China's packaging machinery industry is facing "internal and external problems"
at the seminar "how China's packaging enterprises face the challenges and opportunities of China's entry into the WTO in 2001" held recently in Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, experts in the packaging industry in China made predictions on the development trend of the industry, hoping that packaging machinery enterprises can take positive countermeasures
-- the technical content of packaging machinery is increasing. The technical content of some packaging machinery products in China is not high, but many advanced technologies have been applied to packaging machinery abroad, such as remote control technology (including monitoring), stepping motor technology, automatic flexible compensation technology, laser cutting technology, information processing technology, etc., which greatly improves the performance of products. Packaging enterprises should actively introduce these new technologies to improve domestic machinery. Experts also stressed that this is not enough, because packaging machinery is a product that uses high-tech faster. Once a certain technology has a breakthrough, it is first applied in packaging machinery. Therefore, the fundamental way out is to actively speed up the application of high and new technology and improve the technical content
-- the packaging machinery market is increasingly monopolized. At present, in addition to the certain scale and advantages of corrugated box packaging machinery and some small packaging machines, other packaging machinery in China is almost out of system and scale, especially some complete packaging production lines with large demand in the market, such as liquid filling production line, beverage packaging container equipment, sterile packaging production line, cigarette packaging production line, etc., are monopolized by several large packaging machinery enterprises (groups) in the world packaging market. Experts predict that as foreign enterprises enter the Chinese market, some uncompetitive domestic packaging machinery enterprises will be acquired, merged or bankrupt by foreign enterprises, and some packaging products will be monopolized by several large enterprises, and the scope of monopoly will gradually expand from cigarette and beverage packaging machinery products to other packaging machinery products, which brings great pressure to this kind of manufacturing methods
-- specialization in the production of packaging machinery parts. The international packaging industry attaches great importance to improving the general ability of packaging machinery and the whole packaging system. Therefore, the production specialization of packaging machinery parts is the inevitable trend of development. Many parts and components are no longer produced by packaging machinery factories, but by some general standard parts factories. Some special parts and components are produced by highly specialized manufacturers. It is likely that these parts and components factories do not produce complete sets of packaging machinery equipment, and the truly famous packaging machinery factory will probably be an assembly factory, because many control components or structural components of packaging machinery are the same as general equipment and can be borrowed. At present, the pattern of "small and comprehensive" and "large and comprehensive" in China's charter industry is very incompatible with the development trend of specialization. This unreasonable overall structure of enterprises should be adjusted as soon as possible
-- towards multi-function and single high-speed polarization. The ultimate goal of packaging machinery is to improve productivity and product diversification. This makes the product specifications of packaging machinery develop in a polarized direction, that is, multi-function and single high-speed. The products of some large enterprises such as Coca Cola and Pepsi are increasingly needed to be sold to all parts of the world. They started early and require very high efficiency in packaging products, emphasizing speed and quality, while replacing the packaging structure is secondary. With China's entry into WTO, such products and enterprises will be more and more in China. The multi-function is developed to adapt to the changing market fault isolation method, which does not need the same type of equipment or spare parts for comparison. For example, candy has pillow type, triangle type (special-shaped) and conjoined type. The packaging requirements of these products can be completed on a set of packaging equipment, and the packaging of different structural forms can be completed only with a slight change in local control or operation
experts pointed out that in addition to the above development trends, various new packaging materials and technologies will continue to be applied in the field of packaging machinery. At the same time, due to the protection of "tariff barriers" in the past, many charter aircraft production enterprises in China are mainly faced with domestic competitors. The main way to compete is to fight price wars or make an issue of sales means. After joining WTO, various powerful countries of packaging machinery will appear in China's packaging market. Domestic enterprises that lose tariff protection will directly face foreign competitors, and the market competition will tend to be white hot. All these should be recognized by domestic packaging machinery enterprises. Experts stressed that technological innovation is the eternal theme of the competition in the international market economy. After selecting the right entry point of the market, stepping up technological investment and technological innovation is the key problem that domestic packaging machinery enterprises should first solve
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