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  • Luosi.com celebrates its 10th Anniversary with 400 fastener CEOs

    Luosi.com celebrates its 10th Anniversary with 400 fastener CEOs

    By CFM| 2014-12-02 00:00:00

    On the very first day of Fastener Expo Guangzhou 2014, www.luosi.com held a big celebration of its 10th  anniversary on 24th Nov. with experts and leaders from more than 400 Chinese fastener companies and fastener associations. The fifth Chinese Fastener Summit was held at the same day. Many big names in industry attended the summit in the afternoon. The celebration was divided into three sections. In the afternoon of 24th Nov., a summit of fastener elites was held. The appreciation dinner came after in the evening. A special psychological lecture about wealth and restrictive concept was scheduled in the afternoon on 25th . The summit begun at 15:00 in the afternoon with the speech of Mr. Feng Jingyao, Chairman of China Fastener Industry Association on the topic of the current situation of China fastener industry. He emphasized that the older generation of entrepreneur should pay more attention on innovation rather than their rest glory since the relative trade advantage of China is becoming less and less distinct.  Then an professional expert in internet industry, Mr. Xiong Youjun, shared his idea about the application of internet in the traditional industry. His ideas about how to utilize the new media and website for company promotion had enlightened many CEOs. Then, Mr. Chen Huayin, the CEO of Suzhou Fast Hardware Co,. Ltd, shared his experience on how to realize fastener e-business. As a professional fastener manufacturer, the online sales value of Suzhou Fast Hardware reaches about 100,000 million each year. Further on, a high-level fastener industry dialogue which was hosted by Mr. Yang Junfeng, the CEO of www.luosi.com. He invited four guests to debate on the topic of how should fastener companies make the most of internet and how to solve various kinds of problems in the Dinner started in a pleasant atmosphere at 18:00. An amazing sand artist performed sand animation to showcase the ten years’ development course of www.luosi.com, during which we also reviewed the foundation of ChinaFastener Magazine and www.chinafastener.com. It was founded in 2004. After ten years of devoted work , is now the official website of China Fastener Institute and the leading media in China’s fastener industry. www.luosi.com is the Chinese web and the international version is www.chinafastener.com. It also publish professional fastener guide books every year. Luosi Industry is the Chinese one and ChinaFastener Magazine is a Chinese-English bilingual one. Later, the enthusiastic dance performed by ten beautiful female staff of www.luosi.com stirred up the whole party. And the president of www.luosi.com, Wang Yanbo,  together with three programmer and English editor of www.chinafastener.com, presented a inspiring song. What carried on was the link of lucky drawing and the evening ended in joyful mood. Most of the attendees expressed their appreciation towards the event by providing chance for them to communicate with each other. In the end, Mr. Feng Jingyao and the management unveiled a precious plaque which was given by a 98 year old eminent monk. It expressed the good wish that www.luosi.com to build century brand. Almost all the attended guests packed on the stage and had a big group photo. Happiness and satisfaction was so easily found on everybody’s face. process.
  • Fastener Expo Guangzhou 2014 sees double volume of visitors than last year

    Fastener Expo Guangzhou 2014 sees double volume of visitors than last year

    By CFM| 2014-11-28 00:00:00

    During 24-26 Nov., Fastener Expo Guangzhou was successfully held in Poly World Trade Expo Center. Foreign buyers came from 33 different countries, like Turkey, Italy, Poland, USA, Norway, Dubai etc. As was recorded by the organizers, the total number of visitors doubled than the last year on the second exhibition day. Overseas buyers consulting CFM’s customer service Big promotion painting of ChinaFastener Magazine Lots of CAS members (What is CAS members?) exhibited and told us that the show was a worth-going one, like Suzhou Xling, Shanghai Chengtai, Sailuk Rivet, Jiaxing Chinafar, S&D Fastener, Jiaxing Xinglin, Shanghai King Fastening, Jiangsu Washen, Yuyao Xintai , Cixi Jinggeng, Dongguan Demeng, Foshan Qingchang, Daqi Orient, Beijing Jinzhaobo etc. Jiaxing Chinafar Suzhou Xinling Sailuk Rivet Shanghai Chengtai Yuyao Xintai Cixi Jinggeng Foshan Qingchang S&D Fasteners Dongguan Demeng Shanghai King Fastening Though the scale of the show is not as big as Fastener Expo Shanghai, Fastener Expo Guangzhou was a great success not only to mention the large visitors flow, but also the great effect to promote business. And the organizers expressed their warm welcome and said that they will be expecting for more visitors to visit Fastener Expo Shanghai 2015 during 25-27 in the next year.
  • Fastener Companies Gathers in  National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo

