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TIMTOS Sets New Record in 2019

Mar 25, 2019

The biennial Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) is shaping up to be the world's 3rd largest exhibition dedicated to the machine tools industry. This year's TIMTOS opened at the newly inaugurated Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2, becoming the very first show to be held at the brand-new venue and gather a record 1,230 companies to exhibit their latest machine tool offers. Together, they used 7,000 booth spaces across Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Halls 1 and 2, as well as TWTC Hall 1. is the leading business-to-business sourcing platform of Taiwan. During the show period, visitors was introduced to a selection of new products from the website’s top supplier members and's free sourcing services, which were aimed at helping businesses everywhere connect with the quality and reliable suppliers in Taiwan with speed and ease.

For buyers looking to find new offers from Taiwan before visiting the show, the smart machinery section provides detailed information on more than 4,700 excellent companies and over 56,000 product catalogs in smart machine tools, parts and automation.

"There is a full-fledged machine tool industry supply chain in Taiwan, complete with the capability to implement robotics, sensors, Internet of Things, and Big Data applications to achieve more flexible, rapid and smarter production lines," said TWTC President & CEO Walter Yeh.

"The academic, government and private sectors have been actively investing in the research and development of key components innovation, artificial intelligence, human-machine collaboration, system integration, and production automation," Yeh added.

Taiwan is currently the world's 4th largest exporter of machine tools and plays a key role in the highly competitive global market. Between January and December 2018, Taiwan's machine tool industry registered more than US$3.6 billion in export shipments, increasing 9.5% year-on-year.

Held biannually by TWTC and TAMI, TIMTOS is a major international platform for some of the largest machine tool companies from Taiwan and around the world to introduce their latest innovations. This year’s TIMTOS focused on “Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing” and “Artificial Technologies” with a series of events including exhibition, procurement meeting, and product launch.

TIMTOS 2019 is a must-visit event for the world’s machine tool industry professionals. More than 50,000 visitors attended the 2017 edition of TIMTOS.

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