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Key Industries


  • 日期:2019-11-01

Source: Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA
Last Updated on: 2019/09/30

I. Policy Initiatives

In response to the massive changes brought about by the IoT, 3D printing, AI, and robot technologies to life and industries, Taiwan implemented the Smart Machinery Industry Promotion Program in July 2016.The measures for this program are as follows:

1. Smart Machinery Promotion Office

This office is established to create the new ecosystem for Taiwan's smart machinery industry by developing various solutions based on Taiwan's precision machinery and ICT industries to boost key industries to use the smart manufacturing. 

2. Smart Manufacturing Pilot Production Site

This site is a national proofing center that uses domestically produced high-end machinery processing equipment. By linking the domestically developed and produced digital product systems, developing machinery processing application service modules, and realizing the mixed-model smart manufacturing production lines for 9 parts and components, this site serves as the domestic smart manufacturing planning center, and showcases the Industry 4.0 applications. 

3. Smart Machinery Park

The government agencies have expanded the hinterland of Taichung Fengzhou Technology Science-based Industrial Park (Figure 1) to establish the Smart Machinery Park for the companies to build the factories and test sites. 

Figure 1 Taichung Smart Machinery Park


II. Overview of Industrial Development

1. Production Value

The machinery industry became Taiwan's third largest industry in terms of the output value in 2017, following the semiconductor and the panel industries. The output value of Taiwan's machinery industry was approx. NT$1.18 trillion in 2018, up 7.3% compared to 2017. The output value of Taiwan's machinery industry is expected to reach NT$1.34 trillion in 2020 with the strong demand for the automation and development of smart manufacturing (Figure 2).

Figure 2 Output value of Taiwan's machinery industry in 2016-2020

2. Industrial Clusters

According to the Statistics Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Taiwan currently has approx. 17,000 machinery companies with over 300,000 employees. Industrial clusters are formed in northern, central, and southern Taiwan, which lead to the establishment of many important companies (Figure 3).

(1)Northern Taiwan

The northern Taiwan industrial cluster is formed in New Taipei City, Taoyuan, and Hsinchu consists of the precision sensing equipment, the electronics and semiconductor production equipment, the automated components and system integration, the industrial computers, and the controllers, with Advantech being the most representative.

(2)Central Taiwan

There is an industrial cluster of machine tools and parts and components, integrated ballscrews, linear guides, the industrial machinery (carpentry, textiles, rubber and plastics machinery), smart robots, the automation components and system integration in Taichung and Changhua. The representative companies include HIWIN, Victor Taichung, and the Fair Friend Group.

(3)Southern Taiwan

In Chiayi, Tainan, and Kaohsiung, the industrial clusters for the machine tools and parts and components, the industrial machinery (fastener forming and processing and rubber and plastic machinery), the smart robots, the controllers, and the precision molds are established, in which Tongtai Machine & Tool is the most representative.