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The World’s First Machine Tool Mega Show of the Year Opens Today
  • 2022-02-21

       Taipei, February 21, 2022: 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 industrywas 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.

CIFM / interzum guangzhou paints new chapter in 2022 with focus on sustainable innovation
  • 2021-09-29

       China’s ability to control the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent emergence as an even stronger economy has attracted global attention, including major furniture companies. As Asia’s flagship furniture manufacturing exhibition, CIFM / interzum guangzhou, to take place in conjunction with the China International Furniture Fair from 28 - 31 March 2022, is in a favourable position to leverage the growth.        According to statistics, China's furniture manufacturing output reached 520 million units in the first half of 2021, a year-on-year increase of 30.1 per cent. In terms of exports, the cumulative value of the country's furniture and parts exports as of July hit US$40.926 billion, a year-on-year increase of 47.20 per cent. Among them, furniture exports to Germany in the first half of the year increased by 45 per cent, replacing Poland as Germany's most important furniture supplying country. International platform for global trade        China is experiencing a good momentum as a continuously growing economy. Under the country’s dual circulation economic policy powered by domestic consumption, the Pearl River Delta region’s concentration of custom furniture makers and reputation for producing ‘everything under the sun’ makes it particularly appealing for global players to mine the China market.        As an affluent society, the expansion of domestic demand further drives lucrative industry opportunities, digitalization and new materials to emerge at scale.        CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2022 will take up 340,000 square meters in floor space, and is expected to feature over 2,000 well-known companies from around the world. Some 200,000 visitors are also slated to source at the event.        Backed by a wealth of global resources, the exhibition covers the entire industry vertical. Exhibit categories include: hardware accessories and components; interior decoration materials and accessories; machinery, auxiliary materials and accessories for upholstered furniture; wood products and panels; adhesives, coatings and other chemical raw materials; and machinery, accessories and equipment for woodworking furniture production.        International companies have been showing active interest in CIFM / interzum guangzhou to open up the business opportunities and gain a foothold in the immense China as well as Asian market.        At present, a number of international giants have confirmed their participation, including: Homag, IMA, Nanxing, KDT, Paolino Bacci, Freud, SANDAR, HOLD, Leitz, Lianrou, Yuantian, Hengchang, Hengye, Kehua, Schattdecor, REHAU, LG, Hyundai, Kronospan, Henkel, LINAK, Dilong, Taiqiang, Yaodonghua, Jiashijia, SINODECOR, Yongwei, Huamei, Zhuokai, KINNAY, Liwang, Zhaogang, DREAM LEADER, Tianye, Anran, DTC, SH-ABC, ADAMS, UNIHOPPER, Jusen, UNION STAR, OPK, TUTTI, MEIKI,KEA, King Slide, REPON, TITUS, ITALIANA FERRAMENTA, LS Lighting, Sugatsune, SUSPA        In addition to regular product displays, the exhibition will continue to feature diversified content and business opportunities through a variety of formats, such as the Business Package Plus (BPP) area, in-person business matching, offline-2- online live business matching, industry forum sessions, as well as conceptual spaces to promote the industry’s cutting-edge technology, and help companies respond to the shifting consumer demands. Return of “20 PLUS 20” Awards        With the mission to uncover the most innovative furniture accessories and give recognition to the companies behind them, the "20 PLUS 20” Annual List will return once again to CIFM / interzum guangzhou in 2022.        Details impart vitality to a piece of furniture, while design is the soul and materials form the backbone. A piece of furniture that pays attention to details can have long-lasting longevity in the continuously changing market.        The 20 PLUS 20 Annual List – with origins from the influential “interzum Award” in Cologne, Germany – will feature the theme "In Pursuit of Furniture Accessories with Vitality" for 2021-2022.        Compared with 70 per cent penetration rate abroad, China’s custom furniture market is still in its infancy. Through the contest, organizer Koelnmesse aims to encourage accessory makers to create functional yet novel and aesthetically pleasing products.        Calls for 2021-2022 nominations are currently underway. Winning products will be showcased at the 20 PLUS 20 feature display to serve as inspirations for the industry. Industry engagement - Innovation forum        Traditional manufacturing model and product functions have gradually been unable to meet the needs of the times. Product features are becoming increasingly diverse, and the introduction of smart products has become an inevitable trend. The further integration of technology and practical functions of furniture products is poised to become a new area of growth for the industry.        Innovation drives development. Revolving around the topic "Vitality of Sustainable Innovation to Life", the interzum guangzhou 2022 forum will see the gathering of business representatives, renowned designers and trend experts to examine ways to inject life into furniture through design and technological innovation. Learn more about CIFM / interzum guangzhou at www.interzum-guangzhou.com. Source : interzum guangzhou

