TAIWAN Business.EU l industry l business story 11 populated – just to give you an idea, just four of Taiwan's largest cities have the same number of people as the entire Czech Republic. Taiwan is the most industrious country in Asia, with a long tradition and a massive reach. The quality of the machines and its individual parts and devices are of premium quality while the prices are still much better than in Europe. The biggest factor for customers is the price-performance ratio.
Would you recommend Czech companies to look to represent Taiwanese companies, and how difficult is it to begin a partnership with a Taiwanese manufacturer? To be honest, I don't really like making recommendations to anyone. What works for me doesn't necessarily have to work for someone else. It's not about Taiwan, as such, but more about us as individuals. How we treat our surroun-
warn us about the unknown = to "protect us". Avoiding problems at all costs...! But the result is that we often end up thinking of what could have been, had I taken that opportunity by the horns (as they say). I do the opposite – I seek opportunities out and it usually works well for me. There is no such thing as a negative experience – every experience is useful and propels us forward. It is only up to us what we do with it. So, Taiwan? Why not :-)
dings comes back to us full circle. I personally don't make a distinction whether someone is European, Asian or another nationality. I make my own judgement and let my intuition guide me, and I have to say that this works well for me. It is very important to play fair, to feel good about what you're doing and not be afraid to take advantage of an opportunity. Intuition is important, not only in business. Our brain is built to
How do you provide service? We have more than 25 years of experience in plastic extrusion. We service the machines ourselves and if needed, consult the manufacturer or local experts (hydraulics, control ...)
How popular are Taiwanese machines on the Czech and Slovak markets? I think that these products are very popular on both of these markets. From a psychological perspective, it is precisely the price/performance ratio and massive operability that wins the customers over. For example, when a new material (polymer) is "discovered", here at home, we're only slowly learning
about what kind of material it is, how we could use it, etc. while in Taiwan, they have already been offering technologies to process this material for a couple of years now. I would say that technologically-speaking, they are a step ahead of Europe. I feel as though Europe has stunted its growth, mainly thanks to excessive safety, emissions and other requirement's and has forgotten about development a little bit.
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