March 2023 Tradeshow scene returning to normal Taipei prepares for international bike industry again CONTENTS Taiwan exports over 1 million e-bikes in 2022 2 Taiwan exports over 1 million e-bikes in 2022 Despite industry challenges, shipments of e-bikes from Taiwan to global markets were at a very high level throughout 2022. Meet Robert Wu 4 Meet the new TBA chairman, KMC’s Robert Wu Bike Europe spoke to Robert Wu to find out what is on the cards for the TBA now that he has been elected chairman. ‘Back to normal’ is high priority at Taipei Cycle 6 ‘Back to normal’ is high priority at Taipei Cycle Following a 3 year pause for international guests, a visit to Taipei Cycle Show will mark the moment of returning to normal. Uniting bicycle industry 8 Uniting bicycle industry CEOs on sustainability issues The Shift Cycling Culture initiative motivated the industry to talk about sustainability, Erik Bronsvoort explains why. Giant's Bonnie Tu 10 Giant's Bonnie Tu outlines Taiwanese sustainability goals Giant has taken the lead to get Taiwan’s industry ready for the future, but what is the Bicycle Alliance for Sustainability? Taiwan bicycle export value on the rise 12 Taiwan bicycle export value on the rise While the assembly of bicycles has spread to other low-cost countries in Asia, Taiwan hasn’t completely lost its position. SRAM commits to new facility in Taiwan 14 SRAM commits to new facility in Taiwan With an investment in a new factory in Taichung, SRAM is expanding its component manufacturing capabilities in Taiwan.