First of all, I would like to share with you one happy thing: General Secretary Xi Jinping came to Xugong on December 12, 2017, which is today of last year. Therefore, it is a pleasure for me to attend this meeting today and share this with you. As an enterprise, each has its own difficulties, both big and small. Xugong is an enterprise with deep accumulation of technology, talent and culture. Our industry is also a highly competitive industry. Xugong in the traditional manufacturing industry has produced a number of information engineers. We have built a platform and established Xugong Information Technology Co., Ltd., which is the main force of intelligent manufacturing. There is no ready-made model for this industry to learn, we must combine our own product practice to do, because this is a highly scattered, multi-species, small batch industry is difficult to do intelligent manufacturing. Therefore, for us, only by choosing this road and overcoming the difficulties encountered, can we reduce the cost, improve the efficiency and steadily increase the quality of the enterprise. Moreover, users are more and more confident in the products and provide a great guarantee in remote maintenance.
Forty years ago, the product was a 5-ton mechanical crane. Now it is a 4,000-ton intelligent crane. This 4,000-ton crane ranks first in the world. This change can be seen from the product. Wang Min talks about the host of intelligent manufacturing: From manufacturing to intelligent manufacturing, what changes does intelligent manufacturing bring? Wang Min: Our truck crane has a very important key component called turntable. Turntable is an important component connecting chassis and upper working device. Through the construction of our production line, we can achieve automatic rectification, automatic welding, multi-varieties, small batch, heavy-duty logistics, and ensure quality consistency. This production line used to produce only 25 turntables a day, but now it can produce 50 turntables, and the staff has been reduced from 25 to 3. This is efficiency. This is cost competition. Future enterprises are not only high-tech and high-quality, but also depend on whose cost is low.
When I was the chairman of Xugong Group in 1999, Xugong had 25,000 people, 3 billion. Now it has 23,000 people and 100 billion people. Xugong will achieve 200 billion yuan in the future, but still not more than 25,000 people, which is the competitiveness of intelligent manufacturing. In the future, the competition of enterprises will be cost competition. It is not only high technology and high quality, but also depends on whose cost is low.
Last year, General Secretary came to Xugong. He paid special attention to the intelligent control of Xugong. Crane has two parts, boarding and driving. In the past, it needed a lot of handle control, and then it turned into a button. Xugong changed three upgrades into one key operation, boarding and getting off one key, which is the intelligent production line to produce intelligent products.