On June 20, China (Foshan) Automobile Intelligent Manufacturing Convention was held in Foshan High-tech Zone. 30 scholars and experts from all over the country in the field of automobile and intelligent manufacturing and representatives of about 100 Foshan enterprises in automobile industry chain gathered to discuss the development of the automobile industry.
Liu Dianxun, Director of the Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) of the Ministry of Commerce, said that the aim of holding this convention in Foshan is to develop local industries. He also hoped that experts and enterprises could have good cooperation with Foshan City in the development of industry.
Cai Jiahua, Standing Member of the CPC Foshan Municipal Committee, Vice Mayor and Secretary of the CPC Working Committee of Foshan High-tech Zone, said that after more than 20 years of cultivation and development, Foshan has formed a cluster of automobile finished vehicles and core parts manufacturing enterprises. There are nearly 10 finished automobile manufacturing enterprises, more than 150 automobile and accessories manufacturing enterprises, which makes Foshan one of the three major automobile production bases in Guangdong Province. In 2018, the total industrial output value of the automobile and accessories manufacturing industry in Foshan reached 140 billion yuan, realizing the transformation from catching up to running together. Foshan also lists automobile and new energy as leading industries, expecting to cultivate world-class automobile industry clusters by breaking through key core technology shortcomings.
At the meeting, research and technological experts from Beijing Machine Tool Research Institute, School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of Soochow University, Zhuzhou Branch of Baic Motor shared the cutting-edge technology and development trend in the fields of numerically-controlled machine tool, robot and intelligent manufacturing, finished automobile and accessories body manufacturing.
There are also thematic branch venues where many Foshan enterprises came to seek cooperation with needs. 24 experts and scholars from all over the country in three fields of stamping & welding & robotics, assembly & testing & automation, logistics & lean production & intelligent management made keynote speeches respectively. Enterprises on automobile industry chain attending the meeting enjoyed "a feast of advanced technology". And the two sides also had negotiations and talks.
The event was hosted by the Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) of the Ministry of Commerce, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, the Management Committee of Foshan High-tech Industrial Development Zone, Foshan Science and Technology Association and the Production Engineering Branch of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society.