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By CFM ,2015-07-30 14:37:54
Since the beginning of this year, the growth of China’s Auto Market continues to slow down, which fact propels the auto enterprises who owns proprietary brands to high-end manufacturing but as well squeezes the market shares of dependent auto enterprises in China. The entry of foreign-invested company further adds insult into injury. To cope with the difficulties lying in front of the road of development, there are several methods for dependent auto enterprises to break out of the encirclement. One is to aquire companies in the lines to strengthen one’s possibility to get a share in high-end market. So does the resources integration in mainland China. Another one is to develop the energy-saving vehicles that will be a shining star in future market. Heading to Intelligent Auto Manufacturing should be the third way out. At present, on the auto market of China, 70% of the market share is taken by foreign-invested enterprises and the left 30% is local dependent enterprises that concentrate on mid-and-low-end auto manufacturing. The declining tendency of the market taken by dependent enterprises is continous.
By CFM ,2015-07-28 12:01:34
On July 24, relative higher education institutes and research institutions in Chongqing City initiated 4 theme projects of 863 Program. Within which, the research on “3D Printings for Developing Key Technologies and Equipments” initiated by Chongqing University is hopefully to produce the largest mono-parts in the world. “At present, the unilateral maximum size of parts produced by 3D Printings is 25 cm, and we are planning to surmount the technical difficulty of printing the parts with an unilateral maximum size of 75 cm.” introduced by the chief expert of “3D Printings for Developing Key Technologies and Equipments” theme project. He also indicated that the R & D of this project allowed China to own the proprietary intellectual property right of the key technologies including forming technologies, equipments, softwares, etc, providing a whole set of solutions to promote 3D Printings in various fields of Industry. Based on the interview, ths project is estimated to be completed within 4 years. The initiation of these 4 them projects will in different degree promote the transformation and upgrading of local industry in Chongqing to the destination of high-end manufacturing.
By CFM ,2015-07-27 13:33:14
According to CCTV News, in the first half of 2015, China has its trade remedy investigation cases decreased 30% on year-on-year basis. However, China remains as the biggest victim of international trade remedy restrictions. In the first half of the year, there were 37 investigation cases undertaken by 14 countries or area against China, involving 3.5 Billion USD with a decreasing rate of 34% on a year-on-year basis. It was analyzed that the main body of proposing the investigation were member countries of G20. Within which, there were 6 cases initiated by USA and it is worth noting that the cases filed by Latin America has increased 27%, comparing with that of last year. Press Spokesman of Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China, Mr. Shen Danyang indicated that trade frictions often occurs in Hardware Industry, Chemical Industry, and Light Industry while the high-tech and high value-added export products suffers from the restriction in a growing tendency. In the first half, the anti-monopoly cases against concentraction of undertakings were 55% increased comparing with that of last year.
By Steel First ,2015-04-24 13:35:53
Global output of direct reduced iron (DRI) decreased by 1% year-on-year in March 2015 as production in Libya ground to a halt, according to data released by the World Steel Assn (Worldsteel) this week. World DRI output fell to 5.4 million tonnes year-on-year in March, with output in Libya down by 85% year-on-year to 15,000 tonnes. In the rest of the African region, DRI output in March decreased in Egypt by 15% year-on-year to 225,000 tonnes and increased in South Africa by 10% to 140,000 tonnes. Total DRI output in the Middle East decreased by 1.5% year-on-year in March to 2.2 million tonnes. Output in Iran, the world’s second-largest producer of DRI, decreased by 1% year-on-year to 1.3 million tonnes, while Saudi Arabian and Qatari outputs fell by 3% year-on-year to 460,000 tonnes and 232,000 tonnes, respectively. Meanwhile, production in the UAE increased significantly to 259,000 tonnes, up by 36% from March last year. The biggest DRI producing nation, India, saw its output increase by 4% year-on-year to 1.7 million tonnes. In the Americas, Venezuela showed a year-on-year increase in volume, more than doubling its DRI production to 190,000 tonnes from 79,000 tonnes, while Canada’s output grew by 12% to 138,000 tonnes. March DRI output fell by 23% year-on-year in Trinidad and Tobago, to 145,000 tonnes, and by 3% in Mexico, to 525,000 tonnes. The data in the report covers the 13 countries that accounted for about 89% of total world DRI production in 2013.
