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Short of Heavy Castings | September 24, 2010

4. China is in Short of High-end Heavy Castings and Forgings

In the online interview of China Economic Net, Mr. Zhang Zhenrong, senior vice president of China First Heavy Industries indicated that as for domestic heavy castings, there were always shortages of high-end ones and excess of low-end ones.

In terms of the industrial layout of national development, domestic high-end heavy castings and forgings are mainly supplied by several enterprises, such as First Heavy, Second Heavy and Shanghai Heavy. Actually, First Heavy Group bears the responsibility of manufacturing 60% of the total high-end heavy castings and forgings. In the past several years, along with the increasing market demand of heavy castings and forgings, other domestic enterprises were beginning to engage in market of high-end castings. Presses with 10,000 tons capacity are either planned or are already under construction.

Mr. Zhang Zhenrong said, as for domestic heavy castings, there were always shortages of high-end ones and excess of low-end ones. Heavy casting industry, especially high-end heavy casting completely belongs to the high-tech industry, and is related to various subjects. Last week, our country has already clearly shown that high-end equipment manufacturing will be one of the seven new industries. The manufacturing of high-end heavy castings lies not only in equipments, but also in technical level. 5. Xuzhou Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd: Enhancing the Development of Projects and Strengthening Competitiveness

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I'm the executive vice president for a steel casting trade association, the Steel Founders' Society of America. I've got a crazy wife, five crazy children, three crazy people that married into the family, and two crazy fun little grandsons.

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