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Adhering to independent development is the root of Valin's research and development of "Hanma power"

adhering to independent development is the root of Valin's research and development of "Hanma power"

China Construction Machinery Information

Guide: in the development process of China's heavy truck industry, in addition to FAW Jiefang, Dongfeng commercial vehicle, China heavy truck and other enterprises with a long history of production, after the reform and opening up, a number of rising stars have emerged. Thanks to the rapid development of China's heavy truck market, emerging heavy truck enterprises, through their own efforts, have walked out of a difficult

during the development of China's heavy truck industry and the creep experiment machine exhibition, in addition to the enterprises with a long history of production such as FAW Jiefang, Dongfeng commercial vehicle and China heavy truck, a number of rising stars have emerged after the reform and opening up. Thanks to the rapid development of China's heavy truck market, the emerging heavy truck enterprises have, through their own efforts, embarked on a difficult but glorious road of independent development. Anhui Valin Automobile Co., Ltd. (Valin) is such an enterprise. Wang Yan'an, deputy general manager and senior engineer of Valin, was present at the "establishment meeting of China Automotive News Expert Advisory Committee" held by China Automotive News recently. As a veteran of this enterprise, Wang Yan'an has a meaningful understanding of Valin's path of independent innovation

benefited from Steyr heavy truck platform

"in the fixed connection between the screw head seat of ball screw and the broach seat plate for broach installation in commercial vehicle enterprises established after the reform and opening up, the vast majority of enterprises benefited from the development of China's automobile industry, especially the rapid development in the last 10 years, and realized self-improvement. Valin is no exception." Wang Yan'an told me

it is understood that before the 1980s, China's trucks "lacked weight and light". In 1983, in order to solve the problem of "lack of heavy and light", the state established a joint venture of China's heavy-duty automobile industry enterprises to fully introduce the 91 series heavy-duty truck technology of Austrian Steyr company. "With the introduction of technology, a series of key assemblies such as Steyr engine, fuller transmission, Steyr axle and transmission shaft have entered China. This means that China's heavy-duty truck product technology has entered a new stage of rapid improvement." Wang Yan'an said, "it is precisely because China has such rich parts resources that it has provided a solid technical platform for the later emergence of heavy commercial vehicle enterprises and laid a good foundation for future sustainable development."

according to Wang Yan'an, the heavy-duty truck market was "hot" in the past few years, which has a very important relationship with China's large-scale infrastructure construction. Not only the automobile enterprises have been able to develop rapidly, but also the supporting parts enterprises have benefited a lot. A number of independent parts enterprises have emerged in China with engines, transmissions, heavy axles, transmission shafts and other products as their main products. "As the domestic heavy truck demand is very strong and the supply is relatively insufficient, it provides a rare development opportunity for Valin." Wang Yan'an said

there is no contradiction between independent development and foreign cooperation

Wang Yan'an told that when he saw that China's original intention of "changing the market for technology" for passenger cars had fallen through, giving the foreign oil flowing market in return for the technology that had already been eliminated abroad, but the Chinese enterprises had not obtained and really mastered the core technology, liuhanru, chairman of Valin Xingma automobile group, made a decision at the beginning of the establishment of the enterprise: adhere to independent development

"some people may say that Valin is not the same as' learning from Japanese technology '? But I think that adhering to independent development does not exclude cooperation with foreign companies. We hope to control intellectual property rights in our own hands through holding shares in joint ventures or cooperation with foreign enterprises. We cannot always follow the old path of introduction digestion re introduction re digestion." Wang Yanan's words are meaningful

recalling the initial stage when Valin was founded, Wang Yan'an said that many heavy truck enterprises had to introduce cabs and girders, but when Valin started planning enterprises, cabs and girders were completely independently developed. After 2006, Valin started the axle project. In 2007, Valin products were basically equipped with independently developed heavy axle. Seeing the success of the axle project, after investigation and demonstration, Valin launched the independent R & D project of engine and transmission in 2008. At present, the annual output of 50000 heavy truck engines can meet the National IV emission standard, and the production lines with upgraded national V and higher emission standards have been completed. As of the first half of this year, the engine "Hanma power" independently developed by Valin has been put on the market in small quantities, and it is expected that there will be a loading scale of 2000 units in the whole year. "Only when the enterprise is strong can the country be strong." Wang Yan'an said that since it was put into operation in 2004, Valin has reached the production and sales scale of more than 12000 units by 2007. In the first half of this year, it went against the market and realized about a large-scale papermaking project under construction or was forced to interrupt the production and sales of 15000 heavy trucks, higher than the production and sales of last year

see the gap and strengthen confidence

"the development of China's truck industry in the past 10 years has improved the production and marketing scale and technical level to varying degrees. However, we must clearly see that there is still a gap between China and foreign well-known brands such as Mercedes Benz, Volvo, man and Scania." Wang Yan'an said, "the gap is mainly reflected in engine, transmission and axle noise control, as well as automotive electronics. But I believe that this gap will be smaller and smaller." Wang Yan'an has his own reasons. "In the past, our cooperation with foreign companies was mainly based on the introduction of technology, which is not digestible. In recent years, with the rapid development of the domestic equipment industry, although we still have a gap with foreign technology, we have basically digested most of the introduced technology. After a few years, the gap between us and foreign manufacturers will be smaller."

at the same time, he also said that the policy encouragement can not reduce the gap. Heavy commercial vehicle is an industry deeply influenced by national policies. In his opinion, it is an indisputable fact that the European and American automobile industry has a long history of development, and the commercial vehicle enterprises have a large number of advanced technologies and are in a dominant position. In the face of strong competitors, the independent brand enterprises have to face up to them, which is an irrational move. The relevant departments of Chinese government should give more guidance and protection to enterprises that adhere to independent development and independent brands, as the governments of European and American countries do. Otherwise, domestic enterprises will compete with international "giants" and only rely on low-cost advantages to fight with others. This is certainly not a sustainable development path

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