Hypertherm Appoints Shin Han Yi as Exclusive Master Distributor in Taiwan for Powermax Handheld Plasma Systems
Aug 13, 2018

SINGAPORE, August 13, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shin Han Yi Co., Ltd. as the exclusive master distributor in Taiwan for its Powermax handheld plasma systems with immediate effect. This partnership is part of Hypertherm’s strategic move to provide better support for customers in Taiwan, and to expand its reach across the Taiwan market.

With over twenty years of experience in the Taiwan market, Shin Han Yi specializes in the manufacturing and sale of welding and cutting equipment. Shin Han Yi will tap on its extensive sales network to expand the market share of Hypertherm’s Powermax handheld systems in Taiwan. This includes the representation of Powermax systems at trade shows and open houses that Shin Han Yi’s sub-distributors participate in. Shin Han Yi will also provide dedicated support to customers in the areas of installation and servicing.

LU Han Wei, Geographical Sales Manager of Hypertherm, said, “Through this partnership, Hypertherm will be able to leverage on Shin Han Yi’s established network and presence, and keen understanding of customer needs to further enhance Hypertherm’s brand visibility in handheld cutting applications. We share a common emphasis on value-selling, and we firmly believe that there is a need for high quality and efficient cutting products like the Powermax in Taiwan’s manufacturing sector.

CHANG Wei Shing, General Manager of Shin Han Yi, shared, “We have enjoyed working with Hypertherm over the last three years, and are delighted for this opportunity to continue to grow and support Hypertherm’s brand throughout Taiwan. With our efforts, Hypertherm will attain top of mind awareness in the industry.”

As part of Shin Han Yi’s key strategy, CHANG highlighted that they will focus on helping the market understand the comparative value that the Powermax handheld systems offers, in order to strengthen Hypertherm’s position as one of the world’s leading cutting solutions provider.

Hypertherm has also actively supported Shin Han Yi in providing the necessary training for its sales representatives and dealers, reflecting the close partnership the two companies enjoy.

LU concluded, “We are confident that this partnership with Shin Han Yi will allow us to work together to take the Hypertherm brand to the next level and make a significant impact on the manufacturing industry in Taiwan.”

For more information, please contact Hypertherm at marketing.asia@hypertherm.com.


About Shin Han Yi Co., Ltd.

Established in 2003, Shin Han Yi places a strong emphasis on offering quality products and services to its clients. Through the implementation of its quality and excellent service concept, Shin Han Yi has reaped positive business results every year, and has expanded its factory to the current site in 2008, maximizing its capabilities to serve a wider customer base in the manufacturing industry. The company is also well-positioned to introduce more of the latest and high-precision welding and cutting equipment to help its clients create more efficient processes to enhance their economic competitiveness.

For more information, please visit www.shinhanyi.com.tw

About Hypertherm

Hypertherm designs and manufactures industrial cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software, and consumables. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. The New Hampshire based company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates back nearly 50 years to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company, consistently named a best place to work, has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide. Learn more at www.hypertherm.com.

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ShoeTech Taipei - The Purchasing Festival for Global Footwear Industry
Aug 11, 2018

Organized by TAITRA, the 1st Taipei International Shoe Making Technology Show (2018 ShoeTech Taipe) will open on August 15 through 19 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, 4F Skydome.

2018 ShoeTech Taipei features advanced automated shoemaking equipments, and various solutions for automation using intelligent systems and robots. The show has attracted the attention of leading global shoe brands, footwear manufacturers, dealers and agents around the world.

2018 ShoeTech Taipei is the ideal platform for footwear manufacturers and designers to source, network, share technological achievements, and keep up with major trends.

Major exhibitions at the show cover the following categories:

  • Shoe Machinery
  • Machinery for the Leather Processing
  • Testing Instrument
  • Shoe Molds & Dies
  • CAD/CAM Software and CNC Engraver
  • Automated Equipment & Machinery
  • Shoe Material, Leather, Parts, Components & Accessories, Adhesives
  • Machining & Treatment Services
  • International Association, Media

    Well-known footwear manufacturer such as Pou Chen, Grabit, Inc. from the U.S. (invested by Nike), automation equipment provider Panasonic, top collaborative robot Taiwan manufacturer Techman Robot, and Japanese company OMRON will participate.

    The App for ShoeTech Taipei is available online, which makes information including exhibitor list, product list, floor map, and event dates easy to find, and also it also includes badge scanning function. Visitors are encouraged to use the App to obtain the latest info for ShoeTech Taipei 2018.

    For more information, please go to the official website: https://www.shoetech.com.tw/en_US/index.html.

    Show Manager → Mr. Wolfgang Tang ext. 2619
    Publicity Manager → Ms. Lea Chou ext. 2616
    Exhibition Department, TAITRA
    Tel: 886-2-2725-5200, Fax: 886-2-2725-1959

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    Bright industry outlook echoed by positive exhibitor recruitment at SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou
    Aug 10, 2018

    GUANGZHOU --( ASIA TODAY )-- SIAF 2019 will be held next year from 10 – 12 March at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. Early signs for the show are positive as exhibitor booking numbers have increased by over 30% compared with this same period last year.

