More than halfway through 2018, what is the current situation of China's weaving machinery market? On June 21st, at the 2018 annual meeting of the Weaving Machinery Branch of China Textile Machinery Association,hundreds of representatives from the industry gathered in Hangzhou to explore the direction of the industry for the weaving machinery industry.
Many factors at home and abroad have affected the demand for weaving machines
According to the statistics of China Textile Machinery Association, in the first quarter of this year, affected by factors such as adjustment of national fiscal and financial policies, increase in raw material prices, diversification of fabric varieties, accelerated industrial transfer, and restoration of financial policies in major international textile machinery import markets, The demand for high-speed rapier looms, water jet looms, and air jet looms has increased to varying degrees.
In the first quarter of this year, 2,234 high-speed rapier looms were sold by major domestic manufacturers, a slight increase of 1.82% year-on-year. A total of 433 high-speed rapier looms were imported from China. a significant decrease of 53.84% year-on-year. Including from ordinary rapier looms, from January to March.China's domestic enterprises exported a total of 3,984 units, a substantial increase of 37.71%. The major domestic manufacturers have sold about 13,000 water jet looms, an increase of 30.77% over the same period last year. A total of 134 sets of water jet loom were imported, a decrease of 51.97% year-on-year. Domestic enterprises exported a total of 2,691 water jet looms, a substantial increase of 49.25% year-on-year. Major domestic manufacturers sold 4,664 air-jet looms, up 100.73% year-on-year; 936 air-jet looms were imported, down 6.96% year-on-year; domestic enterprises exported 564 units, up 3.87% year-on-year.
In addition to high-speed rapier looms, the demand for both water jet loom and air jet loom has increased to varying degrees. This phenomenon is under the strategic background of China's industrial restructuring and the “Belt and Road” construction. The formation of the policy of “three to one and one subsidy”, especially the implementation of the “de-capacity” policy, has caused the PPI (producer price index) to increase from negative to positive in September 2016 and continues to this day. The price of raw materials for production has risen sharply, and the inventory of downstream users has decreased, which has led to increased willingness of downstream users to purchase equipment.
The strengthening of the implementation of environmental protection policies has also indirectly caused the prices of raw materials to rise. In addition, the local government also relies on strengthening environmental protection policies to complete the task of de-capacity and industrial transfer. For example, the Wujiang area in Jiangsu will eliminate 100,000 water jet looms within three years, and at the same time guide local users to replace other types of looms. This is also a reason for the surge in demand for air jet loom this year.
The renewal of the old machine, the demand in this area is due to the changes in the variety of fabrics of the user's factory, and on the other hand, due to the expiration of the large number of machines purchased in 2010 and 2011.
With the implementation of the “Belt and Road Initiative”, domestic manufacturers have targeted the markets in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, etc., coupled with factors such as the recovery of financial policies in the major textile machinery import markets in the region, which have driven sales growth of domestic manufacturers. .
Policy adjustment + trade friction
The current industry development hotspot is no more than Xinjiang policy adjustment, Sino-US trade issues. Wang Shutian, president of China Textile Machinery Association, expressed his views on this. He said that the policy adjustments this year are in line with the current development situation, under construction and to be built. And the approved projects continue the original policy. The pre-spinning project was put into smooth operation, and the new weaving, knitting, printing and dyeing projects in the later stage gradually formed a complete system, which required continuous attention.
US textile consumption accounts for 17% of China's textile exports, and US trade policy has a huge impact on the Chinese economy and the textile industry. Liu Ming, general manager of Picanol (Suzhou Industrial Park) Textile Machinery Co., Ltd. believes that the trend of technology and the development trend of the fashion industry should attract the attention of the textile industry. At the same time, enterprises need to pay attention to the revolution of business model and the breakthrough of future technology.
The main challenges facing China's textile exports are mainly from 12 aspects: rising labor costs, which have risen by an average of 10% per year in the past. For suppliers relying on low-cost competition, there is no sustainability; from other countries, especially Southeast Asia. Cost competition in the country; under the threat of trade protectionism, the adjustment of traders' procurement strategies and the changes of the industrial chain; the increasingly “unfriendly” periphery and global political environment have weakened the confidence of long-term business cooperation; the population is aging, and the employees are yearly Decrease, it is estimated that the number of low-skilled workers in the country will be reduced by 3 million per year; the pressure on land, environmental protection and financing will increase, resulting in rising costs and unpredictability; local governments have the risk of business interruption due to the adjustment of local planning and the impulse to industrial upgrading; Industrial transfer to foreign and inland areas; reduced confidence of private entrepreneurs and confusion of corporate heritage; upgrading of knowledge structure and application of digital technology; lack of core competitiveness of fashion industry, branding, design, distribution and innovation; Tilting to large enterprises, the pressure on SMEs has become greater.
