“The textile and garment industry is one of the five trillion-level key pillar industries in Shandong Province. Provinces with large economies must take the lead, and the textile industry must take on important responsibilities in stabilizing growth.” Shandong Textile and Garment Industry Association Executive Chairman Liu Jianguo said.
In recent years, the textile and garment industry in Shandong Province has played an important role in stabilizing the economy by accelerating the conversion of old and new driving forces and continuously improving its innovation and adaptability.
The operating income of enterprises above designated size in Shandong’s modern light textile industry will reach 1.8 trillion yuan in 2021, accounting for 17.6% of the total operating income of enterprises above designated size in the province. According to statistics from the Shandong Textile and Apparel Industry Association, in the first half of this year, the added value of industries above designated size in Shandong Province increased by 4.8% year-on-year, of which the industrial added value of the textile, clothing and apparel industry increased by 18.1% year-on-year.
Liu Jianguo said that Shandong textile and garment industry enterprises have been actively engaged in the research and development of new technologies, new processes, new models, and new business formats for many years, and have achieved a series of outstanding results. In March this year, Shandong officially listed the modern light textile industry among the top ten industries for the conversion of old and new driving forces, and proposed six major actions, including optimizing and upgrading the industrial chain and supply chain, and accelerating technological R&D and innovation, to accelerate industrial upsQualitydevelopment.
“Pillar industries must embody the role of pillars, become stronger and better, and contribute to stabilizing the economy with high-quality development.” According to Liu Jianguo, Shandong is currently promoting a new model of technological transformation of the textile and clothing industry chain, namely, Jimo District, Qingdao “Internet +” “digital empowerment” intelligent weaving, intelligent printing and dyeing, flexible clothing production, and large-scale personalized customization models; Weiqiao’s unmanned factory model; Dishang’s digital transformation model of the entire industry chain; Qingdao Jifa’s customers Center and demand response full-process digital model; Luthai’s “six-dimensional intelligence” drive model; Huafang’s intelligent printing and dyeing manufacturing model; Hengfeng Group’s low-cost “renovation + hosting” digital transformation model; Yantai Yaqi’s “frontline Ready-to-wear sweaterintelligent manufacturing model; Tainiu’s Shandong “industry + platform” sharing model; Weihai Lianqiao Group’s “shared cloud + ecological chain” headquarters empowerment model ; Haier Haizhiyun’s supply chain collaboration model, etc. Each of these models has its own characteristics, covers all areas of the textile and apparel industry chain, and is a benchmark for leading enterprises to continue to innovate. The effective promotion of the new model promotes the development of commercialization and industrialization, realizes the added value of the new model, and embarks on the path of integrated development of “advanced manufacturing + modern service industry”.
Among the key projects in Shandong Province to convert old and new driving forces, Shandong Dishang Group’s digital transformation model of the entire industry chain is particularly eye-catching. “In recent years, Dishang has created a vertical ecological supply chain platform for textiles and clothing to achieve barrier-free information integration between supply and demand parties. Among them, the online and offline integrated fabric information resource library has 500,000 pieces of fabric and sample style data.” Shandong Dishang Group Deputy General Manager Liu Yonggang said that in 2021, the domestic pasta auxiliary material transaction volume reached 2.495 billion yuan, driving the revenue growth of 4,858 companies in the upstream and downstream of the industrial chain, and creating 2,787 new employment positions.
The textile and garment industry in Shandong Province also actively guides enterprises to take the lead in consumption upgrades, strengthens research on fashion trends, and promotes the development of brands towards personalization and diversification.
Shandong Tambor Clothing Co., Ltd. is an old down jacket manufacturer with a history of more than 20 years. Thanks to increased R&D investment in original design and advanced customization, Tambor achieved sales revenue of 546 million yuan last year, a year-on-year increase of 30%, ranking first in the market share of single down jackets in Shandong Province.
Hou Zengjiang, executive deputy general manager of Tambor, said that the company seeks development through innovation and creates brands through quality. Currently, it has established three R&D bases in Beijing, Shanghai and the province to vigorously promote brand upgrades. Among them, the three-dimensional interactive intelligent clothing design system developed in cooperation with Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology helped Tambor achieve a breakthrough in advanced customization technology for down jackets. Tambor also cooperated with RAL, the international fashion color agency, to enrich the entire color series of the product. “We have applied for more than 20 design patents and 3 to 5 utility model patents this year,” Hou Zengjiang said.
“It used to be that goods were put on shelves and then transported back and forth with forklifts. The new intelligent logistics warehouse uses conveyor belts, computer control, and automatic sorting. The original delivery The speed was 10,000 pieces per day, and now it is 15,000 pieces per hour.” Hou Zengjiang said excitedly. The smart technology park project is a key step for Tambor Clothing to move towards intelligent manufacturing. After completion, it is expected to have an annual output of 3 million pieces of various types of down clothing.
“Shandong’s textile industry chain is relatively complete. As an important cotton-producing area in the country and the country’s largest chemical province, Shandong has a stable supply of upstream raw materials such as cotton and chemical fibers. There are many companies in the midstream processing and manufacturing, and downstream clothing and home textiles. The chain has accumulated the confidence for Shandong to strengthen its modern textile industry.” Liu Jianguo said that according to the “Modern Light Textile Industry 2022 Action Plan” formulated and issued by the Shandong Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology, Shandong textile and garment industry experts have now completed the drawing Shandong Province’s textile and garment industry industry chain map, and introduced clustering proposals for eight subdivided industry chains including cotton textilel action plan.
In the next step, the textile and garment industry in Shandong Province will continue to play the role of technological innovation in promoting the integration of the industrial chain, and promote the construction of an industrial Internet big data center for the textile and garment industry in Shandong Province. Let textile and garment enterprises have stronger development momentum and make more contributions to stabilizing the economic market.