Walking into Xiechen Street of Jiaojiang District, known as the "Capital of Sewing Equipment in China", any sewing machine manufacturer can see a busy scene. The workers loading and unloading goods at the gate of the factory, and the workers assembled on the assembly line of the workshop are busy and happy. As one of Taizhou's seven hundred billion-grade industries, sewing equipment industry is taking a solid and powerful step on the road of optimization and upgrading of traditional industries. The reporter learned from the Municipal Economic and Information Commission that in 2017, the total output value of the sewing industry in the city was about 14 billion yuan, of which the total output value of sewing machines above 5.698 billion yuan was 42.9 percent higher than that of the previous year; the total output of industrial sewing machines was 3 million units, with a domestic market share of more than 40 percent; the export volume reached 2.522 billion yuan, an increase of 26.5 percent over the previous year; and the products were exported to Europe and Southeast Asia. More than 140 countries and regions including Asia, America, Africa and the Middle East. Taizhou has become the world's largest base for sewing equipment production and export.
From small workshops to large enterprises, the advantages of industrial clusters appear.
Taizhou sewing equipment is mainly concentrated in Jiaojiang, while Jiaojiang is concentrated in the lower Chen street. Along the airport road, there are more than 60 enterprises which have just taken shape. A complete and mature sewing equipment industry chain has been formed here. The sewing equipment industry accounts for about 70% of the total industrial output of the street. In the 1980s, at the time of reform and opening up, Taizhou sewing equipment industry started from Jiaojiang. With the spring breeze of reform, after more than 30 years of rapid development, Taizhou sewing industry is growing, from the original small workshops, gradually formed a number of modern sewing enterprises. The emerging cluster advantage has also made Jiaojiang the capital of sewing equipment manufacturing in China and the world's largest industrial sewing machine production and export base.
Innovating technology to speed up transformation and upgrading
Taizhou is already the largest production base of sewing equipment industry in the world. However, Taizhou sewing enterprises can only linger in the middle and low-end market because of its large but not strong, complete but not specialized, superior but not solid, broad but not refined. If we want to change this situation, we must stimulate the overall innovation vitality of the industry, optimize the industrial layout, and change the pace of transformation and upgrading. In recent years, Taizhou sewing equipment industry has been constantly striving for technological innovation, through a number of high-quality projects to achieve gorgeous transformation.
Strong and strong hand in hand with international layout to promote industrial fission
In recent years, Taizhou sewing equipment local enterprises continue to expand, but with brothers, Pegasus and other international brands are still far away, the gap between the first-class international standard. How can we reduce the gap and speed up our self-worth? The quickest way is to promote China's sewing equipment manufacturing industry and garment manufacturing industry to become a "manufacturing power" by cooperating with old domestic and foreign enterprises, strengthening the alliance, fully introducing and absorbing advanced German intelligent manufacturing technology, and on the basis of product integration and quality improvement, so as to advance the sewing industry in Taizhou to a goal of hundreds of billions of dollars. Provide strong bargaining chip.