Monday, December 28, 2015

[SIMTOS Story] Parts Materials & Motion Controls (Hall 1-5, KINTEX1)

Parts Materials & Motion Controls (Hall 1-5, KINTEX1) 

Kumkang Commercial Company, a supplier of caliper brakes for CNC machine

Kumkang Commercial Company provides caliper brakes of Italian company, COREMO which is one of the strategic partners of German company, Siemens in Korean market. The company will introduce caliper brakes for CNC machine of COREMO at the upcoming SIMTOS 2016. The caliper brakes have pads which are made of magnetic so that they are detachable and easy to change. They also have a warning alarm to make users change wear plates timely. Users can check whether the brakes work or not from a pilot lamp. The brakes are used to stop spindle shaft of machine tools, large winches of vessels, winches of tugboats, drill ship.

Booth number 01B240          Tel +82-2-2026-8731        Website

Demand industry Energy, Electronic, Chemistry/Oil, Medical, Shipbuilding, Metal manufacturing, Industrial machines

Products Numerical control lathes, Numerical control automatic lathes, Numerical control vertical lathes, Multi shaft automatic lathes, Multi manufacturing machines and Others

AT Company to feature quiet and easy-to-manage ‘Air Transporter’

A leader of air pressure machine manufacturers, AT Company, produces air pressure automation machines. The company exports their products worldwide including Japan, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan and China. At the upcoming SIMTOS 2016, the company will promote ‘Air Transporter’ which is invented for the first time in Asia. Air Transporter keeps users safe from dangerous situations when they do press works and also protects the forms of metal at the same time. It has high productivity and simple to install. It does not make noise and cost much maintenance expense as it consists of compressed air and simple components. .   

Booth number 02A050          Tel +82-32-652-4735        Website

Main customers POSCO, Samsung Electronics, Dongbu Lightec

Demand industry Automobile, Electronic, Industrial machines, Trading, Agriculture, Home appliances, other transportation and Others

Products Feeders, Lifts, Hydraulic cylinders, Conveyors, Hydraulic components and Accessories

Sambo Corporation to introduce spindles of IBAG 

Sambo Corporation is the official Korean branch of Swiss high-speed motor spindle manufacturer, IBAG. Spindles of IBAG are widely used in mobile phone components manufacturing, carving machine, teeth drilling machine at SIMTOS2016. Most of all, it is expected that its application scope of ball bearing spindles and spindle solution which is improved downside of air bearing spindles will draw huge attention from participants. In addition, drives, motors and encoders are waiting to be introduced.

Main customers Hyundai Wia, Doosan Infracore, Namsun Tool

Demand industry Space aviation, Energy, Automobile, Electronic, Medical, Logistic, Metal processing, Heavy Machinery, Industrial machine and Other transportation

Products Spindle units, High Frequency spindle units, drives, motors, gears, ball screws/nuts and Others

Daedong Index to feature Index drive DRC170

An index-specialized company, Daedong Index, will introduce their products including Index drive DRC170. The main product, DRC170 (Dae dong Rotary Table for CNC), has Motion Control Unit which is upgraded from worm gear method and uses servo system. It does not cause backlash and clamping. It brings about rolling contact by pre-loading so that it is semi-permanent.

Booth number 05A560           Tel 02-807-1381         Website

Main customers Hyundai Motors, LG Electronics and Other companies

Demand industry Metal manufacturing

Products Rotary tables, Multi manufacturing machines, Horizontal machining centers, Vertical machining center, 5-axis machining centers and Others

[Monthly SIMTOS]SIMTOS to embrace the Middle East against the sandstorm!

SIMTOS to embrace the Middle East against the sandstorm!
- 20 buyers who have strong purchasing power from the Middle East to be invited to SIMTOS 2016
- Promotional stands to be installed in both Korea and UAE for the first time
- 3 Cooperative meetings with the exhibition organizers of metal manufacturing equipment from UAE and Egypt finished 

>> SIMTOS 2016 to be a Silk Road of exhibitors to export their products
The Secretariat has been inviting buyers who have strong purchasing power from rising countries as well as advanced countries to expand the market for exhibitors. In specific, the Secretariat has been networking with new buyers and exhibition organizers from all around the world, mainly popular countries among exhibitors. As one of their efforts to network, the Secretariat sent a delegation to UAE and Egypt from November 23th to 27th. The delegation had meetings with exhibition organizers to invite buyers from the Middle East.
As a result of the meetings, the exhibition organizers of UAE has decided to send 20 people as a visitors group and install promotional stands at their exhibitions for promoting SIMTOS and so has those of Egypt while the delegation of SIMTOS 2016 has agreed to participate in related exhibitions in the next January UAE and manage promotional stands for the first time in the Middle East. In other words, each country’s promotional activities will happen in both Korea and Middle East so that SIMTOS will make its position as a gate of entering into Korean machine tool and other markets.

