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This is Review on China Ceramics, Ken Huo speaking.We bring you the weekly updates on China ceramic industry.
Research centers. In Mid September, more than 100 industry people came to the production site of New Pearl Group in Zhaoqing City to celebrate the opening ceremony of Big Panel Research Center of China Construction Ceramic Industry, and New Pearl Contemporary Ceramic Research Institute. It’s aiming at developing the key technologies for big panel by consolidating the resources of the industry, both domestic and abroad.
Ken’s comments. Both centers have the vision of taking the global technologies and resources into account while the ambition of “going in our own way” by cashing in opportunities offered by the China market.行业大板研究中心挂牌仪式暨新明珠当代陶瓷研究院落成典礼于。其目标是集国内外行业之力攻克大板关键技术。
Ceramic show. The 21st China Ceramic Expo (Tangshan) has about 20,000 SQM for exhibition space, housing 880 standardized booths, the biggest number ever.20plusparticipantsfromFrance,Estonia Bangladesh, and North Korea were present in its international zone.
Invest in Africa. Yangfan Logistics, a company from Shanxi Province set up its Sunny Yifeng Ceramic Tile ( Zimbabwe) Co , a big move at the price tag of 15 million USD. Its planned annual capacity is to produce 12 million SQM wall and floor tiles in its two production lines in the country. The target markets will cover South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Malaway, and Madagascar.
Ken’s comments. Africa is the hot land for Chinese investors, who bring Big plan and high hopes to this continent. What would this local production mean to the producers in others countries ? Think it twice.
Judicial auction.According to the Litigation Assets Network by People’s Court, the Judicial auction cases involving the ceramic industry amount to nearly 100, more than the total number of 2017. Therein, 53 cases for ceramic factories, 13 in Guangdong, including Ceramic Factories in such cities as Foshan, Zhaoqing, Qingyuan, Huizhou, and Yunfu. Shandong Province and Guangxi are next.
Ken’s comments. This figure is official, and you can compare with our previous information about the declined output of the industry. Clearance on production capacity will continue until the balance is reached.