The development of China's mold industry requires constant innovation. With the reform and opening up, the focus of global manufacturing has shifted to China, which has provided a strong impetus for the development of China's mold industry, and has also raised higher and higher requirements for domestic mold manufacturers. According to a survey by the China Die and Mould Industry Association, mold manufacturing enterprises in various places are basically unaffected by the financial crisis, accounting for 20%, and those that have been affected or have a large influence account for about 40%. The surveyed companies generally believe that the situation this year will be worse than last year, and the development rate will further slow down. Since the surveyed enterprises are mainly key mold and die companies in various places, the situation of these enterprises is better than non-key and small enterprises in various aspects. Therefore, from the perspective of the national mold and die industry, they will face more difficulties. Affected by the financial crisis, enterprises in the southeast coast of China, especially export-oriented enterprises, have been greatly affected. At present, this shock wave is gradually passing to the central and western regions. Last year, China's mold sales was 95 billion yuan, an increase of 9.2% over the previous year, and the growth rate was more than 10 percentage points slower than the previous year. This was the lowest year for China's mold industry since 1984 when statistics were available.
Luo Mohui, CEO of Jinmo.com, pointed out that China's current mold manufacturing enterprises must focus on improving product grades and reducing manufacturing costs to achieve a strategic transformation from a “mold power” to a “mold power”. Luo Baihui analysis pointed out that "the mold industry should pay attention to structural adjustment, vigorously develop high value-added products, follow the refined, specialized, and strong line, and create new growth points in the" blue ocean. "Although China's mold scale is second only to Japan and the United States However, most of them are concentrated in the middle and low-end fields, and the technical level and added value are relatively low. On the contrary, many middle and high-end molds also rely on imports. What the future fights for is the core competitiveness of the product, which is the same at home and abroad. The Chinese mold industry needs to continue to develop. I am afraid that both our company and the government need to work hard on technology research and innovation.
Chang'an is the capital of China's molds. As far as I know, due to the financial crisis, life is not good now, and companies in other places have not been better. The main cause of this situation is that the company lacks core competitiveness, the product grade is not high enough, and it is greatly affected by the financial crisis. The mold industry is different from other industries. At the end of last year, the impact was not great, but the impact was obvious from January to April this year. The market began to pick up again in May. Our company is confident in the future. Confidence comes not only from the important position of the mold industry itself in the manufacturing industry, but also from the rigid demand of the huge market.
In the United States, the mold industry is regarded as "the cornerstone of American industry"; in Japan, the mold industry is highly regarded as "the driving force for entering a rich society". In China, the “Machinery Manufacturing Adjustment and Revitalization Plan” previously adopted by the State Council also takes the promotion of the technical level of molds and their manufacturing equipment as its key content. It has been included in 16 major national science and technology special basic equipment functional components (key components) The special mold project also reflects the important position of the mold industry in the manufacturing industry.
In addition, the central government's series of stimulus plans to boost domestic demand also brought opportunities to the mold market. Luo Baihui pointed out how to make achievements in automotive, aviation, medical equipment, new energy, seize the business opportunity of a total investment of 4 trillion yuan in construction projects, and turn national strategies and emerging industries into actual orders for the mold industry. It needs to segment the market, target customers, diversify its operations, take mold manufacturing as its core, extend the product chain, and actively provide equipment and products for the downstream mold industry to meet the growing market differentiation.
Although the prospects are very good, the mold market itself is a global competitive market. At present, mold manufacturers from developed countries have also settled in China. This will undoubtedly intensify the competition in the Chinese mold market. In the past, compared with foreign countries, China's biggest advantage was its cheap labor force. Professor Hiroshi Hashimoto of the Japan Institute of Policy Research believes that Chinese molds are generally "1/3 the cost and 1/2 the quality" compared to Japanese molds. However, with the promulgation and implementation of the "New Labor Law", labor costs have increased, and Chinese enterprises have gradually lost their advantages.
Japanese and American companies spare no effort to enhance their competitive advantages in the high-end mold field, and China must also improve product grades and rely on technological upgrades to reduce production costs, which has reached consensus in the industry. According to Zhang Chengjun, Chang'an Town also attaches great importance to this point and believes that it will make great progress through efforts. But now there is also a problem. Scientific research and innovation have invested a lot in human and material resources, which is still very difficult for private enterprises, and private enterprises in the Chinese mold market occupy a large part. I hope the government can see this. Provide us with a platform, technically and financially require government power