EXTREME CONDITION-WEATHERED CHINESE ENGINES
Tan Xuguang, chairman of China's Weichai Power Co. Ltd, convinced the audience with the high-quality reliability of his company's engine products.
He said his company has a team of young engineers whose major job is to expose Weichai Power's engine products to the most rigid weather conditions to test their quality reliability.
"Our products have to withstand the test of the most demanding weather conditions -- from minus 45 degree Celsius in the northernmost cold areas of China to over 50 degree Celsius in the heat of the Gobi desert in west China," he said.
Weichai's engine products, which are a result of more than 3 billion dollars in research and development investment over the past 10 years, have won China's CNAS lab qualification certification, the U.S. EPA certification, and Germany's TUV certification, Tan said.
"No products will be rolled off the assembly line without being endorsed by nearly 3,000 standards established by Weichai's quality control department," he added.
CHINESE BRIDGES THAT BREAK THE BARRIERS OF NATURE
The pride is attributed in part to China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (MBEC), a 65-year-old company that has built more than 2,600 bridges both at home and abroad.
MBEC, which built the first bridge on the Yangtze River in China more than six decades ago, is the multiple-time recipient of the prestigious George S. Richardson Medal, the highest international honor for a bridge project, and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) International Award for the bridges it has built over the past 10 years, said MBEC Chairman Liu Ziming.
Bearing in mind the spirit of innovation, coordination, green and shared development, MBEC has been seeking to best protect the environment during its construction of bridges by employing state-of-the-art engineering technology, he said.
Citing the Qinghai-Tibet Railway as an example, Liu said the company exerted the maximum efforts to preserve the thousand-year-old grassland on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and carved out 33 lifelines for the Tibetan antelope so as to protect the free migration of the rare animals on the plateau.
"We are trying to deliver the goal of a harmonious coexistence of engineering work, art, environment and technology in our bridge construction, a perfect match of man and nature," he said.
IoT-DRIVEN INTELLIGENT PORT CONSTRUCTION
Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (ZPMC) has established a solid reputation as a manufacturer of gantry cranes and for its port construction.
Founded in 1992, the company has grown into a world leader in the manufacturing of port machinery, heavy-duty equipment transportation, and intelligent container terminals.
ZPMC Chairman Fred Huang showcased his company's star product, the "Super Terminal," the world's fourth-generation fully automated terminal handling system with zero emissions.
Thanks to the IoT technology in the digital era, the company completed Asia's first fully automated container terminal in Qingdao in northern China in 2017.
The "smart" terminals feature a high degree of safety, zero emissions of polluted materials and an intelligent port handling system, he said.
The intelligent terminal system can enable an operator to control four quay cranes and 12 yard gantry cranes simultaneously, with an improved efficiency of 30 percent more than that done by traditional operations, Huang said.
CHINESE HI-TECH AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT APPLAUDED
The live display of the tech advances achieved and employed by the Chinese businesses aroused great interest and warm responses from the audience at the summit.
They gave the presenters a big applause after each of them ended his presentation.
"This is tremendous progress achieved by the Chinese enterprises, a very impressive presentation," said an American participant who wanted to be identified as Davidson.
The World Conference on Quality and Improvement is the largest and most influential global meeting on quality, which has attracted about 2,000 to 3,000 participants from more than 50 countries and regions since its inception in 1947.