TAIPEI, Taiwan - The 25th Taipei Cycle Show looks to mark a historic moment for the international bicycle industry. Some very big names from the automotive industry are seen on the show floor.
The representatives from the car sector's biggest companies do not want to be named. But when exchanging name cards it shows that they are from upper management levels.
One thing is sure: the people from the automotive industry came to the right place when checking out the developments in electric bikes. More drive system suppliers than ever before are on the Nangang show floor.
New ordering is low at Taipei Cycle Show
As for business: this year's Taipei Cycle Show is even more than in previous years a social event. OEMs discuss running projects and orders with their suppliers. But new ordering is low as the economic crisis is at every level in the supply chain, causing lower investments.
Maybe it's the very cautious mood on the show floor which causes that the 'old' discussion on the timing of the Taipei Cycle Show is revived. More voices say that Taipei Cycle is to move to November dates to meet the supply chain needs of the US and EU industry.