After a year's forced break due to Covid, the Taiwan Hardware Show will be held again this year. The 21st edition of the show is scheduled for 19-21 October 2022, and at a new venue: THS 2022 will be held in the port city of Kaohsiung in the far south of the country. It will be organised once again by the Kaigo trade fair company, this time together with the International Metal Technology (iMT) trade fair. The Bureau of Foreign Trade is promoting the double fair with subsidies for buyers from the international industry. The organisers have given assurances that the hygienic conditions for such an event are in place, and masks and distancing are recommended.
> About 300 companies have already confirmed their participation in the Taiwan Hardware Show and booked 9,100 m² of exhibition space. The product groups represented are hand tools, power tools, locks and fittings, fasteners and fittings, building supplies, garden and outdoor equipment, automotive supplies and accessories, plumbing hardware and machines and plant equipment. For the first time now, finished products from the traditional segments of locks, plumbing hardware and casting materials will be showcased in speciality pavilions supported by their local industry association. This means such products as digital locks, DIY power tools, precise casting products and many more will also make their way into the ranges of THS and iMT 2022.
Onsite visitors will have the chance to take part in the various seminars related to the hardware & metal industry. These will be presented by the Taiwan Institute of Information Industry, the Metal Research and Development Center, the Industrial Technology Research Institute and the Kaohsiung City Government.
Kaohsiung City sees itself as the largest industrial and commercial harbour city in Taiwan with 7 708 factories, 81 166 companies, and around 124 600 businesses. Augmenting its strategy for a better market, Kaohsiung dedicated initiatives to boost the importance of 5G, AIoT and smart manufacturing as the gateway for businesses to advance.
According to the organiser Kaigo, the Taiwan Hardware Show (THS) and International Metal Technology Taiwan (iMT) will be the first industrial exhibition in Kaohsiung that will showcase a live metaverse exhibition, onsite 3d product modelling, LED walls for virtual factory tours displaying offline to online applications, AI live translation, 5G AIoT seminars and seminars related to modern advances in smart manufacturing for the hardware and metal industry organised by the Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC).