information that they needed to act over the faulty GM switches. But they were hampered by "lack of knowledge and awareness regarding the evolution of vehicle safety systems they regulate," the report said.
By Vince ,2014-09-28 10:03:40
According to statistics released by the Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF), the output of crude steel will be 55.6 million tons in the first half of this fiscal year and 110 million tons in the fiscal year. JISF said the output of automotive will keep rebounding in the domestic market and global market in the second half of 2014. So far, the effect of Japan’s consumption tax has gradually reduced on economic aspect. For the iron ore price, JISF expects that it would keep going down to US$85/ton in October and December. Also, the spot price of iron ore will be around US$70/ton.
By steelguru ,2014-09-28 09:46:42
Antidumping on wire rods in EU expired in August. Theoretically Wire rod can be imported in EU without any anti dumping duty. There is wide expectation that the EUROFER will extend it further but no decision has been taken yet. Now a days Chinese Mills could offer Sae 1008 or even Sae 1006 wire rod in diameter 5.5 mm at a price around USD 500 per tonne CFR FO (About EURO 390 per tonne). This price, taking in account an average cost of about EUR 25 per tonne for discharging and inland transport would be EUR 35 to EUR 50 per tonne lower than present EU domestic prices It seem an enticing proposition for Chinese mills to invade EU market but the certainty of possible extension of anti-dumping period by another 5 years is keeping them at bay .
By Eva ,2014-09-26 10:46:18
According to the latest quarterly report from the Australian Resources and Energy Economics (BREE), LME nickel average price is expected to be at US$17,599/ton. In June, BREE’s estimate of nickel price was at US$17,644/ton. During the first 9 months of this year, nickel prices rose sharply due to the ore export ban from Indonesia. BREE said that the rest of this year nickel price trend has slowed down because the output increased in Philippines, inventories continued to raise and China’s demand slow down.
By Edwina Gibbs ,2014-09-28 10:37:25
Ficosa's products include advanced driver assistance systems with safety features such as blind spot detection, assisted parking and lane departure warnings. Panasonic is looking at the joint development of such systems, the sources said. The two sides are hammering out details including the size of the stake, in what would be Panasonic's first big M&A investment in the automotive field, the sources said. They aim to reach an agreement by end-March. The Nikkei newspaper said Panasonic is expected to invest 20 billion yen to 30 billion yen ($183 million-$275 million) in Ficosa for a near 50 percent holding. Panasonic may raise its stake in the future and turn Ficosa into a subsidiary, the Nikkei added. The Osaka-based company said it is considering various strategies for its automotive business but nothing has been decided. The sources declined to be identified as the matter has yet to be officially disclosed. Panasonic has been restructuring its business to shift its focus away from volatile consumer markets to more reliably profitable industrial products, such as auto-related goods. It supplies batteries for Tesla Motors Inc and in July confirmed it would invest in the U.S. electric carmaker's planned $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant. Panasonic aims to raise its annual auto-related sales by about 50 percent to 2 trillion yen in fiscal 2019. Panasonic shares were up 1.1 percent on Thursday morning in Tokyo, in line with the broader market. (1 US dollar = 109.2100 Japanese yen)
By Meredith Mazzilli ,2014-09-26 11:08:21
Chrysler Group LLC, a unit of Fiat SpA (FIA.MI), said it will recall about 350,000 vehicles from the 2008 model year because of a condition that may cause the ignition key to get stuck or inadvertently move. In some cases, the ignition switch could upon startup not stop at the "on" position and instead go to "accessory" or "off" positions, which could kill the engine and keep the front air bags from working, the company said. A more likely occurrence in the affected vehicles, Chrysler said, is that the ignition key may not fully return to the "on" position from "start," which could keep the windshield wipers and defroster from working. Air bags will continue to work if this situation occurs, the company said. Chrysler said it knows of no injuries or deaths related to the issue in the recalled vehicles, and knows of one reported "minor" crash. Affected vehicles are the 2008 model year Dodge Charger and Magnum, Chrysler 300 and Jeep's Grand Cherokee and Commander. The recall affects about 292,000 vehicles in the United States, 19,000 in Canada, 5,000 in Mexico and 33,300 outside North America. It is similar to a previous recall of about 890,000 vehicles produced from January 2007 to June 2010 in which the ignition switch could slip from the "run" position to "accessory" position while driving. This shuts the engine and disables the air bags. No injuries were related to this recall, Chrysler said.
