Yongnian District, Handan City, Hebei Province, is the country’s largest fastener production base and distribution center. Its product categories include bolts, nuts, special-shaped parts and more than 50 categories and more than 10,000 models. The output value of fasteners is 27.9 billion yuan, accounting for production and sales. 55% of the national market.
However, for many years, Yongnian fasteners have had problems such as low industrial level, insufficient technological innovation capabilities, and weak market competitiveness. Even some companies have competed to reduce prices to expand market share, resulting in generally low profits in the industry, but large but not strong industries.
"Only when Yongnian fasteners are measured in the international market, and the gaps and shortcomings are clearly seen, can the industry continue to improve quality and efficiency." Hou Youmin, secretary of the Yongnian District Party Committee, said that through hard work on "internal strength", Yongnian tightens The firmware industry has achieved "one drop and two rises": after standardized upgrades, the number of production enterprises has been reduced from tens of thousands to more than 1,600, but the industry tax has increased from 171 million to 290 million, and the average product profit has increased from 100 yuan per ton From 500 yuan to 300 yuan to 1,000 yuan.
Integrate "small workshops" to develop large clusters
The reporter learned that in Yongnian District, there are more than 340,000 people engaged in fastener production and sales in more than 200 villages, accounting for one-third of the district's population. At the peak, there are more than 10,000 standard component manufacturers. However, many of them are small enterprises or even family workshops with high energy consumption and heavy pollution. Fine processing and high-end products account for a relatively small proportion. In the face of new requirements for high-quality development, it is urgent to standardize and upgrade the fastener industry.
"Yongnian fastener industry conforms to the national industrial policy, but it has reached the point where it is a dead end if it is not governed or upgraded." Hou Youmin said, Yongnian used the force of the whole region to upgrade the fastener industry standard and resolutely rectify it. "Scattered and polluted" enterprises promote the sound development of the fastener industry.
In order to standardize and upgrade the fastener industry, Yongnian District does not engage in “one size fits all”, but promotes the “rebirth” of this traditional industry through classified policies. In May 2017, Yongnian District launched the fastener industry drastically in accordance with the “five batches” policy of banning and eliminating a batch, upgrading a batch of standards, entering a batch into the park, integrating a new batch, and introducing a batch of high-end products. Remediation and promotion actions. After 7 months, all 5,017 fastener manufacturers that were hopeless to be rectified have been banned and eliminated. 1,673 companies that meet the requirements for standard improvement have achieved standard production, 33 companies have settled in industrial parks and fastener clusters, and a total investment of 230 has been introduced. 26 high-end fastener projects including the billion-dollar South Korea Shisheng, Taiwan Speed Dating Sheng, and Shenzhen Dahe have settled down.
The improvement of standards has quietly changed the fastener industry in Yongnian: Last year, there were 841 fastener companies in the region as general taxpayer companies, 53 direct export companies, 19 newly regulated companies, 4 high-tech companies, and technology-based small and medium-sized enterprises. 93 enterprises. Since the beginning of this year, Yongnian District has increased its efforts to attract investment, and has reached cooperation intentions with 5 fastener projects including Hebei Langfang International High-end Stainless Steel Fastener Industrial Park, with a total investment of 6.5 billion yuan.
Transformation and upgrading efforts in the high-end
Threading, upsetting, thread rolling... On October 9, bright screws and nuts in the Southwest Industrial Zone, Yongnian District, Handan City, Hebei Province, lined up to "jump" into the product collector.
"Don't underestimate this small stainless steel nut. It took 10 months to introduce equipment and adjust the process, and it was put into production at the end of last year." Zhao Yubo, the general manager of the company who was checking the production progress, picked up a screw and introduced that this batch of goods was 800. More than tons, all exported to South Korea, "our products are also sold to more than a dozen countries and regions in Europe, America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and orders have been scheduled to the end of this year."
From struggling prices in the field of "large-scale goods" to transforming the production of high-strength stainless steel nuts and other high-end products, Feida Standard Parts Factory, which has been established for 24 years, has gone through a difficult road of transformation.
"In the past, we mainly produced ordinary parts, with a price of five or six thousand yuan per ton. In order to grab the market and lower prices each other, we simply did not care about technological innovation and product upgrades." Zhao Yubo realized that "turn early and take the initiative, if you don't turn, you will wait for death."
To this end, Zhao Yubo came to Ningbo, Wenzhou, Zhejiang and other regions with developed fastener industries to visit and study, purchase advanced production equipment, and adjust and optimize technical processes. This year, it was the first time to visit the top international standard parts exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, to learn about industry technology trends, new achievements and new products. Broader horizons and firm transformation have allowed the company's products to win the market's favor. Today, the company's mid- to high-end products account for more than 80% of the products, and half of the products are exported abroad.
Now in Yongnian District, more and more fastener companies like Feida have accelerated their pace of transformation and upgrading. At present, the proportion of high-end products in Yongnian fasteners has increased from 40% to 60%, which indicates that the Yongnian fastener industry has begun to accelerate the transition from "ordinary trains" to "EMUs".
Enhancing the technological content and expanding the market
Galvanizing is an important link in the production of fasteners, as well as a link that produces waste water and waste acid. For many years, Yongnian fastener electroplating enterprises have scattered layout and backward technology, which has put great pressure on local environmental protection. In June last year, with the operation of the Yongnian High-end Standard Parts Industrial Park with a total investment of 5 billion yuan, the galvanizing pollution that restricted the improvement of the fastener industry became history.
Ammonia nitrogen 22.1 mg/L, COD 46.3 mg/L, and total zinc 0.63 mg/L are all far below the national emission standards. On the afternoon of October 9, the reporter walked into the central control center of Hengchuang Environmental Protection Technology High-end Standard Parts Industrial Park, and the real-time data of the main pollutants after wastewater treatment was displayed on the electronic screen.
"We are fully responsible for the technical operation of the sewage treatment plant. The wastewater undergoes physical and chemical, biochemical, and security reactions. The quality of the effluent is better than the national standard. All data is connected with the Handan environmental protection management platform." An advanced enterprise in the domestic standard electroplating wastewater treatment industry At present, more than 580 electroplating enterprises in Yongnian District have all settled in the park, and all electroplating wastewater is collected and treated uniformly to ensure compliance with discharge standards.
At the same time, Yongnian fastener industry management is also more refined. This year, Yongnian District implemented a comprehensive evaluation of the economic performance of the standard parts industry based on more than a dozen indicators such as technological content, tax per mu, and environmental protection technology. More than 1,600 standard parts companies were classified into ABCD four categories and implemented dynamic management. For companies with performance evaluations of Category A and Category B, they will be inclined in terms of land use, financing, and exhibitions, forcing them to improve production equipment and processes, and continuously improve the technological content and market competitiveness of their products.
"The transformation and upgrading of traditional industries cannot rely solely on the market and the power of the enterprise itself. The government must build a platform to perform functions such as regulation, guidance, and service to create a good environment for enterprise transformation and industrial upgrading." said Zhang Hehong, the mayor of Yongnian District, in order to improve product quality. , Yongnian Fastener Industry Development Management Committee, together with Hebei University of Technology, Hebei University of Technology and other universities, established the Provincial Fastener Industry Technology Research Institute. At present, 16 technologies have obtained national patents, and a number of industry common technologies have been solved. problem.
The improvement of quality allows Yongnian Fasteners not only to have a stable voice in the domestic market, but also to gradually go abroad. At present, the sales network of Yongnian Fasteners covers all towns and cities above the county level in the country, and more than 20 offices have been set up all over the world.