‘Daegu Machinery Expo 2022’ Opens at EXCO on the 15th… 830 Booths by 330 Companies from Korea and Overseas, Back to Pre-COVID Scale!

Key figures, including Mayor Joon-pyo Hong of Daegu, Chairman Man-gyu Lee of the Daegu Metropolitan Council, Director Yoon-jong Chun of the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology, and CEO Michael Chul-ho Kang of Hyundai Robotics, at the opening ceremony of the ‘Daegu Machinery Expo 2022’ on the 15th at EXCO | Photo by AVING News

‘Daegu Machinery Expo 2022’, an expo where the technology and trends of the 3 fields of machinery, parts, and robotics industry in the region can be seen, opened at EXCO on November 15th(Tues).

The expo, which was held until the 18th(Fri), grew by 20% in scale, with 330 companies opening 830 booths to reach the biggest scale outside of the capital area. It provided various things to see, with categories like factory automation, machine tools, and industrial and service robots on display.

In particular, the buyer export consultations and large and medium-sized company purchase consultations were switched from an online setting to an offline setting this year to encourage local companies which lead to expectations in practical results. With the number of overseas companies attending doubling compared to the previous year, the expo is expected to be substantial in content and scale.

Having its 23rd iteration this year, the 23rd Daegu Automatic Machinery Expo opened with 4 special halls (smart manufacturing and factory hall, machine tools hall, eco-friendly equipment hall, and cutting-edge tools hall) along with 394 booths by 126 companies.

OSG Korea, the general manufacturer of cutting tools which was selected as an outstanding company for quality competitiveness for 26 years in a row, exhibited products like their taps, drills, and end mills. SamickTHK, a global industry automation solution company, displayed equipment and industrial robots that are used in production lines, such as their LM guides, semiconductors and LCDs. Duksan Cotran showcased air conditioning products, such as coolers and thermos-hygrostats,

In addition, foreign-based companies like Guhring Korea, a global cutting tool manufacturer from Germany, Karcher Korea, the global leader in the fields of industrial high pressure washers and vacuum cleaners also from Germany, and HepcoMotion, a world-class automation parts manufacturer from the UK, were also in attendance.

Key figures, including Mayor Joon-pyo Hong of Daegu, Chairman Man-gyu Lee of the Daegu Metropolitan Council, Director Yoon-jong Chun of the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology, and CEO Michael Chul-ho Kang of Hyundai Robotics, tour the exhibition hall at the opening ceremony of the ‘Daegu Machinery Expo 2022’ on the 15th at EXCO | Photo by AVING News

The Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (KEIT) introduced DIGEN and TSR, the ‘Leading Material, Parts, and Equipment Companies’ of the Daegu and Gyeongbuk region, through the Material, Parts, and Equipment Hall at the Parts & Material Show and showcased the 2022 materials, parts, and equipment R&D excellence project and their performance.

Daegu Technopark created a joint hall composed of 19 companies with excellent performance in the materials support project in Daegu and supported marketing of local materials companies. The Air Force Logistics Command created and operated an Aviation Parts Hall that showcased the localization of parts such as used planes or in weapons systems operated by the air force along with the results of maintenance capability development.

Leading innovation in the manufacturing industry, the Daegu Robot Expo was attended by top global companies in the fields of industrial robots, self-driving robots, and robot SI.

Hyundai Robotics, the number 1 robot company in Korea, showcased their self-driving disease prevention robots and serving robots, while YASKAWA Korea and Staubli, leading global companies in industrial robots, had direct demonstrations of various robot products on site.

Along with Daedong Mobility, a future cutting-edge mobility company promoting future new industries, Epson, who is number 1 in global market share for SCARA robots for 11 consecutive years, and Twinny, a rising robot startup company, showcased their logistic robots to draw the attention of visitors.

The overseas buyer export consultations, which was attended by 35 companies from 10 countries around the Asian region invited by KOTRA, Daegu Gyeongbuk Machinery Cooperative, and Global Robot Cluster, were held in person for two days between the 15th(Tues) and 16th(Wed) of November,. It aimed to reach 100 million USD in export consultations, a 20% rise compared to the previous year. To be specific, 5 companies from Russia, 4 from India, 3 from the Philippines, 5 from Vietnam, 5 from Ethiopia, 7 from Malaysia, 3 from Uzbekistan, and 1 each from Mozambique, New Zealand, and Iran were in attendance.

Key figures, including Mayor Joon-pyo Hong of Daegu, Chairman Man-gyu Lee of the Daegu Metropolitan Council, Director Yoon-jong Chun of the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial technology, and CEO Michael Chul-ho Kang of Hyundai Robotics, tour the exhibition hall at the opening ceremony of the ‘Daegu Machinery Expo 2022’ on the 15th at EXCO | Photo by AVING News

In addition, the machines, parts, and robots-related 1:1 purchase consultations between the purchasing managers of large and medium-sized companies and local companies had 25 large and medium-sized companies in attendance between the 17th(Wed) and 18th(Thurs) of November.

The Daegu Global Robot Business Forum, which is held every year to seek strategies for local companies to expand globally and strengthen overseas cooperation networks by determining the status and trends of the robot industry in key countries, was also held both online and offline from 2pm to 6pm on November 15th(Tues) at Hotel Inter-Burgo and EXCO.

The Global Robot Business Forum, which was held in 2018 with the attendance of 9 robot clusters from 7 countries, now had 28 clusters from a total of 23 countries, including Korea, the USA, France, Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, Turkey, Israel, Denmark, Thailand, the Philippines, and Uzbekistan, and over 400 people related to robotics in Korea and overseas.

The forum was held under the theme ‘New Chance, Frontier Expansion’ and was composed of keynote speeches from VP Seung-min Baek of LG, Professor Dennis Hong of UCLA, and Executive Officer Yong-min Cho of Google, about introduction to trends in the global robot industry from representatives from Global Robot Cluster member states, and an introduction to strategies from global robot companies from the CEOs of Doosan Robotics and Staubli.

Mayor Joon-pyo Hong of Daegu said that, “This event is an expo that was held by combining robots, automation devices, and parts and materials. It is a place where you can see the endless potential for development in the relevant fields.” He then went on to say, “We hope that it will become a place for new business for local companies, and that it will become the catalyst towards the foundation of Daegu’s prosperity for the next 50 years.”

The 23rd Daegu Automatic Machinery Expo (DAMEX 2022) is hosted by the Metropolitan City of Daegu, and was overseen by EXCO, Daegu Gyeongbuk Machinery Cooperative, Daegu Technopark Daegu Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Convergence Federation of Small & Medium Business Association, Korea Engineering Consultants Corp, and KOTRA. The main exhibition categories are: △factory automation equipment △smart factory △machine tools, equipment △tools, molds △control and measurement, inspection equipment △logistics, packaging machinery △welding, casting

Product appearance of the companies at the exhibition | Photo by AVING News
Product appearance of the companies at the exhibition | Photo by AVING News
Product appearance of the companies at the exhibition | Photo by AVING News
Product appearance of the companies at the exhibition | Photo by AVING News
Product appearance of the companies at the exhibition | Photo by AVING News
a panoramic view of the opening of the exhibition | Photo by AVING News