Manufacturing World Fukuoka 2023, 1st Edition
Local Buyers Keen to Learn Fastener Industry Developments
Following Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, Fukuoka has its first “Manufacturing World” show. The three-day show, held from November 29th to December 1st, took place in Hall A of Marine Messe Fukuoka. Hall A was mainly filled with Japanese manufacturers of forged parts and CNC parts. There were a few exhibitors solely specialized in inserts, nuts or bolts, and a few traders mainly offering forged parts along with a portion of screws.
Hall B featured AI technology, with a handful of exhibitors of torque wrenches using smart technology and AI-enabled surface inspection equipment. These exhibitors feature AI for managing torque settings for operators or AI self-learning for detecting damages on the surface of screws and other parts. The rest of the exhibitors provided AI production management software technology, which reduces human errors in order processing and manufacturing processes and lowers labor costs for operators.
According to Fastener World’s staff on-site, most of the Japanese visitors kept a conservative attitude towards the first edition of this show in Fukuoka. They visited Fastener World’s booth mostly hoping to learn about the fastener industry and its structure through Fastener World magazines. Fastener World took the opportunity to spearhead the initial promotional campaigns in Fukuoka for the fastener industry.
Among the visitors to Fastener World’s booth, there was a Japanese owner looking for Taiwanese suppliers that can produce 5 million pcs of automotive tapping screws per month. In addition, a Japanese insert manufacturer revealed to Fastener World that they expected to start looking for Taiwanese representatives from mid-2024. By then, they will reveal a new patented product to Taiwan through Fastener World. That brings anticipation for new business opportunities between Taiwan and Japan.
The organizer has announced the next Manufacturing World Fukuoka will be held from December 11 to 13, 2024. Exhibitors have already booked their booths in advance before the end of the 2023 edition. Interested parties should sign up with the organizer. Fastener World will be keeping a close eye on the latest developments of the next edition. Follow Fastener World’s website for new information.