Setting a new show record

1,230 exhibitors, 7,000 booths, and more than 53,000 attendees – TIMTOS 2019 now ranks as the world’s third largest machine tool show. With exports exceeding $3.6 billion in 2018, increasing 9.5% from 2017, Taiwan currently ranks as the fourth largest exporter of machine tools.

Reinforcing the theme of this year’s show – Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing – was the TIMTOS Summit and the 2019 Taiwan Machine Tools Industry Award for Excellence in Research and Innovation. The Summit included executives from ABB, Optomec, Dassault Systèmes, Heidenhain, Airbus, SAP, DMG MORI, Siemens, and Bosch Rexroth who explored topics related to application techniques and trends in aerospace and automotive manufacturing, with a look at where the industry is now and where it’s headed in the future.

In the Excellence in Research and Innovation award ceremony, 43 entrants competed for top honors with Ching Hung Machinery & Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. taking home the Supreme Excellence Award for its HD886L high-speed milling compound EDM.

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Toasting the winners of the 2019 Taiwan Machine Tools Industry Award for Excellence in Research and Innovation are, pictured from left to right, Wen-Hsien Hsu, Chairman, Machine Parts and Elements Committee of Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI); Chih-Ching Yang, Deputy Director General, Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs; Leonor F. M. Lin, Executive Vice President, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA); Guann-Jyh Lee, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs; Alex B. S. Ko, Chairman, Taiwan Machine Tool Foundation (TMTF) (also Chairman of TAMI); Larry Wei, Convener of Board of Supervisor, TAMI; K.C. Chuang, Honorary Chairman, TAMI; Ingo T. H. Chen, Chairman, Machine Tool Committee of TAMI. Photo: TAITRA