Hannover, Germany, Sept. 16 (CNA) More than 230 machinery manufacturers from Taiwan have demonstrated their innovations at the 2019 EMO Hanover, one of the leading trade exhibitions for the global metalworking industry, according to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
TAITRA Chairman James Huang (黃志芳) told the press Monday that 239 Taiwanese machine tool makers participated in the 2019 EMO that kicked off Sept. 16 and will run through Sept. 21, the largest-ever delegation formed by Taiwan for the trade show.
Huang said the Taiwanese delegation is the second-largest in the trade exhibition, only trailing the German delegation, at a time when these Taiwanese firms are setting their sights on the European market.
The 239 Taiwanese machinery manufacturers in the event include many top-tier machine toolmakers such as Fair Friend Group, Hiwin Corp., Goodway Machine Group, Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Yeong Chin Machinery Industries Co. and Dah Lih Machinery Industry Co.
The innovations the Taiwanese delegation demonstrated include smart factories, production automation and smart management as the Internet of Things plays a bigger and bigger role in the global manufacturing sector, TAITRA said.
“Taiwan is a small country but it is sending such a large machinery delegation to the trade show and displaying its power,” Huang said.
According to the organizer of the EMO Hanover, which is held every two years, more than 2,200 exhibitors from 48 countries made a presence with their innovations for machinery products this year.
Huang said that TAITRA has devoted efforts to present Taiwan’s machine tool production strength to boost the industry’s global visibility by setting up the Taiwan smart machinery pavilion.
In the pavilion, Taiwanese exhibitors will use virtual reality technology to boost interaction between them and visitors, in a way that is expected to allow visitors to have a better understanding about the development of the country’s machinery industry, he said.
TAITRA has also planned meetings in which Taiwanese exhibitors will have opportunities to meet potential foreign buyers.
(By Pan Tzu-yu and Frances Huang)