James Huang, chairman of TAITRA, Larry Wei, chairman of TAMI and Harbor Hsu, chairman of TMBA, Jimmy Chu, chairman of Fair Friend Group and Jui-Hsiung Yen, chairman of TTGroup at the international press conference
Taiwan’s largest trade show since the start of the pandemic, TIMTOS x TMTS 2022
, a co-branded machine tool show, is set to take place at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Halls 1 and 2, from 21 to 26 February 2022, where 900-plus exhibitors will pack the exhibition halls with 5,200 stands.
The event will not only be the largest trade show in Taiwan since the outbreak of the pandemic, but one of the leading global exhibitions for the machine tool industry in 2022.
In an international press conference for TIMTOS x TMTS 2022
last week, the organisers, James Huang, chairman of TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council), Larry Wei, chairman of TAMI (Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry) and Wen-Hsien Hsu, chairman of TMBA (Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association) sat side by side with Jimmy Chu, chairman of Fair Friend Group and Jui-Hsiung Yen, chairman of TTGroup, participating in an insightful panel discussion on the theme “Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities for the Global Machine Tool Industry after the Pandemic.”
Chairman Huang of TAITRA
said that Taiwan plays a crucial role in supporting the global machine tool supply chain, as it is renowned for its customisation and innovation. What is more, Taiwan’s expertise in communications and information technology enables Taiwan machine tool manufacturers to develop the best solutions for end users around the world.
Mr Huang pointed out that the TIMTOS x TMTS 2022
mega show will showcase a wide variety of cutting edge "state of the art’ technologies from high-profile Taiwanese manufacturers.
TAMI’s Chairman Wei, said that the supply chain has been fundamentally changed since the global pandemic has created an opportunity for Taiwanese players to explore new business in the post-pandemic era.
Meanwhile, TMBA’s chairman Hsu encouraged continuous progression towards intelligent manufacturing, SaaS and interface unity.
Emerging industries, for example electric vehicles, have had a great impact on the global machine tool supply chain to date. Mr Chu Mr Jui-Hsiung Yen, shared their experiences and options for enterprise transformation in the wake of such opportunities and challenges, which fully demonstrate Taiwan companies’ resilience and flexibility when dealing with supply chain issues.
As well as Fair Friend Group and TTGroup, key exhibitors will include Hiwin, PMI, Victor Taichung, YLM, Shibu, KFO, Chmer, Fanuc, Mazak You Ji, Takisawa, YCM, Trumpf, Delta, Mitsubishi, and Siemens.
The machinery industry has become Taiwan’s third trillion-dollar industry, behind the semiconductor and panel industries. Total exports of Taiwan machine tools from January to October this year reached $2,245 billion, a phenomenal increase of 27.6% over the same period last year.
With increasing Covid-19 vaccination rates and growing demand, it is expected that Taiwan’s machine tool industry exports will hit a new record in the next few months.
In response to travel restrictions, TIMTOS x TMTS 2022
will launch a line-up of online services and activities in conjunction with the physical exhibition, including On-site Guide for Online Visitors, Live Tour @ Showground, Live Stage for product launches, virtual displays, and 1-on-1 online procurement meetings.
Free visitor registration for TIMTOS x TMTS 2022
is available at the website (forms.gle/LTVrHTCHoYZ6fmE46
). For international visitors unable to travel, registering will ensure you receive details of all of the online activities taking place as part of the show.