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TMTS integrates literally all the parts of supply chains within the geographical territory of the expo. This fact has earned it the recognition of both visitors and buyers, particularly those from abroad, who value the high concentration of experts in one place most of all. Packing new products from the entire industry sector into a single exhibition centre comes as highly welcome added value of this Asian expo. TMTS 2018 will consist of approximately 4,300 exhibition stands covering almost 91,000 square meters. Exhibitors will present their newest products and technologies including metal cutting machines, metal forming machines, machine tool components, parts and accessories, pneumatic devices, electronic systems, peripheral devices, cutting tools, tool holders and holder units, measuring systems and smart manufacturing systems...simply everything involved in the metalworking industry. Even several publishing houses will attend – such as our CCB publishing house with our T+T Technika a trh magazine – as well as service agencies, associations and syndicates that will hold presentations at the expo. The above products and participants will be distributed across six main sections. The members of TMBA shared that TMTS 2016 had nearly 4,002 exhibition stands. Historically speaking, the event has thus become a major platform uniting special 2018
consumers and manufacturers of machine tools. A total of 738 exhibitors have participated in 2016 and the expo was visited by 84,374 people; of which 81,479 were Taiwanese attendees and 2,896 came from another 64 countries. Taiwan is one of the main consumer markets in the machine tool industry. Taichung, the central region of Taiwan, holds more than 1,600 companies producing machine tools, primarily from the middle and follow-up section of the supply chain. Approximately 90 % of Taiwanese manufacturers of machine tools are based in Taichung or its surroundings. That makes the city a hub of manufacturing of machine tools and other machinery. Company TMBA enthusiastically promotes Taiwanese machines, tools and components and thus actively helps support Taiwanese manufacturers in their efforts to gain a larger number of potential customers on the world market.
Short History, but Strong Tradition When our editorial staff received an invitation to this year's conference on the topic of preparing one of the largest engineering expos on Taiwan – TMTS – we were eager to see what has changed in the two years since we have last been invited to visit this beautiful island on the same occasion.
Taiwan has a relatively short history, but its tradition is that much stronger. It has first been marked on the world map in mid-16th century when the Portuguese and the Dutch first landed on the shores of this island between the Philippines and Japan. They named the island Ilha Formosa (Beautiful Island). The Portuguese later gained