Analysis of the status quo of China’s seal industry - Ningbo Fangli Seals Co., Ltd.


Analysis of the status quo of China’s seal industry

pubdate: 2018-12-06 14:17pageviews: 236

In recent years, the production and quality of rubber sealing products in China have gradually entered a new stage and a new period. However, these are far from meeting the needs of other industries for the standardization and serialization of various types of rubber sealing products. Especially in comparison with international advanced countries, China's sealing products are in terms of product quality and product variety. There are considerable gaps.

 

 

The overall competitiveness of China's sealing industry is not strong
 
As we all know, in our country, the sealing industry can be said to be the smallest industry, but the products can be used with large industries. Whether it is aviation, navigation, petroleum, chemical, mechanical, power generation, metallurgy, mining, etc., it is inseparable from the seals. In short, all places where organic, pumps, tubes, and valves are relied on seals. Therefore, the industry is small and involves a wide range of aspects.
 
In recent years, with the development of the economy, the development of the sealing industry has also been rapid. However, unlike other industries, the development of the sealing industry is fast, and the changes in sealed enterprises are slow. For example, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, there were only a few manufacturers in Jiang, Zhejiang, and Lu, and whether it was coastal, inland, or southern or northern, seal factories were everywhere. The entire sealing industry has been developed by several previous companies. As many as 300, this speed of development can be said to be very fast. However, as far as the individual enterprises are concerned, many enterprises have not changed much, the scale of production has been faltering, and some have even regressed. The scientific and technological strength has not only not increased greatly, but some have been weakened. Many manufacturers still hold the "four olds". , that is, old products, old technology, old equipment, old scale. Of course, there are also some companies that have strong ability to imitate some products, but there are not many companies that have the ability to independently develop new products in the entire industry.
 
 
 
As far as products are concerned, most manufacturers still have some old products such as wound gaskets, packing rings, packings and high-strength gaskets. A slightly new PTFE product lags far behind abroad in terms of technology and quality, such as PTFE packing and expanded PTFE tape. Looking around, there are very few new products.
 
As far as technical strength is concerned, the proportion of scientific and technical personnel in most enterprises is relatively small. Many enterprises lack the technical personnel who are born in the original licensing class, and the technical strength is weak. Therefore, enterprises lack the corresponding development and transformation capabilities. Since the establishment of the European Union, the strong combination has prompted the EU to raise and establish new European seal quality standards, replacing the previous series of standards developed by the American Fluid Society. The leakage rate appears and is emphasized in the new European seal quality standards. The leakage rate of our products is generally 10-1mg/s, and high-strength graphite composite boards with a leakage rate of 10-4mg/s have appeared in Europe!
 
As far as equipment is concerned, most companies have only a few old knitting machines, several earthen winding machines, simple punching machines and shearing machines, which rely on the ability of old workers to organize production; The equipment of the manufacturer is in a state of unsaturation in the production task for a long time.
 
As far as quality management is concerned, most enterprises rely on the proficiency of operators to make products well, and do not produce according to the standard process standards, and do not have necessary management tools. Although many manufacturers have obtained ISO9000 series certification, their internal technical documents, quality control plans or operation guidance documents and equipment management documents are often hollow and far from the international level.
 
In terms of scale, the sales of most enterprises are less than 5 million yuan, the number of 10 million is not much, and there are only a handful of 10 million. Quite frankly, a large part of the sales of many manufacturers is outsourcing purchases, and the proportion of real production is not very high. Therefore, many small businesses are difficult to compete with some famous foreign companies and manufacturers.
 
 
 
Analysis of Advantages and Disadvantages of China's Sealing Industry in International Peers
 
In summary, our sealing industry is less competitive, but this refers to some small businesses, and we also have some strong companies or factories. Although there are several famous big companies in foreign countries, there are also many small enterprises. There are also many commercial companies specializing in sealing business to buy products from China and sell them in their own countries or other countries. The advantages and disadvantages are different.
 
In terms of advantages, we have advantages in three main areas:
 
Raw material advantage
 
Whether it is asbestos, graphite and other non-metallic materials, we are a big producer and many countries lack this resource.
 
price advantage
 
Current seals are also labor intensive, and manufacturing costs in China are low. The current competition for seal competition is 60% depending on the price factor. In the domestic market, the phenomenon of host matching (OEM form) is already obvious, especially in the international market. With the further deepening and improvement of domestic reforms. The role of price factors in the maintenance market is becoming more and more obvious.
 
Humanistic advantage
 
The current marketing aspect of the seals in the domestic market is mainly dependent on interpersonal relationships. It is uniquely talented and human-friendly. We have many advantages in the same quality conditions in the domestic market. From the perspective of market competition, there are three advantages that can be on the road to competition. Conversely, the disadvantages may be more
 
The first to bear the brunt is the technical backwardness. On the one hand, in order to meet the increasing demands of human beings for environmental protection, the ISO14000 standard has begun to be valued by Chinese companies, and people's requirements for sealing are becoming stricter. Just as the entry of a large number of joint ventures has brought new quality requirements and new environmental protection concepts. On the other hand, the new standard objectively brings about the redistribution of the market. The new stricter quality standards will become the biggest obstacle to the export of China's sealed products; it will become a killer for foreign companies to enter the Chinese market. Companies that do not pay attention to technological progress will be eliminated in the next five years.
 
The main body of technology is people. As far as the status quo is concerned, the sealing industry is relatively loose and the individual size is small. Therefore, the ability of the hidden dragon and the tiger is small, and the overall quality of the employees is low.
 
In addition, the business philosophy is likely to have a correct need. Capitalism has been more than 200 years. Many of our peers, that is, competitors, have experienced the continuation of four generations. They have already got rid of the poverty-seeking psychology from poverty and prosperity, to mature, to do market, to manage, to do Brand, culture. The reason why our company has so many repeated establishments at this stage is because many people are eager to seek wealth in the current situation of non-standardization in the reform process. This is a very natural process of alternation, and capitalist countries have such experiences as well. But what is ahead of us is how to accelerate the evolution, from eager to seek wealth and entrepreneurship, to a mature business culture.
 
On the basis of this detailed scrutiny, it is not difficult to see the various drawbacks of our individual behavior. Insufficient cooperation and competition have resulted in a market downturn, which is the biggest problem in business. In fact, blindly lowering the price and blindly pursuing orders will result in the destruction of the market. The market is not a cake, but a field. It needs to be paid, it needs to be nurtured, it needs to be loved, it will be rewarded, and it will last for a long time.
 
In terms of quality awareness, after-sales service, product packaging, equipment investment, etc., the ISO9000 standard is referred to, and each company naturally evaluates itself. Although there are problems in the management of "three-point technology, seven-point management", as long as there is confidence, it is easy to improve.