Since 2000, we can find 1) the development of modularization, 2) the introduction of information platforms within factories, and 3) the trend of the next generation of the tool machine industry in the international market, especially in the China market, which is oriented to customer value.
Based on the above development new trend of Taiwan machine tool industry, this study examines the main factors for the high flexibility and efficiency of Taiwan machine tool industry based on the development and evolution of Taiwan machine tool ecosvstem.
Therefore, we will conduct a basic discussion on theories related to industrial network theory and ecosystem theory, and through the results of the author’s long-term participation in field research, we will conduct an in depth analysis on the formation of the machine tool ecosystem and how to create customer value.
Based on the above, the tooling ecosystem in Taiwan can be summarized as follows: Firstly, the emergence of complementors with professional module manufacturers maintains the existing horizontal division of labor chain. The next step is the emergence of companies that offer platform, and professional component manufacturers based on ICT, which are moving toward the realization of customer value creation.
Key words:Taiwan machine tool industry, industrial network, ecosystem, complementor, platorm