Tsai was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Series of Asia Industry 4.0 & Intelligent Manufacturing Exhibition in Taipei.
Tsai said she is grateful for the industry’s efforts in developing automation intelligence and robotics technologies and showing the world the results of these innovative technologies.
Taiwan’s machinery industry has established a complete supply chain and an industrial cluster has been built, Tsai said, adding that amid economic recovery, the production value of Taiwan’s machinery industry last year breached the NT$1 trillion (US$32.57 billion) mark and more jobs have been created in the industry.
To build a competitive advantage and keep in line with the Industry 4.0 trend, the industry should shift to intelligent manufacturing from manual labor, according to Tsai.
The president said that the government is promoting smart manufacturing in the machinery industry and is working to help Taiwan’s traditional precision machinery industry embrace a more intelligent manufacturing model and build the country into a global manufacturing hub for smart machinery.
The exhibition will run through Sept. 3 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, in tandem with the Taipei Industrial Automation Exhibition, the Taiwan Automation Intelligence and Robot Show, the Taipei International Logistics & IoT Exhibition, the Taipei Mold & Die Industry Fair and the Taipei International 3D Printing Show.