By CFM ,2015-04-22 15:22:36
In September and October 2013, President of People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping presented the strategic conceptions of building “The New Silk Way Economic Belt” and “The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road” respectively. Later these two conceptions are referred as One Belt And One Road (OBAOR). It’s worth mentioning that the Belt connects China with Central Asia, Mid-East, Southeast Europe and Western Europe, while the Road connects countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia Sub-continent, Arabian Peninsula, and North Africa, etc. In the aspect of High Speed Railway Construction: In the Executive Meeting of State Council which was chaired by Prime Minister Li Keqiang , it was decided that the railway construction should quicken its steps. Based on this instruction, China Railway Corporation has raised its construction goal this year, within which the fix-assets investment will raise from 700 Billion CNY to 720 Billion CNY. In 2015, there will be 12 high speed railways putting into construction. Total running mileage will reach to 8,887 miles in two years. The development of high speed rail construction will bring higher demand of railway fasteners. In the aspect of Wind Power Industry: In February this year, National Energy Bureau has released the monitoring results of Wind Power Industry in 2014. Based on the statistics, the newly increased capacity of the whole year has achieved 19.81 million KW, which hit a new record. It is estimated that the scale of wind power will grow dramatically in the areas of North China, Northeast China, and Northwest China after promoting wind power industry in Mid-east China and Southern China. The development of wind power industry also bring opportunity to fastener industry. In the aspect of Nuclear Power Industrial Chain: It is clearly pointed out in the Action Plan of Energy Development Strategy in 2014-2020 that by 2020, the total nuclear power capacity should reach 58 million KW, while there will be over 30 million KW nuclear power under construction. However, by 2014, the operating units and the units under construction are less than 50 million KW. Still there is a huge space for growth. With the plan of restarting nuclear power, there will be a peak time for input and output in nuclear power industry. With advantages of high technology and high cost-effective ratio, nuclear power has become the major driving force for China’s “Walking out” Strategy. A analyzer told that most of countries, whose nuclear power generating capacity takes less than 6% of the whole generating capacity are developing countries around One Belt and One Road. The export of nuclear power will welcome its spring day under this circumstance. OBAOR brings positive influence to the development of China’s western area and coastal area. Great changes can be seen in the field of Infrastructure Construction, Transportation Industry and Trade & Services. All these changes also lay profound foundation for the development of fastener Industry.
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.
By CFM ,2015-07-31 13:52:34
In the evening of July 27, Gem-Year released its announcement of downside earning warnings. It is estimated that in the first half of 2015, the business performance of Gem-Year will be -20 million CNY. Gem-Year indicated that the reason of its undesirable performance in the first half was attributed to the decreasing demand from high-speed rail construction industry. Detailed and official report will be released later.
By Automotive News ,2015-07-29 15:32:51
Sonic Automotive Inc. is shuffling some executive positions, naming its co-founder Scott Smith to the post of CEO, effective immediately, the company said in a statement today. Smith, 47, replaces his father and the company’s founder O. Bruton Smith, 88, who will now serve as executive chairman. Scott Smith has been Sonic’s president since 2007. He will retain that title and will work with executives and the board of directors in his new position as CEO. O. Bruton Smith will report directly to the board of directors and will work closely with Scott Smith and Vice Chairman David Smith, also O. Bruton Smith’s son. Scott Smith said the leadership changes will not affect the company’s direction. “Really our strategy does not change in any way, shape or form,” he said. “We’re continuing to go the same route we had already planned for the long term and we look forward to the future.” Sonic, based in Charlotte, N.C., ranks No. 5 on the Automotive News list of the top 150 dealership groups based in the U.S. with sales of 135,932 new vehicles in 2014.
By NFDA ,2015-07-30 14:35:41
This year the Board of Directors for the National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA) approved two scholarships for Fastener Training Week, an advanced fastener technical training program produced by the Fastener Training Institute. The association is pleased to announce the winners for 2015 are: Corey Facemire: Business Development Manager of NSK Industries in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Mark Jacobs: Director of Engineering/Quality of Fast-Rite International in Glendale Heights, Illinois. Applicants were evaluated based on the recommendation from their employer, personal achievements, work experience, and an essay. Identifying information was redacted, so that the team evaluating the applications did not know the names or employers of those applying. For more information about Fastener Training Week, visit www.fastenertraining.org.
By CFM ,2015-07-13 00:00:00
On July 10, organized by Hong Kong Screw & Fastener Council, the third seminar on “designing advanced fastener dies” was closed with favorable results in Shenzhen City. It attracted near 85 enterprise representatives from fastener industry to attend this seminar. As the appointed media, CFM followed to report the whole event. Mr. Lin Zhiming, President of HKSFC introduced the goal and schedules of this seminar. Due to the harsh competition in fastener industry and higher requirement of relative fastener products, to design suitable dies for fasteners shall be one of the crucial sessions to produce high-end fasteners. Two specialists in fastener industry were invited to share with attendees their knowledge and experience. CEO of CPM Company, Dr. Gerhard Hermann Arfmann spoke on the topic of how to apply FEA to realize the advanced design of process and die. Another honored speaker is Mrs. Zhang Liping from Shanghai Chun Zu Machinery Industry Co., Ltd. who shared on the topic of the new destination to design extruding and cold-heading dies. Dr. Gerhard Hermann Arfmann from CPM Mrs. Zhang Liping from Shanghai Chun Zu Machinery Industry Co., Ltd. On site of the seminar, speakers and attendees interacted in harmony and enthusiastic atmosphere. CFM Journalist gained information about the next seminar. It was announced by HKSFC that the next edition would be on discussing the e-platings. Secretariat of HKSFC would publish details of the fourth seminar later.
