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Taiwan Machine Tools | January 20, 2017

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TAITRA holds “Southbound Business Seminar"

2017-01-10 |
To assist Taiwanese businesses in entering the “Southbound" markets, TAITRA recently organized a “Southbound Business Seminar" featuring high profile industry speakers from Taiwan’s top enterprises.
Organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA and implemented by TAITRA, the “Southbound Business Seminar" was held at the Taipei International Convention Center on December 28, 2016.
The seminar was joined by high profile speakers from Dr. Wu Skincare, Hoo Chin Electronics, Asus, Advantech, Johnson Fitness, and K Laser.

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Main lantern for 2017 Lantern Festival unveiled

2017-01-02 |

Taipei, Dec. 28 (CNA) The main and handheld lanterns for the official 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival slated to start Feb. 11 in the central-southern county of Yunlin were unveiled Wednesday by the Tourism Bureau.

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Taiwan opens headquarters for ambitious ‘Asia Silicon Valley’ plan

2016-12-26 |

Taipei, Dec. 25 (CNA) Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) inaugurated Sunday the base for the implementation of the government’s ambitious “Asian Silicon Valley" plan, which is designed to improve Taiwan’s overall economic structure.

The major tasks of the “Executive Center for the Asian Silicon Valley Plan" in Taoyuan will be to promote the Internet of Things (IoT) and innovation industries, boost Taiwan’s economic development by integrating relevant local and international sectors, and push Taiwan’s industrial transformation, said Chen while addressing the inauguration ceremony. Read More

Christmas decorations, events around Taiwan

2016-12-21 |

With Christmas just around the corner, many festive decorations have been erected and events are taking place around Taiwan. Here are some of the places with the most appealing Christmas decorations.


Strasbourg Christmas Market in Taipei

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Taiwan Machine Tools: Powering Indonesia’s Automotive Supply Chain with Smart Manufacturing

2016-11-30 |

Product Launch at Manufacturing Indonesia 2016 (Nov. 30th)

Hall A 3216-3317, Jakarta International Expo

Nov. 17, 2016 | Jakarta, Indonesia – Representatives of several world’s leading machine tools and accessories makers from Taiwan will present their … Read More

VIDEO: Could Virtual Reality Be the Future of Factory Floor Planning?

2016-11-12 |

In mass production manufacturing, factories require a great number of tools and equipment, as well as the floor space to house them.

In the video above, we discuss how virtual reality (VR) devices are becoming the key to factory floor planning, cell development and maybe even the future of manufacturing trade events, with David Maa, Ph. D., general manager of the Industry 4.0 division at Fair Friend Group. Read More

Machine tools’ year might not be bad: TMBA

2016-09-26 |

Machine tool exports might decline less than expected this year on the back of potential US orders, the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association (TMBA, 台灣工具機暨零組件公會) said on Friday.

Outbound shipments for the whole of this year might decline by just a single-digit percentage from last year, association secretary-general Carl Huang (黃建中) said by telephone.

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Taiwan to Announce Industry 4.0 Projects at IMTS 2016

2016-09-10 |

CHICAGO – Leaders of Taiwan’s machine tool industry will unveil a series of smart manufacturing initiatives for applications ranging from aircraft part machining to automotive component production at a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at Chicago’s McCormick Place. More than 110 Taiwanese companies will also be exhibiting at the show from Sept. 12-17, including 19 in the Taiwan Pavilion, reflecting the country’s status as the world’s fifth largest exporter of machine tools and components.

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YCM, CNC Systems Add U.S. Distributor

2016-01-19 |


Hales Machine Tool will represent YCM’s imported machines in a number of states in the Midwest and elsewhere.

News Item From: 1/18/2016 Modern Machine Shop, Edited by Jedd Cole ,

Yeong Chin Machine Tools (YCM; Tustin, California), in partnership with its importer, CNC Systems (Kennebunk, Maine), have signed an exclusive agreement with Hales Machine Tool Inc. (Plymouth, Minnesota) to represent its full lineup in Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska.

“Hales Machine Tool brings a reputation in this region of outstanding sales, but most importantly a service-oriented network which put their customers’ needs first. When we select distributors to represent us, this is exactly what we look for,” a spokesman from YCM/CNC Systems says.

Tim Hales, Hales vice president, adds that “Hales Machine Tool is enthusiastic about representing YCM products in our territory of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Western Wisconsin. They import a wide variety of machine tools that fit our customers’ needs.”


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Taiwan Looks to Change Its Tech Industry Focus

2016-01-08 |


BOG – In this article by Tim Ferry for TOPICS, he describes how Taiwan is looking to change the focus of its tech industry, from supply chain of IT hardware, to a  more IoT oriented industry. This way it could maintain its competitiveness and wouldn’t be so vulnerable to global economical crisis. Read More