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Guanxian County, Shandong Province: Innovation Empowers Advanced Development of Steel Plate Industry


GUANXIAN, China, June 17, 2024 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/–

The steel plate deep processing industry is a distinctive industry in Guanxian County, Shandong Province. It has an annual steel processing capacity of 16 million tons, ranking second in Shandong Province. Additionally, it produces 3 million tons of traffic engineering products annually, with a sales share of more than 60% of the national market.

Image: Steel Plate Product Assembly of Shandong Guanzhou Co., Ltd.

In recent years, Guanxian County has been leveraging its own circumstances to actively explore a new flexible talent recruitment model. This model involves attracting talent and scientific research from outside the county while keeping projects and industries local. By forming deep cooperative alliances with universities, research institutes, and industries, the county aims to stimulate innovation and drive industrial advancement through this flexible talent recruitment.

In its development, Guanxian County sticks to synchronizing the upgrading of traditional industries with the nurturing of emerging industries. By establishing a top-down system that vigorously advances the “seven chains, eight specialized classes, seven guarantee groups,” Guanxian County aims to facilitate enterprise development, supply chain management and improvement, and integration of proactive government and efficient market elements. This collaborative approach promotes the transformation of new industrialization, which is tailored to the circumstances to create a “chain reaction” of new quality productive forces. Guanxian County continues to focus on enhancing steel processing enterprises by introducing new technologies and processes, digitizing and upgrading equipment, and promoting the digital transformation of industrial clusters. This strategy aims to boost resource availability, flexible production capacity, and industrial chain coordination to enhance overall competitiveness. Currently, Guanxian County’s green intelligent manufacturing industry extension of the steel plate has been recognized as a distinctive industrial cluster in Shandong Province, with an annual steel processing capacity of 16 million tons, ranking second province-wide. The steel plate processing enterprises in Guanxian County have led or participated in the compilation of over 60 international, national, industry, and group-level standards, and held more than 90 patents.

Image: Coated Sheet Production Line of Shandong Guanzhou Co., Ltd.

Source: Information Office of Guanxian County People's Government