    As a sister event of the world-renowned SPS IPC Drives in Nuremburg, Germany, SIAF is the premier hub for intelligent automation solutions in South China. Exhibitor recruitment for the 2019 edition has already surpassed previous years as booth reservations have increased by 36% from this time last year. Some of the renowned brands to return again in 2019 include Balluff, Cognex, IFM, Pepperl + Fuchs, SICK and YASKAWA Shougang. Such encouraging figures indicate industry peers are optimistic about the market growth over the coming years.

    A long-time exhibitor of SIAF, Adtech (Shenzhen) Technology Co Ltd, applauded the continued effectiveness of the show. Mr Wang Liang, Marketing Manager, stated: “Our company has been exhibiting at SIAF since 2007. The show has a long history of helping to develop the industry and has earned significant influence within the industrial automation industry in South China. We return each year to the fair in order to increase our brand awareness and to meet new customers.” From small and medium-sized companies specialising in a particular technology to large businesses involved across various industry sectors, SIAF continues to be recognised as an ideal platform to discover new business opportunities.

    Similar to last year, various product categories will be arranged into different halls to make navigation for fairgoers more convenient. Hall 5.1 will feature sensors and applications of machine vision, while industrial robotic technologies and accessories, pneumatic systems and components as well as intelligent equipment will all be featured in Hall 2.1. Hall 3.1 and 4.1 will house advanced control technologies, industrial connectors, drive systems and components.

    The application of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in manufacturing technologies to deliver greater capacity and value by optimising production requirements has become a compelling industry trend. An enhanced product zone dedicated to IIoT, industrial software and systems will allow fairgoers to uncover some of the latest innovations available in the market.

    Concurrent event programme gathers influential speakers offering key market insights

    Besides being a sourcing platform, SIAF offers a comprehensive platform for fairgoers to expand their knowledge and learn more about

    the industrial automation industry. The fair will deliver an engaging programme of talks and panel discussions by gathering key decision makers to explore the latest industry trends and developments. Some of the key presentation topics at the 2019 fair include:

  • Manufacturing
  • - Using electrical automation and Industrial IoT as a means to assist intelligent manufacturing
    - Visualisation of control technology
    - The collaboration of motors and drive components for a more efficient performance

  • Process automation
  • - Shifts in production patterns – from a traditional production line to flexible manufacturing cells
    - Seamless communication technology in flexible manufacturing cells

  • Case studies and solutions
  • - The application of connection technology, sensing technology and machine vision with practical solutions for the automobile manufacturing industry
    - A practical perspective on industrial digital transformation trends
    - Comprehensive solutions for the logistics and warehouse industries

    SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou is jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation, Guangzhou Overseas Trade Fairs Ltd and Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. Associate sponsors are the Guangdong Association of Automation, the Guangzhou Association of Automation and the Guangzhou Instrument and Control Society.

    The 2019 show will be held concurrently with Asiamold - Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition. Asiamold focuses on additive manufacturing, moulding and 3D printing technologies which all make use of industrial automation technology. Exhibitors will no doubt benefit from the business opportunities presented at the two fairs.

    For more information about the 2019 show, please visit www.spsinchina.com, or email sps@china.messefrankfurt.com.

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    47 New Vehicles and Concept Vehicles Unveiled at GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2018
    Aug 07, 2018

    JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 6, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Organized by Seven Event, the world-class auto show series by The Association of Indonesia Automotive Industry (GAIKINDO) -- GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show 2018 (GIIAS 2018) will be held from August 2-12, 2018. Carrying "Beyond Mobility" as theme, GIIAS 2018 presents the latest range of vehicle products and the latest technology from the automotive industry. GIIAS 2018 is expected to represent GAIKINDO's spirit, raising the Indonesian automotive industry towards the future.

    The event was officially opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, Tuesday, August 2, 2018 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), BSD City, Tangerang. Accompanied by Indonesian Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Joko Widodo took a closer look at the launch of new vehicles and concept vehicles, including a world-premiere passenger car and a concept vehicle that were unveiled at GIIAS 2018.

    Chairman of GAIKINDO Yohannes Nangoi said that GIIAS is a benchmark of the role and growth of the Indonesian automotive industry which is expected to contribute to the Indonesian economic wheel movement. Commitments from the Indonesia automotive industry is reflected in the latest technologies and products presented at GIIAS 2018.

    Beyond Mobility at GIIAS 2018

    This year, GIIAS is supported by 25 car brands that are also members of GAIKINDO, including 19 passenger vehicle brands -- Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Daihatsu, Datsun, DFSK, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota, VW, and Wuling; as well as six commercial vehicle brands -- FAW, Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi FUSO, Tata Motors, and UD Truck. More than 250 brands of automotive industry players in Indonesia are participating in GIIAS 2018.