    Fastener Companies Gathers in National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo

    By CFM| 2014-10-24 00:00:00

    At 9:00 in the morning on Oct. 23th 2014, the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo was grandly opened at Sands Expo & Convention Center. NIFMSE has become not only the biggest fastener show in North America, but also one of the biggest fastener exhibitions in the world given to its vast of scale. www.chinafastener.com (Booth 1553) has exhibited for the last eight years. Being as one of the most professional fastener media in China, it managed to introduce more and more excellent Chinese fastener suppliers to overseas buyers. And the latest issue of ChinaFastener Magazine had gained much popularity at scene and many buyers showed great interest towards it. At the mean time, some of them had also asked about Fastener Expo Shanghai 2015, which will be held in June 25-27 in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Booth of ChinaFastener Magazine 1553 AS was observed by journalists of www.chinafastener.com, there are about 700 exhibitors with over 800 booths. Besides American fastener companies, many came from afar, like China, Singapore, Israel, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Chinese Taipei etc. Many powerful CAS members also appeared in the show, like Fast-Fix, SRC, Tandl, Dongtai QB, Wenzhou Kaixu, Changshu Five Rich, RET, XYLX, Sansega, Haiyan Power Fastener, Jiaxing Zhengying, Hengfeng Rivet, Xinkai, Zhejiang Qifeng, Haiyan Guangda etc. These companies had really lightened the show by showcasing plenty of good made-in China products. Tandl Fast-Fix SRC Dongtai QB Changshu Five Rich RET Sansega Wenzhou Kaixu Zhejiang Qifeng Power Fastener Hengfeng The atmosphere was quite pleasing at scene. A large number of international buyers came and discussed passionately with the suppliers. As was told by a few buyers, journalists of www.chinafastener.com learnt that European buyers prefer fastener manufacturers in Taiwan than those in Mainland China in the consideration of product quality. Chinese fastener manufacturer really need to think about it and change their business strategies. While our interview with many CAS members, we found that many Chinese companies had been aware of that during the show and the consciousness of getting better. We should have more faith and patience in them. This year’s Expo is the largest ever in the show’s 33-year history and will feature over 82,000 sq. ft. of exhibits of interest to fastener manufacturers, distributors, importers, sales reps and others, informs Susan A. Hurley, CEM, General Manager.
  • CFM Witnessed the Grand Opening day of Canton Fair

