Premier Su Tseng-chang on Saturday traveled to the city of Taichung to tour Leadermac Machinery Co., Ltd., where he praised the company as the second-largest player in the world market for four-sided molders, and a global champion for Taiwan. He also applauded the manufacturer for its adoption of smart machinery on the production line to control run times and identify where problems arise, thereby increasing both efficiency and product quality.
Leadermac Machinery is the first company that he has visited since taking the reins at the Executive Yuan, said Premier Su. He expressed hope that government agencies would follow Leadermac's lead by applying similar smart tech processes and likewise improve government effectiveness.
Taiwan is the world's fourth largest exporter of woodworking machinery, with at least 80 percent of production sold abroad. The industry is made up of about 300 mostly small to medium-sized enterprises, over 80 percent of which are clustered in central Taiwan, and which employ about 5,000 people. This supply chain cluster allows upstream and downstream producers to support each other by quickly delivering needed components, conferring the single greatest advantage to the development of the woodworking machinery industry in Taiwan.