>> SIMTOS are ready to become a legend of winning contracts of metal manufacturing machines against the sandstorm!
The delegation has found that Hallyu (the Korean wave) in machine tools and metal manufacturing machine is real thing in the Middle East. It is said that the Korean equipment is well known for its reasonable price and outstanding quality among those who used to use European metal manufacturing machines.
The Secretariat considers the meetings in the Middle East as an opportunity in the market where there has been visible increase of interest in manufacturing industry caused by growth of demand in heavy equipment. For exhibitors, it could be a chance to export their products to the Middle East and it could be a chance to establish networks with related overseas exhibition organizers for the Secretariat itself.
The Secretariat will support various marketing activities to make SIMTOS2016 become a Silk Road to the Middle East since the possibility of import and export of cutting-off machines and welding machines rather than metal cutting tool whose demand is stable in advanced countries is expected to grow.

>> SIMTOS is a certified check, Come and grab a chance of targeting the Middle East market.
There has been an early move to vitalize exporting and pioneer new markets through SIMTOS. For example, the Secretariat provides the Online matching program’ and the program is called ‘Matchmaking4U (MM4U).’ It enables exhibitors and buyers to meet on the day of the exhibition after sharing information on interesting products online so that they can have effective business meetings. The program is designed to allow advance matchmaking between each exhibitor and buyer. Each of them chooses crucial information to find the optimal partner and check requirements for contracts. It leads to increase in the feasibility of actual contracts on the spot of the exhibition.   
The 17th SIMTOS 2016 is schedule to be held from April 13th to 17th (5 days) at KINTEX, Korea. It is estimated that the exhibition will have approximately 6,200 stands of 1,000 companies from 35 countries. Visitors can register online in advance. For detailed information, visit the SIMTOS website ( 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Korean Machine Tool Market Trend in October

Koean Machine Tool Market Status (October, 2015)

(Orders) ‘15. October  Machine Tool Order 1,968B(MoM -5.8%, YoY -34.4%)
o (Domestic Orders)
1,347B(MoM -4.8%, YoY -15.4%),
   (Export Orders)
621B(MoM +8.0%, YoY -56.0%)

o (By product)
NC Metal Cutting(
1,532B, MoM -8.4%)
Metal Cutting (
107B, MoM +6.5%), 

Metal Forming( 328B, MoM +3.7%)

o (By industry)
532B, MoM -25.6%),
Nonferrous Metal(85B, MoM +226.5%), 

Machinery(205B, MoM -5.7%),
ElectronicsIT(163B, MoM +23.7%)

*Metal products(136B, MoM +48.9%), ShipbuildingAviation(83B, MoM +41.7%),
 Precision Machinery(
15B, MoM +64.4%)

o Machine Tool Orders(January ~ October)
27,856B(YoY -10.4%)
 (Domestic Orders)
14,288 B, YoY -8.6%,
 (Export Orders)
13,569B, YoY -12.3%

(Production) ‘15, October Machine Tool Production 2,659B(MoM +11.2%, YoY +3.6%),
2,637B(MoM +7.0%, YoY -12.1%)

o Machine Tool Production(January~October, 2015) 28,672B(YoY +2.5%)
o Machine Tool Shipment(January~October, 2015)
27,575B(YoY -3.1%)

(Exports, October, '15) $192M(MoM +24.6%, YoY +12.6%)

o Sub total of Exports (Jan.~October, '15) $1,976M(YoY +8.2%)

- By Region
Asia($905M, YoY+10.8%), North America($334M, YoY -3.2%), Europe($424M, YoY -17.3%), Central and South America($262M, +179.4%)

*ratio of Exports(‘15.Jan.~October) by region : Asia(45.8%), Europe(21.5%), North America(16.9%)Central and South America(13.3%)

(Imports, October, '15)$105M(MoM +1.7%, YoY -7.4%)

o Sub total of Imports (Jan.~ October, '15) $1,178M(YoY -4.6%)

- Asia($789M, YoY +0.7%), North America($49M, YoY -7.1%),
 Europe($330M, YoY -16.5%)

*ratio of Imports(‘15.Jan.~October) by region : Asia(67.0%), Europe(28.0%),
 North America(4.2%)

* : Korea Won, $ : US dollar, B= Billion,  M=Million