    GIIAS 2018 hosts the launch of 47 new vehicles and concept vehicles, including world premieres. From Audi A8L, BMW i8 Roadster, Honda All New Brio, Lexus UX, Mini Cabrio, Nissan Terra, Isuzu NMR 81 Common Real Engine, introduction rom Wuling and DFSK, to concept vehicles BMW X7 I Performance, Daihatsu DN Pro Cargo, Honda Neu V, Lexus LS+, Mitsubishi Motors E-Evolution, Hino Ponco EV Bus, more has decided that GIIAS 2018 is the right auto show to launch their latest vehicle, and influence the Indonesia market.

    GIIAS is the only Indonesian automotive exhibition which has full support from the international automotive organization -- Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA). It is part of the international-class automotive exhibition series which is getting more international attention. Ideas and inspiration presented at GAIKINDO's automotive exhibition will not only become a national benchmark but will also become a world barometer and inspiration for international community, especially in the Asia Pacific region. Through media coverage in more than 10 countries across Asia, it confirms GIIAS as the prime automotive event not only for Indonesia, but also for the rest in the region.

    Media contact:

    Seven Event
    Diah Putri (Public Relations Manager)
    Phone: +62 21 29054091 ext. 109
    Fax: +62 21 29054092
    Email: putri@seven-event.com
    Website: www.indonesiaautoshow.com

    Source: Seven Event

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    Fresh Taiwan at NY NOW 2018 - Taiwanese Design Wins Big in USA
    Aug 07, 2018

    New York, USA --( ASIA TODAY )-- For a third year, Fresh Taiwan is exhibiting at NY NOW in New York, showcasing products by ten emerging Taiwanese designers — HMM, Studio Lim, DAQI Concept, PARSEC Design Studio, eguchi toys, [bi.du.haev], Singular Concept, Beyond Object, Yenchenyawen Design Studio, and Magi-Steel. Fresh Taiwan is a multi-dimensional cluster of creative products, featuring everything from coffee sets and tableware, to stationery, fashion accessories, decorations, and much more.

    Organized by the Taiwan (R.O.C.) Ministry of Culture and executed by Taiwan Design Center, the project was launched in 2012 on a mission to elevate the profile of Taiwanese design around the globe. Last year at NY NOW, Fresh Taiwan’s Studio Lim was selected from among thousands of other entrants for inclusion in the trade show’s Sustainability themed exhibition. Guests at the Fresh Taiwan booth included representatives from one of the biggest US homeware retailers ABC Carpet & Home, as well as e-commerce giant Amazon, British fashion brand Paul Smith, lifestyle and fashion select shop The Line, and NYC stationery store Goods for the Study. Corporate gift buyers from Uber, Four Seasons, and Mandarin Oriental, also showed interest in purchasing products from Fresh Taiwan brands. This is Fresh Taiwan’s second international event in 2018, having already exhibited at Ambiente in Frankfurt, while later this year it heads to BIG + BIH in Bangkok.

    If you’re heading to NY NOW, don’t miss Fresh Taiwan, booth 3930 in Hall 3A, Accent on Design. This year’s special feature is an experiential cold drip tea and coffee bar where you can enjoy a mug of home roasted coffee, or a delicate cup of Longjing tea. The cold drip tea and coffee is infused for 6 hours using the Cold Brew System designed by [bi.du.haev] and the coffee beans are specially roasted by the designers at HMM. Both brands are exhibiting new tea and coffee lifestyle products.

    Artisan Tea and Coffee
    The trend in artisan tea and coffee reflects a spirit of connoisseurship, which is engrained into the lives of all modern day urbanists. Taiwan has a rich culture of tea that goes back centuries, as well as a booming contemporary movement in the third wave of coffee. Artisan tea and coffee lifestyle products, such as utensils for pour-over coffee and cold brew systems, are becoming an essential part of daily life. None echo this trend more so than [bi.du.haev] a niche lifestyle design brand that specializes in elegantly crafted instruments for brewing tea and coffee. Its products excel in both form and function; both ornamental and practical; comprised of haute materials such as art glass, brass, copper, merbau wood, and ceramics. You can sample cold brew tea and coffee from the [bi.du.haev] Cold Brew System at the Fresh Taiwan booth throughout NY NOW.

    In a completely different style, HMM is hoping to win over the hearts of American retailers with Mugr and Sqoop. Better known for its stationery products, HMM considers coffee an essential ingredient for any creative workspace, complimenting its well established stationery range. Mugr and Sqoop are a mug and coffee serving spoon, designed for creative professionals. The designers at HMM are passionate about coffee, and you can try their home roasted coffee at the Fresh Taiwan booth throughout NY NOW.

    Avant Garde Stationery
    Among all forms of art and design, the avant garde leads the way. The radical angles and edgy aesthetics of avant garde design is spurred along by cultural trends and technological innovation. Taiwanese designers are perhaps some of the most avant garde when it comes to stationery, and the minimalist aesthetic of Beyond Object stationery certainly makes a statement. Align - Twist Pen, and LINO - Letter Opener for example, look as if they were designed for space travel.

    Singular Concept is not just a stationery brand; Singular Concept designs home decor and accessories. All Singular Concept products are born out of the same avant garde design philosophy, which emphasizes abstraction of form. Junction Desk Organizer is exemplary; abstracted from industrial features in abandoned factories, such as pumping valves and drainage pipes.