By CFM ,2014-09-19 00:00:00
On Sep. 18th, China International Hardware Show (CIHS) grandly opened at Shanghai New International Expo Center. ChinaFastener Magazine, being as one of the leading fastener media in China’s fastener industry, exhibited the show (Booth No: F60 and F62) and distributed its latest issue at scene. The show started in 2001 and was often regarded as Asia’s top trade fair for the entire hardware and DIY sectors offering specialist traders and buyers with a comprehensive category of products and services. This year there are about 3000 hardware enterprises exhibited from home and abroad. And it covered an area of 120,000 square meters. The estimate number of visitors during the three-day exhibition is 50,000. CFM journalist noticed that the participation of fastener companies is less good than the last year influenced by the unfavorable market situation. Only about 80 fastener companies came. Some of the fastener exhibitors are : Fast-Fix, Washen, Jiaxing Chinafar, Sansega, Jiaxing Zhengying, Jiangsu Xinchangjiang, Ningbo ABC, Haiyan Guangda, Haiyan hongmao etc. Fast-Fix Jiaxing Chinafar Jiangsu Washen Haiyan Sansega Jiaxing Zhengying Ningbo ABC Jiangsu Xinchangjiang Haiyan Guangda Sanhewlett
By CFM ,2014-09-17 00:00:00
2014 Korea Metal Week grandly opened on Sep. 16th, 2014 in Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX), Seoul, South Korea. ChinaFastener Magazine (Booth No. 5g 190) attended in it as a supportive media. Korea Metal Week, organized by Korea Trade Fairs Ltd, is held every two year since 1989. It is the biggest metal industry and machinery fair in South Korea, comprising of seven shows. They are Fastener & Wire Korea, Die Casting & Foundry Korea, Automobile & Machine Parts Korea, Press & Forging Korea, Tube & Pipe Korea, Metal Surface Treatment Korea, and Korea Composite Show. This year 320 exhibitors participated in this event and 31 of them came from mainland China. The rest of exhibitors were from Korea, Chinese Taipei, Germany, the USA, Switzerland etc. Chinese exhibitors were relatively fewer than the last year. 50 exhibitors from mainland China exhibited in 2013. About 89 exhibitors exhibited in Automobile & Machine Parts Korea. And 58 exhibitors gathered in Fastener & Wire Korea.15 fastener companies from mainland China exhibited, including Shanghai Rivet, Qiang Xin, Wenzhou Taihe, Hebei Fuao, Baoji Qicheng, Hangzhou Dingyuan, Ningbo Exact, Ningbo Jinding, Eagle Hardware, Shanghai Jingyang, Haiyan Sanma, Ningbo Hexin, Kinfast Hardware etc. Many famous brands also appeared such as Atotech, Hyodong etc. Atotech Hyodong Shanghai Rivet Wenzhou Taihe Qiang Xin Hebei Fuao Baoji Qicheng Hangzhou Dingyuan Shanghai Jingyang Ningbo Jinding Haiyan Sanma Being as the supportive media partner, representative of CFM distributed the latest issue of ChinaFastener Magazine at scene and it was very much welcomed by the international buyers. They were quite interested about the buyer’s guide part. The visitors were fewer at the opening day and today there are much more buyers. As the organizer put, this exhibition will be held once a year from this year on. The next Korea Metal Week will be held in Sep 2015 Worth to mention, Korea Metal Week is concurrently held with 4 major trade fairs specialized in machine (KOMAF), tools (Tool tech), auto parts (KOAASHOW), and welding (Welding Korea), which comprised as Korea Industry Fair. It is expected that there will be around 130,000 buyers to visit during the four days exhibition. In 2013 South Korea’s fastener output reached 970,000 tons Automobile industry, construction industry, and electronics industry were the three largest consumer groups of fasteners, demanding more than 750,000 tons (77.4%), 130,000 tons (13.5%) and 20,000 tons respectively, and the rest 70,000 tons went into other industries. As for the import, South Korea imported USD 520 million fasteners in 2013, up 16.7% in comparison with 2012 (2012: USD 450 million). The fasteners imported from mainland China, USA, Germany, and Chinese Taipei were USD 180 million, 130 million, 49 million, and 25 million, respectively, with such fasteners shipped from mainland China taking the highest share of 34.6%. In regard to export, South Korea exported USD 670 million fasteners in 2013, up 11.3% while compared with 2012 (2011: USD 607 million). From above statistics, it is pretty obvious that Mainland China is the major supplying country of South Korea’s fastener industry. And the holding of Korea Metal Week plays an important role in strengthening the communication and trading between South Korea and Mainland China. The 16th Issue of ChinaFastener Magazine will go to Metalex Vietnam and 2014 National Industrial Fastener& Mill Supply Expo (Booth No 1553). Come and get a free hardcopy then , see you there! Or you can contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org
By MDM ,2014-09-05 14:05:28
The Fastenal Company (Nasdaq: FAST), Winona, MN, reported sales for August of $326.9 million, a 9.8 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Daily sales increased 15 percent to an average of $15.6 million. During the month, sales to manufacturing customers grew 14 percent, while sales to nonresidential construction customers grew 9.4 percent. Two new stores opened in the month and employee headcount increased 12.8 percent year-over-year to 18,210.
