Home Over ons Sitemap  

>  Taiwan trade official recommends India as investment destination                 >  Thermaltake launches TOUGHRAM RGB DDR4 memory series                 >  Bike machinery partners with Taiwanese machine maker                 >  Open doors for green industries in Tainan                 >  State Bicycle Co. moves production of some models to Taiwan                 >  Taiwan develops new scrub typhus rapid test kit                 >  AlexRims upgrades factory for making hi-end e-bike hubs                 >  How Taiwan commits to a green future                 >  Lextar to releases new mini LED product series                 >  Taiwan exhibitors form third largest group at EMO Hannover 2019                 >  Taiwan's first Halal-certified vending machine debuts in Taipei                 >  US biomedical CRO Veristat sets up first Asia operations in Taiwan                 >  TYAN launches AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processor based server platforms                 >  Delegation from Belize visits Taiwan food factory                 >  Executive Yuan approves electric motorbike drive                 >  First offshore wind farm in Taiwan to be fully operational by end of year                 >  High added value offers trending among Taiwan machine tool makers                 >  Taipei Cycle Show 2020 connects with Latin American manufacturers in São Paulo                 >  UrDa Mobility shared mobility firm announces foray into India with eBikeGo                >  Acer’s Predator Thronos gaming chair wins gold at Computex d&i Awards 2019                >  NTHU research team introduces smart garbage can in Hsinchu                >  Orsted secures US$806 million green revolving loan in Taiwan                >  TAITRA signs business MoU with Kosovo Chamber of Commerce                >  Taiwan smart machinery industry shine at textile technology show ITMA 2019                >  2018 machinery output hits new high                 >  Cincoze releases new fanless PC                >  FOOD TAIPEI 5-in-1 mega expo                >  Foresee announces submission of NDA for FDA approval of LMIS 50 mg                >  Giant forecasts another year of unprecedented e-bike growth                >  Uwin Nanotech roots in green chemistry and waste reduction concepts                >  EnBW opens shop in Taiwan                 >  Great invention by Kingpump, a trusted brand for air conditioning industry                 >  KYMCO launches Noodoe EV OS at Toyko 2019                 >  Tongtai establishes Taiwan’s first smart manufacturing line for motorcycles                 >  Winbond gains SGS automotive function safety certificate ISO 26262                 >  AMD President and CEO to deliver COMPUTEX 2019 CEO Keynote                 >  Taiwan Trade Shows                >  Silverfish becomes exclusive UK & Ireland distributor for Birzman                >  EirGenix opens protein production facility in Taiwan                >  Google to purchase 10MW of solar power in Taiwan, its first in Asia                >  Thermaltake presents new coolants P1000 Pastel and T1000 Transparent at CES 2019                >  Robotics revolutionizing the humble takeaway coffee                >  Taipei Cycle seminar gives insight into Taiwan’s bike industry                >  Latest innovations from Taiwan unveiled at Convergence India 2019                >  ZEV launches Taiwan’s first Tesla taxi service                >  TATUNG Rice Cooker voted second-best appliance in Japan                >  GIGABYTE releases AORUS RTX 2070 Gaming Box                >  Academia-industry collaboration to boost Taiwan industrial upgrades                >  Kwang Yang Motor works with ITRI to develop AI-based power management system                >  Taiwan smart machinery showcased at Manufacturing Indonesia                 >  Chailease to invest US$325 million in solar power development                >  HOLTEK New HT66FM5340 BLDC SoC MCU                >  Improved outlook for Taiwan’s office furniture makers                 >  Mobility services highlighted at 2019 Automotive World                 >  Taiwan Excellence displays world class tech and innovations at Vibrant Gujarat                 >  Asymmetric DIABLO XL E-MTB wheelset by Joy Industrial                 >  Taiwan and India set groundwork for US$100 million in deals                 >  Crazy for bread, Luo Sheng-Der builds the kingdom of Chanmag Bakery Machines                >  ASRock showcases latest motherboards, small form factor PC and graphics cards                >  Taiwan Company to launch ride-hailing service with green pitch                >  Microsoft, Taiwan AI Labs collaborate for genetic analysis                >  AAEON releases powerful, new DIN rail mount box PC                >  Carbon master Aprebic presents EVO range of carbon fiber parts                 >  FCS Group to boost presence in Europe market                >  New 24-hour trash disposal and recycling machine being trialed in Taipei                >  Taiwan launches initiative to nurture plant doctors for eco-agriculture                >  Taiwantrade.com to present smart home, robotic, e-health and IoT offers at CES 2019                >  HTC DEEPQ builds largest VR anatomy lab with Taipei Medical University                >  Rich Parts building globally competitive, high quality truck parts                >  Taiwan decommissions oldest nuclear power reactor                >  Taiwan organizations showcase tech at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition                >  Taiwan sells food products at online grocery site to Malaysia                >  Taiwan smart machinery showcased at Manufacturing Indonesia 2018                 >  Avalue debuts APC-series fanless multi-touch panel PCs                 >  ITRI wins CES Innovation Awards for second consecutive year                 >  Taiwan and Iraq ink agreements to support cooperation, reconstruction                 >  Eco-friendly sugarcane straw wins gold in France                 >  KYMCO introduces SuperNEX Electric Supersport Motorcycle at EICMA 2018                 >  TMTS press conference focuses on the next generation of manufacturing                 >  Taiwan Products Magazine                >  Experience the digital sourcing power of Taiwantrade.com at ALLPACK Indonesia 2018                 >  Taiwan face mask brand boosts presence in European beauty market                 >  Taiwan machine tools offer leading technology solutions                 >  Let DURO take care of all your bike tire needs and more                 >  Taiwan invites investment in green energy as largest energy show kicks off                 >  Work faster, smarter, safer with BOXER-6405 Edge AI smart factory system                 

