At the 2022 China (Central) Industrial Expo held from August 12 to 14, Nanchang’s modern knitting industry signed 35 projects in one fell swoop, including 20 investment projects and 15 industrial chain cooperation projects, with a total contract amount of 211.6 billion.
The textile and garment industry, which was once questioned as being about to enter the “sunset industry”, has now become a beautiful landscape in Nanchang City’s “4+4+X” new industrial system. The heads of Nanchang textile and garment enterprises who participated in the meeting doubled Feeling happy and proud.
Qingshan Lake Knitting” Fashion Show Stage
It is worth mentioning that Qingshan Lake District has signed a total of 10 projects with a total investment of 11.1 billion yuan, accounting for or exceeding 50% of the city in terms of investment amount and number of projects. There is a Jiangxi Haochi 5G clothing smart factory with an investment of 3 billion yuan. projects, the Taihua New Textile and Garment Innovation Smart Industrial Park project with an investment of 2.8 billion yuan, the Beigu Beigu Maternity and Infant Industrial Park project with an investment of 2 billion yuan, and the smart 5G knitted clothing + AI intelligent interconnection empowerment platform project with an investment of 1 billion yuan. . “The project signed this time has strong scientific and technological innovation, high added value, and broad profit prospects. It involves many aspects such as chain replenishment, chain extension, and supply chain in the knitting industry, covering intelligent manufacturing, independent research and development, creative design, Digital logistics and other fields have added new vitality and new impetus to further accelerate the digital upgrading of the knitting industry in Qingshan Lake District and promote high-quality development.” said the relevant person in charge of Qingshan Lake District.
As a traditional advantageous industry in Nanchang and an important industry that enriches the people, Nanchang’s modern knitting industry emerged in the late 1980s. After more than 30 years of development, it has initially formed a coordinated development pattern with Qingshan Lake District in Nanchang City as the main gathering area and Nanchang County and Anyi County. The industrial layout of “one district, two parks and multiple sites”. At present, the economic structure of Nanchang City is in a period of continuous transition between old and new driving forces, especially when it enters the new normal of the economy. Under the wave of high-quality development, the upgrading and transformation of the knitting industry is an unavoidable and unavoidable issue that must be resolutely won. “tough battle”.
Strong leader to promote development
“Our textile and garment industry is a beautiful cause. The colorful clothing, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple, is not only a necessity of life, but also a fashionable work of art.” Hu Xiaoping, chairman of Nanchang Dongshen Knitting Garment Co., Ltd., told reporters Said, “In recent years, the Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government and the Nanchang Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government have paid more and more attention to the textile and apparel industry, and have given strong support to our knitting enterprises, making this colorful industrial chain of textile and apparel even more outstanding.”
Nanchang Dongshen Knitting and Garment Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Dongshen Knitting and Garment) was established in 2011. It is a well-known export-oriented clothing enterprise integrating clothing design, pattern making, production and sales. In 2020, Dongshen Knitting and Garment was inspired by Jiangxi Province’s policy of vigorously promoting the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries. It invested 15 million yuan to build a new factory with a usable area of 50,000 square meters in Qingshan Lake District, Nanchang City, and invested tens of millions of yuan in additional equipment. 13 intelligent production lines have been installed, which has greatly improved production efficiency and reduced production costs. The company’s total output value has doubled in 2021.
“This year, the Nanchang Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government have specially issued implementation opinions on promoting the high-quality development of the modern knitting industry, which has brought a new wave of benefits to our knitting enterprises. Our company’s development momentum this year is even stronger. The total output value is expected to exceed 800 million.” Hu Xiaoping said happily.
In recent years, Nanchang’s modern knitting industry has achieved considerable development, especially in the Qingshan Lake District where Dongshen Knitting and Garment is located. As early as 2013, its textile and clothing industry base was recognized as a key provincial industrial base in Jiangxi Province. Since then, With the key support of relevant government departments such as the Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology and the Nanchang Municipal Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, its capabilities in technological transformation, technological innovation, resource conservation and comprehensive utilization have been continuously improved, and it has gradually developed into the “leader” of Nanchang’s textile and garment industry.