By CFM ,2015-07-07 14:02:47
As the price within China’s Steel Market declines in a great degree, the phenomenon of “Sell into Corrections” among sellers is increasing too. Iron ore market across the world undergoes a fluctuation temporarily and turns to the decline at last with an accelerating decline of iron ore price. Based on the latest market report, the future market of steel continued its declines with a price decreased to 1,800 CNY per ton. Correspondently, the spot market of steel suffered from the price declining. Decreasing demand from downstream industry should be the main cause of the price decline of steel. Decreased demand urged steel factories to lower their ex-factory price, assuring none the confidence to stay firmly on this far more competitive market. On the market of construction steel, the decline was growing when in particularly in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Fuzhou, the price per ton has decreased 20 to 100 CNY within a week. Under such a circumstance, the market price of steel has dropped away from the ex-factory price. Even to reduce the production of steel, it would do no help to convert the choice of merchants to clear their storage. Decline continued too on the market of steel sheet, in particularly the hot rolled strip and coils. By July, the storage of iron ore in main ports of China has firstly welcome an increase of 3.05 million ton to a total volume of 81.85 million ton after undergoing a continuous ten-week decrease since late April. China’s steel factories continue their loss with a decreased demand, which will later bring a reversion to supply and demand of iron ore.
By CFM ,2015-05-16 14:04:47
A few days ago, Tianjin Administration Committee of the Development Zone, Tianjin Sino-German Vocational Technical College and VWATJ Company signed a tripartite cooperation agreement which decided to open the first Asian Component College in Tianjin, introducing the German dual-system of personnel training mode into China, in order to train skilled talents for transformation and upgrading in Automobile Industry. “This component college will offer vocational training for 4 majors, planning to train 500 skilled talents a year. Since this cooperation involves three parties, then each party will play a different role. The Committee will offer policy guidance, the Tianjin-German College will take charge of recruitment and selection, and the VWATJ company will design the courses and provide students with chances of practice.” said a director from Administration Committee. Dual-system is a German vocational training mode which includes two aspects—the vocational college that offers vocational training and the enterprises that offer chances and places for trainees to practise.
What will happen in next five years? None can predict it. Perhaps Jack Ma will not rank first in the Top Searches and another Jack Ma will rise. No one knows. But it is undeniable that almost all walks of life are embracing the mobile internet nowadays, trying to grab chances for development. So does the fastener industry. Organized by www.chinafastener.com, the Second Global Fastener Industry CEO Summit will be held in Shanghai Hongta Hotel in the afternoon of June 26th, 2015,with the topic of “The Next Five Years”. Held every two years, the aim of Global Fastener Industry CEO Summit is to promote global fastener industry communication and development as it provides a highest platform for global fastener experts to share their successful experience and to enhance business relationship. “We will invite about 200 representatives from about 10 countries and areas who are leaders in fastener enterprises, fastener associations and relative fastener organizations. There will be about 5 honored guests invited to make a 15-minute to 20-minute speech respectively,” mentioned by Yang Junfeng, CEO of www.chinafastener.com. Agenda of Global Fastener Industry CEO Summit: Time Agenda Remarks 16:00-16:30 Sign in 16:30-18:45 Theme speech/ High-end dialogue Five experts from global fastener industry will make speeches or conduct face-to-face communication 18:45-19:00 Free Communication Discussing the development perspective of international fasteners industry 19:00-21:00 Welcome dinner of 2015 Global Fastener Industry CEO Summit Happy and relaxed moment, to recognize important distributors, industrial association, and the person in charge of fastener suppliers Attractions: A) Industrial leaders: CEO Summit invites honored guest speakers from global. There will be nearly 200 attendees from global famous fastener enterprises, magazines & industrial associations, and the famous industrial media will follow up to report； B) Distinct Theme: The honored guest speakers will make speeches on the topic of Next Five-Year for global fastener industry, sharing their wisdoms, from which you can learn more about how to find the development opportunities of fastener industry in the next five years； C) International scale: Invite oversea fastener experts, covering Asia, Europe, Africa, America, and Oceania; provide five-star hotels & first-class conference equipments; offer welcome dinner; supply simultaneous interpretation with multiple languages; make meeting materials & honored guest list； D) Valuable schedule: You can visit the largest fastener exhibition in Asia—Fastener Expo Shanghai (25-27, June, 2015) Any interest in attending CEO Summit, Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Tel: 86-20-66885155. For more information, please visit: http://ceo.chinafastener.com/nd2/index_en.html Source: www.chinafastener.com
