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A Guangdong Small Household Appliance Intelligent Manufacturing Regional Innovation Center will settle in Zhanjiang following the preparatory work launch ceremony for the project, which was held in the city's International Convention Center on Nov 20.
The Gree-initiated unit was included in the third group listing of 15 Guangdong Provincial Innovation Centers in the Manufacturing Sector by the Economic & Information Commission of Guangdong Province in September, and is the only provincial innovation center in western Guangdong.
It will be operated by Gree Intelligent Equipment, Guangdong Longli Electrical Appliance, Guangdong Huaco Electric Appliance Group, Guangdong Weking Group, and Guangdong Nameishi Electrical Appliances, with the funds provided by Guangdong Utrust Capital Holding. Memorandums of Understanding were signed at the ceremony between all the parties.
A Memorandum of Understanding is signed by representative of Gree Intelligent Equipment and Zhanjiang small household appliance enterprises to jointly build the innovation center. [Photo/zhanjiang.gov.cn]
Innovation is the primary driving force for development. The innovation center is tasked with transforming and upgrading the Zhanjiang small household appliance manufacturing industry, following the lead of successful enterprises like Gree, said Tu Gaokun, the director of the Department of Industry and Information Technology of Guangdong Province.
According to Zhanjiang Mayor Jiang Jianjun, small household appliances are a dominant industry in Zhanjiang with huge development potential. The city will roll out a series of preferential policies to propel the high-quality development of the industry through the intelligent transformation of related local enterprises.