The Taiwan International Machine Tool Show, better known as TIMTOS, has been the go-to event for major players in the global machine tool industry for over 30 years.

The biannual event held in Taiwan has long been hailed as one of the best platforms for introducing the latest technological advancements to the manufacturing sector on a large scale. The recently concluded 30th edition of TIMTOS in March 2023 continued this legacy, attracting over a thousand exhibitors and 45,000 visitors from all around the world. The focus this year was very much on automation, intelligent manufacturing solutions and how machine tools can help many businesses in their quest to achieve net-zero.

Addison Saws, one of the leading UK suppliers of cutting-edge machine tools, sent its new MD Chris Wilson and the sales team to the much-anticipated event. The whole team was eager to visit some of their suppliers and learn about the latest innovations in machine tools, as well as engaging with other big industry players, looking for new suppliers to add to its vast machine portfolio. Chris Wilson expressed optimism, stating that he had looked forward to TIMTOS for quite a while since the last trip was cancelled as the pandemic took hold. And Taiwan only fully opening their borders in 2022 meant this trip was an opportunity not to be missed.

Addison’s Suppliers Showcase Successes

Addison had 3 big suppliers exhibiting at the show, CSM tube bending machinery, Everising Saws, and JIH-I machinery, all showcasing their latest machine innovations ready to export to the UK.

Revolutionary Tube Laser Launch

CSM launched their revolutionary latest laser tube cutting machine at TIMTOS, the 5 Axis LS220-5E. An economically priced fibre laser machine set to shake up the UK laser scene with its price point and built-in advanced technology. Visitors were immediately drawn to the demonstrations of the laser machine. You can see the LS220-5E in action here.

Addison’s UK Sales Manager, Darren Creasey stated “CSM’s new Tube Laser showing the fully automated loading system was a definite showstopper, and with the flexible scope that this machine concept offers, to me, it’s a game changer when it comes to tube applications. Adopting this technology will position businesses to enjoy the benefits of unmatched efficiency, reduced costs, and the assurance of consistent, reliable output”.

Double Launch at 40 for Everising

Everising Saws, one of Addison’s longest serving suppliers celebrated an incredible 40 years of business during TIMTOS. An achievement the Addison team were keen to show their support for, having enjoyed a fruitful business relationship for nearly 4 decades. Among their chosen products were 2 brand new sawing machines, the VH-5060 vertical block and plate saw and CSP-0806 slab circular saw.

Following the 2023 show’s theme, Everising filled their stand with high-tech sawing solutions, putting the E350 high-speed, high-performance CNC bandsaw in the spotlight along with the ultra-high speed P75-ILA carbide billet sawing system. Of course, no exhibition would be complete without Everising’s sought-after horizontal bandsaws on show too.

Everising Saws TIMTOS 2023 stand
Everising introduce new machines at TIMTOS


JIH-I Showcase: Advanced Machining

The final long-term Addison supplier to exhibit at TIMTOS was JIH-I machinery. The manufacturer showcased some of their most advanced aluminium machines. The stand featured crowd drawing machinery like the JIH-T5 double mitre sawing machine, JIH CNC 6500 M and H series 3 Axis machining centres and the unique CNC18MDS manufacturing cell with milling spindle. These machines are designed for precision machining a variety of materials and as to be expected at TIMTOS, are equipped with a range of advanced features.

New Suppliers, New Possibilities

In response to an evolving market, the Addison team were also on the look out for new suppliers at the exhibition. Talking about adding to their range of metal cutting saws Chris Wilson, MD said “We have been working hard to ensure that we select the right suppliers, expanding our product range to meet our customers’ needs and the needs of the manufacturing industry at large. After extensive research and some great meetings at TIMTOS, we are very happy to say we have found several new suppliers – so watch this space!”.

In Conclusion

It’s safe to say that the recent show was a huge success. That goes for exhibitors and visitors looking for the next big innovation in machine tools. The team spent their time between existing suppliers and potential new suppliers. With expanding the product range on the to-do list, they achieved what they set out to do and much more. All the new machines we are mentioning here will be available to view on Addison’s website in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on social media platforms including Linkedin and Twitter as well.