CCTV news: Recently, as domestic sales and export orders continue to grow, the textile industry has picked up significantly. When the reporter visited a number of textile companies, he found that this year, many factories started work ahead of schedule and rushed to meet orders.
In a textile company in Tongxiang City, Zhejiang Province, although it was already past eight o’clock in the evening, the factory director Li Xinqiang and the workers were still working overtime to make orders.
The factory where Li Xinqiang works is mainly engaged in foreign trade export business. In order to ensure the delivery date, many workers returned to the factory to work two shifts at the end of January.
In addition to foreign trade export companies, orders from some factories that focus on the domestic market have also picked up significantly recently.
In addition to the home textile industry, the startup rate of clothing companies is also increasing rapidly compared with last year. In an underwear production workshop in Yiwu, Zhejiang, the production director told reporters that orders for more than 1,000 products have been received in the past half month, and pre-orders have been scheduled to 11 span>, 12 months, the company’s existing 200 multiple production lines are somewhat tight, and the number of production lines is somewhat tight. We are also preparing to expand 50-70 production lines.
Rising raw material prices Textile companies under pressureThe textile industry has recovered significantly, and the price of raw materials has also increased significantly, which has brought considerable operating pressure to textile companies.
Shen Xiaoli is the person in charge of a home textile company in Tongxiang, Zhejiang. Due to the recent surge in inquiries from overseas customers, Shen Xiaoli is paying attention to changes in the raw material market every day. She told reporters that due to the epidemic at the end of last year, the operating rate of many upstream cotton spinning mills was insufficient. After the start of work this year, production capacity was still insufficient due to delays in workers returning to work.
Shen Xiaoli said that if costs continue to rise, some “small profits and high volume” products may need to be adjusted. Terminal prices may affect overseas orders. Also feeling pressure due to rising costs is Li Jianzhou, the person in charge of a silk home textile company.
Li Jianzhou said that every year during the peak production season, raw material prices will fluctuate to a certain extent, but this year the rate and magnitude of the increase are relatively large.
In addition to raw materials, some processing costs have also increased to a certain extent due to industrial upgrading of factories and increased environmental protection costs.
“Going overseas”Grab orders to increase added value Textile companies take multiple measures to cope with rising costsWhile companies are rushing to work , facing the pressure brought by rising raw material prices, how can textile companies effectively alleviate the impact of rising costs? Continue to look at the reporter’s investigation.
Jiang Yongliang is the person in charge of a home textile company in Tongxiang, Zhejiang. In the past few days, he is intensively preparing to bid in Europe.
In order to cope with this round of cost increases, Jiang Yongliang also expanded the factory’s automated production lines. Through automatic transportation and sorting on the production line, manual labor is reduced by one-third. Some companies also save costs by directly connecting with raw material production sites.
In Yiwu, Zhejiang, some companies are also working hard on fabrics and technology. In a seamless underwear manufacturer, the factory reconstructed and combined different yarns to improve the antibacterial, warm and breathable properties of the product. The company’s product categories have also expanded from the original thermal underwear to yoga wear, sweatshirts, and cycling pants. etc., gross profit increased by 5%.