    Boho Chic Accessories
    Bohemian fashion is back, and Taiwanese designers are leading the trend. PARSEC Design Studio showcases a range of accessories made from its own patented material called Treether, which looks like wood, but feels like leather. The properties of wood and leather imbue Treether with a sense of nature and warmth. The collection includes a long wallet and name card case, as well as notebooks and more. Ideas of the eastern and the exotic are presented in jewelry, sunglasses, and other wearable accessories, designed by Magi-Steel. ‘Butterfly @ Taiwan, Detachable Necklace’ is a beautiful necklace that can be customized with interchangeable butterfly wings in many choices of colors and patterns. Similarly, Window Flower Bracelet is an elegant wrist bracelet, inspired by the cultural patterns of ornate Taiwanese windows.

    Organic Ceramic Homeware
    Artists and designers tend to cherish the happy accidents that occur during experimentation in craftsmanship. Yenchenyawen Design Studio and Studio Lim have developed organic processes for creating one-off patterned ceramics, crafted to make homeware products. Yenchenyawen Design Studio calls its branded ceramic ‘Landscape of Oxidation’, combining processes of copper patination and iron oxidation. Its Jesmonite collection includes a tea light holder, jewelry tray, necklaces, an incense burner, and LED nightlight. The brand’s latest Jesmonite product is a custom Bespoke Surface, which can be scaled to meet all needs from tabletops to light switches. Studio Lim calls its ceramic collection Fibrewood Objects, produced using traditional Taiwanese lacquerware techniques, mixed with natural plant fibre such as flax. The brand’s signature style, ‘Frosted Gold’ incorporates golden flecks of wood, hence the name ‘Fibrewood Objects’. The collection includes coasters, dessert plates, and trays for accessories in multiple sizes.

    Bedroom Bird Pendants
    Everyone has a place in their heart for birds, which signify the spirit of freedom and limitlessness. Designs featuring birds can make beautifully romantic bedroom decorations for people of all ages. Mimicking the appearance of a caged song bird, JinGoo - Wireless Audio Light by DAQI Concept is an ambient light and bluetooth speaker. The name, “Jingoo” refers to the melodious singing of the oriole bird in ancient Chinese poetry. JinGoo is already retailed at the prestigious MoMA Design Store in New York. People of all ages need inspiration, therefore bird pendants make a delightful decoration for the bedroom of a growing child as well. Designed by eguchi toys, Mobile bird - Pelican is a playful, mobile pendant with a wonderful motion. This decorative toy presents the myth of the stork that carries newborn babies into the world in the form of a good, old-fashioned mobile pendant, which is sure stimulate a growing child’s imagination.

    Fresh Taiwan at NY NOW for a Third Year — Making Strides in the US Market
    The NY NOW Summer Market is where US and multinational retailers go to discover the hottest home, lifestyle, and gift products from all around the globe. Founded in 1928, the trade show is held twice every year in January and August, and annually it attracts over 2,500 exhibitors with more than 100,000 products, along with over 55,000 buyers from 74 countries and regions. The past two years have brought great success Taiwanese designers, having secured deals with major retailers and corporate buyers. Fresh Taiwan is pedaling for a third successful year at NY NOW with more media exposure and business opportunities than ever before. To find out more, please visit: https://ccimarketing.org.tw/en/

    Fresh Taiwan at NY NOW 2018
    WHEN: August 12-15, 2018
    WHERE: Level 3, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NY
    BOOTH: 3930 in Hall 3A, Accent on Design

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    Keep pace with market and trend developments at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles
    Aug 06, 2018

    SHANGHAI --( ASIA TODAY )-- Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles has always been at the forefront of the China and Asia markets for participants to find the latest products from around the world and learn about the current market trends. This year, a series of fringe programme events together with some new show features will inspire fairgoers throughout the four-day fair.

    New features for contract business

    Given the growing demand for textile solutions for architecture, interior design and the hotel industry, the coming August fair will highlight leading contract upholstery suppliers with distinctive labels. In addition, the show will feature a showcase area at hall 5.1 which displays quality contract upholstery from exhibitors. The area will be decorated by interior designers, demonstrating the functionalities of different contract textile products.

    To introduce the opportunities that the textile industry can capture from contract business, both domestic and international architects, hoteliers, interior designers and industry experts have been invited to share their insights about design, market, materials and project management on the Contract Business Days, on 28 & 29 August.

    Naima A Khan, founder and interior designer from The Green Design in UAE, for instance, will be speaking on The Art of Sustainable Interior Design. She has worked with many international home fashion retail store developers, as well as textile and interior companies, and is experienced in using therapeutic colour schemes, sustainable materials and sunlight in different design projects. Another guest, Esra Lemmens, who is also a designer and active speaker at design events, will talk about the expanding importance of design throughout Dubai as well as her suggestions for doing business in Dubai.

