19 Jan '15, 6am
Robot supplier Hiwin set to enjoy strong sales in 2015
Robot supplier Hiwin set to enjoy strong sales in 2015 Patty Wang, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 19 January 2015] Taiwan-based ballscrew and industrial robot supplier Hiwin Technologies expects its sales in China, Japan, Europe and the US in 2015 to be better than those recorded a year earlier thanks to growing demand for automation equipment from the manufacturing sector, according to company chairman Eric Chou. The China government is now encouraging the establishment of green manufacturing factories, pushing factories to use robots to handle more manual work, while enhancing environmental protection, Chou noted. Hiwin's supply capacity for robots is currently falling short of demand in China, said Chou, adding that demand for automation equipment in China is likely to grow year-by-year over the long term. Additionally, the China government's decision to list the...