Germany/Taiwan – TAMI, Taiwan Association of the Machinery Industry was the largest participant in terms of floor space at EMO 2017, apart from the European Free Trade Association, the association said.
Altogether, the 187 Taiwanese exhibitors, 180 of whom are members of TAMI, took up 18,250 sq/m at the leading global metalworking fair held recently in Hanover, Germany.
The majority of this group presented lathes, milling machines, CNC machining centres, EDM, flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), high precision tools, cutters, measuring systems and components, to record an increase in exhibitor numbers from Taiwan for EMO 2017. According to TAMI, almost all winners of the innovation category at the 2017 Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) had booths at the trade fair.
In addition to having taken part at the show, the organisation also invited Taiwanese entrepreneurs to attend the “Taiwan-Germany Smart Manufacturing Forum” as an exercise to keep pace with the latest technology developments. TAMI had also organised the “EMO 2017 Machine Tool Show Delegation” to bring its members to visit EMO 2017 and get to know leading German manufacturers of the aerospace, automobile and machine tool industries. Such visits, TAMI noted, help its members to understand better German manufacturing equipment and the market as a whole.
In 2016, the export value of Taiwanese machine tools was recorded at USD 2.89 billion, a 9% decrease compared to the previous year. With the recovery of the Taiwanese economy starting at the end of 2016, the export value of Taiwanese machine tools from January to July this year has reached USD 1.81 billion, noting a 13.5% YoY increase. Germany ranked third in “export destination by country” of Taiwan’s machine tools in the same period. The export value reached USD 74.9 million – a 20.1% YoY increase. Germany is of the Taiwan's most important sales market. TAMI had predicted that Taiwanese exhibitors would achieve about USD 85 million on-site orders at EMO.