    Other speakers also include Martin Oliu from the international design company, Harmony World Consultant and Design (HWCD). He has participated in a broad area of design such as architectural construction & interior design and is responsible for various luxury residential and hotel design projects. Professor Thomas Charles, who has been working on industrial product design and research for user experience & consumer behaviour study, business strategy and branding designs will give a talk on ‘The Power of Innovative Design’. Trevira CS will also participate in the Contract Business Day through their Chinese representative, Jenny Zhang, who will share how the permanently flame retardant Trevira CS textiles can fit into contract business.

    Digital printing and technics remain a focal point

    The Digital Printing Micro Factory concept was first introduced in the 2017 edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, and received much attention and positive feedback. To cater to the growing demand for efficient, one-step textile solutions, Global Fortune Limited from Hong Kong will work jointly with Kornit Digital and Bullmer to set up a Micro Factory at this August’s fair. An advanced digital printing system – Allegro & Cut by Kornit Allegro – will be introduced. The system streamlines the entire production process by combining printing and drying together so multiple machinery is not needed. It is also eco-friendly as one single ink set suits various fabric types, and designs will be printed in shapes and sizes that are ready for cutting. Visitors can learn more about the complete production process from printing and cutting to sewing via the onsite demonstration.

    In addition to forums discussing how digital printing helps flexible production, there will also be an array of forums where some top domestic industry players will share their experience in resolving technical problems in productions and satisfying requirements in different product tests.

    Forward-looking events to ignite inspiration

    The trend committee formed by international trendsetter the NellyRodiTM Agency has developed three themes, namely Caring Future, Crazy Future and Emo Future for the 2019 International Lifestyle Trends. Apart from the trend area where product displays are located, visitors can get a better understanding about the future living styles from the panel discussion and trend area tour. The agency’s creative director, Vincent Grégoire, will guide tours to explain the trend concept. He will also join other industry experts in the panel discussion on consumer lifestyle trends.

    Another inspiring event during the show is the Future Talk in which representatives from different industries including fashion brand Shiatzy Chen, home appliance giant Haier, gourmets and lifestyle experts will share their perspectives on the future trends.

    The show will be held from 27 – 30 August in the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Home Textile Association (CHTA).


    Media Contact
    Andrew Choi
    Tel +852 2230 9235
    Fax +852 2598 7919

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    ProPak China 2018 shows significant growth and drives innovation
    Aug 01, 2018

    SHANGHAI, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 14, 2018, ProPak China 2018, organized by UBM Sinoexpo, closed after three successful days. This year, ProPak China recorded its highest figures ever in both exhibition space and exhibitor number. A total of 680 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions showed their products and services and grew the show by 19%. Exhibition space also grew to 45,325m2 - 13% more than in 2017. Together with Fi-Asia China and Starch Expo, ProPak China 2018 has continued its success with strong visitor growth. 25,144 visitors from 95 countries and regions came to the exhibition, up 13% compared to ProPak China 2017.

    Leading companies kicked off a new era of processing and packaging

    As the premier processing and packaging event for China, ProPak China 2018 saw the presence of leading international companies from around the world, including Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Malaysia, Spain, the UK and the USA. They showcased advanced equipment and technologies in packaging machinery, food processing, liquid processing, weighing and measuring equipment, packaging materials and containers, industrial robots, warehousing and logistic technologies, and quality-testing equipment, which provided abundant choices and solutions for the industry.

    Mr. Ashwani Kumar Sharma, President & CEO, Uflex Ltd., commented: "We displayed our innovative 'Holographic Aseptic Packs' and it created a strong buzz in the show. Our team received a fabulous response and enquiries from various countries, in fact we have already started talking business with some of the beverage and dairy companies. We truly believed it was an ideal decision to be part of ProPak China 2018."

    High-quality technical forums feature leading experts

    A series of technical forums were held along with the exhibition. AIPIA Summit China 2018 invited authoritative experts and leading companies in packaging from Canada, Japan, Netherlands, the UK and the USA to share updated information on active packaging, printing electronics, intelligent packaging and anti-counterfeiting labels. The forum on the New Retail Age - the Intelligent Development of Fresh Food E-commerce and Cold Chain Logistics (sponsored by China National Food Industry Association), was a brainstorm on green cold chain sharing logistics service developed by e-commerce companies. In the symposium on FMCG New Packaging Materials & Technologies in China, an Elite Forum on the Trend of Future Packaging, senior executives of packaging development from Kraft Heinz and Starbucks discussed sustainable packaging and shared packaging. At the Seminar on Packaging Industry Embracing a New Era of Intelligent Manufacturing, Kuka, Step Electric and Triowin shared cases of applying robots in the packaging industry. At the Joint Conference on Shanghai Yangtze River Delta Beverages, representatives of Shanghai Beverage Association, Coca Cola and Suntory discussed beverage package innovation and labelling. Additionally, SJGLE Buyers Sourcing Event provided a one-to-one matchmaking service on site so as to precisely meet buyers' demands for packaging.

