Six major problems facing China’s water pump industry

In recent years, although the production level and market share of domestic water pumps have been continuously increasing, as far as the current status of the industry is concerned, there is still a gap in some industries in my country compared with developed countries. In particular, the independent development capabilities of enterprises are weak, and the core technologies of products with high technical content and high added value urgently needed for the development of the national economy have not yet been mastered, and there are still many problems to be solved urgently.

1. Insufficient investment in research and development funds
There is a clear gap between domestic enterprises in terms of product technology accumulation and new product development compared with established foreign companies. Insufficient scientific and technological funding and R&D funding have become a major factor restricting independent R&D in the water pump manufacturing industry. According to incomplete industry statistics, R&D capital investment accounts for less than 2% of the company’s sales revenue. Compared with well-known foreign companies, the industry’s R&D capital investment appears to be minimal, which severely restricts new technologies, new products, new materials, and new processes. R&D.

2. Weak independent innovation capabilities
The digestion and absorption of imported technology is slow, and most companies have weak technological innovation capabilities and lack manufacturing technology and product technology with independent intellectual property rights. Although most products in the water pump industry have basically achieved independent production and manufacturing, some major technical equipment lacks independent intellectual property rights, and the core technology is still in the hands of foreign parties. Most of the domestic water pump manufacturers are responsible for the low-end processing of products, and the breadth and depth of autonomy still need to be improved.

3. Weak basic supporting components
The development of basic technology lags behind, and basic supporting components are even weaker. For a long time, due to the lack of due attention to basic technology research, the development of basic machinery and basic components in my country’s preparation manufacturing industry has been lagging behind, which has become the primary factor restricting the development of major technical equipment. Basic supporting mechanical products such as mechanical seals, instruments and meters, and small flow devices are mostly medium and low-end products, and the quality of new energy is not stable enough. This is also an important reason why many users choose to buy foreign pump products.

4. The core technology depends on imports
Important technical equipment still needs to rely on imports. The domestic pump industry attaches too much importance to the introduction, ignores the digestion, absorption and re-innovation of imported technologies, and blindly repeats the introduction. By introducing foreign advanced design and manufacturing technology to shorten the gap with the world’s advanced level, it is still an important channel for technological development and upgrading of the pump manufacturing industry. In the 1990s, although the domestic water pump manufacturing industry was able to provide some major equipment and products needed for economic construction, the core technology still mainly relied on foreign imports, and the industry’s own independent development, assimilation, absorption and innovation capabilities were still very weak.

5. The complete set of capabilities is too weak
The overall design of domestic water pump companies is too weak for complete sets. The industry as a whole lacks general contracting enterprises with system design, complete set capabilities and system service functions.

6. Industry norms need to be updated urgently
Industry common technology research lacks, design, process, materials, manufacturing standards and specifications need to be updated urgently. Due to the restructuring, some industry-oriented research institutes have become companies fighting on their own. The nature of the organization and the focus of work have undergone very big changes. The technical support role of the industry has become weaker and the development of new technologies and new processes has been slow. Many standards such as technology, materials and manufacturing are difficult to connect with foreign countries, which has caused an important bottleneck restricting the development of the water pump industry.

To sum up, the development of the domestic water pump industry still faces many problems to be solved. The pump industry recommends that various companies think and innovate in response to these problems, so that my country’s water pump industry can still obtain a very good development space. It is hoped that with the help of the content of this article, we can sound the alarm for various water pump companies and enable their industry to achieve a truly sustainable development.

Post time: Dec-17-2020