VietnamWood Hybrid will return in 2022
  • 2021-08-27

Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounded by Covid-19, we regret to announce that the postponement of the VietnamWood show will be move to further year. We understand your inconvenience, however, such difficult decision was not taken without serious concern. The event will be taking place in the coming year on 18 - 21 October 2022 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC). The decision is made in view of the new COVID-19 clusters in Vietnam and with the deep concern for the health of the exhibitors and stakeholders. According to the latest statistics (August 2021), local vaccination in Vietnam has yet to reach 10 % of the total population. Key points which led to the decision:

  • The current state of mass gatherings is still on banned with no indication of it nor when this restriction will be lifted.
  • The current level of restrictions and quarantining for individual visiting Vietnam would severely affect international exhibitors.
  • Concerns raised by exhibitors about attending and whether it would be viable for them to do so with possible enforced restrictions on attendance affecting visitor numbers.
Visitors expressing concern that the event would not be as good as usual with fewer exhibitors and features. VietnamWood is the leading regional trade show in Woodworking industry, leading up to the new show date, a series of pre-show digital event are on their way as an important element for staying in touch with customers and bridging the gap until VietnamWood 2022. Source : VietnamWood

  • 2021-05-26


       A new, big exhibition concept dedicated to manufacturing technology will be launched at FieraMilano-Rho from 12 to 15 October 2022, resulting from a partnership between BI-MU and Xylexpo, respectively organized by Ucimu-Sistemi per produrre - the association of Italian manufacturers of machine tools, robots and automation - and Acimall, the association of Italian woodworking machinery manufacturers.        In times of unprecedented challenges, also for exhibitions, the two events will offer a new scenario where operators will have the opportunity to find expertise, solutions and ideas for a common goal: producing with more and more sustainable and efficient methods, according to Industry 4.0 principles.           As reference events in their respective industries, 33.BI-MU (biennial exhibition of machine tools, robotics and automation, additive manufacturing, digital and auxiliary technologies) and Xylexpo (biennial exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry components) will be presented as distinct but complementary events, highlighting their respective peculiarities while leveraging every possible synergy.        This decision will expand the audience of potential visitors for exhibitors on one side (unified access to the fairgrounds will allow to visit both exhibitions), and on the other it will help the visitors from the sectors of furniture, design, industrial plants, machinery for aluminum, composites and next-generation materials, interested in both events, to make the most of their trip to Milan.        Besides a wider technology lineup, visitors will have access to a rich agenda of additional events, in-depth debates on technical, technological and economic topics relevant for both sectors, through presentations, seminars and conferences. Special attention will be dedicated to the big topics of digital and sustainability, two key concepts for the future development of the industry and the global economy. In this scenario, the two worlds that will meet in Milan in October 2022 have been experiencing a momentous evolution that will be visible during the joint event.        “This project – said Barbara Colombo, president of Ucimu-Sistemi per produrre – is much more than the sum of two historical and popular exhibitions. We believe that the merger of BI-MU and Xylexpo will help the industry represented in both exhibitions to show the best of its contents and potential. Under these premises, we believe that the event will be a point of attraction for the global manufacturing industry, with strong visibility in Italy and abroad, to the benefit of all the companies that will choose to participate”.        According to Luigi De Vito, president of Acimall, “…a more and more crowded exhibition calendar, now complicated by the rescheduling of many events due to the pandemic, the new technologies and the stronger and stronger international competition require a deep and accurate revision of the exhibition concept, which cannot be "only" a place where demand and supply meet. The collaboration between Xylexpo and BI-MU will develop into an innovative platform that will be focused on "high-end technology" and the many, profitable interactions that such technology can generate, offering an involving and successful experiential event to operators, exhibitors, institutions and all stakeholders”.        Luca Palermo, managing director of Fiera Milano, commented the concept of the new event: “We are proud that BI-MU and Xylexpo – both reference events in Italy and all over the world in their respective industries – have been featured in our calendar for over fifty years, as evidence of the appreciation of our premises and the services offered by Fiera Milano. I believe that the decision to put together these events will bring further benefits to the organizers and exhibitors of both exhibitions; on our part, we are ready to check all the details of the new project together”. ACIMALL – the association of Italian manufacturers of woodworking machine tools, with over 150 member companies – represents an industry that generates 2.5 billion euro revenues, with a 75 percent export share.  UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the association of Italian manufacturers of machine tools, robots and automation, represents over 70 percent of the industry's made-in-Italy production, accounting for approximately 9 billion euro revenues. The export share is 56 percent of production. Source: XYLEXPO      

Stellar results of CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2021 bolstered by strong economic
  • 2021-05-24

