Taichung City developing as smart machinery powerhouse

November 9, 2021

TAIWAN -- President Tsai Ing-wen has vowed to shape central Taiwan's Taichung City, in Central Taiwan into a world-class smart machinery powerhouse, underscoring the Government's commitment to cementing the country's position in global supply chains.

Tsai said her administration had set up the Smart Machinery Promotion Office, the Technical Verification Site for Intelligent Manufacturing and the Global Smart Machinery Development Center in Taichung over the past five years, she said.
Speaking at a cross-sector innovation forum in Taichung City in central Taiwan, Tsai said the machinery industry had become Taiwan's third trillion-dollar industry, and that smart machinery was the fastest-growing industry targetted under the Government's five-plus-two innovative industries plan.
The reason that Taiwan had been able to scale up (COVID) mask production and emerge as the second-largest mask producer in the world was due to Taichung's prowess in precision machinery, the President said. 
A key plank in Taiwan's national development strategy, the five-plus-two innovative industries initiative, centres on the high-growth sectors of biotech, green energy, national defence, smart machinery and the Internet of Things. It also promotes two core concepts: the circular economy and a new paradigm for agricultural development.