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Tuesday, November 09 2021 - 12:24
From "Manufacturing" to "Intelligent Manufacturing" -- New Energy Electric Vehicle Industry in Gangbei District, Guigang City, Guangxi into the Intelligent Era
GUIGANG, China, Nov. 8, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

An electric motorcycle can be produced in 30 seconds, with a frame accuracy 
error of less than 0.5 mm. Recently, located in the China-ASEAN New Energy 
Electric Vehicle Production Base, the intelligent factory in Guangxi Luyuan 
Electric Vehicle Co.,LTD has been fully launched, in which the modern workshops 
will realize "strong manufacturing" in quality more than the "mass 
manufacturing" in output, according to the Publicity Department of Gangbei 
District, Guigang City.

The intelligent factory, with a total investment of RMB 400 million, covers an 
area of 258 mu and takes only 248 days from groundbreaking in December 2020 to 
completion in September 2021. With advanced pipe processing, welding, and 
assembly process equipment in the industry, and through the intelligent and 
digital production in the factory, real-time information connectivity and 
automatic processing have been achieved in key processes such as frame 
manufacturing, iron and plastic parts coating, motor manufacturing, and whole 
motorcycle assembly. Moreover, production equipment in the workshop has been 
put into the Internet of things (IoT), which can not only improve efficiency, 
but also reduce labor costs.

In this intelligent factory, automatic cutting, bending and welding are 
realized in frame manufacturing of electric motorcycles, which are monitored 
with the MES system, so that the accuracy error of finished products is less 
than 0.5 mm. It is planned to equip the intelligent factory with 10 automatic 
production lines for synchronous pre-assembly, 5 of which have been completed 
so far. With these production lines, an electric motorcycle can be produced 
every 30s, for which the products move from the "mass manufacturing" in output 
to the "strong manufacturing" in quality.

In recent years, the Gangbei District in Guigang City, Guangxi, has seized the 
development opportunity brought by the Belt and Road Initiative, and continued 
to optimize the business environment, planning to build a 10,000-mu China-ASEAN 
New Energy Electric Vehicle Production Base. Up to now, nearly 100 electric 
vehicle enterprises have been introduced and more than 50 electric vehicle 
enterprises have started operation. Guangxi New Energy Electric Vehicle 
Products Quality Testing Center and Guangxi Electric Vehicle Industry 
Association have been established successively. An annual production capacity 
of 4 million two-wheeled electric motorcycles, 500,000 three-wheeled electric 
vehicles and 5 million sets of spare parts has been formed, with the local 
matching rate reaching 80%.

From January to September this year, the industrial output value of enterprises 
above the designated size in the new energy electric vehicle industry of 
Gangbei District increased by 37.9% year on year. Key components such as motors 
and plastic parts are continuously sold to domestic and ASEAN markets. In 
addition, Gangbei District also creates "Marshal Travel", a local shared 
electric bicycle brand, which has been put into operation, and it plans to put 
more than 500,000 shared electric bicycles in Guangxi within five years, and 
expand to the whole country in the future.

Huang Yingmei, Party Secretary of Gangbei District, said: "We will try our best 
to cultivate a 100-billion-level new energy electric vehicle industry cluster, 
and strive to achieve the '311' project target for the electric vehicle 
industry during the '14th Five-year Plan', that is, 30 million electric 
vehicles (sets of accessories) will be produced every year, to achieve the 
output value of RMB 100 billion and the tax revenue of RMB 10 billion."

Source: The Publicity Department of Gangbei District, Guigang

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   Caption: Robots in Luyuan Guigang intelligent factory are assembling 
products. There are 60 welding robots in the factory now.