Statistics from the China Electric Appliance Industry Association Power Tools Branch show that currently 85% of China's power tool products are used for export, and the domestic market only accounts for 10% to 15% of the market. In the domestic market, domestic companies are in an absolute leading trend in terms of market share, and more than 90% of the market is occupied by domestic products.
"In the export products, our products are mainly tested and certified according to the standards of the exporting country. Now our products have passed the most stringent product certification in the world, including GS certification in Germany and UL certification in the United States. Our products can be achieved, and the quality of the entire export product has been improving. "Zhang Chuanfu said.
For a long time, raw materials have become an important factor affecting the quality of China's power tool products. Five years ago, a company in Suzhou received a complaint from a German customer that its S1M-125 angle grinder contained PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) and exceeded the standard, and requested a return. The batch of products involved a total of 134,000 units, 1.13 million US dollars. Subsequently, several varieties of electric hammers, jigsaws, sanders, punch drills, bakelites and other products produced by the dozens of companies involved have been put on sale and suspended for undelivered products, and some products have been stranded in ports. PAHs are hydrocarbons containing more than two benzene rings in the molecule, including more than 150 compounds such as naphthalene, phenanthrene, and fluorene. "If waste materials are used as raw materials, PAHs will be generated due to repeated use and degradation, but if you use good materials, you can completely avoid this problem. Although it will increase costs, the quality is more guaranteed." Zhang Chuanfu said.
Now, a series of technical directives such as the Restriction on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (ROHS) in the Electrical and Electronic Equipment, the WEEE Directive and the Framework Directive (EUP Directive) on Environmental Design Requirements for Energy-Consuming Products have been issued and implemented , European and American markets have stricter requirements on environmental protection and safety of power tools. "At present, Chinese companies can fully meet foreign technical standards and environmental protection requirements in terms of raw materials." Zhang Chuanfu said that the raw materials of China's entire power tool products will be more environmentally friendly.
Production equipment no longer depends on imports
The improvement of the quality of China's power tool products, on the one hand, in addition to the higher quality of raw materials and more environmentally friendly, on the other hand is also inseparable from the continuous improvement of the quality of China's power tool production equipment.
It is understood that in the first 10 years of reform and opening up, China's power tool production equipment was mainly imported; in the middle 10 years, China must also rely on imports of key equipment. But in the last 10 years, especially in the last 5 years, China's domestic electric tools have made substantial breakthroughs, and the quality of domestic automated and semi-automatic production equipment has been very good.
"Imported equipment is not only technically constrained by people, but also expensive, making it difficult for SMEs to afford. Now, the quality of domestic manufacturing equipment is very good, and most domestic manufacturers are using domestic equipment. It can be said that China's power tool production equipment No longer rely on imports. "Zhang Chuanfu said.
According to reports, at present, whether it is gears or machine tools in processing equipment, domestic equipment is not worse than imported equipment. "It should be said that vigorously revitalizing the equipment manufacturing industry, such as the development of the machine tool industry, has directly led to the improvement of the quality of power tool production equipment and the increase in market share." Zhang Chuanfu said.
"Except for some very high-end and core equipment, domestic equipment can basically meet the needs of our daily production and manufacturing." Shangguan Defa, deputy general manager of Jiangsu Jinding Power Tools Group Co., Ltd. said.