INTRODUCTION OF TAIWAN INDUSTRIAL FASTENER INSTITUTE
It has been 60 years since Taiwan launched into its name of fastener supply center. In the south of Taiwan Chun Yu took the lead to establish its production lines. And in the north it was Universal fastener. The two companies have not only played the roles of pioneers of Taiwan fastener industry but also have educated tremendous numbers of experienced practitioners in the business. Most of the leaders of fastener industry in Taiwan are more or less related to the two companies.
TIFI ESTABLISHED IN 1969 AND NOW HAVING 673 MEMBERS:
Seeing the fast growth of fastener industry Chun Yu, Yung-Feng, Chia Yi, Sanshing, Lu Chu Shin Yee, Kwo-Feng, Universal and Chu Nan together proposed to establish Taiwan Industrial Fastener Institute (TIFI) and the president of Yung Feng Mr. Chiang Ta-Fa was nominated to be the 1st charman. At that stage there were only 32 members. After 50 years TIFI owns 673 members now Mr. Tu-Chin Tsai of SUN BEAM METAL INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD. is now the chairman of TIFI.
50% OF THE MEMBERS COME FROM KAOHSIUNG AREA:
Most of the fastener manufacturers are located in Taipei and Kaohsiung areas. In Taipei there are more smaller fastener manufacturers as it is more difficult to get proper lands. But in Kaohsiung area you find much more factories in large scale. Numbers of the manufacturers are also more. For the distribution please refer to the following chart:
STATISTIC OF MEMBER DISTRIBUTION
AN OUTLINE OF TIFI ORGANIZATION:
The member meeting is the summit of TIFI organization. All the members are authorized to nominate their regional representatives to attend various meetings and to elect TIFI directors. Under the member meeting it is the board of directors and the board of supervisors. The board of directors consists 9 standing directors and 18 directors. The board of supervisors consists 3 standing supervisors and 6 supervisors. All the directors and supervisors are obligated to elect the chairman and the chiefs of the boards to conduct and supervise TIFI's services.
SEVEN SUB-DIVISIONS TO SERVE THE MEMBERS:
In order to develop TIFI's services to the members all the directors and supervisors were assinged to different sub-divisions according to their specialties. The 7 sub-dividions are:
1.Finance 2.Laws and regulations
3.Promotion and exhibition 4.Price discussion and examination
5.Development of techniques 6.Intercourses and acclivities
FIFTEEN PRODUCT SUB-DIVISIONS TO UPGRADE COOPERATION:
Based on the ideas of better manufacturing-selling strategies and technology exchanges 15 product sub-divisions were established to link all the members to a stronger and more cooperative circle. The 15 product sub-divisions are:
1.Hex bolt and cap screws 2.Machine screws
3.Hex lag screws 4.Self-tapping screws
5.Wood screws 6.Stainless machine screws
7.Finished hex steel nuts 8.Nylon insert lock nuts
9.Stainless nuts 10.Stainless hex bolts
11.Drill point screws 12.Steel nails
13.Brass nuts 14.Thread rod
15.Key lock nuts
CONCEPTS OF TIFI'S SERVICES:
1.To carry out TIFI policies in coordination of the government policies.
2.To provide better services to the TIFI members by solving their problems.
3.To enhance TIFI's functions by taking a part of the government economic affairs.
4.To help the members with importing raw material to assure stable production.
5.To establish manufacturing-selling strategies for the members to secure their business interests.
6.To upgrade the members image in the international market through more international intercourses.
7.To collect the most up-to-date technologies and informations in order to reinforce the competition capability of the members in the international market.
8.To encourage research & development in order to upgrade the technology level of the fastener industry.
9.To help the members with international marketing.
10.To conduct professional activities in order to stimulate the development and efficiency of the fastener industry.