    CFM Witnessed the Grand Opening day of Canton Fair

    By CFM| 2014-10-17 00:00:00

    The 115th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) grandly opened on 15th Oct., 2014 in China Import and Export Fair Complex ( Pazhou, Guangzhou, China). It will last to 4th Nov. The exhibition area covers 1.18 million square meters with 60,222 booths. This year 170 more companies exhibited which made the total number of exhibitors to 24,751. It showed the great influence of this show. CFM witnessed Canton Fair on the First Day and distributed the newly published 16th issue of ChinaFastener Magazine to international buyers on scene. Mr. Fang, the vice-minister of China’s Ministry of Finance, attended the opening ceremony and spoke that the public police had effectively improved the business environment and provided relief to the middle-sized companies and the next step is yet to come. The popularity of Canton Fair showed the steadiness of China’s foreign business . Mr. Liu Jianjun, the spoke man of Canton Fair, said that over 90% of the previous exhibitors choose to participate again which showed great confidence in this event. Though he pointed out that the financial turbulence of the international market and the outburst of Ebola may affect the number of foreign attendees, a steady business amount is expected. SRC Ningbo Ningli Beijing Jinzhaobo Zhejiang Qifeng Handan Ruiqiang Sansega Wuxi Anshida The Hardware show which is closely related to fastener products would be on the first phase of Canton Fair, lasts from 15th Oct. to 19th Oct., 2014. About 50 fastener companies took part in it. www.chinafastener.com noticed that lots of excellent CAS members (what is CAS member?)  exhibited, like Ningbo Ningli, Zhejiang Qifeng, SRC, Shanghai Five Minerals, Handan Ruiqiang, Ningbo Zheli, Sansega ,Beijing Jinzhaobo, Wuxi Anshida etc. Among them, Ningbo Ningli and Shanghai Five Minerals had specially decorated booth which attracted lots of international buyers. Most exhibitors told CFM journalists that there weren’t many visitors in the morning but more and more people came in the afternoon. Generally, they were happy about the visitors flow on the first day and ready to see the opportunity. While our visiting, many fastener exhibitors also concerned a lot about the upcoming Fastener Expo Guangzhou in Nov. which also indicated the increasing popularity of this show. “ We found that the quality of ChinaFastener Magazine and your service gets better and better and we are really looking forward to Fastener Expo Guangzhou.” as was told by one of ourCAS members.

Industry Activities

By USITC ,2015-03-04 00:00:00

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC or Commission) has voted to expedite its five-year (“sunset”) reviews concerning the antidumping duty orders on prestressed concrete steel wire strand from Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, and the antidumping finding on prestressed concrete steel wire strand from Japan, as well as the countervailing duty order on prestressed concrete steel wire strand from India (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-432 and 731-TA-1024-1028 (Second Review) and AA1921-188 (Fourth Review)). As a result of these votes, the Commission will conduct expedited reviews to determine whether revocation of these orders and this finding would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires the Department of Commerce to revoke an antidumping or countervailing duty order, or terminate a suspension agreement, after five years unless the Department of Commerce and the USITC determine that revoking the order or terminating the suspension agreement would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or subsidies (Commerce) and of material injury (USITC) within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Commission’s notice of institution in five-year reviews requests that interested parties file with the Commission responses that discuss the likely effects of revoking the order under review and provide other pertinent information.  Generally within 95 days from institution, the Commission will determine whether the responses it has received reflect an adequate or inadequate level of interest in a full review.  If responses to the USITC's notice of institution are adequate, or if other circumstances warrant a full review, the Commission conducts a full review, which includes a public hearing and issuance of questionnaires. The Commission generally does not hold a hearing or conduct further investigative activities in expedited reviews.  Commissioners base their injury determinations in expedited reviews on the facts available, including the Commission’s prior injury and review determinations, responses received to its notice of institution, data collected by staff in connection with the reviews, and information provided by the Department of Commerce. All six Commissioners concluded that the domestic group response for these reviews was adequate and the respondent group responses were inadequate and voted for expedited reviews. A record of the Commission’s votes on these matters is available from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC  20436.  Requests may be made by telephone by calling 202-205-1802. The record of the Commission’s votes is also posted on the USITC’s Internet site at http://pubapps2.usitc.gov/sunset/caseProf/list?sort=caseTitle&order=asc.  From this page, search “prestressed concrete steel wire strand” using the search box in the upper right corner. The Federal Register notice will indicate whether any further information or statements will be available.  Only parties that filed adequate responses and filed timely notices of appearance are eligible to participate further in these reviews.  The Commission will issue a report after it completes its reviews.

