Zhenjiang Huitong Metal Forming Co. Ltd. is a private enterprise engaged in the research, production, and sales of non-ferrous metal wear-resistant materials and their products. The products range includes more than 40 varieties of wear-resistant copper alloys, wear-resistant zinc alloys, and aluminum alloys.
In recent years, with strong support and promotion from the municipal and district science and technology departments, the company has made significant progress in all aspects of work by focusing on the market and using product development and technical innovation as key drivers.
The company has been identified as “high-tech enterprise in Jiangsu Province”, “technological small and medium-sized enterprise in Jiangsu Province” and “ intellectual property standardization demonstration unit in Jiangsu Province”. It is also a member of the Jiangsu Provincial High-Performance Alloy Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance. “Jiangsu Province Enterprise Graduate Workstation”, “Zhenjiang City Engineering Technology Research Center for High-Performance Non-ferrous Metal Wear-resistant Materials and Products”, “Zhenjiang City Enterprise Technology Center”, and “Jiangsu Province Engineering Technology Research Center for High-Performance Non-ferrous Wear-resistant Materials” were established in our company.
The company has undertaken and completed various research and development projects, including the National Technology Innovation Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, the National Torch Program Project, the Special Fund for the Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and other research projects such as the Jiangsu Provincial Technology Innovation Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Zhenjiang City's Emerging Industry Technology Special Project, Zhenjiang City's Intellectual Property Strategy Promotion Plan, and DanTu District Science and Technology Development Project. These projects have led to several groundbreaking achievements in advanced high-performance non-ferrous wear-resistant materials, material smelting processes, product forming processes, and mold and auxiliary tooling design. Notably, the performance and product quality of wear-resistant zinc alloy materials have reached the advanced level domestically, while the new high-performance wear-resistant aluminum bronze and high-strength heat-resistant and wear-reducing tin-nickel bronze materials have been shown by authoritative departments and inspection reports to outperform similar materials from both domestic and foreign sources. The company has applied for 26 national invention patents (with 7 authorization) and 22 utility model patents (all authorization), with over 95% of its products having independent intellectual property rights.
The company has received awards for its technological advancements, including “the third-class award for China's Machinery Industry Science and Technology Progress”, “third-class awards for Zhenjiang City's Science and Technology Progress” twice, and the first-class and second-class prizes for Industry-University-Research Cooperation in Zhenjiang City respectively.
Technological progress has greatly enhanced the quality and market competitiveness of the products. Currently, the product of worm gears for nuclear power station electric actuators have passed rigorous tests under harsh conditions. The products of elevator traction machine worm gears, large-scale rolling mill bushings, precision forging machine front pressure plates, and heavy melting furnace worm gears have been entered the market in large quantities. Especially the high-end elevator traction machine worm gears (mainly used for high-speed passenger elevators and heavy-duty freight elevators) have achieved nearly 40% market share, and demand for the product is outrunning supply.
The enterprise is in a period of rapid growth. In order to overcome the bottleneck of existing production capacity, at the end of 2013, the company invested to purchase nearly 30 acres of land, doubling the factory area. In March 2014, an additional 21 million RMB was injected, increasing the company's registered capital from the original 10 million RMB to 31 million RMB. The new 6,000 square meter production workshop was planed to build, for expanding the production of new high-performance wear-resistant aluminum bronze products within three years, achieving mass production of high-strength, heat-resistant, and wear-reducing tin-nickel bronze products, and increasing the new production capacity to an annual output value of 70 million RMB and a profit and tax of 10 million RMB. Additionally, the new 2,000 square meter research and development building will be constructed and equipped with corresponding testing equipment. The realization of these plans will turn the company into a professional and influential base for the research and production of high-performance non-ferrous wear-resistant materials.