Dingxiang: From "China's Forging Hometown" to "World Flange Forging Capital"


Date:

2018-11-26

Dingxiang flange enterprises after transformation and upgrading, has the production of wind power tower capacity. (Photo by Yang Yifeng) On June 5, the China Export Flange Forging Product Quality and Technology Promotion Committee officially settled in Dingxiang. Prior to this, the county received 4 "national brand" industry brands and 2 provincial brands, which jumped from "one party vassal" to "Wulin leader". In particular, the acquisition of a national-level research and evaluation base for technical trade measures for export flange forging products has enabled Dingxiang flange forging industry to gain the right to speak to the world. Zhang Wenbin, secretary of the Dingxiang County Party Committee, said: "This is a watershed in the history of the development of the flange forging industry in Dingxiang County. It can be said that the past

Dingxiang flange enterprises after transformation and upgrading, has the production of wind power tower capacity. (Photo by Yang Yifeng)
 
On June 5, China Export Flange Forging Product Quality and Technology Promotion Committee officially settled in Dingxiang. Prior to this, the county received 4 "national brand" industry brands and 2 provincial brands, which jumped from "one party vassal" to "Wulin leader".
 
In particular, the acquisition of a national-level research and evaluation base for technical trade measures for export flange forging products has enabled Dingxiang flange forging industry to gain the right to speak to the world. Zhang Wenbin, secretary of the Dingxiang County Party Committee, said: "This is a watershed in the history of the development of the flange forging industry in Dingxiang County. It can be said that the past is the stage of continuous expansion, got five national brands and two provincial brands, Dingxiang flange forging industry has really entered a new stage of strengthening, with a milestone."
 
Interest adjustment: Clean production turns "silly and rough" into "high, rich and handsome"
 
There are many blacksmiths in Dingxiang. In the 11th year of Wanli of the Ming Dynasty, he was known as "a blacksmith with a bucket of sesame seeds". Now the people of Dingxiang are pushing through the old and bringing forth the new. In an unfavorable environment where raw materials and markets are both outside, flange forgings and other products are distributed in Europe, America, the Middle East, South Korea, Russia and 48 countries and regions along the "Belt and Road", becoming a famous "China". The hometown of forging ".
 
Dingxiang County once left the impression to the outside world that a clip hammer and a thick chimney, the village "thumping", black smoke everywhere. In order to change the backward production mode with low added value and serious pollution, the Dingxiang County Party Committee and the county government took resolute actions to take the initiative to set off rounds of "environmental protection storms", actively assisted enterprises to reduce production costs, and all realized natural gas to replace coal heating.
 
In the run to adjust the breath, brought the industry reborn. Backward production capacity has been eliminated, and clean production has released strong momentum. The products of Tianbao Group, Guan Jiaying Group and other enterprises have entered the high-end fields of nuclear power, deep-sea oil production, aerospace, military industry and so on. Sanwei Metal Material Testing Consulting Co., Ltd. has obtained a third-party testing authorization from the German Rhine Company in China, and the quality testing technology certification made is universal in the world. Five enterprises have participated in the formulation of national or industrial technical standards. 165 enterprises have passed the EU pressure equipment PED certification, the British Lloyd's Register accreditation certificate and the American Petroleum Institute API certification and other international standard product certification.
 
Fitness: Integration and reorganization make "small scattered" become "big"
 
When the seller's market is transformed into a buyer's market, the price war becomes a bloody blade. During the peak period, there were 1002 flange forging enterprises in Dingxiang County with a 220000 population. In order to grab orders, the "civil war" has plunged the entire industry into a bitter struggle.
 
Since 2016, Dingxiang County flange forging industry has fully implemented the "12427" reform. In short, it is the goal of building the world's flange forging capital, grasping the two key points of integration and reorganization and innovation management, aiming at four transformation and upgrading paths, building two national forging industry conference platforms and creating seven brands.
 
With the deepening of these reform measures, Dingxiang flange forging enterprises have been integrated into 567 households and then reorganized into 324 households. On this basis, 22 group companies have been established with total assets of 6.7 billion billion yuan and annual production capacity of about 1 million tons. In order to strengthen the support of talents, the county invited the China Forging Association to compile and issue an industrial development plan, and established an expert workstation composed of 69 high-end talents such as Hu Zhenhuan and Cao Chunxiao, academicians of the two academies, and Zhang Jin, secretary general of the China Forging Association, to form the "strongest brain" in the flange forging industry ". Compared with the same period last year, the county flange orders increased by 30% this year.
 
One industry brings prosperity. The revitalization of the flange forging industry in Dingxiang County has led to the rapid development of upstream and downstream supporting industries. According to statistics from the industrial and commercial department, there are more than 11400 market entities in the county, including 405 mechanical processing enterprises, 192 flange trading companies, 428 flange sales outlets and 36 transportation and logistics enterprises.
 
As of the end of last year, the number of employees in the flange forging industry in the county accounted for more than 60% of the county's employees; the per capita disposable income of rural residents in the county reached 12100 yuan, ranking first in Xinzhou City. The flange forging industry has become the "Optimus Prime" of the county economy ".
 
Attack: Entering the International Market with "the belt and road initiative"
 
For more than two years, Dingxiang County has taken the initiative to exchange and expand international cooperation, went to Houston in the United States, Hannover in Germany, and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for promotion activities, went to the Middle East to participate in the "Silk Road Tour" activities, invited the Republic of Malawi to Dingxiang for exchange activities, and signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the American Petroleum Engineering and Technology Association, and achieved good results.
 
In particular, the county actively explores cooperation in technology, capital, talents, and equipment with countries related to the "Belt and Road", and participates in the construction of thermal power, wind power projects, and infrastructure projects in countries along the "Belt and Road. At present, seven enterprises in the county have set up 16 companies, offices and warehouses in 12 countries along the route, and 16 enterprises have registered 23 trademarks in countries along the route, and plan to set up two cooperation zones in Africa and the Middle East.
 
Zhang Shengming, head of Dingxiang County, said: "with the formal establishment of the China Export Flange Forging Product quality and Technology Promotion Committee in Dingxiang, the national export flange forging product quality and safety demonstration zone, the national export flange forging product technical trade measures research and evaluation base, the national green forging industry demonstration base, and the national flange forging product quality supervision and inspection center have been successfully established one after another, which has formed the elements of cluster development and the right to speak to the international market, greatly enhance the county export flange forging products brand image and quality level."
 
It is estimated that by 2025, the flange forging production capacity of Dingxiang County will reach 3 million tons and the export will reach 1.5 million tons. Leading enterprises will basically realize intelligent manufacturing, and will become the main purchasing place of global manufacturing forging products and the global forging industry service industry agglomeration area. (Wang Liqiang)

Key words:

Forgings
Flange

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