Business expansion

Kinpo Electronics

With the business expansion of companies like the Kinpo Electronics Group in the Philippines, the country takes part in Taiwan’s progress as a major supply chain source of industries in the region. Taiwan is currently one of the Philippine's top trading partner and investment source. In photo, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo (center) together with DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. (second from left) and DTI Representative to Taiwan Benedict M. Uy (left) pose with New Kinpo Chief Executive Officer Simon Shen (second from right), and CalComp Thailand (a Kinpo Group subsidiary) Managing Director Tony Chow (right) during a call on December 16, 2014 at Industry and Investments Building in Makati City. In 2014, New Kinpo invested US$31.5 million or Php 1.4 billion to set up a new factory in Batangas that will be operated by its subsidiary Kinpo Electronics Inc. It also announced that it intends to invest another US$31 million for the factory’s expansion this year. These projects are expected to employ 4,000 to 6,000 workers.



Experts believe the next frontier of the semiconductor and electronics industry in the Philippines, now mostly in assembly and test, is in integrated circuit (IC) design.

The Department of Trade and Industry said in a statement, professors Shuenn-Yuh Lee PhD and Cheng-Han Hsieh of the Taiwan-based National Cheng Kung University urged Filipino engineers to set up companies to encourage innovation in the IC design and establish a competitive digital niche in Asia.

Lee and Hsieh facilitated the 5th IC Design Training Program focusing on the importance of analog to digital and digital to analog converters.

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Filipino Masterpieces Featured in Taiwan Design Expo 2014


Works of renowned Filipino designers are currently showcased in the Taiwan Design Expo 2014 – Kenneth Cobonpue, Ann Pamintuan, Dem Bitantes and Ina Gaston. The expo was originally scheduled to run from August 1 to 17 only but due to public demand, the expo has been extended until August 31, 2014.

The Taiwan Design Expo, now on its 12th year, is holding the expo in the east of Taiwan at Taitung City. The expo is organized by the Industrial Development Bureau and Ministry of Economic Affairs, and is managed by Taiwan Design Center. This year’s theme is "Open Design".

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Taiwanese Printer Parts Manufacturer Inaugurates Facility in Batangas


TaiHan Precision Technology Company, a publicly-listed company in Taiwan, has set up a manufacturing plant in Batangas to produce plastic injection molds for printers.  The formal inauguration of their factory took place last July 19, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Lilia B. De Lima, Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Ambassador Antonio I. Basilio, Philippine Trade and Investment Center – Taipei (PTIC-Taipei) Director Benedict M. Uy, and TaiHan Chairman Steve Yang.  The US$10 Million facility of TaiHan is located in a 3-hectare property they have acquired in Lima Land Batangas, with its operations projected to employ around 200 to 500 workers.

Present in the inauguration ceremony were Taiwanese, Chinese and Japanese suppliers of Taihan. DG Lilia De Lima wasted no time in also inviting these suppliers to join Taihan in locating in the Philippines as it will surely make more economic sense for them to be nearer Taihan and the rest of the printers and electronics manufacturing supply chain in the Philippines.

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Philippines joins the 2014 Taipei International Food Show


The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, through its Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) and Philippine Trade and Investment Center – Taipei (PTIC-Taipei), participated in this year’s Taipei International Food Show that was held last June 25 to 28 at the Taiwan World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall. Dubbed as Food Taipei, it is the biggest and most popular food expo being held yearly, garnering thousands of local Taiwanese and foreign visitors looking for food business opportunities.

Taipei Food Show1 The Philippine pavilion participants with Philippine Resident Representative Antonio I. Basilio (center)

In line with Food Taipei’s theme of promoting healthy food choices, the 12-booth Philippine Pavilion hosted companies who are into the natural, organic and healthy products industry. The small and medium enterprise food manufacturers and exporters who participated were Alter Trade Corp., Andy Albao Enterprise, DLA Naturals Inc., Fruits of Life Inc., M.Lhuillier Food Products, Miesto International Foods Corp., See’s International Food Manufacturing, Team Asia Corp., Tiongson Marketing, and Tropicana Food Products.

A highlight of the Philippine Pavilion was the live cooking demo sessions done by a Taiwanese chef, who was trained in one of the prestigious culinary schools in the Philippines. He made some dishes and desserts using the variety of Philippine food products of the manufacturer and exporter participants as some of his ingredients.

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