Business Wire IndiaThe Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) announced the winners of the 27th Taiwan Excellence Gold Awards today. Inviting a selection committee across the globe of the highest specifications, such as Mr. Jonathan H Deacon, Vice Chairman of European Marketing Confederation (EMC), 2018’s Taiwan Excellence Gold Awards candidates faced strict evaluations. Prevailing products represent the most revolutionary, highest quality and highest value-added products made by Taiwan. Candidates and winning products of the 27th Taiwan Excellence Gold Awards continue to transcend beyond information and communication products to not only industrial-use tools and hi-tech medical devices, but also consumer electronics and home appliances, representing Taiwan’s vibrant and time-relevant industrial development.
The Awards Candidates come from over 20 categories, ranging from industrial-use machinery to information technology, all of which evaluated by a selection committee consisting of international judges with overall key selecting criteria of innovation, product market placement, total quality control and management, consumer value, market competitive advantage and more, based on categories of R&D, Design, Quality and Marketing. While focusing on the selection of overall best-fitted products, Eco-Friendliness is also a key selection criteria for the 27th Taiwan Excellence Awards, symbolizing TAITRA and MOEA’s resolution to advance industrial development and environmental protection.
As all of the judges unanimously agreed that the winning products have advanced overall quality and international competitiveness over the course of the years, with Quality Judge Prof. Seijiro Oshimura, Managing Director of the Management Research Institute in Tokyo and Quality Judge pointing out MOEA and TAITRA’s impact on Taiwan’s 6% steady growing GDP, the Panel of Judges have also pointed out consumer-oriented products such as monitors and bicycles may account for large part of Taiwan’s GDP. Originality and innovations are crucial for Taiwan’s industrial growth, as most original products are more focused on one single value, they are able to challenge established companies’ blind spots.
R&D Judge Prof. Steven Y. Liang, Jr. Professorship in Mechanical Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing Systems, spoke highly of the quality of the 27th Taiwan Excellence Award’s candidates, “As we continue to encourage originality and innovation, every year’s product quality is better than the last, this I have no doubt.” He pointed out “3 of this year’s winning products are machine tools that assist manufacturers to produce all layers of products, which are the cornerstone of a nation’s economic growth as it is less influenced by economic downturns and best showcases a nation’s technological capacity.”
Design Judge Mr. Warren Hutchinson, Founder of ELSE London and Judge of the Design Week Awards in London, pointed out that current candidates of the 27th Taiwan Excellence Gold Awards focus on functional and capability designs. “Taiwan is a very clever country, participating in the Taiwan Excellence Award I find brothers of like-minds,” Marketing Judge Prof. Jonathan H Deacon, Vice-Chairman of the European Marketing Confederation (EMC) and Professor of Marketing of the University of South Wales said.
“Over the years, MOEA and TAITRA, through implementing the Taiwan Excellence Award, has been able to help grow Taiwan’s gross export from 80 billion to 320 billion,” praised Marketing Judge Li Chung Jen, Director of Global Branding and Marketing Research Center at National Taiwan University.
Founded in 1993, Taiwan Excellence Awards was formulated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) of Taiwan, executed by TAITRA to assist Taiwan brands to enter and expand to the global market.
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