Industrial Development Facilitator

HIWIN actively engages in the operation of public associations and is dedicated to integrating resources and collaborating with like-minded partners to establish an industrial ecosystem, drive industry transformation and upgrading, and enhance overall competitiveness. Additionally, HIWIN contributes through policy recommendations, supporting exhibition businesses, organizing forums, participating in international exchanges, and serving as chairpersons, directors, supervisors, or members of professional committees.

Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders' Association(TMBA)

Eric Y.T. Chuo, the Global Chairman of HIWIN, served as the chairman of the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders' Association (TMBA) during the 2nd and 3rd terms, and is now an honorary chairman. He wholeheartedly promoted the transformation and upgrading of Taiwan's machine tool-related industries and the Taiwan International Machine Tool Show (TMTS). Under his leadership, the exhibition's marketing model, combined with the supply chain from the production site, received substantial recognition from exhibitors. During his tenure as Chairman, Mr. Chuo advocated multiple times for the construction of the Taichung (Shuinan) International Convention Center, and after years of efforts, the ground-breaking finally took place in March 2019. In October 2022, Eddie W.H. Chuo, Chairman & CEO of HIWIN, was elected as an executive director of TMBA, serving as a committee member for industry and academia cooperation and governance. He actively promoted collaboration between the industry and academia, leveraging their resources to accelerate technology research, development, and talent cultivation, supporting the sustainable development of Taiwan's machine tool industry.

On May 2, 2012, Enid H.C. Tsai, President, founded the Elimi Association under the support and expectations of female managers in the machinery industry. The purpose of Elimi is to provide a platform for female managersin the precision machinery-related industries to exchange and learn from each other, enhance their professional capabilities, and combine feminine qualities to break the stereotype that the machinery industry is solely a grease-monkey industry. It aims to create a new image and become a driving force in the precision machinery industry.

The name “Elimi” is derived from the abbreviation of the phrase “elegant leader in the machinery industry” in English. This naming inspiration comes from the founding President, Enid H.C. Tsai, and her expectations. “Elimi” also sounds like “one grain of rice” in Chinese, symbolizing hope and vitality, just like sowing rice seeds.

Enid H.C. Tsai, President of HIWIN, played a significant role in the documentary film “Masking the Impossible.” She served as the main driving force behind the film and directed it. The documentary records the rapid formation of the National Team of Machine Tool Mask and the team's support to the government in constructing 92 mask equipment production lines, delivering them ahead of schedule. Enid H.C. Tsai stated that the primary purpose of making this film is to convey the message that in the spring of 2020, there was a group of people who created miracles through love and mission. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, machine tool industry players stood up at the first moment to assist the government in facing an impossible mission, leaving a historically significant record in Taiwan's mechanical industry.

Taiwan Automation Intelligence and Robotics Association (TAIROA)

In 2011, Eric Y.T. Chuo, Global Chairman of HIWIN, merged the Robotics Association of Taiwan (ROBOAT) and the Taiwan Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Automation (TSMEA) to establish the Taiwan Automation Intelligence and Robotics Association (TAIROA). He served as the founding chairman of TAIROA and currently holds the position of honorary chairman. Since 2009, TAIROA has been collaborating with both sectors to bridge the gap between academia and industry, promoting certification exams for Automation Engineers and Robot Engineers. In 2016, Global Chairman Eric Y.T.Chuo called for rapid industrial upgrading in Taiwan and organized the Industrial 4.0 Summit Forum to actively promote Smart Manufacturing and Intelligent Automation. Starting from 2020, TAIROA has been actively promoting the Taiwan Robot Industry-Academia Alliance, encouraging practical training in robotic skills. By the end of 2022, TAIROA had donated 78 robotic arms, with a total investment of approximately US$976.9 thousand, to foster talent for Taiwan's smart manufacturing.

The SINOCON Industrial Standards Foundation

Eric Y.T. Chuo, Global Chairman of HIWIN, also serves as a director of the SINOCON Industrial Standards Foundation. He aims to foster collaboration between Taiwan and the Mainland in the field of intellectual property, with a particular focus on establishing industry standards. In 2016, the foundation initiated a dialogue on smart manufacturing cooperation between Taiwan and the Mainland, marking a significant milestone. HIWIN actively participated in discussions to develop three standards: robot and machine tool interface standards, robot controller standards, and polishing and grinding robot standards. These efforts have successfully established consistent standards for the control interface between industrial robots and processing machine tools, thereby enhancing the efficiency of intelligent automation.

Taiwan Excellent Brand Association(TEBA)

On February 10, 2023, Enid H.C. Tsai, the President of HIWIN, was elected as the new President of the Taiwan Excellent Brand Association (TEBA). As the first female President of TEBA, Enid H.C. Tsai expressed her commitment to continuing the efforts of the founding chairman, Mr. Stan Shih, and the past presidents. Under the slogan “Branding Taiwan, Net Zero Sustainability,” TEBA aims to support member companies in incorporating ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) practices into their daily operations. This will enable Taiwan's brands to maintain a high level of competitiveness in light of the global trend towards carbon reduction.