Quality benchmark and technology lead China's high-speed rail to occupy the world market
The motor is the "heart" of high-speed rail, so how to make this "heart" beat the world? According to Nan Qinlong, CRRC Yongji will actively implement overseas mergers and acquisitions with the projects of India and South Africa, and gradually realize the joint coverage of the four major sales regions in the Asia-Pacific region, Africa region, Latin America region and CIS region. Longer and deeper, establish a fast, efficient and extensive international marketing network, allowing “Made in China” to enter more countries and regions.
CRRC Yongji Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as CZ Yongji), which has helped China's high-speed rail technology to achieve complete autonomy, has not only achieved outstanding results in the domestic market, but also exported its products to more than 40 countries and regions around the world. From the new output of product output to technology output and capital output transformation and upgrading, we will create overseas “new business cards” with quality and safety, and promote “Made in China” to the world. Due to its outstanding role in quality benchmarking and technology, it was awarded the first batch of “China Export Quality and Safety Demonstration Enterprise” by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. It is currently the only one in Shanxi Province.
In an interview with the China Quality News reporter, Nan Qinlong, the chairman of CRRC Yongji Motor Co., Ltd., outlined the company’s roadmap for actively implementing the “going out” strategy and allowing “Made in China” to go global. As early as 1993, relying on the core competitiveness of independent innovation, the products of CRRC Yongji Motor Co., Ltd. went out of the country. In 1997, the motor parts were exported for the first time. In 2002, the motor was exported to the United States, and in 2014, the first in India. Overseas joint venture company, South Africa's wholly-owned company was established in 2015... At present, there are more than 100 complete machines and accessories, which are exported to five continents, covering more than 40 countries and regions such as the United States, Canada, India, South Africa, Australia and Russia.
Li Xiaomei, deputy general manager of the company, told reporters that in 2008, Yongji Electric Machinery Co., Ltd. YZ08 series motor products passed the national export inspection exemption final review and became the first enterprise in Shanxi Province to pass the “export exemption inspection” audit. The international market development and new product development in the fields of railways, wind power generation, etc. have achieved remarkable results. Up to now, the total number of motor exports has exceeded 10,000 units, and the export value has reached more than 4 billion yuan.
At the same time, the structure of export products has changed from the main parts to the whole machine and system; the export mode has gradually realized the substantial transformation from product output to capital, service and technology output.
In 2009, the company entered the Indian railway market with the main generator of internal combustion AC drive locomotive and traction motor as the breakthrough. The first batch of products was delivered in May 2011. With timely delivery and stable quality, the company has gradually grown into a Tier 1 supplier to the Ministry of Railways of India and has the opportunity to compete with world-renowned companies. At present, the YJ157A traction motor project with the 4500 HP diesel locomotive, the main model of the Indian railway, has been the pillar project of the company's international trade export business.
According to the regulations of the Ministry of Railways of India, after one year of safe operation of the purchased motor, the supplier has the qualification to participate in the bidding of the Ministry of Railways of India. In July 2011, Yongji Electric Company successfully participated in the bidding of the Ministry of Railways of India for the first time and seized 36 product orders. In August 2012, the company was qualified as a secondary supplier of the Ministry of Railways of India. In March 2014, it was qualified as a Tier 1 supplier in India, and the share of participating bids increased from 15% to over 30%. In that year, 108 contracts for the export of Indian motors were successfully signed, and the number of contracts accounted for 60% of the 2014 bidding quota of the Ministry of Railways of India. At the beginning of 2016, Yongji Electric Company won the bid again and signed an order for exporting 408 traction motors from India, which is the single largest contract for its export to India.
In March 2014, CRRC obtained a large purchase of South African locomotives with a total value of nearly US$3 billion. Among them, Yongji Electric Machinery Co., Ltd. is responsible for providing complete sets of electric drive system products such as main generators, traction motors and traction auxiliary converters for 232 diesel locomotives, and is responsible for the overseas local production of related products. According to the contract, in addition to the 35 traction systems produced in China, Yongji Motor Company needs to invest in South Africa to set up a company to be responsible for the local production of the rest of South Africa. This will open the output of Yongji Motor from product output to technology output and capital output. The new chapter of transformation and upgrading has also achieved a new breakthrough in the export of China CRRC from the technical output of complete vehicle products to the whole vehicle chain of “complete vehicle + core components”.
In May 2015, Yongji Motor South Africa Co., Ltd. was incorporated and fully involved in the localization of its products in South Africa. In August 2015, Yongji Electric Company completed the training of traction and main generator theory for 13 people of TRANSNET (South African State-owned Railway Company) in accordance with the South African project technology transfer plan. Currently, 35 domestic narrow-gauge diesel locomotives are towing. The system is organizing production according to requirements. The first batch of domestic diesel locomotives are undergoing commissioning and testing of the whole vehicle. The data show that the autonomous traction system is stable and reliable and fully meets the test requirements.