By Ken Liu ,2014-08-01 09:47:55
The Foxconn Technology Group of Taiwan will reportedly use self-made “Foxbot” to assemble Apple's iPhone 6, which will be the world's first smartphones to be assembled by robots. According to online media 9to5 Mac, Foxconn, Taiwan's No.1 ITC subcontractor by revenue, is preparing to automate assembly with robots, with the iPhone 6 to be the first to roll off the lines. Each of the 10,000 Foxconn robots for the assembly lines costs US$20,000-25,000 and can assemble 300,000 smartphones on average. Media reported Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou as saying that the robots are in the final testing stages and won't be for sale to outsiders due to insufficient volume for internal use, on which Foxconn has declined to comment. Industry executives feel such robotic automation is the group's first step to boost production efficiency and its next step is to further enhance competitiveness by linking the robots to the Internet of Things to enable inter-communication. They said the group's factory in the Henan Province capital of Zhengzhou, China, will be the group's first plant to deploy robotic production for it has assembled iPhones mostly at this location. They also noted that such automation shows the group's breakthrough in robotic manufacturing after Gou pledged in 2011 to build an army of one million robots in three years, with Gou saying the group will add 30,000 robots annually. Industry executives sayid Foxconn's robots will play only an auxiliary role initially, mainly to install screws on housings, assemble exterior parts and polishing, and that the group's robots have achieved technical breakthrough in boosting defect-free assembling. After allying with Softbank of Japan to invest in robotic manufacturing, Foxconn plans to partner with American enterprises on such technology and Google is reported to be a partner. The group will later use robots in healthcare and household applications. Driven by the news on the latest Foxconn-Apple deal and more new Apple products to be launched in H2, 2014, industry executives estimate Foxconn's earnings-per-share at NT$8.97 for 2014 (up 9.4% YoY), NT$10 for 2015 and NT$10.54 for 2016. (KL)
The second Indo Fastener show was successfully held on 14th May this year. It will last for three days. Being as one of the major media partner of the show, CFM exhibited and learnt about the current market situation of Indonesia. According to the official statistic, there are 26 fastener companies from mainland China exhibited in the show, taking a large proportion among all together 49 exhibitors. 15 Taiwan companies exhibited the show. Several famous firms were very popular at the scene, like Special Rivets, Changshu 5 Rich Hardware, Shanghai Rivet, Shanghai Jingyang, Ningbo Sijin, 3 Star Rivet, Zhejiang Taisheng etc. CFM's booth G20 SRC Changshu 5 Rich Hardware Shanghai Rivet Shanghai Jingyang 3 Star Rivet Zhejiang Taisheng During the same period, the 7th Indonesia International Automotive (Components, Spare Parts, Tools and Accessories Exhibition ) is held concurrently. And one exhibitor came from mainland China among 44 firms. About 2170 visitor came to the show on the first day. Handan Ruiqiang, S&D Fasteners, Foshan Kuiloon also witnessed the show. Most of the buyers came with specific buying requirements and had business contact with Chinese supplier before. ChinaFastener Magazine recommended CAS members according to the their need at the scene. （What is CAS member? Click Here) Jiangsu Zhenya Ningbo Maowang Some exhibitors told CFM journalist that though the visitors were not as many as they’ve imagined, but the buyers are very professional and determined. They believed this to be a good chance to develop business relationship after the show. Affected by the continuously execution of anti-dumping duties in European markets, many fastener companies now intend to increase their market share in Southeast Asian. Thanks to the free trade agreement between China and Southeast Asian Union, both side can enjoy zero tariff. In 2013, Indonesia imported $66 million fasteners from China. As is noticed by CFM journalist, many street reconstruction has been taken in Indonesia which indicated huge need for constructional fasteners. It will also bring a great deal of promotion to auto fastener industry, too. It is believed that Indonesia may offer huge business prospects.