International market accelerates shuffling, domestic demand potential is further released
To find out the future direction of weaving machinery, we must understand the development of the global textile industry. Liu Ming believes that according to the 2017 GHERZI International Textile Industry Trends Report, major developed countries have lost their international competitiveness in the traditional textile industry since 2000 or before; it is expected that China will gradually lose its international industry after 2020. Competitive, but the domestic demand market will increase rapidly; by 2050, the world's largest textile market will be: China, India, the United States, Indonesia and Nigeria. At present, the changes in the textile industry are facing the possibility of disruptive textile technology. World sportswear sales increased significantly, with an annual growth rate of 4.5%. Among them, European and American demand accounted for 75%, and the Asian region is also expected to have a larger increase.
Today, Asia is the center of the global textile industry, the world's largest textile machinery market, and the huge $180 billion trade in Asia. Asian markets are increasingly demanding textile machinery automation, high-performance, energy-saving equipment, and now Asian textiles are entering a new stage of development. It is expected that trade in Asia will double to US$3,500 in 2025, when Asia will become the most attractive. Trading market.
Clear direction of intelligent interconnection, energy saving and high efficiency
Li Xueqing, deputy secretary general of China Textile Machinery Association, said: "In 2017, domestic weaving preparation machinery will continue to develop in the direction of high efficiency, energy saving, intelligent and modular application. The preparation machinery pays more attention to the online detection and fine control of the production process, and with the help of the Internet, Informatization technology and other equipment to enhance the level of intelligence; while continuing to improve efficiency and product adaptability, the loom develops towards network and intelligence, and combines the weaving process expert system to establish a navigation database for further digitalization and intelligence. The weaving workshop lays the foundation. Many companies are working on short-board devices such as opening equipment and penetrating equipment to improve the performance of domestic equipment. Environmental protection and energy conservation is also the theme of 2017, and 'environmental storm' promotes the reshuffle of production companies. Promote the upgrading of equipment. The domestic weaving preparation machinery tries to improve the driving mode and gas distribution technology to achieve the purpose of energy saving and economy saving. In addition, the water pollution problem of water jet loom has also been valued by many equipment companies. Device-side solution."
As a well-known brand enterprise in China's textile machinery industry, every step taken by Shandong Rifa Textile Machinery Co., Ltd. is concerned by the industry. “From January to May, Shandong Rifa produced and sold more than 3,100 shuttleless looms, achieving sales revenue of 510 million yuan. It is expected that production and sales will be more than 8,000 units in 2018, with sales revenue of 1.3 billion yuan. Currently, Shandong Rifa The company realized the simultaneous growth of economic benefits and sales revenue, sufficient cash flow, lower asset-liability ratio and significantly improved production and operation quality. Enterprises rely on high-end positioning, technological innovation, quality brand and advanced management to achieve sustainable and healthy high-quality development. According to the statistics of China Textile Machinery Association, Shandong Rifa's market share of shuttleless looms in 2013 was 13.54%, ranking first in the industry.” Li Zijun, general manager of Shandong Rifa Textile Machinery Co., Ltd. introduced.
In Li Zijun's view, Shandong Rifa's performance is remarkable, mainly due to the successful practice in five aspects: First, the improvement of the technology level of the loom relies on continuous R&D investment and continuous technological innovation; Second, the quality of healthy development. First, efficient investment guarantees quality improvement; third, subdividing the textile industry, cultivating and serving the market; fourth is talent-oriented, culture is the root; fifth is the development of strategic navigation industry, responding to national policies, and creating a green future.
Li Zijun said: "In the future, Shandong Rifa Textile Equipment will continue to develop in the direction of energy saving, environmental protection, intelligentization and connection, and adhering to the vision of becoming an agile international company, positioning the world through advanced technology and excellent management. The goal of the market is to build Shandong Rifa into a world-class R&D and manufacturing base for shuttleless looms."
Stäubli, who has a say in the future direction of the weaving machinery industry, has been intensively working on looms and weaving preparation systems. At present, weaving mills producing high-quality fabrics around the world almost exclusively use Stäubli's dobby or cam box as special equipment for their weaving machines. Stäubli's pre-weaving warp preparation system can satisfy modern Various needs of the weaving industry.
According to Dai Rongbing, manager of the Textile Machinery Division of Stäubli (Hangzhou) Precision Machinery Electronics Co., Ltd., Stäubli focuses on high-productivity weaving technology, and through continuous innovation, supports customers to ensure that customers can improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability. Sex. “Stäubli's range of textile machinery products and services includes automated weaving preparation systems, shed opening solutions for heald frames and jacquard weaving, carpet weaving systems, industrial fabric weaving systems, knitting machine automation solutions, etc. Performance and reliability for the most demanding applications in systems and solutions, the final product covers fashion, home textiles, floor fabrics, automotive fabrics, fabrics for protective equipment and industrial fabrics. Stäubli is formed with customers around the world. A partnership to provide personalized service and support to ensure efficient production and minimize downtime," said Dai Rongbing.
As a representative of downstream users, Zhao Wenjun, vice president of Black Peony (Group) Co., Ltd., believes that the intelligent development of textile machinery enterprises is the basis for realizing intelligent manufacturing. In recent years, Black Peony has collected various data in real time through information collection, machine networking, data processing, using big data and cloud computing to enhance intelligent learning, and implementing instruction control through standard execution, automatic detection, and intelligent instructions.