||After wrapping up four stunning days of business and discovery on April 17th, success is still being tallied by MOTORCYCLE TAIWAN (The 6th Taiwan Int'l Motorcycle Show) and the first-ever EV TAIWAN (Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show).
These twin shows hosted a total of 235 exhibitors who used 648 booths. The twin events drew 18,248 visitors including 1,661 overseas buyers. These included the top ten nations represented, namely Japan, China, the U.S.A., Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, and Germany.
That packed venue welcomed representatives from the top tier, including makers such as TESLA MOTORS from the U.S.; YAMAHA, MITSUBISHI, HONDA CARS, and HITACHI SOLUTIONS from Japan and DAYTONA CORP., Japan’s biggest distributor of motorcycle parts. With them were BMW MOTORRAD from Germany; SCHLETTER GMBH (Germany’s leading new energy company); JOHANNES J. MATTHIES GMBH & CO (Germany’s major chain distributor of car and motorcycle parts and accessories), HERANN HARTJE KG (German dealer of motorcycle parts) and AUTOBINCK HOLDING N.V. (one of the Netherlands’ top three car manufacturers), MSA INTERNATIONAL (Dutch car importer); Korea’s LG INNOTEK; Indonesia’s No. 1 car manufacturer ASTRA OTOPART; and one of Indonesia’s top five importers of motorcycle parts PT MITRA LESTARI MOTORINDO. All these manufacturers came to MOTORCYCLE TAIWAN and EV TAIWAN to scout new products and business partners.
Oversea buyers visiting the show praised the R&D strengths of Taiwan manufacturers. Richard Rass, assistant manger at Vectric Corporation in the U.S. exclaimed, “Even though I have just arrived, I have already seen many products that are very intriguing and will make a difference in the electric vehicle industry.” He added that “Taiwan is getting a good head start on everyone by holding such a big industry expo”.
Apart from ordinary motorcycle parts and components, Taiwan is also a global powerhouse for sourcing accessories for customized motorcycles. To demonstrate the achievements of Taiwan’s customized vehicle industry, the organizer this year opened a dedicated area at MOTORCYCLE TAIWAN for the CUSTOMIZED BIKE SHOW.
The premiere of EV TAIWAN attracted widespread participation from across the industry. Just the nature of this event seemed to inspire the innovative aspects of each product that reflected the endeavors of a vast variety of exhibitors. Among these were electric car brands such as LUXGEN, TOBE, PIHSIANG and All Win GPT. In addition, electric ATVs and electric bicycles were also highly sought after. Most buyers from Japan, Germany, Korea, the U.S.A., the Middle East, South Africa and Southeast Asia directed their attention to electric bicycles equipped with waterproof motors, electric folding bikes, smart electric motorcycles, and key parts and components such as batteries, battery management systems and motors.
Combined with advantages offered by Taiwan’s ICT industry, the domestic electric vehicle (EV) industry has a tremendous potential to prosper. Though still in its initial stages and operating on a relatively smaller scale, Taiwan’s EV industry is very promising. It has developed a full supply chain incorporating up-, mid-, and downstream manufacturers.
The organizer made a special effort to encourage new product announcements during the show. Nine manufacturers used these moments to launch new products, including F.A.R. (brake discs), nikisports (nikisports motorcycle harness systems), PAN.TEC (PE-L1 cocola electric bikes), AEON (CO-In, MY, Elite, and Urban series, 3D350 tricycles), KM (luggage boxes, Top Cases), KUANGDA (stylish electric bicycles), BL (Boora Electric Bikes), WUKAWA (Forged Aluminum Alloy Wheels) and BERLIN (new safety jackets).
Taiwan’s motorcycle industry has achieved outstanding records in terms of own brands and ODM. It offers a comprehensive industrial structure and its R&D technologies (with regard to production of whole vehicles and parts/accessories, production quality, product diversity and brand awareness) now occupy lead positions on the international market.
Based on a mature motorcycle supply chain which shows a nearly 100% local content rate, Taiwan’s motorcycle industry is continuously seeking to increase its depth and scale. As for electric vehicles, government is actively promoting the “Smart Car Development Strategy and Action Plan” which has listed EVs as one of the six key green industries for development.
These twin events, EV TAIWAN and MOTORCYLE TAIWAN, double up the strengths and prospects in a mammoth platform to market the best. That’s why next year’s events will be even better when they return next April 12th and 15th.