By Ken Liu ,2015-02-05 10:09:06

Throughout 2014, both Taiwan's machinery industry and machine-tool industry delivered fewer machines than originally ordered due chiefly to the higher NT-dollar-to-greenback ratio than that between the U.S.-dollar and the Japanese yen and South Korean won.   J.C. Wang, president of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry, points out that the island's machinery builders actually delivered on average US$1.7-1.8 billion of machines a month last year although government statistics show they were booked to build US$1.9-2.0 billion of machines a month.   In December, the deliveries totaled only US$1.88 billion, lower than the association's projected US$1.9-2.0 billion in spite of an increase of 4.7% from the same month of 2013, Wang says. In the same month, the island's machine-tool sector shipped US$321 million of machines, only 90% of the US$350 million of machines on order books but representing a 1.3% growth from December of 2013.   Throughout 2014, Taiwan's machinery industry exported US$20.88 billion of machines, a gain of 5.7% from 2013, with machine-tool makers delivering US$3.75 billion of machines to register an annual growth rate of 5.8%.   Industry executives say price gaps between Taiwan-built and Japan-built machines have narrowed to within 10% from 25-30% since the yen-to-greenback ratio has fallen to 120 from 80, making Japan-built machines more inexpensive.   They note that the weaker yen has prompted Japanese machine makers to cancel custom orders to Taiwanese makers, and European and American buyers to haggle over prices depending on currency fluctuations before asking for deliveries.   Mainland Chinese buyers postponed delivery dates mostly because of stretched cash flow, which left them hard pressed to make downpayment for the machines they booked with Taiwanese makers.   Wang points out that in 2015 there are upsides and downsides for Taiwan's machinery makers, with the advantages including the recent devaluation of NT-dollar and continuing decline in crud oil prices, and the disadvantages including the Free Trade Agreement between mainland China and South Korea, the decelerating economic growth of mainland China, and impact of the possible Greece's exit from the euro zone, a scenario predicted as unlikely by experts on global TV news channels. With the new leftist, anti-austerity prime minister Tsipras having won office, Greece's credit rating has been put on watch list for downgrade. The new PM would be courting disaster to consider leaving the EU when it owes billions in bailout loans.   Pessimists forecast exports of both Taiwan's machinery and machine-tool industries to rise 10 percent year on year in 2015 while cautious executives put the growth rate at 6-7 percent.

Raw Materials

By Reuters ,2015-03-09 10:21:19

According to two sources familiar with a European Commission proposal, the European Union will impose anti dumping duties later this month on imports of stainless steel cold rolled sheet from China and Taiwan.   The EC plans to set tariffs of about 25% for imports from China and of about 12% for Taiwanese product, following a complaint lodged in May 2014 by the European steel producers association, Eurofer.   The EC will present its proposal to EU member states next week and by March 26 will put in place the duties, which are provisional pending the outcome of an investigation due to end in September.   Eurofer said that China and Taiwan shipped EUR 620 million worth of cold rolled stainless steel into the EU in 2013, some 17% of the overall market, and were guilty of dumping, or selling at unfairly low prices. A parallel investigation into alleged illegal subsidies for Chinese producers is also due to end in September.   Europe's largest stainless steel producers are Acerinox, Outokumpu and Aperam. Chinese and Taiwanese producers include Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Company, Baosteel and Yusco.   The EC, prompted by Eurofer, is also investigating alleged dumping of grain-oriented flat-rolled electrical steel, typically used in transformers, by producers in China, South Korea, Japan, Russia and the US.   Eurofer is also seeking to prolong existing duties on Chinese imports of wire rod. Despite a lower euro and a slow pick up of European demand, European producers were still confronted with a massive increase of imports from Asia, and from China in particular.   Eurofer said that total Chinese steel exports rose to a historic peak of 93 million tonnes in 2014 equivalent to 60 per cent of total EU steel consumption. Chinese steel exports to the EU increased to 4.5 million tonnes last year from 1.2 million tonnes in 2009.   Eurofer believed the large expansion of China's steel industry does not reflect cost advantages but is based on state-owned enterprises raising capital on preferential terms, as well as other forms of subsidy. China's exports include not just basic products, such as hot rolled steel but also high end coated sheets.

