"High Quality" is the important path to transforming from a major manufacturing country to a manufacturing power
2019 Oct 25
Over the 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China, Chinese manufacturing has been through rapid development and built up an adequate modern industry system. For the past decade, China's manufacturing industry has maintained the top spot in the world in terms of annually added value and secured the position as a major manufacturing country. However, it is still a step away from being a manufacturing power. The key to making up this gap is "quality", especially in major equipment, high-tech and other high-end manufacturing areas where there is high demand for quality. A group of outstanding private manufacturers, who have been born, survived and developed in an intensely competitive market environment, have been exploring the best practices in "high-quality manufacturing". Let's take a look at their successful experience.
Gem-Year Industrial Co.,Ltd. Founded in 1995, it is a leading company in Chinese fastener industry and has gone public on SSE in 2007. The company mainly produces high-quality bolts, nuts, screws, steel wires, non-standard fasteners and fastening system for railway passenger dedicated lines, in compliance with GB, ANSI, DIN and ISO standards, with an annual output above 200,000 tonnes.
"The company is the only production base in China that is capable of manufacturing complete fasteners for high-speed rail system. In recent years, we have actively responded to the Belt and Road Initiative of Chinese Government and expanded our business overseas, particularly in Europe. We hope to link the world with our fasteners. We hope that our third-party service partners will provide us with inspection and certification services with a global vision and help us improve our product quality and establish automatic testing systems, so as to build mutual trust with our global customers and ultimately provide sustainably reliable and satisfactory products to them. " -- Lin Zhaoting Manager of Quality Management Department
Zhejiang Yonggui Electric Equipment Co.,Ltd. Founded in 1973, it is a national high-tech company focusing on development, manufacturing, sales and technical support of all kinds of electric connectors, connector assemblies and precision intelligent products and has gone public on SZSE in 2012. The company is driven by four major sectors which are "rail transportation, new energy, military industry and communications" and keeps extending businesses inside and outside for greater achievements.
"With the development of China's high-speed railway technology, we have begun to export our products overseas, and as a result, we are facing various difficulties resulting from differences in religious faith, geographical environment and technical standards across the world. We need an internationally renowned third-party company with professional technical teams to help us resolve these difficulties. In recent years, Bureau Veritas has provided us with a set of certification services for industrial standards, from original IRIS to current ISO 22163, as well as IATF 16949 for automobile industry, which has proven to be significantly helpful in our path of going global." -- Chu Zhiqiang Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Zhejiang Yonggui Electric Equipment Co.,Ltd.
Tianqian Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. Founded in 2010, the company mainly produces blades for thermal power, nuclear power, combustion gas turbines, industrial steam turbine and wind turbines, high-speed engine crankshaft for vessels, engine crankshaft for heavy-duty vehicles and other large precision die forgings. The company has advanced free forging, die forging and heat treating lines and their own laboratories, with 8 invention patents.
"Our vision is to become an internationally renowned professional supplier of blades and aircraft parts. Whenever we develop new markets and expand businesses, customers will require us to obtain relevant management system certificates as an evidence of our capability of sustainably delivering conforming products. However, as an emerging company whose business involves a wide range of areas, we are unfamiliar with the system certification business. Therefore, we need to choose a professional partner to help and guide us in this respect. Furthermore, as for the company's internal management, such certification is also essential to improving our management level and setting up and enhancing quality systems, as well as cutting quality losses, reducing production cost and ensuring product quality, which ultimately adds to our market competitiveness. " -- Du Bincheng Quality Director Tianqian Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
Equipment manufacturing is a national strategic industry. A well developed equipment manufacturing industry is a prerequisite to achieving industrialization and a key indicator of the country's international competitiveness. To break through the bottleneck of a lagging equipment manufacturing industry, "high-quality manufacturing" is the pivotal tool, while private enterprises are the largest group to use such tool. Achieving "high-quality" in the private manufacturing sector will make China successfully transform from a "major manufacturing country" to a "manufacturing power".