Innovations in Heavy Equipment and Construction MachineryBy CIOAdvisor Apac | Thursday, February 07, 2019
Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology or Zoomlion is advanced engineering machinery, agricultural machinery, and financial services equipment manufacturing company. The company now sells almost 800 cutting-edge products from 49 product lines covering nine major categories. Shenzhen and Hong-Kong stock exchanges are the first Chinese construction machinery company to be listed on Zoomlion. The company's product line covers, forklift, earthmoving, agriculture, foundation, firefighting, construction hosting, concrete, road, and AWP. The company has already made market arrangements for the belt and highway initiative to cover more than 100 countries and regions worldwide. Supermarkets in the Middle East, South America, Africa, South-east Asia, Russia, and numerous high-end markets in the U.S., Europe, and Australian markets are well sold in Zoomlion products.
In almost 20 countries of East Asia, Southeastern Asia, and Europe, the company has its subsidiaries. In difficult fields of fundamental R&D, the company continues to tackle major problems and annually produces more than 300 new technologies and submits more than 1,600 patent applications. Over 200 marketable products are launched in the global market every year by a product development team of more than 6,000 people.
In international standardization, Zoomlion has always been a major actor. Extensive experience in international standardization has increased the standardization and efficiency of Zoomlion's global product development and marketing. Zoomlion products have also become greener, safer and more trustworthy.
The Zoomlion plant in Changde, China, recently opened the largest intelligent tower crane manufacturing plant in the world (the “Factory”), marking a new milestone in the intelligent industry for Zoomlion. The Factory is the main feature of the Zoomlion goal of meeting Germany's Industry 4.0 standards and has been constructing and representing 780 million yuan over three years. It is the world's most advanced, effective, and environmentally friendly smart turrets manufacturing facility and featuring 12 automatic line manufacturing, over 10,000 sensors, 100 industrial robots, 35 unmanned RGV as well as AVG and 16 sets of CNC machining centres, featuring integrated IM control, IM production line, smart logistics and smart sensors. The new factory will allow Zoomlion to reach a new stage in the tower crane sector, integrating upstream and downstream talent, capital, technology, and information into the industry.
Zoomlion is the number one brand of tower cranes in China, with the world's biggest market share of tower cranes. The tower cranes of Zoomlion have achieved a total output of $739.7 million in 2018, and the factory will allow Zoomlion to meet its 2019 target of $1.48 billion.