Since the beginning of the Sino-American Trade War occurs currently,” President Hsiao of Forwell says, “the escalating economy situation is hindered and the world economy faces a great challenge.” Hsiao points out the difficult situation that smart facility suppliers encounter now. Both mainland China and the USA are important and primary export markets for Taiwanese suppliers, once these two markets have a fight over trade business, Taiwanese suppliers might suffer from the corresponding consequences. One of the consequences might be the slow development of smart machinery technology.
President Hsiao shares that, the establishment of smart manufacturing is a long-term project that request for sustainable operation strategy, including the estimation of a reasonable manufacture model and standardized procedures. Hsiao states that, once if the market is deemed to be not stable and is not controllable, all the upgrade plans are useless propaganda.
As a resulkt, a market like Taiwan who reconizes China and the US as its main export markets would be afflicted due to the trade war between these two markets now. Some Taiwanese suppliers in China seek to come back to the island, but there are some other issues in Taiwan need to be dealt with for them, such as manpower, land regulations as well as acquisition, and electricity. These issues cause those Taiwanese suppliers even greater obstacles and hinder their returning plans, leaving them stay in China to encounter business mergers. Taiwan’s economy development would loss autonomous if the above-mentioned situation is not well treated. Under these circumstances, the development of smart manufacturing in Taiwan is difficult.
Hsiao emphasizes that, market decides everything, and if the market is not active, everything is not possible. Hsiao believes that relying on the export market and southward policies is not as good as creating and expanding Taiwan’s domestic market. He thinks the government shall expand its infrastructure plan to upgrade Taiwan’s public systems, such as elevated railways, more high-ways, better public transportation systems, underground communication equipment systems, urban redraw projects, etc. Hsiao believes that with these efforts, Taiwan is able to become an international nation and its domestic market would become active, making the market suitable for further development.