After the Cross-Strait Plastics Industry Summit 2009 concluded in Guangzhou in May 2009, Liao Zhengpin, President of the China Plastics Processing Industry Association and C.C. Wang, President of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) met again last Friday in Taipei, Taiwan (March 5) at a media luncheon of CHINAPLAS 2010 to discuss mutual prospects for the cooperation between Mainland China and Taiwan's plastics industries, and explore the opportunities for growth in the post-economic recovery environment.
Guests who also participated in this event included Stanley Chu, Chairman of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, the organizer of CHINAPLAS 2010, David Wu, Chairman of Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) - Plastic and Rubber Machinery Committee, Tony Fung, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Duesseldorf China Ltd, Roy Hsiao, General Manager of Huarong Plastic Machinery Co., Ltd, and Alan Wang, Vice General Manager of Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture Co., Ltd.
To ensure rapid, stable and healthy development of the industry in times of adversity, Mr Liao proposed at the luncheon the two main directions: "going out" and "coming in". "Going out" implies exploring new markets for existing products, and developing suitable products based on global needs to expand market share. Grasping opportunities offered by global advances in technology, human resources, capital and the energy market during its low season by inviting foreign high-end technology, managerial talents and advanced management experts to "come in" can help enhance the level of management, explore the strength of traditional industries, speed up the restoration of the product cycle and tackle new challenges.
The occurrence of economic crisis has indeed accelerated cross-strait cooperation on the plastics and rubber industries. Mr C.C. Wang from TAMI stated that Japan is currently the world's largest producer of all electric injection molding machine which comprises over 70% of its total output of injection molding machine. However, there was a drastic drop on its output due to the economic crisis. Wang suggested that it should be a golden opportunity for cross-strait cooperation on the development of the production of all electric injection molding machine.
The cross-straits cooperation came to the fore at CHINAPLAS 2010 - Asia's no. 1 international plastics and rubber trade fair. Mr Chu said that the upcoming CHINAPLAS held on April 19-22, 2010, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai, PR China, will reach a total exhibition area of 150,000 square meters with more than 2,100 international exhibitors. The Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry and the Taiwan Plastics Industry Association will organize a pavilion, which will comprise 85 Taiwanese plastics machine and plastic product manufacturers. Moreover, Taiwan Mold & Die Industry Association will also demonstrate their first appearance in CHINAPLAS 2010.
Other Taiwanese exhibitors participated in CHINAPLAS 2010 will also include Formosa Plastics, Victor Taichung, Chuan Lih Fa, Multiplas, Alfa Robot, Queen's Machinery, Tung Yu, Shini, Nan Rong, Fu Chun Shin, Huarong, Jon Wai, Well Lih, Han King, Hwa Chin, Lung Meng, Fomtec. All of them are market leaders and their participation underlines their optimism about the Mainland China market.