XCMG Machinery has begun production at its new manufacturing base and is expected to produce 2,000 units of port machinery per year, including reachstackers, forklifts and other mobile port machinery and gantry cranes, worth RMB3.6 billion (USD514.68 million).
"The new base is in operation earlier than expected. It will boost our intelligent and green manufacturing aspirations as well as boost our production volume (and) significantly improve the quality of port machinery,” says a spokesman.
“XCMG will make every effort to build an international first-class digital intelligent factory.”
XCMG Port Machinery has created two product lines - pure electric and fuel, with five product categories, including reachstackers, empty container handlers, heavy counterbalance forklifts, telescopic handler forklifts, scrap handlers and flatbed transporters, to meet the market demand for loading/unloading and handling equipment.
XCMG Port Machinery is focused on the development and implementation of new energy products. Meanwhile, it is also actively exploring the application of driverless flatbed transportation robots in ports and harbours to further expand its market influence and support the construction of green and intelligent ports and border crossings.
XCMG Port Machinery's products are widely used in major ports and harbours around the world. From the Port of Dalian in China's north to the Port of Guangzhou in the south, XCMG says its solutions are setting industry benchmarks, especially in terms of environmental impact.