WOOD TAIWAN 2023 to focus on sustainability in April

The Taiwan International Woodworking Machinery Show (WOOD TAIWAN) will return to a physical format after a five-year hiatus.

From 20-23 Apr 2023 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1, exhibitors will showcase a range of products from the wood industry’s upstream, midstream, and downstream sector like wood processing equipment, components, hand tools, DIY woodworking, laser engraving, furniture hardware, software services, and wooden furniture.

Such exhibitors include Champ Fond, Innovator Machinery, Kuang Yung, Jun Shiau, Technik, OAV, Furnimate, Carpenter, Xiang Jing, Gau Jing, Lih Woei, Siemens, and HOMAG.

WOOD TAIWAN serves as a platform to connect with industry professionals, network, and gain valuable insights into the wood industry for Taiwan’s wood processing industry, providing exhibitors with an opportunity to showcase their products and network with industry professionals.

This year’s edition includes new areas such as Power Tools for Homemade DIY Woodworking’, ‘Hardware Accessories and Plates’, and ‘Wood for Mood’, with exhibitors like Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Looben, Mushulin, DongShanDesign, and Funwood.

By incorporating surrounding DIY tools and design wood products, WOOD TAIWAN brings soft elements into the machinery exhibition, thus stimulating more exchanges.

WOOD TAIWAN exhibitors are demonstrating their dedication to creating a greener future through their innovative solutions for the upcoming edition.

One such exhibitor is Anderson, the largest exhibitor at this year’s WOOD TAIWAN, as reported by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). The woodworking machinery manufacturer’s Intelligent Board Cutting Production Line is committed to reduce resource waste while providing efficient, low-error, high-accuracy, and user-friendly management solutions for furniture system cabinet panel manufacturers.

Another example is Cheng Kuang finger joint machine, which enables the use of waste materials for regeneration. The process, when combined with laminating machines, produces large pieces of board material, thus increasing the use of wood.

Taiwanese manufacturer of four-sided moulder Leadermac has also taken concrete steps towards implementing green energy and putting it into practical ESG action.

Taiwan is the fourth largest exporter of woodworking machinery globally. According to TAITRA, buyers from Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, and Malaysia have confirmed their attendance for the April event. International buyers who have not visited Taiwan in the past few years are showing an increased interest in attending the event.

WOOD TAIWAN organisers TAITRA and the Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association (TWMA) will be launching various activities during WOOD TAIWAN 2023, such as guided tours, a Timber Construction Sustainability Forum, seminars on smart manufacturing and sustainability, Net Zero Consultation, and Wood Insight DIY.

Visitors can also receive a welcome gift and join the Taipei Biz Tour to enjoy their trip to Taipei during the exhibition.