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Date: May 11, 2017
By: Kuo Chia-erh / Staff reporter
Hiwin Technologies Co (上銀科技), the nation’s leading machinery maker, yesterday gave an optimistic sales outlook for the rest of the year, with demand for “smart” equipment and industrial robots tipped to gain strength.
“Hiwin’s current capacity is not enough to satisfy orders from our clients, especially those in the semiconductor industry,” company chairman Eric Chuo (卓永財) told an investors’ conference in Taipei.
As part of the company’s mid-term plan to enlarge overall production capacity, a new plant at the Taichung Refined Mechanics Industrial Park is to start operations by the end of this year, Hiwin said.
With the new plant, the machinery maker aims to double the production volume of industrial robots next year, Chuo said, without elaborating. [FULL STORY]