       Asia’s largest and most comprehensive woodworking machinery, furniture production and interiors trade fair drew to a successful close on Mar 31 in Guangzhou, China.        With the partnership of two major exhibition forces – Koelnmesse and the China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) – CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2021 boasted a scale of 340,000 square meters with 2,100 exhibiting companies covering six key product categories.        Internationally renowned brands at the event included: HOMAG, Biesse, Cefla, IMA, SCM, WEINIG, Heveaboard, Impress, Kronospan, Lamigraf, PFLEIDERER, REHAU, Schattdecor, LG, Hyundai, LINAK, LIMOSS, OKIN, Henkel, SABA, Arpico, Italiana Ferramenata, King Slide, Repon and Sugatsune.        Nearly 200,000 visitors were drawn to the southern Chinese city to participate in the event – an increase of over 20 percent compared with the last edition.        “Visiting interzum guangzhou 2021 was to me an eye-opener towards how closely our economies are intertwined – not just in the field of automotive or high-tech: China is a major market for German hardwoods, which have been grown in ecologically sustainable forestry, and of indispensable components such as glues, coatings and hinges which are indispensable for producing furniture in the legendary German quality, highly appreciated by Chinese customers,” complimented the German Consul General in Guangzhou, Mr. Martin Fleischer, who was invited to visit the show.        Mr. Matthias Haasler, CEO of Rehau in Greater China and North East Asia said: “This is a good place to show new developments and really to go into good discussions with the customers here.        The industry has also seen and experienced interzum guangzhou over the past years. It is a very important place to meet and to see new products coming up. Being here is important – to simply show your strengths and to show the power.”        Ms. Vika Pesenti from Italiana Ferramenta was equally pleased: “I think it was very great to see so many people this year, so for us it was a very big advantage. We got a lot of visitors coming, and especially the first day we have registered about one thousand people coming to our stand. It was a great success!”        CIFM / interzum guangzhou is not only an important platform for visitors to discover and understand new products, but also allow exhibitors to gain insight into new market needs and lead the development of the industry.        Mr. Liu Chenglong, Project Manager of woodworking machinery manufacturer SCM, said: "We’ve made good gains at the exhibition. Visitor flow is relatively heavy. We’ve also met a number of new customers and got to know some new needs."        As the industry's flagship exhibition, CIFM / interzum guangzhou has always been a stage for the furniture industry to showcase new technologies, new products and new trends, and create business opportunities.        The 20 PLUS 20 Annual List for outstanding furniture accessories is a tribute to enterprises that are actively exploring creative solutions and keen to innovate. The 2019-2020 awards ceremony was held on the first day of the exhibition with 15 exhibitors receiving the accolade.        A dedicated showcase featuring 2018-2020 awarded products were also on display, allowing show participants to review the innovative development of the industry
in recent years. In addition, nominations for the 2021-2022 list is also officially open for exhibitors in 2022.        With the debut of the Business Package Plus (BPP) to assist affected overseas brands maintain their presence at the show, buyers were still able to continue to source innovative products and solutions from all over the world.        Also held at the BPP zone by the Agricultural Trade Office of the US Consulate General in Guangzhou, a seminar themed "Back to Nature - Modern Wood Structure" was streamed live on the online conference platform and received encouraging response.        Over at the PIAZZA lounge, a series of forums surrounding topics such as smart home systems, home lighting, furniture lifting technology, and new materials and technologies saw experts of the respective industry verticals sharing application cases and imparting valuable knowledge to attendees to quickly understand the high-quality products and innovative technologies of the industry, and promote the development of smart furniture.        A total of 124 online and offline business matching meetings were successfully conducted over the four-day period.        Impressed by the results, Mr. Li Lin, Strategic Purchasing Manager of Oppein – Asia’s leading cabinetry manufacturer based in China - said: "The business matching event is able to efficiently match our needs to the right suppliers. We have met some excellent companies, and will continue to follow up with these new contacts. The event format is brilliant."        "interzum guangzhou is one of the most important exhibitions of the year for us. It is a platform to find new suppliers and interact with the industry. We participate in the business matching activities every year, and this year is no exception. Everything took place very smoothly, from the pre-show selection of suppliers to the on-site coordination arrangements, greatly improving communication efficiency. We’ve also received some good results. Thanks to the organizers for their professionalism and meticulous efforts," commented Mr. Li Peng, R&D Director of well-known custom furniture maker Vifa.        After enjoying similar good outcome, Mr. Engarafat Alharahsheh, General Manager of SAS-TECH INDUSTRIAL GROUP LTD was quite satisfied: “The event was good and well organized with professional service. For sure I will join next year.”        Affected by the pandemic, Mr. Nilesh Kumar, owner of Mayur from India, was unable to visit the exhibition in person. Making use of the online business matching for the first time, he expressed his delight at the unexpected results:        "Before trying this out, I was unsure if I could seriously meet any of the manufacturers...(but) I really enjoyed the session and have gotten new manufacturers and suppliers who could help me out. Thanks to the team for their awesome work, and I would recommend for others to try this out."        The next edition of CIFM / interzum guangzhou slated to take place from March 28 – 31, 2022. Learn more about interzum guangzhou 2022 at www.interzum-guangzhou.com. Source:CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2021