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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.


Zimmer Group Promotes Multiple-purpose Robotic Arm System

Feb 02, 2023

Zimmer Group, a world-caliber robot maker from Germany and enjoying a high profile with its advanced automation technology, has launched its newly developed "MATCH" series, a multifunctional robotic end-of-arm platform, with an intent to continue to lead the industry. The "MATCH" series can be incorporated with various mechanical gripper jaws produced by Zimmer Group, and is applicable to rob...

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October PMI sees slight rebound amid warnings of fastest contraction in future months: CIER

Nov 04, 2022

Chung-Hua Institution Economic Research (CIER) released the latest manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for October earlier this week, showcasing a slight uptick in growth. After seasonal adjustment, while the previous PMI contracted for four consecutive months, the index edged up by 0.5 percentage points to 45.4% for October as a brief respite. The future outlook looks to be less op...

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Taiwan machine tools sector seeks diversity with domestic-made sensors

Oct 14, 2022

On the road to "smart production" in Industry 4.0, production equipment must be able to collect feedback data from the machine, such as vibration and temperature, in real-time to be aware of abnormal processing signals and estimate the service life of components. Sensors play an indispensable role as a result. Between July 2020 to September 2022, the Industrial Bureau of the Ministry of Econom...

Circular Economy and recyclable materials high on agenda at K-Show</h2>

Circular Economy and recyclable materials high on agenda at K-Show

Oct 05, 2022

Touted as the world’s number one trade fair for plastics and rubber, K-Show is returning to Düsseldorf, Germany, this fall from October 19 to 26. In the previous edition, 2019 K-Show recorded 3,330 exhibitors from 63 countries on 177,000 m² net exhibition space, 73% of whom came from abroad. Much has changed since 2019, with heightened awareness and a global proactiveness towards achieving goa...

Net-zero pledges are crucial for improving the machinery industry's resilience and sustainability</h2>

Net-zero pledges are crucial for improving the machinery industry's resilience and sustainability

Sep 05, 2022

With countries pledging to achieve net-zero emissions, industries such as manufacturers must step up to implement greener solutions to production. The machinery industry in Taiwan has been on the cusp of significant changes in the past decade, as Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing were increasingly introduced into this sector. In a discussion with CENS, which published the article in the newest...

A member of the Economic Daily News (CENS) publication team helps a buyer fill out a biz matchmaking card at the 2022 TIMTOS x TMTS at Nangang Exhibition Center. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

Taiwan's machinery suppliers prepare to strengthen global networking at trade shows

Sep 05, 2022

Entering 2022 was an optimistic time for Taiwanese machinery suppliers. While the COVID-19 pandemic persisted, the idea was that global economies would eventually bounce back. However, these hopes would be dashed after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, further disrupting the supply chain and global food production, prompting price hikes on materials, natural gas, and oil and the subsequent infl...

Chinese National Federation of Industries Chairman Miao Feng-chiang. (Photo credit: UDN)

Industrial associations urge CPTPP entry

Aug 31, 2022

Chinese National Federation of Industries Chairman Miao Feng-chiang said on Tuesday that if Taiwan can join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), it will bring win-win opportunities to countries in the region. This is because Taiwan's industries are willing and able to participate in the CPTPP, and Taiwanese industries are eager to accept challenge...

Economic recession? PMI outlook for next six months could fall past 40%</h2>

Economic recession? PMI outlook for next six months could fall past 40%

Jul 08, 2022

Chung-Hua Institution Economic Research (CIER) released the June Taiwan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) last week, indicating a 53.6%, a slight increase of 0.1 percentage points from the previous month, and the outlook for the manufacturing industry for the next six months fell by another 6.9 percentage points to 37.1%. This marks a continued two months of contraction, the fastest ...

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May exports rebound, signals continued growth into June

Jun 21, 2022

The Ministry of Economic Affairs announced today that export orders for May amounted to USD$55.43 billion, which not only hit a new high for the same month in previous years but was also corrected for the first time after the 25th consecutive month of growth in April. It is expected that export orders will continue to flourish in June. The Statistics Department of the Ministry of Economic Affair...

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Delayed container ship production could worsen shipping in 2023

May 03, 2022

The new regulations on shipping carbon emissions are set to come into effect next year, and with the number of global container ships over 20 years old will reach 8.2%, experts warn there will be a wave of elimination of old ships starting as early as this year. However, the supply and production of these ships have been hampered by China's strict zero-COVID policy and the Russian-Ukrainian wa...