Suppliers in the area benefit from convenient access to several markets and support industries.
Hosting one-third of the country's supplier base, the Yangtze River Delta region accounts for about 50 percent of China's annual sales from construction equipment. The local industry includes Jiangsu province-based XCMG, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers. Midsize and small enterprises number approximately 100.
|Hangzhou Great's model MMT150 mini dumper comes with a 23.8hp engine.|
The sector has flourished in the past five years, thanks primarily to the boom in domestic real estate and the government's investment in infrastructure such as roads, railways and bridges. In the months ahead, most companies are confident of sales remaining on the upswing despite the cooling of the housing market, with state projects driving growth.
A number are looking forward to stronger overseas demand boosting revenue. Jiangsu Shenxi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd is anticipating a 20 percent increase in export sales, while Hangzhou Special Automobile Co. Ltd is expecting a 30 percent surge. Wuxi Ketong Engineering Machinery Manufacture Co. Ltd is more optimistic, with forecasts exceeding 90 percent.
Several enterprises will explore Europe and North America for growth opportunities. Many also intend to penetrate further the Asia-Pacific region, Africa and the Middle East.
Construction equipment suppliers in the Yangtze River Delta region are confident they will be able to meet the different requirements of domestic and foreign buyers. A well-developed transport infrastructure connects them to several local manufacturing hubs for transmission systems, wheels, tires and other key parts, which facilitates production. Hangzhou in Zhejiang province and Wuxi in Jiangsu, for instance, host a cluster of companies offering transmission and hydraulic components. Shanghai is home to several providers of crane and hoist parts.
Manufacturing inputs from known brands such as Honda, Perkins and Kohler can also be conveniently imported through various ports.
Among the construction equipment that can be found in the Yangtze River Delta region are various types of machines for producing and transporting concrete. Loaders and hoists are also available.
In the first category, the selection comprises mixer trucks with a drum capacity ranging from 6 to 12m3. Prices start at $30,000 and increase depending on the parts adopted.
Below $50,000 are units that can hold less than 10m3. The chassis, motor and other components of these products are typically sourced from domestic factories.
More expensive vehicles are generally larger. Most employ parts from Japan, the US or Europe.
For truck-mounted pumps, models are available beginning at $150,000. Quotes go up based on the unit's components and features.
Hangzhou Special is among the companies offering concrete pumps. Its selection includes machines fitted with parts from Bosch Rexroth of Germany.
Loaders are available for a minimum of $1,500. Prices can exceed $30,000 depending mainly on the unit’s power and capacity.
At Hangzhou Great Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd, the selection includes a skid steer loader with a 50hp engine from Japan's Kubota or Perkins of the UK. A backhoe loader with a 101.32hp Perkins engine and a Carraro gearbox is also available.
Hoists, meanwhile, can be had for less than $5,000 but may exceed $10,000 depending on the system's specifications.
Wuxi Ketong offers the SC100 model with one or two cages in yellow, red or blue. Each enclosure can have a load capacity of 1,200, 2,000, 2,700 or 3,200kg. Counterweights are optional.
Jiangsu Shenxi counts building hoists with a 6m platform in its product range. The units are constructed from aluminum alloy and steel.
Model: Backhoe Loader 799
Model: Mini Skid Steer Loader MMT80W
Hangzhou Special Automobile Co. Ltd
Model: SC100 Construction Hoist
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