On Apr 14-15, China Fastener Magazine participated in Taiwan International Fastener Show 2014 as to promote business for Chinese fastener companies and get the lastest fastener news. The show was held every two years in Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, KEC, this is CFM's second attendence. Held right in the middle of Taiwan’s largest and most dynamic industry cluster, the scale and the number of participants of the show had doubled compared to 2012. There are about 330 companies and thousands of attendees from Germany, France, America, Japan, Great Britain, Austrilia etc, all together 20 foreign countries. China Fastener Magazine distributed the 15 issue to many international buyers, like THEO FOERCH, Reisser, Wurth, Domax, Al Wehdah Star, and gave recommendation about the famous Chinese suppliers to them. The opening ceremony of the show and Kaohsiung Exhibition Center was hosted by the vice president Wu Don-Yih, together with the mayor of Kaohisung city Chen Chu and many other honored guests. It took 3 billion TWD to build Kaohsiung Exhibition Center ,pointed out by Chang chia-juch, minister of economic affairs. CFM with profession fastener buyer Autolink All the exhibitors are local companies ,most famous cooperations had planned their booth with delicate taste, such as Chun Zu, SAN SHING FASTECH, CHITE,TYCONE. The leading steelmaker Sinosteel also exhibited in the show which indicates the close cooperation of the industrial chain. Puma FX San Yong Electric Heat TALKYU
2014 Five Region Fastener Association Conference was successfully held on 13 Apr in KECC Taiwan .Five Region Fastener Association Conference is a yearly event held by the regions of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. It was Taiwan Industrial Fastener Institute's turn to hold it this year. There are about 200 attendees in the conference. Among them, 27 of them came from South Korea, 36 from Japan, 52 from mainland China, 52 from Taiwan China, 36 from HK China. ChinaFastener.com witnessed the big event as one of the most influential media in the industry, providing technical support for the conference. 2014 Five Region Fastener Association Conference was officially opened at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Concentrating on the development of fastener industry in the past one year, the representatives of five regions made an industrial report respectively. They were Mr. Thompson T.H.Chang, president of Taiwan Industrial Fastener Institute;Mr. Feng Jinyao, chairman of China Fastener Industry Association; Mr. Lin Zhi Ming, chairman of Hongkong Screw & Fastener Council; Mr. Yu Zhenshan, president of Korea Federation of Fasteners Industry Cooperatives; and Mr. Katsuyoshi Okawa, chairman of the Fasteners Institute of Japan. The holding of Five Region Fastener Association Conference not only strengthen the friendship and communication among five regions, but also provide a platform for entrepreneurs to learn the latest development of fastener industries in five regions and plan the next step to develop enterprises. After the cheerful intermission, Mr. Thompson T.H.Chang gave speech on the theme of " Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow of Taiwan Fastener Industry" and showed great confidence in future development. With the announcement that the next year’s Five Region Fastener Association Conference will be held in Hongkong by Hongkong Screw & Fastener Council, 2014 Five Region Fastener Association Conference came to an end.
Considered as the leading trade fairs throughout the world, Wire Düsseldorf was grandly opened on 7th Apr 2014 in the trade hub of Düsseldorf, Germany. Being as one of the most influential media in fastener industry, ChinaFastener Magazine had a successful kick-off on the exhibition by distributing the newly published 15th issue magazine and recommending quality suppliers to the visitors. CFM exhibits in the 2014 Wire Düsseldorf "Visitors pouring in at all three entrances and bustle and bustle in 15 exhibition balls; the first impression doesn’t lie. Wire and Tube 2014 can look back on a very successful first day," Friedricb-Georg Kebrer, Director of wire and tube 2014, is obviously happy about the first day of the events. "Overall we expect more than 70,000 visitors from all over the world, who want to experience five days of innovations in the fields." The space area has a 4% increase to 50,500 square meters. According to the data offered by VDMA（German Engineering FederationIn) on the show, the output value of mechinical equipment worldwidely in 2013 is 2,225 biliion euros, slightly declined from 2,230 billion euros in 2012. German ranked as the third biggest mechinical equipment manufacturer and accounted for 11% share of the output value，says 2,460 billion euros. China topped among all the other countries with the output value of 7660 billion euros, which took 34% of the world's whole output value. America's output value reached 3,260 billion euros, ranking second on the list. And Japan ranked forth as its output value was 1,930 billion euros. CFM was also infected by the hot scene and had pleasant talking with many professional buyers .Most of them find ChinaFastener Magazine to be very beneficial for them to learn the latest market trend of Chinese fastener industry. And the column of Buyer's Guide ,which include nearly 500 excellent fastener suppliers’ information, facilitates buyer’s purchasing in a great deal. CFM with BRANKAMP CFM noticed that the big shots in the industry are gathered in this splendid event, such as Shanghai Fast-Fix, SRC Metal, Lianyungang Xingyi, Jiangsu Washen, Jingjiang Hengfeng, Shanghai Rivet, Jiaxing Allywin, Jiaxing Chinafar, Ningbo Jingle, Zhejiang New Oriental, Wenzhou Kaixu, Wenzhou Jinsheng. And 3View, Brankamp, Accuvision, Carlo Salvi, Chun Zu, CPM, Sacma, Jern Yao, Nakashimada, National Machinery, Nedschroef, Sakamura Machine, Sala, Simufact, Videx and so on also said that they would participate in 2014 Fastener Expo Shanghai. Since the economic crisis, wire and cable machinery industry has been experiencing a significant uprising in orders and sales. Despite current regional risks and uncertainties, the outlook for global growth, as predicted by economic experts at 3.4 percent GDP for the year 2014, is supported by the global economic recovery.