“Currently, there are more than 2,000 knitting enterprises of various types in Qingshan Lake District, including 205 above designated size. The annual output of various knitted garments such as cultural shirts and polo shirts exceeds 1 billion pieces, with an output value of nearly 45 billion yuan. It is the largest knitting enterprise in the world. It is the first knitted garment industry base in the province and the fourth in the country.” Cai Zhigang, deputy director of Qingshan Lake District, Nanchang City, revealed.
Exterior view of Dongshen Knitting Garment Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Replenish the chain and promote upgrades
The “Implementation Opinions on Promoting the High-Quality Development of the Modern Knitting Industry” (hereinafter referred to as the “Opinions”) issued by Nanchang City in May this year proposed that it should focus on “stabilizing the industrial chain, smoothing the supply chain, expanding the sales chain, and enhancing the value chain.” , accelerate the transformation, upgrading and high-quality development of the modern knitting industry, and create a textile and apparel industry highland with domestic and foreign influence. The “Opinions” clarified that theEstablish a series of work measures such as printing and dyeing center, making up for the shortcomings of weaving, promoting intelligent upgrading, cultivating independent brands, increasing attraction, consolidating the export market, expanding the domestic market, and improving the industrial ecology.
Among them, regarding the consolidation and improvement of the key link of printing and dyeing, the “Opinions” clearly stated that existing printing and dyeing enterprises such as Fudlong and Jingdong Industrial will be supported in on-site transformation and upgrading and structural adjustment. Support county and district printing and dyeing enterprises to cooperate to achieve complementary, win-win and united development. Promote the construction of intelligent green printing and dyeing shared factories, accelerate industrial model innovation and intelligent transformation, and achieve intelligent green development while increasing printing and dyeing production capacity.
“Printing and dyeing enterprises are currently a link in the city’s textile and garment industry chain that urgently needs improvement. The main reason is that the production capacity ratio is insufficient. In addition, they urgently need to be upgraded and transformed to reduce energy consumption.” Deng Shixue, business manager of Jiangxi Jingdong Industrial Co., Ltd., told reporters, ” I am very grateful to the Nanchang Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government for paying attention to the ‘pain points’ of our industry and providing policy preferences. I believe that with the support of the government and our own efforts, we will be able to achieve high standards of energy conservation and emission reduction goals as soon as possible.”
A corner of Dongshen knitted garment production workshop
Taking intelligent manufacturing as the starting point and taking the opportunity of in-depth implementation of the industrial chain chain length system, Nanchang City continues to promote the transformation of the textile and clothing industry into high-end, intelligent and green by focusing on “strengthening the leader, supplementing the chain, creating a brand, and gathering groups” , its products are exported to more than 100 countries and regions such as Europe, the United States, the Middle East, South Africa, and Southeast Asia, and has successively won the titles of “China’s Famous Knitted Garment City” and “National Professional Demonstration Base for Foreign Trade Transformation and Upgrading”. In 2021, Nanchang Modern Knitting Industry achieved above-scale operating income of 37.33 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 29.8%. From January to June 2022, it achieved above-scale operating income of 16.47 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 8.4%.
“In recent years, through the in-depth implementation of the industrial chain length system, we have highlighted ‘one industry, one policy’ and ‘one enterprise, one policy’ to promote the integrated development of large and medium-sized enterprises. The textile and garment industry has basically formed the spinning, weaving, dyeing and finishing, A relatively complete industrial chain such as printing and garment processing has built an industrial ecosystem in which more than 3,000 companies are integrated and symbiotic.” Wu Qiuping, deputy director of the Nanchang Municipal Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, said, “In the next step, we will also focus on printing and dyeing, weaving, and branding. Construction and other core links in the industrial chain will accelerate structural adjustment and industrial upgrading, and create a textile and apparel industry highland that is ‘based on the responsibility of the provincial capital and benchmarks against the domestic first-class’.”