Taipei--- TIMTOS x TMTS 2022, the first co-branded machine tool mega show in Taiwan makes its debut today. A total of 950 exhibitors in 5,100 booths has packed Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 & 2. The physical show will go for six days while the one-month online exhibition till March 21.
The organizers, TAITRA, TAMI and TMBA, bring the industry and exhibitors all together in an effort to make the mega show possible. Industry professionals all over the world have been eager to be a part of it either onsite or online. The grand opening of TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 amid the pandemic has achieved another "Taiwan Miracle" as the pandemic has lashed the machine tool trade shows around the world.
Distinguished speakers at the opening ceremony include President Tsai Ing-Wen, Premier Su Tseng-chang, Minister Mei-Hua Wang of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Director Sandra Oudkirk of American Institute in Taiwan, Taipei Office, Chairman James C. F. Huang of TAITRA, and TAMI Chairman Larry Wei and TMBA Chairman Habor Hsu, giving remarks and congratulations on TIMTOS x TMTS 2022.
The launch of TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 is extraordinary and meaningful amid the pandemic, said Chairman James Huang. In his remarks, he gave thanks to the concerted efforts of many parties to make the mega show happen. It is not only the largest trade show in Taiwan since the outbreak of the pandemic but also the world's first machine tool trade show in 2022. Chairman Huang pointed out that the machinery industry is facing challenges such as border control, shifts in the global supply chains and climate change issues. Meanwhile, there are emerging opportunities for the industry such as EV, aerospace, medical care and green energy. More and more enterprises are incorporating new technologies and ESG concepts into their business plans to enable greater efficiency and sustainability.
Chairman Wei stressed that TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 marks a good beginning of a prosperous 2022. Taiwan ranked third in the world's machine tool export in 2021 with a phenomenal increase by 29.1% over the same period of 2020. Chairman Wei is proud that Taiwan machine tool industry was not defeated by the pandemic, and Taiwan will continue to show resilience and strength in 2022. Chairman Hsu emphasized that TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 adopts a hybrid format to overcome the border control. Foreign visitors can easily access the latest models and innovative R&D outputs on the digital platform of the show. Taiwan machine tool industry is transforming towards intelligence and digital upgrade. Intelligent solutions and know-how are the keys to business growth in the future, according to Hsu.
TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 serves as an important international platform for the global machine tool industry to showcase the latest smart manufacturing solutions. Exhibitors from 16 countries/regions, including three national pavilions from the United States, Switzerland, Germany and such leading brands as FFG, PMI, YLM, HIWIN, SHINBU, KAFO, CHMER, SOCO, MAZAK, TONGTAI, YOU JI, TAIWAN TAKISAWA, YCM, TRUMPF, VICTOR TAICHUNG, DELTA ELECTRONICS are gearing up to impress visitors. The all-star exhibitor list also includes four giants in CNC controllers, FANUC, MITSUBISHI, HEIDENHAIN and SIEMENS. TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 focuses on two themes of "Smart Manufacturing" and "Intelligent Key Components", and the exhibits cover Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing and a comprehensive ecosystem of machine tools.
The mega show comes with an array of online services for international visitors, including TIMTOS x TMTS Online, On-site Guide for Online Visitors, Live Tour @ Showground, Sourcing Taiwan Machinery, Media Eye on TIMTOS x TMTS, and On-site Guide for Media Tour. More than 1,500 overseas buyers from 64 countries have registered online or onsite. Up to 700 sessions of online tours and procurement meetings have been signed up.
In addition to a lineup of seminars and forums, there are four featured programs for domestic visitors, namely "Smart Manufacturing Guided Tour," "Manufacturers Win Podcast Live," “Cutting Tool Hunter” and “Afternoon Jazz.” The Smart Manufacturing Guided Tour was fully booked as soon as the registration opened. The themed Guided Tour attracts over 100 Taiwanese industry people who plan for business expansion or reshoring which will ultimately generate new business opportunities.
The physical exhibition of TIMTOS x TMTS runs 10 AM to 6 PM, February 21 to 26. The show follows the guidelines regulated by the Ministry of Economy Affairs on hosting MICE events in the pandemic. An on-site pandemic prevention task force is put in place. Measures such as disinfection mobile robots patrolling show floor, touchless entry systems using QR code, adequate cleaning and sanitization day and night, and pandemic prevention kits for every exhibitor are employed to ensure the safety and health of all attendees.
For more updates on TIMTOS x TMTS 2022, visit www.TIMTOS-TMTS.com.tw, or follow the show on social media.