FCS Group to boost presence in Europe market
Taiwan Trade Center, Rotterdam

On its second showing at Fakuma, longtime Taiwanese injection press maker Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture Co. Ltd. is pitching European-level service and support at an economical price point.


Actually, for Fu Chun Shin, Fakuma is a bit more interesting than the K show,” said Peter Kochs, managing director at FCS’s European distributor, Windsor Kunststofftechnologie GmbH of Hanau, Germany. “Fakuma is more focused on injection molding.”


At its booth, Windsor is showing a 300-ton machine from Tainan, Taiwan-based FCS.


The Fakuma appearance is part of the 44-year-old Taiwanese company’s concerted push into the European market.


If you start selling Asian machines in Europe or especially in Germany, you are completely against the European manufacturers,” Kochs said. “The customers know about the [European manufacturers’] capabilities regarding service and support. So you need to guarantee 24-hour service, 24-hour spare parts, otherwise they will not buy.”


Under the 2016 distribution deal, FCS supplies Windsor with hydraulic and servo-hydraulic injection molding machines that meet European standards and specifications.


Windsor handles long-term sales, installation, service and parts supply in the EU and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland — the four countries of the European Free Trade Association.


Kochs has spent much of the past two years building up Fu Chun Shin’s continental infrastructure, including signing sales agents in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Belgium.


You have to have an agent in the country speaking the language, providing the service,” Kochs said. “This is really our focus — service and spare parts.”

We have a spare-parts stock of 2.5 million euros ($2.9 million),” Kochs said. “Eighty percent of the parts that are ordered by our customers, we deliver the same day.”


Founded in 1974, Fu Chun Shin in 2004 became the first, and still the only, injection molding machine maker traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.


At the Taipei Plas trade show in August, FCS highlighted smart manufacturing. At the show awards ceremony, Fu Chun Shin brought home a prize in the Industry 4.0 category for its melt variation control system.


FCS dubs its approach iMF 4.0, or “Intelligent ManuFactory.”

At Fakuma, though, Kochs wants to emphasize FCS’s tradition of manufacturing.

Right now, we’re just focusing on the machine,” he said. “In the end, it’s the pricing.”


At Taipei Plas, held every two years, FCS exhibited three machines: An electric 300-ton CT-300 produced 100-milliliter ice cream cups with in-mold labeling on a 5-second cycle, a hydraulic 160-ton FA-160 produced small stacking bins on 15-second cycle, and a hydraulic 300-ton FA-300 using Trexel Inc.’s foaming MuCell technology pumped out shoe stretchers on an 80-second cycle.


Standing before the gleaming machinery, Kochs looked forward to talking shop floor nuts and bolts at Fakuma.


From the technical point of view of the customers going there, it’s more focused,” he said.


While some Taiwanese machinery makers favor foreign-made servo motors, Fu Chun Shin sources its servos domestically from Tainan-based Intermoda Industry Inc. and Taipei-based Delta Electronics Inc.


For fiscal 2017, ending Dec. 31, Fu Chun Shin posted sales of US$110.2 million up 19 percent from 2016.


FCS has about 300 employees at its Tainan headquarters and factory. On the mainland, Fu Chun Shin’s Dongguan factory has 100 employees. A Ningbo factory has 200 employees.


FCS is also experiencing modest success stateside. Deputy Manager Hank Wu anticipates selling 25 machines into the U.S. market this year.


Taiwan’s contingent at Fakuma is small, but in the plastics world, the island nation definitely punches above its weight. Smaller than Switzerland with a population half that of Spain, Taiwan is the world’s sixth-biggest supplier of machinery, ranking behind only Germany, China, Japan, Italy and the United States.


The U.S.-China trade war will help smaller Taiwanese companies in the short term, but in the long term, Wu believes bigger rivals in mainland China can simply shift production to their overseas factories and avoid the U.S. tariffs.


Source: Plastics News

Nina Lin (ninalin@taitra.org.tw)


l   Taiwantrade news center: https://www.taiwantrade.com/mp/news-center

l   Taiwantrade industry insights:

(C) Taiwan External Trade Development Council, alle rechten voorbehouden.  Powered by
Organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China
Implemented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Innsbruckweg 118,3047 AH Rotterdam,The Netherlands
Tel. : +31 (10) 4460300 | Fax : +31 (10) 4625265 | E-mail : rotterdam@taitra.org.tw