President Hsiao of Forwell is also an executive supervisor of TAMI, who points out that many Taiwanese-made machineries are sold to China, but Chinese machinery sector is growing fast in technology and professional talents, so Taiwan’s suppliers are with less and less advantages when they are competing with Chinese competitors now. It is necessary for Taiwan’s machinery builders to upgrade their technology in order to be competitive and at the same time to diversify their market risks by selling their products to other market areas. Otherwise, once if the situation in China gets difficult they may encounter serious business recession.
President Hsiao pointed out that 2017 is the year of artificial intelligence (AI) as well as smart machinery. Taiwanese suppliers should continue to move forward towards the development of "Intelligent Machinery". This is also the only way for Taiwanese machinery manufacturers to win, and it is necessary to strengthen the construction and development of the IoT technology. Among the entire IoT inventory, things regarding people’s livelihood can be the priority as it can drive the entire consumer market. He asked the relevant government officials to develop and stimulate the economy with a large-scale movement, and shall conduct assessment of the situation, submitting projects that can activate Taiwan’s competitiveness.
In the past Forwell has been dedicating to the development of mold/ die transmission system (the automatic cart system), automatic mold/ die warehousing system, and the maintenance system called smart mold/ die management system. Now since the inquiries of automatic mold/ die warehousing system is rising as manufacturers seek to keep up with the trend of Industry 4.0, the cart and the relevant technology would be a standard accessory rather than an optional one.
Moreover, Forwell has developed the “Automatic Factory QMCS/ QDCS” that integrates inspection system, data report system, and can provide data to the control center. In the future, it will integrates IoT to realize Industry 4.0.
President Hsiao emphasized that, any project or plan proposed and operated by Forwell have to be sustainable. Now Forwell Group is working on a Three-year Moving Forward Project, which would shift the development of smart mold/ die management to FUDE robot technology. Looking forward, it is expected that under the operation of all its business plans, Forwell is about to expand new market opportunities.