The world’s first hybrid machine tool show after the pandemic outbreak, Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS 2021), March 15 – 20, has reached its final countdown. To let people know more about the show, the organizers Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) held a global press conference highlighted with CEO Panel on January 20.
Top executives from the machine tool industry, chairmen of Fair Friend, Hiwin, and Chin Fong, talked online in the CEO Panel on “Restructuring for Smart Machine Industry in Post Pandemic Era” with TAITRA Chairman James Huang and TAMI Chairman Pa-Hsi Ko. All of them have affirmed that the launch of TIMTOS will ultimately bring a positive significance to the global machine tool industry. Huang said that Taiwan’s performance in pandemic prevention has attracted worldwide attention, especially the resilience and flexibility manifested by the Taiwan manufacturing industry during the pandemic, which is proven to be a crisis and a turning point as well. Pa-Hsi Ko also pointed out that the capability of Taiwan’s pandemic prevention is the key to attracting leading manufacturers from home and abroad to join TIMTOS. Included this year are not only domestic makers such as Fair Friend, Victor Taichung, YCM, Dah Lih, Hiwin, Syntec, and LNC, but also foreign high profile makers, DMG Mori, Fanuc, Mazak, Trumpf and Siemens.
Online-platform for direct interaction
The fair is an important platform to showcase the achievements of Taiwan’s intelligent machinery and smart manufacturing. In addition, the organizers explained in detail how TIMTOS Hybrid, as an online exhibition, can provide visitors with an experience without presence. For example, the On-site Guide platform for online visitors connects exhibitors and buyers to seize business opportunities.