Automobile, motorcycle, and electronic industries center at TWTC & TWTC Nangang

Thursday, April 10, 2008

2008 Taipei International Auto Parts & Accessories Show (2008 Taipei AMPA), a trade show for the automotive industry, located at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall (TWTC Nangang), opened yesterday and will continue until this Saturday April 12 with two concurrent trade shows for motorcycle and electronic industries at Taipei World Trade Center named Taipei International Automobile Electronics Show (AutoTronics Taipei) & Taiwan International Motorcycle Industry Show (Motorcycle Taiwan).

Opening Ceremony of Taipei AMPA at TWTC Nangang.
Image: Rico Shen.
Cquote1.svg We [the TAITRA and the automobile industry] ever met a damn difficult problem on show space of this show, because in the past years, there were only three exhibition halls at TWTC (Hall 1, 2, 3), even though we [the TAITRA] do several attempts on scale expansions, still, there's no enough space for the automobile industry. Finally, After confirmation of its construction of TWTC Nangang, we decided to enroll this show into TWTC Nangang. With 937 companies participating including foreign participants from United Kingdom, Italy, France, Japan, United States, India, Malaysia, Korea, and China, this show will bring on internationalization as the Taipei Cycle and TaiSPO ever concurrently showcased in March. Cquote2.svg

—Yung-chuan Chao, President of Taiwan External Trade Development Council

Cquote1.svg This industry is an export-oriented market in Taiwan. According to some statistics, its production value reached NT$153.9 billion dollars, and its export value reached USD$471 million dollars, those facts showcased several growths on its [automobile] industry. With several OBMs get certified on innovative products, the brand of "Made in Taiwan" was progressively steady. This echoed our show slogan - "Without Taiwan, You Don't Get Parts!" I hope the automobile industry in Taiwan can play a great role in the world with participants' hard works. Cquote2.svg

—Fadah Hsieh, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China.

Fi Pavilion of Motorcycle Taiwan 2008.
Image: Rico Shen.
Cquote1.svg This year of Motorcycle Taiwan has some differences especially on the 5th-cycle standard pavilion because the environment issue is progressively focused by the automobile industry in the world. We [the TAITRA] thanked several supports by world-class companies YAMAHA to pay more attentions on this pavilion. I think this issue should be more discussed by professionals from academic units, industry, and governments not only in Taiwan. Cquote2.svg

—Donald W. Lu, Vice President of TAITRA.

The three main shows in different venues, highlighting key issues like the environment, energy-efficiency, and industry transformations. TAITRA held "AutoTronics Forum" and "Taiwan Automotive International Forum & Exhibition" in hopes of forecasting the future of the electronic and automobile industries. Yamaha Corporation put on the "'Fi' 5th-Stage Emission Standard Pavilion" to showcase the research achievement and solutions for the future standard of fifth-cycle.


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