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Manufacturing technology show to have stronger Swiss presence

Manufacturing technology show to have stronger Swiss presence

Taipei, May 1 (CNA) The biennial Taipei Manufacturing Technology Show (MT duo), which opens on May 3, will have a stronger Swiss presence than ever because the European country sees Taiwan as a high-potential partner, the Swiss office in Taiwan said Tuesday. A Swiss pavilion, the only national pavilion of the show, will be set up at the show for the first time and feature over 10 Swiss major machine tool makers, according to the Trade Office of Swiss Industries, which will help coordinate the display. "The prominent Swiss machine tool presence at the MT duo indicates the importance and the vitality of this industry," the office said in a statement. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see the latest in Swiss machine tools and tooling used in a wide spectrum of industrial applications, it added. Citing the Machine Tool Output & Consumption Survey in 2011, the office said that both Taiwan and Switzerland occupy prominent positions in the global machine tool business. Taiwan was the world's fourth largest exporter of machine tools in 2011, with machine tool export value reaching US$4 billion, while Switzerland had machine tool exports of over US$2.9 billion, ranking fifth, the survey showed. Sunny Sheu, the Swiss office's marketing manager, told CNA that Switzerland sees Taiwan, one of its main global clients, as a key base in its machine tool industry.
According to government statistics, Switzerland was Taiwan's second largest supplier of machine tools in 2011 after Japan with sales of US$71.12 million, up 51.4 percent from 2010 and accounting for 8.6 percent of Taiwan's total machine tool imports. A total of 300 local and foreign exhibitors, including foreign companies such as DMG Mori Seiki, Mazak and Yamazaki, have registered to exhibit at the show, according to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, which is organizing the show. The show will take place May 3-6 at the Taipei World Trade Center's Nangang Exhibition Hall. (By James Lee)


Updated : 2021-04-15 01:01 GMT+08:00