ABOUT KOMMA             KMTI             MEMBERS             SIMTOS      
 
KOMMA was established in April 1979, and will thus celebrate the 30th anniversary of its foundation next year. KOMMA is consisted of 160 member companies which cover 80% of total machine tool production as of July, 2009. KOMMA does pursue creation of new demand for members and abroad relationship with overseas organization to exchange information. Furthermore, KOMMA not only carries out the governmental assignment for developing manufacturing technologies but also establishes various strategies such as 'Global Vision 2020' for machine tool industry.
Also, we encourage member companies to share mutual interests through committees, collect the machine tool statistics data and analyze them. Furthermore we publish the monthly magazines covering machine tool industry. In addition to, one of the main activities we are offering to member companies is the organization of SIMTOS, the Seoul International Machine Tool Show.


Major services of KOMMA reflect the meaning of association’s foundation and existence.

- Creation of new demand of machine tools for members
- Abroad relationship with overseas organization to exchange information
- Governmental assignments for developing manufacturing technologies
- Establish various strategies for machine tool industry.
- Organize committees to share mutual interests
- Collect the machine tool statistics data and analyze them
- Publish the monthly magazines covering machine tool industry.
- Organize SIMTOS, the Seoul International Machine Tool Show




Mr. Jong-Hyeon Shon. The Chairman of NAMSUN MACHINERY CORP
6Fl., 13, Iljik-ro 12beon-gil, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
TEL : +82-2-565-2721 FAX : +82-2-564-5639 E-MAIL : komma@komma.org
183 companies (as of 11, 2014)





KOMMA organizes exhibition, SIMTOS (Seoul International Machine Tool Show) in Korea and participates in overseas machine tool shows in a bid to promote domestic machine tools both at home and abroad.

Organizing machine tool trade show
Seoul International Machine Tool Show (SIMTOS) biennially, in even years.

Organizing buyer delegation as well as Korean Pavilion to machine tool shows as follows.

EMO(Europe) IMTS(U.S.A.) CIMT&CIMES (China)
JIMTOF(Japan) TIMTOS(Taiwan) IMTEX(India) METALEX (Thailand )
Other international machine tool shows (MTA, BIMU, Intermach)

Organizing trade mission to look for cooperation with other countries and export of machine tool to overseas.





KOMMA creates mutual benefits between member companies by providing them with research results on state-ofthe- art technologies and management strategies. And we also encourage member companies to exchange information and collaborate with major overseas organizations related to the machine tool as well as industrial robot industry.

The annual Korean-Japanese Committee for Cooperation of Machine Tool Associations.
Korean-Chinese Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Associations Meeting.
Coordinating Conference between Asian Machine Tool Builders’ Associations (Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, India)
International conferences : The annual Executive Board & General Assembly Meeting of International Federation of Robotics, IFR, and International Symposium on Robots, ISR.
Regular machine tool statistics exchange with international associations(CECIMO, GARDNER Publications Inc, AMT, JMTBA, VDW)





KOMMA addresses temporary issues by organizing committees in various industrial fields to share ideas and trends among member companies. We organize eight-monthly committee meetings which suggest new policies to the relevant organizations and even government.

Marketing Committee
Export Committee
Technology Committee
PRESS Committee - Working - level Committee of sales and technology
Robot Committee
ISO Committee for Machine tool, Industrial Robot & Physical Device Control
Human Resource Development Committee
Special Committee for SIMTOS

Organizing meetings between industries, academics and research institutions.

KOMMA carries out the following tasks in order to identify current issues in the machine tool industry and member companies, and then suggest new policies to enhance mutual benefits.

Marketing Committee
Export Committee
Technology Committee
PRESS Committee - Working - level Committee of sales and technology
Robot Committee
ISO Committee for Machine tool, Industrial Robot & Physical Device Control
Human Resource Development Committee
Special Committee for SIMTOS





KOMMA hosts seminars on trends and perspectives in the field of machine tools and industrial robots.
International seminars on machine tool technologies
International Symposium on Machine Tools & Manufacturing Technology co-organized by Korea Society of Machine Tool Engineers
Seminars on the perspectives of the machine tool industry
Machine Tool Engineering Design Technology Forum
Robot Workshop and Robot Technology Seminar
Press workshop in which the industries, academic and research institutions can actively participate

KOMMA promotes standardization of machine tools
Joining the standardization project, conducted by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards, MKE.

- Management and PR work for ISO.(International Standardization Organization)
=> Carrying out the ISO's standardization work
=> Organizing the ISO Committee meetings
=> Operating the Secretariat of ISO / TC39 and SC2 (for machine tools)
=> Operating the Secretariat of ISO / TC184 and SC2 (for industrial robots)

Research on the Reliance of Intelligent High-Speed Processors (Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials)

Launching a project for the sharing and joint purchase of industrial machine tool parts

Promoting joint implementation of countermeasures against the PL law

Survey and PR work on patented technology, standardization and standardized data






KOMMA collects and analyzes a wide range of statistics on machine tools and industrial robots, and provides its member companies and relevant organizations with the data.

Survey and analysis on trends in machine tool industry
Orders, productions, inventories, trade (export-import) trends by machine type and country

The publicity Campaign for Machine Tool Industry


KOMMA publishes and promotes the following publications with research and analytical data on the machine tools and the industrial robot industry:

Monthly publications, ‘Machine Tools’
Machine Tool Statistics Handbook
Set-up of the data base system for machine tool statistics and its on-line services
Yearly publications, ‘Korean Machine Tool Industry’
KOMMA’s Activity Report and KOMMA Members Directory
English version of publications to help member companies with exports
The annual Korean Machine Tool Industry