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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.


工研院挺台廠 攻高階智造</h2>

工研院挺台廠 攻高階智造

Aug 22, 2019

工研院昨(21)日首度發表「智慧砂帶機與亮面瑕疵檢測系統」以及與漢翔合作應用於檢測大型航太零件的「線上即時3D視覺檢測系統」,成為助攻台廠進軍高階智慧製造市場的利器。 亞洲工業4.0暨智慧製造系列展昨天開展,工研院發表列為5+2產業創新政策的智慧機械成果,成為囑目焦點。國際機器人聯合會( IFR)統計,去年全球工業機器人出貨量達38.4萬新高,成長1%,包括汽車、電子、食品和飲料、製藥、塑料和金屬等行業,機器人應用明顯增長;預估2019年至2021年全球個人與家用機器人市場銷售台數逾4,000萬台、銷售金額達121億美元。 工研院機械與機電系統研究所所長胡竹生表示,隨著產業轉型、社會消費型態改變,全球機械產業面臨少量多樣的生產挑戰;面對當前客製化的新生產模式,都需要智慧製造技術,提升生產效率和品質,工研院開發高階且跨領域的創新機器人技術,譬如整合多功能的機器人與檢測系統,並投入機...


Taiwan's Hand Tools Exports Continue to See Growth in Past 2 Years</h2>

Taiwan's Hand Tools Exports Continue to See Growth in Past 2 Years

Aug 19, 2019

At least 70% of Taiwan’s hand tools industry is concentrated in Taichung and Changhua, according to a Ministry of Economic Affairs Department of Statistics report. Hand tools are the primary tools used for inspection, repair, assembly and disassembly, coming in non-powered and powered options. Most screws, nuts, files, wrenches and cutting tools are all categorized as non-powered hand tools, whil...


Ray Fu Enterprise Co., Ltd. are among the very few Taiwanese fastener firms that have their own heat-treatment factory.

Steady Growth for Capable Taiwanese Firms Under U.S.-China Trade Tensions

Aug 05, 2019

The U.S.-China trade war has revamped the world’s industry supply chains and further rekindled the supply chain in the Southeast Asian region. Amid the turbulent overhaul of the status quo, Taiwan’s fastener firms, which primarily export to European and American markets, would bear the brunt of industry uncertainty as orders are redirected away from China, once coined the world’s factory. Many Ta...


Taiwan Takes Its Place Among the Machinery Elite </h2>

Taiwan Takes Its Place Among the Machinery Elite

Aug 02, 2019

Under the influence of a stable, global economy, the production value of Taiwan’s plastics and rubber machinery in 2018 hovered at TWD$43 billion compared to 2017 data. Exports and imports of plastic and rubbery machinery were valued at US$1.17147 billion and US$315.8 million respectively, an increase of 0.6% and 2.2% respectively compared to the same period last year. Taiwan is one of the mo...


Taiwan's machine tool plays a pivotal role in the global machine tool industry with its high flexibility ,state-of-the-art techniques and competitive prices.
(photo courtesy by Sung, Chien Sheng)

Taiwan's Machine Tool Industry Flourishes Amid Trade War

Aug 02, 2019

According to Taiwan’s customs statistics, Taiwan exported a total of US$3.6557 billion-worth this year, boasting an increase of 9.5% compared to the same period last year. For exports of metal cutting machine tools, it is valued at US$3.7286 billion, an increase of 10.2% compared to last year while the metal forming machinery exported US$582.4 million-worth of an increase of 5.8% compared to 2017...


The EMO Hannover 2019 Preview (photo courtesy of German Machine Tool Builders' Association )

Taiwan's Machinery Firms Eye EMO Hannover 2019 - the World's Leading Metalworking Trade Show

Aug 02, 2019

The biennial EMO Hannover 2019 will debut on September 16 in Hannover, Germany. As one of the world's largest trade fairs, it is considered a must-attend fair for Taiwanese machinery firms primarily focusing on exports. Apart from the registration of individual firms, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry will both send delegations to ex...


Delta has developed the Equipment IoT Platform DIALink for CNC-based machines that provides various machine tool data collection functions for a powerful IoT
(photo courtesy of Delta)

Delta CNC Machine IoT Solution Provides Multiple Equipment Connection for Smart Production Data Management

Aug 02, 2019

As manufacturing industries around the globe gear up for smart manufacturing, corporations are learning how to effectively acquire and manage their own production data to enhance market competitiveness. In the past, managers needed an enormous amount of labor hours to retain production and factory data. At traditional factories, operators meter data at a designated location and pass the data on t...


The chairman of Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) ,Alex KO (photo provided by TAMI)

No Fear of Trade War, Taiwan's Machinery Industry Eyes NT$2 Trillion Mark by 2025

Aug 02, 2019

In 2017, the value of Taiwan machinery industry first surpassed the NT$1 trillion mark at NT$1.1 trillion. The export value of the industry in 2018 amounted to US$27.4 billion, exporting towards the island’s top three destinations: China, the U.S, and Japan. On the other hand, the production value reached a record high of NT$1.18 trillion, representing a 7.3% growth. This year, the Taiwan Associa...


Taiwan's machine tool plays a pivotal role in the global machine tool industry with its high flexibility ,state-of-the-art techniques and competitive prices.(photo courtesy by Sung, Chien Sheng)

Taiwan Takes Its Place Among the Machinery Elite

Jul 30, 2019

Under the influence of a stable, global economy, the production value of Taiwan’s plastics and rubber machinery in 2018 hovered at TWD$43 billion compared to 2017 data. Exports and imports of plastic and rubbery machinery were valued at US$1.17147 billion and US$315.8 million respectively, an increase of 0.6% and 2.2% respectively compared to the same period last year. Taiwan is one of the mo...


Taiwan's First Hand Tools Research and Testing Center Opens in Taichung on May 31(photo taken by Sung Chien-sheng)

Taiwan's First Hand Tools Research and Testing Center Opens in Taichung

Jul 23, 2019

In response to upgrading Taiwan’s hand tools industry and localizing services to the industry chains, China Steel Corporation (CSC), Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers' Association (THTMA) , Metal Industries R&D Center (MIRDC), and Corporate Synergy Development Center (CSD) have jointly established the research and testing center for hand tools in Taichung Industrial Park at the opening ceremony on M...