    A new partnership for ProPak China and FoodPack China 2019

    The organizers of ProPak China - UBM Sinoexpo Ltd. and China International Exhibition Ltd. signed an agreement with the organizers of FoodPack China – the China National Packaging and Food Machinery Corporation (CPFMC) and China Food and Packaging Machinery Industry Association (CFPMA). Running June 19-21, 2019, the two shows will be held concurrently in a new venue - National Exhibition Convention Center Shanghai (NECC) with several other sectors including food ingredients, starch, health ingredients and agriculture. "We will build up a super-sized show covering the whole supply chain from process to packaging of the food industries in Shanghai next June. The strong alliance of both ProPak China and FoodPack China will give us the leading position in the area of processing and packaging," said Mr. Wang Mingliang, Founder and Director of UBM Sinoexpo Ltd.

    This strategic cooperation will help ProPak China expand its scale quickly and cement its position as the leading specialized event for the processing and packaging industries in China. Alongside the concurrent UBM flagship shows in health and food ingredients, nutrition and health products, starch and agriculture industries, the total floor space of the joint exhibition in 2019 will reach 180,000 m2 and Chinese and overseas buyers are likely to grow substantially as a result.

    Participation is highly anticipated at ProPak China 2019, National Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai, June 19-21, 2019.

    For more information, please contact:

    Spric Tian
    Tel: +86-21-3339 2260
    Email: spric.tian@ubmsinoexpo.com

    Marek Szandrowski
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7560 4321
    Email: marek.szandrowski@ubm.com

    About ProPak China

    ProPak China is organized by UBM Sinoexpo -- a division of UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information.

    Source: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd.

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    Consoveyo Completes Conveyor System Installation for JTC Food Hub @ Senoko
    Jul 31, 2018

    Singapore, 31 July 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Consoveyo Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Consoveyo), part of Körber Logistics Systems, announces the successful implementation of a new turnkey interfloor conveyor system at JTC Food Hub @ Senoko, for JTC Corporation (JTC) in Singapore.

    “This project is a testament to the quality of Consoveyo’s automated logistics solutions, and it reaffirms our position as one of Southeast Asia’s leading suppliers of automated intralogistics solutions,” shared Poul Lorentzen, General Manager of Consoveyo. “Our partnership with JTC demonstrates our ability to work well with statutory boards, and will hopefully serve as a springboard for Consoveyo to establish a stronger industry presence across the region.”

    The JTC Food Hub @ Senoko is a new seven-storey facility for the food manufacturing industry, developed by JTC in close collaboration with the Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SFMA), and Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF). It is Singapore’s first multi-tenanted ramp-up development with an integrated cold room and warehouse facility (CWF) that aims to help food manufacturers boost productivity and enhance their competitiveness.

    The Food Hub also offers its tenants a range of material handling equipment to vertically transport goods. The equipment include cargo lifts and a pallet conveyor system linked to pallet lifts for automatic transfers of raw or ready-to-eat products between floors to improve operational efficiency.

    With over 20 years of experience in Singapore, Consoveyo has established itself as a global leader for automated material handling and storage systems. Within the Food Hub, Consoveyo supplied and installed a comprehensive Conveying System with 10 automated pallet lifters, each 42m in height. The entire Conveying System will support transportation of palletised goods between the tenants’ factory units and the shared CWF on the first floor.

    This Conveying System also features human-to-conveyor interface via manual pallet jacks on tenant levels, forklifts, and potentially AGVs on ground levels. The interfloor System also takes into consideration building elements such as fire alarms to trigger fire protection features like fire shutter doors and high speed doors that provide insulation, and minimise energy loss due to leakage of cold air during material flow transfers.

    Lorentzen concluded, “As Consoveyo continues to expand its presence in Asia, we are confident that our robust automated intralogistics solutions and long-term focused customer service will continue to benefit customers across various industries. With a strong, professional team providing local support in Southeast Asia, we are excited about future growth opportunities here.”


    About Consoveyo

    Consoveyo, S.A. is a system integrator and leading provider of automated material handling systems headquartered in Porto, Portugal. The wide range of services and integrated solutions includes automated storage and retrieval systems, automated distribution centers, order fulfillment systems and internal transport systems. Consoveyo is part of the Körber Group’s Business Area Logistics Systems.

    About Körber Logistics Systems

    The Business Area Logistics Systems, belonging to the international technology group Körber and based in Bad Nauheim, Germany, is the leading provider of fully integrated applications for the optimization of complex internal and external logistics processes. Under the umbrella brand Körber Logistics, the Business Area provides digital solutions for the smart factory (production logistics), the warehouse, distribution center, e-commerce, and management of the entire supply chain. In three Business Units, the umbrella brand unites the companies Aberle GmbH and Consoveyo S.A. (System Integration), Langhammer GmbH and Riantics A/S (Product Solutions), Aberle Software GmbH, Cirrus Logistics, DMLogic, HighJump, Inconso AG and Voiteq (Software). They offer an extensive range of products and services, from system integration to technologies for storage, palletizing, de-palletizing and conveyor systems, through to software.

    About Körber

    Körber AG is the holding company for an international technology group with approx. 11,500 employees around the world. The Group comprises leading-edge technology companies and more than 130 production, service, and sales entities. At locations around the globe, Körber combines the benefits of a globally-present organization with the strengths of highly-specialized, flexible, medium-sized enterprises that offer their customers solutions, products, and services in the Business Areas of Automation, Logistics Systems, Machine Tools, Pharma Systems, Tissue, Tobacco and Corporate Ventures and Körber Digital.

