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Taiwanese woodworking firm put down regional roots

Taiwanese machinery want to grow in the Middle East wood sector.

A Taiwanese CNC woodworking machine.
A Taiwanese CNC woodworking machine.

 The Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association (TWMA), the umbrella organisation for Taiwan’s woodworking machinery companies, is aiming to explore Middle East region’s wood and timber industry.

The move follows a recent mandate by the association, which has identified the Middle East as a key market for its wooden construction products.

The Asian assosiation, which boasts of more than 270 members that account for more than 90 per cent of Taiwan’s woodworking machinery companies, brought over six of its member companies including Kao Jen, SK Machinery, Kuang Yung, Yuan Lung, Innovator and Gesong to a woodworking trade fair in Dubai this week.

“The Taiwanese woodworking machinery industry has become one of Taiwan’s most enduring and lucrative segments. However, through the years, a lot of changes have been made and introduced to make the business stronger and profitable”. said Adlake Liu, vice secretary of TWMA.

“We have now moved from being a traditional comparative profit seeking industry to a more competitive seeking environment,” he added.

“Participating in this year’s ‘Dubai Wood Show 2010’ gives us the opportunity to establish ourselves in the Middle East region - create new partnerships and business opportunities that not only seek to bring more business activity to the association but also strengthens the trade ties between our countries.”

The use of modern CNC-controlled wood turning equipment is projected to grow as developers seek more efficient ways of constructing high-density low-rise projects in areas of Saudi Arabia.

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