- Translated transcript of speech delivered by Jan-Pei Juang, chairman of Auto/Motorcycles Components Manufacturing Committee, Taiwan Transportation Vehicle Manufacturers Association (TTVMA) at the 4-in-1 Mega Show
TAIPEI, Taiwan, 9 April 2014 —-– In 1984 Taipei AMPA held its first exhibition at Taipei Songshan Airport Exhibition Hall, when there were 111 exhibitors participated, using 185 booths, after 30 years, are glad to see Taipei AMPA expanding, this year a total 1,346 exhibitors participate, using 3,665 booths, the exhibition also witnessed the growth of Taiwan vehicle industry, after years of hard work, Taiwan vehicle industry expanding the scale.
Compared with 30 years ago, in 1984 Taiwan automobile and motorcycle industry production value was NTD1,251 million, in 2013, reached NTD5,084 million, an increase of 400 percent. In 1984 Taiwan produced 165,000 cars, in 2013 produced 339,000 cars, an increase of 200 percent. In 1984 Taiwan produced 677,000 motorcycles, in 2013 produced 1.115 million, an increase of 160 percent.
Taiwan (domestic) market is small, in order to expand the scale, the only way is export to the world. In recent years, Taiwan automobile and auto parts exports reached the high record, in 2013 Taiwan’s auto parts export value of NTD1,979 million, a growth of 1.6 percent. In 2013 Taiwan’s motorcycle vehicle exports reached NTD14.4 billion decline slightly 0.72 percent. Therefore, Taiwan’s vehicle industry plays an important role in the world.
Under the trend of green energy and carbon reduction, vehicle industry has also brought new changes, the rise of smart vehicles and electric vehicles, driven by automotive electronics, green energy, information and communication technologies, such as a series of integration and innovation, Taiwan has a competitive advantage in the ICT industry technology, combined with an excellent vehicle industry development opportunities, electrical and electronic technology in the vehicle, become more safety, emery-efficient, comfortable “smart car”, and there are many parts that have become the supply chain of the international electric vehicle company.
The rapid development of global economic integration, many of the countries negotiation a free trade agreement have come into effect, an adverse position on Taiwan’s industrial competitiveness in the international market. Face the challenges of the future, hoping the government will continue to assist the vehicle expand the global market.
In order to maintain growth, the vehicle industry in Taiwan also requires effort, innovation, breakthrough. We expect Taipei AMPA four shows also to continue growing. Be a display of Taiwan vehicle industrial best platform to continue to witness the development of Taiwan vehicle industry.