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    Serving Clients Like Starbucks and Nike, Arthur Huang Makes Recycling Popular
    Jul 29, 2018

    He has turned rice husks into clothing, and kitchen waste into business cards. From furniture at European Starbucks stores to a mobile upcycling unit on the Tibetan Plateau, he is all about exploiting the capitalist production system to make recycling sexy.

    In the pursuit and practice of the circular economy, Miniwiz, the company founded by Arthur Huang, has given Taiwan a prominent position within a hot global trend.

    Thirteen years ago, Huang led a team that, beginning with designs for portable wind-powered generators, constantly developed new materials, secured patents, turned rice husks into clothing, kitchen waste into business cards, made recycled Nike sneakers into fixtures for upscale Nike stores, and used recycled plastic bottles to make the Taipei Flora Expo’s EcoARK Museum.

    From trendy Nike flagship stores in New York, London, Berlin and Milan to his original furniture brand and Starbucks furnishings, and a movable upcycling system on the Tibetan Plateau encircled by joyful school children, Huang and Miniwiz have a knack for creating mind-blowing things. Not just their astounding R&D and design capacities, but also their completely fresh eye and tremendous ambition are transforming the way people think and act about waste and trash.

    “As far as having a positive influence and the future shape of the industry, Arthur Huang is a maverick. He is already a leading figure, but I think he’ll be even more influential in the future, and he shouldn’t be underestimated,” says Jack Tsai, partner in the CID investment group. Huang has identified the opportunities present in the circular economy, and leverages R&D to develop methods to convert waste into new materials with hip looks and fashionable flair. “He is very firm in his value system, and reserves special antipathy for those who would destroy the circular economy,” Tsai adds.

    In the past, people saw recycled materials as expensive, lacking durability, and ugly. Yet Miniwiz has not only proven that recycled materials can be inexpensive, but also that they are even more durable and even “sexy.” And the company’s client base, which consists nearly exclusively of Fortune 500 companies, seems to agree, tasking Huang to transform waste into eco-friendly materials. The company’s latest product is modular furniture for Starbucks outlets in Europe, for which it has secured a structural design patent. Even more remarkable, all the material is made from coffee cups recycled from Starbucks shops.

    “We’re a company that creates value, not just added value,” says Huang, who pulls no punches and gets straight to the point when speaking his mind in Chinese - perhaps the result of having been educated abroad from a young age. Despite emigrating to the United States at the age of 11, frequent references during conversations to such Chinese literary classics as the History of the Three Kingdoms and the Dao De Jing show his appreciation of the wisdom of the ancients to go with his embrace of youthful rebelliousness.

    “A lot of people don’t get what we’re doing. We’re trying to fool the global capitalist system of production,” says Huang, who is looking for ways to make the planet a little better, changing the world a little while people go about happily consuming and enjoying stylish living. Like a true believer, he even chats up strangers at nightclubs about the merits of recycling.

    Aligning the Industrial Chain

    Considering the essence of each issue lets Huang tackle things from a totally different perspective. The company of nearly 90 staff runs the gamut of expertise from materials to architecture, from structural knowhow to design applications and brand marketing. Miniwiz’s research and development places the entire industrial chain in alignment, becoming the company’s chief strength. Command over an integrated technology platform allows the company to be open to all kinds of possibilities.

    Last year he teamed up with Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan to take the 16-ton Trashpresso, the world’s first mobile plastic and fabric waste upcycling treatment system, to the Tibetan Plateau. There, at 4,500 meters above sea level, they gave local elementary school students a hands-on demonstration of how to make waste sustainable. The entire journey was documented by the National Geographic Channel for worldwide broadcast as part of the Jackie Chan Green Hero series.

    Although it might seem a bit crazy, the Trashpresso project is tremendously educational. Currently there are two mobile upcycling units: one that has made the journey from Shanghai to Qinghai, demonstrating the upcycling process; and one that tours Europe, appearing at Design Week events from Milan to London.

    Perhaps, like his various projects, Arthur Huang keeps blowing people’s minds while strengthening his own convictions.

    By Yueh-lin Ma
    Translated by David Toman
    Edited by HanSheng Huang

    INDEX director Samantha Kane-Macdonald looks ahead to September's second show of 2018
    Jul 29, 2018

    DUBAI, UAE --( ASIA TODAY )-- INDEX – the Middle East’s largest interiors exhibition – is gearing up for its second design event of the year, and will offer a fully rounded creative experience by running alongside its new sister show, FIM.

    While INDEX will continue to provide a sourcing platform for designers, architects and buyers from across the residential, retail, hospitality and commercial design sectors to find exclusive interiors products, FIM will showcase the base materials, parts and fittings required to manufacture those products from scratch.

    Together, the co-hosted exhibitions will cater to the whole design industry in a new way, offering a one-stop shop for finding both high-end and value driven furniture and décor – plus the wood, metallics, hinges and joints that will bring bespoke pieces from concept to reality.

