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  • China International Hardware Show (CIHS) Grandly Opened

    China International Hardware Show (CIHS) Grandly Opened

    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
  • CFM distribute its 16th issue at 2014 Korea Metal Week

    CFM distribute its 16th issue at 2014 Korea Metal Week

    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 buyer@chinafastener.com
  • Always on the Run---CFM heading for M-Tech Tokyo 2014

    Always on the Run---CFM heading for M-Tech Tokyo 2014

    By CFM| 2014-06-27 00:00:00

    After a short break from 2014 Fastener Expo Shanghai, the representative of ChinaFastener Magazine exhibited in the 18th  M-Tech Tokyo during 25-27 June.  Japanese companies account for nearly 90% of the 900 exhibitors. 18 exhibitors of fasteners came from Korea and 17 from China mainland. Most of Chinese exhibitors came together with translators since about 95% of the visitors are Japanese. CFM's Booth E32-16 Some of the Chinese exhibitors also went to Fastener Expo Shanghai 2014 as well as CFM representative, like ChinaFar, Jiaxing Zhengying, Ningbo Jinding, Eagle Metalware ,Jiaxing Zhapu, Jiashan Yongxin etc. Jiaxing Zhengying Jiaxing Chinafar Eagle Metalware The 18th Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo (M-Tech), 5th Medical Device Development & Manufacturing Expo (MEDIX), 25th Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo (DMS), 22nd 3D & Virtual Reality Expo (IVR) was held during the same period. Satisfaction was found on everybody’s smiling face Representative of Korea Group Taiwan Group CFM representative recommended appropriate suppliers and was astonished by the creative decoration of exhibitors at scene. It is said that, the fastener industry is relatively stable and closed in Japan. Fastener companies tend to buy steel , cold header ,heat treatment facilities and other related materials at home. During CFM’s short interview with Chinese exhibitors, some of them also said that :” In fact, the main reason for us to come to the show is that we really want to know the development of fastener industry in Japan and see what we can learn from them.”  
  • CFM's World Journey Continues----Hardware+Tools 2014

    CFM's World Journey Continues----Hardware+Tools 2014

    By CFM| 2014-06-09 00:00:00

    During 3-5 June the 15th Hardware + Tools Middle East grandly opened in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, showcasing the Product Groups of TOOLS, HARDWARE, CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING MATERIALS, and MACHINERY.                                                                                                       CFM's booth No (HT711) Being as the most delicate hardware fair in the region, Hardware + Tools Middle East 2014 has attracted 230 exhibitors from 13 different countries, including China ,India, France, Germany, Italy, Poland etc. Among them, most of the exhibitors came from China. Chinese exhibitors counted 155 and 9 came from Chinese Taipei. About 17 Chinese fastener companies took part in this big event, such as Dongtai QB, Yuyao Mingfeng, Ningbo Sijin,  Jiashan Yongxin, Haiyan Sansega, Haiyan Ronghua, Shanghai Anzi, Wuxi Hezi, Haiyan Brother United, Haiyan Hongcheng etc. Shanghai Anzi Haiyan Ronghua Ningbo Sijin Yuyao Mingfeng Jiashan Yongxin Haiyan Sansega Wuxi Hezi Haiyan Brother United Haiyan Hongcheng As the affection of many of EU’s anti-dumping duties, Chinese fastener companies are eager to open new market. It is reported that Dubai had imported 72,583 tons of fasteners from China in 2013, which counted 26% of the total import amount. The export value of fasteners imported from China is 113.2 million dollars. During the last 10 years, the population and number of tourists surged in a great deal. CFM journalist noticed that there are at least 10 five star hotels which are in preparation. Furthermore, the government investment on hardware and architectural projects will possibly exceed 200 billion dollars in 2015, like the expansion of AUH, Dubai Rail Project, City of Arabia in the biggest theme park Dubai Land etc. All that indicate the great potential of fastener market in the Middle East.  Suppliers scanning CFM magazine CFM journalist recommending CAS members to buyers As the professional media in fastener industry, ChinaFastener Magazine (Booth No.HT711) took part in the trade show to recommend excellent fastener suppliers to the international buyers. The 15th issue of ChinaFastener Magazine was warmly welcome by the overseas buyers. CFM journalist also made reference of suppliers to them based on their specific needs. They expressed great interest in Chinese companies

Industry Activities

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.

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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

Exibition & Association News

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 buyer@chinafastener.com

Fastener News

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)    

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