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Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 21 November, 2003
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Michael
Chang
Cluster Manager
+886-4-25250229
service@twma.org.tw
Male
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Machine Tools
Machining (turning, drilling, moulding, planing, cutting)
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
257
Number of SME members: 
253
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
1
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

TWMA is a representative association to communicate with/between our members. It has been vigorous in furniture industry and mass production by the way of mechanization since 1960, which not only has excited the field of woodworking in Taiwan, but also has inspired the manufacturers and supplier in machinery industry. After 30 year-steady growth in Taiwan, the production value in woodworking machinery industry has reached to the fourth place in the world, which after the rank of Germany, Italy and US.

TWMA has actively established communication and cooperation with relevant domestic and international government units, R&D consortiums, universities, and associations. We also participated in many forums related to government, industries, and research, and have successfully promoted the reputation and popularity of the Association.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
China
Japan
United States
Viet Nam
European Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation in Europe: 
Germany
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: