Dongguan ranks in top five in China for foreign trade volume. The city, once named world’s workshop, booked an increase of 8 percent in GDP, 10.2 percent in finance, 14.2 percent in revenue, 7.8 percent in export, thanks to its innovation driven strategy implementation. Up to now, Dongguan has 986 innovation-oriented enterprises, 28 research institutes, and over 30 innovation incubators said Yuan Baocheng, vice governor of People’s Government of Guangdong Province & mayor of Dongguan, in Beijing during the "two sessions".
Since financial crisis in 2008, Dongguan has been losing it former advantage gradually as higher cost of labor force, raw materials and land. Therefore, Dongguan started to speed up industrial transforming and upgrading and to close down outdated industries. At the same time, a large number of innovation-oriented companies emerged, such as Xionglin technology co., LTD.
When entering the workshop of Xionglin technology co., LTD, you can hear the roar of the machines on the production lines, see people packing the products at a high speed. In research institute, you can see various machines motoring experimental data.
The machine is testing the new material.[Photo by Newsgd.com]
As a technology-driven company focusing on developing and producing new-type materials, Xionglin is a model of transformation. Founded in 2009, the company mainly focuses on the research, production and marketing of TPU films, which is the future of new polymer materials due to its excellent properties.
The company supplies materials for internationally renowned brands like Nike, Adidas, Under Amor's, New Balance, Coach and etc . In future, they will further develop the application of this material in the area of clothing, building materials, automotive, military and high-speed rail.
The company supplies materials for internationally renowned brands.[Photo by Newsgd.com]
The managing director Jack He said, “the company strives to realize internationalization as well as to seek cooperation with famous brands. The first factory of the company in Vietnam has been founded, and more factories will be set up in countries like India, Turkey, Europe, the United States, and Brazil in the future to strengthen their global competitiveness.”
The managing director Jack He[Photo by Newsgd.com]
In the past, many enterprises in Dongguan are OEM, while there are just few enterprises with independent brand and independent research power. Most OEM factories can only earn a meager profit, but fail to grasp the core technology of these productions and earn more money. However, Linxiong company and a batch of new companies in Dongguan have their core technologies and do a lot of R&D works now. They make great efforts to help the transformation of industry.
Jack He said: “They have 70 - 80 technological talents in the company. We will continue to recruit about 100 talents with doctor and master degrees for the further development of globalization. It is necessary to strengthen the innovative power to improve competitiveness, including improvement and upgrading of equipment, and product R&D. We will maintain the leading status in the global industry. We are the industry standard-setter at present, and we have nearly 100 patents. We will always put our attention to the protection of intellectual property.”
Workers packing the products at a high speed. [Photo by Newsgd.com]
In "two sessions", Yuan also introduced the developmental mode of Dongguan in the next few years. He said Dongguan will conduct the strategy of stock adjustment. It will develop a new mode of economic development by promoting the transformation of traditional economy. For example, it will implement the strategy of “internet +” and support the development of research institutes. And it will continue to encourage more high-quality companies to develop in the city.
据介绍，公司的高分子产品是国际知名品牌耐克、阿迪达斯、Under Amor's，New Balance, Coach等知名品牌的指定供应商。未来，他们将进一步开拓在服装、建材、汽车、军工和高铁方面的应用。