On April 15th, the 117th session of China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) was declared open in Pazhou International Exhibition Center, Guangzhou. This fair offers 60,228 exhibition booths for totally 24,713 enterprises from home and abroad while the total exhibition space covers 1.18 million m2. Introduced by the organizers, it is predicted that the number of purchasers participating in this fair will decrease slightly and the volume of transaction will fluctuate between the normal range, due to the complicated foreign trade situation this year. And this fair is the first session of fair after the Guangdong Free Trade Zone was permitted by China Government, thus, there will be a special exhibition area to absorb foreign investment, for sake of supporting the Guangdong Free Trade Zone Conference. The Hardware & Tool Exhibition is arranged in the first phase of the fair, dated from April 15th to April 19th, mainly in the exhibition halls of No. 14.3, No.15.3 and No.16.3. It is reported by journalists from www.chinafastener.com (luosi.com) that the number of fastener enterprises participating this year is about 50, leveling off that of before. In this fair, regular participators all appear, such as Shanghai MinMetals, Ningbo Ningli High-Strength Fastener Co., Ltd., Ningbo Xingyi Fasteners Co., Ltd., Wuxi Anshida Hardware Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Sansega Industrial Co., Ltd., Handan Ruiqiang Fasteners Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Huasheng Fastener Manufacture Co., Ltd., Qifeng Precision Industry Sci-Tech Corp., and Dongtai City Huawei Standard Component Company Ltd.. Ningbo Ningli Company and Shanghai MinMetals use special large booths to attract foreign purchasers. Staff from other companies try to attract purchasers by taking the first step, hoping to get large orders this year too. During the interview, our journalists discovered that many participators held great interest in the 2015 Shanghai Fastener Expo organized by www.chinafastener.com (luosi.com). They as well spoke highly on the China Fastener Magazine and the Industrial Directory of Chinese Fastener. The recognition and support from clients motivate the whole team of www.chinafastener.com to do better.
Fastener Fair Stuttgart was grandly opened at 9:30 on Mar.3rd , 2015 in The Stuttgart International Exhibition Center. Editor Iris from ChinaFastener.com witnessed it at the exhibition and brought us the first-hand information of the fair. (CFM Stand: Hall8, S140) As the top fastener fair of the world, Fastener Fair Stuttgart successfully invited so many industrial experts and visitors to the big show to communicated, shared information and make a win-win corporation to each other. It is said by Iris that, there are 821 exhibitors from 42 countries and regions attended to the fair this year. Exhibiting area reached to 18,000Sqms, by the increase rate of 12%. 3/4 of the exhibitors are from other countries outside Germany, which are mainly from Italy, United Kingdom, Turkey, Netherlands, Spain, Poland, France, and most Asian countries and regions like Mainland China, Taiwan, India and South Korea. Most of the Chinese exhibitors are mainly in Hall 8. Many famous enterprises were busy at showing high quality product and enterprise culture in the fair. Wish all of them all the best. Special Rivets Corp.(SRC) Ningbo Xingyi Fasteners Saite Machinery Jiaxing Chinafar Standard Parts Wenzhou Kaixu Jiangsu Washen Jiaxing Port Lixin Shanghai Fast-Fix Rivet Corp. Ningbo ABC Hengfeng Rivet Ningbo Jingle Corp Shanghai Rivet Manufacture(RET) Jiashan Ziheng Factory Yuyao Mingfeng Qifeng Precision Industry Haiyan Hongmao Haiyan Fujian Fastener Haiyan Zhaofeng Fasteners Shanghai Jingyang Fastener Fair Stuttgart is such a meaningful exhibition that so many fastener industrial buyers, visitors and suppliers gathered to this show. Many Chinese exhibitors came to Fastener Fair Stuttgart because of its popularity. According to the series of interviews, Iris noticed that, by the influenced of European economy affection and the anti-dumping of European to China, most of the Chinese supplier said that, though the European market is obviously smaller than before, they can’t stop their steps to make development of Europe. What’s more, many European buyers hope the problem of anti-dumping will be solve as soon as possible, and so that to establish long-term corporative relations with Chinese fastener suppliers.
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.
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.
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.