Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (ZPMC)
Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (ZPMC) is a famous heavy-duty equipment manufacturer, and a state owned company listed on A and B shares on Shanghai Stock Exchange. The major shareholder is China Communication Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC) which is one of top 500 companies in the world. ZPMC headquarters is located in Shanghai. ZPMC also has 10 production bases located in Shanghai, Nantong and Jiangyin, with total area of 6,670,000 square meters. ZPMC is the largest heavy-duty equipment manufacturer in the world and owns a fleet of 23 transportation ships. There are three main types of products: Firstly, large-scale port container machinery and bulk material handling machinery for ore and coal, such as quayside container cranes and rubber-tyred gantry cranes, which have been exported to 76 countries and regions all over the world and hold a worldwide market share of 78 %. Bulk material handling machinery includes ship loaders, ship unloaders, bucket-wheel stacker-reclaimers and environment-friendly chain-bucket ship unloaders. Secondly, offshore products, such as floating cranes, pipe lay vessels and other engineering vessels, all types of platforms, Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems and jacking systems. And thirdly, large-scale steel structures and steel bridges. The production capacity is 1,000,000 tons per year. Currently ZPMC is responsible for the construction of the USA’s New Bay Bridge.
ZPMC focuses on self-innovation and has been awarded with the National Science and Technology Progress award. ZPMC has also established a national level enterprise technology center and post-doctoral workstation. At present, ZPMC has 2,000 R & D technical engineers in mechanical, electrical and hydraulic, and has been awarded with more than 50 national and municipal technology awards.