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Taiwan Machine Tools | February 27, 2017

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Taipei: City of Possibility

2017-02-21 |

Photo: National Palace Museum © SUPERJOSEPH | DREAMSTIME.COM

ACROSS THE CHOPPY WATERS from mainland China in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei, a bold wind of creativity spurred on everyone from whiskey makers to IT innovators.

Last fall the government initiated a high-tech project to rival America’s Silicon Valley under a new scheme dubbed “the Asian Silicon Valley,” a masterful economic plan to be completed by 2023 in neighboring Taoyuan City. A $357.9 million budget has already been slated this year alone to help startups and research and development for internet industries. Meanwhile, the Taiwanese whiskey distiller Kavalan earned a reputation among whiskey connoisseurs as the world’s best. In 2015 Kavalan’s Solist Vinho Barrique earned the title “World’s Best Single Malt Whisky” from the prestigious World Whiskies Awards.

But Taipei hasn’t always enjoyed this sweet smell of success. Read More

Taiwan launches smart machinery promotion office in Taichung

2017-02-15 |

Establishment of smart machinery promotion office crucial to strengthening Taiwan’s Industry 4.0 development: Tsai

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) highlighted major functions of the newly established Smart Machinery Promotion Office in Taichung to help strengthen Industry 4.0 developments, during the opening ceremony on Tuesday.

The new office is an important milestone for Taiwan’s Industry 4.0, she added. The Smart Machinery Promotion Office has been established under the ministry of economics Smart Machinery Promotion Program, other agencies involved in the program include the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) and the Precision Machinery Research and Development Center (PMC). Read More

New Southbound gets boost from Sourcing Taiwan

2017-02-14 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The government’s “New Southbound Policy" will get a boost at the upcoming Sourcing Taiwan 2017, with nearly half of the over 500 international buyers coming from countries targeted by the initiative, organizers said Monday.

The annual trade event, organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade and executed by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), will be held March 29 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. TAITRA said the event serve as a trade link between global buyers and top-rated Taiwanese suppliers. Read More

Highlights of the Taipei Lantern Festival

2017-02-13 |

This year’s Taipei Lantern Festival is action-packed with 3D light shows, lantern sculptures, live music, and much more

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2017 Taipei Lantern Festival, which is running from Feb. 4 – 17,  is action-packed with 3D laser light shows, lantern sculptures, parades, and live music at several venues on both sides of Zhonghua Road Section 1.  Read More

Forecast show positive GDP growth for Taiwan in 2017

2017-02-13 |

The Taiwan Ratings Corp. (TRC) recently announced a forecast that Taiwan will see a 2 percent growth in its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 and a 2.5 percent rise in 2018. TRC expects Taiwan’s economic growth to jump from 0.9 percent in 2016 to the levels forecast by the agency’s parent company, Standard & Poor’s International. Read More

Former Foreign Minister Huang takes the wheel at TAITRA

2017-02-09 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Former Foreign Minister James Huang (黃志芳) on Wednesday officially became the new chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

In an event witnessed by various ambassadors and representatives to Taiwan, Huang officially accepted the TAITRA chairmanship seal from the … Read More

Yunlin County lantern festival to start trial run

2017-02-08 |

A trial run for the main venue of the 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Yunlin County’s Huwei Township will be launched Wednesday ahead of its official Feb. 11 opening, according to the county government.

This year’s festival will be held in two areas — at the main venue in Huwei Feb. 11-19 and in the county’s Beigang Township Feb. 7-19, the county government said. Read More

Demand for machinery recovering

2017-02-07 |

Taiwan’s machinery exports in 2017 are estimated to grow by 5 to 10 percent from last year, backed by improving overseas demand, the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) recently said.

“We had a few tough years and now we expect a rebound in machinery exports this year,” said TAMI secretary-general Wang Cheng-ching. Recovering demand from major customers since the fourth quarter of 2016 could help boost exports this year, he added. Read More

TIMTOS 2017 reflects on the topic of green manufacturing

2017-02-03 |

The technology in being able to cut metal despite the variety of thickness and maintain high quality fine cutting is essential for the new generation of cutting technique. It is also pivotal for Taiwan, where the industry is eager in developing more shares of aviation manufacturing. Bystronic’s BySprint Fiber and Asia Machine’s CNC LASER CUTTING MACHINE might demonstrate these important technologies. On the other hand, filtration equipment from Uni magnetic, AIR-O-FILTER and Bao Yo Jei exemplify the key of green industry. As many machineries are adapting to become more energy-economic, filtration equipment can fundamentally increase recycling rate, reduce waste, and purify the environment of the shop floor, as well as the environment in general. As we lead you to the products of the green industry, why not unleash your imagination and exchange your thoughts in technology with the exhibitors when we see you in March? See you at the show! For more information, please visit http://www.timtos.com.tw

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Welcome KYMCO to join Motorcycle Taiwan 2017

2017-02-02 |

High-End Electric Vehicles & Heavy Bikes on Display at TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 Starting on April 20

The 2017 “Taiwan International Motorcycle Industry Show" and the “Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show" will be held at the TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 from April 20 (Thursday) to April 23 (Sunday). Major motorcycle manufacturers including KYMCO, Taiwan Golden Bee, Adiva, Perfect Motors, BMW, KOMO, as well as electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla and Xing Mobility will also take part in the exhibition directly or through an agent. Various high-end vehicles will take center stage in Taipei’s Xinyi Commercial District. The exciting exhibition is not to be missed. Suppliers from automotive-related industries are welcome to sign up for the event. Read More