From its humble beginnings after World War II with handcrafted production to its current status as a global player in woodworking machinery, the Taiwan machinery industry is now regarded more highly than others for its reliable quality, fast delivery and cost-efficient value. Taiwan has proven to be a resilient supplier and partner on the burgeoning global market.
And as of 2003, Taiwan holds a strong fourth place in the worldwide production of woodworking machinery. Meanwhile, it's consolidated its third place ranking among global suppliers, with exports amounting to US$623.782 million-that's close behind Germany and Italy. In the meantime, Taiwan woodworking machinery makers haven't forgot to develop new markets enthusiastically, especially across South East Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation.
In the period of January to July 2004, the Taiwan woodworking machinery industry successfully exported a record high value of US$392.08 millions, and achieved 19.5％ growth compared with the same period of 2003. And Taiwan continues to cultivate its long-time business ties with North America, China, and the nations of South East Asia.
Strategically poised as a global powerhouse
This leadership position continues with Taiwan's expedited investment in advanced research and development, clustering dynamics and strategic partnerships. In addition to the development of next-generation CNC and automation technology, the industry is undergoing rapid technology transformation and streamlining of its workforce, benefits of which are having a significant impact on the industry which are encouraging other manufacturers to enter the market.
Taiwan is home to dozens of related enterprises that work together, increasing the high value-added proposition of its products. Taiwan's proximity to its major markets also gives it a leg up on the competition, with close-knit synergies in design, low-cost production and easy access to customer requirements and feedback. Furthermore, Taiwan presents substantial cost benefits over European competitors and reliability advantages over China, just across the Strait. These factors together make the woodworking machinery industry a cornerstone in Taiwan's economy. Through the joining of Taiwan know-how with the low-cost production capabilities of the region, Taiwan is strategically positioned to be the regional powerhouse of the woodworking machinery industry.
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The Taipei International Woodworking Machinery and Supplies Show, INTERWOOD TAIPEI 2005, presents Asia's all-star venue for woodworking products, a venue that you will not want to miss. Whether you are a buyer looking for the best in price and quality, or sourcing the latest trends in automated technology, INTERWOOD TAIPEI is for you.
INTERWOOD TAIPEI expects in excess of 10,000 visitors this year, including 1,200 from overseas and displays an impressive mix of high value-added products with particular focus on expanding market trends across Asia and beyond. As competition intensifies throughout the globe, Taiwan is strategically positioned to take advantage of price, quality, location and years of deep know-how. Sharpen your cutting edge by registering today for INTERWOOD TAIPEI 2005!
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