    Event Director Samantha Kane-Macdonald is behind both shows. She said: “September’s INDEX – our second of the year – and FIM running adjacent to one another makes it easier than ever for designers, architects, buyers or manufacturers to come and absorb an all-encompassing design showcase put together to help them achieve all their client ambitions.

    “That can be from acquiring lighting, furniture or bedding for a hotel, villa or shop’s interior, to discovering the parts and fabrics needed to create that one-off armchair, pouf or walk-in-wardrobe. To be able to serve-up all of that for our visitors in one place is a real source of excitement for us – and our exhibitors.

    “Our shows always attract a wide range of buyers, from designers to retailers and manufacturers, and by bringing two separate events like this together we’re hopeful we’ll open up many of our exhibitors to a whole new market.”

    While autumn’s INDEX will be a more compact edition of its flagship annual show which took place in March of this year, the three-day exhibition will be held with its own theme: an exploration of the old Silk Road and its role both in the past, and in 21st century trade and design. The famous cross-continental design pathway opened-up new markets for Asian and European design philosophies, and that East meets West narrative is behind how September’s show – taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre – will be presented.

    By bringing value-driven products and premium brands together in the Middle East, the show is presenting itself as a modern-day Silk Road, where value-driven products from the East will be exhibited alongside premium Western brands.

    It is set to welcome more than 400 furniture and décor design and supply companies from across the continents, all specialising in fit-out and interior products for commercial, hospitality, retail and residential design projects. Renowned international brands including A Casa K, Alain Saint Joanis, Cristal de Paris, Gasparri Design and Minardi Piume are all confirmed, plus exciting new brands such as CIELLO from Sri Lanka and LISOWSKI Glass Studio from Cyprus, amongst others.

    Samantha Kane-Macdonald elaborated: “The Silk Road started over 2,000 years ago, and through its many routes became the first way that Europe and the West was introduced to the likes of silk, dyes, precious stones, porcelain, spices and perfumes. In return, the route took western goods like glassware, woollen textiles, rugs, carpets animal firs and skins to a new market in the East, making it the world’s first and then premiere trade route – at the heart of which was design and creativity.

    “Its path ventured through the deserts of the Middle East. Two millennia on and the region – the UAE especially – plays equally as central a role now as being the hub between the two continents.

    “The INDEX show will focus on individual designs and value driven products from Asia, sat alongside premium products from Europe, with design houses from the likes of Italy, India and China giving us great variance. Together, they will allow the show to present a wide selection of interior products to suit the taste and budgets of all our visitors, covering every buyer’s needs as the design industry heads into the final quarter of the year.”

    INDEX will come alive with the colours, patterns and textures that encapsulated The Silk Road when it was its most densely trodden, and will be brought alive with a number of live features. Highlights include the Trend Hub – an interactive platform for designers and retailers that will feature seminar sessions on topics including 2020 design and colour trends, experiential design, social media for business development and visual merchandising.

    The show floor will also host a curated showcase of local talent compiled by Tashkeel, plus a collaboration between Boxmark and South African designer Ronel Jordaan that will culiminate in the creation of a ‘Wool Waterfall’.

    Running simultaneously, FIM will unite local furniture-makers, interior designers and architects with international providers of materials, tools and components who are looking to expand their reach across the Middle East.

    According to a 2017 market report by analysts Ventures Middle East – citing the United Nations Commodity Trade Database – the annual export value of furniture and parts thereof out of the region is estimated to be worth AED 1.5billion (US$400million) each year. Of that, the UAE accounted for roughly AED 750million (US$200million), half the total figure.

    It is that mammoth industry that FIM seeks to benefit, promoting the skill and value of the experts fuelling that booming market. Firms including Hafele GmbH & Co, Simonswerk, Plamac Spa, L&S, Sedil Curvi, Seven Italia and Viterie will all be taking part.

    Samantha Kane-Macdonald said: “From wood, fabric and materials, to fittings, structural parts, 3D printing and upholstery tools, FIM will bring manufacturing to life in a way that compliments its position alongside INDEX. Where INDEX can provide inspiration and direct product sourcing, FIM will be the place where the creative minds behind our region’s growing catalogue of new build and refurbishment projects can source every part of any furnishing product they are trying to bring to life.

    “This is the first time we have been able to incorporate these two separate design elements together in the same place, so September’s event is going to be something different for all our visitors. We feel it allows our exhibitors to provide an essential one-stop shop that hasn’t existed up until now.”

    Following September’s show, the full flagship INDEX experience will return in September 2019 as the show in its entirety sits alongside The Hotel Show Dubai, together offering a complete insight into the Middle East’s surging design and hospitality industry.

    To find out more about INDEX and FIM, taking place September 16th – 18th, visit www.indexexhibition.com

    About dmg events

    dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines
    We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple platforms.

    dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 350,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry leading events such as the Big 5 construction shows and the ADIPEC and GASTECH energy events.
    Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.

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    Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) an international portfolio of information, media and events businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange.

    DMGT manages a diverse, multinational portfolio of companies, with total revenues of around £1.5bn, that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment.

    DMGT is also a founding investor and the largest shareholder of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC and ZPG PLC.

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