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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.


Taiwan's Machinery Industry:  From Challenges to Opportunities in Industrial Paradigm Shift </h2>

Taiwan's Machinery Industry: From Challenges to Opportunities in Industrial Paradigm Shift

Jul 21, 2023

The year 2022 was marked by a series of significant global challenges, including the China-US trade dispute, the COVID-19 pandemic, escalating ocean freight expenses, disruptions in the global supply chain, and the prolonged Russia-Ukraine war. Consequently, price hikes of natural gas, petroleum, and food lead to soaring inflation. To address these economic hardships, major economies like the EU ...


An Insight into Development of Taiwan's Plastic and Rubber Machinery Industry: Energy Efficiency and Smart Machines Can Be Key</h2>

An Insight into Development of Taiwan's Plastic and Rubber Machinery Industry: Energy Efficiency and Smart Machines Can Be Key

Jul 21, 2023

In recent years, Taiwanese manufacturers of plastic and rubber machinery have generally seen substantial growth. Factors behind the thriving landscapes include the surge in consumption in emerging countries, the rapid expansion of the packaging business due to the proliferation of global e-commerce, the momentum of the automobile industry, and the boom in health care and medical services amid the...


Building Resilience:  Taiwan's Machine Tool Industry in a Changing Landscape</h2>

Building Resilience: Taiwan's Machine Tool Industry in a Changing Landscape

Jul 21, 2023

For Taiwan’s machine tool industry, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times, it is the age of challenge, and it is the age of opportunity. Few would think that Taiwan’s machine tool industry is facing an increasingly competitive and challenging landscape in a post-Covid era. From another point of view, most would also agree that the saying from crisis comes opportunity holds true, fo...


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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...