The 2nd Guangdong Fastener Economy, Trade & Technology Symposium was held successfully on Mar. 29, 2014 in Foshan, Guangdong, China. It was organized by Guangdong Fastener Industry Association and co-organized by www.chinafastener.com, aiming to promote the health development of Guangdong fastener industry and provide a platform for member enterprises to release information, show products, and strengthen cooperation. As the statistics showed, the whole production volume of fasteners in mainland China in 2013 was up 7.53% to 6.39 million ton. Rapid growth was seen in the middle part of China; on the contrary, the fastener production of Guangdong Province has decreased 8.14% to 110,153 ton. Lots of experts in fastener industry showed up and exchanged their views of the fastener business, like Eagle Metalware, CARLO SALVI cold headers, Shanghai Chun Zu Machinery Industry Co.,Ltd, Foshan Kuiloon Metal Products Co., Ltd. etc. And so did Hong Kong Screw & Fastener Council and Taiwan Fastener Trading Association. They agreed that 2013 was a difficult year for fastener industry and this kind of symposium could boost the development of fastener industry and bring new opportunities. At the event, ChinaFastener Magazine was quite popular among the attendees. During the welcome dinner, Mr. Yang J. F., CEO of www.chinafastener.com and vice-president of Guangdong Fastener Industry Association, had awarded honor plaques to the new members of the association.
After two months’ dedicated preparation, ChinaFastener Magazine (CFM) finally meets its new issue (15th issue) today. Founded in 2007, CFM is the unique professional fastener publication in both English and Chinese in mainland China, published by www.chinafastener.com in every February and August, with circulation of 15000 copies per issue, reaching a readership of 40,000 (print plus CD and digital version online) around the world. New Highlights of 15th issue CFM Firstly, News column covers several countries like China, America, Brazil, and Europe. America and Europe have been the important export destinations of China’s fastener industry. However, the fastener export to America and Europe has been declining while the export to new emerging markets keeps going strong. Brazil has become the important market for fastener companies to explore in recent years and learning the local news will be helpful for making market decision. Secondly, Close to Suppliers column can make you learn suppliers in detail. In this column, there are the rivet expert Shanghai Fast-Fix, general metal finishing leader Atotech, expansion anchor supplier Ningbo ABC, and stainless steel fastener supplier Foshan Kuiloon. Thirdly, Exhibition Preview Column provides reference for attending exhibitions. The 15th issue CFM makes an extension on Exhibition Preview, which includes all fastener related exhibitions and makes a simple introduction for every exhibition. Fourthly, a must-owned Buyer’s Guide. Buyer’s Guide of 15th issue CFM is informative, valuable and time-efficient. It includes nearly 300 excellent export-oriented fastener suppliers in China, and all the information is verified one by one by the Buyer Service Team of www.chinafastener.com. The suppliers are classified with product category, by which, international fastener buyers can easily find the target suppliers. Fifthly, get popularity with international enterprises. ChinaFastener Magazine is the first fastener publication in English and Chinese in mainland China. With its increasing popularity and influence, more and more international enterprises like ATOTECH, SRC, Visacom, Kwok Tai, Manzoni, and Dowa and so on choose CFM as the effective channel to publicize company brand and explore oversea markets, which reflect CFM plays an important role in the world. The 15th issue of CFM will be distributed by all available channels of internet, express and exhibition in the forms of digital version, hard copy and CD. A quick access to 14th issue of CFM, please visit http://www.chinafastener.com/magazine/. The 15th issue CFM will attend Fastener Fair Hanover (booth No. A81) on Apr. 8th to 10th, 2014. If you are going to visit this exhibition, you are welcomed to come to our booth for getting a hardcopy. Click Here to Read Free Online