Company News

Exibition & Association News

By CFM ,2014-12-02 00:00:00

On the very first day of Fastener Expo Guangzhou 2014, www.luosi.com held a big celebration of its 10th  anniversary on 24th Nov. with experts and leaders from more than 400 Chinese fastener companies and fastener associations. The fifth Chinese Fastener Summit was held at the same day. Many big names in industry attended the summit in the afternoon. The celebration was divided into three sections. In the afternoon of 24th Nov., a summit of fastener elites was held. The appreciation dinner came after in the evening. A special psychological lecture about wealth and restrictive concept was scheduled in the afternoon on 25th . The summit begun at 15:00 in the afternoon with the speech of Mr. Feng Jingyao, Chairman of China Fastener Industry Association on the topic of the current situation of China fastener industry. He emphasized that the older generation of entrepreneur should pay more attention on innovation rather than their rest glory since the relative trade advantage of China is becoming less and less distinct.  Then an professional expert in internet industry, Mr. Xiong Youjun, shared his idea about the application of internet in the traditional industry. His ideas about how to utilize the new media and website for company promotion had enlightened many CEOs. Then, Mr. Chen Huayin, the CEO of Suzhou Fast Hardware Co,. Ltd, shared his experience on how to realize fastener e-business. As a professional fastener manufacturer, the online sales value of Suzhou Fast Hardware reaches about 100,000 million each year. Further on, a high-level fastener industry dialogue which was hosted by Mr. Yang Junfeng, the CEO of www.luosi.com. He invited four guests to debate on the topic of how should fastener companies make the most of internet and how to solve various kinds of problems in the Dinner started in a pleasant atmosphere at 18:00. An amazing sand artist performed sand animation to showcase the ten years’ development course of www.luosi.com, during which we also reviewed the foundation of ChinaFastener Magazine and www.chinafastener.com. It was founded in 2004. After ten years of devoted work , is now the official website of China Fastener Institute and the leading media in China’s fastener industry. www.luosi.com is the Chinese web and the international version is www.chinafastener.com. It also publish professional fastener guide books every year. Luosi Industry is the Chinese one and ChinaFastener Magazine is a Chinese-English bilingual one. Later, the enthusiastic dance performed by ten beautiful female staff of www.luosi.com stirred up the whole party. And the president of www.luosi.com, Wang Yanbo,  together with three programmer and English editor of www.chinafastener.com, presented a inspiring song. What carried on was the link of lucky drawing and the evening ended in joyful mood. Most of the attendees expressed their appreciation towards the event by providing chance for them to communicate with each other. In the end, Mr. Feng Jingyao and the management unveiled a precious plaque which was given by a 98 year old eminent monk. It expressed the good wish that www.luosi.com to build century brand. Almost all the attended guests packed on the stage and had a big group photo. Happiness and satisfaction was so easily found on everybody’s face. process.

Fastener News

By Miles Moore ,2014-11-17 11:28:58

TOLEDO, Ohio—Hitachi Metals Ltd., a Tokyo-based auto parts manufacturer, has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $1.25 million fine for its alleged role in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for automotive brake hose. The U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Division filed a one-count felony charge and settlement agreement against Hitachi on Oct. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in Toledo. According to the document, Hitachi and its co-conspirators fixed the prices of brake hose sold to Toyota Motor Corp. and Toyota’s subsidiaries, affiliates and suppliers. Hitachi’s involvement in the conspiracy lasted from at least November 2005 until at least September 2009, according to the Justice Department. In addition to pleading guilty and paying the fine, Hitachi also agreed to cooperate fully with Justice Department investigators in their ongoing probe of price fixing among auto parts manufacturers, the agency said. The settlement agreement is subject to court approval. With Hitachi’s guilty plea, 30 auto parts manufacturers have pleaded guilty or agreed to plead guilty in the Antitrust Division’s price fixing investigation, the largest in the history of the agency. Those companies have agreed to pay a total of nearly $2.4 billion in fines. Forty-four executives of those companies have also been charged individually for their alleged roles in the conspiracy. The Antitrust Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to seek information on price fixing, bid rigging and other illegal, anticompetitive practices in the auto parts industry. Anyone with information on this matter should contact the Antitrust Division’s Citizen Complaint Center at 888-647-3258 or at this website. They may also contact the FBI’s Cleveland field office at 216-522-1400.

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