The decision was made in accordance with the wishes of the board of directors, followed by the new vice-chairmen, Titan Chang, GM of Excellent Machinery Industrial, and James Lin, GM of Jun Shiau Machinery.
As the new chairman of the association, Mr Chang will share his experience with other players of the industry.He is convinced that, despite the competition between the different institutions, some common interests may prevail for a greater social and economic development.
According to him, innovation is the key to maintain the industry’s advantages. He added that the development of quality management systems as ISO-9001 will establish the basis for further internal improvements and the association will be ready to support members with specific courses in order to fulfil the criteria of auditors.
He pointed out that since Taiwan represents the fourth biggest woodworking machine exporter behind Germany, Italy and China, the association must continue to maintain close relationships with major players of other woodworking machinery associations, such as VDMA of Germany, ACIMALL of Italy, JWMA of Japan and CNFMA of China. It would be interesting to discuss and share point of views on international topics such as economic trends or trade fairs.
Further research and development will definitely be crucial to the industry. In Taiwan, manufacturers, government and universities share some common interests in the field and they will intensify their cooperation to optimising the use of allocated budget. The challenges of industry 4.0 with help paved the way forward, he added.